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.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale–Ends August 2

Sadly, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends Sunday August 2. 2015.    On Monday, August 3rd, prices will go up at Nordstrom.   That means there’s still time to indulge in some last minute shopping if you haven’t had a chance to check it out.   I took the opportunity to step out from behind the […]

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Jean Deal: Target Offers $10.00 off Denim in-store and online

If you’re like most of the world you live in your jeans.   I’ve even seen studies where women say a good deal on denim is better than sex!   That’s why I know some of you will be interested in the deal Target is running right now on Target Denim.   For a limited […]

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Nordstrom Expands Partnership with MADEWELL to more stores

Today Nordstrom has announced plans to expand their partnership with apparel brand MADEWELL.  That means you can now find MADEWELL at an additional 15 Nordstrom stores across the US . By late July, the retailer will carry the MADEWELL collection in a total of 30 locations and on Nordstrom.com.  Right now, Nordstrom is the only U.S. […]

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Kohl’s Thakoon Lookbook: London Inspired Fashions for Fall

Kohl’s has released the lookbook for their Thakoon London inspired DesignNation collection due in stores for Fall 2015.   My first impressions of this collection are that it’s nothing special. Quite honestly, I don’t see many of the unique prints Thakoon is known for in this Kohl’s collab.  If you like the gorgeous brightly colored […]

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Further Reductions on REISS Sale for Women & Men

The REISS summer clearance sale just got a lot sweeter. Today is the last day of the sale and items have been reduced by an extra 10% for both men and women.  REISS has been on The Recessionista‘s pick list for fashion ever since Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge wore the REISS Shola […]

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Bloomingdales One Day Home Sale July 25

If you decorating or just want to update your home, you might want to check out today’s Bloomingdales Home Sale. For one day only, Bloomingdales is reducing prices on designer bedding, kitchen appliances, beds, bath items and even luggage.   Prices are reduced by 20% to 75% off of retails and if you’re a Bloomingdales […]

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Gwyneth Paltrow at BlogHer: Fashion and Beauty News

So a number of you have asked did I hear Gwyneth Paltrow’s session at the recent BlogHer conference. If so, what did I think. Well, a couple of things.  First, honestly, it’s rather ironic that BlogHer invited her in, because despite her celebrity Gwyneth is not beloved in the blogging community.  There’s a feeling that […]

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ISSA Restocks Kate Middleton’s Blue Engagement Dress

Ever wonder if it’s worth paying over $600.00 for a dress? While ISSA proves that it is–their Phyllis dress is a sell-out all over again. Last week,  ISSA  restocked their famous Phyllis dress popularized by Kate Middleton when she announced her engagement to Prince William.  The style of this dress  is truly a classic with is […]

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Rory Beca Partners with Jergens for a California Girl collection

Designer Rory Beca has partnered with Jergens (yes, the beauty products) for a cute Jergens x Rory Beca Exclusive California Girl collection.   The collection features colorful dresses and totes in sunny beach patterns to pair with Jergens tanning creams and exfoliating products. The kit features an  exclusive Rory Beca Dixon Mini Dress in silk […]

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Katy Perry New Face of H&M Holiday Campaign

Look for pop icon Katy Perry on H&M Holiday Campaign adverts starting this November.  The singer will add discount retailer H&M to their stable of celebrities like David Beckham who will front H&M campaigns.  With H&M paying high fees to the likes of Katy Perry and Beckham, I can’t help but wonder how they can […]

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