Blog: Crossroads Style

July 19th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: July 19th, 2019

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

Store Finds

Annette is the epitome of summer chic in this striped, ruffle sleeve maxi dress she found at her local Crossroads Trading. Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Woman wearing dress on outside stairs for Friday inspiration.

Street Style Inspo

Chic, white summer looks are such a classic!
Woman wearing all white with brown bag as Friday inspiration.

Celeb Style Inspo

A constant source of style inspo, Yara shines in mixed prints and a stunning million dollar smile!
Yara jumping inside a small business.

2019 Emmy Nominations

Did your favorite make the cut? See all the 2019 Emmy nominations here and prepare for the beginning for awards season! My vote goes to Joey King not only for her moving work in ‘The Act’ but her emotional reaction to finding out she has been nominated.

Beyonce- ‘SPIRIT’ from Disney’s “The Lion King”

Beyonce debuted the stunning video for ‘SPIRIT’ from Disney’s The Lion King live-action remake and if nostalgia alone didn’t already make you want to see the movie, new Beyonce music will!

Sarah Hyland & Wells Adamas are Engaged

My favorite celebrity couple, Sarah Hyland & Wells Adams, is engaged and if you follow them on Instagram, you too probably feel just as excited as if your very own best friends are getting married.
Photo of engaged Sarah and Wells for Friday post.

‘Gossip Girl’ Reboot Announced

HBO has announced that they will be rebooting the teen drama Gossip Girl, set 8 years after the original ended, with a new set of teens navigating New York. If it was any other network, I would write it off, but I am hopeful that HBO can make this work!
Photo of Gossip Girl title shot.

Ask an Influencer

I am absolutely fascinated by Instagram influencers. Based on the $2.38 billion industry, I would assume that you are too. Refinery 29 is pulling the curtain back and beginning a new series ‘Ask an Influencer,’ starting with Eugenie Grey of Feral Creature who has over 408,000 Instagram followers. See her profile here.
Photo of Feral Creature blog runner at a table outside.

Celeb #Flashback Friday

Just another reason why Jennifer Garner wins Instagram.
Friday flashback post of Jennifer Garner at 21.

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July 16th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 5 Ways to Use Instagram for Style Inspiration

Instagram has quickly taken over and become my favorite way to find style and outfit inspiration. With all the features added over the last couple of years, it’s become an all-encompassing app, combining the best features of Pinterest, YouTube, and blogs all in one easy app that we are, honestly, already on all day long. It can be a bit overwhelming so I’ve taken the liberty of breaking down the 5 features of Instagram that are best used for organizing your style inspiration!

Organize via Categories

It took me some time to get into the categories feature on Instagram because I felt that in a way, it was just too similar to Pinterest, which I am already horrible at keeping up with. But, once I started using it, I realized how much better it was! Not only can I save posts that I want to go back and read in more detail later but categorizing my style inspo very specifically makes it so much easier to find something than scrolling through all the posts I’ve “liked.” For example: “summer athleisure” or “summer tees” instead of an all-encompassing “summer style.” Also, the “See more like this” option shows similar posts to ones you’ve saved, which is fun to explore.
Photo of Instagram organization.

Follow Hashtags

I realized recently that I use hashtags when I post, but I very rarely click on them via other posts to explore. Who has the time! I have recently discovered that you can actually follow hashtags. This feature can be used strategically to boost your visibility to others if you’re looking for followers but my favorite thing about it is how much I’ve discovered that I normally would not have without exploring a hashtag. The posts within the hashtag you follow will appear just as others do from accounts you follow. Again being more specific about which you follow will help to not over saturate your feed i.e. “summerOOTD” over “OOTD.”
Screencap of a hashtag search.

Who Your Favorite Style Influencers are Following & Liking

It only makes sense that we would enjoy what our favorite style influencers like and follow. I love to see deeper into where my favorite style accounts get their inspiration from and have discovered new accounts that I absolutely love just by browsing the accounts they follow and seeing what posts they like.
Screencapture of a user's followers on Instagram.

Browse IGTV

Has anyone else been a bit slow to jump on the IGTV train? I feel like because many of my favorite style accounts took more time to begin using this feature that I dismissed it and never checked it out. Now that I’ve noticed more and more accounts and style bloggers have been using it, I’ve finally spent some time on it and I just may be sold! IGTV is such a great space to see style come alive and it just a bit quicker and less time consuming that YouTube, and you don’t have to change apps!
A screencap of IGTV channel options.

“Share to” Feature

This is a little simpler, but I love that I can share a post via text, email, or even Pinterest if I want to save it outside of Instagram. Even with categories, Instagram can be overwhelming and saving a post outside of the app allows me to find it just a bit quicker or sending it via text makes it easier for a friend to view rather than tagging them, which can become muddled in all their other notifications. I’ve found that this feature is particularly useful when I’m shopping for a similar look I’ve found on Instagram, so I don’t have to wade through my account to find it and therefore become distracted.
Screencap of an option to share an Instagram post.

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July 15th, 2019 by Samantha Furno Trend Report: Silk Scarves for Summer

This summer season has been full of stylish micro-trends, from tie-dye to bucket hats, but lately I am loving the fact that feminine silk scarves are totally making a comeback! Silk scarves were a favorite accessory of old Hollywood starlets (think Grace Kelly or Bridget Bardot) and they were the perfect piece to add to any outfit to make it feel a bit more European-chic! Modern day fashionistas are taking this retro-accessory and wearing it in unique and stylish ways, making the trend feel totally fresh. Whether you wear them up in your hair or tied around your favorite handbag, a silk scarf is the perfect summer accessory to add a hint of old-Hollywood glam to your summer outfits! I’ve rounded up a few totally chic ways we’re seeing this accessory incorporated in summer looks!

Wear it as A Top

If you can snag a scarf that is slightly longer, push your style limits a bit and try wearing it as a summer top this season!
Woman using summer scarves as a top for the beach.

In Place of a Hat

For the ultimate old-Hollywood vibe, wear a feminine silk scarf on you head, tied loosely around your neck. Plus this is a fantastic way to camouflage a bad hair day!
Woman drinking wine and reading a book with a scarf over her head.

On A Handbag

Jazz up your favorite summer handbag with a vibrant silk scarf!
Blogger tying scarves on a straw purse.

In your Hair

Add some Parisian flair to your summer look by wearing this accessory as a hair tie on a warm and sunny day!
Woman tying a scarf to her ponytail outside.

On Your Neck

Wrap a long and thin scarf around your neck in place of a necklace for some fashion-forward flair!
Blogger wearing a darker scarf over a dress.

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July 12th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: July 12th, 2019

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

Store Finds

Jenny radiates in this sunshine yellow Topshop midi dress that she found at her local Crossroads Trading! Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Blogger wearing yellow dress for Friday inspiration.

Street Style Inspo

Cheralee has found the perfect formula for a summer uniform!
Woman wearing shirt tied in the back with jeans in the street.

Celeb Style Inspo

Karlie Kloss shows off her timeless, effortless style.
Karlie Kloss in front of a metal wall for Friday inspiration.

‘Lion King’ Premiere

The highly anticipated live action ‘Lion King’ remake held it’s premiere this week and are we surprised anymore when Beyonce absolutely kills the red carpet? See all of the looks here!
Beyonce at the Lion King premiere.

Serena Williams Unretouched ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ Cover

Serena Williams covers the new issue of ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ and writes a personal essay about about the highly publicized 2018 US Open where she was unfairly penalized and labeled for openly showing emotion and speaking up for herself.
Serena Williams during a tennis match.

Ariana Grande Covers ‘Vogue’

Ariana Grande gets intimate in her new ‘Vogue’ cover story.

Lady Gaga HAUS LABORATORIES

Lady Gaga launched her new beauty line, available for purchase on Monday, 7/15. Expect big, bold, and loud colors that will aid you in expressing yourself!

Celeb Flashback Friday

Melissa Joan Hart summed up my childhood when she posted this Flashback Friday of her and her fellow leading ladies of TV from the ’90’s.
Flashback Friday photo from Melissa Joan Hart.

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July 11th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Celebrity Vacation Style to Inspire Your Summer Getaway

‘Tis the season of vacations! Whether you’re road tripping for the weekend or jetting across the globe for a long sabbatical from everyday life, summertime is the perfect time for a getaway from your typical routine. One of the biggest stressors when planning a vacation? “What am I going to pack?” Cue panic and a full-on closet clean out. Not to worry! Thanks to Instagram, our favorite stylish celebrities have graced us with the vacation style inspo we need to pack properly no matter where we are going!

A Simple Shirt Dress

It’s no surprise that our favorite lifestyle guru, Gwyneth Paltrow, makes a simple, breezy shirt dress look so chic during her summer vacation.
Actress wearing shirt dress outside on vacation.

Versatile Two-Piece Set

Beyonce has perfected a day to night look, from the yacht to dinner, in a two-piece maxi set.
Musician wearing two-piece pink set in water on vacation.

European Chic

Fashion Icon, Jennifer Lopez, works hard and plays hard! She dons the chicest dress on her Italian vacation.
Celebrity couple wearing white on European steps.

Vibrant Sundress

Take Julianne Hough’s lead and pack a cheerful sundress that you can dress up or wear casually.
Woman wearing vibrant sundress on vacation.

A Slip Dress for Any Occasion

Ashley Graham knows that a slip dress can work for any occasion!
Woman walking through sand in a slip dress.

Color Coordinated Couple

Our favorite newlyweds, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas, color coordinate for date night during their Italian getaway.
Couple wearing matching outfits against a wall on vacation.

Ultimate Comfort

Chrissy Teigen shows us how to properly spend a vacation in luxurious comfort.
Celebrity wearing comfortable black piece.

Sultry Summer

No summer vacation is complete a bathing suit that makes you feel like a Goddess, like this stunner Gian Rodriguiz brought on her getaway.
Woman getting out of the pool in swimwear,

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