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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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Hair Tools Most Loved By Expert Stylists

That clever witch Hermione Granger used a magic wand to conjure up birds and erase memories, but we mere mortals would settle for a spell that promises a perfect hairdo. And thankfully, there are...
Outfit collage for talls

Casual Party Outfit for Talls — $120

Specs: Body type: Tall and hourglass Occasion: Casual party Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $150 Pieces: Vesper Midi Dress (Tall), $30, ASOS Malibu Skye Netted Tote, $48, Nordstrom Marinn Lace-up Flat Sandal, $42.48,...
Midi dress and black pumps

Job Interview Outfit for Pears — $75

Specs: Body type: Tall and pear Occasion: Job interview Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $75 Pieces: ASOS DESIGN Tall Midi Dress, $24, ASOS Abella Sealy Pump, $49.99, DSW
Woman wearing jeans and heels

6 Amazing Jeans Outfits — Wait for It…

This is an intervention — a jeans rut intervention. I know, we tricked you into being here with that headline. Sorry about that. But there are times we can slip into a jeans-and-tee rut...
Petite outfit collage

Happy Hour Outfit for Petite Hourglass — $75

Specs: Body type: Petite and hourglass Occasion: Business happy hour with casual coworkers Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $75 Notes: I picked a short shift dress for this petite hourglass, so she can...
Petite outfit collage

Casual Date Night Outfit for Petites — Under $100

Specs: Body type: Petite Occasion: Casual date night Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $150 Pieces: Petite Satin Cami Thong Bodysuit, $29.94, Express Petite Midi Skirt with Side Split, $17, ASOS Kelly and Katie...
Work to date night outfit

Work-to-Date Outfit — Under $150

Specs: Body type: Curvy Occasion: Work to date night Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $150 Pieces: Fashion Union Belted Cardigan, $51, ASOS Lilac Sleeveless Bodysuit, $13, Missguided Leather Look Pencil Skirt, $16, ASOS...
Outfit collage for women over 50: capris, striped t shirt and sandals!

Casual Outfit for Women Over 50 — Under $100

Specs: Body type: Over 50 Occasion: Casual Day Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $100 Pieces: Sonoma Goods for Life Capris, $19, Kohl’s Caslon V-Neck T, $25, Nordstrom Steve Madden Karolyn Sandal, $49.99, DSW...
Plus size sheath dress and blazer

Easy, Plus-Size Work Outfit — Under $250

Specs: Body type: Plus Occasion: Work Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $250 Pieces: Kasper Plus-Size Sheath Dress, $48.99, Macy’s Eliza J Ruched Sleeve Blazer, $98, Nordstrom David Tate Kristen Pump, $79.99, DSW
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Beauty News: Your Makeup Might Be Making You Sick

Thank you to Rejuva Minerals for sponsoring this post about clean beauty and providing the products reviewed below. All opinions are my own. Walk into Walmart today and you’re sure to find beauty products...
From our outfit ideas file: pool outfit for women over 50

By the Pool for Women Over 50 — Under $150

Specs: Body type: Over 50 Occasion: By the Pool Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $150 Pieces: Wild Oasis Beachwear Coverup Dress, $17.99, Amazon Sea Level Cross Front One-Piece Swimsuit, $89.95, Nordstrom Floppy Beach...
Outfit collage of pieces for a hot-weather outfit

Hot Weather Outfit for Athletic Builds — Under $75

Specs: Body type: Athletic Occasion: Casual Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $75 Pieces: Chance Puff Sleeve Smocked Crop, $10.18, Nordstrom Rack High-waisted Striped Linen-blend Short, $19.95, Express Havaianas Luna Sandals, $21, Shopbop Gearonic...
Exterior of Nordstrom store

20 Hot Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (Under $50 Each)

If all of your girlfriends have gone silent, they may be immersed in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It’s Nordy’s biggest sale of the year, and Early Access Week of the event has already started....
Maroon top with pearl embellishment

Work Outfit for Pears — Under $75

Specs: Body type: Pear Occasion: Work Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $75 Pieces: Pearls Beaded Puff Sleeve Top, $8, SHEIN 14th & Union Textured Knit Skirt, $22.97, Nordstrom Rack Chase & Chloe Blair...
Fashion model on runway wearing smocked dress

The New Era of Smocked Tops and Dresses

Smocked tops and dresses used to be the stuff of tube tops and toddler dresses. But no more. That’s right — smocking is back and today’s version has an upgraded, more sophisticated vibe. It’s...
summer outfit collage for petite women

Summer Day Outfit for Petites — Under $115

Specs: Body type: Petite Occasion: Summer day Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $85 Pieces: Alfani Pull-on Capri Pants, $26.99 (on sale), Macy’s Monteau Petite Ruffle Wrap Top, $32.75, Macy’s Journee Collection Sonya Sandal,...
Floral wrap top

Plus-size, Pear-Shaped Shorts Outfit — Under $85

Specs: Body type: Plus-size, Pear-shaped Occasion: Shorts outfit for everyday Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $85 Pieces: Floral V-neck Blouse, $15, SHEIN Susan Graver High-stretch Denim Bermuda Shorts, $28.64, QVC Kensie Hajari Open-toe...
Plus size outfit collage

Plus-Size Outfit — Under $75

Specs: Body type: Plus-size Occasion: Everyday Styling: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $75 Pieces: Leith Surplice Wide Leg Jumpsuit, $38.98, Nordstrom Block Heel Sandals, $20.94, Ardene Franco Sarto Fayth Wedge Pump, $59.99, DSW
Draped top and bootcut jeans outfit

Casual Outfit for Over 50 with a Tummy — $140

Specs: Body type: Recent weight gain in the tummy Occasion: Casual Styling: Age 50+, subtle and sophisticated Budget: $75-150 Pieces: Vince Camuto Printed Draped-Hem Top, $41.40 (on sale), Macy’s Style & Co. Tummy Control...
Smiling woman wearing floppy hat outside

The Summer Skincare Survival Kit

Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth. Novelist Roman Payne Summer sunshine gets us outside to enjoy our beaches, lakes, parks and yards. It warms us and spreads feelings of...
Wedding guest outfit: shoes, dress, handbag

Wedding Guest Outfit for 60+ — $150

Specs: Body type: athletic Occasion: wedding Styling: age 60+, subtle and sophisticated Budget: $150 Pieces: Floral 3/4 Sleeves Midi A-line Dress, $40, Flory Day Beaded Handbag, $35, ASOS Enzo Angiolini Debnee Mule, $69.99, DSW
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