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]

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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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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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FIDM Exhibit Showcases the Art of Television Costumes

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Costumes from the TV Movie Bonnie and Clyde. (Photo: M. Hall)

Only July 22, the FIDM Museum & Galleries at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Downtown Los Angeles is opening a gorgeous exhibit of costumes entitled “The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design.” The exhibit is free (a favorite from of entertainment for The Recessionista.)  I was privileged to see a preview of this exhibit and if you love costume and film, this is a must-see.  Highlights of the exhibit include costumes from “Breaking Bad,” “Orange is the New Black”, “The Good Wife,” “Salem”, and wait for it… my personal favorite “Downton Abbey.”  The exhibit features not just costumes from “Downton Abby” but the gorgeous jewelry created for the show by Andrew Prince. Continue reading »

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Sale on Nick Verreos Dresses: Fashion under $50.00

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Designer Nick Verreos’ Navy Blue Tuxedo Ruffle “Chiara” Dress on sale for $37.00

Now one loves a sale on a great designer more than me, so I have to let you know that NV Nick Verreos is having a summer sale on his amazing dresses. All the dresses are under $50.00, reduced from the retail price of $148.00.   This is the opportunity to get a great designer at a great prices.  These are quality garments made with good fabrics.  Sizes are 2-14.    I bought the  cute Navy Blue Tuxedo Ruffle “Chiara” Dress but there are several gorgeous dress on the sale.   Continue reading »

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Airelle Offers Effective Blueberry Anti-Aging Skincare System

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The Airelle skincare product line for cleansing and skin repair.

July is National Blueberry Month as decreed by the US Dept of Agriculture. This month many of us will indulge in Blueberry recipes, but what about using Blueberries for your skin? That’s the goal of Airelle skincare a natural skincare line loaded with Berrimatrix –a unique extract harvested from blueberry plants. Airelle is the brainchild of  Santa Monica based dermatologist Kasey D’Amato PA-C.  The products were developed to offer products with natural ingredients to patients looking for great & effective skincare.  I’ve been using the products for the past few months and I am really pleased with the results.   Here’s why you might want to consider these organic products packed with the Polyphenols from in Blueberries, Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid.  Continue reading »

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