Blog: Crossroads Style

January 25th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: January 25th, 2019

Happy Friday! I hope the end of this week finds you well. Personally, I am on cloud 9 because my favorite band of all time, the Backstreet Boys, have released a new album so you can find me exclusively listening to that this weekend! The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments to wrap up the week. Enjoy!

Store Finds

Jen found this Vince sweater at the Crossroads outlet! Mind blown! Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!

Blogger wearing in-store finds.

Street Style Inspo

Melissa is channeling vibrant spring colors in her look this week.

Blogger wears plaid overcoat for street style.

Jessica Simpson’s Whimsical Baby Shower

Jessica Simpson’s revealed the name of her newest addition (Birdie!) and was showered with love in the most over the top, boho chic way that only Jessica can pull off. See more photos on Jessica’s Instagram.

Jessica Simpson at her baby shower.

Jennifer Lopez Stuns on Harper’s Bazaar

Jennifer Lopez once again proves her legendary status is well earned as she stuns on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar this month. Read her full interview and see the photos here.

Jennifer Lopez on a boat.

Dior Couture Runway

The spring 2019 Dior runway show took place in an actual circus tent and featured acrobat performers, clowns, and jesters. Watch the extravagant show below!

New Stella Artois Ad

Our hearts were broken when we learned we weren’t getting a third installment of Sex and the City movie franchise, but we can at least live off this Carrie Bradshaw comeback for a minute.

Oscar Nominations

The 2019 Oscar nominations were announced this week, not surprisingly causing some upset over those who were snubbed. I’m not one to take the awards show seriously (because let’s face it, the red carpet is the best part), but I am amped to see Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform “Shallow”, nominated for Best Original Song. Until then, I will keep watching the video below which is the first meeting between Gaga and Cooper. Their chemistry is palpable!

“7 Rings” Music Video

Ariana Grande dropped her music video for her new single “7 Rings” this week and debuted with a record of 23.6 million views in the first 24 hours. The song and video were born from a real life story of Grande taking her friends on a shopping spree after she split from Pete Davidson. Ari, I’m here anytime you need some retail therapy!

iHeartRadio Podcast Awards

Looking for new podcasts to listen to? iHeartRadio hosted their first podcast awards this year. Take a look at the winners here and maybe find some new ones to listen to!

Podcast Award promo image.

Fyre Festival Documentaries

Have you watched either of the Fyre Festival documentaries? If you’re struggling with which one to watch first, I recommend Hulu’s version, “Fyre Fraud”, but they are both equally as eye opening. Read about the major differences between the two versions here and watch both trailers below. Hulu’s “Fyre Fraud” trailer:

Netflix’s FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened:

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January 24th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 10 Celebrity Instagram Accounts To Motivate Your Workout

The majority of us most likely made health-related resolutions for 2019. As January comes to a close, the high of the New Year starts to dwindle, as does our motivation. Life continues and it can be hard to make time for yourself, self-care, and proper health.

If you need some motivation as the year continues, take a look at these celebs sweating it out and working hard just like we do! Sometimes a reminder of the hard work it takes all of us to be our very own healthy self is all the push we need!

Tracee Ellis Ross

Always smiling through the sweat, Tracee Ellis Ross’ dedication to her workouts has been a huge motivation for finding a workout that I love and can stick to.

Traci Ellis Ross doing a workout.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez

The couple that works out together stays together! Power couple J. Lo and A. Rod frequently hit the gym together and prove that strong is the new sexy.

Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod working out together.

Candace Cameron Bure

Who knew the childhood star turned Hallmark movie queen was so fit?!

Candance posing after a workout.

Alison Brie

Since becoming the star of G.L.O.W, It’s no surprise that how hardcore Alison is with her workouts.

Allison Brie mid-workout.

Khloe Kardashian

Khole takes her fitness seriously and often showcases her hardcore workouts on Instagram.

Khloe after doing a workout.

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel has always had one of the best bodies in Hollywood and it’s all due to the hard work she puts in at the gym.

Jessica Biel using a roller for her workout.

Kate Upton

Kate Upton doesn’t take any shortcuts to maintain her bombshell body!

Kate Upton doing a workout at home.

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham keeps it real on Instagram about not always liking the gym, but loving the feeling and strength it gives her. Same, Ashley, same.

Ashley after a boxing workout.

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding inspires me to release my inner badass!

Ellie stretching during a workout.

Busy Philipps

If you follow Busy Philipps’ InstaStories, you know she is dedicated to her LEKFit workout every single morning and has said that it not only helps keep her in shape physically but also mentally.

Busy Phillips sweating after a workout.

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January 22nd, 2019 by Jennifer Beile The Winter Coat Trends Taking Over Instagram

Instagram has become a hub for fashion inspiration, including my own daily outfits when I just can’t muster up the energy to be creative with winter dressing. When temperatures drop and your outfit ends up being covered by a giant coat anyway, it can get discouraging and I often become lazy.

I’ve been using Instagram lately and taking note from my favorite bloggers and street style stars of the winter coats they are wearing and how they are styling them to incorporate them into their outfit, not just using them as a separate outer layer. Take a look at the winter coat trends that are currently taking over Instagram #OOTDs.

Teddy Coats

These cozy coats are exactly as comfortable as they look. I’ve favored my teddy coat for years when the temeratures drop and love the playful texture that it adds.
Blogger wearing a "Teddy" winter coat at an outdoor table.

Puffer Coat

A necessity if your winters are frigid, puffer coats were long accepted as simply a way to stay warm, but recent updates to the silhouettes now have puffer coats becoming a fashion statement rather than a burden.
Blogger wearing a brow puffer coat.

Trench Coat

There is nothing more classic and sophisticated than a trench coat which will instantly elevate your winter weather outfit.
Blogger wearing a plaid trench coat.

Wool Wrap Front Coat

One of my favorite outer layers, a chic wool wrap front coat is what you see on all your favorite street style stars in the cold.
Blogger wearing wool wrap around coat.

Leather Coat

Play with the silhouette of your typical leather jacket and find a longer length leather coat to add an edge to your winter wardrobe.

Blogger layering leather jacket under a winter coat.

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January 18th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: January 18th, 2019

Happy Friday! The first long weekend of the year is here and even though it’s only been three weeks, I am definitely looking forward to the small break. The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments to wrap up the week. Enjoy!

Store Finds

It took two years for Sally to find the perfect teddy coat at Crossroads, and I think we can all agree that it was worth the wait! Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!

Blogger wearing items she found at Crossroads.

Street Style Inspo

Laura does winter whites correctly with an outer layer pop of color and a statement boot.

Blogger Laura wearing a long coat and light outfit.

Critics’ Choice Awards

Award season is my favorite fashion season! What was your favorite of all the insanely hot looks from the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards red carpet? I completely stan for Constance Wu and Mandy Moore!

Emmy Rossum in Shape Magazine

Emmy Rossum stuns on the cover of Shape Magazine and talks about her year of big changes: leaving Shameless, directing, overhauling her body care and health, and embracing her natural self. See the photos and read the article here.

Emmy Rossum wearing no makeup.

Project Runway Returns

With Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn pursuing a new fashion opportunity with Amazon, Project Runway is returning for a 17th season with new hosts Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano.

Waking Up With Ashley Graham

In Elle’s latest episode of “Waking Up With”, Ashley Graham takes us through her morning routine, including her minimal makeup routine.

 

Celebrity Throwback

This week’s best celebrity #ThrowbackThursday comes from one of my childhood idols, Tiffani Thiessen. You’ll only understand the pain of those bangs if you grew up in the ’80s!

Old photo of a celebrity as a child.

#10YearChallenge

Speaking of throwbacks, have you posted your #10YearChallenge yet? See all of the best celebrity photos from the latest Instagram challenge here.

Celebrities doing the "10 year challenge."

NinaChella

Nina Dobrev hosted a star-studded Coachella themed 30th birthday bash including all the typical Coachella cliches: a flower crown station, a photobooth, and Zedd in the DJ booth. See more photos here.

Glimpse at celebrity photos from Coachella.

Women Stealing the Spotlight at Milan Fashion Week

It may be the Milan Fashion Week for Menswear, but Emily Ratajkowski, Kaia Gerber, and Bella Hadid hit the runway in the Versace show and completely stole the spotlight proving that girls really can do everything boys can.

Look behind the scenes of the Versace show.

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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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