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Catherine Brock

Catherine Brock

As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.

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How to Get Rid of Acne Scars 8 Ways: The Complete Guide

Acne loves to leave its mark. And those marks are universally unpleasant, whether it’s the big, red blemish on the day you’re meeting your spouse’s boss or the bumpy scars leftover from last year’s...
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Italic Review: How to Buy Designer-Worthy Clothes at Cost

Shopping for clothes just got more interesting. Truly. Because there’s a new player in town called Italic that’ll sell you designer-quality garments at cost. At. Cost. OK — so there is a tiny catch....
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The Eloquii Walmart Collection: 10 Plus-Size Picks Under $60

Eloquii is the destination for fashion-forward, plus-size clothes suitable for work and play. The brand was originally a short-lived, plus-size line at Limited that met its demise when Limited decided to focus on its...
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Wardrobe Update: 5 New Ways to Refresh Your Fall Look on the Cheap

When you’re short on cash, you could manage the style transition to fall by teaming last year’s jeans and puffer vest with your summer tops — but what’s the fun in that? It’s a...
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The Very Best Loungy, Long-Sleeved Tops for Fall for Women Over 40

Did you embrace the loungewear craze of 2020? I certainly did, to the point that the only items in my rotation were joggers, shorts, and t-shirts. Occasionally, I’d step up my game and toss...
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Fashion for Fall: the Best Transition Pieces for Women Over 40

Are you ready for cooler, shorter days? Yeah, me either. The transition seasons of fall and spring are problematic for a budget fashionista — the styles change as much as your need for body...
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The 5 Best Women’s Sneaker Trends This Fall

I have a thing for sneakers. They’re comfortable and stylish, the right pair can transform an outfit, and they wear well with 70% of the stuff in my closet — namely, shorts, jersey dresses,...
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The Ultimate Guide for Storing Clothes at the End of the Season

I’m not emotionally ready to put my shorts, tanks, and sandals away just yet — but the calendar tells me it’s time to start thinking about it. Storing clothes seasonally is a critical step...
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Fall Wardrobe Prep: 7 Budget Moves to Make Now

The calendar says its nearly Labor Day, but I don’t quite believe it. The summer is coming to a close, and too soon at that. If you love the summer sunshine like I do,...
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My 9 Favorite Apps for a More Stylish, Beautiful, and Fulfilling Life

What’s the first thing you reach for when you’re bored? There’s no shame in being honest; it’s likely your smartphone. And why not? That pocket-sized computer/camera/phone book is loaded down with free and low-cost...
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The Top 10 Easiest, Cheapest Outfit Ideas on the Planet. Oh, and They’re Stylish Too!

Instagram and Pinterest are great for mindless scrolling, but sometimes you need an edit. That’s especially true when you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe with some easy outfit ideas. So let’s skip past the...
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Your Top 5 Budget Fashion Questions Answered

Sex in the City character Carrie Bradshaw famously said, “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.” While I get Bradshaw’s perspective, I have a different outlook. You see,...
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How to Shop Cheeky Swimwear This Summer & THE Cheeky Brand to Watch

The calendar says it’s August, but I don’t quite believe it. This year has gone by in a haze of home-based activities and, if we’re being honest, wine drinking. Even so, we are in...
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For the Gorgeous Bride Planning a Budget Wedding! 12 Things Your Wedding Can Do Without

Weddings are ridiculously expensive and have been for ages. Unfortunately, there’s a whole huge industry whispering in your ear from a young age, about what the perfect wedding entails. But this isn’t a post...
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Road Trip on the Calendar? What to Know: The Best Luggage on a Budget

Maybe you’d rather spend every last dollar on a vacation you can’t afford and carry your things in a garbage bag, but that’s just not practical. Even for a road trip, which is about...
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Feeling Stress? Try Budget-Friendly Crystal Jewelry for Well Being and Style

You could easily argue for or against the healing powers of crystals. But you would have trouble arguing that crystals and crystal jewelry aren’t inherently beautiful. A piece of rose quartz, for example, can...
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When Pores Attack: How to Manage the Appearance of Large Pores During the Summer Heat Wave

I love summer, but a heatwave brings a new set of problems to manage. My plants are dying, my t-shirts are developing stains under the arms, and I’m wearing the unavoidable scent of bug...
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4 Bigtime Pitfalls of Buying Makeup Online & How to Avoid Them

This cosmetics marketing trends report says that 42% of women in the U.S. prefer buying makeup online. That number comes from a 2018 survey, though — long before anyone had heard of the coronavirus,...
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Over Your Regular Beauty Routine? Me too! Summer Beauty Hacks You’ll Love

Given the state of the economy and the high likelihood that your job outlook might be shaky, now is not the time to drop big dollars on beauty products. You might even be tempted...
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Hayley Hughes Inspired! 4 Mini Handbag Picks to Bring out Your Inner Sexpot

Who says you need to bare it all to turn up the sex appeal? Sure, you could wear body-hugging fabrics and flash some skin when you’re feeling seductive — that’s guaranteed to turn heads....
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Eyelash Extensions Falling Out? Yikes! You Need this Guide to Cleaning Eyelash Extensions Now

Beauty salons are reopening — hooray! But there’s still a pandemic going on — boo. Whether you’re trying to stay home as much as possible or simply can’t on your stylist’s calendar, you’re likely...
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