Blog: Crossroads Style

December 5th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 7 Blogger-Curated Holiday Gift Guides

I’ll admit it: I am terrible at coming up with gifts for the holidays. Once in a while, I’ll surprise myself and come upon the perfect gift on my own, but my family will be the first to let you know that I’m that person that has to ask what you want (over and over).

So what do you do when you want a surprise and you’re out of gift ideas? You turn to your favorite bloggers! They’ve definitely saved me quite a few times during the holiday season. If you always need a little extra help picking out the perfect gift, check out some of my favorite blogger-curated holiday gift guides for this season!

 

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Grasie, Style Me Grasie
Grasie’s gift guides are my favorite this year! She has created five so far, including ones for the fitness buff and the home entertainer. By highlighting her favorite gifts  and including options under $50, Grasie’s guides will save you this holiday season! Check out all of Grasie’s gift guides here!

 


Jo, A Cup of Jo   
Jo has created gift guides to cover all your gift-giving needs! From your parents and siblings to your BFF and kids, Jo has affordable, creative gift ideas for everyone. Check out her gift guides here!

 


Samantha, Could I Have That?
Do you know someone who is always traveling, whether for work or for play? Samantha put together a brilliant gift guide for your jetsetter friend! Check out her guide here!

 


Kristen for Who What Wear
Who What Wear is pretty much my style bible, and I wasn’t disappointed with Kristen’s gift guide for the stylish person in your life! Find her gift ideas (for every budget!) here!

 


Aimee, Song of Style
A new year means renewed focus on getting healthy—at least for a few months. For those you know will stick it out, check out Aimee’s gift guide for your health- and fitness-obsessed friends!

 


Danielle, We Wore What
If your BFF is a fashion lover, chances are that she will love a gift featured on Danielle’s gift guide! See her gift guide here!

 


Emily, Cupcakes and Cashmere
If you’re on a budget—and let’s be honest, we all are, especially during the holiday season—Emily has a great $25 and under gift guide. Emily will be posting gift guides twice a week all month. You can view all her current guides here.

 

July 26th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Stylish Mom Bloggers to Follow

As a new mom, I have a new appreciation for those who can seemingly do it all; it’s definitely not as easy as they make it look!

When I first started following style bloggers, the majority were close to my age range and, typically, single and without children. More and more in the last few years, my favorite bloggers have been reaching the same kinds of milestones in their lives as I have in mine. So many style bloggers share more of their life experience and advice than when they first begin. In my sphere, that includes children in the mix!

I want to share five of my favorite blogs by moms that I follow. They are an inspiration to me, in proving that you don’t have to be defined only by motherhood or a career. These women are multi-dimensional, stylish, and give us an honest peek into their busy lives.

 

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Cali Vintage
You’ll often see Erin’s little ones show up on the blog. One of the first bloggers I followed, Erin was never shy about sharing her new life as a mom and is still one of the most stylish ladies I know doing it.

 

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B. Jones Style
One of Crossroads’s very own Style Council members, Beth is an entrepreneur and a mother to two beautiful boys! Beth works as a fashion stylist and interior designer all while running her blog and YouTube channel and raising her boys with her husband.

 

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Something Navy
Arielle has a little girl running around, and yet she still has the time and creativity to keep her blog constantly updated for her readers.

 

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The Fashion Guitar
Although she is an internationally known blogger who often collaborates with companies like Vogue and InStyle, this down-to-earth fashionista always has time for her two little ones.

 

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Cupcakes and Cashmere
Emily got into the blogging world early and has conquered every nook, including writing a book and releasing her own fashion line. But her main priority is her darling little girl Sloan, whose quirks and growing personality are a joy to read about.

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May 2nd, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 7 Floral Outfits to Inspire Your Spring Style

Florals for spring: groundbreaking? Hardly. Still, florals are a universally flattering print that will always be a classic. Before we head into the high heats of summer, take advantage of spring’s beautiful weather and get the most out of your floral prints this season. Check out some of my favorite fresh ways to incorporate florals into your wardrobe!

 

OffTheShoulder

Off-the-Shoulder
Try one of this year’s hottest trends for an updated floral look.

 

LadyLike

Lady-Like Florals
Finding the perfect spring occasion dress can feel nearly impossible, but Lucy’s small print daisy wrap dress has everything you need.

 

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Edgy Florals
If a floral print is too girly for you, look for a piece that has edgier details, like this sheer crop top with a modern embroidered applique.

 

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Accessory Pop
If your style is a bit more minimalistic, add a floral pop in your shoes, bag, or jewelry.

 

Floral Print Mixing

Floral Print-Mixing
Dare to be bold and mix together different floral prints, like Maria did in her playful outfit above.

 

PatchItUp

Patch It Up
Breathe some new life into your old denim pieces by adding floral patches.

 

DarkFlorals

Dark Florals
I absolutely love a rich, dark floral print—like the one in Blair’s jumpsuit—as opposed to the usual, more expected bright colors you see in spring.

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March 23rd, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 7 Celebrity Blogs Worth Following

We follow our favorite celebrities on social media to get an inside peek into their lives, but sometimes that’s just not enough. Luckily, for those looking for more than 140 characters or an Instagram caption, many of them also have blogs to discuss their interests more in-depth. Some of these celebrity bloggers have incredibly useful tips and inspiration for all areas of your life, perhaps unsurprisingly. After all, they’ve worked with and learned from the best in the business!

I’ve rounded up my most recommended celebrity blogs, worth adding to your favorites!

 

Jamie Chung, What the Chung? 

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Former reality star-turned-actress Jamie Chung created her blog What the Chung? to share her passion for style, beauty and travel. Her outfit-of-the-day photos will lure you in, while her beauty and travel sections will inspire you to stay a loyal reader.

 

Olivia Palermo, Olivia Palermo 

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Fashion, beauty, art, and travel—what more could you want from the fashion “it” girl who’s come a long since her days on reality TV? My favorite section of her blog has to be the shop section, where you can shop Olivia’s favorite pieces without having to search endlessly for that piece you spotted on her in a paparazzi photo.

 

Hannah Brofman, HBFIT 

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The DJ superstar who’s now a health and fitness blogger inspires her readers to live their healthiest lives on their own terms. Down to earth, quirky, and honest, Hannah began sharing her fitness journey on Instagram. She soon turned to blogging to share her ever-expanding wealth of tips and thoughts.

 

Lauren Conrad, Lauren Conrad 

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Lauren Conrad’s blog is the epitome of girl-next-door advice. Humble and honest, Lauren and her team share tips, DIYs, and inspiration in topics ranging from fashion to food and health to décor.

 

Tiffani Thiessen, Tiffani Thiessen

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The ’90s kid inside me squealed with delight when I found out that Tiffani (it almost pains me to leave out the “Amber”) Thiessen has her very own show on the Cooking Channel (Dinner at Tiffanis), as well has her own blog! In it, Tiffani shares her impressive cooking and dinner party skills with her fans, old and new. Who knew the former teen actress was so humble, down to earth, and skilled in the kitchen?!

 

Ashley Madekwe, Ring My Bell 

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I admittedly came across Ashley’s blog very recently, not realizing I was coveting the style of the star of ABC’s Revenge. Ashley started her blog before she made it as a TV actress, as a way to keep her family and friends updated on her life while she traveled for work. Eventually, Ashley was able to grow her blog into a space to share fashion and inspiration not only with her television fans, but with all fashion lovers.

 

Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop

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I know, I know—Goop has a love-hate reputation amongst fans and readers. But all prior judgements aside, Goop is a well-written blog with everything from style, food, health, career and family tips. It is definitely targeted toward readers with a taste for luxury, but for the rest of us, we can always live vicariously through Gwyneth.

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March 14th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 7 Looks to Inspire Your Spring Style

With Daylight Saving, rising temperatures, and the sun shining just a bit brighter each day, it’s clear that spring has arrived. That means it’s time to shed those layers and break out your warm weather clothes! Some trends I’m looking forward to seeing are statement sleeves, short heels and flats, full midi skirts, and lots and lots of vibrant colors. To help inspire your style this new season, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite blogger looks I’ve seen this week that epitomize spring style.

 

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Grasie’s top and skirt set just screams “Spring is here!” I am in love with how the coral in the floral print matches her mini bag and lip color.

 

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Andy’s outfit may be from last spring, but it is just as trendy and current today. Her crisp off-the-shoulder blouse with tie detail is the perfect statement to add to your wardrobe and remix throughout the season.

 

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Krystal takes on a ladylike spring look in her midi skirt and slingbacks, two of the season’s biggest trends.

 

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Talisa is casual-chic in her midi skirt and sneakers—two easy-to-wear pieces that may just become your spring uniform!

 

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I am completely envious of Lisa’s wide leg, ruffled ankle pants. They are perfect for spring and can be remixed endlessly into summer!

 

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A spring closet essential: an easy and effortless dress like Natalie‘s that you can throw on for all those spring brunches with your girlfriends!

 

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Blair‘s spring dress is another that can easily be worn multiple ways; belt it, wear it as a vest, with heels or flats, or over jeans.

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