Heeey, I’m Mary. You may have seen me around the Internet or on Crossroads’s Instagram feed at some point. I’ve somehow made it all these years on the Crossroads Style Council without an official Crossroads blog post. So, here I am with a little about me, my style philosophy, and my favorite Crossroads finds!
Officially, my career is personal shopper and stylist. I work in fashion and interiors with individuals & brands. You could also call me a “Youtuber”, as my largest audience is at my channel HeyMaryElizabeth. I live in Los Angeles with my mini schnauzer and nearby thoroughbred, dreaming of my future ranch and organic garden.
Born in the suburbs of Los Angeles, skate and surf culture permeated the air. Neighborhood kids searched for empty pools to skate, and Vans and Converse were the epitome of cool. And high tops were the height of it—I mean, of course the ones with the star were coolest. Duh.
Luckily, their appeal hasn’t worn off, and it’s been a lifelong love affair. I recently decided I needed a pair of high top white All Stars, and a few weeks later—as fate would have it—I stepped into Crossroads in Studio City to discover my size, like new, for under $20. SOLD—the perfect addition for all my cropped pants. We’ll just call ‘em winter white. A girly tomboy for life, here’s how I paired my new friend, Chuck:
The newest trend to be resurrected from the ’90s? Micro sunglasses.
Updating your accessories is an easy way to keep your style fresh. While we still love our oversized shades, micro sunglasses are a totally chic addition to your rotation of sunnies. Seen on your favorite celebs, models, and bloggers, take a look at some of our favorite looks featuring micro sunglasses.
I was catching up on my blog roll and noticed a pattern: it seems like everyone is wearing gingham! Pinterest has even confirmed that searches for gingham are up 100% from last year. I think it’s safe to say that gingham is the print of the season. No longer reserved for preppy styles, picnics and little kids, take a look at some of my favorite blogger outfits that show us the trendiest ways to wear gingham this fall.
Arielle, Something Navy
Arielle’s effortless gingham two-piece set is perfect for the early days of fall.
Luanna, Le Happy
Luanna perfectly pairs her gingham trousers with an understated crop top and edgy accessories.
Carrie, Wish Wish Wish
I adore Carrie’s modern take on this charming gingham dress. She pairs it with sleek loafers and an updated newsboy cap.
Sara, College Vintage
Sara is wearing the sweetest gingham dress, perfect for a day of sightseeing!
Cara, Cara Jourdan
From early brunch to date night, this gingham mini and straw bag combo is picture-perfect.
Blair, Atlantic Pacific
I am pretty obsessed with Blair’s gingham trousers and can imagine so many ways to remix them all season long!
Julia, Everyday With J
A gingham denim skirt is the best of two seasonal trends.
Karen, Where Did U Get That?
An off-the-shoulder gingham midi dress with platform espadrilles is a combo that is begging to be worn all season long.
Having fashion show access, professional stylists, and seemingly unlimited bank accounts, celebrities and fashion “it” girls are able to rock the latest looks and set trends season after season. Take a look at some of Hollywood’s current favorite fashion trends!
A reoccurring trend seen on the likes of Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, the bomber jacket made a huge comeback in 2016 and is definitely competing for trend of the year in 2017.
Much like loafers and slides, embellished slippers are a style our feet are so glad we have embraced. Recently seen on Dakota Johnson and Olivia Palermo, embellished slippers are the new ‘cool girl’ shoe of the season.
Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner frequently rock newsboy caps, and for a good reason! Top off your outfit with one for that instantly chic celebrity street style look.
They may not hold much, but they’ll hold your essentials and be your coolest accessory this season.
You’ll be seeing lace-up tops everywhere this year; it’s a way to show some skin without being as overtly sexy as a classic plunge.
Every season fashion trends come and go. Some we miss once they’ve gone while others we’re happy to say goodbye to. The fanny pack might fall into “bye-bye see you later” category for most, but if you ask me I’m ecstatic they’re back!
Gone are the days of calling these bum bags “fanny packs” because these days they’re being worn across the chest, with an evening dress and even over a thick winter coat. This year they’re being featured as the ultimate hands-free accessory that can hold your gadgets and gizmos and look polished all at the same time. Here in tech country these hip bags are fast becoming the next-must have designer purse.
What do you think? Yay or Nay?
Have we changed your mind about belt bags? We sure hope so, because we think they’re so hot right now.
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