Alexander Wang Announced as the next H&M Collaboration

Today at their annual Coachella party H&M announced that their next designer collaboration will be… [more]

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Karen Kane Offers Classic American Style for Spring 2014

Los Angeles designer Karen Kane's new Spring 2014 collection is full of comfortable and stylish American… [more]

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New Conscious Collection Arrives at H&M: Sustainable & Chic

The latest installment of H&M's Conscious Collection is now in stores and online. I stopped by my… [more]

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The Recessionista Reviews Peter Som for Kohl's

It's taken me a few days to be able to review all the pieces in the Peter Som's collection for Kohl's.… [more]

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THE OUTNET Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Designer Collection

One of the original outlet stores on the web, THE OUTNET is about to celebrate five years of web sales.… [more]

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Karen Kane Offers Classic American Style for Spring 2014

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Contrast dress from Karen Kane’s Spring 2014 collection

Los Angeles designer Karen Kane’s new Spring 2014 collection is full of comfortable and stylish American classic.  I recently got to sample some pieces from the collection (including the striped dress above) and the collection is so stylish and flattering that it’s easy to love.   The designer gifted me with the best-selling contrast panel stripe dress (priced at $168)  for the LuckyFabb conference.   With it’s navy blue solid side panels and striped nautical theme, this dress fits like a dream.  I’m not exaggerating.   The dress is very slimming because of those well designed side panels, that create an optical illusion of a straight line skimming your curves and slimming the hips.  This cute little red, white and blue number is “Made in America”  as are all of Karen Kane’s designs.   Continue reading »

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Wendy’s Announces New Salad Collection

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Wendy’s new Asian Cashew Chicken Salad

Last week before the  LuckyFabb conference in Los Angeles, I was invited to a special beauty event.  The Blow Me Away  salon in West Hollywood on 3rd Street invited LuckyFabb bloggers in for a shampoo, blow-out and styling inspired by Wendy’s new salad menu.  The salon gave me a fantastic blow dry, straightening my naturally curly hair. While at the salon,  I got to try Wendy’s new Asian Cashew Chicken Salad. The new salad is a great healthy and affordable food choice.  The fresh ingredients–including edamame- are not typical fast food fare.  For those of you who know me, like most women, I am always trying to diet.   The Wendy’s Asian Cashew Chicken Salad, with 380 Calories. 6.0 Fiber and  36.0 Protein,  is a great option when you need to get a quick meal that has protein and is low cal.  The salad is full of delicious zero calorie cucumber slices that provide a nice balance to the spicy edamame topping. Continue reading »

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Alexander Wang Announced as the next H&M Collaboration

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Alexander Wang x H&M collection announced

Today at their annual Coachella party H&M announced that their next designer collaboration will be with Alexander Wang. A teaser video showing a sports game clock counting down has been posted to Instagram on the designer’s account.  The timestamp in the video indicates that the collection will launch Nov. 6, 2014.  H&M posted a photo of Wang with H&M’s Margareta VanDen Bosch on their Instagram account confirming the collaboration.
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French Chic: Inès De La Fressange at UNIQLO

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French model and designer Inès de la Fressange models dresses from her UNIQLO line.

If you haven’t heard about Parisian designer Inès de la Fressange’s collection at UNIQLO, you  will want to head to a UNIQLO near you.  The designer/model has turned out a great looking collaboration with UNIQLO with wrap dresses, sweaters, jackets and even coats.  The styles are paired down and simple.  My favorite is the striking midi “idle jersey” wrap dress for $29.99.   The printed lawn shirt dresses are also very charming and well priced at $49.90.  Early reviews from UNIQLO shoppers are very favorable on this collection.  It sounds like some of the dresses run long, but it’s easy to hem them to make it work if the rest of the fit is good.  Another plus on this collection is it’s very professional, you can wear the dresses to work.  It’s great to see a a stunning and stylish 50 something year old women modeling and designing such a well-priced fashion collaboration. More UNIQLO stores are steadily opening around the US with a new Southern California store scheduled to open this fall in South Coast Plaza.

 

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Sponsored Post: SUSU Handbags on Sale at Hautelook Today!

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Colorful SUSU Handbags at the recent LuckyFabb conference

Shopping club HauteLook is having a sale on gorgeous SUSU Handbags  today.  If you haven’t heard of SUSU, you’ll want to check out these luxe looking handbags by Shanghai designer Susu Zheng. SUSU was developed for the modern working woman. I had the chance to check out the bags at the recent Lucky Fabb conference in Los Angeles and they are top notch. I particularly like the “dome satchel” (pictured above) and the two tone shoulder bag totes. The bags retail for several hundred dollars due to the quality of the materials.  The bags are made from genuine Saffiano leather.  If you’re not a member of HauteLook, use my invite to join the club and shop the sale.  The sale is live on Hautelook at 8 am PST/11 am EST today April 10, 2014.

 

Note: In the interest of full disclosure, I do earn a small referral fee if you shop and buy using my HauteLook invite. I was also gifted with a SUSU iPad case at the recent LuckyFabb conference for evaluation purposes.  I am posted about this sale because I believe it is a good deal for my readers.

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Adam Levine Launches Womenswear for Kmart

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Fashions from Kmart’s forthcoming Adam Levine collection

Adam Levine, star of The Voice and Maroon 5 frontman, has announced plans to bring his rock n’roll style to Kmart in a womenswear collection. The collection, which ranges in price from $12.99-$29.99 for apparel and $6.99-$29.99 for accessories, will be available exclusively in 500 Kmart locations nationwide and website Shop Your Way launches on April 10, 2014.   Our spies tell us that Coachella ready sundresses,  tanks and shorts will be key collection pieces. Other collection highlights will be floral adorned kimono tops, colorful twill shorts, crocheted bralettes and an assortment of denim. Additionally, the line offers unique pieces, including a demure lacy sheer blouse and a summer Aztec maxi dress. Continue reading »

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Modcloth is Coachella Ready with Festival Fashions

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Modcloth Offers Festival Clothing and Accessories

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a preview for Modcloth’s Spring and Festival Fashions.  Their assortment of everything from garland headbands, to boho chic dresses and jewelry is impressive.  Even better, the prices are quite affordable. Whether you’re heading to Coachella April 11th or just want to channel the festival vibe, you’ll want to have a look at the Modcloth collection. Modcloth is a fashion site, but also a community site, where shoppers post their reviews of the fashions and even pictures of how the clothing looks on non-models.  The feedback is very helpful in helping consumers select garments best suited to their body types. Continue reading »

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Tax Savings & Tips from Financial Expert Alexandra Lebenthal

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Tax Season is here. Get some deals to help you save.

The Recessionista team hates doing our taxes! I sense we are not alone. But we need our refund desperately, so we are all about doing our tax filing in the most economical way possible.  To do that, we’re using some online tools we have found to help us and some free tools too. If you need professional help, check out H&R Block.  For a limited time H&R block is offering  free Tax Filing, or save 15% on premium versions of their tax packages at H&R Block Online.  The deals are valid until 4/15/2014.  Other deals on financial planning software include Intuit and Mint. Continue reading »

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Peter Som for Kohl’s Pre-Sale Online

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Peter Som for DesigNation Presale

Kohl’s has announced a special online sale of their upcoming Peter Some for DesigNation collection. Twenty pieces from the collection are now for sale online at Kohl’s.  If you shop sale and sign-up for Kohl’s email alerts, you can get a $10.00 off coupon from Kohl’s to come back and shop some more when all of the collection is available on April 10.  Continue reading »

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Nicole Richie Launches Bo-Ho Chic House of Harlow Fashions

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New fashions from Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow line are now on sale.

If you’re getting ready for Coachella or another upcoming music festival  then here’s some good fashion news. Nicole Richie has launched her first clothing line for House of Harlow 1960, and it’s perfect festival fashion.  The collection is already on sale at her House of Harlow website. So why did the former reality star decide to sell clothing along with accessories at House of Harlow?  ‘It’s been so gratifying to see the fan base that has grown for our accessories over the years, so I’m thrilled to provide our loyal customers with fashion to complete their look,” said Ms. Richie in a statement. ” It’s exciting that House of Harlow 1960 is now one step closer to being a complete lifestyle brand.” Continue reading »

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