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.

Kate Spade to Collaborate with Gap Kids this Fall

The LA Times reports that Kate Spade will be working with the Gap this fall.  The designer is doing a collaboration with GapKids.   Look for Kate Spade and Jack Spade’s limited-edition collection will be available for purchase in November 2014 online and in GapKids.  Kate Spade joins Stella McCartney &  DVF as designers who […]

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H&M and Do Something Partner for Garment Recycling

  Got a tee shirt with stains that wont’ come out? Or maybe a sweater with holes from moth bites?  Take it to your local H&M store. From April 17 to June 20, 2014 young people can participate in “Comeback Clothes” by collecting old and worn-out clothing in their schools and communities and then dropping them […]

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The Recessionista Reviews Peter Som for Kohl’s

It’s taken me a few days to be able to review all the pieces in the Peter Som’s collection for Kohl’s.  The first Kohl’s store I went to had a small assortment of the pieces , the second store had a better variety.  I’ve now seen and inspected most of the pieces, so I can […]

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Shopbop Friends & Family Sale Offers Fashion Savings

  Fashion website Shopbop is having a special friends & family event.  For a limited time you can take 25% off all full-price & SALE items.  To get the savings, after you shop enter code INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout.  This offer ends Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 11:59PM PST.  Shopbop is a great way to get top designers […]

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Special Sale: Last Call Designer Shoe Event

If you love the designer shoes at Neiman Marcus, then you’ll want to check out the Last Call Shoe Sale event. The event features brands direct from Neiman Marcus stores, Neiman Marcus Last Call announces its Designer Shoe New Arrivals Event. The seasonal event begins Wednesday, April 16 of designer favorites, such as Christian Louboutin, Manolo […]

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New Conscious Collection Arrives at H&M: Sustainable & Chic

The latest installment of H&M’s Conscious Collection is now in stores and online. I stopped by my local H&M store yesterday to check it out. I’m so impressed by fabrication and the tangerine, red and gold hues in this collection. This collection is really gorgeous.  There are a couple of upscale collection exclusives here like […]

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Forever21 Celebrates Festival Fashion at Coachella

Budget retailer Forever21 made the scene at this weekend’s Coachella Music Fest with an impressive show designed to show off their boho-chic festival fashions.   There show labeled “Party in the Sky” took place on Saturday, April 12 featuring secret guest DJ’s Gorgon City and What So Not,  as well as recording artist Azealia Banks.  Azealia […]

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Karen Kane Offers Classic American Style for Spring 2014

Los Angeles designer Karen Kane’s new Spring 2014 collection is full of comfortable and stylish American classic.  I recently got to sample some pieces from the collection (including the striped dress above) and the collection is so stylish and flattering that it’s easy to love.   The designer gifted me with the best-selling contrast panel […]

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Wendy’s Announces New Salad Collection

Last week before the  LuckyFabb conference in Los Angeles, I was invited to a special beauty event.  The Blow Me Away  salon in West Hollywood on 3rd Street invited LuckyFabb bloggers in for a shampoo, blow-out and styling inspired by Wendy’s new salad menu.  The salon gave me a fantastic blow dry, straightening my naturally […]

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Alexander Wang Announced as the next H&M Collaboration

Today at their annual Coachella party H&M announced that their next designer collaboration will be with Alexander Wang. A teaser video showing a sports game clock counting down has been posted to Instagram on the designer’s account.  The timestamp in the video indicates that the collection will launch Nov. 6, 2014.  H&M posted a photo […]

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