Monthly Archives: August 2010

Alternative Apparel: Labor Day Free Shipping Promotion

If you’re looking for solid comfort, and great casual, yoga or athletic wear then you might just want to shop the Alternative Apparel Pre-Labor Day Weekend sale.  I covered Alternative Apparel’s Show at LA Fashion Week, and I am still wearing and loving their “Pray for Fashion” Cotton Pima Tee.  Alternative Apparel is one of […]

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Best Dressed at the Emmy’s: The Recessionista’s Looks for Less

Pictured: Tina Fey on the Red Carpet at the Emmy’s strikes the pose. (photo: People StyleWatch) Yesterday was a great display of beautiful gowns and fabulous jewelry.  Two weeks ahead of New York Fashion Week’s Los Angeles was the hottest ticket in town for a big fashion preview.  I love how fashion has become such […]

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Recessionista Red Carpet: Sofia Vergara in Suave Professional Hair Products

Pictured: Sofia Vergara rocked the Suave styled loose hair on the Emmy Red Carpet. (photo Getty Images.) It’s been a big night tonight in Los Angeles.  The Emmys were on! That means Red Carpet glamour galore with designer gowns, amazing hair and dazzling jewels (mostly borrowed.)  For me, one of the biggest surprises of the night was Modern Family’s […]

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Temple St. Clair Jewelry for Target Review

 Pictured: I was at Target early this am, and snagged this Temple St. Clair charm necklace which is already sold out online. (photo: M. Hall) As some of you know, the collection of Temple St. Clair for Target jewelry arrived in stores today.  These pieces are replicas of the high-end jewelry Temple St. Clair designs […]

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Vena Cava for Bloomingdales Aqua Launches

Pictured: Vena Cava for Aqua Ruffled Silk Chiffon Dress, picture from Surfing around the web this morning to check out what’s new in affordable fashion, I literally stumbled upon the new Vena Cava Aqua collection for Bloomingdales.  The collection is due in stores on Sept. 1, but it’s already on  You may remember […]

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Kmart’s Fall Fashion Sweepstakes

As I mentioned here before, Kmart has some very new, very fashionable cheap and chic designs in for fall.  They have  a killer military jacket, tees and accessories, that you won’t believe are from the big K!   The collection includes these looks with these prices: – MILITARY CROP PEA COAT ($89.99)  – SKINNY DENIM […]

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Mayor Villaraigosa Stages Fashion Economic Intervention for Los Angeles Fashion’s Night Out

Pictured: A favorite vintage photograph by the brilliant Lillian Bassman from Harper’s Bazaar. Mayor Tony  broke it down to for the fashion faithful tonight in downtown LA. He held a little press conference to promote the festival of fashion coming to LA on Sept. 10th.  The Mayor gets it.  He may not be a fashionista, […]

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Chanel Goes Viral with BLEU DE CHANEL by Scorsese

As I’ve said before right here on my favorite blog, The Recessionista, I love it when the designers and fashion houses find creative ways to use social media to market their brand.  I just saw the new Bleu de Chanel viral video for the Men’s fragrance of the same name, and I love it. It’s […]

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Gap Opens in the Land Down Under, Australia plus Give + Get Promo

This is a special post for all my readers living in OZ! Australia that is. I don’t know what took them so long, but the Gap has finally opened stores in Australia in Melbourne this August and Sydney coming up in Oct. I had no idea that the Gap was not yet selling in this […]

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TJ Maxx and Marshall’s Back to School Savings + More

T.J.Maxx and Marshalls are flexing their discount muscles with some serious back to school savings.  They are offering leggings, backpacks. shoes, tees, dresses sweaters and more.  If you shop these stores, then you know that they regularly stock off-price retail items including brand names and designer goods for up to 60% off of retail.  Beyond, the clothing, […]

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