Top Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015

On July 17, 2015 the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the general public, not just Nordstrom Cardholders.… [more]

Top Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015 Top Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015

Rory Beca Partners with Jergens for a California Girl collection

Designer Rory Beca has partnered with Jergens (yes, the beauty products) for a cute Jergens x Rory Beca… [more]

Rory Beca Partners with Jergens for a California Girl collection Rory Beca Partners with Jergens for a California Girl collection

ISSA Restocks Kate Middleton's Blue Engagement Dress

Ever wonder if it's worth paying over $600.00 for a dress? While ISSA proves that it is--their Phyllis… [more]

ISSA Restocks Kate Middleton's Blue Engagement Dress ISSA Restocks Kate Middleton's Blue Engagement Dress

Jean Deal: Target Offers $10.00 off Denim in-store and online

If you're like most of the world you live in your jeans.   I've even seen studies where women say a… [more]

Jean Deal: Target Offers $10.00 off Denim in-store and online Jean Deal: Target Offers $10.00 off Denim in-store and online

Last Call for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale–Ends August 2

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Topshop deals at Nordstroms: Flute Sleeve Blouse and Draped Front Blouse

Sadly, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends Sunday August 2. 2015.    On Monday, August 3rd, prices will go up at Nordstrom.   That means there’s still time to indulge in some last minute shopping if you haven’t had a chance to check it out.   I took the opportunity to step out from behind the blog this week and visit Nordstrom to try on shoes and clothing.   While in the store I discovered a few more must haves at the sale.  Here are a few new deals I found and bought.  That’s right Nordstrom doesn’t give me anything for free to write about their sale.  These are all things I tried and loved. at reduced prices. Continue reading »

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Jean Deal: Target Offers $10.00 off Denim in-store and online

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Target is offering customers the chance to save $10.00 on Denim.

If you’re like most of the world you live in your jeans.   I’ve even seen studies where women say a good deal on denim is better than sex!   That’s why I know some of you will be interested in the deal Target is running right now on Target Denim.   For a limited time you can buy any pair of jeans you love at Target and save $10.00 whether you buy in-store  or online.  To get the deal, click over to Target Denim and select the style you love, then use  promo code: TRYON10.  The deal is good for savings on Men’s or women’s Denim.  Check out the DENIZEN brand from LEVI’S. I like both their stretch modern boot cut and their skinny styles.  Other brands on the sale include Target’s Mossimo jeans, Wallflower and Vanilla Star.

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Nordstrom Expands Partnership with MADEWELL to more stores

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A look from MADEWELL at Nordstrom.

Today Nordstrom has announced plans to expand their partnership with apparel brand MADEWELL.  That means you can now find MADEWELL at an additional 15 Nordstrom stores across the US . By late July, the retailer will carry the MADEWELL collection in a total of 30 locations and on Nordstrom.com.  Right now, Nordstrom is the only U.S. retailer to sell a broad assortment of MADEWELL merchandise, outside of MADEWELL stores.  This is good news for MADEWELL fans, who like Topshop fans, may have not had a brick and mortar store near them. Now, they can just head to Nordstrom.   Look for the MADEWELL  fall collection in Nordstrom stores and online today ( July 27th, 2015)  featuring woven tops and embroidered boho blouses, as well as MADEWELL’S beloved brand essentials, including High Riser denim, the Transport Tote (price $168), and the Slub V-neck Pocket Tee (now on sale for $17.50)  in fall colors.   Continue reading »

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Kohl’s Thakoon Lookbook: London Inspired Fashions for Fall

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A look from Kohl’s for Thakoon’s DesignNation lookbook. Lots of layers for Fall.

Kohl’s has released the lookbook for their Thakoon London inspired DesignNation collection due in stores for Fall 2015.   My first impressions of this collection are that it’s nothing special. Quite honestly, I don’t see many of the unique prints Thakoon is known for in this Kohl’s collab.  If you like the gorgeous brightly colored Thakoon looks, you might want to check out Thakoon on sale at SHOPBOP now.  The Kohl’s lookbook for Thakoon is featured on our friend The Budget Babe, and like her, I agree this collection will be on sale at reduced prices at Kohl’s just as Milly for Kohl’s was.  There are kitschy imprints of bowler hats, crowns and keys on T-shirts and Sweatshirts to remind you, hey folks this is London inspired.  To me, it’s very tacky. See what you think readers, to me , it’s SO lackluster and I have to admit, I am disappointed. Continue reading »

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Further Reductions on REISS Sale for Women & Men

The REISS summer clearance sale just got a lot sweeter. Today is the last day of the sale and items have been reduced by an extra 10% for both men and women.  REISS has been on The Recessionista‘s pick list for fashion ever since Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge wore the REISS Shola dress.   Things that we like on the sale racks include classic little black dresses like the COSTILLA dress, the MIRA blue bodycon dress, the gorgeous handbags , elegant women’s coats and the men’s suiting.   If you shop today, the final 10% off discount will be applied at checkout.  The sale is on until July 26, 2015.  If you shop the REISS women’s sale, be advised that REISS only goes up to size 12 US or size 16 UK.   Some of the dresses are generously cut and could fit a larger size so just read the sizing instructions before you shop to determine what is a looser cut and what is body conscious.

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Bloomingdales One Day Home Sale July 25

If you decorating or just want to update your home, you might want to check out today’s Bloomingdales Home Sale. For one day only, Bloomingdales is reducing prices on designer bedding, kitchen appliances, beds, bath items and even luggage.   Prices are reduced by 20% to 75% off of retails and if you’re a Bloomingdales loyallist you’ll receive triple points on your purchases. So what’s on The Recessionista’s pick list at this sale?   Dyson vacuums and Rowenta Irons,  KitchenAid mixers and Cuisinart food processors,  and Tumi and other top branded luggage.

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Gwyneth Paltrow at BlogHer: Fashion and Beauty News

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Gwyneth Paltrow arriving in New York last week for the BlogHer conference via goop’s Instagram.

So a number of you have asked did I hear Gwyneth Paltrow’s session at the recent BlogHer conference. If so, what did I think. Well, a couple of things.  First, honestly, it’s rather ironic that BlogHer invited her in, because despite her celebrity Gwyneth is not beloved in the blogging community.  There’s a feeling that she may have been “inspired” by other bloggers in creating her goop website.   There’s also a feeling that her beauty recommendations are not alway attainable.   However, despite winning many acting accolades including an Oscar, Ms. Paltrow now seems much more interested in running her lifestyle website and e-Commerce shopping platform than in her acting career.     Continue reading »

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ISSA Restocks Kate Middleton’s Blue Engagement Dress

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ISSA restocks the famous Phyllis dress worn by Kate Middleton for her engagement to Prince William

Ever wonder if it’s worth paying over $600.00 for a dress? While ISSA proves that it is–their Phyllis dress is a sell-out all over again. Last week,  ISSA  restocked their famous Phyllis dress popularized by Kate Middleton when she announced her engagement to Prince William.  The style of this dress  is truly a classic with is cinched waist ties, pleated front, a flared skirt and hidden zip fastening at the side.   The dress first gained popularity in 2010 and five years later, it’s a sellout all over again.  There’s still a few left on Net-A-Porter and on the ISSA website if you’re interested, but you better shop quick, they won’t last long!   The dress is already sold out on Harvey Nichols website. Continue reading »

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Rory Beca Partners with Jergens for a California Girl collection

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The Rory Beca dresses in the Jergens California Girl Kit

Designer Rory Beca has partnered with Jergens (yes, the beauty products) for a cute Jergens x Rory Beca Exclusive California Girl collection.   The collection features colorful dresses and totes in sunny beach patterns to pair with Jergens tanning creams and exfoliating products. The kit features an  exclusive Rory Beca Dixon Mini Dress in silk chiffon with a stylish back cutout. The dress is available in two limited edition patterns created to pair with each shade of  Jergens Instant Sun™ Sunless Tanning Mousse: the vivid orange Venice print was designed to match the Light Bronze shade, and the bright blue Canyon print effortlessly complements Deep Bronze.  The kits are available now at Rorybeca.com for $150.00 US for a limited time.

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Katy Perry New Face of H&M Holiday Campaign

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Singer Katy Perry will front H&M’s 2015 Holiday Campaign

Look for pop icon Katy Perry on H&M Holiday Campaign adverts starting this November.  The singer will add discount retailer H&M to their stable of celebrities like David Beckham who will front H&M campaigns.  With H&M paying high fees to the likes of Katy Perry and Beckham, I can’t help but wonder how they can keep prices so low.  “H&M was one of the places where I first began cultivating my personal style. I have continued to love integrating H&M pieces into my wardrobe throughout the years. One of the reasons I love the holidays is being able to dress cozy and cute, which H&M executes so well for every budget. I can’t wait for you to see the world we created with Jonas Åkerlund and Dan Jackson,” says Katy Perry. 

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