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.

ELLE Women in Music: Fashion, Rock & Auctions

This week I was honored to attend the ELLE Magazine Women in Music Event presented by sponsor eBay  in Hollywood. It was such a special event featuring performances by Alanis Morissette, Banks and Tinashe.  Besides the unforgettable music, the event was a virtual who’s who of female celebs from both acting and music. In the […]

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Best 2015 Memorial Day Sales

We’re ready for the long Memorial Day Weekend 2015.  What’s on our list of to-dos? Well, of course a little BBQ and a little shopping.  Some of the Memorial Days sales this weekend offer great savings.  Others are just well, on-events, sale promotions with little or no real value, because the stuff the retailers are […]

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale & Memorial Day Sales 2015

If you’re ready to get your Memorial Day shop on, check out the Nordstrom half-yearly sale now through May 31.  The combination of great merchandise, good prices and amazing customer service in-store is what set’s this store apart from all others. The Half-Yearly sale features new mark-downs on designer goods, plus sizes, menswear, junior’s apparel, […]

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Free People Memorial Day Sale Announced

Looking for a little boho chic on a budget? Then you’ll want to check out the Free People Memorial Day Sale this week. Free People offers that Coachella look all year round.  Beginning on Thursday, May 21st through Monday, May 25th,   Free People boutiques will offer 20% off previously marked down items including pants, tops, accessories, intimates […]

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Demi Moore in H&M Conscious Collection LBD

Demi Moore was sighted this week in Los Angeles looking fabulous in a chic H&M little black dress (LBD) that is also eco-friendly. Demi’s $129.00 LBD is from the H&M Conscious Collection. The dress is made of glossy satin with sections in airy crêpe chiffon. The crêpe chiffon is made from recycled polyester. The dress […]

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Red Carter Swimwear for Summer 2015

Renowned swim designer Red Carter is launching a colorful  Summer 2015 collection.  We love the colors, playful original prints, flattering silhouettes in this collection.  The collection offers cropped rash guards, long line bikinis, cut out one-piece bustiers, plunging neckline one-pieces and strappy bikinis adorned with exotic butterfly and neon floral prints, to sport-inspired color block […]

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The Beachwaver Curling Iron for Perfect Waves

With summer and the beach season here, everyone likes to get those perfect waves.   Celebrity stylist and QVC superstar Sarah Potempa has come up with an ingenious curling iron to help you perfect the loose curl look. The Beachwaver is a rotating, ceramic, and innovative curling iron that allows you to wrap, roll and heat […]

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Balmain is H&M’s next designer collaboration

It’s official: Balmain is H&M’s next designer fashion collaboration coming to stores and HM.com in November.  The news was leaked with a sneak preview of two of the looks shown  at the Billboard Music Awards on models Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn. the creative director of the Parisian house of Balmain, Olivier Rousteing, took to the […]

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Eva Longoria Home Giveaway with JCPenney

A few weeks ago, we fell in love with the JCPenney Eva Longoria Home collection when we saw it on display at the launch in Los Angeles.  The bedding has a  luxury look and feel to it, especially the Adana set with it’s deep blue/purple mediterranean style hues.  Now JCPenney has gifted us with a […]

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Lilly Pulitzer for Target Makeup Bag Giveaway

By now we all know the sad story of the Lilly Pulitzer for Target sell-out. Much of the collection was bought to be resold on eBay for profit by resellers who were allowed to buy unlimited quantities at Target. I know so many of my readers are still upset that they couldn’t get their Lilly […]

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