Crossroads Fan Finds:

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We love all our fans. That’s why picking one of you to feature each month is so hard but this time we really had to hand it to Sarah Ghosh for sporting her spring finds! This savvy Chicago fashionista rocks some of the hottest looks – from rompers to hats to boyfriend blazers – and all on a college student’s budget. We’re truly in awe of her awesome style.

Your Crossroads of choice is…? I live in Chicago and I regularly visit both the Lincoln Park and Wicker Park Crossroads. It is so difficult to choose between them! Both of them always have such unique and amazing pieces. 

What do you love most about Crossroads? As a college student on a budget, I love the fact that I can buy a $400 dollar designer dress for less than $50! I also find that Crossroads has a wider and more refined variety of clothing than department stores because of all the great and experienced buyers on hand who know exactly what the customer wants. Crossroads has all the labels in one store… everything from H&M to Diane von Furstenberg… from Philip Lim to pieces from Anthropologie. Mixing and matching brands and styles has never been easier!

Do you have a favorite Crossroads experience? It’s really hard to say there was only one! Finding an item by any of my favorite designers always feels great. I found an embellished Nanette Lepore top that retails for $250 for $32 and a Milly dress that retails for $400 for $32! I also found a Moth cardigan that probably retails for over a $100 for $18 and a Sparrow sweater coat that retails for over $150 for $32. The staff at both the Crossroads I go to are always so helpful. Whenever I find something I like online I call up the store and they put it on hold for me right away. The service is fantastic.

How would you describe your style? I like to experiment with different color palettes, patterns, prints, textures and cuts. I’m always on the hunt for unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. I also travel a lot so I love to combine ethnic jewelry and clothing I bought overseas with a pair of shorts, tights or jeans. I’m always looking for statement pieces. Every outfit I wear has to have one statement piece.

Anything or anyone you’re currently obsessed with? I’m always following my favorite designers’ runway shows and their newest collections. My obsession?  Milly of New York, Nanette Lepore, Alice + Olivia, Rag and Bone and Chanel.

The next time you go into Crossroads, what’ll you be hunting for? Maxi dresses, boyfriend blazers, and rompers. My favorite colors for spring are shades of blue, pink and red. It’s finally Spring in Chicago.

What would your perfect day be like? Spending the day alongside Karl Lagerfield observing his work. A shopping spree with my girlfriends afterwards.

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Anticipation

Yesterday afternoon, I passed a man sitting outside of the French Hotel, his eyes closed and face tilted up towards the warm afternoon sun.  He reminded me how the first sunny days that promise spring weather are some of the best. 

I personally have started peeking into my storage box of spring fashions, impatiently awaiting their seasonal debut.  And new pairs of gold sandals and strappy heels stand ready for printed skirts with bare legs. I’m definitely in my spring mode. So when I saw these Fresh Karma dresses arrive in the Crossroads warehouse this week, I could clearly imagine the feel of the sun on my shoulders. 

I’d love to hear from you, dear readers, about this lovely seasonal transition:  What are you most excited about wearing this spring?

These dresses will arrive at Crossroads stores next week.*

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Dresses are new and by Fresh Karma. Short dress, $28.50; Sparrow necklace, $8.50; Long dress, $32.50.

*Except for our outlet store in Stockton.