Blog: Crossroads Style

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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November 30th, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Getting to Know Meghan Markle

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In true fairytale fashion, an American “commoner”—Meghan Markle—is engaged to marry a prince—Prince Harry of Wales—after a whirlwind romance. But can we truly call Meghan common? An actress, humanitarian, and Northwestern graduate, Meghan has an impressive resume all her own. Before the tabloids started following Meghan and Prince Harry last summer, I didn’t know who she was. Of course, since the engagement announcement, I, like many others fascinated with the royal family, googled Meghan right away—and immediately developed a girl crush! Get to know Meghan Markle too, starting with these five impressive facts about her.

 

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A Northwestern Graduate
Long before her successful acting career and meeting Prince Harry, Meghan graduated from Northwestern University with a double major in International Studies and Theater.

 


An Accomplished Actress
Meghan has been steadily acting for 15 years, but she got her big break in the TV show Suits, in which she’s played Rachel Zane for the past seven seasons. Although Meghan has been successful in her career, she’s also been able to fly under the tabloid radar, keeping a relatively private life until meeting Prince Harry.

 


A Modern Day Philanthropist
Meghan uses her place in the public eye for good, bringing attention to those that don’t have her platform. Meghan is an advocate for gender and racial equality and is active in the humanitarian world, working with Canada’s World Vision Clean Water campaign.

 


Full of Hidden Talents
Along with acting, Meghan also has quite a few hidden talents! She previously freelanced as a calligrapher, and she is such a huge foodie that she was invited to shared some of her favorite secrets with The Today Show!

 

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A (Former) Blogger
Meghan shared her passion for food, fashion, travel and beauty on her successful blog, The Tig, for three years before shutting it down last summer to focus on her acting and humanitarian work.

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November 2nd, 2017 by Jennifer Beile 6 Reasons The Cast of ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ is Total BFF Goals

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn star in A Bad Moms Christmas, and they are total BFF goals. I’ve been following the press tour for this holiday-themed sequel, and the love and support these three women have for each other is genuine and refreshing. Unlike the recent shade the Sex and the City cast has been throwing around, these three are friends in real life, and it makes me even more excited for the movie!

Here’s why the ladies of A Bad Moms Christmas are total #BFFgoals!

 

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1. They headline one of Hollywood’s few female-led franchises.
If you’re happy there’s finally a smart, R-rated comedy that shows moms in a realistic light, raise your hand. (*raises hand!*)

 

2. They are fearless.
The trio is adorably fearless in Vanity Fair’s “Fear Box”, encouraging each other the whole time to touch a millipede, a chicken, and other mystery items. Watch the video here:

 

3. They got “friendship haircuts.”
Cue the “awws”! Kristen and Mila got matching friendship haircuts and I’m totally not crying.

 

4. They are three stylish mamas!
Every time I’ve seen these ladies on their press tour, I am so impressed with their style and inspired to up my chic-mom factor too!

 

5. They are hilarious off-script.
Some of our favorite actors shine mainly on script, but these ladies have proven they have at least as much personality and humor off-script as they do on! Watch the ladies hilariously review the hottest toys for kids this summer.

 

6. They are open and honest about motherhood.
I love that the ladies have been so open about parenting during this press tour. From sharing on-set breast-pumping stories to discussing why their children are not on social media (or aren’t getting Christmas presents!), these Moms seem to be raising children with good heads on their shoulders.

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October 23rd, 2017 by Jennifer Beile Hollywood’s Most Stylish Mother-Daughter Duos

Is a sense of style nature or nurture? In the case of these celeb mom and daughter pairs, it looks like the style gene has been passed down to the next generation. Take a look at some of the most stylish mother-daughter duos in Hollywood!

 

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Lisa Bonet & Zoe Kravitz
With a bohemian-influenced, rock & roll sense of fashion I desperately envy, this duo tops my list of the most stylish!

 

Reese Witherspoon & Ava Philippe
Ava inherited mom Reese’s stunning looks and her classic style.

 

Cindy Crawford & Kaia Gerber
Kaia is the spitting image of her supermodel mom and is already taking the fashion world by storm.

 

Beyoncé & Blu Ivy
From one icon to another in the making, Beyoncé’s daughter has all the style and sass of Beyoncé herself.

 

Kim Kardashian West & North West
North West definitely already has a better wardrobe than any of us—Kim gets her clothes custom-made from her own!

 

Goldie Hawn & Kate Hudson
Goldie and Kate are two free spirits and one stylish duo!

 

Anna Wintour & Bee Shaffer
Anna taught Bee all she knows about style, and whenever we get a glimpse of these two on the red carpet, it shows!

 

Diana Ross & Tracee Ellis Ross
From stealing clothes from her mom’s closet to designing her own fashion line for JCPenney, Tracee is just as stylish as her iconic mom, Diana.

 

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