Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale & Memorial Day Sales 2016

If you're ready to get your Memorial Day shop on, check out the Nordstrom half-yearly sale starting… [more]

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Review: Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer 2016 UNIQLO

The new  Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer fashion collection for  2016 is just in at UNIQLO stores… [more]

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Project Gravitas Makes Shapewear Part of the Dress

Ever worn a dress with shapewear underneath that keeps slipping down or up? Or maybe the shapewear under… [more]

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The Lane Bryant/Christian Siriano Collab

The Christian Siriano fashion collaboration with Lane Bryant is now in stores and online.  Here's a… [more]

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Spring Sale at Saks Fifth Avenue offers Deals on Fashion & Apparel

The Spring Sale has officially begun today at Saks Fifth Avenue offering to 40% OFF  fashion selections… [more]

Spring Sale at Saks Fifth Avenue offers Deals on Fashion & Apparel Spring Sale at Saks Fifth Avenue offers Deals on Fashion & Apparel

Abercrombie and Fitch Revitalizes the Brand with New Designers

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Abercrombie & Fitch Quilted Rose Jacket with Tassel Peasant Blouse.

Last week I attended a press preview for the Summer/Fall lines from Abercrombie and Fitch.  The Columbus, Ohio company is revitalizing their brand with new designers. Kristina Szasz has taken on the design director for womenswear  and Aaron Levine is leading the designed for menswear at Abercrombie and Fitch.  The resulting collections are a significant upgrade for Abercrombie and Fitch.  I was surprised to see the good looking separates, vintage style prints and upscale men’s suede jackets from Abercrombie and Fitch, a brand I thought of just for logo tees, half-naked male models in-store and casual sportswear. Continue reading »

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beGlammed App: Professional Make-up & Hair Styling

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The beGlammed App puts beauty at your fingertips with makeup & hair stylists that can come to you.

If you’ve ever needed professional hair or make-up artists to come to you at your home, a hotel or a special event, then you’ll want to check out the beGlammed App.  beGlammed puts a network of professional beauty experts at your fingertips, easily accessible from your mobile device.  If you’re tired of rushing around to get to the beauty parlour before a special event, beGlammed let’s you book beauty professionals to come to you.  I recently had the opportunity to try the beGlammed services at a special event in Los Angeles.  The outcome was amazing. Continue reading »

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Memorial Day Weekend Travel Deals

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If you are planning to travel for Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-30) then you might want to check out some travel deals and apps to help you get savings.  Whether you are roadtripping or flying to a vacation destination, there are some travel deals on our radar and apps you should check out.  Continue reading »

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Celebrity Style: Holly Willoughby Pencil Skirt & Floral Shirt Pairing

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British TV Presenter Holly Willoughby in a Roland Mouret White Pencil Skirt and a Karen Millen Floral Shirt.

British TV Presenter Holly Willoughby has been showing off how to style a Roland Mouret Pencil Skirt with a variety of designer and high street tops on her Instagram feed this month. I’m not always a fan of what celebrities choose to wear, because some of it can be just over the top styles designed to simply get the media’s attention–but I have to say, I love how Holly has been pairing her Roland Mouret Arreton Skirt.  The high-waisted skirt has trademark Roland Mouret pin tucks at the waist  and a flat waistband for a fitted silhouette.  The skirt retails for $795.00 at Neiman Marcus. The Daily Mail reports that they have spotted Ms. Willoughby wearing the skirt no less than 10 times in the past month in pictures on her Instagram. Clearly, this luxury pencil skirt is an investment piece and Ms. Willoughby is getting great value out of it by wearing it over and over with different tops.  Read on to see all the ways she has styled this elegant pencil skirt. Then compare to see how you can get the look for less. Continue reading »

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Handbag Deal: Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale

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          The online sample sale is on at Rebecca Minkoff.

Luxury handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff is having an online only handbag sample sale this weekend with discounts up to 70% off of retail.  Popular styles on the sale include the Avery crossbody bag. the Leo clutch and my personal favorite the Micro Perry Satchel.  Prices range from $48.00 to $150.00. If you love Rebecca Minkoff, but don’t want to pay retail, check this handbag sale out online this weekend. Continue reading »

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New York : Sale at Norma Kamali Boutique

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Norma Kamali has a announced a special sale at her New York Store.

How would you like to buy a dress from designer  NORMA KAMALI for $100 or under? Well, here’s your chance if you’re in New York City this week. NORMA KAMALI will be hosting a one day only at her New York City store on Thursday, May 19 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm EST .  Following are the details, be sure to RSVP to attend.  Good luck.  I would love to shop this one for one of her great dresses or a swimsuit.   If you read here, you know that NORMA KAMALI  is a favorite of mine and a fashion leader in so many ways. Continue reading »

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Spring Sale at Saks Fifth Avenue offers Deals on Fashion & Apparel

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                             The Saks Fifth Avenue Spring 2016 sale has begun.

The Spring Sale has officially begun today at Saks Fifth Avenue offering to 40% OFF  fashion selections for women and men.  The sale runs from May 9 to May 19th. Top sellers on the sale include Eileen Fisher, Jimmy Choo,  Rebecca Minkoff (handbags exclusive to Saks), Alice and Olivia , Nicole Miller and more.  See below for some of our sale picks.  Here at The Recessionista, we like the Saks sale because the quality of the merchandise is good and their own Saks branded apparel is affordable and offers a good fit.   The sale also features 30% off swimwear including cover-ups. Continue reading »

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Alice + Olivia announces prom dress donation program

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alice + olivia announces a “Buy a Dress, Give a Dream” initiative.

alice + olivia is donating a prom dress for every dress that is sold from May 3- May 17 2016.   The dresses are not cheap, but this is certainly a generous charity plan by alice + olivia designer, Stacy Bendet.The prom dresses will be donated to girls who are part of Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization and Prep for Prep.   In conjunction with the two-week promotion, alice + olivia will host an event for dress recipients in the New York City area to try on and take home their new dream dress. The brand, which sells an average of 700 dresses every week, anticipates a donation of over 2,000 dresses as a result of the Buy a Dress Give a Dream (#BuyADressGiveADream) initiative.  Check out some of our favorite alice + olivia dresses that might tempt you to buy a dress before May 17, 2016. Continue reading »

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Shopbop Surprise Sale: Great Mother’s Day Gifts + Fashions

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Shopbop is having a special 3 day sale.

Fashion website Shopbop just started a surprise 3 day sale offering 40% off apparel, handbags, shoes and accessories. If you’re looking for summer wear, handbags, something to wear to a wedding or maybe a gift for Mom on Mother’s Day, May 8th, now is a great time to check out Shopbop.

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Marchessa and IBM Team for Dress at Met Gala 2016

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The Cognitive Dress from designer Marchessa. The dress changes colors based on fan sentiment. Worn by Karolina Kurkova at the Met Gala 2016.

Last night’s Met Gala drew a variety of beautiful creations from fashion’s top designers to the red carpet, but one had a truly unique technical twist that was appropriate for the current exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum.  The current exhibit at the museum is   Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, so it was appropriate that model Karolina Kurkova turned up in a stunning gown that was a technical innovation, as well as a fashion innovation.  Ms. Kurkova wore a “cognitive dress” a dress designed to light up to reflect social media sentiment.  The dress was designed by Marchessa in partnership with IBM.   According to an article in Ad Age, ” the dress, which has LED lights embedded in it, will change colors in real time based on emotions as the public conversations around the Met Gala unfold on Twitter.” Although the technology and the color coding is impressive, we just love the style of the dress and it’s gorgeous train with the cascading white flowers.

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