Blog: Crossroads Style

5 Thrifting Vloggers to Follow

YouTube has become the mecca for learning about, well basically anything you could ever need to know. In the last few years, bloggers have been branching out from the traditional blogger space and the written – er, typed – word and have begun creating original content on YouTube. You can find anything in the fashion world on YouTube, including but of course not limited to shopping hauls, beauty and style tutorials, closet and home organization, and shopping videos. Lately, I have been mesmerized by thrift shopping and haul videos to inspire my own thrifting trips. I posted a list of my favorite thrifting vloggers back in 2016 and because there has been so much expansion on YouTube, I’m adding some channels to my recommendations! Take a look at my current favorite thrifting vloggers to follow!

B. Jones Style, Beth

We all know and love Beth and to be honest, she will always be my favorite thrifting vlogger! Beth has such a wide range and whimsical style and can literally wear anything and look fabulous! I always look forward to Beth taking us along on her thrifting trips and then showing us how she styles her finds with existing wardrobe items.

Alexa Sunshine83, Alexa

Alexa is a natural born thrifter! Alexa shares shopping videos, hauls, thrifting tips, and even thrifted outfit lookbooks. I totally feel like we are constantly on the same thrifting wavelength!

Tasha Leelyn, Tasha

I adore how down to earth and real Tasha is in her videos. During her shopping videos, she explains what she’s looking for, how she chooses what to try on, and why she likes or dislikes an item. She definitely seems like someone I can spend a day thrifting with!

Studio86, Bao and Sheng

The duo’s YouTube is like a fashion blog come to life. They take us shopping, create style lookbooks, beauty and style tips and more. I love watching the interaction between the two friends, how down to earth they are with each other and how they play up their individual styles.

Jessica Neistadt, Jessica

Jessica is another thrifting vlogger that I could see myself on a thrifting date with! She radiates enthusiasm and inspires me to keep trying whenever I have an off thrift trip.

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January 11th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: January 11th, 2019

Happy Friday! The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments to wrap up the week. Enjoy!

Store Finds

Kris scored this fabulous plaid blazer at her local Crossroads Trading Co. and styles it perfectly over a slip dress. Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Kris wearing a Crossroads Find

Street Style Inspo

Edgy, chic, effortless; Charlotte perfects the essence of enviable street style.
Blogger Charlotte posing for a street style shot.

InStyle Elevator

My favorite part of awards season is the behind the scenes images and videos we get and the InStyle & Warner Bros. Golden Globes after-party elevator entrances are always a highlight! Take a look at the best celebrity entrances to the party through the InStyle elevator, and see the full videos here!

Celebrity Golden Globe Photos

Speaking of behind the scenes snaps from the Golden Globes, you can’t get any more intimate than the celebs own point of view. See the best celebrity Instagrams and tweets collected and shared by Elle, Buzzfeed, Marie Claire, and Refinery 29. Am I going on too much about The Golden Globes? Because I also cannot stop laughing about the #FijiWaterGirl (who turned out to be model Kelleth Cuthbert) photobombing every celeb on the red carpet.  You know you’ve gone viral when you’re spoofed by late night TV!
Celebrities behind the scenes.

Tidying Up

Are you as enamored with the new Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” as I am? It makes me want to raid The Container Store and get down to business!
Tidying Up with Marie Condo promotional.

2019 Trend List

Harper’s Bazaar has gathered the 10 trends worthy of our attention in 2019. See them all here!Blogger wearing one of top 2019 trends.

Pop-Up Shops

The future of pop-up shops is bright! I am a sucker for a pop-up shop; I love discovering new brands in real life!
Photo of a pop-up shop.

Better Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories have quickly become just as important as an Instagram feed. If you want to stand out amongst all the other stories, here are some apps that will provide overlays, filters, effects that will elevate your content.
A sample of Instagram Stories.

Britney Spears Throwback

My favorite celebrity throwback this week comes from Britney Spears, posting a photo of herself as a child with her parents (that 80’s fashion though!). Although the reason for her throwback was not so lighthearted, it did send me down a rabbit hole of past Britney fashions and I came across this throwback of Britney and Justin in matching denim outfits from 18 years ago (yes, 18!).
Old photo of Britney Spears with her parents.

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January 10th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 3 Golden Globes Red Carpet Trends to Incorporate Into Your Everyday Wardrobe

The Golden Globes were held on Sunday, January 6th and as usual, the red carpet was amazing! See all the best celebrity looks here. The red carpet is all about glitz and glamour, and this year was no different. However, you don’t need a red carpet to wear the trends the celebrities were loving at the prestigious award show. Check out the 3 of the hottest 2019 Golden Globes red carpet trends and how to wear them in your everyday wardrobe!

The “Naked” Trend

Sheer fabrics, bustier silhouettes, and corset details were worn among the hottest stars like Constance Wu in custom Vera Wang and Kiki Layne in Dior Haute Couture. This trend is easy to replicate in the real world with a blouse or dress with sheer details, like the sleeves of Randa’s chic top.
Blogger in blue jeans and a sheer black top.

Luxurious Velvet

Velvet is such a rich, luxe fabric and perfect for elevating an outfit during the colder seasons. Stars like Taraji P. Henson, Kaley Cuoco, and Caitriona Balfe all wore velvet on the carpet. Add a little luxe to your wardrobe with a velvet blazer, dress, pants, or even shoes.
Blogger wearing a velvet blazer.

Power Chic

Ladies we love, like Julia Roberts and Judy Greer wore powerful, chic pantsuits which have exploded in the fashion world this past year. “Crazy Rich Asians” Star  Gemma Chan even wore a Maison Valentino skirt and shorts combination and was one of the best dressed of the night. This season, trade your cocktail dress for a chic pant option when going out.
Blogger wearing a Golden Globes inspired power suit.

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January 8th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile How to Organize Your Closet (And Keep It That Way)

It’s a new year and we often desire to start the new year fresh. For me, that typically includes refining my daily routine, restructuring my finances and money goals, and decluttering, especially – but not limited to – my closet. I love cleaning out and organizing my closet, and somehow, mere weeks later, it looks like a tornado hit it yet again. After several cycles of this happening, I’ve finally hunkered down and came up with 4 sure fire ways to keep my closet clean and organized. Read on below to cure your anxiety of tackling your closet and how to keep it clean once you do.
A neat, organized house closet.

Take EVERYTHING Out

Step one is to go through every item in your closet and donate or sell what you do not want or need any longer. The best way to do this is take everything out, evaluate it, try it on if necessary, and create piles. Donate clothes that may be out of season or style. Sell gently worn clothes that are in season and style to your local Crossroads Trading Co. And, throw away clothes that are not able to be repaired and worn any longer. If you haven’t worn it in a year, it is more than one size too big or small, or does not have sentimental value, it’s time to part with it. I repeat this large clean out twice a year and a smaller clean out each season.

Storage Solutions

My main problem has always been space. My current closet is the size of a coat closet, although deep with double hanging rods, it is overcrowded and skinny. If you can’t see or get to an item, you most likely won’t wear it. The Container Store, Target, Walmart, Amazon, etc. all have amazing storage solutions like hooks for hats and bags, shoe racks, hanging shelves, garment boxes and bins, and drawer organizers. My favorite space saving practice? If you have additional space, store seasonal items, like bulky jackets and chunky knits in storage bins or vacuum sealed bags under your bed or in the garage, during warmer seasons.

Organize by Personal Preference

How you organize the items in your closet is a personal preference, but I can provide you with a few examples that help my closet stay clean. My bulky sweaters and denim take up the most space when hung, so I keep them in hanging shelves and have freed up half of my closet. Keeping my shoes on a shoe rack keeps me from haphazardly throwing them in the closet at the end of the day. Hooks on the walls help me easily keep hats and bags organized and off of precious shelf space. I also keep like items together and in color order, from light to dark: tees, blouses, dresses, jumpsuits, etc.

Weekly Mini Clean Up

Just as any other space in your home needs to be cleaned regularly, in order to keep your closet clean a weekly mini cleanup will prevent future closet disasters. After a week of going in and out of my closet multiple times a day, laundry day, and sometimes my son finding his way in to play, it’s not exactly the picture perfect closet it is immediately after a closet clean out. A mini clean up once a week to be sure that items are hung, folded, and put away properly will keep your closet organized.

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January 4th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: January 4th, 2019

Happy Friday! Happy New Year! I hope this post finds you beginning the New Year full of hope and motivation! The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments to wrap up the week. Enjoy!

Rachel completed her outfit with a baker boy hat she found at her local Crossroads Trading Co. Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Blogger Rachel wearing pieces from Crossroads for our Friday favorites.

Paola starts the year off right: effortlessly chic.
Paola wearing a jacket on the street.

I am always on the lookout for new breakout style bloggers and Who What Wear has done the homework for me this time! Check out the 8 best fashion bloggers who broke through and made a name from themselves in 2018, here.
Blogger wearing brown sweater and plaid blazer.

Get your fringe and cowboy hats ready! The 2019 Coachella lineup has been announced and Ariana Grande is making history by being the youngest headliner at the music festival.
Coachella lineup for 2019.

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