Pamper Yourself with Me! Bath Products at Target

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Balmain is H&M’s next designer collaboration

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale & Memorial Day Sales 2015

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Best 2015 Memorial Day Sales

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ELLE Women in Music: Fashion, Rock & Auctions

This week I was honored to attend the ELLE Magazine Women in Music Event presented by sponsor eBay  in… [more]

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ELLE Women in Music: Fashion, Rock & Auctions

Alanis Morissette, Banks and  Tinashe Attend ELLE Women in Music Event Presented by eBay

Alanis Morissette, Banks and Tinashe Attend ELLE Women in Music Event Presented by eBay (photo  Michael Buckner/ Stefanie Keenan/ Getty Images)

This week I was honored to attend the ELLE Magazine Women in Music Event presented by sponsor eBay  in Hollywood. It was such a special event featuring performances by Alanis Morissette, Banks and Tinashe.  Besides the unforgettable music, the event was a virtual who’s who of female celebs from both acting and music. In the audience with us were Pink, Kate Beckinsale, Victoria Justice, Debby Ryan, Bella Thorne and Keke Palmer.  And those were just the celebrities I saw at this small and very elite private concert.  The event was the 6th annual ELLE Women in Music event, and if you buy ELLE Magazine this month, you’ll notice Taylor Swift on the cover promoting women in rock, in a gorgeous metallic jumpsuit. The event included a piece of memorabilia from each artist: a signed guitar from Alanis, a set of handwritten lyrics from Banks and a signed headset from Tinashe.  The pieces are now up for Auction via eBay until May 30, 2015 with profits from the sales slated to go to the GRAMMY Museum here in Los Angeles. Continue reading »

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Best 2015 Memorial Day Sales

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The sales are on for Memorial Day weekend 2015.

We’re ready for the long Memorial Day Weekend 2015.  What’s on our list of to-dos? Well, of course a little BBQ and a little shopping.  Some of the Memorial Days sales this weekend offer great savings.  Others are just well, on-events, sale promotions with little or no real value, because the stuff the retailers are selling is just plain junk.  As time goes on, I’m getting more and more selective about the sales I want to spend time at or even look at. For example, it’s been ages since I saw great value at Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Ross or most outlet stores. Most things there look like merchandise that designers license their names to, that have little or no resemblance to the designer’s main line.  For value on designer fashions, I prefer sales at  Barney’s Warehouse, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus Last Call or Saks Fifth Avenue.  For fast fashion, I go to ASOS or H&M.  Here’s The Recessionista’s short list of the Memorial Day sales we’ll be shopping this weekend.   Continue reading »

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale & Memorial Day Sales 2015

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The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is on. Save up to 40% through May 31, 2015

If you’re ready to get your Memorial Day shop on, check out the Nordstrom half-yearly sale now through May 31.  The combination of great merchandise, good prices and amazing customer service in-store is what set’s this store apart from all others. The Half-Yearly sale features new mark-downs on designer goods, plus sizes, menswear, junior’s apparel, kid’s clothing and women’s shoes.

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Free People Memorial Day Sale Announced

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A Free People Store in Los Angeles.

Looking for a little boho chic on a budget? Then you’ll want to check out the Free People Memorial Day Sale this week. Free People offers that Coachella look all year round.  Beginning on Thursday, May 21st through Monday, May 25th,   Free People boutiques will offer 20% off previously marked down items including pants, tops, accessories, intimates and more.  You can also shop their online store for deals.

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Demi Moore in H&M Conscious Collection LBD

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Actress Demi Moore in an H&M Conscious Exclusive Dress that retails for
$129.00

Demi Moore was sighted this week in Los Angeles looking fabulous in a chic H&M little black dress (LBD) that is also eco-friendly. Demi’s $129.00 LBD is from the H&M Conscious Collection. The dress is made of glossy satin with sections in airy crêpe chiffon. The crêpe chiffon is made from recycled polyester. The dress is embroidered at front with sequins made from recycled plastic. How ingenious is that? It’s fashionable and good for mother earth. I don’t know about you, but I love Conscious Collection. The pieces just keep getting better and better and I love recycling my old worn out clothing for discounts and H&M.

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Red Carter Swimwear for Summer 2015

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Red Carter Swimwear for 2015

Renowned swim designer Red Carter is launching a colorful  Summer 2015 collection.  We love the colors, playful original prints, flattering silhouettes in this collection.  The collection offers cropped rash guards, long line bikinis, cut out one-piece bustiers, plunging neckline one-pieces and strappy bikinis adorned with exotic butterfly and neon floral prints, to sport-inspired color block styles and bright, solid basics,  Shop the collection at Neiman Marcus,Everything But Water, Nordstrom and ShopBop for $99-$200.  If you loved the Peter Pilotto swimwear at Target  last season, you’ll likely love Red Carter swimwear.

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The Beachwaver Curling Iron for Perfect Waves

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Sarah Potempa Beachwaver Curling Iron

With summer and the beach season here, everyone likes to get those perfect waves.   Celebrity stylist and QVC superstar Sarah Potempa has come up with an ingenious curling iron to help you perfect the loose curl look. The Beachwaver is a rotating, ceramic, and innovative curling iron that allows you to wrap, roll and heat curls in seconds.  The electronic curling iron does the wrapping of the curls for you, and you release when you are ready.  I got to test drive the Beachwaver curling iron at a special event with Sarah before the Oscars in Los Angeles, and I can tell you, this curling iron is simply amazing.   You can use the curling iron to get an 0ld Hollywood vintage style (think marcel waves) or  a beach look worthy of Elle Macpherson. Continue reading »

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Balmain is H&M’s next designer collaboration

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Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing poses with Jourdan Dunn and Kendall Jenner in a picture from his Instagram feed.

It’s official: Balmain is H&M’s next designer fashion collaboration coming to stores and HM.com in November.  The news was leaked with a sneak preview of two of the looks shown  at the Billboard Music Awards on models Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn. the creative director of the Parisian house of Balmain, Olivier Rousteing, took to the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards together with his friends Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn. They were all dressed in Balmain x H&M – revealing the first pieces from the designer collaboration. The collection will hit the stores November 5, and will feature clothing and accessories for both women and men.  It will be interesting to hear what the pricing on this collection will be, as H&M Designer Collaborations have steadily been going up in prices since the first launch with Karl Lagerfeld back in 2004. Continue reading »

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Eva Longoria Home Giveaway with JCPenney

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My favorite bedding set from the collection: Eva Longoria Home Adana 4-pc. Comforter Set.

A few weeks ago, we fell in love with the JCPenney Eva Longoria Home collection when we saw it on display at the launch in Los Angeles.  The bedding has a  luxury look and feel to it, especially the Adana set with it’s deep blue/purple mediterranean style hues.  Now JCPenney has gifted us with a Queen Set of the Adana bedding to giveaway to one lucky reader! Read on to learn how to enter to win this beautiful set of bedding from JPC and The Recessionista.  This set of bedding is a $260.00 value.  Continue reading »

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Lilly Pulitzer for Target Makeup Bag Giveaway

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This cute Lilly Pulitzer for Target make-up bag was on the rack with other generic make-up bags. The price for $24.99.

By now we all know the sad story of the Lilly Pulitzer for Target sell-out. Much of the collection was bought to be resold on eBay for profit by resellers who were allowed to buy unlimited quantities at Target. I know so many of my readers are still upset that they couldn’t get their Lilly Pulitzer after waiting in line at the store or shopping late at night on Target.com. So, I’ve decided to do a little giveaway. I was able to pick-up this colorful makeup bag at Target last week, and I’d like to offer my loyal readers to chance to win it (instead of keeping it for myself.) Please not this giveaway is not sponsored by Target and I paid for the bag myself. Read on to learn how to enter to win this cute bag. It can even be carried as a handbag or a tote! Continue reading »

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