Saturday, April 30, 2011

Be true to yourself, Daaahlings!

Yeesh! It seems everyone's a fashion critic these days. While this is not necessarily the hat style I would choose to wear for the royal wedding, it was Princess Beatrice's choice, and I say Kudos to her for being true to herself!

Did she do it for shock value (you know - shock value - Lady Gaga's meat dress - Bjork's swan dress) - I wouldn't wear one of those either, but there is something to be said for being artsy. Or, quite possibly, this may simply be the hat that spoke to Princess Beatrice. Either way, isn't it so much more interesting to experience different styles? I think so.

At the end of the day, neither I, nor most of the self-proclaimed fashion critics, are likely to be invited to such a royal day of glorious fashion and, really, would we be able to pull off an outfit without criticism?

My point: All styles may not be for us, but can it suffice to say just that, without damaging comments toward a girl who dressed up for a wedding? Just sayin'

At Simply Smashing, we believe a lady should be true to herself - in life and in fashion. Our only style rule is "Be true to yourself." <3 "LIKE" us on Facebook for more Simply Smashing fabulocity!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Love this color!

Love this shade of green - somewhere between emerald & jade - chosen for Pipa's evening reception dress (by Alice Temperley) for the Royal Wedding Celebration! The dress, itself, is beautiful on Pipa -- but the color is gorgeous!

I have two beautiful, Parisian-inspired screens at home with a splash of this color set against a cream/bronze background, and I want to paint some of my fab & funky furniture pieces this color ... I think I'll use this picture for a paint match!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WIN a FREE Massage & More...

WIN a FREE One Hour Massage from Cara, Spirit of Health, with your Simply Smashing! purchase of $250 or more, NOW thru Saturday, April 30 2011.

Plus, a Divine Dessert Tasting and more! Click here for details, Daaahling!:

New Rock Revival Denim On The Way!

We have fresh Rock Revival jeans on the way, and you know what that means...that's right, all Rock Revival jeans in the store are 20% Off until the new shipment arrives! Catch as catch can, Daaahlings!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


This is the Chacha Dress, in eggplant, from Deca Paris - and what a stunning number it is! Swing by Simply Smashing to see it in our front window, paired with the Xooloo Belt and Balboa Bolero, also from Deca. VOILA, Daaahlings!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Shaunti Dress from Trina Turk

Happy Monday, Fashionistas! Windows Cleaned - check! Front window freshly displayed - check! This stunning Shaunti Dress from Trina Turk - fabulously formulated in In Tide Lines Stripe Jersey - now graces our window. Picture this: You, effortlessly wearing this amazing, yet easy dress, sipping your favorite beverage, beachside... We can help you with the stunning dress part, at Simply Smashing, Daaahling!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Day In The Life

Hey there, fashionistas! I spent the afternoon with my friend and fellow blogger, Stacie,

First stop: Santa Cruz Diner, as reviewed by Diners, Drive-ins & Dives - I enjoyed their rice noodle bowl :)

Then, on to see the movie, "I Am" at the Nickelodeon Theatre. Very inspiring. Real food for thought. Well worth the price of admission!

Afterward, a stroll Downtown Santa Cruz and 2 scoops of ice-cream at The Penny Ice Creamery. Caramel Bitter for me - Delish with a Capital "D"!

Lovely day with a good friend :) Hope your holiday was happy, too!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

We'll be open on Easter Sunday!

Simply Smashing will be open 10ish-5ish on Sunday, April 24th. Joycee-babe will be on hand, serving up The Quintessential Boutique Experience :)

Happy Easter, Daaahlings!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Coming Attractions...

Saturday, April 23 2011: Last day to take home a pair of Happy Socks - FREE - with your purchase of $99 or more

Saturday, April 23 2011: Bunnies & Bonnets Parade in Downtown Campbell at 12:00 Noon ~ Swing by Simply Smashing afterward, for your last minute basket-fillers and something smashing to wear for Sunday brunch

Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24 2011: All Cop Copine on SALE - 20% Off

Sunday, April 24 2011: We'll be OPEN on Easter Sunday, for your holiday shopping pleasure :)

Saturday, April 30 2011: Diva Day at Simply Smashing! Primp & Pamper, Sips, Sweets & Shopping...all for breast cancer awareness

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Ooh La La...20% Off All Cop Copine!

We have some fabulous styles in house from Cop Copine...and it's all 20% Off today thru Sunday, April 24th!

Easter weekend will be hoppin' in Downtown Campbell! Come down on Saturday 4/23 for the Bunnies & Bonnets parade, then stop by Simply Smashing! for last minute basket-filling ideas and Sunday brunch attire & adornments!

Speaking of Sunday Brunch, we recommend reservations at Twist Cafe in Downtown Campbell - always delish!

See you this weekend, Daaahlings!

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Haute Handbags from Follis

Did you know... We carry a gorgeous selection of handbags from Follis to Junior Drake to Helena de Natalio! We especially like the Gypsy from Follis (shown here). Swing by to find your fave :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Twisted Bust Maxi, for a little spring in your step!

Want to put a little extra spring in your step? The Twisted Bust Maxi dress from Frenzii will do just that! Light, comfy and cute as can be!! Find them at Simply Smashing! in mint/heather, yellow/heather and black/heather stripe...while they last!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Short St. Tropez Dress from Trina Turk

Like a scoop of sherbet in your gingerale on a hot day, this little number will quench your thirst for the perfect summertime dress. Pick yours up at Simply Smashing!

Lorena Bathey Book Signing at Simply Smashing, June 11 2011

I met Lorena Bathey through Facebook. I "liked" her fan page and she "liked" the Simply Smashing! fan page, and we got to communicating. Lorena bought some fab vintage furniture from me (posted on fB, but of course) and I bought her book, "How I Became My Own Fairy Godmother," which she was so sweet to sign :) Long story, short... I LOVED her book and am excited to dig in to her new "Beatrice Munson" masterpiece! So happy with Lorena's work, in fact, that we've invited her to present a book signing at an upcoming (June) Diva Day at Simply Smashing! Save the date, Daaahlings!

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Diva Day is an ongoing event to raise for breast cancer awareness and other charities, held at Simply Smashing! in partnership with our friends from Bella Diva, Desserts by Jeanette and Cara, Spirit of Health, among others. We'll post more about Diva Day soon :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

FREE Happy Socks with purchase!

Spring has sprung and we're happy about it! So happy, in fact, we want to share some happy with our fave fashionistas! NOW through Saturday, April 23 2011, we're giving away a pair of Happy Socks - FREE - with your purchase of $99 or more!

*One pair of free Happy Socks per customer/per day

Friday, April 15, 2011

Deca, Paris - New Arrivals at Simply Smashing!

Just in: fresh arrivals from Deca...contemporary French collection from Paris...unique, structured, creative, diverse. Ooh la la, Daaahlings!

Sidewalk Sale! Cash & Carry - Starting at ONLY $5.00!

Join us for the Downtown Campbell Sidewalk Sale - Saturday & Sunday, April 16th & 17th! Simply Smashing is pleased to present My Secret Closet for this event. The Closet carrys new and preloved clothing/accessories/stuff, starting as low as ONLY $5.00! The Closet is Cash & Carry (tax included in price), so be sure to stop at the ATM on your way...this is the closest you'll ever come to a Real Steal! Plus... Inside the store, Simply Smashing will take an additional 10% off your entire purchase when you pay cashola (our Ca$hionista program rocks!).

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tax FREE Friday!

Simply Smashing is taking the sting out of Tax Day...we'll cover sales tax on Friday, April 15 2011. All Day, Daaahlings!

Try Trina on for size...saucy spring separates!

Just in: The Short St. Topez Dress - oh-so-sweet in a tropical coral pink! Casual affair? Try the Bolsa Sleeveless Top in white, over the Leesa pant in heather grey - if you haven't tried Trina's pants, you're in for a great fit!

Matti Mamane ~ At Simply Smashing This Fall

Matti Mamane launched his line approx. 5 years ago, inspired by watching women while sipping coffee in Paris, Rome, London and NY. Matti is devoted to designing fashion that is flattering on every body, characterized by soft, feminine lines, and comfortable to the woman wearing it. Matti Mamane is now sold in Israel, Europe and in high-end U.S. boutiques. We are pleased to include Matti Mamane to The Quintessential Boutique Experience...coming this Fall.

Save the ta-tas!

Happy Thursday, Daaahlings! If you and your sweet tooth are in the Simply Smashing! neighborhood, swing by for a $2.00 See's candy'll be supporting our friend, Cara, in her Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Loving Trina Turk for Spring!

So good to have Trina Turk gracing our boutique again! We have some fresh frocks for spring - this dress just arrived today - come see our sweet selection, Daaahlings!

Tell your guys - we have The Perfect Girly Easter Basket Fillers!

Spring has sprung and we have the perfect Easter basket fillers for our fashion bunnies... Signature Lace Hanky Panky thongs (how fun to find these hiding in a plastic egg - they fit - we checked!)...and Happy Socks - no basket would be complete without them!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Our heart to Bryan Stow and his family

We are accepting donations for Bryan Stow, recent victim of violence, and his family - through April 24th. Click this link for more information, and pease let us know if you have questions.

New Jewels from Foamy Wader

This exquisite piece is the "Smoke on the Water" cluster necklace from Foamy Wader. "...dazzling one-of-a-kind pendant...smokey quarts and freshwater a jumble of color and beauty..." Ain't it a beaute! Discover Foamy Wader jewelry at Simply Smashing! You're going to love these designs, showcasing the color, texture and beauty of gemstones, helping us to "find beauty in chaos."

Monday, April 11, 2011

Storewide Sale ~ Now thru Thursday, April 14 2011

Hello and Happy Monday, Simply Smashinistas! Today, we kick off a STOREWIDE SALE...

Purchase any one clothing item (coats, dresses, jackets, jeans, pants, skirts, sweaters, tops) at regular price...

* Take 25% OFF ANY SECOND ITEM (clothing, accessories, jewelry, gifts, handbags, etc.) of your choice, and...

* Take 40% OFF ANY THIRD ITEM of your choice

Let the $avings begin, ladies!

*equal or lesser value

*reg. price items

*some restrictions apply

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Forward Fashion from Europe

Among the exciting new changes coming to The Quintessential Boutique Experience (this is how one refers to the experience of shopping at Simply Smashing!) is the reinvention of our European fashion flavour...

Re-introducing one of our favorite lines: DECA, Paris! "Contemporary French collection from Paris. Unique, structured, creative, diverse." We LOVE this line and we know you will, too! Coming very soon...

And introducing...MOLOKO, another contemporary French collection from Paris. "Creative, feminine, sophisticated." I had to catch my breath when I saw this line. Absolutely exquisite...coming for Fall.

We are so excited to bring you this forward fashion from Europe! Stay tuned for updates...

Cop Copine Sale!

For our lovers of all things Parisienne, this promotion is for you! All of our fashions from Cop Copine, Paris and Mod Ecran, Paris are included in this week's Simply Smashing Sale!

Stay tuned for details...

And we sing, "Ooh la la la la la la la!"

Friday, April 8, 2011

Prose IV "Relevant, Chic & Confident"

We are so excited to have this fresh, be true to yourself, put it together the way you like it, fierce line at Simply Smashing! According to the designer of Prose IV, Cassandra, "It's for any woman to make their own. It works with my mom as much as it works for my friend's 16 year old daughter. The pieces are basic enough that they translate to a broad audience, but special enough that when worn, they catch interest. The PROSE woman can wear that shirt that she bought last year for another 5 years and still be relevant, chic and confident..." [Privy Doll interview]

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Maxi Dresses from Frenzii!

We sold out of the heather/white stripe - only 2 left in heather/mint - and just in: heather/black and heather/daisy (yellow)! The Twist Bust Maxi from Frenzii is so cute & comfy - perfect for the beach or any sunshine occasion!

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