Blog: Crossroads Style

November 29th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Mandy Moore and Her Stunning Wedding Dress

It’s been more than a week since Mandy Moore’s wedding (11 days exactly, but who’s counting?), and I still cannot stop thinking about her romantic wedding dress. Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith of the band Dawes, who met after Goldsmith reached out because Moore posted an Instagram excitedly awaiting the new Dawes album, got married November 18th in the backyard of their home, just a few days before Thanksgiving. Mandy teased a non-traditional dress last summer in interviews, and lived up to her promise by wearing a custom designed pink tulle Rodarte dress.

mandy moore walking down the aisle alone.

Since Mandy has reemerged on the acting scene in the universally loved TV drama, “This Is Us”, she has constantly pushed the envelope with her red carpet style and has consistently stunned with her daring looks, so it’s no surprise that she took a chance with something unique for her wedding day. Take a look at all photos of Mandy’s wedding look below!

mandy moore walking down the aisle with her bride.

mandy moore standing with her groom.details on mandy moore's dress.mandy moore getting prepared for wedding.accessories that mandy moore wears on her dress.

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November 27th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 6 Tips for Wearing Red & Green Without Looking Like Christmas

With the holiday season in full swing, I am entering into constant holiday dressing mode. I love to dress with a festive twist the whole month of December to keep in the spirit. Of course, when dressing for a particular holiday or season, I immediately think of seasonal colors that I can play up and pair. This time of year, red and green are the most popular colors when it comes to Christmas decorating, but they are not always the easiest colors to pair together without looking like a walking Christmas tree decoration.

 

Look for deeper shades of red and green to pair together. Crimson and emerald or burgundy and olive, rather than bright red and pine tree green, create a chic pairing.
woman wearing darker red and green pieces.

 

Separate the two colors with a neutral to eliminate a jarring Christmas color explosion.
woman separating red and green with neutral color.

 

When one or more of the pieces you pair have prints, it will help to break up the colors.
woman wearing patterned red and green.

 

The colors are far less intimidating if one is used as an accessory, like a red beanie paired with an outfit of olive green.
woman wearing red and accessories.

 

Make one color the hero piece and layer with different silhouettes.
woman layering red and green pieces

 

Have fun by making the textures of your pieces the most interesting part of your outfit.
woman wearing textured red and green pieces.

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Packing Tips for Your Holiday Travel

The holiday season is officially upon us, and for many that means traveling to visit family and friends. Traveling in general, no matter the time of year is stressful; planning, preparing and packing, and the actual act of the travel whether via plane, car, or train is the most painful part. The holidays tend to put an extra edge on traveling, but there are ways to lessen the impact. Ease your travel stress by eliminating packing stress and remorse with these 5 simple packing tips.

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Make a List
Make a list and check it twice! The simple act of writing things down will help you remember to pack them, and double checking to be sure will help avoid anything important is left behind.

 

Plan Outfits Ahead Of Time
Have a habit of throwing pieces into your suitcase and not knowing how to put them together once you reach your destination. Save yourself time and dressing stress by planning your outfits for each day and activity ahead of time. Take it a step further and take pictures of your planned outfits so you don’t forget!

 

Use Packing Cubes
Packing cubes allow you to separate items by category (toiletries, intimates, active wear, etc.), events, or people (if you are sharing luggage). They also ensure everything you pack stays organized throughout the manhandling your luggage will inevitably receive during travel.

 

Pack Trusted Pieces
It’s always tempting to shop for new clothes for your holiday getaway; who doesn’t want to go home and impress their family and old friends? But you don’t want to be stuck with clothes you’ve never properly worn before and potentially being uncomfortable not knowing that your new sweater was so itchy or those new jeans stretch out too much after only an hour of wear. Pack trusted pieces that you know you look and feel good in.

 

Weigh Your Luggage
Portable luggage scales are inexpensive and eliminate the guessing game of how much your luggage weighs before getting to the airport. Knowing your luggage weight beforehand will give you a chance to reevaluate what you’re packing without having to struggle at the airport with rearranging between bags, buying an extra bag, or paying avoidable fees.

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Friday, November 16th 2018 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: November 16th, 2018

Happy Friday! Today marks one week before the biggest shopping day of the year and I hope you’re making your list and checking it twice! I hope that this Friday Faves post will take your mind off of the upcoming holiday stress if only for a few minutes! The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments from this week. Enjoy!

 

Beth scored these amazing tassel, platform loafers from Crossroads to add to her closet. Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
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Hannah expertly styles shades of brown for the season!

 

Emma Thompson wore sneakers to her Damehood ceremony and I bow down to her! Thompson has been raging a public war against heels since she famously threw her Louboutins on stage at the 2014 Golden Globes and I for one, salute her!

 

The E! People’s Choice Awards’ red carpet was on fire! See all the photos here!

 

She may not be joining her former band mates on tour next year, but Victoria Beckham is still living her best life. She won inaugural the E! People’s Choice Award’s Fashion Icon Award and much to everyone’s delight, threw in a Spice Girls reference during her inspiring speech.

 

The 2nd Annual Revolve awards were held in Vegas this week and honorees included Kendall Jenner for “Icon of the Year” and Emily Ratajkowski for “Woman of the Year.” See all the hottest looks here.

 

The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show won’t be televised until December 2nd, but you can drool over every single runway look here.

 

It’s that time of year for Oprah’s Favorite Things! See the list of all 102 items and be prepared to start shopping!

 

A teaser trailer for “Toy Story 4” has been released and I am in full nostalgia mode!

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November 15th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 6 Celebrities Who Style Themselves

We often look to our favorite celebrities for style inspiration, but most celebrities use stylists to put together their every outfit; from press tours to red carpets, and even everyday looks caught by the paparazzi.  How much work actually goes into choosing clothing for every appearance is a part of the entertainment industry that often gets written off: pinpointing a client’s personal style, securing pieces from showrooms and designers, fittings, transporting, and the insane schedule. So to say that I am a bit impressed by those busy and successful celebrities who not only take the time to style themselves, but by those who consistently prove that they know what they are doing, is an understatement.

Here are 6 of my favorite self-styled celebrities who consistently knock it out of the park.

 

Blake Lively
The ever chic Blake Lively has never had a fashion stylist and consistently tops the best dressed lists – on and off the carpet. She has explained it as a creative outlet, and a bit of a control issue. Whatever the reason, I always look forward to Blake Lively’s style choices!
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Emmy Rossum
Emmy loves fashion so much that she oftentimes works without a stylist, even working directly with designers and PR firms herself to secure looks for her red carpet appearances.

 

Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger decided to style herself after seeing pictures of herself dressed by stylists and realizing she was becoming a clone of others, instead of shining as an individual.

 

Kate Moss
It’s not surprising that the supermodel turned fashion designer who exudes a femme fatal confidence doesn’t need to rely on a stylist.

 

January Jones
January Jones doesn’t like being told what to do – or wear. She does not see the sense in wearing something she doesn’t feel good in or like herself, just because an expert tells her to.

 

Diana Keaton
An icon in more than one ways, Diane Keaton has created a style for herself consisting of borrowing from the boys, unexpected details and silhouettes, and quirky accessories.

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