Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Year’s Event Style: Think Diamante Sparkle

Pictured: DKNYC Sequined Top on Sale at Macy’s for approx. $40.00 US As New Year’s Eve parties beckon, I’m thinking of holiday style and sequins.  I bet you are too.  The French called it “Diamante.”  Today this mysterious term is more often called “Bling.”  But I prefer Diamante.  Diamante is the art of creating a […]

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eBay’s Top Shopped in Style for 2010

Now it the time of year that I think about looking into my crystal ball to try to forecast 2011 fashion trends. But before I can look forward, I have to take a look into the past.  One simple barometer of style that I use is to look at what fashionistas are buying is eBay. […]

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Harrods Ushers in the After Christmas Sales

Pictured: Jerry Hall and Lizzy Jagger kick-off the Harrod’s Winter Sale. Jerry Hall and her look a like daughter, Lizzy, kicked off the Harrods’ after Christmas sale this morning in London as shoppers queued up for bargains.  While, at least bargains in Harrods’ terms. The word bargain can mean so many different things depending on […]

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RueLaLa’s the Gifts You Didn’t Get Sale

Far better than a lump of coal is the cash gift you may have received in your Christmas stocking. Sometimes 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  today and peruse gifts for men, women and your home. […]

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Merry Christmas Dear Readers

Another year has passed, and I want to thank all of you for reading and for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful holiday full of light and love. In the words of Dickens’ Tiny Tim, “God Bless us each and everyone.”

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Final Gift Shopping: The Recessionista goes Maxxinista

Pictured: My fashionista holiday card from Burgoyne cards via TJ Maxx Until yesterday, I’ve been woefully behind on the Christmas shopping duties.  I needed everything, stockings stuffers, cards, and even wrapping paper. Torrential California downpours, and even floods, made driving hazardous during this final holiday shopping week. The situation has been code red at The […]

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The Recessionista Reviews William Rast for Target

Pictured: William Rast for Target Women’s collection shirts I finally escaped the torrential rains in California, and got to the cold East coast where I was able to stumble into the local Target, a steaming coffee in hand, to review the new William Rast for Target collection.  I wish I could give this one a […]

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The Recessionista’s Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Are you ready shoppers? This is it, the final Christmas Countdown. I have to admit, I’m a little stressed.  I still have Christmas gifts to buy, so it’s time for some last minute shopping. California is lost in torrential downpours, mudslides and floods.  The east coast is freezing. And poor Europe is also freezing.  London […]

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Donate Your Coke Rewards Points to Toys for Tots

‘Tis the Season for Giving Coke Rewards to Toys for Tots Collecting Coke Rewards points is just one of the ways recessionistas can stretch their dollars a little bit further.  In case you didn’t know about this program, Coca-Cola consumers have long been able to accumulate “Coke- Rewards” and then cash them in for prizes […]

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The Outnet features a limited edition Paul + Joe collection and Holiday Gift Shop

If you’re still on the look out for some good deals that are fashionable and discounted, then click over to TheOutet today.  I just saw on Twitter that they are having a sale on Paul and Joe. This is the second limited edition collection of Paul & Joe for THE OUTNET by designer Sophie Albou. […]

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