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.

Golden Globes Style 2015

This year’s Golden Globes pageant of fashion wasn’t exactly a color parade. Although Mr. Joe Zee of Yahoo Style had predicted we’d see a lot of yellow, lace and romantic styles, what we actually saw was very different.  This year’s pageant of style was full of shimmering metallics, bright reds, and thigh high slits (too […]

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Target Announces Lilly Pulitzer Collaboration

Target is bringing Lilly Pulitzer’s bright Palm Beach style to their stores this Spring. The limited-edition Lilly Pulitzer for Target  collection will feature 15 exclusive prints, which are original works of art, created by Lilly Pulitzer artists specifically for this collaboration.  With prints only to be found at Target, this collection promises to be different than the discounted Lilly Pulitzer […]

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Trendsetter: Prince George in Cath Kidston drives eBay sales

We all know that Princess Katherine, the Duchess of Cambridge or simply Kate Middleton is a trendsetter, but who knew that her son Prince George is a fashion trendsetter too? According to eBay statistics  published by Women’s Wear Daily, eBay users purchased more than 107,000 Cath Kidston pieces in the past 12 months, making the […]

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Jewelry that Protects You? Stiletto fashionable security

Can a pendant on a bracelet or a necklace keep you safe? That’s the premise of Stiletto a new wearable technology that can help you call for help when you feel threatened. It’s like a fashionable life alert.  The Stiletto pendant is the product of a company called Secure Couture and starts at $179.00.   For […]

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Shopbop Announces Year-End 2014 Designer Fashion Sale

Fashion website Shopbop has announced their official end of year sale.  If you have Christmas gift money or want to treat yourself to something special, this site is offering an extra 25% off their sale merchandise including handbags, outerwear, apparel and shoes.  To get the discount use code CHEERS2015 at checkout in the promotion or […]

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Win a chance to Sleepover + Shop The Galeries Lafayette Paris

Travel site Airbnb is offering fashion lovers the chance to win a shopping spree and overnight stay at the iconic Galeries Lafayette store in Paris in 2015.  As some of you may know, the store’s famed winter sale kicks of off on Jan. 7, 2015 (the store’s after Christmas sale is already on if you’re […]

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Best After Christmas & Boxing Day Sales for 2014

If you waited to buy until after Christmas our you were lucky enough to receive a cash gift for the holiday, now might be a good time to get the Christmas gift you wanted for yourself.  Most retailers are offering additional savings via after Christmas sales.  It’s a great time to pick-up a special dress […]

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Merry Christmas 2014 from The Recessionista!

Dear Readers, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Recessionista! Thanks for stopping here to read all year long. Wishing you all the joys of the season.  We’re doing nothing but enjoying gifts and making a great holiday dinner today.   We’ll be back tomorrow with our after Christmas sales round-up.   We’re already getting […]

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Rent the Runway: New Year’s Dress Rentals for $20.15

If you’re looking for a special dress for New Year’s eve, then check out this special from Rent the Runway. You can rent a designer dress for just $20.15!  Read my previous post on Rent the Runway to learn how to best shop this online store–you should order 2 sizes (return the one that the […]

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Celeb Budget Style: Rebel Wilson in ASOS on the Red Carpet

Funny Lady Rebel Wilson showed chic and cheap style flair last week on the red carpet. Ms. Wilson stepped out in a budget priced ASOS dress at the UK premiere of her new movie Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.   The dress is a chicly styled camisole top with a sparkling skirt.  The […]

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