Author Archives: Mary Hall

Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

FabFitFun Shows off New Beauty & Fitness Box in Hollywood

Last week, the team that  markets the FabFitFun’ beauty and fitness boxes put on a fabulous launch party in Hollywood to show off their Winter beauty &  fitness gift box.   Even Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, and Kim Richards turned out at Greystone Manor.   If you haven’t heard of […]

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Chipolte Special: Buy a Tofu Sofritas today & get FREE Chipolte later

If you’re a vegetarian, or an observer of Meat Free Monday, Chipolte has a special for you today. Here’s the deal: buy an organic tofu Sofritas on Monday, January 26th at any Chipotle in the US or Canada, then bring your receipt back on your next visit—from January 27th through February 28th, 2015—for a FREE burrito, […]

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Target Announces Plus-Size Fashion Line & Closes Canada Stores

Target made headlines last week with two announcements. In consideration of complaints from fashion bloggers about the lack of plus-sizes in Target’s fashion collaborations (Phillip Lim for Target & Altuzzara for Target), Target has announced a new plus-size only line called Ava & Viv. The new line will offer casual fashions in sizes 14W to […]

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Schwarzkopf ULTÎME Hair Products Coming to Walmart

Schwarzkopf ULTÎME has officially landed in the United States! Luxury hair line, Schwarzkopf is now on sale at Walmart stores this month, the 74 SKU collection (consisting of care, styling, and color) is the first hair care brand exclusively developed with supermodel Claudia Schiffer. The range combines her beauty insights from catwalk shows and fashion […]

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Michelle Obama in Michael Kors at State of the Union

If you watched the State of the Union last night, then you know it was a command performance by team Obama. Barack laid smack down on the Senate, and Michelle looked fabulous as usual in a two piece tweed suit with a zip front by Michael Kors.  As a soon a Michelle appeared on TV, […]

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David Beckham & Florrie Fronts Collections Coming to H&M

H&M is partnering with music star Florrie Fronts and soccer legend David Beckham for 2015 fashion collections.  For spring 2015, Beckham will choose his favorite H&M menswear pieces to create Modern Essentials Selected by David Beckham.  Singer Florrie Fronts (Too Young to Remember), will be the star of a boho inspired H&M collection set to hit select […]

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Colgate Beauty Bar Golden Globes 2015

Last weekend Colgate sponsored a beauty suite before the Golden Globes at Chateau Marmont’s Selma House.  Celebrities and bloggers were invited in to get glamorous with stylists from Priv , an on-demand beauty and wellness app.  The event was sponsored by Colgate and their Optic White brand.  The Optic white toothpastes and mouthwash (with brightening formula) […]

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The Recessionista Reviews Ines de la Fressange 2015 UNIQLO

Designer and model, Ines de la Fressange, is back in UNIQLO stores with a new collection that personifies Parisian Chic.  The collection features romantic prints,billowy dresses, outerwear, hats and classic separates designed to be layered.   The collection arrived in select UNIQLO stores  and online on Jan 16 . I had the pleasure of shopping […]

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New! UNIQLO Launches Ines de La Fressange 2015 Spring, Summer Collection

There’s a new Ines de La Fressange for UNIQLO collection coming to UNIQLO stores around the world on  Jan 16,2015. Design Director Naoki Takizawa worked with Ines to merge her passion for the UNIQLO LifeWear concept with her style – inspired by refined feminine beauty and authentic quality. This is the third collaborative collection with […]

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Golden Globes Style 2015

This year’s Golden Globes pageant of fashion wasn’t exactly a color parade. Although Mr. Joe Zee of Yahoo Style had predicted we’d see a lot of yellow, lace and romantic styles, what we actually saw was very different.  This year’s pageant of style was full of shimmering metallics, bright reds, and thigh high slits (too […]

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