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.

Summer Accessory Style: Shopping for Fashionable Jewelry

Summer is here with its shimmering parties, graduations and special events.  If you love fashion, like me, it’s literally the season of the bling! You don’t have to go shopping for new clothes, all you need is the right accessory to sparkle and make a fashion statement all summer long. To do that, I recently […]

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Opens to Public on July 17

This is a shopping public service announcement for my beloved readers, because you asked, remember the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public on July 17, 2015. My advice, get into the Nordstrom website online right at 11:59 pm on July 16 so that when the clock rolls over to midnight on July 17th. In […]

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Nicole Miller Semi-Annual Sale On Now

It’s always great news when one of our New York Fashion Week runway favorites, like Nicole Miller goes on sale. The designer’s semi-annual sale has just started  and will run through the end of July 2015.  The  sale offers styles at up to 70%  off both in store (Los Angeles and New York)  and at […]

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Amazon and Walmart Shopping Wars Coming July 15

Savvy consumers may benefit from tomorrow’s “Christmas in July “24 hour sale from both AMAZON and Walmart. On Thursday, July 15, 2015 at noon PST the two shopping retailers will go head to head to try  to out sell each other and shoppers may benefit from the deals.   The AMAZON sale is targeted at […]

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Top Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015

On July 17, 2015 the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the general public, not just Nordstrom Cardholders.  Until July 16, the sale is open to Nordstrom cardholders as an “early access sale.”  The sale offers some amazing fashion and beauty finds on sale for a limited time, just until August 3, 2015. Sale quantities are […]

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New York Sample Sale: French Connection, Cynthia Rowley & Tahari

Highline United, the company that owns Ash, French Connection shoes and bags, Cynthia Rowley Bags, and Tahari shoes is having a MAJOR Sample Sale in their showroom next TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY (July 14 & 15.) Our spies tell us that the Prices will be CRAZY  starting at $25 and ranging to $100.

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Eva Longoria fashion label set to launch in Fall 2016

It’s no surprise that Desperate Housewife actress Eva Longoria has announced she will launch  a fashion label with Sunrise Brands.  Eva spoke about her desire to do this when I interviewed her at her JCPenney bedding launch a few months ago.  Eva has announced a new partnership with Sunrise Brands, a New York and Los […]

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David Beckham Models Fully Clothed in New H&M Campaign

David Beckham is back to modeling for H&M, but this time he’s fully clothed posing with comedian Kevin Hart.  Our spies tell us that the photos are for the “Modern Essentials Selected By David Beckham” campaign where Beckham will show our menswear of H&M in a series of ads. The campaign and collection. will be released […]

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Liberty of London Now at Nordstrom

Did you know that Nordstrom has launched a Liberty of London “Pop-In” store at select brick & mortar stores as well as online?  The gorgeous English prints we love can now be found at five Nordstrom stores: Seattle and Bellevue Square in Washington; NorthPark Center in Dallas; San Francisco Centre in California, and Tysons Corner Center […]

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2015 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access July 9-16

Rev your shopping engines because the 2015 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is about to start. This week Nordstrom cardholders will have early access to shop the sale from July 9-16.  The sale opens to everyone July 17-August 2, 2015.  I’m letting you all know about the sale for a few reasons, but number one is it’s […]

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