Blog: Crossroads Style

October 27th, 2016 by Jennifer Beile 10 Last Minute Pop Culture Halloween Costumes

Running behind on Halloween preparations this year? No worries—we all get busy! This year, consider taking a detour from your usual costumes and have a bit of fun with a pop culture-inspired costume. From iconic movie characters to digital sensations, check out my list of last minute pop culture Halloween costumes that anyone can put together in a matter of a couple of hours—without going over budget!

Sandy from Grease

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A classic, this sexy costume is easy to replicate with clothes already in your closet and a little bit of thrifting know-how.

Wednesday Addams, The Addams Family


I bet you’ve pulled this look off on a normal weekday without even trying! A schoolgirl-ish dress with some knee-high socks and a touch of white powder will give you an instant costume.

Carrie White, Carrie


Slip dresses happen to be trending, making this costume all the easier. Add a tiara and fake blood and you’ll be instantly recognizable as Carrie!

Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City


And now for a completely different Carrie, but one that’s still a classic pop culture icon: a Carrie Bradshaw costume will have you feeling fun and flirty!

Phyllis Nefler, Troop Beverly Hills


This was my favorite movie as a child. If you have access to a vintage Girl Scout uniform, you’ll have the best throwback costume at the party!

Alex Owens, Flashdance

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This will possibly be the most comfortable costume you will ever wear. Throw on an off-the-shoulder sweatshirt, a leotard, and some leg warmers, and you’ll be right at home on the dance floor.

Eleven, Stranger Things

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One of TV’s most mysterious characters is also one of the simplest costumes to put together for Halloween. Grab a pink dress, a blue track jacket and of course, don’t forget the Eggo waffles!

Rosie The Riveter


Representing strong, hardworking women in America, a Rosie the Riveter costume requires just a denim jumpsuit, a bandana, and a fierce attitude!

Snapchat Filters


We’ve moved on from emojis to Snapchat filters, and I think they are both more fun and easier to pull off!

Instagram Photo


Simply using a square cardboard cutout, paint a caption on the bottom (don’t forget all the likes!), and you’re transformed into a live Instagram photo.

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February 9th, 2016 by Melanie Sutrathada Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspiration

You just finished booking your reservations, and you’re almost done shopping for your present. All that’s left is picking your outfit! Whether you’re planning a Parks and Recreation-style Galentine’s Day brunch or a special weekend getaway, dressing the part is always one of the most exciting aspects of Valentine’s Day—right behind eating tons of chocolate, of course!

Here are some of my favorite outfits that will steal your heart: 

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Go minimalist with an all-white ensemble with tons of texture. 

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Make a bold statement and color block with a bold red midi skirt and a neon pink sweater.

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Give a subtle nod to Valentine’s Day with relaxed boyfriend jeans and a pale pink blazer. Flowers are optional, but highly encouraged.

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An oversized red knit sweater and pleated leather skirt are perfect for date night.

Go super romantic with a pretty lace dress and red heels.

A black jumper and structured red coat are perfect for a night on the town at your favorite restaurant. 

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December 31st, 2015 by Melanie Sutrathada 4 Fashion Resolutions to Make in 2016

2016 is right around the corner! With the big ​midnight ​ball drop only a few days away, ​you’re likely thinking about work, relationships and health. There’s no better time to figure out your ​fashion resolutions too! ​

Fashion Resolution

Here are some of ​my​ favorites to take into the new year:

​Make more of an effort to take care of the items you already have in your closet.

Put each piece back where it belongs and properly wash them instead of stuffing them in to the deep dark recesses of your drawers.

​Edit your closet.

Wear those old favorites or let them go. Bring your current, on-trend, name-brand clothing and accessories to your nearest Crossroads Trading Co. or sell by mail (learn more here). Just imagine how much more space you’ll have!



​Identify the missing staples in your closet and resolve to fill those gaps in 2016.

This will ensure that you get more use out of the pieces you already have and will help you define your personal style (#winning).

Buy fewer things of better quality.

​Invest in pieces that you really love and enjoy the fact that you’ll likely keep them well past 2016. ​


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December 30th, 2015 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: New Year’s Eve Style Inspiration

New Year’s Eve is merely days away and whether you and 2015 are going out with a bang or a whimper, embrace the chance to show off your style one last time in 2015. NYE celebrations are often cluttered with a variety of barely there mini’s: shiny, sequined, black or white. Let’s end this year with something a bit more unique and take the inspiration from my round up below to add a twist to the classics.

If there is anytime to shine, it’s on NYE. Stand out even more by wearing your sequins on your sleeve, pants, or with an unexpected maxi skirt.


Go beyond the usual little black dress and wow everyone with a bit more flare to end the year.

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Add some funk to the elegance of white with some fun feather texture or surprising silhouettes.


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December 22nd, 2015 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: Holiday Season Inspiration

Let’s be honest; the holiday season can get stressful. Juggling gift shopping, baking and cooking, and visiting loved ones near and far can take its toll on you. Something you shouldn’t have to stress about? What to wear to each gathering and party.

It’s as important to dress festive as it is dress comfortably, so you can enjoy all your holiday company with pieces you’ll want to wear again. From the casual and comfortable to the elegant and timeless—not withholding sparkles of course—I’ve rounded up a series of makeup and style looks to guide you through the rest of the holiday season.

Holiday Makeup InspirationHoliday SeasonFrom light and natural to playful and romantic, these looks will inspire you for any type of party you will be attending.

Holiday Outfit InspirationHoliday SeasonDoes your party have more of a casual chic or dramatic elegance dress code? We’ve got you covered either way and everywhere in between with this style guide. Get through the rest of this holiday season with flare!

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