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.

Forever21 Celebrates Festival Fashion at Coachella

Budget retailer Forever21 made the scene at this weekend’s Coachella Music Fest with an impressive show designed to show off their boho-chic festival fashions.   There show labeled “Party in the Sky” took place on Saturday, April 12 featuring secret guest DJ’s Gorgon City and What So Not,  as well as recording artist Azealia Banks.  Azealia […]

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Karen Kane Offers Classic American Style for Spring 2014

Los Angeles designer Karen Kane’s new Spring 2014 collection is full of comfortable and stylish American classic.  I recently got to sample some pieces from the collection (including the striped dress above) and the collection is so stylish and flattering that it’s easy to love.   The designer gifted me with the best-selling contrast panel […]

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Wendy’s Announces New Salad Collection

Last week before the  LuckyFabb conference in Los Angeles, I was invited to a special beauty event.  The Blow Me Away  salon in West Hollywood on 3rd Street invited LuckyFabb bloggers in for a shampoo, blow-out and styling inspired by Wendy’s new salad menu.  The salon gave me a fantastic blow dry, straightening my naturally […]

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Alexander Wang Announced as the next H&M Collaboration

Today at their annual Coachella party H&M announced that their next designer collaboration will be with Alexander Wang. A teaser video showing a sports game clock counting down has been posted to Instagram on the designer’s account.  The timestamp in the video indicates that the collection will launch Nov. 6, 2014.  H&M posted a photo […]

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French Chic: Inès De La Fressange at UNIQLO

If you haven’t heard about Parisian designer Inès de la Fressange’s collection at UNIQLO, you  will want to head to a UNIQLO near you.  The designer/model has turned out a great looking collaboration with UNIQLO with wrap dresses, sweaters, jackets and even coats.  The styles are paired down and simple.  My favorite is the striking midi […]

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Sponsored Post: SUSU Handbags on Sale at Hautelook Today!

Shopping club HauteLook is having a sale on gorgeous SUSU Handbags  today.  If you haven’t heard of SUSU, you’ll want to check out these luxe looking handbags by Shanghai designer Susu Zheng. SUSU was developed for the modern working woman. I had the chance to check out the bags at the recent Lucky Fabb conference in Los […]

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Adam Levine Launches Womenswear for Kmart

Adam Levine, star of The Voice and Maroon 5 frontman, has announced plans to bring his rock n’roll style to Kmart in a womenswear collection. The collection, which ranges in price from $12.99-$29.99 for apparel and $6.99-$29.99 for accessories, will be available exclusively in 500 Kmart locations nationwide and website Shop Your Way launches on April 10, […]

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Modcloth is Coachella Ready with Festival Fashions

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a preview for Modcloth’s Spring and Festival Fashions.  Their assortment of everything from garland headbands, to boho chic dresses and jewelry is impressive.  Even better, the prices are quite affordable. Whether you’re heading to Coachella April 11th or just want to channel the festival vibe, you’ll want […]

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Tax Savings & Tips from Financial Expert Alexandra Lebenthal

The Recessionista team hates doing our taxes! I sense we are not alone. But we need our refund desperately, so we are all about doing our tax filing in the most economical way possible.  To do that, we’re using some online tools we have found to help us and some free tools too. If you […]

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Peter Som for Kohl’s Pre-Sale Online

Kohl’s has announced a special online sale of their upcoming Peter Some for DesigNation collection. Twenty pieces from the collection are now for sale online at Kohl’s.  If you shop sale and sign-up for Kohl’s email alerts, you can get a $10.00 off coupon from Kohl’s to come back and shop some more when all […]

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