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.

David Beckham Models Fully Clothed in New H&M Campaign

David Beckham is back to modeling for H&M, but this time he’s fully clothed posing with comedian Kevin Hart.  Our spies tell us that the photos are for the “Modern Essentials Selected By David Beckham” campaign where Beckham will show our menswear of H&M in a series of ads. The campaign and collection. will be released […]

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Liberty of London Now at Nordstrom

Did you know that Nordstrom has launched a Liberty of London “Pop-In” store at select brick & mortar stores as well as online?  The gorgeous English prints we love can now be found at five Nordstrom stores: Seattle and Bellevue Square in Washington; NorthPark Center in Dallas; San Francisco Centre in California, and Tysons Corner Center […]

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2015 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access July 9-12

Rev your shopping engines because the 2015 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is about to start. This week Nordstrom cardholders will have early access to shop the sale from July 9-12.  The sale opens to everyone July 17-August 2, 2015.  I’ll letting you all know about the sale for a few reasons, but number one is it’s […]

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Best July 4th Sales for 2015: Fashion, Beauty & More

Because you asked, yes, there are many sales going on this weekend for the Fourth of July.  Generally, it seems like any American holiday becomes an excuse for retailers to have a sale.    And I do know that some of you like to shop  So, we’ve taken a look around the web and at […]

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Donna Karan Steps Down as Head of Donna Karan Int’l

Designer Donna Karan has decided to step down as head of Donna Karan International, to focus on her Urban Zen line according to the New York Times.  So what will happen to the fashion house that bears her name? The future is uncertain.  According to the New York Times, “LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the […]

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Make-up Contouring: Change Your Appearance without Surgery

If you’ve been on Instagram lately or read Vogue, you may wonder how celebrities are able to change their appearance dramatically in minutes with only make-up.   One of the secrets is using make-up to contour facial features to enhance them.  Recently we sat down with celebrity make-up artist Jen Fleming to get tips on how […]

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COVERGIRL Launches Longer Lasting Makeup

If you’ve visited your local drugstore lately, you may have noticed that COVERGIRL has some new products on the shelves with some new packaging. The new line offers foundation, primers, and even lipsticks and lip stains designed to keep your make-up looking fresh all day long. It’s a great idea because, if you’re busy, like most […]

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Special Lilly Pulitzer Sale on July 3, 2015

If you missed getting your Lilly for Target thanks to stampeding shoppers, then good news, a special Lilly promotion is coming! Lilly Pulitzer is hosting an Extending Summer Since 1959ish exclusive one-day promotion next weekend to celebrate the summer season and 4th of July holiday!  The deal is that when you shop, if you spend […]

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Nordstrom Announces TextStyle: Shop by Text Service

Nordstrom, Inc. is making it easier for customers to shop with their mobile phones via a new texting shopping service.   The store has launched TextStyle in all of its 116 U.S. Nordstrom stores.  TextStyle is a seamless, secure way for customers to make curated purchases from their salesperson or personal stylist using text messaging. […]

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Anti-Aging Secret: Dr. Halland Chen’s Pure Glow Laser Facial

One question I’m starting to receive from readers is “What are the best anti-aging treatments for the face ? ” Well, there are many things you can do to strengthen the muscles in your face via products. Diet and hydration also are very important. But one new treatment I recommend and have now done twice […]

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