Blog: Crossroads Style

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!

Style Icon: Adi Heyman

I’m so excited about this week’s style icon! The truth is I’ve seen this woman’s picture scattered throughout Pinterest over the years, and I’ve always LOVED what she was wearing, but I never could figure out who she was. Finally, it was revealed and now I can share the inspiration Adi Heyman brings.  She is the blogger at Fabologie and she advocates for modest fashion as an Orthodox Jew. She wants the world to know that you can dress modestly, but also very fashionable at the same time, and she has made me a believer.

I love it all.

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Look of the Day: Cut-Outs

It may not be warm enough for cut-outs just yet, but we’re definitely looking forward to the day we can show off a bit of skin. In the meantime we’re ogling rompers, dresses, and more with this fun detail.

Here are some of our favorite ways bloggers are wearing cut outs:

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Photos via: Jag Lever // Eat Sleep Wear // Grasie Mercedes // A Thousand Chapt3rs

Round Up: Top Three Spring Makeup Trends

I am not talented when it comes to a makeup brush. Sure, I could take my time and learn via YouTube tutorials, magazine tips, and listening to my sister, who seems to naturally know how and what to apply for any occasion. The truth is, I am a bit impatient. I would rather sift through my Pinterest and blog reader to see talented makeup artists’ beautiful work, than trying (and trying, and trying, and trying) to replicate it myself. The good news is, I have rounded up a few of my favorite Spring makeup trends for you to try and I am sure master! It is all about being fun and bold this season!

Bold Liner!

Break out your liquid liner, and get bold with the color and the brush stroke!

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Bright Lips!

Be fearless with your lip color and add the perfect pop to your outfit with bright reds and oranges, or playful pinks and pastels!

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Neutral Browns!

The classic smoky eye will never be out, but neutrals and browns are having their own moment this Spring. Browns, creams, and golds work on any skin tone and are tame enough for the day and are able to be played up for night.

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What is your favorite Spring makeup trend?

Style Icon: Kate Bosworth

Recently I was watching a movie featuring this week’s style icon, Kate Bosworth. Her wardrobe was simple but stood out as chic and inspirational. I can’t help but think that Kate herself played a significant role in choosing what her character wore.  Her own sense of style is a perfect combination of classic essential pieces combined in a way that feels effortless and captivating. She sticks to the basics like a great pair of skinnies, simple yet eye-catching dresses and shoes to covet. She then accents everything with blonde hair tousled to perfection.  She’s making me re-think my crazy-eclectic taste and enticing me to simplify.

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#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

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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

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Back DetailKill City Leather Jacket, $65.

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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!

Look of the Week: Moto Jackets

If you invest in one piece this spring, let it be a motorcycle jacket. You’ll wear it with silk, stripes, sneakers, heels and essentially everything else in your closet.

Need a little inspiration on how to style a moto jacket? Add a little edge to your outfit like the bloggers below:

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Photos via:  M Loves M // Sazan // City Tonic // Gracie Mercedes // Ria Michelle // 9 to 5 Chic

Round Up: Fashion & Style Instagrams to Follow

I am obsessed with Instagram (shameless self-promotion plug: @jenniferbeile); isn’t everyone, though? I follow friends and family, of course, but my main use for it is style inspiration. Models, bloggers, street style accounts and fashion companies make up the majority of my feed. My “likes” are typically reserved for photos that I want to archive and reference later when I am in an outfit rut, out shopping or looking for remix inspiration. Like everyone, I get busy and fall behind on keeping up on the blogs I regularly read, but believe me, I am rarely behind on my Instagram feed.

Here is a list of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow for style inspiration, broken down into a few of my favorite categories. If you’re not following the following, you should be.

Bloggers
Of course style bloggers top my list! It’s what they do!

Bloggers(Clockwise from top left)

  1. Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What
  2. Leandra Medine of Man Repeller
  3. Kristina Bazan of Kayture
  4. Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty

Models
These ladies practically live, eat and breathe fashion. They know what they are doing!

Models(Clockwise from top left)

  1. Georgia May Jagger
  2. Dree Hemingway
  3. Danielle Pontes
  4. Alexandra Spencer

Photographers
They have the best eye for capturing every aspect of style around them.

Photographers(Clockwise from top left)

  1. Christina Emilie
  2. Scott Schuman
  3. Tamu McPherson
  4. Andrew Authur

#GirlBosses
Fashion designers, magazine editors, and all over bad ass women who are not only inspirations in style, but in life.

GirlBosses(Clockwise from top left)

  1. Indre Rockefeller: Founder of Delpozo
  2. Laura Brown: Harper’s BAZAAR Executive Editor
  3. Kat Collins: Associate editor of WhoWhatWear.com
  4. Eva Chen: Editor-in-Chief of Lucky Magazine

Stylish Celebrities
I don’t follow celebrities for the gossip (OK, that is a tiny white lie), but for their outfits!

Celebs

(Clockwise from top left)

  1. Nicole Richie
  2. Olivia Palermo
  3. Kate Bosworth
  4. Solange Knowles

There are so many more beautiful Instagram accounts to follow; it was so difficult to narrow it down! What are your favorite style accounts to follow?

Style Icon: Linda Rodin

This week’s style crush is the perfect example of having style at any age. It’s stylist and skincare guru, Linda Rodin.

She’s the epitome of style-cool! Always one to wear a statement lip color, some fabulous shades and a chic messy bun. Her style is Effortless with a capital “E”. It’s never just one thing; she mixes in this and that and always makes it look like it was made just for her.

I’ll be taking notes now, and when I’m in my 60’s–she’s just that cool.

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Festival Season: What to Wear to Coachella 2015

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It’s almost that magical time of year again: festival season.  And our first stop? Coachella, of course.  

But what’s a girl to wear to her favorite desert weekend with so few little time left to shop? Well, your in luck because we’ve put together a Crossroads online shop of Indio-worthy styles that will keep you looking and feeling cool even if you run into Drake in the VIP section.

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Boho Rucksack, $36.   Throw it over your shoulder and hit the road. Whether you’re headed uptown or out of town, our Boho Rucksack packs enough style to go wherever you’re headed.

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Blush Fringe Top, $27.50. The epitome of summer style all grown up, this loose-fitting top in blush has bell sleeves that drape perfectly.

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Favorite Duster Cardigan, $37.50. Sheer gray & cream with a geo print, this open cardigan is ultra lightweight, so it’s perfect for early morning coffee runs, sunsets at the beach… whatever.

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Black Lace-Up Dress, $40. The lace-up detail, high front slit and adjustable spaghetti straps on this black dress would be a perfect way to channel Lorde’s edgy goth style.

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Black Magic Maxi Skirt, $35. The contrast print of this maxi skirt is absolutely eye-catching, stirring visions of sunset evenings sipping tasty margaritas.

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Braided Wide-Brim Panama Hat, $30.   Classic structured Panama hat fitted with a larger brim. Made from 100% wool and finished with a contrasting hatband of braided faux leather around the crown.

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Flower Child Cut-Out Top, $32.50. Take your cut-offs up a notch with our flower child cut-out top. Sweet flower detailing mixes with a dramatic open back cut-out and slightly belled sleeve to add up to a perfect piece from every angle.

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Modern Gatsby Dress, $60. A sheer lace overlay transforms a mini dress into an ankle-length stunner.  Add edge to the look by pairing it with a fringe handbag, chunky sandals and piles of silver.

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Palm Springs Kimono, $36. You’ve checked in to the perfect mid-century modern rental and plan to throw the best pool party spring break has ever seen.  This kimono is fit for such a hostess.

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Folk Queen Maxi Skirt, $28.50. Yes, your mom wore this look in the 70’s, and she rocked it. Just add a bodysuit, wide brimmed hat and fringe crossbody bag. Guitar is optional.

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Indie Folk Fringed Poncho, $24.00. Nothing says festival like a poncho, especially this soft stretch jersey one with red fringe. This poncho is as necessary for cool nights as your favorite sunnies are for day.

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Southwest Poncho Top, $20. Sometimes you wish you had a go-to item in your closet that goes with anything and instantly makes you look ridiculously chic without even trying. Look no further.

Take a look here for these items and more in our What to Wear to Coachella Shop in the Crossroads Online Store.

Photo credit: How to Coachella