We’re Mad About Stripes

It’s really that simple. We love stripes and want to know one thing: how do you style your stripes? Miranda Valentine of Everything Sounds Better in French introduced us to the nautical-girly look a few weeks ago. Do you like Late Afternoon’s bright red stripes, a traffic-stopping striped dress, or more subtle slim stripes worn under a sweater? And what about B. Jones Style’s fearless color blocking or Brooklyn Blonde’s pattern mixing?  For a chance to win  a $100 gift certificate, show us your stripes! Either upload a photo to our Facebook page or try a YouTube video instead.

Also, our comment contest is still going full speed. Just comment on any blog post and you’ll be entered to win a $25 gift certificate. There’s a new winner selected every week!


Photos via Late Afternoon, The Style Manual, Brooklyn Blonde, Song of Style, Eat Sleep Wear, Sarah Jehan, Fashion Distraction, and Vanessa Jackman

Miranda Valentine: Ahoy, Sailor Contest!

How do you style your stripes? The lovely Ms. Miranda Valentine of Everything Sounds Better in French shows us how she likes to wear hers, and I’m absolutely charmed by the nautical-girly mix she pulls off so perfectly. But that’s just how Miranda chose to do it – what about you? Take a photo or video of yourself in your best stripes, upload to YouTube or our Facebook page, and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Crossroads gift certificate. The contest lasts until 5/23, so hurry!

While you’re at it, don’t forget about our comment contest! Every comment on our blog enters you to win a $25 gift certificate, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win. Congratulations to last week’s winner, Chelsea, for telling us what she thought about looking like a giant cowboy boot. We select a new winner every week, so keep in touch!

Jump Into Fall

Q: What do I wear with a jumper?

A: Jumpers are such a cute look for fall! Start with a wool one and then add a cap-sleeve blouse, long sleeve plaid shirt, or turtleneck.  Stripes are hot right now, so I love the striped sweater option below.

And think outside of the box with this piece. You can wear a cropped jacket to give it a whole new look.  Or, add bright leggings and ballet flats.  Anyway you slice it, you’ll look adorable!

The items below will arrive in all Crossroads stores next week.*

All merchandise is new.  Paul Frank wool jumper, $27.50; Paul Frank sweater, $22.50; Forever 21 bow jacket, $17.50.

*Excluding out outlet store in Stockton.