Blog: Crossroads Style

December 7th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: December 7th, 2018

Happy Fri-yay! The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments from this week for our Friday wrap up. Enjoy!

Don’t forget that Crossroads also has an amazing men’s selection! Denny found this suit at his local Crossroads for more than half off the original price! Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Denny wearing Crossroads Finds for Friday post.

 

Can’t decide which statement print to wear? Lisa shows us all how to expertly mix prints.
Lisa in patterned pieces.

 

Lindsay Lohan is attempting a career resurrection with her new reality show, “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club” airing on MTV in January, and appears on the new issue of ‘Paper Magazine’ embracing her Disney past.
Lindsay Lohan on the cover of a magazine.

 

Although the “Thank You, Next” music video could have earned Ariana Grande the title of “Billboard Woman of the Year” by Billboard music all on its own, you can read all about how Ariana earned the honor here.
Ariana Grande on the cover of a magazine.

 

What are your thoughts about the difference in expectations between women and men’s style, regardless if they are celebrities? The juxtaposition between Beyonce and Ed Sheeran’s outfits at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa sparked online outrage on the vanity pressures put upon women. If Ed Sheeran was in a suit and Beyonce in jeans and a tee, we know that Beyonce would receive backlash for her inappropriate attire.
Beyonce and Ed Sheeran on stage.

 

Last week I gushed about Mandy Moore’s pink wedding dress, and this week I need to gush about Malin Akerman’s equally romantic pink wedding dress.
Malin Ackerman in her wedding dress.

 

Pantone announced the 2019 color of the year and it is *drumroll*….. Living Coral! “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”  Are you a fan of this vibrant color?
Pantone color of the year.

 

Miley Cyrus is dropping new music and her music video for “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” is not to be missed if only for the cultural references and her skin-baring futuristic style.
Miley Cyrus in front of a car.

 

Of course, I cannot end this edition of Friday Favorites without mentioning the absolute spectacular that was Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s wedding. Everything you need to know (or don’t) can be seen here.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra walking at their wedding.

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December 6th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile How to Style Converse Sneakers With a Dress

There’s nothing that makes a bit more formal look work for day and, quite literally running around town, like sneakers.  Converse are a classic that just keep on giving.  White high-top chucks are a low-cost investment; I highly encourage everyone to jump on.  They are perfect with basically everything – in the summer with cut-offs (I refuse to use “jorts” – I mean, what is that!?), with cropped pants, and of course, with a fun dress.

I’m a Converse-for-life kind of girl.  Are you into the sneakers and a dress look?  What’s your go-to sneaker?

Mary in Converse sitting on stairs.Mary in dress and Converse walking down the street.

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December 5th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth Mary’s Favorite “Basique” Pieces for the Season

In the end, what’s cooler than jeans and a white tee?  Somehow, I always end up craving a super, simple look made a little more feminine or detailed.  This See by Chloe embellished tee shirt checked that box for me.  It’s comfy.  Check.  It’s got sleeve power.  Double Check.  And for me, that makes it just about perfect.

What’s the basique (it’s like “basic” but fashion) item you’re loving?

Mary Elizabeth in basique outfit with leg on rail.Mary Elizabeth in basique outfit on rail.

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December 3rd, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 8 Holiday Outfits That Don’t Require a Dress

It’s officially December and the start of holiday party season! The holidays are stressful enough without having to add the extra pressure about what to wear to your office Christmas party, your best friend’s white elephant gift exchange, and the final fashion decision of the year, the dreaded New Year’s Eve outfit debacle. A dress is a traditional fall back for a holiday party. This year, step out of the norm and create a new comfort zone around, well, comfort. Take a look at some of my favorite non-dress party looks to inspire your holiday style this year.

Take a cue from Aureta and put on a pair of metallic party pants.
holiday outfit with metallic pants

Too cold to take off your favorite oversized chunky knit? Simply throw on a pair of skinnies, chic booties, and a statement clutch and you’re party ready.
oversized sweater and clutch for holiday style.

Leather never fails. A pair of legging pants or leggings will dress up any simple sweater or blouse for an edgy holiday look.
Leather leggings for a holiday party.

Rich and luxurious, velvet is the ideal festive fabric for the holiday season.
velvet pants for the holiday party.

When in doubt, add sparkle. Sequins are essential for holiday dressing, whether accented with accessories or daring with a sequin blazer.
sequin blazer as a holiday party idea.

Go bold with a statement-making, vibrant colored jumpsuit.
woman wearing a vibrant colored jumpsuit for a holiday idea.

Can holiday athleisure be done? Yes, yes it can. Create a monochromatic outfit to elevate your joggers and add an oversized teddy coat and heels.
woman wearing a monochromatic athleisure inspired outfit for the holiday.

Want a little swing in your step? A muted jewel-tone skirt with a chunky knit and booties can go a long way this season.
woman wearing a chunky knit and skirt for the holiday.

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November 30th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: November 30th, 2018

Happy Friday! Tomorrow marks the last month of 2018 and the beginning of the holiday season. Cheers to holiday shopping, food, and parties! The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments from this week. Enjoy!

How fantastic does Mary look in this navy Reformation midi dress that she found at her local Crossroads?? Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!

Mary wearing Crossroads Finds for Friday.

 

My favorite blogger #OOTD this week is from the ever chic Chriselle Lim. Her silk pajama inspired ensemble is giving me so much holiday outfit inspo!

Chriselle Lim in silk pajamas for Friday.

 

Amber Heard made a splash (pun intended) at the “Aquaman” premiere wearing a haute couture swim cap that embodies her Queen of Atlantis character.

Aquaman premiere for Friday.

 

What happens when The Hollywood Reporter brings together 6 of Hollywood’s most influential actresses? THR’s Actress Roundtable sparked a conversation about strength, vulnerability, and how important it is for women to support each other. Watch the conversation here:

Hollywood Reporter cover for Friday.

 

Everyone loves a comeback and I am psyched for the return of Amanda Bynes, now four years sober and studying at Los Angeles’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Can we all admit that if “She’s The Man” is on TV that we drop everything to watch it?

Amanda Bynes cover for Friday.

 

Are music video trailers officially a thing now? If Ariana Grande says so, then it must be! She dropped a trailer for her music video for “Thank You, Next” and it fantastically pays homage to “Mean Girls”.  Watch the trailer while eagerly awaiting the video here:

 

Meet the 6 women who are pushing to change the future of fashion. These women are tired of all the talking about inclusion and are taking action to create an industry that is more inclusive of body, race, and gender diversity.

Women pushing fashion for Friday.

 

After nearly 80 years, Glamour Magazine is ending its monthly print magazine editions to focus on digital content. The January 2019 issue will be the last printed issue and is on newsstands now featuring Amber Heard. This follows with parent company Condé Nast ending the print editions of Teen Vogue and Self.

Glamour magazine last issue for Friday.

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