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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.

Pink and orange sandal

Party Outfit for Pears — $150

Specs: Body type: pear Styling: bold Budget: $75-150 Pieces: ASTR The Label Striped Wrap Dress, $58.50, Nordstrom J Renee Emberley Block Heel Sandal, $89.95, Nordstrom
Woman with shopping bags

No Time to Shop? Try These Online Shopping Hacks

Staying stylish can seem impossible when you’re running your own crazy schedule — let alone an entire family’s on top of that. Finding the time to get out and shop for yourself is tough...
Blue textured booties by Vince Camuto

Spring Work Outfit for Pears — $153

Specs: Body type: pear Styling: bold Budget: $75-150 Pieces: Allegra K Women’s Bowknot Decor Doll Collar Petal Sleeves Chiffon Blouse, $12.99, Amazon Just This Sway A Line Skirt, $49.99, Modcloth Imagine Vince Camuto Padget...
Petite sleeveless top in yellow

Weekend Outfit for Athletic Petites — $150

Specs: Body type: petite, athletic build Styling: bold Budget: $75-150 Pieces: Ochre Embroidered Bardot Top, $10, Miss Selfridge High-Rise Gingham Pants, $48.99 (on sale), Lord & Taylor Charles by Charles David Latin Wedge Sandal,...
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Want a Dazzling Smile? Try This

Thank you to the Smile Brilliant team, who collaborated with me on this Smile Brilliant at-home teeth whitening review and giveaway. All opinions are my own. Short on time? Skip to the Smile Brilliant...
Bootcut pants for pear shape in turquoise

Casual Outfit for Pears — $130

Specs: Style: Subtle and sophisticated Body type: Pear Occasion: Casual Pieces: Pilcro Corduroy High-Rise Bootcut Jeans, $39.95, Anthropologie Black Label by Evan-Picone Womens Cowl Neck Sleeveless Blouse, $27.99, JCPenney Steve Madden Ecentricq Slip-on Sneaker,...
party look for pears outfit

Party Look for Pears — Under $125

Specs: Style: Subtle and sophisticated Body type: Pear Occasion: Party Pieces: Belted Colorblocked A-line Dress, $39.53, Macy’s Snake Embossed, Lace-up Stiletto Heels, $24, Shein Wisteria Woven Box Clutch, $48, Anthropologie
Outfit collage for petite women: blazer, jeans and ankle boots

Smart-Casual Outfit for Petites — Under $150

Specs: Style: Smart casual Body type: Petite Style: Subtle and sophisticated Pieces: Worthington Boucle Jacket, $49.99, JCPenney Vince Camuto Sleeveless Rumple Blouse, $35.40, Nordstrom Kut from the Kloth Diana Skinny Jean, $39.90, Nordstrom Wild...
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Spring Jewelry Trends: Which to Wear & Which to Ignore

Fashion designers will have you wearing 12-inch dangling earrings and thick charms this season, but I’m taking a different approach. Frankly, I’m over the heavy jewelry look. I don’t care much that Valentino models...
Collage of three dresses in plus size for pear-shaped ladies

5 Dresses for Plus-Pears — Each Under $100

Specs: Style: Casual, everyday dresses Body type: Pear shape Style: Subtle and sophisticated Pieces (Starting from top left, clockwise): London Times Floral Dress, $89, JCPenney Chevron Textured Fit and Flare Dress, $45, Avenue Printed...
Oufit collage for pear-shaped body

Casual Outfit for Pear Shape — $101

Outfit specs: Style: Casual Body type: Pear shape Style: Subtle and sophisticated Pieces: Bloom in Floral Blouse, $18, NastyGal Kut from the Kloth Baby Bootcut Corduroy Jeans, $24.97, Nordstrom Rack Slim Snake Belt, $21.95,...
Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Regina King, Mahershala Ali at the 2019 Oscars

Award-Winning Style: 5 Major Fashion Moments from the Oscars

The first-ever, host-free Academy Awards are over — and by all accounts, the concept went over pretty well. Turns out, the lack of a show leader to steal the spotlight allowed us to appreciate...
Sporty outfit collage with joggers and sneakers

Sporty Outfit for Athletic Build — $150 or Less

Outfit specs: Style: Casual, sporty and comfortable Body type: Athletic build Style: Subtle and sophisticated Pieces: Slub Knit Jogger Pants, $18, Forever21 AllSaints Knot Front T-Shirt, $40, ASOS Adidas Sneaker, $59.99, DSW Faux Leather...
Navy jumpsuit with fitted bodice and wide leg

Party Outfit for Apple Shape — $230 or Less

Outfit specs: Occasion: Party Body type: Apple Style: Subtle and sophisticated Request: Solid navy jumpsuit Pieces: Missguided V Bandeau Wide Leg Jumpsuit, $38, ASOS Sam Edelman Strappy Heel, $119.95, Zappos Knee Length Coat, $69.99,...
woman shopping online at home

Flash Sample Sale Sites You Should Shop Now

You don’t have to live in New York or L.A. to experience the wonder of a sample sale. Even if you do live in the Big Apple, it’s probably still more agreeable to do...
Plus size date night outfit

Casual Date Outfit — $155 or Less

Outfit specs: Occasion: Casual afternoon-to-evening date Body type: Plus size Style: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: $150 Pieces: Slim Boot Jean, $48.67, Torrid Feather Cold Shoulder Tee, $24.99, Venus Black Stripe Tie Waist Blazer, $33,...
Weekend getaway outfits — Couple having fun on the beach

What to Wear for a Romantic Weekend Getaway

Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day set the stage for a weekend retreat — whether you’re in a long-term relationship or playing the singles game with some friends. Either way, a conveniently timed holiday is the...
Sightseeing outfit

Sightseeing Outfit — Under $75

Outfit specs: Occasion: Sightseeing/warm-weather vacation outfit Body type: Athletic build Style: Subtle and sophisticated Budget: Under $75 Pieces: Struck Bold Jumpsuit, $27.98, Modcloth Open Knit Cotton Beach Sun Hat, $14.98, Amazon Knotted Sneakers, $14.90,...
Blake Lively with color blocked bag

10 Color Block Bags Under $50

We figured as much about the staying power of the color blocking in fashion. The Budget Fashionista originally wrote about the color block bags trend back in 2014 — and the style had already...
Woman wearing striped wrap dress

Networking Outfit for Petites — Under $75 (with Shoes & Bag)

Outfit specs: Occasion: Weekend work functions Body type: Petite, hourglass Style: Bold and creative Budget: Under $75 Pieces: I.N.C. Petite Striped Midi Wrap Dress, $44.75 (on sale now), Macy’s Ardene Cut Out Pumps, $12,...
Collage of coat, dress and shoes

Date Night Outfit for Talls — Under $175 (with Shoes)

Outfit specs: Occasion: Date night Body type: Tall, athletic Style: Simple and sophisticated Budget: Under $175 Pieces: Lovaru Women’s Coat, $33.98, Amazon Little Mistress Tall Embellished Bodice Pencil Dress, $71, ASOS Enzo Angiolini Ruthely...
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