Hey everyone–little disclaimer: this will be Cross Stitch’s last post. We’d like to thank everyone that’s been with us throughout this project, who’s supported us, read our material, liked our pages and followed along for the ride. You guys have been amazing and we so so SO appreciate everything. We’re going to be pursing different endeavors and we hope ya’ll understand. Onward and upward as they say!
For this shoot, we went to a hiking spot in the area and it was so picturesque that day! Little did I know it was also supposed to be very warm and pants suddenly seemed like a horrible idea.
I’m not usually a printed pants girl anyhow, but I loved these navy and white combo from H&M. It was the first time I’d worn them and had a little trouble picking out a top to go with! I, of course, fell back on my ol’ faithful (read: black) but it grounds the pants and makes them less crazy. (That’s my excuse and I’m stickin’ to it!)
The half-tucked top was a nod to my stylish co-workers, and is definitely a styling cheat I will be using more often. Paired with a long necklace and simple black flats, this is a great every-day outfit when you want to step outside the box and try something a bit bolder than you’re used to.
We hope we’ve inspired you guys to rummage through your own closets and mix and match different styles and separates. Not every thing needs to be the newest of the new and you can often rework old articles of clothing–it just takes some imagination! Style is a form of expression and you shouldn’t be afraid to express yourself!
Top: Forever 21 // Necklace: H&M // Pants: H&M // Shoes: Steve Madden.
I know I said in my Fall Favorites post that I was combining both my Fall and Winter favorites, but because Spring Equinox is this Friday (March 20th), Michelle and I wanted to close out the season with our Winter favorites before Spring officially begins!
Without further ado, my Winter favorites:
1. Sam Hunt‘s Montevallo album. As soon as I heard “Leave The Night On”, I was hooked! Fun fact: Sam co-wrote Keith Urban‘s hit song “Cop Car” which Sam also recorded for Montevallo! If you like Florida-Georgia Line, I guarantee you’ll like Sam Hunt!
2. My burgundy mini mason jar & succulent by Twine & Dandy. If you haven’t bought a mason jar from Twine & Dandy yet, what are you waiting for?!
3. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia:
(Their Lip Crayons are really nice too!)
4. My white cable knit sweater from Forever 21 & statement necklace from Charming Charlie:
5. My Ella J. “Proud Supporter Of Messy Hair And Sweatpants” sweatshirt! Soooo cozy!
What were some of your favorites this Winter?
Unlike the East Coast, we don’t really get hit hard by Winter here in California. Thus, it’s been about mid-70’s as of late and when you’re over wearing pants (who isn’t), a maxi dress can work! Here are 3 ways Sam styled her basic black maxi dress for Winter:
Because we’ve been so fortunate with our weather, this is the least bundled-up version of the maxi. Which would actually work really well year-round! Layered with a simple flannel, the statement necklace and lace-up boots give the outfit some edge!
Outfit #1 | Maxi Dress: Target // Shirt: Target // Earrings: Forever 21 // Necklace: McCaulou’s // Shoes: Charlotte Russe.
This second combo is GREAT for chilly winter days when you want something fast & easy to wear. Just throw on an over-sized sweater and your favorite scarf and you’re good to go! If it’s not horribly cold, you can get away with flats too 😉
Outfit #2 | Maxi Dress: Target // Sweater: H&M // Scarf: H&M // Earrings: Forever 21 // Shoes: Steve Madden.
This final outfit is pretty much a combination of the first two. The layering of a chambray top, cozy sweater and of course a statement necklace. Any printed or colored button down that contrasts with a neutral sweater is so great because it adds a pop of color. The statement necklace really hones in on the color palette of the look and the booties make it more playful!
Outfit #3 | Maxi Dress: Target // Shirt: McCaulou’s // Sweater: Forever 21 // Earrings: Forever 21 // Necklace: Charming Charlie // Shoes: Target.
We took a little hiatus recently, due to some changes in both Sam’s and my personal life but we’re “Out Of The Woods” now and we’re back!
Happy February everyone! Hope your Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day was lovely!
Since Taylor Swift is practically Sam’s idol, our copy-cat title seemed appropriate. Depending on where you’re located in The States (or anywhere else in the Northern Hemisphere), chances are you’re buried in snow, and we are sending a lot of virtual hot tea and blankets your way. If you’re in California, you’re absolutely loving this early arrival of sunny days! Sam dresses perfectly for this weather by throwing a sweater over a lightweight tee, and is prepped for whatever weather the day holds. Top it off with a super cute felt hat and you’re good to go!
Cardigan: Target // Top: Target // Pants: H&M // Shoes: Delia*s // Hat: Michelle’s 🙂 // Earrings: Berkeley, CA // Necklace: Target // Lipstick: Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Redwood Forest // Nail Polish: Totally In The Dark #408 for Nicole by OPI.
Can’t blame a girl for titling her blog post after an Aerosmith song, can ya? The yellow arrow at our shoot location was just too good of a set up, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity 😉
Let’s talk about pants. I’m starting to think Sam is moving away from the dark side (aka black skinnies; we’re like a cult) and taking a major liking to denim recently! Twice in a row, girl! I will concede, boyfriend blue jeans are something we should all have a pair of for the impending Spring Season.
Sam’s outfit this week is not only street chic, but her choice in dark colors matched the mood of the gloomy sky, and made her highlights stand out much more than normal!
Top: Byer CA // Vest: Ella J. // Jeans: Miss Me // Shoes: Target // Necklace: McCaulou’s // Hat: Michelle’s 🙂 // Lipstick: Maybelline Red Revival 645.
If you didn’t wear plaid, did Fall really even happen?
Welcome to 2015, y’all! Despite always occupying a spot in our closets, plaid was definitely a statement piece in 2014 (i.e.: the flannel craze, sorry not sorry!)
Sam’s cozy, brick red sweater ties in with the hues of navy, gold, forest green and burgundy of her plaid scarf perfectly. Throw some cute riding boots and blue jeans into the mix and you have yourself a comfy yet chic outfit! Red lips never hurt anyone either, as Sam is clearly channeling Taylor Swift as of recent!
Notice there’s not any black in this outfit either? *claps*
Sweater: Ella J. // Top: Target // Scarf: McCaulou’s // Jeans: Miss Me // Shoes: Target.