ISSA Restocks Kate Middleton's Blue Engagement Dress

Ever wonder if it's worth paying over $600.00 for a dress? While ISSA proves that it is--their Phyllis… [more]

ISSA Restocks Kate Middleton's Blue Engagement Dress ISSA Restocks Kate Middleton's Blue Engagement Dress

Jean Deal: Target Offers $10.00 off Denim in-store and online

If you're like most of the world you live in your jeans.   I've even seen studies where women say a… [more]

Jean Deal: Target Offers $10.00 off Denim in-store and online Jean Deal: Target Offers $10.00 off Denim in-store and online

Melissa McCarthy Clothing Line on Sale at HSN

The eagerly awaited Melissa McCarthy fashion line is now on sale at HSN.   A few pieces from the collection… [more]

Melissa McCarthy Clothing Line on Sale at HSN Melissa McCarthy Clothing Line on Sale at HSN

50 Fashions under $50.00 at Topshop's Summer Sale

The Topshop summer clearance sale just got a whole lot more interesting with additional reductions. Topshop… [more]

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Former Hermès designer Lemaire Coming to Uniqlo

This is the budget fashion collaboration we never dreamed could happen---former Hermès designer Christophe… [more]

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Jean Deal: Target Offers $10.00 off Denim in-store and online


Target is offering customers the chance to save $10.00 on Denim.

If you’re like most of the world you live in your jeans.   I’ve even seen studies where women say a good deal on denim is better than sex!   That’s why I know some of you will be interested in the deal Target is running right now on Target Denim.   For a limited time you can buy any pair of jeans you love at Target and save $10.00 whether you buy in-store  or online.  To get the deal, click over to Target Denim and select the style you love, then use  promo code: TRYON10.  The deal is good for savings on Men’s or women’s Denim.  Check out the DENIZEN brand from LEVI’S. I like both their stretch modern boot cut and their skinny styles.  Other brands on the sale include Target’s Mossimo jeans, Wallflower and Vanilla Star.

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Nordstrom Expands Partnership with MADEWELL to more stores


A look from MADEWELL at Nordstrom.

Today Nordstrom has announced plans to expand their partnership with apparel brand MADEWELL.  That means you can now find MADEWELL at an additional 15 Nordstrom stores across the US . By late July, the retailer will carry the MADEWELL collection in a total of 30 locations and on  Right now, Nordstrom is the only U.S. retailer to sell a broad assortment of MADEWELL merchandise, outside of MADEWELL stores.  This is good news for MADEWELL fans, who like Topshop fans, may have not had a brick and mortar store near them. Now, they can just head to Nordstrom.   Look for the MADEWELL  fall collection in Nordstrom stores and online today ( July 27th, 2015)  featuring woven tops and embroidered boho blouses, as well as MADEWELL’S beloved brand essentials, including High Riser denim, the Transport Tote (price $168), and the Slub V-neck Pocket Tee (now on sale for $17.50)  in fall colors.   Continue reading »

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Kohl’s Thakoon Lookbook: London Inspired Fashions for Fall

Thakoon's DesignNatio

A look from Kohl’s for Thakoon’s DesignNation lookbook. Lots of layers for Fall.

Kohl’s has released the lookbook for their Thakoon London inspired DesignNation collection due in stores for Fall 2015.   My first impressions of this collection are that it’s nothing special. Quite honestly, I don’t see many of the unique prints Thakoon is known for in this Kohl’s collab.  If you like the gorgeous brightly colored Thakoon looks, you might want to check out Thakoon on sale at SHOPBOP now.  The Kohl’s lookbook for Thakoon is featured on our friend The Budget Babe, and like her, I agree this collection will be on sale at reduced prices at Kohl’s just as Milly for Kohl’s was.  There are kitschy imprints of bowler hats, crowns and keys on T-shirts and Sweatshirts to remind you, hey folks this is London inspired.  To me, it’s very tacky. See what you think readers, to me , it’s SO lackluster and I have to admit, I am disappointed. Continue reading »

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Further Reductions on REISS Sale for Women & Men

The REISS summer clearance sale just got a lot sweeter. Today is the last day of the sale and items have been reduced by an extra 10% for both men and women.  REISS has been on The Recessionista‘s pick list for fashion ever since Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge wore the REISS Shola dress.   Things that we like on the sale racks include classic little black dresses like the COSTILLA dress, the MIRA blue bodycon dress, the gorgeous handbags , elegant women’s coats and the men’s suiting.   If you shop today, the final 10% off discount will be applied at checkout.  The sale is on until July 26, 2015.  If you shop the REISS women’s sale, be advised that REISS only goes up to size 12 US or size 16 UK.   Some of the dresses are generously cut and could fit a larger size so just read the sizing instructions before you shop to determine what is a looser cut and what is body conscious.

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Bloomingdales One Day Home Sale July 25

If you decorating or just want to update your home, you might want to check out today’s Bloomingdales Home Sale. For one day only, Bloomingdales is reducing prices on designer bedding, kitchen appliances, beds, bath items and even luggage.   Prices are reduced by 20% to 75% off of retails and if you’re a Bloomingdales loyallist you’ll receive triple points on your purchases. So what’s on The Recessionista’s pick list at this sale?   Dyson vacuums and Rowenta Irons,  KitchenAid mixers and Cuisinart food processors,  and Tumi and other top branded luggage.

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Gwyneth Paltrow at BlogHer: Fashion and Beauty News

Paltrow Blogher

Gwyneth Paltrow arriving in New York last week for the BlogHer conference via goop’s Instagram.

So a number of you have asked did I hear Gwyneth Paltrow’s session at the recent BlogHer conference. If so, what did I think. Well, a couple of things.  First, honestly, it’s rather ironic that BlogHer invited her in, because despite her celebrity Gwyneth is not beloved in the blogging community.  There’s a feeling that she may have been “inspired” by other bloggers in creating her goop website.   There’s also a feeling that her beauty recommendations are not alway attainable.   However, despite winning many acting accolades including an Oscar, Ms. Paltrow now seems much more interested in running her lifestyle website and e-Commerce shopping platform than in her acting career.     Continue reading »

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ISSA Restocks Kate Middleton’s Blue Engagement Dress


ISSA restocks the famous Phyllis dress worn by Kate Middleton for her engagement to Prince William

Ever wonder if it’s worth paying over $600.00 for a dress? While ISSA proves that it is–their Phyllis dress is a sell-out all over again. Last week,  ISSA  restocked their famous Phyllis dress popularized by Kate Middleton when she announced her engagement to Prince William.  The style of this dress  is truly a classic with is cinched waist ties, pleated front, a flared skirt and hidden zip fastening at the side.   The dress first gained popularity in 2010 and five years later, it’s a sellout all over again.  There’s still a few left on Net-A-Porter and on the ISSA website if you’re interested, but you better shop quick, they won’t last long!   The dress is already sold out on Harvey Nichols website. Continue reading »

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Rory Beca Partners with Jergens for a California Girl collection


The Rory Beca dresses in the Jergens California Girl Kit

Designer Rory Beca has partnered with Jergens (yes, the beauty products) for a cute Jergens x Rory Beca Exclusive California Girl collection.   The collection features colorful dresses and totes in sunny beach patterns to pair with Jergens tanning creams and exfoliating products. The kit features an  exclusive Rory Beca Dixon Mini Dress in silk chiffon with a stylish back cutout. The dress is available in two limited edition patterns created to pair with each shade of  Jergens Instant Sun™ Sunless Tanning Mousse: the vivid orange Venice print was designed to match the Light Bronze shade, and the bright blue Canyon print effortlessly complements Deep Bronze.  The kits are available now at for $150.00 US for a limited time.

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Katy Perry New Face of H&M Holiday Campaign


Singer Katy Perry will front H&M’s 2015 Holiday Campaign

Look for pop icon Katy Perry on H&M Holiday Campaign adverts starting this November.  The singer will add discount retailer H&M to their stable of celebrities like David Beckham who will front H&M campaigns.  With H&M paying high fees to the likes of Katy Perry and Beckham, I can’t help but wonder how they can keep prices so low.  “H&M was one of the places where I first began cultivating my personal style. I have continued to love integrating H&M pieces into my wardrobe throughout the years. One of the reasons I love the holidays is being able to dress cozy and cute, which H&M executes so well for every budget. I can’t wait for you to see the world we created with Jonas Åkerlund and Dan Jackson,” says Katy Perry. 

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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 spent an afternoon at Robbins Brothers in Torrance, CA looking through their gorgeous jewelry selection. Although Robbins Brothers is renowned for their gorgeous engagement rings, they have many more items in their stores (and on their website) for fashionable wear. They have gorgeous earrings, vintage styled rings, diamond studs, hoop earrings and much more.  Some of you may wonder, why visit a jeweler when you can just get inexpensive costume jewelry at a fast fashion retailer?  Well, just like Coco Chanel thought that every woman should invest in one great dress, a little black dress, that she could wear everywhere, I think every woman should invest in at least one piece of quality jewelry that she can wear everywhere from christenings (think the Duchess of Cambridge with her sapphire ring ) to an elegant evening out. Continue reading »

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