Blog: Crossroads Style

December 13th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth Luxury Fashion from Head to Toe

Every once in a while, I’ll look down and realize, I got it at Crossroads – almost head to toe!  This was one of those days.  I grabbed my Everlane, striped tee – which is extra thick & just feels QUALITY, ya know?  And then these jeans are Frame, which I always look for at Crossroads; a luxury denim that just NAILS the fit & feels like pajamas.  My flats are J.Crew and give me an effortless pop of color when I need it.  And on top, we have my Zara cat-eye sunnies giving me life.

Mary Elizabeth wearing head to toe Crossroads in a field.
Close up of Mary Elizabeth wearing head to toe Crossroads in a field.

And just like that, without even trying, it’s Crossroads head to toe.  Do you ever look down and realize, omg, I’m head to toe luxury FASHUN on a budget!?

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December 11th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 8 Comfy-Chic Outfits to Inspire Your Travel Style

It’s the busiest travel season of the year and the last thing we need to worry about is what we will be wearing when we fly or drive for hours upon hours. Comfort is key, but comfort doesn’t always have to mean sloppy sweats or old pajamas. Put just a little bit of effort in your travel wear and focus on those “in-between” pieces of clothing; clothing that can be comfortable and chic.

Pair a matching elevated sweater set with a trendy and equally as cozy teddy coat for a polished look that will keep you comfortable on a long flight or car ride.
pairing monochromatic pieces for cozy and chic look.

Upgrade your weekend athleisure from leggings and a sweatshirt to modern sweat suit with subtle details and figure-flattering silhouettes.
woman wearing athleisure jumpsuit.

An oversized knit, relaxed trousers, sneakers, and a classic denim jacket: Allana has the perfect winter travel outfit formula perfected.
Blogger wearing oversized sweater and denim jacket.

No time to change after your plane ride? A pair of relaxed jeans, a sweater, and slip-ons make for an effortless and put together look.
Blogger wearing relaxed jeans and knit sweater.

A hands free belt bag will be your best friend during travel, especially for getting through the airport!
Blogger wearing a handsfree belt bag and brown pieces.

Layers are key when going from a cold to mild weather locale, or vice versa!
Blogger showing how to layer pieces for colder weather.

For a chic travel look with an edge, try a sweater dress or skirt set.
Blogger wearing a sweater over a dress for chic look.

If all else fails, throw on your comfiest sweats or leggings and your heaviest coat. Don’t forget the most important travel accessory of all: coffee!
Blogger wearing overcoat with sweats.

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December 6th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile How to Style Converse Sneakers With a Dress

There’s nothing that makes a bit more formal look work for day and, quite literally running around town, like sneakers.  Converse are a classic that just keep on giving.  White high-top chucks are a low-cost investment; I highly encourage everyone to jump on.  They are perfect with basically everything – in the summer with cut-offs (I refuse to use “jorts” – I mean, what is that!?), with cropped pants, and of course, with a fun dress.

I’m a Converse-for-life kind of girl.  Are you into the sneakers and a dress look?  What’s your go-to sneaker?

Mary in Converse sitting on stairs.Mary in dress and Converse walking down the street.

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December 5th, 2018 by Mary Elizabeth Mary’s Favorite “Basique” Pieces for the Season

In the end, what’s cooler than jeans and a white tee?  Somehow, I always end up craving a super, simple look made a little more feminine or detailed.  This See by Chloe embellished tee shirt checked that box for me.  It’s comfy.  Check.  It’s got sleeve power.  Double Check.  And for me, that makes it just about perfect.

What’s the basique (it’s like “basic” but fashion) item you’re loving?

Mary Elizabeth in basique outfit with leg on rail.Mary Elizabeth in basique outfit on rail.

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October 23rd, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 5 Style Vloggers You Should Be Following

The blogging industry has evolved so much since the beginning days of posting outfit photos on WordPress or Blogger. Bloggers have established brands, created extended business lines and products, and created a platform for fashion lovers to have access to unlimited content.

The newest avenue that style and fashion bloggers are taking over is YouTube! Style vloggers are quickly gaining traction and we are seeing more and more of our favorite traditional bloggers creating video content using YouTube or Instagram. I have noticed myself focusing more on video content from my favorite style bloggers. I love being able to “go shopping” with someone whose style I admire, see the clothing and products in a more three dimensional way with movement and detail, and getting to know these girls on a more personal level.

Check out 5 of my favorite style bloggers that you should be following!


Beth Jones, B. Jones Style

How could I have a list of my favorite style vloggers without including our very own Crossroads Style Council member, Beth! Beth is one of the very first bloggers that I fell in love with and have followed since. She’s transformed her brand from a style blog to fashion and lifestyle vlog and films thrift challenges, weekly outfit videos, and style tips.

Check out Beth’s latest thrifting and vintage shopping video:


Kia Marie, TheNotoriousKIA

Kia is one of my newest finds, and I don’t know how I didn’t discover her sooner! She describes her style as “a blend of the grittiness of New York City and the carefreeness of southern California”. She posts impressive thrift hauls, video lookbooks, and “how to style” tutorials.

Check out her latest video of how to thrift Zara inspired fall trends:


Chriselle Lim, Chriselle Lim

Chriselle excels as a working mother in the fashion industry and has built a blogging and vlogging career based on her travels, beauty tips, fashion, and motherhood. Check out Chriselle showcasing her brand new fashion line from Nordstrom:



Amy Serrano, Amy Serrano

Amy’s channel is my go-to for keeping up with the latest trends in fashion and beauty. Her attainable style and beauty tips will make you feel like you’re chatting with your best friend.

Check out her video on how to wear the plaid trend for fall:


Jamie-Lee, Mademoiselle

Minimalistic and chic, Jamie-Lee creates curated videos showcasing clothing hauls, seasonal lookbooks, brand reviews and her lifestyle travels.

Check out her minimalistic 15 item work capsule wardrobe video:



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