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Fashion advice, stylist tips from style mentor & fashion expert Sharon Haver, fashion blog site online since 1999

I thought it would be a good time for a little (life)style motivation.    A time to take ten and nurture ourselves when it seems like there isn’t a slot left on the calendar to even think about it. The end of the year is usually a jam-packed time around here, as it is, I...

Original Post at My 5 steps for getting through holiday madness with ease

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: December 18, 2014, 11:00 am

 Retail Remedy: Christmas in Paris by way of Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Le Bon Marche Paris Holiday windows..  You know how I believe that Paris is where you find it  is and that special chic lies inside of us all.  Richard Nahem is an expat New Yorker who has been making Paris his home for the past nine years...

Original Post at Why travel? We brought the best Paris Holiday Windows to you!

Author: Richard Nahem
Posted: December 17, 2014, 6:18 pm

It’s that time of year when if you aren’t usually a person who does it big, you might just want to make the effort to set a beautiful and lavish table. I’m more of a casual host and prefer to arrange nibbles on stations throughout my loft rather than have a big sit down table...

Original Post at The Decisive Guide On How To Set A Beautiful Table + Plan A Lavish Evening At Home

Author: Brad Boles
Posted: December 17, 2014, 2:50 pm

I was just on the most interesting phone conversation. One of my ladies, I’ll call her Allegra, was talking to me about the C’est Chic Crash Course and if we were the right fit. She said, “I’m confident to know that you won’t tell me to wear ridiculous pink glitter shoes. I know you’ll get...

Original Post at The Dress Your Age Question: How do you know if your personal stylist is right for you?

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: December 4, 2014, 11:50 am

One of the many Bonus Expert Interviews in my C’est Chic Crash Course is on the topic of how to master Parisian Chic Anywhere! A key element to French chic style is giving up the heels here & there and wearing flats. But “their” flats never look frumpy or dumpy. So I pulled up this post on how...

Original Post at Stylist Advice on how French women look chic in flats & you can too!

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: December 3, 2014, 8:01 am

Yup, it’s here! Holiday hoopla is at full swing so I decided to create a series of Holiday Review posts and start off with one of my kooky Impromptu Madness videos that Brad and I did together.BTW: These videos are much more off the cuff than the style sessions in my C’est Chic Crash Course. We...

Original Post at How to Plan and What to Wear to a Holiday Party at Home- Impromptu Madness with Sharon Haver and Brad Boles, Episode 18

Author: Sharon Haver & Brad Boles
Posted: December 3, 2014, 5:00 am

Do you think it involves six-inch platforms and three mixed prints everyday? Eh, think again on what fashion people wear in their real lives. You might discover that it’s a lot like you. I often hear that someone has shied away from fashion because they think it’s too complicated.  Well, it is if you follow...

Original Post at Really, what do fashion people wear? It’s more normal than you think

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: November 20, 2014, 11:48 am

Walk don’t run (in those shoes) to Killer Heels, shoe lust for your soul I’m a confirmed shoe addict. Don’t believe me, here’s a tidbit conversation with my husband while we were on the way to see The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe at the Brooklyn Museum. Scene One: Sunday drive to the museum Husband: Which...

Original Post at Killer Heels, maybe my husband was right

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: November 19, 2014, 11:43 pm

Wardrobe Reprise- I don’t know about you but this sudden cold snap has me relying more and more on my favorite classic pieces before I even think about turning my closet over (yes, I’m layering).  Take take a look back at some of my favorite tips to make getting dressed easier. And chic. –S.H. No-brainer...

Original Post at Stylist Advice: Your Classic Uniform, My Way!

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: November 19, 2014, 11:07 am

This week’s lookback post to celebrate the 15th anniversary of FocusOnStyle online, tackles the conundrum I face every day and you may too if you are an entrepreneur… what to wear when you work from home. Ya know, how to pull yourself together when no on really sees you and you sttill need to feel...

Original Post at What to wear when you work from home AND a peek at my office. Here’s some stylist advice

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 18, 2014, 11:00 am

I’ve curated some shopping finds that caught my eye… I know that you want them (I do!)…

Original Post at YOU Want IT!

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 13, 2014, 10:39 pm

I’ll Have What She’s Having: A proper white jacket that’s seasonless + chic ala Sharon Stone in Roberto Cavalli & J.Crew Spring 15 It’s been a crazy month or so with filming over 35ish videos for my C’est Chic program (outfit changes for each), traveling, spending casual time at my place out West, and back...

Original Post at Why not try a white jacket?

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 9, 2014, 4:31 pm

Joan Rivers has made me laugh since I was old enough to turn on a TV.   A true original who told it like it was. This week’s 15th Anniversary of FocusOnStyle post look back honors the late, great icon who was still in her prime at 81. –S.H. Seeing is believing when it comes...

Original Post at Can We Talk Prescription Designer Sunglasses a la Joan Rivers and LensCrafters

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 6, 2014, 12:00 pm

Jeans spotlight week continues with a new entry for a flattering fit, introducing Spanx jeans! That’s right, the sucking in power of Spanx built into a very stylish air of jeans. Can you believe that we just passed the last “official”  weekend of summer? I can’t believe that I’m writing this from one of my...

Original Post at Hold tight! Spanx jeans has you covered

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 4, 2014, 9:55 am

As the season on the calendar changes, the iffy weather may to exactly be a seasonal match. This installment of What Jeans To Wear Spotlight Week reviews a fantastic transitional wardrobe staple- the jeans skirt! Add a pair of tights + some ankle boots  and you’ll be good to go to transition to a nippy day...

Original Post at What jeans to wear Spotlight Week! The Denim Pencil Skirt, Something to Reconsider

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 3, 2014, 11:00 am

What jeans to wear Spotlight Week!  As we start to think about fall, let’s re-look at this very classic, yet chic way to update your everyday jeans look. As a matter of fact, the ability to find YOUR chic in any style is what I teach in the C’est Chic Crash Course. I’ll Have What...

Original Post at What jeans to wear Spotlight Week! Try a casual chic update to your everyday jeans with Saint Laurent inspiration

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 2, 2014, 12:01 pm

Dearest readers: As we wrap up our week of Style Motivation to help you look your best at ALL times and look through our archives to bring you smart ideas as we continue to celebrate our 15th anniversary comes a timeless lesson on what to keep, store and let go of. The end of the...

Original Post at How to Clean Out Your Closet and the Top 20 Clothes to Let Go Of

Author: Naveed Hussain
Posted: August 30, 2014, 12:00 pm

What a better time for style motivation than a summer spotlight as the fun season wraps up so you have the time to get back in gear for fall?  I’ve pulled these style mantras to move you back in focus  to feel more inspired about yourself.  If you crave some more style motivation, don’t forget to...

Original Post at Style Motivation Week! Abundant Style Mantras- 10 Ways to Make the MOST of What You’ve Got

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: August 28, 2014, 10:31 am

This week’s Summer Spotlight theme pulls from some of my favorite style motivation posts. I don’t want you ever to take style or fashion too seriously because you lose the spontaneity that makes it all so interesting. And unique to you. Lighten and move forward… it’s only fashion. - S.H. Ok, I was (sort of) eavesdropping. Here I was,...

Original Post at Style Motivation Week! Lighten up. Have fun. It’s only fashion.

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: August 27, 2014, 11:10 am

This week’s Summer Spotlight is all about Style Motivation… ’cause if you can’t get motivation, you can’t get it together… regardless of what IT is. Sometimes, you need a little kick to get out of your comfort zone and that’s what this post is about. So kiss that style rut bye-bye.- S.H. The other night I was sick....

Original Post at Style Motivation Week! When you are out of your comfort zone…

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: August 26, 2014, 11:01 am

This week’s FocusOnStyle’s 15th anniversary online post tackles a question that we so often ask ourselves. In our busy lives and overstuffed budgets, what the heck does the fashion shown on the runway have to do with our everyday life? Well, read on to see how… I’m working on the production of my C’est Chic Crash...

Original Post at Fashion Week Is Coming (Again), so why should you care about the runway?

Author: Naveed Hussain
Posted: August 23, 2014, 12:00 pm

 This week’s Summer Spotlight are some of my favorite ageless beauty tips. We covered how beauty is how you see yourself, a better than botox drugstore creme, how what you eat affects your skin, and now for those who want to consider an extra boost, some non-surgical Ultherapy to combat turkey neck.  Want to find out how to get...

Original Post at Ageless Beauty Week! How to get rid of turkey neck? Update on Ultherapy non-surgical skin tightening with Dr. Paul Frank

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: August 21, 2014, 10:50 am

 This week’s Summer Spotlight are some of my favorite ageless beauty tips. Let’s look at how what you at affects your skin… Part One- The best-ever foods to prevent aging…. Nobody wants to age. Nobody wants wrinkles or a waddly neck. So, how do we battle the aging process? Well, the quickest answer is—the way your skin...

Original Post at Ageless Beauty Week! Beauty in Balance: Enhancing your Beauty Inside and Outside

Author: Aimee Raupp
Posted: August 20, 2014, 12:01 pm

Skincare can take a downturn during the lazy days of summer. This week’s Summer Spotlight are some of my favorite ageless beauty tips. I’ve been getting a lot of comments about my skin lately. In a good way… Truth be told, I’m lucky in the genes department, and have been using some kind of anti-aging/moisturizer...

Original Post at Ageless Beauty Week! My anti-wrinkle experiment [better than Botox]

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: August 19, 2014, 12:01 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: August 16, 2014, 11:04 am