Blog: Crossroads Style

July 1st, 2016 by Samantha Weaver Meet Cassidy!

 Meet Cassidy Gard—she’s our newest addition to the Crossroads Style Council! This LA-based Jane of all trades interviews celebs by day, but by night, you can find her making videos about things she likes: DIY, cooking, lifestyle, and fashion!


MOTIVATED ENTREPRENEUR

Cassidy is an entertainment reporter who covers everything from press junkets to red carpet premieres via her very own production company. Whoa! This girl’s got goals.

FASHION ENTHUSIAST

You’ll see Cassidy sporting her #CrossroadsFinds everywhere, from her YouTube videos and even on the red carpet! When it comes to shopping, Cassidy admits she’s at Crossroads at least once a week.

“I love discovering the cutest little dresses from Diane von Furstenberg, Cynthia Rowley, Topshop—you name it.”

BEAUTY & DIY MAVEN

From face masks to home makeovers, Cassidy shows us how in her fun and easy video tutorials.

L.A. STYLE

We love Cassidy’s all-American style, which favors classic pieces mixed with bright colors (queue denim and stripes!).

ADVENTURE

Cassidy isn’t afraid of showing us her outdoors-y side, whether she’s by the ocean or on a mountain doing yoga. Namaste.

FUNNY GIRL

Cassidy keeps it real (and hilarious) in her 8-part series on her very own “quarter life crisis.” Fun fact: every piece of clothing in this episode is from Crossroads!

Welcome, Cassidy!

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June 30th, 2016 by Melanie Sutrathada How to Wear a White Lace Dress

Trade your LBD wear a white lace dress this summer. It’s all about pretty, feminine lace in refreshing white! Here are some of our favorite ways to style one this season.

white lace dress

Follow Rachel’s lead with strappy white heels and a few strategically placed pops of color. A red lip or a bold bag is perfect!

P2 - Pursuit of Shoes

Go for the I-woke-up-like-this look with nude footwear and subtle makeup.

P3 - Song of Style

If you’re not a huge fan of dresses, pair two eye-catching separates in similar textures together for the same feel. This “dress” is actually a skirt!

P4 - Viva Luxury

The flared cuff sleeves and tiered mini skirt on Annabelle’s light and airy dress make such a statement that it doesn’t need many accessories. Keep it simple by throwing on a quilted bag to hold all of your essentials. 

P5 - Hello Fashion Blog

Oversized sunnies and a top knot will instantly up your style game for girl’s night. Trust us, the compliments will be rolling in all evening long.

There are plenty of ways to wear a white lace dress, and we’d love to see how you style one. Tag us on Instagram @crossroadstrading and you may be featured on our brand feed!

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June 28th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile An Ode to Bill Cunningham

The fashion industry lost a true icon this weekend: Bill Cunningham passed away at the age of 87.

Armed with his 35mm camera, his blue coat, and his bike, Bill was the original street style photographer. He realized that seeing how people interpreted what designers create was the missing piece to the fashion world. Taking photos as merely an observer, with no prejudice towards his subjects, Bill was able to capture the beauty and creativity of fashion through tourists, locals, and celebrities out and about. Through his weekly New York Times series On The Street, Bill published New York street style photographs for nearly 40 years, capturing the evolution of fashion through decades. Bill became somewhat of a celebrity himself—no matter how hard he tried to stay humble and private—because of his charming nature and respectful attitude towards everyone.

“The wider world perceives fashion as frivolity that should be done away with. The point is that fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life. I don’t think you can do away with it. It would be like doing away with civilization.”

– Bill Cunningham

In loving memory of Bill, please enjoy this essay Bill wrote for the New York Times about his life.

Bill Cunningham

 

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June 24th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver New Arrivals: Dressing for Long Summer Days

Now that the longest day of the year is behind us, we can look forward to the best part of the summer season: dressing for it! We love the carefree, feel-good spirit of the season and all the fun and easy-breezy clothing that accompanies it.

This week, we’re stocking our stores with fresh accessories, warm colors, cute sandals and light fabrics—perfect for the long summer days ahead. So head to Crossroads this weekend to shop our summer collection!

Beaded Lemon Clutch ($28.50). Freshen up any summer look with this brightly colored bag.

Lace Up Tank ($13.50); Faux Suede Fringe Sandals (16.50).

Sunflower Gauze Dress ($22.50). This sunflower print on light gauzy fabric is a must this summer.

Men’s Sunflower Pocket Tank ($12.50).

The Weekend Tote ($45). Whether you’re headed out to the beach or for a short weekend trip, this bag can carry it all.

Head to your nearest Crossroads to pick up these items!

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June 17th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver New Arrivals – What’s Your Jewelry Style?

Jewelry is an easy way to update any outfit, especially during the summer months when there are so many trends to choose from. This week, we’re showing off a wide range of jewelry styles available at Crossroads to help you to identify which piece is right for you, no matter your current mood.

The Minimalist

Your Style: You pick pieces in silver or gold that are simple and don’t overpower your outfit. These “barely there” earrings and necklaces are classic but feature a modern twist.

Shop Left to Right: Stick Lariat Necklace ($10.50); Wire Wrapped Necklace ($12); Bar Pull-Through Earring, ($9.50); Tiny Moon Necklace ($10.50); DNA Earrings ($10.50); XOXO Studs ($6); V Shape Necklace ($9); Bar Studs ($7.50); Love Earrings ($9.50).

 

The Bohemian

Your Style: You live for the weekend. Your jewelry reflects your laid-back attitude as well as your appreciation for intricate accents. Plus, you love fringe.

Shop Left to Right: Black Fringe Earrings ($12.50); Silver Coin Necklace ($35); Green Stone Ring ($12.50); 3-Pack Beaded Earring Set ($15); Pink Fringe Earring ($9); Embossed Turquoise & Silver Cuff ($16.50); 3-Strand Dangle Earring ($9.50); Square Stone Necklace ($22.50).

 

The Nature Girl

Your Style: You love anything that puts you in touch with Mother Earth; elements, stars, and flora and fauna are your go-to.

Shop Left to Right: Star Locket ($15); Wolf Pendant ($13.50); Daisy Looking Glass ($16.50); Floral Locket in Gold ($13.50); Bottle of Flowers in Assorted Colors ($15).

 

The Trendsetter

Your Style: You test the limits with fashion, so why not with jewelry too? You’re not afraid to take risks, and you live for conversation pieces. When it comes to choosing earrings, the edgier the better.

Shop Left to Right: Conversation Heart ($9.50); Mini Knife ($12); Whistle—it works! ($12); Training Whistle ($12); Eyeball Earrings ($12); Nail Ring ($7.50); 7 Tiers Chain Necklace ($20); Triangles on Chain ($15).

 

The Eccentric

Your Style: Bold colors and shapes are all part of the fun. You like to experiment with larger pieces that feature chunky, natural textures and materials. Sometimes your taste in jewelry resembles something your college art professor would have worn, but what can you say? She had great taste in jewelry.

Shop Left to Right: Mixed Metal Choker ($17.50); Wooden Clock ($22.50); Shell Fringe Necklace ($22.50).

All items available at a Crossroads location near you!

What’s your jewelry style?

 

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