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  • From Plus size to not, what to wear as you lose weight?

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    Dear Sharon: I have undergone weight loss surgery and am about half way to my goal; just over 50 pounds gone so far. I have always been a plus size gal and I find that I have no idea where to start with clothes shopping in smaller sizes. I don’t know what looks good on me or where to begin. I don’t want to spend a lot of money yet, but need a few things to see me through to the next stage. Any […]

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  • All about style mentor Sharon Haver…

    I’m Sharon Haver, the founder of FocusOnStyle.com, the can-do chic website online since 1999 and YOUR STYLE MENTOR. Prior to FoS, I was a fashion stylist for 15 years and had a newspaper Q&A fashion advice column on the Scripps Howard News Service. I’ve been in the business of making people look gorgeous for 25+ years (the math scares me). I help the everyday woman make the most of what she’s got by mastering fashion stylist skills to be the celebrity in […]

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    Style Archives of my favorite & most popular topics…

    To help you navigate FocusOnStyle,check out the archives of 13 of MY FAVORITE can-do chic topics to help you make the most of what you’ve got.  DIVE IN… Q&A Stylist Advice– you ask, I answer Runway Trends & Fashion Show Reviews– from catwalks to your closet I’ll Have What She’s Having– get inspired with these how-to’s Style Motivation– manifest your gorgeousness Street Style Inspiration– how to get the look Beauty- Hair-Makeup Tips Age-Appropriate– ageless is chic to live by Business Chic– style […]

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    OLD- Best of FocusOnStyle: Free Online Fashion and Style Guides

    Welcome to the Ultimate Shortcut… FocusOnStyle.com is vast… full of stylist advice, tips, tricks, and trends to help you make the most of what’ve you’ve got! We curated some of the most popular content into these Free Online Fashion and Style Guides. Are you a first time visitor? Do you want to explore the most popular content on FocusOnStyle? This a great way to start… Dig deep into your favorite style topics with tailored and free online fashion style guides curated from […]

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  • Palette Cleanser: Neutral Coats by way of Naomi Watts’ Carven + Paris Street Style Ladies for a Fresh Start

    Neutral Coats in gray or beige for celebrity style, like Naomi Watts in Carven or the chic Paris streetstyle ladies are the perfext palette cleanser for your transition wardrobe.

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Neutral coat newness in an understated gray coat like Naomi Watts or  beige à la the Paris chic set Need Transition Inspiration? Neutral coats in gray or beige for celebrity style, like Naomi Watts in Carven or the chic Paris street style ladies are the perfext palette cleanser for your transition wardrobe. Naomi Watts wore a modern classic Fall 2012 Carven coat while out & about recently that got our attention with its crisp lines and timeless spirit. Then, with […]

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  • Red Carpet Beauty: Adele keeping it real at the Oscars with drugstore hair products

    Adele at the Oscars

    We love the way Adele keeps it real and true to herself on the red carpet. We also love the way drugstore hair products were used to create her Bond girl hair at the Oscars. Adele‘s voluminous, half-up do was the right touch of glam to complement her Jenny Packham dress. Remember, Jenny Packham was one of the designer’s from our New York Fashion Week Red Carpet picks?! >>CHECK OUT: Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Arrivals… as it happens Hairstylist Michael Ashton created […]

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  • Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Arrivals… as it happens

    Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

     As the stars start to arrive, let’s look at Oscar Red Carpet Fashion 2013. It’s not exactly a year of thrills and chills for fashion. More like a year of safe, pale, and boring, with a few stunning exceptions. SCULPTED SILHOUETTES- Naomi Watts pictured above and below, in Armani Prive looks like a movie star. An exceptional aspirational gown as described by Armani as  a “custom Giorgio Armani gown fully envelope in layered gunmetal grey sequins.  The other worldly gown features galactic cap sleeves and an […]

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  • How about this for Oscar dressing: Red Carpet fashion picks from Naeem Khan, Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, J Mendel, with photos galore!

    Red Carpet fashion picks from New York Fashion Week- fall 2013

      Red Carpet fashion picks from New York Fashion Oscar dressing- Red carpet fashion from the runways of Naeem Khan, Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, J Mendel Fall 2013 With all our New York Fashion Week coverage, we thought it would be fun to do something different for all the WOW factor red carpet fashion that graced the catwalk last week. The Oscars are upon us and the eveningwear showcase at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York really got the […]

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  • Business Chic Stylist Advice- How to wear navy with brown

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    Dear Sharon: I’m 25 years old and work for a professional services firm. I usually wear smart shirts and trousers to work but I’ve got to admit that I’m a little bored of the usual black trouser, shoes and belt and trying to understand how to wear navy with brown to come out of my comfort zone.  Recently, I bought navy blue straight (almost pencil type) three-quarter trousers from Zara and they came with a chocolate brown belt. The problem is that I want to […]

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  • Do you want something that YOU really can takeaway from Paris Couture Fashion Week? Red Lipstick, it is!

    Dita von Teese at Elie Saab's show during the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013

    We all dream about haute couture, but few, very few, of us can ever get close to it. But, by way of a little beautiful people watching from the Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture collections in Paris, there is ONE thing that we can all take away. At least from watching the glammed up attendees. A blast of red lipstick!  A very strong red lip, in all the shades from orange reds to blue reds, were the must-have celebrity beauty takeaway […]

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  • The First Lady of Style: Michelle Obama WOWS in (Jason) Wu Again for Inaugural Gown, and then some

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    Truth be told, red is my favorite color for everything except party affiliation. The First Lady broke tide in a STUNNING Jason Wu red halter gown for the Inaugural gown first dance, and maybe, just maybe, that can be a sign of getting us all together. Far from the more girly white Jason Wu frock from 2009, this red draped chiffon and velvet number was sexy in the most powerful and in control nuance that a grown woman should master. Add […]

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  • Red Carpet Beauty: How to Get Kate Hudson’s Golden Globe Hair

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     Whilst Kate Hudson’s Alexander McQueen dress looks like she raided Jennifer Lopez’s closet, her hair is just stunning on her. Before the show is even over, she can try these styling tips at home to look just as fetching tomorrow. “I wanted to show off Kate’s healthy, shiny hair in a style that emphasizes her true Hollywood beauty. As the perfect “Muse” and my inspiration, Kate is my generation’s Brigitte Bardot showing off soft voluptuous hair that is touchable, glamorous […]

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