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.

Anthropologie Summer Clearance -Up to 50% Off of Retail

Anthropologie has just announced their Summer 2015 sale and it’s a great one. There are savings up to 50% off of retail on unique designer pieces at this sale. Our spies tell us that this is a “megasale” that only comes once a year at Anthropologie. Look for deals on one of kind clothes, shoes, […]

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Lady Gaga’s Dog Models for Coach

Yes, Lady Gaga’s dog is now voguing for Coach. We all know Coach handbags and accessories has a reputation for delivering gorgeous durable handbags. So is the brand literally going to the dogs? Gaga’s dog is the star of “COACH PUPS,” a new campaign that features canine stars in a series of portraits photographed by […]

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Designer Sue Wong Launches Fragrance and eCommerce

Los Angeles fashion designer Sue Wong has recently launched online shopping so that fashionistas everywhere can buy direct from Sue Wong.   She’s also launched a new fragrance, Sue Wong Eau De Parfum, that matches her vintage styled fashion creations.   The website, fittingly called SHOP.SUEWONG.com, now features shopping categories to help shoppers find her exquisite […]

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Burberry Unveils Fall 2015 Fashion Campaign

Burberry today unveiled its Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign, introducing the latest additions to its Burberry Family.  Generally, I enjoy every new Burberry campaign from both a marketing and a fashion perspective–they do a great job on every aspect from the clothes, to the photography, the music, the videos and the social media. The quality of the […]

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The Honest Company Announces Honest Beauty

Jessica Alba’s Honest Company is expanding into the multi-millionaire dollar beauty market.  The news comes via an announcement on the Actress/Entrepreneur’s Instagram page where Jessica stated, “Something big is coming soon! And as Honest members, we want you to be one of the first to join our extended family.”  Stay tuned, Honest Beauty is forecast […]

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Beauty Review: Physicians Formula City Bronzers

Physicians Formula sent me their new City Bronzers to use and review. When I opened the box and saw the imprints of two of my favorite cities (New York and Paris) on the bronzer powders, I fell in love. The packagings is genius. But this isn’t a product with just great packaging, these bronzers deliver […]

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T.J.Maxx and Marshalls Survey: Hottest Swimwear Styles

Are you looking for the perfect swimsuit? Or maybe a swimsuit that is both a good deal and one that flatters your shape? If so, you might be interested in this new survey from T.J.Maxx and Marshalls that spotlights the hottest swimwear styles of 2015 state by state.  As we all know, the weather in […]

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Online Market Etsy Celebrates Ten Years

We love Etsy and we’re  so excited to hear that this unique online market of small business has survived in a challenging economy for 10 years!  If you haven’t shopped Etsy, Inc. , then you should.  It’s an amazing a retail marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell […]

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True Cost: A New Movie Takes a Tough Look at Fast Fashion

We all love good deals.  But no one wants to get a good deal if they know that it’s harming another human being.   A new documentary call The True Cost, explores the environmental and human impacts of how clothing is currently produced.  The film looks at the conditions that workers labor under to make […]

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eBates Survey: What Dad Really Wants for Father’s Day

When I was growing up and shopping for my Dad on Father’s Day, he made it very clear to me that he most emphatically did NOT want shirts, neckties or shoes. “Please don’t’ buy me any clothes, ” he would proclaim before every Father’s Day.  But times have changed and a new survey from discount […]

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