Blog: Crossroads Style

February 8th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Why I Am (Still) Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Yes, they may have oversaturated our media and maybe they’re overrated—but millions of viewers season after season (14 seasons to be exact!) don’t lie: there is something to the Kardashians. And I am not ashamed to admit that I have been one of those people fascinated with them since their first episode aired. The Kardashians are a pop culture phenomenon, but they are also media- and business-savvy people, and I have to admire the control and success that they have had the past decade.

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Kylie gave birth to Stormi on February 1st, and in true Kardashian/Jenner fashion, she announced it on one of the biggest days of the year. In some opinions, she “won” the Superbowl.  No, you don’t NEED to know anything about the newest Kardashian baby, but you can’t deny that Kylie’s secretive pregnancy and subsequent birth announcement have been intriguing at the least. Coming from a family that is known for their reality TV antics and frequent gossip magazine covers, can we at least agree it was refreshing that Kylie kept this intimate part of her life private until she felt ready to share it, in her own way?

Said Kylie: “I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress-free, and healthy way I knew how. There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned.”


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I dare you not to have all the feels while watching Kylie’s home footage compilation announcement video:

Welcome to the world, Stormi!

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January 25th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile The Iconic Fashion of the Spice Girls

As a preteen, I, along with millions of others, was obsessed with the Spice Girls. How could you not be? They embodied female empowerment and fashion confidence and released some of the catchiest pop songs of the ’90s. Spice World is one of my favorite movies of all time (I literally wore out my VHS copy), and this week, we’re celebrating its 20-year anniversary. I can’t be the only one that still manages to quote the movie on a weekly basis, can I?

Let’s take a look back at what the Spice Girls taught us about fashion!

 

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Be fearless and bold.
If there is just one fashion takeaway from Spice World, it is to be fearless and bold with your fashion. Geri (Ginger) and Mel B (Scary) especially wore bright, loud colors and patterns to showcase their spunky attitudes.

 

Don’t be afraid to overdress.
It’s hard to be overdressed when you look comfortable and confident! Fashion should be celebrated, and the girls taught us to wear what we wanted, when we wanted.

 


Dare to hair.
It’s no coincidence that Scary Spice’s space buns have had a major revival on the likes of Miley Cyrus and Millie Bobby Brown. The girls rocked statement hairstyles as loud as their fashion.

 


Athleisure is sexy.
Sporty Spice rocked athleisure before it was a trend and made it badass and sexy at the same time.

 


Always be yourself.
The girls taught us to always dress for ourselves and show off our personalities.

 

And can we all just appreciate how stunning the women still are today??

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January 11th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Fashion Spotlight: Actress and Activist Tracee Ellis Ross

Let’s talk about Tracee Ellis Ross for a minute. Of course, we all know she’s the daughter of the legendary Diana Ross, but Tracee Ellis Ross herself has continued to be a household name for the last two decades. She is an award-winning actress on a critically acclaimed television show, a fashion designer, an outspoken activist for equality, and—in case you haven’t noticed yet—a woman with amazing, bold style.

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She caught my attention last year during her many red carpet walks, stealing the show each and every time. Bold and elegant, colorful and graceful, Tracee Ellis Ross likes to have fun with her fashion and is consistently killing it.

She has an inspiring Instagram feed where she shares her loves of fashion, from everyday looks to red carpet ensembles. Take a look at some of our favorite Tracee Ellis Ross fashion moments that she’s shared with us!

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January 4th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 3 Personal Style Resolutions for 2018

“New year, new me,” right? To be honest, I am not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. Why wait for improvement, and why put further pressure on yourself when life is busy enough? With that said, it’s never a bad time to decide to make small, positive changes in your life!

Have you ever made resolutions pertaining to your personal style? Have you bought clothes just because they are trendy only to end up never wearing them? Or have you purchased something because its on sale or super cheap, just to leave it on the hanger or have it fall apart after a few washes?  What about feeling uncomfortable all day, tugging and pulling on something that doesn’t fit just right?

We’ve all been there. This year, resolve to clean out and create a wardrobe that is wholeheartedly you by following the simple style resolutions below.

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1. Shop Smart & Selectively.
Resolve to only buy pieces that you love. Forget about being trendy and create a wardrobe that you will actually wear. You’ll never have the “I have nothing to wear” problem while staring into a full closet again.

2. Shop Quality vs. Quantity.
Skip fast fashion stores and invest in quality pieces that will last you years. You will end up saving money and building a quality wardrobe you’ll be proud to wear again and again.

3. Ignore Style “Rules”.
You do not have to fit your style into one category. Do you happen to love flowy, floral dresses AND basic minimal black outfits? Don’t choose between bohemian style or minimalist style. Wear what you love, no matter what category it may fit into.

December 14th, 2017 Jennifer Beile 7 Trending Bloggers to Follow

Who What Wear has become my fashion bible. I meticulously follow their blog and social media channels to keep up on the latest fashion news and trends. Since 2015, Who What Wear has honored the most fashion-forward influencers and trendsetters of the past year. This year’s winners were announced earlier this week, and I was pleasantly surprised to see many of my favorite bloggers featured!

Take a look at the style bloggers that received honors in the Who What Wear Street Style Awards. And take a cue—these are bloggers that need to be added to your blogroll ASAP!

Head over to Who What Wear for the full list!

 


Tamu McPherson, All the Pretty Birds – The Risk-Taker
No color is too bright, no pattern is too busy, and no trend is too tricky—Tamu takes risks and experiments with her style. And she pulls it off every single time!

 

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Camille Charrière, Camille Over the Rainbow – Best Accessories
Accessories can make or break your outfit, and no one knows this more than Camille! Her accessory game is on point.

 


Danielle Bernstein, We Wore What – Best NYC Style
A staple in the New York City fashion scene, Danielle is the epitome of cool and chic NYC style.

 


Taye Hansberry, Stuff She Likes – Best Who What Wear Collection Style
Who What Wear gave love to Taye for the way she consistently nailed the styling of their Target line, but Taye is consistent in her style, no matter the brand!

 


Mary Seng, Happily Grey – Best Color Play
Mary has always been one of my favorite fashion bloggers, so I’m not surprised that she was honored by Who Wore What this year for her bold wardrobe color palette.

 


Courtney Trop, Always Judging – Best Original Style
Courtney was recognized for her original style. If you’re ever feeling uninspired, check out Courtney’s blog for some ideas!

 


Jacey Duprie,  Damsel in Dior – Best Ladylike Style
Jacey manages an understated, chic style, often pairing and balancing feminine and masculine pieces.

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