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.

Inside Downton Abbey’s Dazzling Jewels with Andrew Prince

One of the highlights of the FIDM Exhibit of the Costumes from Outstanding Television Shows, is the display of beautiful and historically accurate jewelry  from “Downton Abbey.”  The jewelery is meticulously researched and reproduced for the show by jeweler Andrew Prince. Many of us watch the show and wish we could have a piece of […]

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FIDM Exhibit Showcases the Art of Television Costumes

Only July 22, the FIDM Museum & Galleries at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Downtown Los Angeles is opening a gorgeous exhibit of costumes entitled “The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design.” The exhibit is free (a favorite from of entertainment for The Recessionista.)  I was privileged to see a preview of […]

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Sale on Nick Verreos Dresses: Fashion under $50.00

Now one loves a sale on a great designer more than me, so I have to let you know that NV Nick Verreos is having a summer sale on his amazing dresses. All the dresses are under $50.00, reduced from the retail price of $148.00.   This is the opportunity to get a great designer at […]

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Airelle Offers Effective Blueberry Anti-Aging Skincare System

July is National Blueberry Month as decreed by the US Dept of Agriculture. This month many of us will indulge in Blueberry recipes, but what about using Blueberries for your skin? That’s the goal of Airelle skincare a natural skincare line loaded with Berrimatrix –a unique extract harvested from blueberry plants. Airelle is the brainchild of  Santa […]

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Los Angeles: Sale on Kevan Hall Fashions July 19th

Designer Kevan Hall’s annual ‘GIVE-AWAY’ SALE is this Saturday, July 19 at 11am through next week in Los Angeles.  Mr. Hall is calling it a “GIVEAWAY SALE” because of the low prices the sale will offer.  How good will this sale be?  Our spies tell us that everything will be marked down  50% – 90% […]

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Chris Burch’s C WONDER brand is affordable & chic

C WONDER is the fashion brand launched by Chris Burch. Some of you may know that Chris is the ex-husband of Tory Burch and it was long rumored within the fashion industry that Chris was the brains behind the Tory Burch brand. I don’t know if he was or if he wasn’t, but I love […]

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OMEGA Celebrates the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Last night Vanity Fair and OMEGA Watches threw a party in Beverly Hills to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Astronaut, and the original Major Tom to ground control Colonel Buzz Aldrin was on hand with and model Beverly Johnson to celebrate the historic event. Did you know that the Apollo […]

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Fashion Site ModCloth Launches an App & a Sale

With the BlogHer14 conference just 10 days away, I find myself browsing the web to look at potential outfits to wear to BlogHer.  In my search, I discover ModCloth is having a summer sale.  Plus you can save $20.00 when you download their new mobile app.  When you download you get the code.  I went […]

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Target Announces Black Friday in July over 3 Weekends

  Target is imploring customers to shop like it’s Black Friday, in July instead of after Thanksgiving.  Will it work? I don’t know, but it’s an interesting tactic.    Every Friday & Saturday in July, Target will be having a Black Friday sale.  So July 18 & 19 and July 25 & 26 there will […]

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Bluefly’s Sale on Single Dress Offers Great Deals

Website BlueFly.com is having a sale right now. One of the best deals on the sale are the dresses from Los Angeles based Single Dress by Galina Sobolev.  Some of Single’s most popular styles are on the BlueFly sale rack at 75% off of their usual prices.  These dresses are all made in America, using […]

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