NET-A-PORTER's Bi-Annual Sale for Summer 2015

The bi-annual Net-A-Porter sale is now online for summer 2015.  Top designers at discounted prices are… [more]

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Nordstrom Rack Clear the Racks Sale

Nordstrom Rack already has low prices, but June 18-12,2015 there will be reductions up to 75% at their… [more]

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Designer Sue Wong Launches Fragrance and eCommerce

Los Angeles fashion designer Sue Wong has recently launched online shopping so that fashionistas everywhere… [more]

Designer Sue Wong Launches Fragrance and eCommerce Designer Sue Wong Launches Fragrance and eCommerce

Special Lilly Pulitzer Sale on July 3, 2015

If you missed getting your Lilly for Target thanks to stampeding shoppers, then good news, a special… [more]

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Best July 4th Sales for 2015: Fashion, Beauty & More

Because you asked, yes, there are many sales going on this weekend for the Fourth of July.  Generally,… [more]

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Travel: Summer Packages at Mandarin Oriental Hotels

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Chance is having some super specials on Summer Vacation--perfect for Father's Day & beyone

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Chance is having some super specials on Summer Vacation–perfect for Father’s Day & beyond

Summer is a great time to take a break and get away from it all. One thing we love is finding great deals on travel, especially luxury travel, that we can share with readers.  With Father’s Day coming up June 21, it’s a good time to consider a nice getaway for Dad or your family.   Recently we uncovered some super specials at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel chain at their hotels in Las Vegas, Washington, DC and Miami that we think you’ll want to put on your radar this summer.  Continue reading »

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Nordstrom Rack Clear the Racks Sale

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The big clearance sale at Nordstrom Rack is coming up!

Nordstrom Rack already has low prices, but June 18-12,2015 there will be reductions up to 75% at their “clear the racks” sale .  The Rack has an amazing selection of designers including Tadashi Shoji, MILLY, Haute Hippie, DVF, Vince, Trina Turk, Rebecca Taylor, Rebecca Minkoff, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs and more. They also have inexpensive gifts for under $25.00, $50.00 and even $10.00 if you’re shopping for something special for Dad for Father’s Day on June 21.   The Nordstrom Rack “Clear the Racks” clearance sale is June 18-21, online and in stores so save the date.

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Target Announces Plaid from Adam Lippes for Target

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Target will be offering lots of plaid throughout their stores this fall–and not just on apparel.

If you are mad for plaid, then here’s some good news for you. Target has announced a new Adam Lippes for Target collection that will feature apparel,  plaid Diet Coke bottles, shampoo bottles, ChapStick tubes, dog leashes, Band-Aids, paper towels and more.  According to Target, designer Adam Lippes has been tapped to create more than 50 items inspired by buffalo plaid for the Adam Lippes for Target collection of apparel, accessories, pet goods and home furnishings.   As a former Catholic school girl who was forced to wear plaid, I don’t find this announcement that exciting, but I will wait to see the whole thing on the racks this fall before I judge.  Look for the collection in select Target stores this August through October. Prices  for the collection will range from $1.99-$179.99.  Ok, what could possibly be $179.99 in this lot? This ain’t Burberry!

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Los Angeles: Michael Stars Sample Sale June 12 & 13, 2015

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Save the Date: The Michael Stars Sample Sale is coming up

If you live in Los Angeles or nearby, you’ll want to put the upcoming Michael Stars sample sale on our list of summer fashion to-dos.  This is a sale on June 12 and 13th. We recommend the Michael Stars Sample Sale and have shopped with great success in the past.   Here’s why.  The sale features merchandise that is fashionable, not damaged and still in season.  I shopped the sale last season with two of my girlfriends and all of us got great deals.  Warning, there are no fitting rooms and the sale is outdoors at a tent adjacent to the Michael Stars warehouse in Hawthorne, California.   the sale features items for women and a few things for men. Here’s what you can expect to find at the sale. Continue reading »

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Beauty Tips from Pixi Beauty Experts

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Pixi Beauty by Petra offers gorgeous summer colors to get your glow on!

Recently I had the opportunity to have my make-up done professionally by the make-up experts at Pixi Beauty.  It turned out so beautifully, I thought I would share the application tips with my readers.  Pixi by Petra is one of our favorite beauty buys for value and quality.  Look for the brand at Target and on Pixibeauty.com.   Check out Pixi’s site for super deals on these great organic products.  Read on for tips from Pixi Beauty’s Colleen Lota, National Educator and Senior Manager of In Store Solutions. Continue reading »

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FabFitFun Spring Box is Full of Value

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The contents of the new Fab Fit Fun Spring 2015 box: lots of great beauty and fitness items.

FabFitFun has released its new spring box of beauty and fitness items.  I’ve received several surprise “boxes” in the last 6 months from various brands.  Some of them have just been downright ridiculous offering castaway items that you feel like a brand just wanted to get rid of to save on storage space costs or donate to get a tax write off on as a business loss. Those are the ones I don’t write about.  I’ve seen it all in these “boxes”  from cupcake mix to a necklace I wore exactly one time that fell apart.   Although the FabFitFun Box is always a surprise every season, it’s been my experience that if you are looking for a easy way  to get some great beauty products and products that will help you improve your fitness and lifestyle, then these boxes are a good deal. As a busy working women who has lost 35 pounds in the last year, these boxes are helpful.  I like the fitness DVDs, the discounts on groceries and products plus the cute little beauty items like brushes and the coasters. Those little items make me feel pampered and not deprived.  With Fab Fit Fun, four times a year  subscribers receive a box with over $200 worth of full-size fashion, beauty and fitness products.  Spoiler Alert: Read on to find out exactly what’s inside this box and why I think is full of great value.

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NET-A-PORTER’s Bi-Annual Sale for Summer 2015

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One of our favorite brands on sale at Net-a-Porter is Needle and Thread.

The bi-annual Net-A-Porter sale is now online for summer 2015.  Top designers at discounted prices are offered on the heels of Memorial Day Shopping.   Here’s what you’ll find on the cyber sale racks: Alexander McQueen, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Altuzarra, Burberry, DVF, Michael Kors, Stella McCartney and Chloe are marked down up to 50% off.  One of our favorite brands on sale at Net-a-Porter is Needle and Thread.  The garments are unique and have gorgeous beading and embellishments.  They are really quality pieces. If you see something you like, keep checking this sale, because new reductions are being taken all the time.  When I first posted about this sale, the reductions where 50% off of retail.  But as of mid June, 2015, there are new reductions on designer fashions with many items reduced as much as 70% off of retail prices.

Although, I haven’t seen the  the site crashed yet, some of you remember the crash during the last sale in the Fall of 2014.    If you have the patience to keep checking the website, it’s a good time to get the fashion deals on top designers before anything happens to this site–and sometimes there are even further reductions.

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NET-A-PORTER’s bi-annual sale is now LIVE

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ELLE Women in Music: Fashion, Rock & Auctions

Alanis Morissette, Banks and  Tinashe Attend ELLE Women in Music Event Presented by eBay

Alanis Morissette, Banks and Tinashe Attend ELLE Women in Music Event Presented by eBay (photo  Michael Buckner/ Stefanie Keenan/ Getty Images)

This week I was honored to attend the ELLE Magazine Women in Music Event presented by sponsor eBay  in Hollywood. It was such a special event featuring performances by Alanis Morissette, Banks and Tinashe.  Besides the unforgettable music, the event was a virtual who’s who of female celebs from both acting and music. In the audience with us were Pink, Kate Beckinsale, Victoria Justice, Debby Ryan, Bella Thorne and Keke Palmer.  And those were just the celebrities I saw at this small and very elite private concert.  The event was the 6th annual ELLE Women in Music event, and if you buy ELLE Magazine this month, you’ll notice Taylor Swift on the cover promoting women in rock, in a gorgeous metallic jumpsuit. The event included a piece of memorabilia from each artist: a signed guitar from Alanis, a set of handwritten lyrics from Banks and a signed headset from Tinashe.  The pieces are now up for Auction via eBay until May 30, 2015 with profits from the sales slated to go to the GRAMMY Museum here in Los Angeles. Continue reading »

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Best 2015 Memorial Day Sales

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The sales are on for Memorial Day weekend 2015.

We’re ready for the long Memorial Day Weekend 2015.  What’s on our list of to-dos? Well, of course a little BBQ and a little shopping.  Some of the Memorial Days sales this weekend offer great savings.  Others are just well, on-events, sale promotions with little or no real value, because the stuff the retailers are selling is just plain junk.  As time goes on, I’m getting more and more selective about the sales I want to spend time at or even look at. For example, it’s been ages since I saw great value at Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Ross or most outlet stores. Most things there look like merchandise that designers license their names to, that have little or no resemblance to the designer’s main line.  For value on designer fashions, I prefer sales at  Barney’s Warehouse, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus Last Call or Saks Fifth Avenue.  For fast fashion, I go to ASOS or H&M.  Here’s The Recessionista’s short list of the Memorial Day sales we’ll be shopping this weekend.   Continue reading »

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale & Memorial Day Sales 2015

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The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is on. Save up to 40% through May 31, 2015

If you’re ready to get your Memorial Day shop on, check out the Nordstrom half-yearly sale now through May 31.  The combination of great merchandise, good prices and amazing customer service in-store is what set’s this store apart from all others. The Half-Yearly sale features new mark-downs on designer goods, plus sizes, menswear, junior’s apparel, kid’s clothing and women’s shoes.

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