Product Review: DENIZEN from the Levi’s brand at Target

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Ageless Beauty: Helen Mirren is the new face of L'Oreal Beauty

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The Recessionista Reviews Alexander Wang for H&M: Dreadful

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The Recessionista Reviews TOMs for Target

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Black Friday 2014 Starts Nov 1 for Amazon, Walmart & more

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Black Friday– A Man Made Monster is on the Lose

Halloween is over and now some retailers are telling us that Black Friday starts as November begins.  Anxious to pump up the  peak retail season, Amazon and Walmart are already proclaiming their Black Friday deals.  I’ll be interested to see if consumers take the bait, because usually, the deals get better later in December the closer we get to Christmas.   Since Black Friday is no longer just one day, consumers just keep waiting for the prices to drop.  So what are Amazon and Walmart doing to bring in customers.  Mostly specials on electronics and toys.  Look for deals at Walmart at their upcoming “Cyber Event” on Monday, Nov. 3rd.   At Amazon, the deals will roll on through the holiday season with two special deals each day.

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H&M Halloween Deals – Fashion Deals Online Only

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H&M is offering deals on Halloween related merchandise via their website.

If you love a deal, you might want to check out H&M’s website today for clearance priced Halloween related fashions. From now until midnight EST  you can shop cool styles with an attitude for up to 70% off. Valid on hm.com only. Some prices are reported as low as $1.00 US, which is hard to resist.  It’s too late for this year’s Halloween, but you can shop and get ready for 2015. Most of the deals range from $10.00 to $15.00 US.

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Kohl’s Yes To You Rewards Winner

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Kohl’s YES2YOU rewards program offers customers the opportunity to get perks fro shopping.

A few weeks ago we had a giveaway of a Kohl’s Gift Card in the amount of $250.00. The giveaway was to promote of Kohl’s new rewards program.  Kohl’s Rewards offer shoppers points for every dollar they spend at Kohl’s.  And just like a Frequent Flyer program you can accumulate points which turn into rewards you can use to shop at Kohl’s for free.  The response to our giveaway was overwhelming, we had over 6, 950 entries!  Rachel B was the winner of the giftcard giveaway, and she is super excited to go shopping at Kohl’s.  She can’t wait to get a head start on her holiday shopping with her gift card. Congrats to Rachel and thanks to all who entered! Watch this space for more great deals at Kohl’s.

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Ageless Beauty: Helen Mirren is the new face of L’Oreal Beauty

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Dame Helen Mirren , the 69-yr-old actress is the new face of L’Oreal.

Dame Helen Mirren has been announced as the new face of L’Oreal beauty products. It’s a stunning move for a global brand to chose an older woman in today’s youth obsessed culture to be the face of their brand.  In an era when so many women are obsessed with aging and using fillers and botox, it’s so refreshing to see the natural looking Dame Helen looking gorgeous and natural in the photos L’Oreal has released.  I’ve reviewed L’Oreal products here on The Recessionista and I think their skincare products are affordable and effective.  Their labs have been innovative in developing Retinol products for anti-aging.  Dame Helen is a great choice for any ad campaign, she’s a great role model, someone who looks good, but isn’t altering her appearance dramatically as she ages. Continue reading »

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Burberry to Receive Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award

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A tribute to the best known Trench Coat in the world:Burberry Autumn/Winter 2014 Campaign

The maker of the world’s best known trench coat, Burberry,  will be honored with the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style® Award on November 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills.   The award is the Los Angeles’ equivalent of an Oscar for fashion.  The Rodeo Drive Walk of Style celebrates style legends for contributions to the worlds of fashion and entertainment.  Burberry will be the twenty-second honoree. The British luxury brand deserves this honor, they weathered the great recession, maintained their quality (while so many others have not) and they continue to produce beautiful, classic clothes. Continue reading »

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H&M Announces Retrospective Book on Designer Collabs

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H&M Celebrates Their History Of Designer Collaborations In An Exclusive Book, The First Ten Years.

H&M has announced a new book available in select stores on November 6th to coincide with their Alexander Wang x H&M launch.   Entitled, The First Ten Years, this one-hundred and forty page collector’s edition will feature the designs and imagery from Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Roberto Cavalli, Commes des Garcons, Matthew WilliamsonJimmy Choo, Sonia Rykiel, Lanvin, Versace, Marni, Maison Martin Margiela, Isabel Marant and Alexander Wang. The book will retail for $34.95, available for purchase November 6, 2014 at select H&M store locations throughout the US. 25% of the cover price will go to UNICEF.   Continue reading »

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Fashion and Jewelry to Support Breast Cancer Research

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Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Soft Ricky 27 bag , one of our fav pink items donating proceeds to Breast Cancer this month

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.   In case you forgot , it’s time to schedule your Mammogram and get checked.  If Breast Cancer is detected early, the survival rate with treatment is a very high 98%.  So please take the time to schedule your exam.  I am doing this myself this month.  It’s not pleasant and certainly nothing we look forward to, but it is necessary.  For the month of Oct. 2014 some fashion retailers and are donating proceeds from Pink items to Breast Cancer research or their own charities.  Here’s a round-up of what looks good and supports a good cause. Continue reading »

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QVC Designer Shoe Sale Benefits Breast Cancer Research

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Then Annual QVC FFANY Shoe sale is on Benefiting Breast Cancer Research

The QVC “FFANY Shoe  Sale  is now on via QVC TV and the QVC  website.  The sale will includes many great designer shoes at discounted prices. The purpose of the QVC sale is to raise funds in the the fight against breast cancer.  In addition to offering great deals, the QVC presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” event benefits breast cancer research. Continue reading »

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Halle Berry Brings ‘Scandale Paris’ Lingerie to Target

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Halle Berry unveils ‘Scandale Paris’ at Laduree Soho on October 23, 2014 in New York City.
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Next week the 80 year old lingerie line ‘Scandale Paris’ will find a new home at select Target stores and on Target.com.  Today in New York, Halle Berry announced that the famous  ‘Scandale Paris’ brand will launch a lower priced version on Oct. 27th at Target stores.  Ms. Berry showed an Illusion Demi bra in metallic black from the ‘Scandale Paris’ collection underneath her Nina Ricci top at the event. Target will sell the  a 10 piece collection of the lingerie at prices ranging from $7.00 to $18.00. Continue reading »

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Last Call Neiman Marcus Fall Sale: Oct. 21-23, Save

It’s one of the eternal shopping questions: How do you shop all the fabulous designers at Neiman Marcus and not pay full price? Easy darlings, head to Neiman Marcus Last Call stores.  For the next 3 days, Last Call is offering some great deals to get you ready for Fall.   From 10/21/14 to 10/23/14 you can save 40% off one regular priced item.  Until Oct. 27, you can save an extra 30% off one item of women’s apparel, handbags or accessories.   How good is that? This is the place to get designers we love like Burberry, DVF, Milly, VINCE, Nicole Miller, Tadashi Shoji,  Catherine Malandrino,  Taryn Rose and Robbi & Nikki.  I’ve even found Valentino and Roland Mouret at Last Call. It’s truly Fab-u-less! Bring the picture above (print it out as a coupon) into the store or shop online to get the savings.   In Los Angeles, Last Call has a great brick & mortar store at the The Outlets  at Orange.

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