Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy New Year: The Recessionista’s Affordable Champagne Picks

In preparing for New Year’s Eve, bubbly is very much on my mind. And by bubbly, I mean Champagne. One of my dearest friends has called Champagne nothing more than “bad white wine.” I disagree. At only 90 calories a glass, Champagne helps me prepare for my coming New Year’s diet and usher out the […]

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Coming New Year’s Day: RueLaLa’s Gifts You Didn’t Get Boutique

Far better than a lump of coal is the cash gift you may have received in your Christmas stocking. Some people know that the gifts we give ourselves are the best. If you were gifted with a little mad money, then visit RueLaLa Gifts You Didn’t Get Boutique on New Year’s Day and peruse gifts […]

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New Year’s Looks for Less: Ring in 2010 in Style

Tick, tick, tick, 2010 is just a few days away. It’s time to ring out the old, ring in the new. Several of you have written in to ask for some recommendations on affordable looks for New Years. Last year, I only covered dresses. This year, I’m looking at dresses, tops and accessories at reasonable […]

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Sonia Rykiel for H&M Part Deux Preview. Coming Feb. 20 for Spring 2010.

Pictured: Two Looks from the upcoming Sonia Rykiel for H&M Knitwear collection The fabuless bloggers over at Racked NY were working like Santa’s Elves this Christmas to bring us all latest fashion looks from the upcoming Sonia Rykiel for H&M collaboration. Kudos to Elizabeth at Racked for posting on Christmas Eve! Shame I was drinking […]

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Final Sale: 50% off at Gilt Fuse today

In case Santa left something you wanted off his list, you might want to check the Gilt Fuse sale today. From Corpus to LaROK, Gilt Fuse is offering knits, jumpers, dresses and more. Happy holidays ladies — here’s to 50 brands from under $50! Juicy Couture watches are also featured and I just snapped one […]

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QVC Brings Jackie Kennedy’s “Fey” Style to the Masses for under $100

Pictured: Jacqueline Kennedy in her trademark triple strand pearls designed by Coco Chanel, given to her by her mother Janet Lee Bouvier. John F. Kennedy once described his wife Jackie’s style as “fey.” What does it mean to be fey? According to the dictionary “fey” means to possess an “otherworldly, magical, or fairy like aspect […]

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There’s Got to be a Morning After: Boxing Day Dec. 26 Sales

With snow still blanketing much of the world, many shoppers couldn’t get to the stores pre-Christmas to finish their shopping. Tragedy, eh? Not really. Many retailers are going to keep the sales in full swing until Jan 1st to try to lure those thawing out from winter storms into the stores to buy. Let’s see […]

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Merry Christmas Baby! From LA with Love

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Last Minute Deals and Steals! TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Kohl’s

Pictured: One of my favorite places, the final cosmetic clearance rack at TJ Maxx or Marshall’s The hours are ticking by and it is the final Christmas shopping countdown. Today I had to take my little niece out for our annual tradition of shopping for her parents. The recessioniecesta shopping expedition involves frugal fashion guidance, […]

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Final Countdown

Are you ready shoppers? This is it, the final Christmas Countdown. I have to admit, I’m a little stressed. I made the priority mail shipping today with final gifts and Christmas cards, but I am not done yet. It’s like an obstacle course at this point. There are last minute items to get for the […]

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