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Monday, April 8th 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Ways to Incorporate Color into Your Spring Wardrobe

With a new season finally upon us, it is time to break out some color in your wardrobe! Winter wardrobes are notorious for being a bit more neutral and monochromatic in style, but it’s time to switch things up a bit, as spring wardrobes couldn’t be more opposite!  As we make the transition from cold to warm, one of the simplest and most stylish ways to breathe new life into a fresh season’s wardrobe is by adding some pops of color!

If you’re ready to brighten up your style and add some cheery vibes to your outfits, then this post will be perfect for you! I’ve put together five easy ways to expand your color palette and make any outfit pop, just in time for soaking up that sunshine!

Have Some Fun Accessorizing!

If you’re a bit weary of wearing brighter colors, then why not try adding a bolder hue to your accessory collection?! Stick to your favorite neutrals when it comes to your outfit and make a statement with a brightly-hued handbag instead!

Bright color accessories with a dark outfit

Play with Prints

Prints are the perfect way to make any outfit pop! With so many fun prints out there, go ahead and give a charming floral pattern a shot, as these types of prints tend to incorporate multiple spring hues!

Man wearing patterned top.

Contrasting Footwear

Like accessorizing, adding a pop of color to your spring looks from the ground up with a fresh pair of eye-catching kicks, is a fantastic way to brighten up your spring wardrobe in an instant. You can even opt to wear full color, like Monroe did here, for the ultimate fashion-forward fit!

 

Woman wearing all brightly colored pieces.

Layering 101

It’s time to retire your warm winter coat and opt to layer your outfits with something a bit bolder! Keep your look fun and fresh by wearing your favorite tee and denim beneath a candy-colored, structured blazer for a striking and head-turning look!

Woman wearing brightly colored jacket and slides.

Switch up your Denim

Colored denim is always easier to find in the spring and summer season, so if you’re a denim fan like me, try pushing your style boundaries a bit this season by adding a fresh hue to your typical blue line-up!

Woman wearing pink denim pants.

No matter how you add color to your wardrobe this season, remember to have fun with it! Fashion is all about experimentation, so don’t be afraid to be a bit bold!

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April 5th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: April 5th, 2019

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

Store Finds

After lusting over a pair of snakeskin heels at Zara but deeming them an irresponsible investment, Michelle found nearly identical BCBG snakeskin heels (never worn!) for only $16 at her local Crossroads store! Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Customer shows off shoes found at Crossroads.

Street Style Inspo

Lola embodies the free spirit of color and print that I love about spring style!
Blogger wearing jumpsuit and heels.

A New Royal Instagram Account

I am so excited to see that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have their own Instagram account. I adore Harry and Meghan and I am excited to see what they share!
New Instagram for Royal baby.

Women of Color by Latonya Yvette

One of my favorite stylists and bloggers, Latonya Yvette, has published her very first book about style, beauty, being a mother and a sister, and more. I am so excited to grab my copy!
Book "Woman of Color" in hand.

Karla Welch: Hollywood’s Hottest Celeb Stylist

Karla Welch, who has styled the likes of Busy Philipps, Justin Bieber, Olivia Wilde, and Tracee Ellis Ross, has been profiled by The New Yorker. Welch has been named the most powerful stylist by the Hollywood Reporter in 2017, has three full-time assistants, and manages to close the gap between a celebrity’s professional and off-duty style.
Profile image of Karla Wench

Kacey Musgraves, Glamour Cover Girl

I think we all fell in love with country star Kacey Musgraves this past year and I love seeing her everywhere lately! She graces the cover of Glamour Magazine this month. Read her interview here and can we all agree that we now need to be wearing neon feathers??
Kacey Musgraves in Cover Girl photo shoot.

NAACP Image Awards 2019

The 50th annual NAACP Image Awards were held last Saturday and I am living from all the vibrant red hot red carpet looks! Award highlights include Jay-Z and Beyonce who won the president’s award and the entertainer of the year award (respectively) and Black Panther racking up 8 awards, including Outstanding Motion Picture.
A look at NAACP behind the scenes.

Keeping Up With The Kardashian Cash Flow

The Kardashians are back on our TV’s this week and as much as we claim that we are over the reality TV family that is famous for simply being famous, there is a reason that they are still at the top of their game and successfully branching out into different industries. Read the profile of the Kardashian’s by The New York Times here.
Photo of Kim K.

Celeb Baby News

The original reality star, Lauren Conrad, announced that her family is growing this year!
Photo of pregnant celebrity.

Celeb #FlashbackFriday

IRL BFFs Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair win the Instagram challenge with their 21 year throwback!
Flashback Friday celebrity photo.

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April 4th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 7 Celebrity Lifestyle Brands To Follow

Being known for and excelling in one thing just isn’t enough anymore. Models are branching out to acting, actors to singing, singers to fashion designers, and so on and so forth. Far from the days of simple collaborations for fragrances or a design collection, it seems that the new next step for a celebrity to extend the life of their career is by creating their own lifestyle brand. Celebrities are moving on from being the face of a brand to being and creating a brand from scratch in itself, which offers them the complete freedom of creativity and the ownership of their own public persona.
Because of their vast and seemingly unlimited resources and the almost intimate relationship that we feel like we have with them, after all we let a version of them into our daily lives, celebrities have an air of confidence in what they are selling, therefore making a lifestyle brand an inevitable success. Take a look at the top celebrity founded lifestyle brands that you should take note of, whether or not you’re a fan of said celebrity.

Goop, Founded by Gwenyth Paltrow in 2008

Maybe the most controversial for being pretentious, Goop is the original celebrity brand to have succeeded and continues to be one of the most popular. Beauty, fashion, wellness, and home; Goop focuses on curating quality modern products and strives to create an intimate interface for their customer.
Gwenyth Paltrow posing in jumpsuit.

The Honest Company, Founded by Jessica Alba in 2012

Jessica Alba founded The Honest Company after becoming a mother and wanting to create eco-and-budget friendly baby products free of toxins. 7 years later, Alba has created an empire with an estimated worth of $1 billion that has expanded to household products.
Jessica Alba and a baby.

Lauren Conrad, Founded by Lauren Conrad in 2009

From reality TV star to collaborating on a namesake fashion line, Lauren Conrad has far surpassed her 15 minutes of fame and now runs a lifestyle website, fashion line available at Kohls nationwide, has written multiple books, and has recently launched The Little Market, an online marketplace featuring fair trade artisan goods.
Lauren Conrad sitting in a chair.

Flower Beauty, Founded by Drew Barrymore in 2013

After decades of success as an actress, producer (Barrymore is also the founder of Flower Films), and becoming a mother, Barrymore has created an affordable cruelty-free beauty line available at Walmart and Ulta.
Headshot of Drew Barrymore.

Fabletics, Founded by Kate Hudson in 2013

Kate Hudson launched Fabletics as a way to bring affordable, quality athletic wear to the masses via monthly subscription or individual purchase. Hudson is not only the face of the company but the designer of the line, often participating in Instagram live videos from her own home to introduce new pieces to customers, just one of the ways the brand creates a personal and intimate conversation with their customers.
Kate Hudson standing on a couch.

Draper James, Founded by Reese Witherspoon in 2015

Inspired and created as homage to her Southern roots, Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James designs clothing, home goods, and collaborates with the likes of Crate and Barrel and direct to consumer brands to extend her reach to consumers.
Reese Witherspoon in denim dress

ED by Ellen, Founded by Ellen DeGeneres in 2015

Home, fashion, pets, and baby products are just a few areas that ED by Ellen focuses on bringing to accessible products to her massive fanbase.
Ellen sitting in a chair.

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April 3rd, 2019 by Melanie Sutrathada 6 Spring Tops You’ll Want to Buy this Season

Anyone else feeling this winter lasted waaay too long? Girl, same. It’s time to stow away the teddy coats and celebrate spring in style. Ruffles, cut-out pieces, bold patterns, and color — what’s not to love about springtime fashion? Curate the perfect spring wardrobe with a few essential spring tops.  You’ll want to get your hands on these six spring tops ASAP:

Combine Two Styles

Combine two spring styles into one by picking up a striped off-the-shoulder top to wear.
Woman wearing striped top.

Accentuate Feminine Details

Spring fashion has a reputation for being about feminine details, and this year will be no different. Bring on the gingham, ruffles and wrap tops!
Woman wearing gingham shirt with details.

Floral for Spring

As cliché as it sounds, you can never go wrong wearing floral during spring! A floral smock top is a fun way to add some flair to your wardrobe.
Woman wearing floral top.

Incorporate Lace

There’s something about lace numbers that make it a spring wardrobe essential.
Woman wearing pink lace top.

Utilize Ruffles

This ruffled piece is a fresh play on the crop top trend. We love the way it’s styled with high-waisted pants to accentuate Danielle Bernstein’s waistline!
Woman wearing top with ruffled sleeves.

Try out Crop Tops

Tie-front crop tops have the key to my heart this spring.
Woman wearing a crop top.

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April 2nd, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 6 Ways to Layer for Spring

Spring weather can be fickle; going from cold, to hot, and back chilly in the time between dawn and dusk. It can be dry, windy, or raining all in the span of a day. So what is the answer to battling all of these weather challenges? Layers! Layers are your best friend during the spring season and the easiest way to make it comfortably through the inconsistent weather.
Take a look at the easiest way to layer using spring essentials that you already have in your closet!

Layer Your Jackets

Lightweight outer layers like a blazer or a spring trench coat can replace your winter coats.
Woman wearing yellow blazer.

Add a Turtleneck

A long sleeve tee or a thin turtleneck will become the most versatile piece in your wardrobe. Use it to layer under a summer dress, a long sleeve blouse, or under a thick cardigan.
Woman wearing turtleneck and floral jacket.

Pair a Sweater and Dress

Throw an oversized knit over your favorite summer midi for a fun juxtaposition of a chunky sweater and a flowy dress.
Two women wearing sweaters and dresses.

Jeans and a Dress?

A dress over jeans? No, we aren’t back in 2002, but the trend has cycled back and is a bold option for transitional dressing.
Woman wearing light jeans and dress.

Use Tights as a Layer

Tights are a fun way to add a layer of warmth to your springtime outfit.
Rachel wearing yellow dress.

Add a Lightweight Scarf

Trade your chunky scarves for lightweight silky scarves.
Woman wearing blue spring scarf.

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