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I’ll Have What She’s Having: Everyday French Chic Style with confidence & poise… oh right, it’s what “they” were wearing at Paris Couture Fashion Week Today’s post is more about the confidence in style from within you that creates the illusion  of something even more spectaluar that any couture garmet on the runway. For me, it’s the...

Original Post at Rethink what you have: What they wore to couture & how you can get the look

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: July 10, 2014, 10:00 am

Not so happy with your toes this week? No problem, there are plenty of stylish closed toe shoes for summer that keep your lack of pedicure under wraps.   Dear Sharon:   I don’t want to seem like Captina Obvious here, but what kind of  closed toes shoes for summer look both stylish and not weird? The...

Original Post at Didn’t get a pedicure? Try a pair of closed toe shoes for summer

Author: Naveed Hussain
Posted: July 9, 2014, 12:03 pm

Paris Couture Fashion Week: Nothing like the tell-tale sign of gorgeousness as to which celebrities turned up clad in Armani at the Armani Prive Haute couture show in Paris as a subtle barometer of red carpets to come. And, that’s a very good thing. The “red, white, black from a lacquer box” inspired looks are...

Original Post at Here’s a hint: Let’s guess which celebrities will be wearing Armani Prive on the red carpet

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: July 9, 2014, 1:44 am

Go ahead, dream a little with Raf Simons’ latest Dior Haute Couture collection… Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is a great time to gather ideas & inspiration for the next big event in you and yours friends lives. And with Raf Simons trip through fashion history’s most glamorous moments for Fall/Winter 2014-15 highlighting 8 substantial...

Original Post at It’s time for a modern fashion history lesson! Dior Haute Couture 2014-15

Author: Naveed Hussain
Posted: July 8, 2014, 4:52 pm

I don’t know about you, but my day certainly could use some fantasy, frivolousness, whimsy, and eccentric charm. Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is generally a gorgeous snooze fest since Christian Lacroix no longer shows. But Marco Zanini in his second Schiaparelli Haute Couture foray for Fall/Winter 2014-15 embraces the flamboyant legacy of the designer who put...

Original Post at Shocking in Paris! Schiaparelli Haute Couture, why not?

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: July 7, 2014, 9:05 pm

BEAUTY IS HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF- You don't have to wiggle like Marilyn, or have a camera focused on your face to beguile, but you do have to radiate inner beauty to hold the spotlight. Discover self-admiration. Feel praiseworthy about yourself. Glow.

Original Post at When you ask how to be beautiful, it’s more that beauty is how YOU see yourself

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: July 5, 2014, 11:04 am

If I could only count how many times I have been asked, “what color shoe to wear with…?” I’d probably run out of digits. Here’s the thing, there really is no, that’s right zippo, answer on what shoe color you should wear with what color outfit. In style, there’s no blanket cookie-cutter answer, but a...

Original Post at What Color Shoe to Wear With What: The (Non) Definitive Guide to mixing and matching shoes to your outfit

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: July 3, 2014, 10:00 am

We all know that there can be some crazy tempreture fluctuations especially in the sweltering summer when the A.C. gets turned up. Let’s help this reader get her Business Chic in gear & figure out what to wear in a freezing office when it’s hot outside with some smart & stylish layering tips.  Dear Sharon: I’ve taken your advice...

Original Post at Business Chic: What to wear in a freezing office when it’s hot outside!

Author: Naveed Hussain
Posted: July 2, 2014, 12:16 pm

It almost seems like an oxymoron to call French Chic Summer Beauty sensible. But it really is. There’s a very logical, edited, and precise way that Parisians approach their beauty. It’s all about the ease of effortlessly looking better than natural, with a few savvy secrets thrown in for good measure. I’ve pulled a few new...

Original Post at What the Savvy Parisians Use: French Chic Summer Beauty Picks

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: July 1, 2014, 11:30 am

Find Your Style, What You Need to Know to Look Great from FocusOnStyle by Sharon Haver

Original Post at How To Find Your Style…

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: June 28, 2014, 11:58 am

There’s something about black. Maybe I started to be a fan because I’m a native New Yorker and the perennial color du jour is chic + never faltering black. It’s the one color that has that cool edge besides being the glue to almost everything else you own, and says I’ve arrived rather than where am...

Original Post at Summer Chic Noir- Black Never Boring or Basic When You Style It Like a City Girl

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: June 26, 2014, 12:11 pm

 Dear Sharon:  I have always had a small frame. I am about five foot and weigh about 130 pounds. Well, I just had a baby about two months ago. I have baby fat still which makes the fitting clothing I normally wear out of the question. Wearing baggy clothes is also a no go since I am so...

Original Post at What to wear post baby weight to feel confident about your body

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: June 25, 2014, 11:47 am

A friend of mine was asking about finding a classic color nail polish for a pedicure. She just decided to try a vibrant orange and although the color rocked, it just didn’t work for her. I totally get it. As much as I like to experiment,  and get excited about nail trends, personally, every time...

Original Post at My classic color nail polish for a pedicure

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: June 24, 2014, 11:27 am

This week’s look back at one of FocusOnStyle’s 15th Anniversary shopping advice posts takes in how to find the right sunglasses and eyewear for your face shape just as the blinding rays of summer begin to hit us. Learning how to find the right pair of sunglasses for your face shape not only helps you go incognito...

Original Post at Spex Appeal- How to Find the Right Sunglasses and Eyewear Shape for Your Face

Author: Naveed Hussain
Posted: June 21, 2014, 12:52 pm

Today’s BIG Question: Are you in a style rut or are you extremely confident about your signature style? Is every day the same for you when it comes to your style? Do you feel you need a way to snap out of the same old, same old style because you’re boring yourself to death? Is...

Original Post at 10 ways to know if it’s your signature style or time to get out of your style rut?

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: June 19, 2014, 10:41 am

As we’re getting into the start of the hot & muggy days of summer here, so many of us are winding down. But not here. We’re actually gearing up for some fab new additions to the FocusOnStyle lineup. In addition to my VIP One on One Stylist Style Mentoring Sessions, I’m working hard on creating...

Original Post at What’s on your mind? Do you need some free fashion advice? Reach out and share…

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: June 18, 2014, 3:56 pm

If you’re not a shorts person or looking for something that’s perfectly styled for casual kickback style or city chic, look no further than a classic denim pencil skirt. In distressed denim, white or a dark wash, the denim pencil skirt that once was a wardrobe staple is looking all so right again. There are...

Original Post at The Denim Pencil Skirt, Something to Reconsider

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: June 17, 2014, 11:00 am

As we look back at stories packed with timeless style advice for FocusOnStyle’s 15th Anniversary,  we’ve taken into account that beach season is around the corner – so what are you going to wear? As gorgeous and as in impeccable shape that you may be, we all know the pressure one feels when looking to...

Original Post at Here’s how to wear the high waist bikini: High waisted bathing suits- not old lady anymore

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: June 14, 2014, 12:00 pm

Dress redo to master what to wear to transition your style when your lifestyle changes. Dear Sharon: I’m a 36 year old mom who has spent the last decade of my life somewhere between completing school and mommyhood. I’m about to graduate and need some ideas to build a professional looking wardrobe to wear for...

Original Post at What to Wear: A Dress Redo from casual to corporate, from student to professional

Author: Naveed Hussain
Posted: June 12, 2014, 10:20 am

Let’s help this reader with his shoe question to find narrow width shoes for his wife who has two different foot sizes.  Dear Sharon:  My wife has narrow feet. To add to this, they are also two different sizes. We are traveling frequently and I would like to gift her some fine high fashion shoes ($800 to $1500)...

Original Post at Stylist Advice- How to make your shoes fit when your feet are different sizes

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: June 11, 2014, 11:31 am