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  • Dress Up an everyday jacket, from the must-have motorcycle to a basic blazer

    Ciara in Givenchy

    Dress Up an everyday jacket, and you too can be red carpet ready in one of your favorite go-to toppers Holiday party season is quickly coming upon us & we might not want to buy a one off outfit. Why not take a spin on something that you can style infinite ways? Let’s take inspiration from what these A+ fashion starts wore to the ‘Mademoiselle C’ premiere recently, both singer Ciara and fashion titan Carine Roitfeld donned their own takes…

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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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  • Don’t Miss The TOP 7 New York Fashion Week Trends From Fall 2013 To Wear NOW… with lot’s of photos!

    New York Fashion Week Trends From Fall 2013: SCULPTED FORMS

    This is your ULTIMATE LOOK BOOK TREND REPORT (with lot’s of photos) of Mercedes Fashion Week New York Trends, to covet and wear now. Wear Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week Trends now? Of, course!  >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS,  RUNWAY REVIEWS, and FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE Style the essence of each of the 7 seasonal fashion trends into your wardrobe right this minute and be ahead of the fashion pack!  All you need to think about are Sculpted Forms, Chest Pieces, Fabric Mixing, Pattern & Crazy Color Fur and Faux…

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  • 5 Trends to Trash or Switch to Update Your Look for 2013

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    Lose This, Redo That in 2013… Truth be told, I HATE telling anyone to ditch something trendy. Something that is such a quick fad should not be in a chic wardrobe to begin with. There IS a sophisticated difference from looking on trend and  being trendy… particularly, after 25ish. Trendy is a blip on the style meter that spoils faster than a gallon of milk and dates itself in one of those “what was I thinking” old photos. On trend is…

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  • Stylist Advice- Is there a rule about mixing metallics?

    Pierre Hardy Mixed metallic leather-patterned suede ankle boots

    Can this reader pull off mixing metallics all in one outfit? Dear Sharon: O.K, I have a question about metallics. There is this fairly new gold/silver color I love. I have purses, I have sweaters, I have shoes, I have tops with it stitched in etc. I know there is a “double denim” rule but I am not sure about metallics. For example, one day I wore metallic shoes an embellished top and a sweater, they all matched, but it occurred to me it might be…

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  • PERFECT Party Shoes- May the dancing begin!

    Perfect party shoes backstage

    Party shoe vibes. That’s it. I said it. Fantasmatic, Systematic. Par-tay shoes. ‘Cause you’ve got a whole lot dancing to do this holiday season. I pulled a plethora of party shoes to get your engine going. CLICK to fall in love…

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  • My Super Expensive Gift Guide: If Money Was Not An Option Kinda Luxury Chic

    Alexander McQueen Embroidered silk-tulle off-the-shoulder gown $16,830

    Need not, want more.. Since I hand-picked the Cute, Fun & Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts $50 and Under earlier, I thought it would be fun to SPIN the tables, to create the total #dreamlist in this Super Expensive Gift Guide. IF, money was not an option and all our bills and charitable endeavors were covered, of course…. whoosh, that make my woo woo woozy at the thought. Starting from the photo at the top, there’s the Alexander McQueen Embroidered silk-tulle off-the-shoulder gown at $16,830. A…

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  • Stylist Advice- What to wear to a black tie optional event with the boss? Try an evening wrap!

    Ilana Wolf Silk Organza Wrap

    If a black tie optional event is mostly business men, can this reader dare to bare with a backless dress? Dear Sharon:  I would sincerely appreciate your input on an issue I am having with a business black tie optional event.  I am attending a “black tie optional” awards ceremony anddinner for a builders’ association in Western NY (near Canada). My completely platonic date is my boss. The builders’ association is pretty male dominated, but I’m sure most will bring their wives/girlfriends to…

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  • Hairstyle How To For Kate Middleton’s Updo- Ok, so you need Princess-worthy hair

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    We’ve all been amazed about the Princess worthiness of Kate Middleton’s hair. The Duchess of Cambridge has a thick, long mane that puts our straggles to shame. Just on the offshoot, that you may have a gorgeous, thick head of covetable hair, we’ve got some quick hairstyle how’s to achieve two of Kate Middleton’s holiday hairstyles by way of Edward Tricomi, co-owner of Warren-Tricomi Salons. >>MORE: Hairstyle How-To’s The first look for our Kate Middleton hair how to is the Updo, pictured above. What…

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  • Are you shopping the sales now? Cyber Monday Fashion Deals- We’ve got the fashionable savings codes!

    cyber monday sale like goodies from tory burch

    What’s my favorite word? SALE, OF COURSE! Gift others. Gift yourself! Wouldn’t you love a bunch of pretty boxes like these, pictured above, from Tory Burch? Well, start shopping, E-tailers want to make some coin these holiday season so the after Thanksgiving sales are going crazy . Many of what would be Cyber Monday fashion deals start NOW. So what are you waiting for? Our fingers hurt from all that clicking  just to find you  some of our top picks for…

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  • Fancy Footwork? You bet with these gorgeous Velvet shoes, slippers, wedges, and boots!

    Verona - Eggplant Velvet Pat Vince Camuto

     I’ve got a fall trend that REALLY offers something for everyone. Velvet shoes. Don’t wait for holiday to tzuj up your style when you can add some allure by way of a touch of luxe to your fancy footwork be it a stunning skyscraper heel from Nicholas Kirkwood to updated and on trend velvet Doc Martens. How can we think about velvet without considering the classic smoking slipper, with updated style of course!? And, sexy dressy velvet pumps (love the…

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  • How to Glam Up Everyday Clothes? Look at Kate Hudson Wearing Ann Taylor

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    Just out: Ann Taylor’s Holiday 2012 ad campaign starring actress Kate Hudson What makes my morning soar is to see everyday, real world clothes look glam and gorgeous. Not the red carpet fabulouso outfits that are totally aspirational and inaccessible to our real lives- but real clothes designed for regular women, and that they happen to be worn by a gorgeous actress. Marketing genius, yes.  Style strategy to think about– you bet. Kate Hudson (okay, we won’t think about the rumor…

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