The Recessionista Readers Share: Favorite Fall Trends from our Contest with Serve by American Express

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Serve winners

Serve winners

Recently I let all my readers know that I was working with Serve from American Express on a special “10,000 Pennies for your Thoughts” giveaway ($100.00) for 10 lucky readers. Serve, from American Express, is a service that allows consumers to send money to relatives, friends or vendors to buy things.  There are some other great benefits you should know about. Serve allows members to send and receive money quickly and make purchases online, offline and via mobile. Serve is accepted everywhere American Express is accepted (in the United States), with 24/7 customer service and no fees. With a Serve account, there are no credit checks and no monthly or annual fees. Serve is provided by American Express, which means it is backed by American Express features and benefits including Purchase Protection, Roadside Assistance and special Entertainment and Event access.

Top Fall Trends

Top Fall Trends

For the recent giveaway, my readers were asked to enter their favorite fall fashion finds on Serve’s Facebook page for a chance to win. Congrats to all who made it into my final Top 10 list!  Drum Roll please! Here’s what you like for Fall/Winter.  Great picks readers.

  • Anything (faux) leather and/or Oxblood
  • Long sweaters
  • Printed Asymmetric dress with knee length boots
  • Top w/ dazzling collar
  • Lace overlay
  • Peplum
  • Silk scarves in fall colors
  • A chic pair of leopard print smoking flats!
  • Anything in the Eggplant color
  • Faux fur scarf

Click here to see the top picks. For those that won, you’ll be receiving an email directly. And please , if you’re one of the lucky winners, make sure to sign up for Serve by visiting to receive your $100 and check out all the great features and benefits that come with being a member.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.