Alexander Wang Announced as the next H&M Collaboration

Today at their annual Coachella party H&M announced that their next designer collaboration will be… [more]

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Karen Kane Offers Classic American Style for Spring 2014

Los Angeles designer Karen Kane's new Spring 2014 collection is full of comfortable and stylish American… [more]

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New Conscious Collection Arrives at H&M: Sustainable & Chic

The latest installment of H&M's Conscious Collection is now in stores and online. I stopped by my… [more]

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The Recessionista Reviews Peter Som for Kohl's

It's taken me a few days to be able to review all the pieces in the Peter Som's collection for Kohl's.… [more]

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THE OUTNET Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Designer Collection

One of the original outlet stores on the web, THE OUTNET is about to celebrate five years of web sales.… [more]

THE OUTNET Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Designer Collection THE OUTNET Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Designer Collection

THE OUTNET Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Designer Collection

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Model Chanel Iman wears Oscar de la Renta red rose acetate and metal necklace.

One of the original outlet stores on the web, THE OUTNET is about to celebrate five years of web sales.  Specializing in the sale of upscale designers at lower than retail prices, THE OUTNET.com  has been a hit on both sides of the Atlantic since its launch.  I’ve personally scored some great deals at the website including  a gorgeous Valentino dress purchased during the site’s birthday sale. If you love a good designer fashion deal, here’s some good news, THE OUTNET.COM  is about to  launch a limited-edition collection to mark its 5th birthday.  Save the date of April 29, 2014 to shop the exclusive collection of THE OUTNET”s greatest hits. The collection comprises re-issued, best-loved pieces from 17 of the most celebrated and iconic designer brands, including Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Chloé and J.W.AndersonContinue reading »

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Spa at Home: Do it Yourself (DIY) Facials with Honey

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Organic skincare: Honey is a natural moisturizer with antimicrobial properties

Recently I was treated to a Honey Almond Facial and at Honey Scrub hand massage at the Le Ciel Spa at the SLS Hotel.   Both treatments put much needed moisture back into my strained hands and tired skin.  Working on the computer all day dries out the skin and often leaves us with sore wrists, fingers and hands.   Did you know that honey is  a natural moisturizer that refreshes the skin and helps to act as a natural sun block? The same properties that moisturize and sooth your sore throat in a hot cup of tea when you are sick, can be put to work to heal and replenish moisture in the skin.  Best of all it’s economical to use Honey as a beauty treatment. You can give yourself the same treatment I received at a high-end spa for a low cost at home with a few simple DIY beauty recipes using Honey.

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Earth Day 2014 Deals and Eco-Friendly savings

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Earth Day is April 22, 2014

Today is Earth Day, a time for all of us to think about our planet and try to conserve resources and recycle where we can.  I’ll be heading to H&M to recycle old clothes and Origins and Kiehl’s to recycle old cosmetic containers.  Here are some resources that I have found to help you do some recycling and savings to help Mother Earth.   If you know of other deals, leave a comment and share. Continue reading »

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Kate Spade to Collaborate with Gap Kids this Fall

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Gap Kids

The LA Times reports that Kate Spade will be working with the Gap this fall.  The designer is doing a collaboration with GapKids.   Look for Kate Spade and Jack Spade’s limited-edition collection will be available for purchase in November 2014 online and in GapKids.  Kate Spade joins Stella McCartney &  DVF as designers who have done children’s collections for Gap.  Remember when Carla Bruni wore of the Stella McCartney for Gap kid’s jacket? I predict we might see some adults trying to squeeze into Kate Spade for Gap.  The collection will be sold via Gap’s website as well as at  Gap Kids bricks-and-mortar stores in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Hong Kong and Japan.

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H&M and Do Something Partner for Garment Recycling

 

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H&M’s Recycling Program a win for consumers & Mother Earth

Got a tee shirt with stains that wont’ come out? Or maybe a sweater with holes from moth bites?  Take it to your local H&M store. From April 17 to June 20, 2014 young people can participate in “Comeback Clothes” by collecting old and worn-out clothing in their schools and communities and then dropping them off in garment recycling bins at any H&M store. All brands and all conditions will be accepted. H&M will send these clothes to a recycling facility, where they will be given a new life. Although most fabrics can be recycled, 85% of all textiles end up in landfills each year–that’s 11.1 million tons, the equivalent of over 70 billion t-shirts.  That’s an astonishing amount of waste that is needless. Continue reading »

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The Recessionista Reviews Peter Som for Kohl’s

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Coral pieces from Peter Som for Kohl’s

It’s taken me a few days to be able to review all the pieces in the Peter Som’s collection for Kohl’s.  The first Kohl’s store I went to had a small assortment of the pieces , the second store had a better variety.  I’ve now seen and inspected most of the pieces, so I can give an informed opinion of this collection.  First, I love the colors and the prints.   The postcard print is really gorgeous and there is a maxi dress, top and skirt with this beautiful vintage looking print on them.  The tops and pants with mixed tropical prints and stripes are all really good looking.    Everything is well priced.   My one criticism of this collection is that some of the pieces are so oversized they  are not flattering.   But that is not all of the collection.   Here are The Recessionista’s  favorites based on quality and price.  Some of the dresses will make great choices for Easter or Mother’s Day. Continue reading »

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Shopbop Friends & Family Sale Offers Fashion Savings

 

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The Shopbop friends and family sale is on.

Fashion website Shopbop is having a special friends & family event.  For a limited time you can take 25% off all full-price & SALE items.  To get the savings, after you shop enter code INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout.  This offer ends Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 11:59PM PST.  Shopbop is a great way to get top designers on sale, but do check the brand exclusions here before you shop as not all of the designers are on sale.

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Special Sale: Last Call Designer Shoe Event

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Last Call Designer Shoe New Arrivals Event : April 16, 2014

If you love the designer shoes at Neiman Marcus, then you’ll want to check out the Last Call Shoe Sale event. The event features brands direct from Neiman Marcus stores, Neiman Marcus Last Call announces its Designer Shoe New Arrivals Event. The seasonal event begins Wednesday, April 16 of designer favorites, such as Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Charlotte Olympia, Lanvin Paris, and more. Selections vary by location. Guests can save up to 55% off original designer prices. Continue reading »

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New Conscious Collection Arrives at H&M: Sustainable & Chic

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H&M’s new Conscious Collection is now in stores.

The latest installment of H&M’s Conscious Collection is now in stores and online. I stopped by my local H&M store yesterday to check it out. I’m so impressed by fabrication and the tangerine, red and gold hues in this collection. This collection is really gorgeous.  There are a couple of upscale collection exclusives here like the $249.00 lace dress  modeled by Amber (above) and the ruffled flamenco dress for $199.00 (similar to the one that Penelope Cruise wore to the Oscars Vanity Fair party) that are already selling out. Continue reading »

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Forever21 Celebrates Festival Fashion at Coachella

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The Forever21 Suite at Coachella 2014

Budget retailer Forever21 made the scene at this weekend’s Coachella Music Fest with an impressive show designed to show off their boho-chic festival fashions.   There show labeled “Party in the Sky” took place on Saturday, April 12 featuring secret guest DJ’s Gorgon City and What So Not,  as well as recording artist Azealia Banks.  Azealia Banks performed unreleased tracks off of “Broke With Expensive Taste” (an aptly titled theme song for The Recessionista.  If you didn’t make it out to the desert this weekend for Coachella,  you can still enjoy the party music from the Forever21 event by getting the playlist on the brand’s blog. Continue reading »

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