Buy It Here: The Damask Travel Cardigan

Whether you’ll be traveling home, heading to the movies or waiting in line on Black Friday, we’ve got the perfect cardigan for your upcoming holiday weekends. Our newest sweater obsession is perfect for any post-Thanksgiving activity and rapidly becoming our favorite everyday piece: The Damask Travel Cardigan. Pick one up for you (and your best friend) for just $32.50, now available in limited quantities on the Crossroads Online Shop.

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Fringe Bucket PurseOh, and don’t forget to pick up our Fringed Drawstring Bucket in stores now! It includes a soft suede-like fabric complete with gold or silver hardware, 6″ fringe, and two available strap lengths. Comes in red, tan, or black with southwest fabric, just $35.

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damaskDon’t forget to check out the Crossroads Online Shop for great sale items that are perfect for gifting!

Look of the Week: the Midi Pencil

Let’s be honest here, we all look forward to freezing cold weather solely to celebrate all that is comfy and right in our closets: flannel sweats, thick socks, an oversized sweater. But after a while, you miss the more feminine pieces that show off your curves a bit, am I right?

That’s where the midi pencil skirt comes in. It’s the perfect combo of sexy/sassy while providing more yards of fabric than your average-length skirt. Add thick tights, boots, sweater, coat and scarf and you’ve got yourself a super warm alternative to the housebound, I-have-six-cats-and-am-addicted-to-Netflix sweatpants go-to. For a lighter, California version of the midi pencil, take a look at Jennifer of Seeking Style, the eternally boho chic member of the Crossroads Style Council:

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She picked up this lovely skirt and denim jacket (and turban!) at Crossroads. Much love for the mustard-oxblood pairing. And check out these other midi pencils–so many great ways to style them!

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Photo credits: Seeking Style, The Fashion Tag, Style Cab, Be Modish, Hot Spot Diva, The Covetable

What to Wear This Thanksgiving

Whether you’re spending Thanksgiving with family or friends or a mix of both, when it comes to this feast of all feasts, you want to be comfy while still maintaining some style, non? Here are some of this season’s best looks that give you plenty of room to enjoy 10 days’ worth of food in a single afternoon. Bon appetit.

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Cozy, plaid and perfect for letting it all out.

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Get creative with your knits: pull your favorite cable knit over a dress for a new, comfy look.

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Loosen up with a gorgeous, flowing bohemian blouse.

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Layers like this oversized blazer are a great way to get a little coverage.

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Cinching a scarf with a belt is such an easy–and classy–way to dress up for chowing down.

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There’s nothing comfier than a flowing maxi dress; give it a “fall” vibe with a fur vest.

 

Photo credits: Who What Wear, Olivia Style, The Chic Departement, Pop Sugar, Loafers and Polish,

 

Current Obsession: Coin adorned jewlery

Obsession. No, I’m not talking about Calvin Klein’s signature scent, I’m talking about the kind of obsession we feel when we wait and watch for a certain piece to come into our lives and wardrobes. This kind of fashion obsession can be a jealous, needy, ravenous one. In fact “hungry like the wolf” comes to mind, so I think what I’m saying is that we’re Duran Duran level obsessed with the necklace here.

I like to think that at Crossroads we live by the mantra that all things come to those who wait. And yes, we’ve seen it elsewhere wearing a hefty price tag, so we waited. Well, we’ve all waited long enough! Starting today, Crossroads stores across the country are offering up this silver piece fit for a goddess for under 60 bucks. Oh, and alongside it, are about 20 other brand new jewelry pieces perfect for gifting and in stores now.

silver stone bib Hands down, the necklace of the year: the Silver Coin Bib, $55. Handmade in Turkey, this intricate necklace by Chanour is both lead and nickel free. Pair it with your favorite button down during the day or a slinky little black dress for night.

silver chanour necklaceFor something with just as big of a statement but a slightly more romantic feel, go for our Antique Key Necklace, $48.50.

gold tonesIf you’re into gold tones, try one of these beauties. From left to right: Chain Link Bib, $25; Cut-Out Cuff, $12; Chevron Coin Necklace, $25.

two silver chanour necklacesMy favorite thing about pieces by Chanour is that they are easy to layer. Plus, piling on the silver gives an instantly bohemian vibe to any outfit. Top: Spine Necklace in Silver, $ 38.50. Bottom: Silver Coins on Bead, $38.50.

white stone bib elements ringIf you’re looking for something with a little bit of sparkle, try our White Stone Necklace, $25. And I’m so in love with our Elements ring, just $13.50.

assorted piecesAnd even more gold tones! Our Dangling Daisies Necklace, $25; Triangle Link Bracelet, $10.50; and Small Crystal Ring, $9.50.

Our Hand Mesh Ring Bracelet is still available at the Crossroads Online Shop for $25! But hurry! I imagine this bracelet-to-ring number will be at the top of a lot of wish lists this season.

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Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours for all Crossroads stores:

  • Closed on Thanksgiving
  • Closing 4pm on Christmas Eve
  • Closed on Christmas Day
  • Closing 7pm on Christmas Eve New Year’s Eve
  • Open 12-6 on New Year’s Day

 

Gift Cards Available

Order Crossroads Gift Cards by Dec. 15 for Christmas delivery. Great for the frugal fashionista on your list.

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Look of the Week: Faux Fur

Although faux fur is a trend that emerges from time to time, this is the first time I’m seeing it styled in a way that’s more accessible to the average style-conscious gal.

My most recent fur fave was worn by one of the Crossroads Style Council membersRachel of Jag Lever. With its speckled fawn coloring (which is really just an extension of my fawn obsession), Rachel’s cropped vest adds just the right amount of texture and interest to her outfit without making her gawk-worthy. LOVE.

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A vest is a great way to work faux fur if you’re petite like Rachel; it’s a small enough piece that the fur doesn’t swallow up a petite frame. And she does a fantastic job of keeping everything neutral–including those gorgeous, warm-brown boots–and then bringing in a pop of color with a little glimpse of opaque emerald tights.

Here are some more great faux pieces–I love the styling on all of these!

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How are you wearing faux fur this season?

Photo credits: Jag Lever, Lauren Messiah, Gastellum, Fashion Tag, Pearls & Peacocks

Look of the Week: Sleeveless Coats

Here’s a riddle for you: what looks like a coat but doesn’t really keep you warm? The answer is this season’s most unexpectedly fantastic–albeit non-utilitarian–trend: the sleeveless coat.

Like a vest, sleeveless coats give you a little warmth; unlike a vest, sleeveless coats allow you to add a layer of warmth and look a little dressier. Check out Mara of M Loves M (and Crossroads Style Council member):

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And here are some other lovely examples of this season’s most sophisticated layering piece:

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Photo credits: M Loves M, Just the Design, Impossibly Imperfect, Modern Magazine, La Vida

New Arrivals: soft pinks, deep reds and florals

This fall, as usual, we’re mad about florals. But this season we’re taking these potent prints to the next level by styling them with reds, pinks and touches of vegan leather.

Take a look: we grabbed a sampling of this week’s most exciting pieces and styled them for you with romance in mind. And once you’ve had your sneak peek, don’t forget to peruse today’s additions to the Crossroads Online Store.

floral jacketPetal Pink Shirt Dress, $28.50 (also available in black, grey, teal and burgundy).  Available in Crossroads stores now.

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Floral blouse peather pipingOr try an edgier floral pattern with our Roses Are Red Muscle Tank with pleather piping, $27.50.

The perfect button downAnd nothing goes better with floral patterns than vegan leather. Enter our Vegan Leather Midi Skirt, $35. It’s our newest addition to the Crossroads Online Store and (if I do say so myself), it’s perfect.

Mars red pleather topIf you’re looking for some real fashion fun, pair it with the Mars Attacks Faux Leather Top, $27.50 and available in stores.

Pleather cuffed embroidered jacket And because we love red and black, we’ve layered our Black and Red Triangle Print Jacket on top! It also features vegan leather cuffs. Get it soon at a Crossroads location near you for $42.50.

Finally…this week, we’re also debuting very limited quantities of our X Marks the Spot Sweater Coat in our online store!

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Current Obsession: Clogs

Maybe it’s because the weather is swiftly getting colder and it won’t be long before it’s downright chilly, but I suddenly want a pair of clogs like I never have before. Or maybe it’s because one of the Crossroads Style Council members, Micaela of Drifter & the Gypsy, recently sported a delicious pair of brown leather Free People clogs that I’m now coveting so hard.

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Photo credits: Drifter & the Gypsy, Collage Vintage, The Chic Curve, LaTonya Yvette, Vogue