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My Favorite Store – Crossroads Trading Co.!

La Lu Lame dress from Crossroads Trading Co.

Lu Lu Lame dress from Crossroads Trading Co.

For over 5 years now I’ve been keeping a secret that I am finally going to reveal to my readers – my favorite place to shop!  Maybe it’s not a secret to most if you check my other social sites, but to be sure that we’re all on the same page my absolute #1 shopping destination is Crossroads Trading Co.!

Crossroads Trading Co. is a store where you can buy, sell, or trade clothes!  I discovered this store in Evanston, IL when I started a new job and I must say ever since then I was hooked!  I would come in once a week shopping for anything colorful and eye-catching, while also selling things I felt someone else could make better use of.  The store employees knew my name, and I just loved all the great items I found, especially dresses! I was excited to see that they expanded to Wicker Park and Lincoln Park, which allowed me to see different neighborhood styles.

Fast forward to 2010 and I decided to pack up and move to sunny LA.  One of the first things I did while preparing for my move is seeing if Crossroads was in LA and I was in luck!  With 3 locations in the area, I always gravitate to the Santa Monica location.  Housed near the 3rd St. Promenade, it’s the perfect location mixed in with other fun stores to pop into.

When I enter a Crossroads, the first thing I do is look around at the featured items hanging in the store and then I make a beeline to the dresses section.  Over half of the dresses I own are from Crossroads and I’ve posted most of them on Pinterest.

The best thing about Crossroads to me is I feel like I’m giving back by selling clothes and then doing a trade so I can get credit to buy new things.  It feels like an equal exchange where I don’t feel guilty for shopping!  If you haven’t checked one out yet, don’t waste time, you never know what you may find!

Night of Beauty at The Viceroy

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On Tuesday, June 26th I had the pleasure of attending Night of Beauty II for an evening of pampering, beauty treatments, and shopping!  Executed by Spaphile and Three Day Rule, this second installment of the event was held at The Viceroy in Santa Monica.  The stage was set with part of the event taking place on the lovely outdoor patio and the rest inside.  The event started at 6:30pm and the line was already filled up with anxious, fashion forward ladies ready to get their hair braided, nails done, or a mini makeover! A portion of the proceeds benefitted I Am That Girl, a non-profit that inspires and create communities for women.

Night of Beauty Swag Bag Contents, Oh Boy!

Special thanks to Sole Society for the cute sandals, Nicolita Swimwear for the bikini and Burke Williams Spa for the massage!

Clearogen Acne Treatment

Many thanks to all the vendors who offered goodies for the swag bag, can’t wait to try them all!

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