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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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9 Stylish, Affordable Workout Tops That’ll Inspire You to Hit the Gym

The holidays generally destroy my workout schedule and my healthy eating habits. By the time Jan. 1 rolls around, I’m sooo ready to hit the gym and eat buckets of salad with no dressing....
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Party Dress for the Hourglass — $150 or Less

Specs: Occasion: Party night out Body type: Hourglass Budget: $150 Pieces: ASOS DESIGN fold front bardot midi pencil dress, $87, ASOS Faux Suede Clutch, $25.43, Amazon Fashaire Peep Toe Stilettos, $26.98, Amazon
Outfit collage for petites

Family Dinner Outfit for Petites — Under $150

Specs: Body type: petite Occasion: casual family gathering (home for the holidays) Budget: less than $150 Styling: subtle and sophisticated Shop these pieces: NYDJ High-Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (Petite), $69.90, Nordstrom Brave Soul Petite...
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Winter Sunglasses — Gorgeous Styles to Keep Your Eyes Protected from the Sun (and to Up Your Style Game)

Thank you to SmartBuyGlasses for sponsoring this post about winter sunglasses. All opinions are my own. Did you know the earth is closest to the sun in early-January? It’s true! Despite January being the...
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These 6 Winter Scarf Styles Deliver Everything You Need From Your Neckwear This Winter

Thank you to Noxerena for sponsoring this post about winter scarves. All opinions are my own. It’s snowing as I write this and I can’t help but wonder where on earth I’ve put my...
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Plus-Size Party Outfit for Less Than $150

Specs: Body type: Plus Occasion: Party Budget: Less than $150 Style: Subtle/sophisticated Pieces: Eloquii Faux Wrap Jumpsuit, $71.96, Nordstrom Dana Buchman Wristlet, $19.89 (on sale), Kohl’s Mix No. 6 Hilani Pump, $49.99, DSW
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Dinner Outfit for the Rectangle — Under $150

Specs: Body type: Rectangle/athlete Occasion: Dinner out Budget: Less than $150 Style: Subtle/sophisticated Pieces: Silk, Ruffle-Waist Dress in Windblown Poppies, $79.99, Madewell Aphro Opaque Warm Tights, $15.99, Amazon Rialto Sarina Bootie, $29.99, DSW
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This Luxury Gift Will Wow Beauty Addicts for Less Than $50

What Is Face Glow Face Glow is a cruelty-free tinted moisturizer, primer, and illuminator made by Graydon Skincare. The formulation includes ingredients to reduce redness and inflammation, replenish the skin’s moisture barrier, soothe and...
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Office Party Outfit for the Hourglass—Under $150

Specs: Body type: Hourglass Occasion: Work office party (not formal) Style: Boldish Budget: Under $150 Pieces: Charles Henry Striped Midi Dress, $48.98 (on sale), Nordstrom Calvin Klein Cropped Midi Jacket, $27.30 (on sale), Lord...
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The Upgraded Lip Balm That’s a Perfect Stocking Stuffer

What: Sweet Lips Tinted Lip Balm Sweet Lips lip balm by Waxing Kara is a tinted lip treatment made with honey, plant oils, and beeswax—and without artificial flavors or fragrances. The formula is also...
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Work Outfit For The Tall Hourglass—Under $150

Specs: Body type: Tall, hourglass Occasion: Work Style: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: $75-$150 Pieces: Vero Moda Tall Square-Neck Peplum Shirt, $18, ASOS Plaid Curvy Skinny Ankle Pants, $44.99, Gap Vince Camuto Mahalda Pump, $69.99,...
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Casual Outfit for Petites—Under $150

Specs: Body type: Petite, hourglass Occasion: Casual Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: $75-150 Pieces: Petite Off-Shoulder Sweater, $20, MissGuided Wit & Wisdom Absolution Jeggings, $40.80, Nordstrom Link Bootie, $49.99, DSW Nike Reversible Belt, $33.49,...
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It’s Time! Your Once-Annual Chance To Save Big on This Celebrity-Favorite Brand

Thank you to Autumn Cashmere for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. A good sample sale may be the highlight of a budget fashionista’s year. Sure, you have to fend off competing...
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Shop Well and for Good: These Are The Gift Guides We’re Shopping Now

‘Tis the season to shop, and we’re all looking for the ultimate gift for that someone special. Gift guides—the good ones anyway—are huge time-savers in that regard, since they hone in on just the...
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Party Outfit for the Tall Hourglass — Under $150

Specs: Body type: Tall, hourglass Occasion: Party Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: $75-150 Pieces: Tall Obi Belt Dress, $60, ASOS Patent Faux Leather Mules, $28, NastyGal Take Hold Clutch, $8, NastyGal
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Wedding Guest Over 50—Under $125

Specs: Body type: Over 50, no heels bigger than 1-inch Occasion: Wedding Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $125 Pieces: Women’s Belted Jumpsuit, $32.90, Amazon Greatonu Slingback Pump, $33.99, Amazon MXYZB Cuff Bracelet, $9.99,...
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Smooth Sailing! The Incredible Hair Product That Tames My Frizzies (Just In Time For The Holidays)

Thank you to ROIL for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. We all crave smooth, strong locks. You know, the type of hair that moves naturally when you toss it gently away...
Paula's Choice review: bha exfoliant and peptide booster

The Skin Care Line That Wants You To Know The Truth About What Goes On Your Face

What Paula’s Choice is a U.S.-based, cruelty-free, fragrance-free skin care line that came about because founder Paula Begoun didn’t like her options on the shelves. Begoun’s own battles with acne and eczema drove her...
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Mother Of The Bride Outfit—Less Than $250

Specs: Body type: Plus Pear Occasion: Wedding; Mother of the Bride Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $250 Pieces: XSCAPE Embellished Chiffon Gown, $164.25 (on sale), Macy’s Damara Pleated Clutch, $14.99, Amazon Simply Vera...
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Material Difference: The Easy Way To Pick Super Chic Fall Accessories

This post is sponsored by Jord. All opinions are my own. You’ve heard the advice 1,000 times before: When the seasons change, it’s time to give your wardrobe a quick refresh with a new...
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Chic Fall Outfit for Hourglasses—Under $150

Specs: Body type: Hourglass Occasion: Casual after-work event Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $150 Pieces: Burrell Sweater, $99.20, Joie Button Detail Wide-Leg Pants, $35.40, Nordstrom Acetate Cuff Bracelet, $9.99, Shoptiques
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