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.

NYFW: Tadashi Shoji Fall 2016 – Sexy Style Inspired by Tribal Prints

Designer Tadashi Shoji offered a few surprises yesterday on the runway at New York Fashion Week. Mr. Shoji has long been synonymous with old Hollywood style glamour with his beautiful gowns and cocktail dresses.  For Fall 2016 he departed from his more traditional style showing tribal influences via life prints on bodysuits, jumpsuits and mini […]

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NYFW: Nicole Miller Fall 2016 Runway Show Live Stream

Live from New York Fashion Week, we’ll be streaming the Nicole Miller Fall 2016 collection. The show is live today, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at 3 pm PST/ 6 pm EST. Tune in here on The Recessionista to see Nicole Miller’s show live from New York in the comfort of your home away from the […]

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Los Angeles: You’re Invited to a CHANEL Beauty Event

Who doesn’t love a little Chanel? Especially during Hollywood Award Season before the Oscars.  If you want to experience Chanel Beauty products in a Rock n’ Roll setting, then you’ll want to get your free tickets to a special Chanel Beauty Event coming to Bar Marmont, near Chateau Marmont on Feb 26-26.    Inspired by […]

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New York Fashion Week: DESIGUAL Fall 2016 Shows Urban Chic

DESIGUAL’s Fall 2016 collection was all about urban chic, well suited to the  spirit of New York City.  According to DESIGUAL Fall 2016 reflects “the international metropolises where personal expression can be created and demonstrated through many diverse styles.”   The Autumn/Winter 2016 collection was inspired by the vibrancy of city life and all of its […]

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Nordstrom Launches Exclusive ‘Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28′ Collection

This is big–tomorrow, Feb. 8, 2016, Nordstrom launches an exclusive collection with one of fashion’s “It” girls Olivia Palermo.   According to Nordstrom, “the  ‘Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28′ collection features 32 styles of separates with roots in American sportswear staples, and dresses with a polished and feminine appeal. The collection looks as elegant and sleek as […]

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Rent the Runway Valentines Day Deal: Up to $50 Off Gowns

Rent the Runway is having a special on pretty  red and pink fashions for  Valentines Day.  You can save up to 50% off gowns with delivery guaranteed for Valentines when ordered between Feb 8th and 13th.  If you have a lot of special occasions coming you  can rent 3 for 1 Valentine’s Day weekend! Use […]

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Alexa Chung to Collaborate with M&S (Marks and Spencer)

Marks and Spencer has announced a new fashion collaboration with super model Alexa Chung called  “Archives by Alexa.”  The fashion collaboration will be  curated Alexa Chung and the M&S design team. The collection sounds a bit like Marks & Sparks greatest hits featuring 31 pieces from the Marks and Spencer company archive that will be […]

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Uniqlo x Carine Roitfeld Spring 2016 Arrives Online Feb 10

Paris Vogue Editor  Carine Roitfeld is about to return to Uniqlo with a 94 piece fashion collection for Spring/Summer 2016.    Last season’s collection sold briskly, with many of the coats and jackets selling out on day one of the  Uniqlo x Carine Roitfeld launch.  Our spies tell us the Uniqlo x Carine Roitfeld collection will […]

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Target Beauty Products: Marlowe, Mayfair & You are Amazing

Target is trying to dive into the money-making skincare beauty industry with three new offerings.  Marlow skincare, Mayfair soaps and You’re Amazing Bath and Beauty products.   I’m not quite sure why Target thinks they can get into this niche and compete with the more established beauty, skincare brands and products already sold at Target […]

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Review: Who What Wear Collaboration at Target

The Who What Wear fashion collaboration  arrived at Target stores today and with very low expectations, I went to my local store to check it out. Overall, the Who What Wear  collection at Target runs the gamut.  There’s good, bad and just plain fugly here.  Overall there are more misses than hits. However, there are […]

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