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Aquarius Cocktail

We have told you guys time and time again about our love for simple, minimalist black and white pieces and today I’m bringing you the ultimate chic black top.  Aquarius Cocktail, created by Lissa Zwahlen Theony, brings you the perfect staple pieces, crafted with beautiful silhouettes, that you’ll want to live in. Lissa was the brains behind the creation of Roxy which launched the perfect surf style for women. Now she has decided to go in a different direction, creating the perfect feminine pieces in minimal form.

As stated in the about section of their website, her new venture’s  “concept has been created to layer into any existing wardrobe adding an easy sophistication to daily dressing.” AND NOW details about our GIVEAWAY!  (more…)

She Wears a White ASOS Dress

I love you summer, I really really do. However when it is peak summertime in RVA, the stifling temperatures can make getting dressed a little daunting/sweaty. There is nothing I like more than an effortless t-shirt dress when it is super hot out. I especially love this one from ASOS because of the tie detailing on the shoulders! What did you guys do (and wear) this weekend? I hope everyone stayed cool! Check out pieces from the outfit I’m wearing below:


T-shirt Dress: ASOS / Studded Black Heels: sold out (similar Steve Madden’s here) / Black GG Camera Shoulder Bag: Gucci / Sunglasses: Quay Cafe Racer (my new faves + such a good price point!) Photos: Kaytee Lauren, Photographer + Owner of Badass Booth


Poolside Favorites under $60 with Forever 21 & Quay Australia

Whether it’s an impromptu vacation or an invite to a poolside BBQ, styling your poolside outfit can get pricey if you aren’t careful. We got together and picked out our favorite swimsuits from forever 21 + sunnies from Quay that are under 60 dollars. The best part? They will make a big impact on the style effect of your outfit and you won’t break the bank! What’s your favorite piece this season for hanging out by the water?


Cold Shoulder Little Black “Dress”

On any given day, I am likely to experience the short-torso struggle at least once.  From barely being able to see over the steering wheel in my husbands car, to the serious struggle of finding a one-piece that fits, the struggle is real for Reb over here. When I picked out this
“top” in my first Le Tote, I had planned on pairing it with a nice pair of flare jeans, but to my surprise (well, kind of surprise) upon trying it on, it was clearly long enough on me to be a dress.  Sure, its a taaaaad short, but who doesn’t like rocking a baby doll dress every now and again?  (more…)

One Teaspoon Frankie’s + My Favorite Jean Shorts for Summer

one teaspoon frankie jean shorts summer

I, cathclaire, am very proud to present you with my favorite pair of jean shorts for summer and what my husband likes to calls “droopy drawers.” (I should probably be embarrassed to write this on The Crystal Press….?) Needless to say, he isn’t the biggest fan of these One Teaspoon Drop Crotch Frankie shorts, but despite the borderline weird name –  I cannot help wearing them all the time. It’s like they are my soul mate in jean shorts from that make me feel like a BA.*  I love the cut on the sides of each leg, the exaggerated frayed hem, and – if I am being perfectly honest – the drop crotch makes them the most comfortable jean shorts I own.

While I would like to think that I am the only person in the universe who loves these shorts, sadly, they are sold out. (and they went QUICK!) That being said, I have spent some time rounding up some shorts (that are some of my favorites) for you guys that are similar if you want to try out the distressed Bermuda short look this summer!

PS – I found a One Teaspoon white version on Nordstroms rack for uber cheap. Check em out here.

**** badass

I added several styles of stilettos that I think balance out the long shorts perfectly for you guys into the roundup above! Think embellishments + girly details to juxtapose the droopy drawers thing. (more…)

Black + White for Summer

Here we go again, wearing black + white pieces in the middle of the summer! While we have been experimenting with patterns and prints this summer, we also like to stay true to our roots.  We’ve said it again and again, but we just can’t help gravitating toward neutral tones, denim and simplicity. Shop a few of our favorite pieces here >>   (more…)

Emma + Chloe

It is no secret that I have a serious affinity for all things French! From skincare products, to high fashion labels I really don’t discriminate.  I also have a thing for Subscription boxes as we saw in my last Box of Style post. On top of all of that, I love jewelry. I mean, really, who doesn’t?  However, my taste tends to be simple, yet elegant.  I haven’t ever really been able to pull of costume jewelry or major statement necklaces and I think that’s why I was so very pleased when this Emma & Chloe box landed on my doorstep and I saw what was inside! (more…)

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore

Whether you are craving a last minute getaway or a family vacation, grab your favorite bathing suit and head to Four Seasons Baltimore! With an infinity pool, waterfront views, and an award-winning spa – you will quickly sink into relaxation mode. I know once the poolside bartender handed me my pina colada, I sure did!


Helena Quinn Floral Robe

Every quarter I get The Zoe Report Box of Style and like to incorporate it into my OOTDs, as you may have noticed if you are a long time TCP supporter. This past spring I fell behind and only ended up showcasing the earrings, but alas, what can ya do?  that being said, I have got to say that this summer box is my favorite to date! I loved last summer’s with the Michael Stars caftan, but this one really takes the cake! This Helena Quinn robe + Raen sunnies are just too fabulous for words – so I’ll let the outfit do the talking! I am in no way sponsored by The Zoe Report (although I would welcome that, of course); I just seriously think this product is one of the best subscription boxes out there! At only $100 it contains $400 worth of stuff and this one was seriously fantastic.   (more…)

Spotlight on: Mesh + Mirrored Lenses

We are big fans of layering in every season, to give looks added dimension.  While sweaters and the like aren’t very practical during the summer, we’ve found that you can pull of mesh and still be appropriately dressed for the weather.  Maybe not 100 degrees, but you know what we mean!  When we went to choose our picks for an Urban Outfitters shoot a little while ago, we unknowingly both picked out the same mesh top to layer under our different dresses.   On top of that, we both picked to wear extremely similar pairs of mirrored sunnies! I guess you could say that we tend to think alike in these scenarios, and we’ve been known to show up to events, dinners and happy hours dressed extremely similarly – but with our own Reb + Cathclaire twists. So, on that note, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite mesh pieces and mirrored sunnies for a little installment of Friday Favorites.  (more…)

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