Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale & Memorial Day Sales 2016

If you're ready to get your Memorial Day shop on, check out the Nordstrom half-yearly sale starting… [more]

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Best 2016 Memorial Day Sales

We're ready for the long Memorial Day Weekend 2016.  What's on our list of to-dos? Well, of course a… [more]

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Review: Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer 2016 UNIQLO

The new  Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer fashion collection for  2016 is just in at UNIQLO stores… [more]

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Spring Sale at Saks Fifth Avenue offers Deals on Fashion & Apparel

The Spring Sale has officially begun today at Saks Fifth Avenue offering to 40% OFF  fashion selections… [more]

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Maje & Sandro Memorial Day 2016 Sales

French fashion brands Maje & Sandro are both offering Memorial Day Weekend Sales. Both brands are… [more]

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Maje & Sandro Memorial Day 2016 Sales

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French Fashion Brands Sandro and Maje are offering big Memorial Day sales.

French fashion brands Maje & Sandro are both offering Memorial Day Weekend Sales. Both brands are offering 25% off on full-priced and markdown items until May 30, 2016.  The sales are on until May 30, 2016.  Look for fashion savings  in-store and online at Sandro& Maje.  At Sandro the sale is on both menswear and women’s fashions.  Continue reading »

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Gucci for Net-a-Porter capsule collection features gorgeous prints

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Some of my favorites from the new Gucci capsule collection for Net-a-Porter

Gucci has launched a gorgeous 20 piece capsule collection on luxury fashion website Net-a-Porter. I clicked over to Net-a-Porter yesterday by chance and stumbled upon the collection, which is already selling out.  The mainstay of the collection is a beautiful exclusive rose print, inspired by a 19th century tapestry, that is featured on handbags, dresses and jackets. It’s breathtaking!  This collection features three-quarter sleeve scarf blouse with pearl GG buttons, a pleated skirt with nude lining, a reversible cashmere and merino wool cardigan and across accessories, including the Dionysus shoulder bag, flat mules, a high heel pump and the Ace sneaker.  Continue reading »

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Abercrombie and Fitch Revitalizes the Brand with New Designers

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Abercrombie & Fitch Quilted Rose Jacket with Tassel Peasant Blouse.

Last week I attended a press preview for the Summer/Fall lines from Abercrombie and Fitch.  The Columbus, Ohio company is revitalizing their brand with new designers. Kristina Szasz has taken on the design director for womenswear  and Aaron Levine is leading the designed for menswear at Abercrombie and Fitch.  The resulting collections are a significant upgrade for Abercrombie and Fitch.  I was surprised to see the good looking separates, vintage style prints and upscale men’s suede jackets from Abercrombie and Fitch, a brand I thought of just for logo tees, half-naked male models in-store and casual sportswear. Continue reading »

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beGlammed App: Professional Make-up & Hair Styling

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The beGlammed App puts beauty at your fingertips with makeup & hair stylists that can come to you.

If you’ve ever needed professional hair or make-up artists to come to you at your home, a hotel or a special event, then you’ll want to check out the beGlammed App.  beGlammed puts a network of professional beauty experts at your fingertips, easily accessible from your mobile device.  If you’re tired of rushing around to get to the beauty parlour before a special event, beGlammed let’s you book beauty professionals to come to you.  I recently had the opportunity to try the beGlammed services at a special event in Los Angeles.  The outcome was amazing. Continue reading »

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Memorial Day Weekend Travel Deals

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If you are planning to travel for Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-30) then you might want to check out some travel deals and apps to help you get savings.  Whether you are roadtripping or flying to a vacation destination, there are some travel deals on our radar and apps you should check out.  Continue reading »

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Celebrity Style: Holly Willoughby Pencil Skirt & Floral Shirt Pairing

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British TV Presenter Holly Willoughby in a Roland Mouret White Pencil Skirt and a Karen Millen Floral Shirt.

British TV Presenter Holly Willoughby has been showing off how to style a Roland Mouret Pencil Skirt with a variety of designer and high street tops on her Instagram feed this month. I’m not always a fan of what celebrities choose to wear, because some of it can be just over the top styles designed to simply get the media’s attention–but I have to say, I love how Holly has been pairing her Roland Mouret Arreton Skirt.  The high-waisted skirt has trademark Roland Mouret pin tucks at the waist  and a flat waistband for a fitted silhouette.  The skirt retails for $795.00 at Neiman Marcus. The Daily Mail reports that they have spotted Ms. Willoughby wearing the skirt no less than 10 times in the past month in pictures on her Instagram. Clearly, this luxury pencil skirt is an investment piece and Ms. Willoughby is getting great value out of it by wearing it over and over with different tops.  Read on to see all the ways she has styled this elegant pencil skirt. Then compare to see how you can get the look for less. Continue reading »

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Handbag Deal: Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale

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          The online sample sale is on at Rebecca Minkoff.

Luxury handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff is having an online only handbag sample sale this weekend with discounts up to 70% off of retail.  Popular styles on the sale include the Avery crossbody bag. the Leo clutch and my personal favorite the Micro Perry Satchel.  Prices range from $48.00 to $150.00. If you love Rebecca Minkoff, but don’t want to pay retail, check this handbag sale out online this weekend. Continue reading »

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New York : Sale at Norma Kamali Boutique

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Norma Kamali has a announced a special sale at her New York Store.

How would you like to buy a dress from designer  NORMA KAMALI for $100 or under? Well, here’s your chance if you’re in New York City this week. NORMA KAMALI will be hosting a one day only at her New York City store on Thursday, May 19 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm EST .  Following are the details, be sure to RSVP to attend.  Good luck.  I would love to shop this one for one of her great dresses or a swimsuit.   If you read here, you know that NORMA KAMALI  is a favorite of mine and a fashion leader in so many ways. Continue reading »

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Spring Sale at Saks Fifth Avenue offers Deals on Fashion & Apparel

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                             The Saks Fifth Avenue Spring 2016 sale has begun.

The Spring Sale has officially begun today at Saks Fifth Avenue offering to 40% OFF  fashion selections for women and men.  The sale runs from May 9 to May 19th. Top sellers on the sale include Eileen Fisher, Jimmy Choo,  Rebecca Minkoff (handbags exclusive to Saks), Alice and Olivia , Nicole Miller and more.  See below for some of our sale picks.  Here at The Recessionista, we like the Saks sale because the quality of the merchandise is good and their own Saks branded apparel is affordable and offers a good fit.   The sale also features 30% off swimwear including cover-ups. Continue reading »

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Alice + Olivia announces prom dress donation program

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alice + olivia announces a “Buy a Dress, Give a Dream” initiative.

alice + olivia is donating a prom dress for every dress that is sold from May 3- May 17 2016.   The dresses are not cheap, but this is certainly a generous charity plan by alice + olivia designer, Stacy Bendet.The prom dresses will be donated to girls who are part of Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization and Prep for Prep.   In conjunction with the two-week promotion, alice + olivia will host an event for dress recipients in the New York City area to try on and take home their new dream dress. The brand, which sells an average of 700 dresses every week, anticipates a donation of over 2,000 dresses as a result of the Buy a Dress Give a Dream (#BuyADressGiveADream) initiative.  Check out some of our favorite alice + olivia dresses that might tempt you to buy a dress before May 17, 2016. Continue reading »

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