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.

Shopular Offers Fashion & Mother’s Day Deals

Who is not interested in finding extra savings on fashion?  Why pay retail prices if you don’t have to when the savings are available?  You just need to know where to look for the deals. If you read here, you know I am always on a search to find the best for less.  Enter my […]

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Topshop Puts Met Gala Dresses on Sale

Last night at the Met Gala ball in New York Topshop made bespoke gowns for Emily Ratajowski, Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and Josephine de la Baume. Today, retail versions of those gowns went on sale at Topshop.com.  Frankly, I was impressed by the gowns Topshop produced.  They were tasteful and appropriate for the night’s theme […]

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Lilly Pulitzer Returns Trickle Into Target Stores

Several of you have written in to ask about Lilly Pulitzer for Target in-store.   Yes, readers, the returns are slowly trickling in.  Target Addict has seen them and so have I.  I stopped by two Targets today  looking for Lilly Pulitzer returns and both stores had a bit of Lilly on the racks. I […]

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Beauty Review: belif Moisturizers for Skincare

The top moisturizing skincare brand from Korea, belif is now available at Sephora. I recently received samples of belif moisturizers and have been using them for a few weeks. I can see why the products are so popular. They are light, organic and deeply hydrating for your skin.   If you have been to Sephora […]

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JCPenney Launches Eva Longoria Home Bedding Collection

View image | gettyimages.com Moroccan inspired bedding from  a famous TV star?  For sale at a big box store at reasonable prices?   That’s something you may not have expected from affordable retailer JCPenney.  But that’s what  JCPenney debuted last week in Los Angeles at a special press event with its newest brand partner, actress […]

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Kohl’s Announces Thakoon London Inspired Fashion Collection

Milly for Kohl’s just arrived in stores and Kohl’s has already announced another new fashion collaboration. Designer Thakoon Panichgul will be the  seventh designer to do a Kohl’s DesigNation limited-edition collection.  Thakoon’s collection will be inspried by the city of London and will be available exclusively at Kohl’s and Kohls.com beginning fall 2015. Thakoon’s love […]

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The Recessionista Reviews Milly for Kohl’s

As a lover of fashion line Milly, I have been so excited that Milly was doing a collection for Kohl’s. With high hopes, I stopped by my local Kohl’s store tonight to check out the collection.  I wanted to love this collection and pick out some fun things for summer.  But, I have to be […]

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Earth Day 2015: Conscious Collection, Coffee & Beauty Deals

April 22 is Earth Day, a great time to take advantage of eco-friendly fashion, beauty and coffee deals.   It’s a great time to check out the gorgeous new Conscious Collection at H&M made from recycled fabrics.   It’s also a good time to stop in H&M and recycle of clothes to get a 20% […]

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Target says they won’t restock their Lilly Pulitzer collection

Despite massive customer dissatisfaction with their website crash and in-store sell out of their Lilly for Target collection,Target has now said via Twitter that they won’t restock the collection. “The #LillyforTarget collection is available for a limited-time. We do not anticipate more items becoming available,” says Target via its @AskTarget account.  That’s disappointing to many […]

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The Recessionista Reviews Lilly for Target

The launch of  Lilly for Target sent shoppers scrambling today as if it was the running of the bulls in Pamplona!  Last night the rush to buy crashed the Target website.  At about 3 am  EST last night, he collection sold out in a mere matter of minutes and then the website  crashed and went […]

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