Blog: Crossroads Style

September 27th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: Fashion Blogger Closet Tours

I have a strange fascination for seeing how people live; I love open houses, taking tours of friend’s homes, marathoning HGTV, and taking a peak at fashion bloggers’ closet tours. My own closet is a complete disaster. I don’t have enough hangers, space, or organizational skills to create the closet of my dreams, so I live vicariously through some of my favorite bloggers who have managed to create their own tiny fashion utopias. Check out some of the fashion bloggers who have let their readers into their epic closets!

 

Beth Jones, B. Jones Style
Beth is one of my favorite bloggers because of her down to earth, approachable attitude and amazing thrifted finds. She shares some of her favorite vintage and thrifted finds in her closet tour and can we just agree that her closet is #goals? Check out her closet tour here:

 

Aimee Song, Song of Style
In the years since Aimee has posted her closet tour, I am sure it has grown threefold! I love the little oasis she created for herself. Talk about closet envy! Check out her closet tour here:

 

Carli Bybel, @thefashionbybel
With more than a million followers on Instagram, Carli certainly knows a thing or two about fashion! Her closet is a bit of a dream! Check out her closet tour here:

 

Jessie Artigue, Style & Pepper
Take a peak into Jessie’s coloful closet and some of her favorite finds! Check out her closet tour here:

 

Julia Engel, Meets Glam
Glam is right! We get a look inside look at Julia’s closet and her home in this PopSugar feature! Check out her closet photos here.
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Bethany Struble, Bethany Stuble
Another Crossroads Style Council member, Bethany has always been a style inspiration to me. I strive for her minimalistic, effortless, chic style. Check out her closet photos here.
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Michelle Madsen, Take Aim
Michelle is a blogger that I have been following a long time (I tend to copy her outfits when I am in need of instant inspiration!). Take a peak into her closet in her Refinery29 feature, here.
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July 26th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile Blogger Looks to Inspire Your Summer Style

When I need style inspiration, I turn to my favorite blogger babes. I love seeing real people celebrate fashion and share their personal style; it is so much more inspiring to me than seeing style carefully crafted by professional stylists! I have been so impressed with all of the lovely ladies I follow lately, so I’ve rounded up some of my favorite blogger looks to share with you and inspire your mid-summer style.

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Olivia’s brightly striped off-the-shoulder blouse and relaxed denim are perfect for any summer day.

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Mary has perfected the “from work to dinner and drinks” outfit.

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Paulien of Polienne takes the slip dress trend one step further and layers it over a white tee for a ’90s dream look.

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Erin keeps it cool and casual in her denim jumpsuit.

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Kennedy is sporting the perfect one-piece to get you through those hot summer evenings.

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Sara masters the boho look with her breezy lace dress and suede mini-bag!

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Dylana expertly dresses down this dreamy crop top by pairing it with denim jeans.

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Krystal is dreamy and chic in this perfect white maxi that can be dressed up or down.

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April 1st, 2016 by Samantha Weaver Beauty Buzz: Drifter Organics

I was delighted when Style Council member Micaela of Oh My Drifter told me she had been working on her own organic and gluten-free line of body butters.

I’ve been switching up my own beauty, health and meal routine to make sure I’m putting only the best onto and into my body—so naturally, I had to get all the info! I asked Micaela to sit down and talk about everything from her products’ ingredients to why Drifter Organics will change your mind about what you put on your skin.

S: Tell us how Drifter Organics came about. What’s the number one reason you developed your own skincare line?

M: We started Drifter Organics in 2014 when I was diagnosed with Celiac disease, as well as a bunch of other arbitrary food intolerances. I learned to not only be careful of what I ate but also to be mindful of what I put on my skin. Whether you ingest it or massage it in, it’s getting absorbed by your body one way or another! That was a huge eye-opener for me. My mom and I spent countless hours online and in health food stores trying to find skincare I could use. With the amount of time we invested in trying to find allergy-friendly skincare options, we figured we might as well make them ourselves!

S: You talk about putting “things you would eat” on your skin. What kind of ingredients can be found in Drifter Organics?

M: Drifter Organics is made with a base of shea and/or cacao butters, various carrier oils, such as jojoba, safflower, and sunflower, and scented with essential oils. We are launching with three body butters: Blushing Ambition, Serenity Now, and Neutralizer. Blushing Ambition has uplifting and floral notes, Serenity Now has calming and grounding properties, and Neutralizer is a muted, everyday staple scent.

S: Which body butter do you use the most of the three you are launching first?

M: I use Serenity Now every night before bed. The scent helps me sleep better.

S: What is your favorite base oil and your favorite essential oil in the lineup?

M: My favorite base oil is sunflower oil. It is very light and dries in fast, leaving no greasy residue. My favorite essential oil is Helichrysum, which can be found in our Serenity Now body butter. It has so many healing properties, smells incredibly soothing, and I absolutely love the way the name sounds!

S: I bet there was a lot of trial and error while creating the recipes for your skincare line. How long did it take you to finalize the list of ingredients for each product?

M: Ironically, the scent was the easiest part. It took us about two months to get three solid scents. The hardest part was getting the texture right. We have so many reject body butters that are perfectly fine to use, but the consistency is too oily or too hard or too gritty. We ended up having to consult with a cosmetic chemist to get the texture the way we wanted it.

S: I love your tagline “Nature looks good on you.” How did you come up with it?

M: Thank you! I had been racking my brain trying to come up with a catchy tagline that was cute and quirky but not so abstract that no one could understand it. I went through so many iterations that didn’t flow or were too obscure. I call my fruits and vegetables “nature’s candy” because they’re so vibrant and flavorful on their own. Our body butters contain the oils from fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and other plant matter. One of my ideas was, “nature’s candy looks good on you” but that didn’t flow well. That led to “nature looks good on you” which really stuck.

S: What does holistic beauty mean to Drifter Organics?

M: There are a lot of misconceptions that with holistic beauty you can’t be glamorous or stylish. We endeavor to prove that idea wrong. You most definitely can live a holistic life without sacrificing style. Natural beauty doesn’t mean living off the land in a cabin in the woods. It just means giving a little more thought to what we put on our skin.

S: I think it’s so cool that you are teaming up with your mom on this project. Is it all fun and games when working with family?

M: My mom is my best friend, so our partnership came about very organically. For years, we’d been working a lot together on my blog, Oh My Drifter, since she takes most of my outfit pictures. I tend to sweat the small stuff, whereas my mom tends to not be so crazy (LOL), so it’s a good balance between me and her. She’s the yin to my yang!

S: When can we expect your full line to launch, and where can we buy Drifter Organics?

M: We’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign which will help us raise the necessary funds to produce our body butters on a grander scale and get the certifications we need to be organic, gluten-free, and vegan. The campaign will run until April 28th. Our e-commerce site will launch in the summer of 2016.

If you are interested in helping Micaela and Dawn Marie fund the production of Drifter Organics AND be the first to try their products at discounted pricing, head over to their Kickstarter page and help take their project to the next level!

Thank you Micaela for educating us on your blossoming line of products and Drifter Organics!

January 22nd, 2016 by Samantha Weaver Meet Kachet!

Need styling advice on your most recent Crossroads find? Looking to re-organize your current wardrobe to get the maximum amount of wear out of it? Or maybe you simply want suggestions on what to make for dinner tonight?

Enter Kachet of The Lipstick Giraffe.

This Sacramento-based fashion and lifestyle enthusiast has one clear goal: “to show you that you can look and feel like a million bucks without breaking the bank,” and we can’t wait to see her in action. She describes her style as a mix of classic and modern with a pinch of funk, always with lipstick.

Please join me in welcoming Kachet to the Crossroads Style Council! I have a feeling you won’t want to miss out on her unique ability to style outfits on a budget.

 

January 8th, 2016 by Samantha Weaver Meet Aimee!

Big news! We are excited to welcome Aimee Rancer, creator of The Ohio Transplant and San Francisco enthusiast, to the Crossroads Style Council!

Just one look at Aimee’s blog and you’ll be swept away by her infectious smile, rose-colored view of big city life, and, of course, her amazing style. I don’t know if there is such a thing as an Ohio meets California look, but somehow Aimee pulls off classic, casual, and cool with seemingly zero effort. She also believes in a hearty laugh, enjoys food, drink, and travel, and she loves to shop at Crossroads!

WELCOME, AIMEE!