Monthly Archives: December 2008

Beautiful Bubbly! Cheap and Chic Champagne Picks

I’ts the last day of the year! Au Revoir old year. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am ready for a New Year. In preparing for New Year’s Eve, bubbly is very much on my mind. And by bubbly, I mean Champagne. At only 90 calories a glass, Champagne helps me […]

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Final Year End Sales Round-Up: Closing out 2008

Well, 2008 is coming to a close. On behalf of all Recessionistas, I feel we are ready for a new year! Hopefully 2009, will bring us better news and some long-awaited change For now, we can content ourselves with some final year-end savings. If you’re like me, you’ve been saving a few pennies, gift certificates […]

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Good Deals on New Year’s Dresses: BCBG, Kristin Davis @ Belk + More

A couple of readers have written in to ask for some recommendations on affordable dresses for New Years. So here are a few picks for your consideration. Kristin Davis Collection Dress at BelkThis flattering scoop blue dress features a necklines adorned with jewels and a bow tie waist. This lovely dress is subtly shimmering. I’ve […]

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The Recessionista Reviews Thakoon for Target

The Recessionista’s Top Pick: The Thakoon Floral Raincoat One day early, we found most of the eagerly awaited Thakoon (Thakoon Panichgu) collection for Target available at our local Super Target here in North Carolina. I’ve been a Thakoon fan since last season’s Gap White Shirt Collection made his fashions accessible to thrifty fashionistas. In the […]

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Hot Deal: Jovovich-Hawk Blowout Sale on HauteLook!

I’m writing today as I enjoy a VERY merry, morning after Christmas. My little niece & nephew are all snug in their beds after another momentous & successful visit from Santa Claus. This gives Aunt Mary a little “me” time to look around at the after Christmas sales. I’m looking because I received a some […]

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Happy Holidays to all our Readers!

We wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year. Thanks for stopping by, reading & sharing your comments. Today, we’re putting the final touches on the tree, getting Christmas dinner ready, tracking Santa and hanging my friend Lynn’s beautiful homemade starfish ornament up on the tree. ‘Merry Christmas’ […]

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For All the Procrastinators Out There, Final Holiday Shopping

Today’s post is for the Procrastinators among us. Even though I have been working on my holiday shopping since November and looking for the best deals, others in my family have not! After surviving 10hrs of airline travel yesterday (to make it to the east coast for the holidays) I now understand that I have […]

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The Courage to be Frugal: Last Minute Holiday Shopping

Today’s post is thoughtfully entitled, “The Courage to be Frugal” because that is what it took for me to venture out in person to stores today. The sun is out, the rain has stopped and California is in the Car! Its like the city of Los Angeles is coming out of winter hibernation after the […]

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The Recessionista Falls into the Gap for $10.00 & under $30.00 Holiday Gifts!

The Recessionista’s Holiday Pick du Jour, Items on Sale Today at the Gap for $10.00 US So, I’m pleased to say that I went to the Mall last night in my neighborhood. This was a major win as I have been putting it off because of the “California Cold”. I’m embarrassed to say that once […]

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Sweaters on Sale: Flying over to Bluefly + more

Holiday Sweepstakes on Hello Recessionistas! I can’t begin today’s post without first exclaiming that I am COLD!!! Yes, its freezing cold here in Los Angeles, California. I heard its the coldest its been since 1901. Early this week we were “blessed” with rain, freezing rain and even snow in some areas. I haven’t used […]

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