RIP Lauren Bacall: The Sweater Girl's Classic Style

Screen legend Lauren Bacall passed away today at age 89.  A former Vogue model, the star with the sexy… [more]

RIP Lauren Bacall: The Sweater Girl's Classic Style RIP Lauren Bacall: The Sweater Girl's Classic Style

Target Releases Altuzarra for Target Lookbook

Target has released the lookbook for their upcoming collaboration with designer Joseph Altuzarra for… [more]

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Kelly Osbourne to Launch "Stories" Fashion Line on HSN

Wondering why Kelly Osbourne had a "Stories" tattoo on the side of her shaved head this weekend at BeautyCon… [more]

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Peanuts Fashion: Snoopy Heads to New York Fashion Week in 2014

Some unlikely fashionistas will appear at New York Fashion Week this September, Snoopy and his sister… [more]

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Lane Bryant Announces Fashion Collab with Lela Rose

Lane Bryant has announced plans to bring designer Lela Rose to their stores for Summer 2015.  Special… [more]

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Zendaya Channels Marilyn Monroe & Madonna at Teen Choice Awards

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Zendaya, paid tribute to Monroe & Madonna in a custom pink dress inspired by Madonna’s “Material Girl” music video at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards Photo: Scott Kirkland/FOX

Teen star Zendaya Coleman turned heads at the recent Teen Choice Awards in a custom made pink dress by Madonna’s Material Girl clothing line. The affordable junior’s Material Girl clothing line is sold at Macy’s, but sadly, fans won’t be able to buy a copy of Zendaya’s pink Teen Choice dress. The dress was a one of a kind design made for Zendaya. Continue reading »

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The Recessionista Reviews Roland Mouret for Banana Republic

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Sitting Pretty: A Roland Mouret Dress on the Mannequin at Banana Republic

If you’re wondering if the new Roland Mouret for Banana Republic collection is worth investing in, the answer is yes. The dresses are form fitting but have lots of stretch in them.  They fit like a dream—elegant and slenderizing.  The Midi cut elongates the figure, making us look slim and sleek.  Today was a good day for Banana Republic as many of the dresses immediately sold out  online.  If you’re looking for size and selection, you’ll probably have to visit a Banana Republic store to get your size.  But take heart, there is still Roland Mouret in many Banana stores and in a week, there will probably be returns too. Continue reading »

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Avon’s Mark Fall Jewelry: Vintage Inspired & Affordable

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Avon’s Mark Girl Jewelry for Fall from left: Circle around Necklace, Cube Effect Necklace and Posy Posh Earrings.

Avon’s Mark line  is putting out some impressive and super affordable jewelry for Fall.  This week the brand sent me three pieces from their Fall line of fashion accessories and I’m really impressed by the designs.  As you can see from the photo above the pieces I received are : the Circle around Necklace, the Cube Effect Necklace and Posy Posh Earrings.  The Mark Jewelry for Fall 2014 is  really good looking.  Best of all these pieces are all $20.00 or under. Continue reading »

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How to Shop & Save on Roland Mouret for Banana Republic

Roland Mouret’s capsule collection for Banana Republic officially arrives in-store and online on Aug. 7th, 2014. It’s impressive that Banana is partnering with Mouret, but to be honest some of the dresses in their collections have owed much to Mouret’s designs for well over a year.    The highest priced item in the  Roland Mouret for Banana Republic collection will be a $165.00 dress, but The Recessionista has  uncovered a way to save on the collection via a pre-sale on Aug 6th the Banana Republic charge card.  Here’s the scoop. Continue reading »

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Take a Bow: Kate Spade Bow Bracelet Giveaway

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Kate Spade Bow Bracelet Giveaway

Our friends at Inspirations & Celebrations are doing a cute giveaway of an adorable Kate Spade Bow Bracelet. We love this bracelet and of course we entered and thought you might like to too! The kate spade ny skinny bow bracelet retails at Nordstrom for $78.00 US.   Look for more kate spade jewelry on sale at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale  until Aug. 4, 2014 .  To enter to win a kate spade bracelet for free, enter via the Rafflecopter widget on the Inspirations & Celebrations website before Aug. 31, 2014 to win.

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eBay Fashion Collective offers Alex & Ani on Sale

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eBay offers a special sale on Alex & Ani Jewelry

eBay is stepping up the offers and designers on their fashion collection microsite.  This week, they are featuring one of our reader favorites Alex and Ani bracelets and bangles.  Most bangles are on sale for $38.00.   The sale also features pendants and earrings.   If you check out the eBay Fashion look for deals on some Los Angeles favorites like Rachel Pally and Trina Turk.

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Net-a-Porter Launches Calvin Klein Capsule Collection

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Two of dresses from the new Calvin Klein Net-a-Porter collection (photos via Net-a-Porter)

Online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter (Ready to Wear) has announced a new 14 piece capsule collection of Calvin Klein apparel. The garments are exclusive to Net-a-Porter, offering 14 ready-to-wear pieces from the Calvin Klein Collection. The capsule is comprised of slip dresses and easy, wearable separates inspired by the Hamptons and  cool , streamlined style associated with the Calvin Klein.  If you were a fan of Calvin Klein’s Macy’s Impulse collection, but missed out, you’ll want to catch this one.  Prices start at $195.00 US for the Robbie bandeau stretch-knit top.  The dresses pictured above, like the Beria Stretch Maxi Dress in Pink, are priced at almost $2,000 US. Continue reading »

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Get Kerry Washington’s Look from BlogHer14

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Kerry Washington’s Tweet about her BlogHer14 outfit.

Actress Kerry Washington took the stage Saturday morning at the BlogHer14 convention in San Jose to talk about how social media has driven a large following for her hit ABC show Scandal.  As you might expect from an actress who plays the fashionable Olivia Pope, Kerry looked smashing at BlogHer.  Many of you have asked what she was wearing.  She was  in a Kate Spade top and  J Brand Jeans for a very polished, but casual look appropriate for a Saturday afternoon. Continue reading »

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Post BlogHer Vacation Escape: Carmel by the Sea

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The White Sands on the Beach at Carmel

This week I’m at the BlogHer ’14 conference in Carmel, CA. It’s a great conference for women who love to blog.  It’s day 1 and my feet are already aching, but I’m enjoying learning about new social media tricks and meeting fellow bloggers. After the show, I’ll be taking a few days of vacation to one of my favorite travel escapes, Carmel by the Sea.  The little village of Carmel is one of the most charming places in California.  If you’re a blogger attending the conference this week, think about a visit to Carmel after the show. Carmel is just a little over a one hour ride by car. You can also take the Coast Starlight train from San Jose, CA to Carmel or a Bus for as littel as $30.00.  Once you’re in Carmel, you don’t need a car to get around and there are plenty of great things to do just by walking through town.   Here are a few of my favorite places and things to do  in Carmel.

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Inside Downton Abbey’s Dazzling Jewels with Andrew Prince

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Pieces from jeweler Andrew Prince’s Downton Abbey Costume Jewelry collection. (photo. M. Hall)

One of the highlights of the FIDM Exhibit of the Costumes from Outstanding Television Shows, is the display of beautiful and historically accurate jewelry  from “Downton Abbey.”  The jewelery is meticulously researched and reproduced for the show by jeweler Andrew Prince. Many of us watch the show and wish we could have a piece of that jewelry for our own.  Well, now you can.  Mr. Prince has launced a collection of jewelry now being sold at the Kentshire Gallery at  Bergdorf-Goodman.   Lower priced reproductions of the Downton Abbey jewelry can also be found at Kohl’s. Continue reading »

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