Blog: Crossroads Style

December 5th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 7 Blogger-Curated Holiday Gift Guides

I’ll admit it: I am terrible at coming up with gifts for the holidays. Once in a while, I’ll surprise myself and come upon the perfect gift on my own, but my family will be the first to let you know that I’m that person that has to ask what you want (over and over).

So what do you do when you want a surprise and you’re out of gift ideas? You turn to your favorite bloggers! They’ve definitely saved me quite a few times during the holiday season. If you always need a little extra help picking out the perfect gift, check out some of my favorite blogger-curated holiday gift guides for this season!

 

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Grasie, Style Me Grasie
Grasie’s gift guides are my favorite this year! She has created five so far, including ones for the fitness buff and the home entertainer. By highlighting her favorite gifts  and including options under $50, Grasie’s guides will save you this holiday season! Check out all of Grasie’s gift guides here!

 


Jo, A Cup of Jo   
Jo has created gift guides to cover all your gift-giving needs! From your parents and siblings to your BFF and kids, Jo has affordable, creative gift ideas for everyone. Check out her gift guides here!

 


Samantha, Could I Have That?
Do you know someone who is always traveling, whether for work or for play? Samantha put together a brilliant gift guide for your jetsetter friend! Check out her guide here!

 


Kristen for Who What Wear
Who What Wear is pretty much my style bible, and I wasn’t disappointed with Kristen’s gift guide for the stylish person in your life! Find her gift ideas (for every budget!) here!

 


Aimee, Song of Style
A new year means renewed focus on getting healthy—at least for a few months. For those you know will stick it out, check out Aimee’s gift guide for your health- and fitness-obsessed friends!

 


Danielle, We Wore What
If your BFF is a fashion lover, chances are that she will love a gift featured on Danielle’s gift guide! See her gift guide here!

 


Emily, Cupcakes and Cashmere
If you’re on a budget—and let’s be honest, we all are, especially during the holiday season—Emily has a great $25 and under gift guide. Emily will be posting gift guides twice a week all month. You can view all her current guides here.

 

November 28th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Round Up: 7 Stylish Rainy Day Outfits

Whether it rains often where you live or once in a blue moon, it’s always a good idea to be prepared with some practical (and cute!) rainy day outfits. Rainy day outfits don’t have to be limited to rain boots and puffer jackets; it’s possible to dress appropriately for the wet weather while still staying stylish. Think trench coats, ankle boots, cute hats, and layers to keep warm and dry!

Below are some of my favorite outfit inspirations for rainy day weather!

 


Try an updated classic.
A classic raincoat looks modern and trendy when worn in rich, deep colors.

 


Top it off with a hat.

Keep dry and warm by topping off your outfit with your favorite winter hat.

 


Don’t forget the color!
Just because the sky is gray doesn’t mean your outfit has to be drab!

 

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Chunky knits never fail.
You can never go wrong with a chunky knit to keep you warm and cozy on a wet day.

 


Don’t be afraid of white.
You don’t have to stay away from white just because it’s drizzling. Cover up with a classic trench to stay dry!

 


Keep it simple.
It’s easy to be prepared for a rainy day when you have a cute jacket to throw over any simple outfit.

 

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Don’t be afraid of rain boots.
Dress like you would any normal day—just add some rain boots! There are more options than ever. Tall or ankle, rain boots help make any outfit practical for the rain.

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September 21st, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 5 Next-Gen Fashion “It Girls” to Watch

Nepotism runs rampant in Hollywood; sometimes, it’s all about who you know. But it seems like more and more, we’re seeing next-gen celebrity children make their own claim to fame. Take a look at five next generation celebrity children who are becoming fashion it girls.

 

Kaia Gerber

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At just 16 years old, Kaia Gerber (daughter and lookalike of supermodel Cindy Crawford) has already modeled for Versace and been featured on the cover of Vogue. This year, she walked the runway for Marc Jacobs, Burberry, and Alexander Wang during Spring 2018 Fashion Week.

 

Sistine Stallone

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Sylvester Stallone’s 19-year-old daughter is signed with IMG Models and was awarded Miss Golden Globes in 2017 (along with her two sisters). Sistine has already walked for Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana and shot an editorial for Harper’s Bazaar.

 

Sofia Richie

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Lionel Richie’s daughter (whom you may also know as Nicole Richie’s sister), has been in the public eye for quite some time, but 2017 has her stepping into the limelight with her own work. With 2.7 million Instagram followers, a budding modeling portfolio, and growing influence as a street style star, we will be happy to see more from the youngest Richie.

 

Paris Jackson

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Daughter of the late Michael Jackson, Paris has dabbled in acting since 2011 and recently signed a modeling contract with IMG Models. She often uses her family name for good, speaking out and bringing awareness to those in need who don’t have her platform.

 

Lily-Rose Depp

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Daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose has successfully launched her own career in acting and modeling. She has several feature films behind her and has worked with the likes of Chanel and Vogue.

 

Who are your favorite next-gen fashion it girls?

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September 7th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 10 Celebrities That Are Going Makeup Free

#NoMakeupMonday has been a popular movement on Instagram, with even our favorite celebrities baring all and posting makeup-free selfies. For women who have the media telling them what is beautiful, there is something so empowering about showing oneself as is, no makeup and no filters. Are we finally moving towards individual beauty being the standard, instead of having someone tell us what is desirable? We can hope so! Until then, makeup-free selfies are a step in helping women everywhere become more confident with their bare-faced selves.

Take a look at some of our favorite celebs taking part in makeup-free selfies!

 

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Alicia Keys
Alicia has actually vowed to stop wearing makeup altogether, whether at home, on a red carpet, or for a photoshoot. In making a statement about the industry’s beauty standards, she has inspired so many young women to embrace their natural beauty as well.

 

Britney Spears

Britney Spears
Britney has always been that down-to-earth, sweet Southern girl since she took over pop music when she was 17, and to this day, she’s not afraid to bare her natural self to her fans.

 

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato
Demi is not shy about being confident—in fact it is the focus of most of her music! Demi often goes makeup-free and has said that she practices daily affirmations to keep herself grounded and confident.

 

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
Selena knows that she has a huge influence on a lot of young women, and she isn’t afraid to go makeup-free. She lets her fans know that beauty is what is on the inside and that everyone is perfect as they are.

 

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore
Drew is America’s favorite free spirit, and although she founded her own cosmetics line, she knows the value of natural beauty as well.

 

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson is such an inspiration for health, fitness, and natural beauty. She has always had that natural glow about her and I love that she embraces it.

 

Chrissy Tiegen

Chrissy Teigen
No filter necessary, on photos or opinions. Chrissy is outspoken and has openly shared her thoughts on her insecurities while still making her confidence in herself clear.

 

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot
Gal isn’t afraid to get real and honest. She’s spoken about the hardships of being a new mom while being so busy—yet she still looks as gorgeous as ever in her makeup-free selfie.

 

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez
She has always said that she’s still just “Jenny from the block.” She proves her realness time and time again on her Instagram, with behind-the-scenes peeks into her personal life, from full glam to stripped down.

 

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Adele
Though she’s known for that perfect winged eyeliner, Adele radiates beauty both with makeup and without.

 

Of course, makeup can be fun and empowering and artistic too! But it should be something that makes you happy. Whether you love makeup or not, what’s most important is feeling comfortable and YOU. We love seeing celebrities show us another side of themselves as part of an effort to embrace and empower women everywhere.

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June 6th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Summer Vacation Style Inspiration

Summer is here, and we’re in peak vacation mode! Vacation style is more carefree and relaxed than your typical everyday style. But whether it’s a vacation abroad or a weekend road trip, packing for a vacation can be overwhelming. There’s no reason to have to start your vacation with stress, so I’m sharing some of my favorite vacation-worthy styles from bloggers below.

Check these items off your packing list, and make the most of your vacation this season!

 

GrasieMercedes
Grasie Mercedes, Grasie Mercedes
Grasie’s casual and flirty look is perfect for any summer getaway.

 

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Dylana Suarez, Dylana Suarez
Dylana’s tropical look will have you planning the perfect beach vacation this summer.

 

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Natalie Suarez, Natalie Off Duty
Natalie’s retro summer look is having me dreaming of a desert getaway. Palm Springs, anyone?

 

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Hanna Stefansson, Hanna Elle
Easy, breezy, and effortless: all qualifiers for perfect summer vacation style.

 

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Lucy Williams, Fashion Me Now
You’ll look like anything but a tourist when taking inspiration from Lucy’s simple, easy style.

 

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Brittany Xavior, Thrifts and Threads
Brittany has summer written all over her in her tropical print set!

 

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Sara Escudero, Collage Vintage
An easy print dress should always be an item on your vacation packing list.

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