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.

Poppy Delevingne Curates Piperlime Style Picks for Fall

Model Poppy Delevingne is one of Piperlime’s fashion influencers. Today Piperlime has launched the British model’s style picks for Fall. Hint: there’s a lot of MILLY by Michelle Smith on her list, which we love.  So what are Poppy’s style essentials? “Beautiful minimal coats that you can just fling over anything, leather pants & jackets, […]

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Barbie Heads to New York Fashion Week, Forever21 & more

Mattel’s Barbie doll is headed to fashion week with a whole new wardrobe.  Last week the blond doll showed up on Instagram with a @BarbieStyle account and a whole new wardrobe. The new looks will be shown at  NYFW in the Barbie Fashion Lounge.  Barbie’s new wardrobe is designed by top designers including Cynthia Vincent, […]

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Travel: Beauty & Dining Deals at Mandarin Oriental New York

With New York Fashion Week just a few days away, we’ve been searching the web for the best deals on travel, hotel and spa in the Lincoln Square area around Lincoln Center in Manhattan.  Our search has turned up some great deals on facials  and dining at the Mandarin Oriental New York. You can enjoy […]

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Restaurant & Drink Deals at New York Fashion Week

For fashionistas and press traveling to New York Fashion Week this September, there are some great deals on food and cocktails around the city of New York. Although Fashion Week has never been known as a foodie fest (dieting is a fashion week tradition),  there are some amazing deals coming up during the week of […]

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Dell sponsors 13 year old designer Isabella Rose Taylor at NYFW

Some designers wait years to be able to show at New York Fashion Week.  But not Isabella Rose Taylor, a 13 year old  artist and fashion designer from Austin, Texas.  The teenager will debut her Spring 2015 collection for juniors clothing line ISABELLA ROSE TAYLOR at New York Fashion week on Sept. 9.  At age […]

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American Apparel Labor Day Sale 2014

Yes, American Apparel is having a Labor Day Sale! I’ve had so many questions from readers about this one, I thought I would go ahead and post.  Until Sept. 1 , American Apparel is offering an extra 30% off sale items with code BIGDEAL via their website.  If you’re ready to go to their brick and […]

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Labor Day Sales 2014: The Recessionista’s Pick List

There’s a lot of sales going on this weekend, but some of them are just marketing hype.  Don’t be deceived by faux savings.  If you’re looking at the Labor Day sales, you should look for at least a 30% reduction in price to be a good deal.  In the past, surveys have shown that there […]

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JustFab’s Fall Fashion Preview: Fabulous & Affordable

Last week I attended online fashion website Just Fab’s Fall Fashion preview.  Just Fab offers some great fall fashion finds, most of them for under $50.00.  Since the website launched, the brand has also expanded to include a brick and mortar store in Glendale, California.  Just Fab’s line-up of fall fashion trends is hard to […]

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Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockerey’s EMMYs 2014 Look

Michelle Dockery stepped out on the EMMYs Red Carpet last night in a midriff baring dress that would scandalize the Dowager Duchess and the other Downton Abbey inhabitants.  Only Ms. Dockerey’s hair bore any resemblance to the aristocratic style of Downton’s Lady Mary. The slender Ms. Dockerey looked striking in a white Rosie Assoulin gown with […]

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Taylor Shilling L’Oreal Paris Beauty Tips from 2014 EMMYs

Last night during the EMMY Awards Broadcast, L’Oreal Paris held a live Twitter chat with their fans and artist Katie Rodgers to discuss the hair, make-up and fashions worn by nominees and presenters.  If you loved the looks on the red carpet, L’Oreal Paris make-up and hair stylists have tips to help you recreate them at […]

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