Monthly Archives: May 2009

Matthew Williamson Part Deux for H&M and Tracy Feith for Target

Pictured: A Boho Tracy Feith black dress with embroidery for summer available at Target or, Price: $39.99 Two hot and colorful budget fashion lines are just in for The Recessionista’s readers to check out and access. The new Matthew Williamson for H&M Part Deux collection rolled into stores the end of last week. I […]

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Saturday Sales Round-Up: More than Fashion

Happy Saturday to Recessionistas around the globe! I’m back home in Los Angeles, Ca and refueling with a big cuppa some cheap and cheerful coffee. This stuff is amazing: Don Francisco Colombian. I brought it at my local grocer using a coupon, and it’s delicious. If you see it tomorrow in your Sunday paper, be […]

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Swimsuit Summer Style Tips from Shoshanna

Pictured: A cartoon highlighting the pitfalls of beach swim suit scenery Are you dreading this year’s search for the perfect swimsuit? I know I am. Looking in the store’s dressing room mirror at myself in a swimsuit is tough, tough, tough. But, there are a few things you can do to shop for the best […]

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Summer Sandals Round-Up: Feets Don’t Fail Me Now

Pictured: My “aspirational” summer sandal, Miss Trish of Capri Turquoise seahorse sandal from on sale for $110.00 (shipping is International) With summer weather breaking out all over, it’s a good time for all of us to starting setting our feet free in some comfortable and stylish sandals. I love keeping an assortment of cheap […]

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Spamalot: My Favorite Piece of Spam from The Recessionista’s In-Box

Recently, I have been receiving a fair amount of “spam” here at The Recessionista  in-box. Some are annoying, some are just plain stupid. And then there are those that are just stupidly funny. This is spam of the richest kind. For though I continually despair of how to best manage my money, and still quench my […]

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City Chic: The Recessionista’s Book Giveaway

The lovely folks at Sourcebooks recently sent me a copy of Nina Willdorf’s “City Chic” book. City Chic is a nice slim volume of tips of saving and even decorating small spaces (like a New York City apartment.) I have to confess, one of my favorite chapters was about removing spots from garments without paying […]

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Classics for Mom: Vera at Gilt, Kohl’s and Catwalk

Pictured: Vera Wang Lavender Label on Sale at the Gilt Groupe today A very happy Mother Mother’s day to all our readers! Here’s hoping you are all enjoying a wonderful day at home with your Mom and celebrating.When I think of my mom, I always thinks of classic styles. Mom is not into anything trendy. […]

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Norma Kamali: A Fashion Icon and Leader in Recession Chic

Pictured: Timeless Style, Designer Norma Kamali making Chic Cheap with Walmart Today’s The New York Times Style section has a piece on designer Norma Kamali. It’s a great piece, and for those of you who haven’t read it, you might want to check it out. In the course of a long career, Ms. Kamali has […]

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In the Nick of Time: Loehmann’s 50% off Sale

This blog has been interrupted for a breaking Recessionista Sales Alert!Just in time for Mother’s Day, Loehmann’s has a special sale. Here’s the dealio: Buy One at Regular Price and Get Your Second Item of Designer Fashions at 50% off! If you haven’t shopped for Mom yet, you might want to check it out at […]

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Bon Anniversaire/ Happy Birthday Chanel No. 5

Pictured: A Vintage Chanel No. 5 Perfume Bottle photo courtesy of the 100Fragrances Blogspot Sacre bleu! Yesterday was the anniversaire of my beloved Coco Chanel’s perfume, Chanel No. 5. It wasn’t on my radar until I read about it in a Brandweek article. Brandweek, of all places, has a very nice article on what Chanel […]

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