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.

Kelly Osbourne to Launch “Stories” Fashion Line on HSN

Wondering why Kelly Osbourne had a “Stories” tattoo on the side of her shaved head this weekend at BeautyCon LA? Well, it turns out that “Stories” is the name of her new fashion line which will be sold on HSN.  Kelly has been talking about doing a fashion line since she appeared at the LuckyFabb […]

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Kohl’s Offers Women the Chance to Get a Free Bra Fitting

This month Kohl’s is offering women the chance to stop by their stores for a free bra fitting. Professionals from either Hanes (Bali bras & others) and Vanity Fair will be on-site to measure you and tell your what your perfect bra size is.  I stopped by and did the fitting last week after work, […]

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Target Releases Altuzarra for Target Lookbook

Target has released the lookbook for their upcoming collaboration with designer Joseph Altuzarra for Target, coming to stores on Sept. 14.  As you might expect, the lookbook for this collection looks promising.  This collection is more targeted towards the professional, working woman that any I have seen at Target.   But how will the pictures […]

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Kelly Osbourne Shows Her Unique Style at BeautyConLA

Fashion star Kelly Osbourne showed off her unique sense of style at the LA Mart at BeautyCon yesterday in Downtown LA.  Miss Kelly O looked almost demure in a plain black top and a vintage looking 1950′s style pink full skirt with white and black flowers that hit below the knee.   Of course, Kelly […]

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Gilt Launches Cambridge Satchel Capsule Collection

High-end fashion sale website, the Gilt Groupe has announced a capsule collection of “mini” Cambridge Satchel handbags.  The collection will go on sale on August 13th at 9pm ET/ 6 pm PT.    Cambridge Satchel have a reputation as very high quality bags. The Gilt capsule collection comes in 10 beautiful colors and I have a feeling […]

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ISHARYA Jewelry Deal & Giveaway

ISHARYA jewelry is offering a special deal for a limited time that some of you might be interested in.  ISHARYA’s Indian inspired fashion jewelry has been worn by Jennifer Hudson, Angie Harmon & Vanessa Hudgens  For a limited time  when you purchase of $50 or more of ISHARYA’s jewelry, you will automatically be entered to win […]

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RIP Lauren Bacall: The Sweater Girl’s Classic Style

Screen legend Lauren Bacall passed away today at age 89.  A former Vogue model, the star with the sexy whiskey voice rose to popularity with a classic style that is still relevant and wearable today.  Ms. Bacall’s look was always tailored, but not snuggly fitted.   Here’s a look back at some of Ms. Bacall’s […]

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Zendaya Channels Marilyn Monroe & Madonna at Teen Choice Awards

Teen star Zendaya Coleman turned heads at the recent Teen Choice Awards in a custom made pink dress by Madonna’s Material Girl clothing line. The affordable junior’s Material Girl clothing line is sold at Macy’s, but sadly, fans won’t be able to buy a copy of Zendaya’s pink Teen Choice dress. The dress was a one […]

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The Recessionista Reviews Roland Mouret for Banana Republic

If you’re wondering if the new Roland Mouret for Banana Republic collection is worth investing in, the answer is yes. The dresses are form fitting but have lots of stretch in them.  They fit like a dream—elegant and slenderizing.  The Midi cut elongates the figure, making us look slim and sleek.  Today was a good […]

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Avon’s Mark Fall Jewelry: Vintage Inspired & Affordable

Avon’s Mark line  is putting out some impressive and super affordable jewelry for Fall.  This week the brand sent me three pieces from their Fall line of fashion accessories and I’m really impressed by the designs.  As you can see from the photo above the pieces I received are : the Circle around Necklace, the Cube Effect […]

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