October 29th, 2018 by Melanie Sutrathada A Blogger’s Guide to Halloween
With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to start prepping the ultimate costume if you haven’t already! The great part? A lot of these outfits can be re-created with what you already have in your closet! So, whether you’re staying at home watching Hocus Pocus with the gals or trying to win for “Best Costume,” there’s a Halloween costume for everyone.
Check out a few of our favorite blogger costumes for some inspiration:
How cute is Julia Engel as Belle from Beauty and the Beast? We’re loving the book props as well.
Animal ears and a dress isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel for Halloween, but we can’t get over how simple it is to recreate this costume!
Skip wearing a Halloween costume this year and opt for a Halloween tee instead!
How cute is this Little Red Riding Hood costume? The plus side? It’s a great way to reuse that picnic basket that you kept from summer!
Never underestimate the power of a shimmery mermaid to turn heads on Halloween.
Channel your inner Daisy Buchanan, and dress up as a flapper for the night! You already own a little black dress and a pearl necklace, now you just have to find a fur coat and a headpiece!
October 23rd, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Style Vloggers You Should Be Following
The blogging industry has evolved so much since the beginning days of posting outfit photos on WordPress or Blogger. Bloggers have established brands, created extended business lines and products, and created a platform for fashion lovers to have access to unlimited content.
The newest avenue that style and fashion bloggers are taking over is YouTube! Style vloggers are quickly gaining traction and we are seeing more and more of our favorite traditional bloggers creating video content using YouTube or Instagram. I have noticed myself focusing more on video content from my favorite style bloggers. I love being able to “go shopping” with someone whose style I admire, see the clothing and products in a more three dimensional way with movement and detail, and getting to know these girls on a more personal level.
Check out 5 of my favorite style bloggers that you should be following!
Beth Jones, B. Jones Style
How could I have a list of my favorite style vloggers without including our very own Crossroads Style Council member, Beth! Beth is one of the very first bloggers that I fell in love with and have followed since. She’s transformed her brand from a style blog to fashion and lifestyle vlog and films thrift challenges, weekly outfit videos, and style tips.
Check out Beth’s latest thrifting and vintage shopping video:
Kia Marie, TheNotoriousKIA
Kia is one of my newest finds, and I don’t know how I didn’t discover her sooner! She describes her style as “a blend of the grittiness of New York City and the carefreeness of southern California”. She posts impressive thrift hauls, video lookbooks, and “how to style” tutorials.
Check out her latest video of how to thrift Zara inspired fall trends:
Chriselle Lim, Chriselle Lim
Chriselle excels as a working mother in the fashion industry and has built a blogging and vlogging career based on her travels, beauty tips, fashion, and motherhood. Check out Chriselle showcasing her brand new fashion line from Nordstrom:
Amy Serrano, Amy Serrano
Amy’s channel is my go-to for keeping up with the latest trends in fashion and beauty. Her attainable style and beauty tips will make you feel like you’re chatting with your best friend.
Check out her video on how to wear the plaid trend for fall:
Minimalistic and chic, Jamie-Lee creates curated videos showcasing clothing hauls, seasonal lookbooks, brand reviews and her lifestyle travels.
Check out her minimalistic 15 item work capsule wardrobe video:
October 16th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 5 UK Style Bloggers You Should Be Following
There has always been something more sophisticated and chic about the style across the pond. I’ve recently been gravitating towards UK style bloggers for fall fashion inspiration. Take a look at my 5 favorite UK style bloggers that you should be following!
Emma Hill: EJ Style
Emma has an attainable everyday chic style. I also adore her YouTube channel which includes shopping hauls + try ons, travel vlogs, and styling tips.
Freddie Harrel: Freddie Harrel
Color, bold prints, confidence, women empowerment: if you are a fan of any of these, you will fall in love with Freddie immediately.
Lucy Williams: Fashion Me Now
She is the image definition of effortless.
Olivia Purvis: What Olivia Did
Feminine and simple, Olivia’s style is a breath of fresh air.
Carrie Santana: Wish Wish Wish
Earthy, muted tones and minimalistic outfits, Carrie’s style is right up my ally.
July 24th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 8 Bloggers to Follow for Colorful Fashion
I’ve always gravitated towards black and neutrals when building my wardrobe, but this summer, I’m craving color! I’ve been finding myself looking for vibrant colors and prints every time I go shopping lately. I love that Crossroads organizes each section via color, making it that much easier to find as much color as possible when I’m shopping! I’ve also been following more colorful Instagram accounts and have put together a list of my favorite accounts that have been making me smile and inspiring my summer style!
Take a look at these 8 bloggers to follow on Instagram for colorful fashion!
Marta, The Style Thesaurus
Marta never fails to impress with her style and her use of bold, vibrant colors!
Lisa, Lisa Marie Prang
Lisa’s smile is contagious, and her colorful outfits will inspire you to brighten up your wardrobe!
Frederique, Freddie Harrel
Named Cosmopolitan‘s Influencer of the Year in 2018, Freddie not only has colorful style, she’s a motivational speaker and hosts workshops to empower women to embrace style and confidence!
Nikia, Mad Maven Style
Nikia aims to create pieces of art through her styling, and scrolling through her feed will definitely inspire you to do the same!
Casey, Officially Quigley
Fun fact: I actually met Casey at our local dog park! From there, I discovered her vibrant, super fun, carefree style, and I’ve fawned over her feed ever since!
Coury, Fancy Treehouse
Coury is one of the first bloggers I’ve discovered and continuously followed. I love how she celebrates pastel colors through her style!
Olivia & Alice, Olivia and Alice
These sisters and fashion designers give you twice the color and prints in each of their Instagram photos!
Amy, A Fashion Nerd
A lover of color, prints, and vintage, Amy’s Instagram feed will brighten your day!
May 1st, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 5 Blogging Duos to Follow
Before I started my own personal style blog (which is now defunct because life happened—though I’m beginning to feel the itch to start it up again!), I proposed an idea to my best friend: let’s start a blog together! I didn’t want to begin a blogging adventure alone; I wanted some support, and I wanted to do it with someone who understands me and who I could bounce ideas off of. Her passion was concert photography and mine was style. They obviously do not belong on a single blog, so we ended up running completely separate ones.
But there’s something special about a blogging duo who are both on the same page—literally (on the same web page) and figuratively! I love discovering best friends, couples, or family members who run a successful blog together.
Two creative brains are better than one! Take a look at five of my favorite blogging duos below!
Belle & Bunty
Alice and Hannah are the duo behind the Belle and Bunty blog and their namesake designer label. Their colorful aesthetic will make them a permanent addition to your blog roll and brighten up your Instagram feed.
Urban Bush Babes
Cipriana and Nikisha have created an online publication celebrating lifestyle, health, fashion, music, culture, and natural hair. These two best friends constantly step outside the box and each bring their own individual ideas together to create meaningful content.
Jo and Kemp
Jordan and Kemper are a husband and wife duo who blog about fashion and travel. Sometimes they even color-coordinate their outfits in an almost sickeningly sweet way. These two are total #relationshipgoals!
By Nef and Nat
Awarded the Fashion Influencers of the Year award by Marie Claire Magazine in 2015, sisters Nef and Nat built up their style blog TwinFashion, which in turn formed into the lifestyle brand By Nef and Nat, where they each contribute fashion, wellbeing, and beauty content.
A Beautiful Mess
Originating as two individual blogs, A Beautiful Mess is the brainchild of sisters Elsie and Emma. It’s one of the quintessential blogs to follow if you’re into food, décor, crafts, and style. 8 years later, A Beautiful Mess is more than just a blog; they’ve expanded their reach into books, a photo editing app, and a beauty and wellness company.