Sunday, November 30, 2014


After years of blogging here, first as Smashing Style and then as XO Smash, I'm writing the last post. I have been thinking about moving on for a while. In fact, I hinted at it in the very last post from 2013. Well, life takes time my friends and I finally decided that now is the best time to make this change.

I will still be blogging, but it will now be a part of a more cohesive website
As many of you know, I have begun to do some interior design work and I wanted to have one place where everything would be together. Please be patient with me as I get the kinks out in the next few weeks! I would love your feedback and I look forward to hearing what you think.

Thanks for following along here, and I hope you will continue with me on this new adventure.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014


The coolest way to type on your iPad.

What to do with all that turkey.

Gorgeous new prints (get 20% off with the code MANYTHANKS).

We made this jalapeƱo dip last weekend and it was predictably delicious.

I just discovered The Lively Show podcast. It's really inspiring and full of great advice (especially for aspiring entrepreneurs).

A cool use for old wine bottles.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed this ice cream cake that we made for dessert last night. Dare I say it was even better than it looked?

After a week of heavy eating, this would be a great tool to kick off healthy cooking.


Friday, November 28, 2014


Here it is my friends! All the sales fit to print…

ASOS - 30% off with code: TGIBF

BANANA REPUBLIC - 50% off one full-priced item code: BRFIFTY // 40% off site wide code: BRFORTY

BAUBLEBAR - 15% off two items with code: FRIDAY15 // 35% off 4+ items with code: FRIDAY35

BLOOMINGDALES - 50% off a selection site wide

C.WONDER - 40% off everything

CALYPSO ST. BARTH - 30% off everything and an additional 50% off sale with code: PINK30

CLUB MONACO - 30% off cashmere

COLE HAAN - 30% off almost everything

DESIGN DARLING - 20% off with code: MANYTHANKS

DVF - 40% off select styles and 15% off site wide the code: FRIDAY15

FRYE - Spend $400+ get a $100 gift card 

FURBISH STUDIO - 20% of all orders of $75+ with code: HOLLADAY

GAP - 50% off sitewide with code: BLKFRIDAY

GRAY MALIN - 30% off all prints with code: GOBBLE30

J.CREW - 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping with code: HOLIDAY

JOIE - 25% off sitewide with code: THANKS

JONATHAN ADLER - 20% off everything with code: BLACKFRIDAY

LEDBURY - 35% off all shirts today

LORD AND TAYLOR - extra 20% off almost everything and up to 50% off women's boots with code: THANKS 

LULU & GEORGIA - spend $250 get 20% off with code: PUMPKINPIE20

MADEWELL - 25% off your entire purchase with code: GIFTON

NORDSTROM - up to 40% off select products 

OLD NAVY - 50% off everything

OTTE NEW YORK - extra 40% off sale with code: BLACKFRIDAYEA

PINHOLE PRESS - 25% off everything with code: PHOTO25

PIPERLIME - 25% off sitewide with code: THANKFUL25

REBECCA ATWOOD - 25% off with code: 2014CYBERMONDAY25

REBECCA TAYLOR - 30% off sale items and dresses 

REVOLVE - select items up to 80% off

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE - up to 60% off select styles

SCOOP NYC - 25% off sitewide + free shipping 

SHOPBOP - 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1,000 with code: GOBIG14

SOLE SOCIETY - 30% off all footwear

THE MITTEN STATE - 20% off everything

THE ZHUSH - 25% off al purchases with code: BFRIDAY25

THEORY - 40% off sitewide 

TOMS - 25% off everything with code: CHEER

TOPSHOP - 30% off select products

URBAN OUTFITTERS - additional 25% off all sale online, 50% off all sale in-stores

WAITING ON MARTHA - free shipping

WEST ELM - up to 25% off, decorative boxes 20% off with code: SUPERSALE


Thursday, November 27, 2014


Happy Thanksgiving! 

Despite the weather reporters' dramatic exclamations about Nor'easters, we were able to make it home last night. For the record, I was determined not to cry if we got stuck in New York, but I'm sure I would have so thankfully I was spared that public embarrassment. It was a Thanksgiving miracle and I'm feeling incredibly grateful to spend the weekend with my family. Hope you're all relaxing and spending time with family and friends today. 

Check back in tomorrow for what my best friend calls the "most important holiday of the year." There will be a full Black Friday sale guide for all of your shopping desires. 


Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Christmas and Hanukkah have come early this year my friends because The Mitten State, purveyors of the softest t-shirts on the planet, is finally selling University of Michigan gear. 

Oh you went to Ohio State? 

Cough, cough my little brother. 

I have nothing to offer you here. 

If you're wondering what to buy me for Christmas, this is your answer. 


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cole Haan x New York City Ballet

Have you seen the new Cole Haan collaboration with the New York City Ballet? I love the little ribbon detail on the back of this pair. They would be so pretty with skinny black pants and a white blouse. 


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Monday, November 24, 2014


Ash curated. Mike approved. 

Be sure to check out a few extra ideas below (these have been particularly popular among our friends). 


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