The Crystal Press | Richmond Style Blogger

Day 1: TULA

tula-1We are just so excited to kick off TCP’s 12 Days of Giveaways with one of our favorite brands: TULA!  Ever since the Exfoliating Treatment Mask and Overnight Skin Rescue Cream came into our lives, our skin has been noticeably clearer, brighter and more radiant thanks to TULA’s probiotic formula.  Dr. Roshini Raj created this skincare line “to help women feel balanced and beautiful” and that certainly resonates with us. Her skincare line is focused on hydrating the skin to keep a youthful look, no matter your age!  (more…)

Ellena Dress


This weekend I was in Birmingham for my sister’s engagement party and after a weekend full of endless celebrations and airports, you could say I am a little tired today.  Well, I’m usually a little tired on Mondays, but who isn’t?  (more…)



We are so excited to launch The Crystal Press’ 12 Days of Giveaways this year in appreciation for all of our readers! Each day for 12 days we are going to be giving away a gift (or sometimes two) to a lucky reader. Make sure to sign up for our email subscription below to be eligible to win!! Also make sure to follow us on FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM / TWITTER to improve your chances of winning!

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Cyber Monday Last Call

nyc-nov-16-2-bakjuen-layeringHey guys, Cath here! I am coming at you with some last minute Cyber Monday sales inspired by this #ootd look I wore in NYC and beyond. Is anyone else having a hard time restraining themselves with all of these deals going on? If you haven’t had time to get anything yet – check out my picks below!

PS I am especially into this Vince leather jacket + this amazing Topshop blouse!

Holiday Shopping Inspiration

tanger-5tanger-4Holiday Shopping is upon us and it can be SO overwhelming and frankly, confusing. Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales now extended into the days before and its all just too much to handle, in our humble opinions.  Now that they’ve come and gone we can really start thinking about our favorite trends for the season!  (more…)

Wonder Cape


Well, friends, it is finally winter here in good old V-A. Frost on the car, temperatures in the 30s and all of the other misery that the windy cold brings along with it. That being said – lets back track justtttt a little. Fall in Virginia is a tricky tricky time; one day it is 70 degrees and you’re wearing cutoffs and the next day you are bundling up in your coziest sweater because it is 45. However, I am constantly forgetting to check the weather before I get dressed in the morning, resulting in tons of grumbling and complaining to myself as I walk to the car to head to work.  (more…)

Happily Grey in Baukjen


Reb and I love shooting at this spot in Richmond.

We have been coming back to this abandoned building in Scotts Addition with cameras in tow, in our TCP best (#ootd) for over a year now. However, when the two of us pulled up here to do our usual TCP thing recently, we were shocked to see what used to be a very white building painted grey. I have to admit we were both intially disappointed in not only this change, but the thought of the change that is impending our reliable shooting location.


Jefferson Hotel

jefferson-21I guess you could say that we have this thing for hotels. If you follow us on any kind of social media (which we hope you are), you definitely know this about us.  One of our favorite parts of Fashion Week is the time that we spend in hotels, getting ready, having pillow talk and especially enjoying our morning coffee.

However, luckily for us, we don’t have to wait to go to New York or Los Angeles to experience hotel luxury.  Richmond is home to the Historic Jefferson Hotel, which is your one-stop-shop for the perfect, incredibly hospitable experience when visiting our hometown. The hotel recently underwent some renovations and we could NOT wait to check them out. Enter: a little TCP Staycation, with plenty of relaxing in the room, girl talk and down time. Enjoy our photo diary + a few little tidbits about the hotel itself. (more…)



Confession: I am lazy. Well, I wouldn’t say lazy. Rather, I would say that I despise working out. Despise. However, I like all of the things that are involved in working out – specifically the clothes.  So I do what any other fashion girl who loves workout clothes would do – seamlessly work them into my every day wardrobe.  These leggings are my most recent favorite fake work out gear and I cannot get enough of them. Do yourself a favor and check out all of the amazing patterns that they come in.  You’ll need more than one pair.

Along the same lines, I have always liked the idea of a 24/7 fitness tracker but I just did not like the way that they looked. Enter: Amazfit to solve all of my problems.  Not only is it’s ceramic core based accessory extremely fashionable but the price point is a serious game changer.  For under $100, you can get any number of styles, black or white, to step up your fitness awareness.  (more…)

A Velvet Crush

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Rebecca and I have both been on board with the crushed velvet trend. She recently scored some blue velvet booties and I recently picked up these grey ones. I love the way these boots compliment the TIJN mirrored sunnies in this ensemble. Not to mention, these Simmi booties give this ASOS black dress just the uniqueness that I was looking for. What velvet pieces are you crushing on this season?


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