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April 19th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: April 19th, 2019

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

Store Finds

Sally found the perfect strappy rainbow heels to compliment her spring wardrobe at her local Crossroads. Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Woman wearing pieces from Crossroads.

Festival Style Inspo

Lisa has perfected the epitome of bohemian chic, just in time for festival season!
Woman wearing pieces that are bright and patterned.

Time 100 Most Influential People 2019

Time has announced their 100 most influential people for 2019, including pop culture icons, political powerhouses, and artists and activists. See the full list here.

Best of Coachella Fashion

Coachella is the official start of fashion of festival season and the first weekend’s fashion choices did not disappoint. For an overview of the boho to the bold and the exceptionally odd, click here.
A look at Coachella fashion looks.

Bayou With Love

I don’t know how I am only just now discovering the gorgeous jewelry line designed by Nikki Reed, Bayou With Love. The delicate and feminine jewelry line is socially conscious and eco-friendly, created by craftsmen, artisans, and ethical factories. See more designs here.
An image of jewelry from Bayou With Love.

Beauty Guru Circa 1999

YouTube user Jamie French create a parody beauty tutorial as if she was in the ’90s and this may be my favorite parody on YouTube to date. If you grew up in the ’90s, the nostalgia will come flooding back and have you hysterically laughing and shaking your head at your past beauty choices.

Celeb Flashback Friday

Mandy Moore posts a flashback that is the epitome of the early aughts style that we all know and are completely confused by.
An old photo of Mandy Moore.

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April 19th, 2019 7 Reasons Why Jameela Jamil Is My New Celebrity Crush

Actress Jameela Jamil has been on my radar for quite some time now, not only for her hilarious portrayal of Tahani Al-Jamil on NBC’s ‘The Good Place’, but as an outspoken activist for body positivity, women’s rights, and feminist empowerment, not to mention having a style that I will be envious of until the end of time.
Photo of Jameela in green suit
If you aren’t familiar with Jameela Jamil, take some time to found out why she is my new celebrity crush and should be yours too.

Body Positivity Maven

Jameela has always been a voice for body positivity and inclusivity. From struggling with body dysmorphia at just 14 years old to being ridiculed by the press for gaining weight early in her career, Jameela has decided to be aggressive about the conversation of body image and loving yourself despite the number on the scale, the cellulite on your thighs, or stretch marks. “It’s a nightmare. It’s such a ridiculous thing to feel bullied over,” she added. “It’s just flesh. It’s flesh on bones.”

Founder of “I Weigh”

She is not just all talk, she takes action. Jameela has used her platform and her passion for body positivity to spread the message and the love via “I Weigh”, which started as an Instagram account for women to share what makes them themselves, without using a number or a beauty standard, and has grown into an IGTV/YouTube series in which Jameela discusses body issues in candid interviews with the likes of Sam Smith and Lizzo.
Jameela in a mirror selfie.

Feminist Activist

Jameela is a self-proclaimed “feminist in training” because she admits that she herself is still learning, but that doesn’t stop her from having frank discussions of important issues regarding women’s rights today. Via Twitter, Jameela says, “It is never too late to check yourself and right your wrongs. I used to be slut shamey, judgmental, and my feminism wasn’t intersectional enough. Nobody is born perfectly “woke”. Listen, read, learn, grow, change and make room for everyone. We aren’t free til ALL of us are free.” Jameela is not just all tweets and honest Instagram posts, she makes it a priority to publicly speak about and take action about women’s rights.
Jameela in front of a pop-up sign.

Bold, Honest & Brazen

Jameela is not afraid to call out influencers who spread harmful messages to millions of young girls and impressionable women via public platforms. She frequently comments on and brings to light the truth behind the many influencers shilling diet teas, shakes, and gummies on Instagram, even shaming the Kardashian’s for their harmful and inaccurate messages. Read more about the effect of Jameela speaking out and exposing these lies here.
Jameela leaving a comment.

No Photoshop Policy

Jameela Jamil has instituted a no Photoshop policy on herself for all publications. Jameela commented via Twitter: “I haven’t banned all photoshop of myself because I’m being some sort of martyr for women, I’m doing it for MY mental health, so I don’t set myself up for a fall when I look in the mirror, after seeing a digitally enhanced “flawless” avatar. I don’t want the pressure or scrutiny.” Speaking to the BBC about the basis of Photoshop: “It is anti-feminist. It is ageist. It is fat-phobic. It looks weird. It looks wrong. It’s robbing you of your time, money, comfort, integrity and self-worth.”
Jameela in natural photo.

Down to Earth Relatability

While she takes all her activism and social and moral responsibilities seriously, Jameela is down to earth and frequently shows her goofy side, and I am always grateful when a celebrity is unafraid to be their true selves and shares unfiltered and raw moments.
Jameela with cartons of ice cream.

She’s Stylish A.F.

After all is said and done, Jameela is my newest style icon! From vibrant tailored suits to flowing floral maxis, Jameela can rock it all.
Jameela wearing a great suit.

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April 16th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Bermuda Shorts: 6 Ways to Wear the Trend

Bermuda shorts, or longer length shorts that are an inch or so above the knee, have been popping up all over my Instagram and blogroll lately and after doing a bit of research, I realized that it was a trend that went completely unnoticed by me this season. The controversial length of the shorts is not flattering on every body type, but the refreshing novelty of the style piqued my interest. Take a look at six ways to style Bermuda shorts for the spring season.

Transitional Spring

Pair longer length trouser shorts with a lightweight sweater and booties for the perfect transitional spring look.
Woman wearing bermuda shorts and sweater.

Go Chic

Pair the longer length shorts with a structured top and blazer for a twist on a classic look.
Woman pairing shorts with patterned blazer.

Stay Classic

Style these shorts the same you would a pair of typical denim: tuck in your favorite blouse and add some slides for an effortless street style look.
Woman crossing the street in patterned top and shorts.

Sporty Details

The long shorts lend themselves perfectly to an athleisure look. Pair them with a lightweight sweatshirt, belt bag, and sneakers for a simple weekend look.
Blogger wearing track jacket with bermuda shorts.

Summer Getaway

Throw on a longer pair of shorts over your swimsuit or crop top during a summer getaway this year, whether poolside or oceanside, for maximum comfort.
Woman wearing bermuda shorts with bikini top.

Denim Daze

The denim on denim look is a classic and can be used as a go-to when you’re lacking inspiration.
Blogger wearing full denim with shorts.

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April 15th, 2019 by Samantha Furno 5 Denim Alternatives for Spring

Denim will always and forever be the one true love in my wardrobe, however, with a new season upon us, I’m ready to take a detox from my beloved blues and try something fresh to re-inspire my outfits! Whether you opt for something printed or bold, structured or effortless, spring is full of denim alternatives that will quickly spruce up your style game! Just because you swap your jeans out for some new bottoms doesn’t mean you’ll need new tops to pair with them either. You’ll find that your favorite tops, tees and sweaters will still look just as good with your trendy new pants as they did with your favorite denim!

I’ve rounded up a few of the coolest denim alternatives for spring and hope they make you inspired to try something new and trendy this season!

Printed

What better way to add some personality to your spring outfits than with a fun and eye-catching print?! Let your printed pants be the statement piece of your look by keeping the rest of your fit a bit more simple in style.
Blogger wearing printed pants instead of denim.

Cargo

The utility trend is taking over the fashion world by storm this season and we are starting to see combat style pants pop up everywhere. Khaki has never looked more chic!
Woman wearing cargo pants.

Linen

Linen is a favorite of spring and summer styles because of how breathable and comfortable it is, even when the temperatures are at a high! Opt for a high-waisted pair that flatters your waistline and tie your look together with a crop top for the ultimate spring outfit!
Woman wearing linen high-waisted pants.

Tapered

Whether you wear them to the office or out to dinner on the town, tapered pants are a a sophisticated and totally chic alternative to jeans for spring.
Blogger wearing tapered pants.

Wide Leg

Keep things easy and breezy this spring with a pair of wide-leg pants in a vibrant hue! Add a pair of sleek ankle strap heels to balance out your silhouette and you’ll be set to soak up some sunshine in style!
Colorful pants being worn by woman.

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April 12th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: April 12th, 2019

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

Store Finds

Rachel found this amazing Burberry off the shoulder dress from her local Crossroads, just in time for festival season! Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Blogger wearing pieces from Crossroads.

Street Style Inspo

Naomi slays in this leopard midi dress and proves why the trend is so hot this season!
Blogger wearing maxi dress on the street.

Festival Season Style Inspo

Festival season is upon us with Coachella weekend one starting today! Planning outfits is just as important – and stressful – as planning your band itinerary. Take a look at some of the most popular style inspo from Pinterest to use for planning your festival fashions this year here.
Blogger wearing a lace top at a festival.

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

Beyonce is releasing a documentary special on Netflix and the trailer shows glimpses of behind the scenes tour footage, private family moments, and details, in depth, the creative process behind Beyonce’s 2018 groundbreaking Coachella performance.

Kim Kardashian in Vogue

In the interview for her first solo cover of Vogue US, Kardashian spills secrets of her relationship with Kanye, her family, and announces that she has been interning at a law firm and hopes to take the bar exam in 2020. Read the entire interview here.

Variety’s Power of Women 2019

The honorees at Variety’s sixth annual Power of Women luncheon were honored for their fight again social injustice, overcoming obstacles and raising awareness for those without a voice. See all the highlights of the powerful conversations here.

2019 ACM Awards

The 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards were held last Sunday and some of the biggest highlights include duo Dan & Shay winning big, Chrissy Metz sharing the stage with Carrie Underwood, and Jason Aldean’s ‘Artist of the Decade’ honor. Check out all of the highlights in case you missed it here:

Dua Lipa in Elle Magazine

Grammy winner Dua Lipa boldly covers this months Elle Magazine. Get to know pop music’s newest superstar here.

Ariana Grande Beauty Line

Ariana Grande’s company, GrandAri Inc., filed a trademark for “Thank U, Next” for fragrances, body lotions, bath gels, shower gels, body scrubs, body powders, body soufflés, and body mists. There has not been an official statement as of yet, but I am (im)patiently waiting for every detail of this highly anticipated announcement.
Photo of Ariana Grande sitting down.

First Image of Black Hole

The black hole is located in Messier 87, a galaxy in the constellation Virgo, 55 million light years from Earth and was ultimately a direct result of an algorithm created by 29-year-old Katie Bouman. Realizing that this feat is equivalent to taking a photo of an orange on the moon with your iPhone makes you realize just how important this will be for the future of science. Read more about how the discovery was able to happen here and what it means for the future of astronomy.
Photo of a black hole.

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