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.

MILLY for Kohl’s Pre-Sale on Now Online

A few pieces from the MILLY for Kohl’s collection are onsale at Kohls.com now in advance of the full collection’s official April 23rd launch at Kohl’s stores.  Perhaps to scoop Target’s April 19th launch for their Lilly Pulizter for Target collection, Kohl’s has decided to launch a pre-sale with savings of 25% off the retail […]

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Budgeting & Planning for the Lilly Pulitzer for Target Collection

This week in New York City Target held their usual pre-collection launch party. Celebrities Bella Thorne, Emmy Rossum, Kate Bosworth, Ellie Kemper and Camilla Alves all turned up in attendance in their Target for Lilly Pulitzer dresses for the cameras.  The photos from these events always go to every magazine and fashion website, resulting in […]

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Lord & Taylor Friends & Family Sale Starts April 17

Spring is finally here and with it comes the Lord and Taylor Friends & Family Sale. The Sale begins this Friday at all Lord & Taylor locations and LordandTaylor.com. The shopping event lasts from Friday, April 17 until Saturday, May 2, and offers an EXTRA 25% OFF almost everything, and 10% off cosmetics and fragrances (Exclusions […]

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Ultimate Bridal Box Offers Tips for Wedding Savings & Planning

It’s staggering to think about but the average cost of a wedding in the United States is….wait for it: $25,200. I’ve heard  from many of my readers over the years about how hard it is to budget for weddings.  Why is it so hard? Well, because there’s such an emotional component to wedding planning.  Every […]

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Dr. Scholl’s Launches Exercise Sandals with Sportie LA

Sportie LA, a style icon of Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue for the past 30 years, and Dr. Scholl’s Shoes have have come together to celebrate the authentic American style of both brands by creating five limited editions styles of the iconic Original Exercise Sandal, including silver, black, gold, white and leopard – which are co-branded with the Sportie […]

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Groupon Introduces Online Coupons

Groupon, one of our favorites sites for deals on eating out and spa treatments, just launch a new service featuring Coupons. What’s so cool about another coupon site you might ask? Well Groupon Coupons features 7,500 national retailers to launch a service called Groupon Coupons. Unlike the way customers normally buy from Groupon, with Groupon […]

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Shopbop Spring Friends & Family Sale 2015

Looking for ways to look  fabulous and save money? Then the Shopbop and East Dane Spring Sale is for you.  The Shopbop sale begin April 7th 7AM EST (New York Time)  and  ends April 10th 4AM EST (New York Time),  The East Dane sale ends on April 12th 4AM EST.  To get the deals, use code […]

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Lane Bryant Takes Aim at Victoria’s Secret Campaign

Specialty size retailer Lane Bryant has launched a masterful marketing campaign aimed squarely at images of airbrushed and super skinny models. The campaign, launched with social media hashtag #ImNoAngel, shows ordinary women posing before the camera and celebrating their curvy shapes.  The models are posing in Lane Bryant’s lingerie line Cacique in a pose similar to […]

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Milly for Kohl’s features two Mommy-and-Me Looks

If you’re already thinking for Mother’s Day fashion, then you should know that the Milly for Kohl’s collection will feature  matching mother and girl style dresses in bright floral prints. Two of the pieces are little girl’s dresses in the same style as two of the misses styles for a mommy-and-me look.   The dresses […]

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New York: Lilly for Target on Sale Early on April 16

Our friends at Racked NY are reporting that New Yorkers will have the first chance to shop to long awaited Lilly for Target collection via a special “pop-up shop” coming to New York City on Thursday, April 16th.  According to Racked via Target, ” From 8am to 6pm, the entire collection will be available for purchase, […]

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