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.

Kohl’s Yes To You Rewards Winner

A few weeks ago we had a giveaway of a Kohl’s Gift Card in the amount of $250.00. The giveaway was to promote of Kohl’s new rewards program.  Kohl’s Rewards offer shoppers points for every dollar they spend at Kohl’s.  And just like a Frequent Flyer program you can accumulate points which turn into rewards […]

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Ageless Beauty: Helen Mirren is the new face of L’Oreal Beauty

Dame Helen Mirren has been announced as the new face of L’Oreal beauty products. It’s a stunning move for a global brand to chose an older woman in today’s youth obsessed culture to be the face of their brand.  In an era when so many women are obsessed with aging and using fillers and botox, […]

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Burberry to Receive Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award

The maker of the world’s best known trench coat, Burberry,  will be honored with the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style® Award on November 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills.   The award is the Los Angeles’ equivalent of an Oscar for fashion.  The Rodeo Drive Walk of Style celebrates style legends for contributions to the worlds […]

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H&M Announces Retrospective Book on their Designer Collabs

H&M has announced a new book available in select stores on November 6th to coincide with their Alexander Wang x H&M launch.   Entitled, The First Ten Years, this one-hundred and forty page collector’s edition will feature the designs and imagery from Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Roberto Cavalli, Commes des Garcons, Matthew Williamson, Jimmy Choo, […]

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Fashion and Jewelry to Support Breast Cancer Research

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.   In case you forgot , it’s time to schedule your Mammogram and get checked.  If Breast Cancer is detected early, the survival rate with treatment is a very high 98%.  So please take the time to schedule your exam.  I am doing this myself this […]

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QVC Designer Shoe Sale Benefits Breast Cancer Research

The QVC “FFANY Shoe  Sale”  is now on via QVC TV and the QVC  website.  The sale will includes many great designer shoes at discounted prices. The purpose of the QVC sale is to raise funds in the the fight against breast cancer.  In addition to offering great deals, the QVC presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” event benefits breast […]

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Halle Berry Brings ‘Scandale Paris’ Lingerie to Target

Next week the 80 year old lingerie line ‘Scandale Paris’ will find a new home at select Target stores and on Target.com.  Today in New York, Halle Berry announced that the famous  ‘Scandale Paris’ brand will launch a lower priced version on Oct. 27th at Target stores.  Ms. Berry showed an Illusion Demi bra in […]

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Last Call Neiman Marcus Fall Sale: Oct. 21-23, Save

It’s one of the eternal shopping questions: How do you shop all the fabulous designers at Neiman Marcus and not pay full price? Easy darlings, head to Neiman Marcus Last Call stores.  For the next 3 days, Last Call is offering some great deals to get you ready for Fall.   From 10/21/14 to 10/23/14 […]

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ABC’s The View to become Home Shopping Club?

I’ve been home sick this week, doing stuff I don’t normally do, like watching ABC’s talk show The View.  To my amazement, moderator Whoopi Goldberg announced yesterday, in best Bob Barker “The Price is Right” banter that “The View” is now going to offer shopping.  And not just for women’s fashions, but for electronics and […]

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Spa Week 2014: $50.00 Spa Treatments if you buy Oct. 20-26

Spa Week is a week when some spas are making $50.00 treatments available to customers.  That’s right you can get a five star treatment for just $50.00!    The dates for Spa Week  for Fall 2014 are  Oct 20-26.  This year, I’ve been so busy with work commitments, I forgot to book early.  However, my spies […]

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