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My Fall Uniform: PJs and Skinnies

This fall I have taken to repeating outfits, like, all the time. If you have seen me in the past few weeks, you will no doubt recognize this pajama top.  I’m taking that whole matching sets / pajamas-can-pass-clothes thing to a whole new level this fall and let me tell you, I’ve been extreeeeemely comfy.  I scored this PJ set during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this summer and have been waiting for the cooler temps to be able to put them in my outfit rotation.  Luckily for me, fall is here and the time has come to rock my new Fall Uniform on repeat.

What are your go-to fall favorites? Let us know in the comments below!


Why You Need A Black Hat for Your Fall Fashion Statement Piece

The ultimate fall fashion statement piece: the black panama hat. Where has this black hat been all my life? For the amount of time it has saved me getting ready (you know, doing my hair and what not), I could just kiss it!  I wear this hat all the time and love the statement it makes with minimal effort. I have rounded up some hats for you guys that are great styles and price points >>

As I sit here writing this + thinking to myself that I need more pieces with this statement effect in my wardrobe………I have an AHA moment and realize that this entire outfit is a statement with minimal effort. These Matisse shoes are super comfy (the heel height is that sweet spot where it’s a party for your toes while providing the tallness this lady needs) and this ASOS White dress makes me feel like one million bucks. Some (my husband…) may say it is similar to a paper bag but I say it’s fit for a queen…to wear 3 days in a row. Yes, I did wear this dress 3 days in a row and I plan to wear it again soon! Take that, Regina George.




Need Supply Co Friends + Family Favorites

We love, love, love having Need Supply in Richmond – we can’t say it enough! The remodeled shop is coming up on its one year anniversary, and they are currently having their Friends + Family sale.  We spent some time there yesterday and had the best time as always! So, naturally, here are some photos of the beautiful store and a few of our favorite pieces you can snag at 20% off right now. (more…)

The Crystal Press Giveaway Alert: A Richmond Experience and Shape Soirée

We hope you guys don’t have plans for the weekend of October 19-21 because The Crystal Press will be attending and speaking about social media tips, personal branding at the Shape Soiree event in Richmond, VA! We are also teaming up with the creators and girl bosses behind Shape Soiree, Graduate Hotels, Need Supply Co, and Vitality Float Spa to giveaway the ultimate Richmond experience for the weekend of Shape Soiree. If coming to Richmond with tickets to the ultimate girl boss event, armed with a one night stay in our brand new Graduate Hotel, a gift card to the internationally known Need Supply Co (their revamp is amazing!) and a relaxing spa treatment on us sounds like a good time to you, READ ON! (more…)

Twinnning at NYFW in Stripes


Everyone is trying to turn heads at NYFW, we all know that.  And while we aren’t all supermodels or can’t all be decked out in head to toe Gucci or Miu Miu, there are definitely other ways to stick out.  We opted for these matching striped sweaters from Zara, and wore them on repeat.  Not to brag or anything *ahem* but we did turn quite a few heads and it was an excellent conversation piece. (more…)

White Blouses for Fall under $50

We got so many compliments on these Forever 21 blouses the other night at the Graduate Hotel rooftop event so naturally, we wanted to share it with you! It’s barely $23, so a SERIOUS deal.  I always tell Catherine that she is sooo good at Forever 21. Y’all know what I mean, right? She always finds the best stuff and I end up wandering around aimlessly and leaving empty handed. Well, not this time because we went shopping together! She picked out this piece almost immediately, and it was an instant hit. (more…)

Reb & John’s Anniversary Shoot with J&D Photo

Every shoot, every outfit post, everything that we do here at TCP starts with just a small bit of inspiration. Whether it is a pair of shoes, a graffiti wall in the fan or a new restaurant, we’ve got to start somewhere.  In this case,  my mom gave me this Alice + Olivia dress that she initially bought to wear for my sister’s wedding.  She ended up going with another amazing piece, and didn’t want this one to go unnoticed so she suggested I do something with it on the blog.   (more…)

How I Chose My Bridesmaids Dress

When Cath told me that we were all going to get to pick out our bridesmaids dresses I was SO excited.  I did this for my bridesmaids at my wedding and it was such fun and gave the photos such dimension.  Catherine gave us one guideline: black and we were free to go from there.  (more…)

Cathclaire’s Sequin Wedding Dress and Wedding Details

We all love drooling over celeb weddings, the wedding dress, and our best friend’s wedding photos. The love between two people and the style choices that a couple decides on for their wedding day are the most intriguing to me when it clearly reflects their personal style. From the wedding dress to the groom’s attire, I love it all! You know, those Pinterest wedding photos that you can’t stop oohing and ahhing over or save fast enough to your “Wedding Inspiration” board – we all do it.

I say all of this to reveal that I am obsessed with seeing people’s style choices for just about any occasion or event, especially weddings. When I see a wedding album, I always wonder to myself if the bride values being fashion forward over timeless, vintage over trendy? While a wedding is an intimate event (coming from that bride that snap-chatted arguably too many times during her wedding day), it is always a beautifully romantic spectacle. I am so excited to share with you guys my wedding photos from my big day to the love of my life, Kevin James. To be honest, I have been drooling over Kaytee Lauren’s work on this special day (and this sequin wedding dress!) and I am determined to believe it’s not just because it is my own wedding day.

I ordered this Jenny Packham sequin gown online and it is the only wedding dress I tried on during my search. This designer is extra special to me because Jenny Packham was the first fashion show that Rebecca and I sat front row at during NYFW a couple of seasons ago. (more…)

What We’re Packing for Fashion Week: Tees + Metallics


We have found it is easiest when packing for NYFW to have a good strategy.  Otherwise it is midnight the day before you leave and you are staring in your closet like ‘where the heck do I even start?’  Each season we try to stick with a theme and expand on it. Sure, we all want to stand out to street style photogs, but that doesn’t mean you have to do anything too over the top! This year, Cath is leaning towards metallics and I am leaning towards graphic tees and straight up, basic black. We look forward to sharing our looks with you during our trip so make sure you stay tuned on insta stories – not only on @thecrystalpress but also on @cathclaire + @rebeccapiersol!


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xx, Reb + Cath