Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Recessionista Reviews Matthew Willliamson for Macy’s

Pictured: Separates from the MW for Macy’s line on the rack at my local store. Although I stopped in the nearest Macy’s to check out British designer Matthew Williamson’s collection for Macy’s the day it launched, I haven’t had a chance until now to share my findings with my readers. This is a lovely, tasteful […]

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Get Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Jewelry Look for Less

One day later, and I’m still obsessed with the Royal Wedding! Sorry dah-lings, I can’t help it. The hats alone were mind blowing.  What about the hats Fergie’s daughters (Bea & Eugenie) were seen wearing?  They gave new meaning to the term bad taste.  Poor Fergie girls.  They aptly demonstrated the old adage, money can’t […]

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Kate Middleton Wears Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Kate Middleton looked every inch  a modern Princess in her beautiful Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown early this morning as she walked down the aisle at Westminster Abbey.  The dress seems to pay tribute to Grace Kelly’s wedding dress, which Kate was said to have admired.  As you can see from the picture above […]

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Kate Middleton Rumor Round-up: What Will the Bride be Wearing to Westminster Abbey

Pictured: Kate Middleton as a wedding guest. (photo via website If you’re on Royal Wedding watch as I am, then you know that the Internet is alive with rumors about what Kate Middleton will wear down the aisle tomorrow at Westminster Abbey.  I had to take some time after work tonight to read the […]

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Looking for Something Very Special for Mom? Chanel Vintage Jewelry Sale

Yes, I am addicted to Chanel. Yes, I love Coco and all things Coco completely. Yes, I lust for the double C insignia, and have gone on many an epic quest to find my Chanel jewelry.  So if you love Chanel, like I do, you’ll want to check out new shopping site Ajaline’s Vintage Chanel […]

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Sponsored Post: Macy’s “Thank a Mom Movement” Offers Charitable Giving when you send free eCard to your Mom

Here’s a free deal that you will want to take advantage of, both to honor your Mother this May 8th for Mother’s Day, and to help charity.  This Mother’s Day, join Macy’s in their “Thank a Mom Movement” which celebrates mom and allows you  to select which charity you want Macy’s to donate $5 (up […]

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Ted Baker London Offers Savings for the Royal Wedding

In preparation for this Friday’s Royal Wedding ceremony, and honestly, the TV show based on the ceremony retailers are gearing up to cash in . Kate Middleton style is everywhere, as are souvenirs that run the gamut from tasteful to downright cheesy.  One promotion, and group of items I do like, is the Royal Wedding […]

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Loft Loves Teachers: National Teachers Day is May 3rd

Alert the media! It’s time to honor some of the hardest working, and most underpaid workers on the planet : Teachers.  I want you all to save the date of May 3rd, because that is National Teachers Day. I am already getting some gifts ready for my little niece & nephew to give to their […]

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Coming up at Gilt Groupe: Gossip Girl Sale + Mother’s Day Boutique

Tonight (April 25th) at 9:00 pm PST, Gilt Groupe is offering what they are calling a “Gossip Girl” sale, inspired by items from the popular TV show.  I’m not a huge fan of the show, but the clothes the actresses wear are cute & pricey. They may be some good deals on the Gossip Girl […]

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The Recessionista’s Weekend Update: Royal Wedding & More

Happy Weekend readers! Finally, some time to get some rest has arrived.  And, it’s Easter and Passover too. But the holidays are not the only celebration coming up.  It’s almost time for the Royal Wedding in the UK.  That means retailers are in over drive producing Royal Wedding fashion knock-offs and jewelry.  Here are some […]

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