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December 14th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: December 14th, 2018

Happy Friday! I hope you are gearing up for a weekend full of ugly sweater parties, festive decorating, and guilt-free sugar binges. The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments to wrap up our week in a pretty little bow. Enjoy!

Christian perfects casual chic holiday in a coat and boots found at her local Crossroads Trading! Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Christian wearing Crossroads Finds

Mary plays with texture and has created the perfect winter white look to inspire your holiday party style.
Mary wears textured pieces in our Friday post.

Jennifer Lopez SHUT. IT. DOWN. on the red carpet for the premiere of her new movie “Second Act”. This woman can do no wrong.
Jennifer Lopez on the red carpet.

Miley Cyrus is having a majorly sophisticated glow up in her new era and I am here for it!
Miley Cyrus walking through a city.

Yesterday on the blog, we talked about the reoccurring trends on the British Fashion Awards red carpet. Now, see at every single look and the winners from the award show here.
Red carpet image from the British Fashion Awards

Chrissy Teigen unfiltered, unashamed, and now uncensored is on the cover of the months Elle UK.
Chrissy Teigen on the cover of Elle.

The American Meme, a documentary that explores the life of the digital age and what it means to be a social media influencer or famous via social media premiered on Netflix this week. It’s an intimate look at the real people behind the perfectly curated Instagrams, Vines, and Tweets that we love every single day.

“Selena: The Series”, a scripted series based on the life of Selena Quintanilla and produced by the Quintanilla family, has been announced to premiere on Netflix. I love that this will introduce the legend to a new generation who unfortunately missed out on a beautiful voice and soul.
Selena performing live.

Google released its annual Year In Search data and nostalgia and royalty topped the list of the most searched in fashion. The US specifically searched for fashion inspiration between the ’80s-2000’s and were most intrigued by the style of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. See more of Google’s most popular searches of 2018 here.
Image of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.

Pinterest released Pinterest 100: The Top Trends for 2019 and the top three most searched in fashion are:
1. Bamboo Bags with an increase of 2215%.
2. Statement Sneakers at 2211%
3: Biker Shorts with an increase of 1323% from the beginning of the year. See all the Pinterest search trends here.
Photo of a collage for Pinterest.

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December 7th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: December 7th, 2018

Happy Fri-yay! The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments from this week for our Friday wrap up. Enjoy!

Don’t forget that Crossroads also has an amazing men’s selection! Denny found this suit at his local Crossroads for more than half off the original price! Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
Denny wearing Crossroads Finds for Friday post.

 

Can’t decide which statement print to wear? Lisa shows us all how to expertly mix prints.
Lisa in patterned pieces.

 

Lindsay Lohan is attempting a career resurrection with her new reality show, “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club” airing on MTV in January, and appears on the new issue of ‘Paper Magazine’ embracing her Disney past.
Lindsay Lohan on the cover of a magazine.

 

Although the “Thank You, Next” music video could have earned Ariana Grande the title of “Billboard Woman of the Year” by Billboard music all on its own, you can read all about how Ariana earned the honor here.
Ariana Grande on the cover of a magazine.

 

What are your thoughts about the difference in expectations between women and men’s style, regardless if they are celebrities? The juxtaposition between Beyonce and Ed Sheeran’s outfits at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa sparked online outrage on the vanity pressures put upon women. If Ed Sheeran was in a suit and Beyonce in jeans and a tee, we know that Beyonce would receive backlash for her inappropriate attire.
Beyonce and Ed Sheeran on stage.

 

Last week I gushed about Mandy Moore’s pink wedding dress, and this week I need to gush about Malin Akerman’s equally romantic pink wedding dress.
Malin Ackerman in her wedding dress.

 

Pantone announced the 2019 color of the year and it is *drumroll*….. Living Coral! “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”  Are you a fan of this vibrant color?
Pantone color of the year.

 

Miley Cyrus is dropping new music and her music video for “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” is not to be missed if only for the cultural references and her skin-baring futuristic style.
Miley Cyrus in front of a car.

 

Of course, I cannot end this edition of Friday Favorites without mentioning the absolute spectacular that was Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s wedding. Everything you need to know (or don’t) can be seen here.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra walking at their wedding.

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November 30th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: November 30th, 2018

Happy Friday! Tomorrow marks the last month of 2018 and the beginning of the holiday season. Cheers to holiday shopping, food, and parties! The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments from this week. Enjoy!

How fantastic does Mary look in this navy Reformation midi dress that she found at her local Crossroads?? Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!

Mary wearing Crossroads Finds for Friday.

 

My favorite blogger #OOTD this week is from the ever chic Chriselle Lim. Her silk pajama inspired ensemble is giving me so much holiday outfit inspo!

Chriselle Lim in silk pajamas for Friday.

 

Amber Heard made a splash (pun intended) at the “Aquaman” premiere wearing a haute couture swim cap that embodies her Queen of Atlantis character.

Aquaman premiere for Friday.

 

What happens when The Hollywood Reporter brings together 6 of Hollywood’s most influential actresses? THR’s Actress Roundtable sparked a conversation about strength, vulnerability, and how important it is for women to support each other. Watch the conversation here:

Hollywood Reporter cover for Friday.

 

Everyone loves a comeback and I am psyched for the return of Amanda Bynes, now four years sober and studying at Los Angeles’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Can we all admit that if “She’s The Man” is on TV that we drop everything to watch it?

Amanda Bynes cover for Friday.

 

Are music video trailers officially a thing now? If Ariana Grande says so, then it must be! She dropped a trailer for her music video for “Thank You, Next” and it fantastically pays homage to “Mean Girls”.  Watch the trailer while eagerly awaiting the video here:

 

Meet the 6 women who are pushing to change the future of fashion. These women are tired of all the talking about inclusion and are taking action to create an industry that is more inclusive of body, race, and gender diversity.

Women pushing fashion for Friday.

 

After nearly 80 years, Glamour Magazine is ending its monthly print magazine editions to focus on digital content. The January 2019 issue will be the last printed issue and is on newsstands now featuring Amber Heard. This follows with parent company Condé Nast ending the print editions of Teen Vogue and Self.

Glamour magazine last issue for Friday.

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Friday, November 16th 2018 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: November 16th, 2018

Happy Friday! Today marks one week before the biggest shopping day of the year and I hope you’re making your list and checking it twice! I hope that this Friday Faves post will take your mind off of the upcoming holiday stress if only for a few minutes! The following are my favorite style & pop culture images, articles, and moments from this week. Enjoy!

 

Beth scored these amazing tassel, platform loafers from Crossroads to add to her closet. Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
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Hannah expertly styles shades of brown for the season!

 

Emma Thompson wore sneakers to her Damehood ceremony and I bow down to her! Thompson has been raging a public war against heels since she famously threw her Louboutins on stage at the 2014 Golden Globes and I for one, salute her!

 

The E! People’s Choice Awards’ red carpet was on fire! See all the photos here!

 

She may not be joining her former band mates on tour next year, but Victoria Beckham is still living her best life. She won inaugural the E! People’s Choice Award’s Fashion Icon Award and much to everyone’s delight, threw in a Spice Girls reference during her inspiring speech.

 

The 2nd Annual Revolve awards were held in Vegas this week and honorees included Kendall Jenner for “Icon of the Year” and Emily Ratajkowski for “Woman of the Year.” See all the hottest looks here.

 

The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show won’t be televised until December 2nd, but you can drool over every single runway look here.

 

It’s that time of year for Oprah’s Favorite Things! See the list of all 102 items and be prepared to start shopping!

 

A teaser trailer for “Toy Story 4” has been released and I am in full nostalgia mode!

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November 9th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Friday Favorites: November 9th, 2018

Happy Friday! We’ve successfully made it through another week and are inching closer and closer to the freedom of the weekend! The following are my favorite style images, articles, and moments from this week. Enjoy!

Brittany found a fierce statement bag at her local Crossroads to compliment her look. Remember to share your favorite #CrossroadsFinds on Instagram!
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Jessie wins for my favorite Instagram #OOTD this week in her perfectly autumnal look, right down to her super trendy snakeskin print boots.

 

Eva Chen just released a new children’s book – “Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes” – and this #bossbabe is killing the book tour style game! Be sure to follow Eva to see all her stunning looks – and also because she is one of the most influential people in fashion.

 

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund was created to help up and coming American fashion designers succeed in the industry with an award of $400,000 to support their dreams. See all the show stopping red carpet looks from the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards held November 5th!

 

Guys. This is not a drill. The Spice Girls are reuniting. The. Spice. Girls. This is a 90’s girl dream come true and even though Victoria Beckham won’t be joining them, I am 100% in! Now if only they would add tour dates to the US!

 

Piggybacking on the Spice Girls announcement brings me to my favorite celebrity throwback from Adele. I think she embodies everyone’s feelings for this Spice Girls reunion!

 

Create & Cultivate is an online platform and conference for women creatives and entrepreneurs to support one another and help one another learn and succeed. They held an “Everyone Welcome” pop up in Los Angeles this past weekend with so many inspiring women including key note speaker Rashida Jones to panelists like Nicole Richie and Hannah Lux Davis. Check out the best moments here.

 

I’ve just come across the lovely Pandora Sykes and not only instantly fell in love with her style, but also her writing. Since becoming a mother myself, I’ve struggled with my identity via my style. It’s not always conducive to a stay at home mom’s lifestyle to wear the latest trends; my number one priority is being comfortable so that it’s easier for me to focus on my son. I love Pandora’s take on what comfortable can mean for people at different points in their life, specifically what dressing like a mom actually means. Read her insightful thoughts here.

 

Veteran fashion blogger Aimee Song has released a second book, “World of Style”. It is a stunning coffee table book that focuses on Aimee’s travels includes her favorite places eat, shop, and activity recommendations in each location.

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