Blog: Crossroads Style

June 20th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth OOTD: “Glam Tomboy” in a Tommy Girl Skirt

Hey guys, Mary Elizabeth here sharing yet another favorite Crossroads find and how I style it.

It seems I have a thing for skirts.  I basically have a thing for anything that’s slightly dressy, super comfy, and can read both glam and tomboy. This pleated goodie checks all the boxes!  Plus, the stripe print is quite the showstopper. I paired this Tommy Hilfiger red skirt with a sparkly mid-heel, a basic tank, a vintage Levi’s jacket, and a sporty blue hat to pull it all together. I prefer my athleisure just a little bit fancy.

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red skirt

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June 19th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Four Must-Have Plastic Accessories for Summer

One of the most unexpected trends has now become one of the most popular for the summer season. Plastic (yes the synthetic material that your tupperwear is made out of) is having a fashion moment, and we’re seeing it from the runway to retail stores. Of course, everything in moderation; wearing a clear, plastic dress is not as appropriate in everyday life as it is on the runway. The best way to wear this trend? Find accessories with plastic details to pair with your outfits! From bags to shoes to jewelry, plastic is more wearable than you could have imagined! Here are four plastic accessories that are a must-have this summer.

 


A clear, plastic bag as a purse will not only motivate you to keep your purse clean, but also add an edgy upgrade to your outfit.

 


No more agonizing over which shoes to wear with your outfit, virtually invisible plastic shoes will match your entire wardrobe!

 

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Tie your outfit together with a transformative, clear belt.

 

 


Prepare for those summer rainstorms and make any outfit rain proof with a plastic raincoat!

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June 18th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada Round-Up: 6 Easy 4th of July Outfits

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, meaning Wednesday fireworks, beach bonfires, and backyard barbecues with friends and family are on the horizon. While you may have given some thought about what dish or drink to bring, have you decided what to wear yet? The good news is there’s no need to break the bank, because most of these pieces are already in your closet!

Keep scrolling for a fail-proof shortcut for pulling off a patriotic look.

 

4th of July

Amy Jackson of Fashion Jackson proves you don’t need to wear a bright and daring outfit to make a statement on the Fourth of July. Keep it simple with a white off-the-shoulder top and a pair of red heels.

 

Planning on having a picnic with your best gal pals to celebrate Independence Day? Opt for a romper in a chambray material or a red floral design to keep with the spirit of the season.

 

 

Feel free to get creative with your red, white, and blue outfit combinations. Tip: Start off with a classic pair of white shorts, and work your way upwards with solid blue and red pieces. (Hello, accessories!)

 

Going monochromatic red, white or blue is always a great choice for looking immediately put-together.

 

Break out your favorite patriotic graphic tees to celebrate the holiday!

 

A top with stars or stripes is everything you need for a festive July 4th look! The best part? You don’t need to stick to a certain color scheme to pull off these patterns!

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June 15th, 2018 by Samantha Weaver New In: Be Bold with Summer Print Mixing!

Mixing stripes with prints is spring style rule #1, but now that’s it’s summer, have the rules changed?

The answer? Yes and no. Stripes are still a great staple to mix prints with, but now that it’s summer, we say go bold or go home! Amp up the color with our newest printed arrivals!

 

1. Medium Gauge Stripe Top + Bright Printed Shorts

This combination of a medium gauge stripe tee and our Cherry Red Print Shorts ($24) is a match made for hot summer afternoons and balmy evenings.

 

2. Thin Stripe Tee + Printed Dress

Tip: When the print you’re pairing your striped piece with is more substantial, dial back the thickness of the stripe! Here, we’ve paired a thin stripe tee under our Paisley Print Handkerchief Dress ($35).

 

3. Wide Stripe Tee + Printed Pants

If you’re pairing your stripes with a print that has the same background color, like we’re doing with this tee and our Ivory Floral Print Palazzo Pant ($32.50), go with larger rows of white to accompany the white in the pants. This evens out the print mixing.

Come shop for bold prints and classic stripes this weekend at your neighborhood Crossroads! We’re currently buying for summer, so you could bring these new arrivals home with you simply by bringing in pieces to sell for trade credit towards your purchase!

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June 14th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Why Busy Philipps’ New Talk Show Is So Important

Busy Philipps

My initial reaction to hearing that Busy Philipps is joining the late night scene with Busy Tonight—airing on E! this summer—was ‘Why hasn’t this happened sooner?’ My second reaction was ‘How did I not know how badly I wanted this?’ Unfiltered, unedited, raw, and real, Philipps is an obvious perfect fit for a late night show host!

There isn’t much information available about the show just yet, but Philipps did spill a few details on her podcast We’re No Doctors with co-host Steve Agee. The show will begin airing bi-weekly episodes that will include behind-the-scenes peeks into her Instagram Stories (with a LEKfit appearance, no doubt!) and plenty of celebrity guests and pop culture commentary.

This sounds like a pretty typical formula for late night shows, so why is the announcement of Busy Philipps’s talk show so important? Busy Philipps started as an actress and was eventually able to successfully take control of her own image—a rare feat. She’s created a brand (of herself) via Instagram and Twitter, and now she’s joining the exclusive ranks of female talk show hosts in a male-dominated niche. Currently, there are only four women hosting their own late night shows, including: TBS’s Samantha Bee, BET’s Robin Thede, Hulu’s Sarah Silverman, and Netflix’s Michelle Wolfe. For comparison, there are over fifteen late night shows hosted by men.

Feeling a lack of passion and a shortage of opportunities in the acting industry, Philipps took it upon herself to reinvent her image and her career. Now, she’s a social media phenom, and her one million Instagram followers get an unfiltered look into her everyday life, including intimate and raw moments.

It’s not rare for Philipps to cry and be emotionally honest on camera, relating to millions of people with anxiety and health issues.

Of course, there are plenty of happy, funny, and honestly weird moments, like when she got a sunburn on her eyeballs during a photoshoot! If her Instagram stories are any indication, Philipps’s show will be a unique one that resonates with millions of viewers.

Will Busy Philipps revolutionize the late night talk show industry? Probably not. But she will be part of a step towards the right direction in creating a diverse landscape in late night comedy on television.

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