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.

Spring Fashion: Lilly Pulitzer for Target Lookbook

Spring has officially arrived and so have the Lilly Pulitzer for Target Lookbook.  Get ready for traditional Lilly Pulitzer items like sundresses plus more trendy items like jumpsuits , rompers and housewares.  There’s something for just about everyone in this Target collection which will feature apparel for Women (regular and plus size), kids fashions and […]

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Tips from Good Wife Costume Designer Daniel Lawson

The Costume Designer from TV’s The Good Wife, Daniel Lawson, took to Twitter to give social media followers fashion advice and a look at Spring Trends from his Good Wife inspired fashion line 35DL.   The Twitter chat was moderated by Dryel, an at home product that you can use to clean clothes that you […]

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H&M Releases Coachella 2015 Fashion Collection

This week H&M has released a new fashion collaboration called H&M Loves Coachella  in connection with the popular Coachella Music Festival.   The collection offers floral tops, kimonos, shorts, floppy hats, floral headbands and round sunglasses.   There’s also a lot of fringe in evidence on tops and sleeves.  Fringe on skirts and tops was one […]

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Nordstrom and Piece & Co. Collaborate with 8 Designers for Spring

This spring, Nordstrom and Piece & Co. are collaborating on a new collection of apparel and accessories that connects style with global impact. The  new capsule collection brings to life the work of women artisans around the world through unique, stylish pieces from eight incredible brands – Alice + Olivia, Current/Elliott, DVF, Joie, Rebecca Minkoff, […]

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Zoolander at Paris Fashion Week walks for Valentino

Forget Kendall Jenner & Gigi Hadid, we’re hearing reports that Derek Zoolander and Hansel walked the runway at the Valentino Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week on March 10, 2015 in Paris, France. Apparently the top models were on the catwalk to support the new movie ZOOLANDER 2 opening in theaters in the U.S. on […]

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Net-a-Porter Offers an Exclusive Levis 501 Denim Collection

Fashion always bring together unlikely partners. The pair of designer website Net-a-Porter and Levis is no exception. Net-a-Porter is now offering an exclusive collection of Levis 501 jeans on their website for $380.00 per pair. What’s so special about these jeans? The Net-a-Porter  501 CT distressed mid-rise straight-leg jeans are handcrafted for 72 hours in San […]

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Futuristic H&M Studio Collection Premieres at Paris Fashion Week

It’s the only truly affordable collection to grace the runways at Paris Fashion Week: the annual H&M Runway show.   This year H&M pulled out all the stops to impress consumers and the fashion press with  lunar landing type staging and top supermodels on the runway.   The sporty show debuted last night at the Grand […]

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Shopbop Spring Sale on Designer Fashions

Nothing gets us more excited for Spring than a great sale on Designer Fashions. Our friends at Shopbop have the perfect antidote to the winter blues a haute sale on top designer fashions.  The sale went live this morning Tuesday March 3, 2015 at 6:30AM Eastern Time (New York time zone) and will run until Sunday […]

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JCPenney Sponsors Cinderella Movie Premiere

Last night in Hollywood JCPenney treated a group of bloggers to a glamourous night out at the world premiere of Disney’s new Cinderella movie.  For me, it was the chance to to enjoy a special night out, see a great movie and find out what JCPenney is up to on the fashion front.   The […]

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Academy Award/Oscar Jewelry Predictions for 2015

This week Michael O’Connor, celebrity stylist and television personality,  hosted StyleLab’s jewelry event for Academy Award nominees, presenters and stylists at a private venue in Los Angeles. Every season, O’Connor curates a selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces from world-renowned designers for celebrities to borrow for the red carpet. We’re stopped by the suite in past […]

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