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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,, Refinery29, 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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Ditching the City Trip for a Camping Excursion This Year? Survive an Outdoor Trip in Style with These 11 Creative Camping Accessories

Your vacation plans might be getting an overhaul this year. Sadly, the cosmopolitan trip involving city sightseeing and meals in chic restaurants could put your health at risk. But you don’t need to ditch...
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Daydreaming: 7 Fashion Splurges to Make the Most of Your Next Cash Windfall

Splurge buys? At a time when unemployment is off the charts, and our nation is working through some major economic and social issues? Yes, I’m talking about fashion splurges — the stuff you daydream...
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Party On! How to Have a Socially Distanced Party This Summer

I’m going to step outside the budget fashion space for a minute and talk about parties. It’s not too much of a stretch, either. Hosting or attending a party could be an excuse to...
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Virtual Beauty! 4 Ways to Look Your Best on Video Calls

Most of us make some attempt to look our put together when heading to the office. But alas, the world has changed due to the COVID-19. Many of us are going to the “office”...
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Healthy Skin for Summer! 6 Smart Sunscreens You Need Now

By now, we’ve all wised up enough to know everyday sunscreen is a beauty essential. Being healthy is the new being bronze and that doesn’t just mean in the summer. Protecting your skin year ’round...
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Off-Duty Look for Petites — $100

Specs: Body type: petite Occasion: off-duty Style: subtle and sophisticated Budget: $150 or less Pieces: Petite Cropped Sweater, $11, Missguided Caslon Knit Joggers, $27.97, Nordstrom Rack Steve Madden Women’s Sneaker, $60, Amazon
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Party Outfit for Petites — Under $75

Specs: Occasion: Party Body Type: Petite Budget: Under $75 Styling: Subtle and Sophisticated Pieces: Bobeau Cap Sleeve Wrap Dress, $30, Nordstrom Rack Truffle Collection Sandals, $15, ASOS Dolce Women’s Clutch, $14, Amazon
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Hanging at Home Outfit — Under $75

Specs: Body type: Plus Occasion: None! Just hanging at home, being socially distant. Budget: Under $75 Pieces: ASOS DESIGN Jogger, $29, ASOS Crewneck Cropped Sweater, $20.30, Target ChayChax House Slippers, $20.99, Amazon
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Walk the Park in Style — Under $100 with Shoes

Specs: Occasion: Light exercise Budget: Under $100 Body Type: Athletic Pieces: Midrise Capris, $15.39 (on sale), JCPenney Long-sleeve Top, $17.99, Amazon Sports Bra, $9.98, Amazon Nike Revolution 5, $40.97 (on sale), Nike
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Work from Home Outfit — Under $150

Specs: Occasion: Work from home Body type: Rectangle Budget: Under $150 Styling: Subtle, comfortable Pieces: Socialite Satin Jogger Pants, $33.75, Nordstrom Dearforms Mocassin Slippers, $24, Amazon Boden Ravello Top, $64, Boden
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Spring Outfits for Petites — Under $150

Specs: Body type: Petite Occasion: Easy, casual spring outfit Budget: Under $150 Styling: Simple, straightforward Pieces: Monteau Petite Sleeveless Jumpsuit, $49.50 (on sale), Macy’s Polly Sandal, $49.99, DSW Furtalk Hat, $21.99, Amazon
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Plus-Size Work Outfit — $150

Specs: Body type: Plus Occasion: Work Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: $150 Pieces: Plus-size Utility Blazer, $71, Missguided Plus-size Cigarette Pants, $37, Missguided Laptop Bag, $40.99, Amazon Note: I know it’s not very original...
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5 Spring Fashion Trends to Love Now & Luxurious Designer Pieces to Match

The urge to wear bright colors has been building -- to the point I might go on a crazy spring fashion trends shopping binge. Here's what I'd buy.
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Romantic Date Outfit for the Hourglass — Under $150

Specs: Body type: Hourglass Occasion: Romantic date Budget: Under $150 Style: Subtle and sophisticated Pieces: Satin Midi Dress with Cowl Back, $64, ASOS Suede Clutch with Snake Detail, $33.50, ASOS Devin Platform Sandal, $59.98,...
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Haverdash Unboxing Video: 3 Styles I Love and 1 I Don’t!

Want to see my latest Haverdash unboxing? You’re in the right place. I opened my latest shipment in front of the camera and then tried on each of the pieces (though the actual changing...
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Date Night Outfit for Over 50 — Under $150

Specs: Occasion: Date Night Body type: Over 50 Budget: Less than $150 Pieces: Loveappella Wrap Dress, $79: Buy now at Nordstrom Anne Klein Lonnie Pump, $49.98: Buy now at DSW Wallyn’s Clutch, $18.99: Buy...
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Sexy Date Night Outfit for Rectangles — Under $150

Specs: Body type: athletic build Budget: under $150 Occasion: Valentine’s Day date! Styling: sexy and sophisticated Pieces: AX Paris Mini Dress, $22.50, ASOS Mix No. 6 Zaydia Sandal, $34.98, DSW Adornia Climber Earring, $22.97,...
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Flushed! The Ultimate Guide to Cheek Stains Including Top 6 Picks

About Cheek Stains Stain is an unfortunate word for a beauty product, dontcha think? I mean, beauty mavens don’t want stains — we want an alluring tinge of color that highlights our bone structure....
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Realher Makeup Review: The Scoop on This New Makeup Brand

Realher makeup is a beauty brand that -- wait for it -- tells you how fabulous you are with affirmations. Is it gimmick or the real deal? Here's my take.
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Casual Outfit for Over 50, Plus-Size — Under $150

Specs: Occasion: Casual day Body type: Over 50, plus Budget: Under $150 Style: Subtle and sophisticated Pieces: Button Cuff Cableknit Sweater, $19.99 (on sale), Talbots INC Tie-Waist Palazzo Pants, $47.70 (on sale), Macy’s Journee...
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Chic Work Outfit for Petites — Under $175

Specs: Body type: petite Budget: under $175 Occasion: work Style: boldish Pieces: British Tweed Pants in Fuschia, $67.99, Boden DKNY Blouse, $40.99 (on sale), Macy’s Crown Vintage Bootie, $59.99, DSW
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