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.

Target Announces Black Friday in July over 3 Weekends

  Target is imploring customers to shop like it’s Black Friday, in July instead of after Thanksgiving.  Will it work? I don’t know, but it’s an interesting tactic.    Every Friday & Saturday in July, Target will be having a Black Friday sale.  So July 18 & 19 and July 25 & 26 there will […]

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Bluefly’s Sale on Single Dress Offers Great Deals

Website BlueFly.com is having a sale right now. One of the best deals on the sale are the dresses from Los Angeles based Single Dress by Galina Sobolev.  Some of Single’s most popular styles are on the BlueFly sale rack at 75% off of their usual prices.  These dresses are all made in America, using […]

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Starts July 10 for Cardholders

Attention Nordstrom Credit Card Holders, the Anniversary Sale is about to start so rev your engines. As a Nordstrom cardholder, this is a great time of year to get designer deals and excellent shoes at discount prices. Right now, the Nordstrom website is closed as the get ready for the sale. In previous years, the […]

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Style by Ellen De Generes: Ellen & Chris Burch Partner for Lifestyle Collection

Entertainer Ellen De Generes is a celebrity most Americans love and would want to invite into their home.   And now they just might get the chance with Ellen announcing plans for a new “lifestyle collection.”   Ellen is partner with Chris Burch and C Wonder to bring the collection to market.   The collection […]

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Celebs Attend the Armani Privé Couture AW 2014-15 Show

The beautiful people turned out to support iconic designer Georgio Armani’s Armani Prive AW Collection for Fall/Winter at Paris Fashion Week. How stunning is Sophia Loren, now in her 70′s or maybe 80′s. She’s as  timelessly classic as an Armani gown.   Celebs Jared Leto, Kate Hudson and Elsa Patakay all sat front row for […]

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Jenna Hipp Introduces Eco-Friendly Nail Polish

One of my readers wrote in to tell me about stylist Jenna Hipp’s new environmentally friendly nail polish now on sale at Costco for $14.99  and Amazon.   My reader Jan, tells me that the Hipp polish is better than other commercial nail polishes and doesn’t have the strong chemical scent. If you’re a women […]

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Fashion’s Latest Top Model: Ringo Starr for John Varvartos

Beatles legend Ringo Starr was in Los Angeles today to celebrate his birthday at Capitol Records in Hollywood. Ringo is celebrating 74 years of cool. Ringo is looking great, and as fashionable as ever. His is the new star of John Varvatos new Fall 2014 advertising campaign. This launch kicks off an initiative that combines […]

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Fashion Deals and Sales for July 4, 2014

The July 4th Holiday is almost here and with it, many retailers will be open and selling merchandise. This is the summer midpoint when retailers reduce their summer stock to make way for fall season fashions.   That means, if there is something you’ve had your eye on, it’s mostly liked reduced over this holiday. […]

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Reality Star Fashions Coming to HSN: Nene Leakes & more

The Home Shopping Network (HSN) is already home to a fashion collection from Kyle Richards, of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  Now the brand is bringing reality stars to the fashion offerings.  July 28th HSN will launch collections from NeNe Leakes  & Melissa Gorga.  Nene will introduce, you guessed it NENE LEAKES a new fashion line for HSN. […]

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Dancer Karina Smirnoff Partners With Foot Petals

Dancing with the Star’s dancer Karina Smirnoff has partnered with Foot Petals to create a special collection of designer insoles that is available now at FootPetals.com.  If you’re a fashionista who loves high heels or any fashionable shoe, you know that the cushiony Foot Petals insoles can relieve pressure on the ball of your foot […]

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