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  • Yes, I’m telling you to wear ugly shoes! Spring Comfort Shoes are not just for the schlumpy set


    Spring comfort shoes mark a trend that’s worth taking from the runway… Finally, in style and practical options are here! Ok, some will call them ugly. Let’s just say they’re stylishly ugly (how’s that for a fashionable oxymoron?). After years of seeing girlfriends in freakishly tall platform heels and wearing confining yet proper shoes myself, I for one am on board with what’s been coming down the runway, and you should be too. Might I add, this is one throwback…

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  • How to Dress to Look Taller – Petite Fashion Tips Video


    For this week’s look back to celebrate the 15th anniversary of FocusOnStyle online, let’s peek at my video about how to dress to look taller when you are a petite. While ‘ya looking, how abour my hair? I think my stylist was having a Jane Fonda in Klute moment.  Enjoy! — S.H. Petite Fashion Tips to Dress to Look Taller from the Sharon Haver for at Lord & Taylor New York Petite Video Series… Haven’t you ever seen a…

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  • 4 eyewear styles on trend to help you focus on style this spring


    4 eyewear styles on trend, and worth giving a shot this season… Just like shoes and bags, a great pair of sunglasses can uplift your look and keep all eyes on you with little to no effort. And last week we were lucky enough to hit up NYC’s VisionExpo and take in all of the latest & greatest to help you discover new styles to get set for spring. Overall, one of the biggest trends we were floored by was…

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  • Here’s how YOU can look like Heidi Klum on the beach!


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Easy Beach Style like Heidi Klum’s convertible sarong cover-up Ok, looking like Heidi Klum on the beach is a major stretch for most of us. But not this time. Here’s how… Whether you’re heading out of town for spring break or plan on hitting the pool this coming summer, here’s great inspiration for covering up… Heidi Klum does a fast twist around her neck and her Theodora & Callum Scarf  instantly does a switch-a-roo from a big,…

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  • What to wear for a mom’s night out

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    Mommy Chic: Friday evening with your girlfriends is always such great fun even if not as frequent when you are a mom. But what to wear for a mom’s night out without looking like you’re trying too hard or just got back from the office? Let’s help our reader get some inspiration for Friday night outfits to hit the bars in style.   I am a 38 yr old mum of two who is going out with the girls in a few weeks…

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  • Spring Fashion Trends Guide: How to wear what was on the New York, London, Milan and Paris runways

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    Spring Trend Report Resource Guide: We curated the best 2014 Spring Fashion Trends from the fashion week runways in New York, London, Milan + street style inspiration to be seen on real-world ladies, like you! Straight from the catwalk and onto your mood boards– with a bountiful array of styles from the runway & the on trend fashion week street style ladies to make a mark on your sartorial spirit for seasons to come. Where do you plan on taking your style this season? We invite you to enjoy curated highlights…

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  • Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2014


    Thought you would like some ethereal & lyrical inspiration by way of the Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. In their words… Fragile, graceful creatures, ethereal and primordial, inhabit a dreamlike world. Sublime creations that define characters in a fairytale-like study of pure individuality. Lyrical and uninhibited, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have created an opus of pure imagination for Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2014 Haute Couture Collection: a harmonious and unexpected work, it is interpreted by a kaleidoscope of figures…

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  • Sneak ahead with the comfort sneaker shoe trend now at couture too


    Oh, my! Sneakers shown with dress clothes at couture… that’s Chanel haute couture, and not Juicy! The women’s comfort sneaker trend is going strong as just witnessed at the latest Paris couture shows, but do you know how to look chic in comfort shoes and put together? (Rather than the opposite which can be kinda schleppy, to say the least) It’s official, wearing a sneaker in style should no longer be left to the street stars as even Karl Lagerfeld sent a…

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  • Leather Style + Care Guide


    Our Leather Style + Care Guide comes to you as we’ve begun to look through our archives in celebration of our 15th year online while keeping in mind what works for today And if we’re placing bets, our money’s on leather. Its everywhere more than ever now, plus, it’s unbearably cold all over the states this season. And most updated of all this time around: summer leather! From runways to discount chains, leather has become a quintessential element on deluxe…

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  • Milan Fashion Week: The Yin & Yang of feminine minimalism from Marni and Emporio Armani Spring 2014

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    A fashion lession in pairing down to what counts! Proof, that feminine minimalism does not have to be cookie cutter. Take a look at the art of the simple flourish at both Marni and Emporio Armani during Milan Fashion Week. Rememeber, that 90s theme of pairing down your look to the most basic yet style heavy pieces? Baby, it’s back… with a brand new twist. Minimalism, like many of the reintroduced trends on the runways of late, often needs a rethinking to…

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