About Samantha

Samantha has long been a lover of fashion, art and travel. A chameleon of style, she loves experimenting with color and challenges each day to inspire her next great outfit. Currently, if there is one thing Samantha enjoys more than the art of fashion--it is the art of eating well.

New In: Summer Dresses & Jumpsuits

It’s official! We are now buying for summer at all Crossroads locations!

Since you have a long weekend ahead, it’s the perfect time to do some final spring cleaning in your very own closet. Look for in-season items you’re ready to part with and bring them into one of our 32 locations or simply request a Crossroads Sell by Mail bag – because starting this weekend, we’re filling our stores with some amazing summer pieces.

Jungle Print Jumpsuit, $35

Embroidered Shift, $32.50

Scarf Hem Midi Dress, $35

Seersucker Day Dress, $32.50

Peppermint Cut-Out Dress, $32.50

Chambray Jumpsuit with Lace Detail, $36.50

For the Guys: Men’s Summer Styles

It’s high time we highlighted the amazing men’s clothing available at Crossroads. We’re gearing up for summer, guys, and this week we’re featuring great men’s pieces from backpacks to joggers. And the best news: most of these new arrivals that are “just for the guys” are available this week at a Crossroads store near you!

Floral Woven, $28.50
Skinny Denim, $35
America Socks, $10 (coming soon)

Stripe Knit Tee with Pocket, $20
Geometric Design Backpack, $18.50 (coming soon)

Welt Pocket Joggers, $35
Red Ringer Tee, $17.50

Striped Tees, $15-$18.50

Cuffed Camo Shorts, $22.50
Bias Tee, $18.50
Gray Backpack, $18.50 (coming soon)

Short Sleeve Wovens, $27.50-$28.50

 

Trending: Unisex Backpacks

A well-made backpack is a wonderful thing. Perfect for music festivals or a quick walk down to your local farmer’s market, these bags are a favorite for men and women alike.

We’re committed this summer to utilitarian accessories, so naturally we’re all in on the backpack trend.  Check out these ones, now available in Crossroads stores, and tell us which one is your favorite in the comments section below.

Backpacks 034Thick Stripe with Front Pocket, $42.50.

Backpacks 008Tan Canvas Backpack with Zippers, $42.50.

Backpacks 026Railroad Stripe, $42.50.

Backpacks 011Jason is all over the backpack trend this season. I’ve seen him carry everything from leather backpacks to small canvas ones like these. He can’t seem to decide on just one!

High Style: Inside the New Exhibit

High-StyleThe Legion of Honor in San Francisco is currently showing a very special collection from the Brooklyn Museum that demonstrates fashion’s rise through the 1900’s. Some of my favorite pieces ranged from classic LBD’s by Coco Chanel to surreal jewelry pieces by Elsa Schiaparelli. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find inside:

Elsa Schiaparelli

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Halston from the 1970’s. You can see why this fashion house has stayed true to silks.

mus 14Who knew they were sporting cut-outs in the 1940’s?

If you are in San Francisco in the coming months, the exhibit runs March 14-July 19.

Celebrate Earth Day with Crossroads

Earth Day is April 22nd! To celebrate, Crossroads is creating awareness by sharing facts about how we recycle, reduce and re-use. Did you know that when you (r)evolve your wardrobe with Crossroads, you’re recycling your clothing back into closets across the country and keeping our landfills free of unnecessary textile waste?

image2By shopping with Crossroads, you’re helping to save millions of gallons of water that would otherwise be used to generate textile mills worldwide in the creation of new clothing. Quite a staggering number, isn’t it?

And at Crossroads, we are proud that a number of our store locations are green certified by the cities they reside in, and we also have a Green Committee that meets regularly to discuss eco-friendly opportunities for our company.  Many stores also host a bag donation program where every time a customer chooses not to take a plastic bag, we donate 5 cents to charities like the Environmental Defense Fund.

image1So go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back! Whether your shopping or selling with us, it’s a win-win, and our planet thanks you.

 

Street Style: Birkenstocks and Slides

modernlegacy.com/auSported by bloggers worldwide (and captured by the best street style photographers), Birkenstocks remain the go-to sandal this year. But if you aren’t sure you want to shell out $100+ for a pair, get into your nearest Crossroads store for our Birkenstock-inspired sandals, available now for $20 and under!

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Classic and clean, our Double Strap Sandals are available in black or white, $20.

Our favorite this season are Criss-Cross Slides, available in tan or black, $18.50.

Take a walk on the wild side with our Double Buckle Sandal in leopard, $20.

Have you tried the comfort of this sandal trend? Let us know your favorite color in the comments below!

Photo Credit: Modern Legacy

Trending: Major Print Mixing

Wondering what’s trending on our buyer’s lists these days?  Try Hawaiian prints, polka dots, graphic tanks and all-white.

Today we’re showing off our knack for mixing prints, using pieces straight from this week’s latest arrivals in our stores. Plus, sporting these trends is easy to do; just pick from our selection of midi and maxi skirts, add a printed blouse and finish it off with our new Birkenstock-inspired sandals.

Hawaiian Print Crop Top, $20
Polka Dot Midi Skirt, in white, $25

Summer Stripe Blouse, $18.50
Polka Dot Midi Skirt, in navy, $25

Oversized Lace Top, $18.50
Tiered Boho Maxi, in ivory, $22.50

Muchas Gracias Tank, $9.50
Tiered Boho Maxi, in black, $22.50
Double Strap Leopard Print Slides, $20

Happy Shopping!

New In Stores: Spring & Festival Jewelry

We’re gearing up for warmer weather with new jewelry displays at all of our locations, featuring festival-ready pieces and more!

On the hunt for a floral crown after your DIY went awry? Or perhaps you’ve been looking for a perfect cat themed necklace for your feline-obsessed BFF. No matter your jewelry goals this spring, we’re pretty sure we’ve got you covered. Next time you pop into your favorite Crossroads store, make sure to pick up one of these special pieces, now available in stores this week.

Etched Heart Earrings, $10
Curved Stone Bangle, $22.50

Floral Crowns, available in ivory or double entwined pink roses, both $9.50

Black Sheep on Chain, $12.50
Two Ways Necklace, in red, $16.50

Meow Face Necklace, $20
Red Button Studs, $13.50

And yep…they’re back and perfect for festival season: upper arm bangles, available in silver or gold, $8

Turquoise Stone Bib, $25
Long Safari Necklace, $22.50

Destination Unknown: Vacation Dresses and More!

This spring, it seems like everyone I know is already planning an exciting vacation. Needless to say, I’ve caught the travel bug! But where to go to next? Exotic Thailand…a backpacking trip through Europe…or perhaps a tranquil week on a deserted island (which is winning so far).

Yet suddenly where is not the issue at hand while planning my perfect vacation.  I am instead stuck wondering, what on earth am I going to wear? Luckily, we’re busy filling our stores with vacation-worthy dresses, tote bags and sandals just in time for you’re next trip.

Vacation dresses

What:
Cream Beach Cover-up, $ 32.50
Printed Leather and Fabric Tote, $65
Platform Leather Heels, $85

When: Pull this dress over your bikini after a long day at the beach. Grab a designer tote and heels to take the whole look up a notch!

Where: Wear this on a spur of the moment weekend trip to Santa Monica, CA.

What: Hibiscus Print Dress with Scarf Hem, $32.50

When: This flowing cotton dress with bold print screams exotic vacation, and with a low-cut back and sides you won’t need to pack much more.

Where: I’m thinking a trip to tropical Kauai is a match.

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What:
Orange Red Trapeze Dress, $32.50
Leather Mules, $85

When: Another dress that’s perfect for walks on the beach. The oversized body and sheer red fabric make this a great pick, plus it arrives wrinkle free after way too many hours en route.

Where: Thailand. Or for something closer, take a trip just across the border to Mexico.

What: Floral Slip with Asymmetrical Bottom, $32.50

When: Pair this floral slip dress with a pair of ankle boots and you’re ready for a trip north.

Where: Portland or Seattle

What:
Off the Grid Blouse, $17.50
Chiffon Jumper with Suspenders, $28.50

When: This look is just too cute. Day or night, I’m seeing this look around museums or coffee breaks at a hole in the wall café.

Where: Gallivanting around Prague, or perhaps a day exploring Washington D.C.

Happy travels and happy shopping!

#Crossroadsfinds Road trip

Have you ever dreamed of an epic shopping road trip with Crossroads? Well I have, and last week I finally did it! (And I highly recommend it).

Jump in the car with your closest friends and hit up as many of our locations as you can in one day! Oh the #crossroadsfinds you will score! I went shopping at 7 of our locations in the L.A area and found some really fantastic items.  But don’t you worry, there are pieces like these coming into our 32 locations nationwide daily, so get out there and get shopping!

Ventura Boulevard, Studio City

Steve Madden

Steve Madden Leopard Print Slides, $27.50.

House of HarlowHouse of Harlow Necklace, $18.50.

Sam Edelman

Sam Edelman Adora Sandals, $42.50.

Naya Blue bootsNaya Blue Cowboy boots, $32.50.

Melrose Avenue, Hollywood

Zara Fringe PurseZara Fringe Purse, $65.

Jeffrey Campbell X UOJeffrey Campbell x UO Mules, $37.50.

Sunset Boulevard, Los Feliz

Kill City

Back DetailKill City Leather Jacket, $65.

J crew Striped Tee

J Crew Peplum Tee, $16.50.

 

Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood

Zara Metallic Sandals Zara Metallic Sandals, $18.50.

Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

Sam Edelman CircusSam Edelman Circus Boots, $37.50.

Lucky Brand Lucky Brand Leather Heels, $25.

Hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek. Come sell with us today and use the trade towards your blossoming spring wardrobe! And if you can’t make it to one of our locations come shopping with us online!