Monthly Archives: August 2012

Vogue’s Grace Coddington Collaborates with Balenciaga

Pictured: The Grace Coddington Designed “Pumpkin’ Balenciaga bag In the build-up to Fashion’s Night Out, it was recently announced that Vogue Creative Director, and former model, Grace Coddington  has teamed up with French luxury brand Balenciaga for a collection of accessories….wait for it, inspired by her cat Pumpkin! It’s so rich with humor, just the […]

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Kohl’s Giveaway, Fall Fashion for Fashion’s Night Out (FNO)

Pictured: Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s top. I’ve heard from a few of you that you live in a city that doesn’t host a Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) for you to participate in.  Well, in the era of Social Media and online interaction, FNO can come to you. That’s why The Recessionista is teaming up with the […]

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Savings Tip: WhatsApp Saves Text Messaging Costs

Pictured: A look at the What’s App screen & messaging interface. The high cost of text messaging and managing my data plan usage on my iPhone & Windows Phone when I travel has become nothing but a burden.  When I am in the midst of a trip and need to get a message out, I […]

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Sharon Osbourne Launches Jewelry Collection on HSN

Tonight on the Home Shopping Network, aka HSN, Sharon Osbourne will be debuting her new line of affordable jewelry.  I’ve just had  a look at some of the pics, and I like what I am seeing. I’ve always loved Moonstones, they are the more affordable Opal in my opinion.  I’ve seen some beautiful English vintage […]

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Back to School: Poketo for Target 2012!

Back in 2010 Los Angeles design house Poketo launched a collection of accessories at Target.  The collection featuring their distinctive designs was a sell-out. Now, the artistic husband and wife team, Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, who founded Poketo are coming back to Target with a new collection of dated planners, desktop and wall calendars. These […]

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Chic Recessionista on the Red Carpet: Kelly Osbourne in A|X Armani Exchange

Photo: Kelly Osbourne at the Do Something Awards in Armani Exchange. I love it when a celebrity (or their stylist) chooses an affordable garment to wear on the Red Carpet.  It just reaffirms The Recessionista‘s manifesto that not all good looking fashion needs to be expensive.  My favorite member of the Fashion Police showed up […]

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Tips for Shopping End of Summer Sales

Pictured: The store window at my local H&M store. (photo: M. Hall) One result of the economy being less than robust and consumers cutting back on their spending is the plethora of sales that seem to be going on constantly.  The sale price seems to be the new retail price at many stores.  But having […]

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Celeb Deal: Eva Longoria in an ASOS Pencil Dress

Pictured: Eva Longoria in an ASOS dress Here in Los Angeles Eva Longoria is frequently seen on the red carpet and at her restaurant Beso in  expensive designer dresses. This week she stepped out in a dress that is a bit more affordable from British online fashion retailer ASOS.She looked great in a red ASOS […]

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Fashion Friday: Get the Trend, Lace Dresses at Kohl’s

Pictured: Jennifer Lopez Lace Shift Dress at Kohl’s for $40.00 Friday is fast becoming the day of the week where bloggers highlight fashion favorites and trends.  For me, I want to promote trends, but also good deals.  Once of the hottest trends of this year, has been the lace overlay dress. Pictured: Kate Middleton in […]

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H&M Instagram Contest to Promote David Beckham Bodywear

Pictured: Oh look, it’s a statute of David Beckham, just what I needed on Friday! Ok, I like the sight of David Beckham in his undies as much as any women, but a statute of Becks in his briefs? C’mon! Seriously? Seriously, H&M has put up statutes of Beckham like he was a modern day […]

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