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Thursday To-Dos

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The moon must be doing something weird because lately I feel like I can barely keep up with my to-do list. You know those times when you write your to-dos down, but on different lists and then you less than ideally misplace them? That’s me rn.

Between fashion week prep, general life stuff, and a quick stint in Vegas today (all things I am very excited about), life has been quite the whirl wind over the past (barely there) week. However, in my overwhelming to-do list fog, I have managed to find another pair of Alexander Wang booties (!!).


Girl Talk

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There are quite a few things (aka one million) that need to be done in preparation before Fashion Week. So far, I’ve talked about one of my favorite fall trends that will make the trip with us, but there are SO many more factors that go into these bi-annual trips.  We are currently in the midst of planning for shows, parties, brand events, etc but to be honest, one of my most favorite things about the trip is the hotel sleepovers with Cath. In the morning and every night before bed we get to talk about the day, about our goals, about various other TCP goings on and also just have plain old girl talk. (more…)

Project ACL

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Is there any better feeling than watching one of your childhood friends kick ass in the universe? I think not. One of my gal pals, Liz Letchford, is the definition of a girl boss and the kind of person that The Crystal Press was created to draw well-deserved attention to. Liz is a jack of all trades – a singer, a personal trainer, an actress, a lulu lemon model (yes, you read that right), a teacher, a coach, a PHD student, and the creator of Project ACL.


Don’t Miss This Trend: Bodysuits


We have been on a serious bodysuit kick >> here / here / here so far…. and we have rounded up our favorite pieces from one of summer’s hottest trends. The best part about it? They can perfectly transition into your fall wardrobe with a pair of jeans and booties.

body suit 2bodysuits2FILA 5In this post: ASOS // Nasty Gal // Missguided // FILA    >> all under $100!

My Fall Uniform

Cropped Jeans 3Well, it was another 100 degree weekend here in Richmond, and you would never know that summer is coming to an end, but alas, it is. As much as I hate the idea of the pool closing after labor day and summer tan fading away as winter approaches, there are plenty of things to look forward to in the Fall months.  Most importantly, of course, is New York Fashion Week. We are already starting to get our affairs in order for our bi-annual trek up north, which also means getting our closets in order and picking out our favorite pieces for the season.


Blush Tones + The Clean Program

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Blush tones are usually something I balk at, but I have been seeing them all over the blogosphere – and what can I say, I am persuaded. Ok thats a lie, the real reason I am into blush tones is because of the Glossier packaging. Let’s face it, a girl can find inspiration anywhere these days. Speaking of Glossier, how big of a girl boss is Emily Weiss? I recently read that she did the 21 Day Clean Program cleanse prior to her wedding day and well, since I’m engaged, I figured I had to give it a whirl as well.


Celestial Vibes

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I have to admit that when it comes to vibes from the universe, meditating, manifesting (etc etc), Catherine is undoubtedly the pro in this duo.  However, over these last two years, working so closely with her in this blog endeavor as well as other major milestones in our lives, I am starting to understand more and more where she comes from, even though her knowledge is much more extensive.  Repeating mantras and visualizing the future of The Crystal Press are now daily aspects of my life and this probably surprises me more than anyone else and I actually really, really like it.  I’m in the habit of checking my horoscope at least a few times a week and am always surprised at the accuracy when reading about my Capricorn predictions.

On a similar we note: unknowingly, we have both been on quite the celestial kick when it comes to picking new pieces to feature on TCP. We both picked out these (under $50!) numbers from ASOS without the other knowing. I guess you could say we are on the same frequency. *insert crazy smiley emoji here*  If you’re feeling the celestial vibes, check out some of these other moon + stars themed pieces and jump on the bandwagon! We’re glad to have you.

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Monday Dreams

“What you imagine, you create”
-Buddha Nasty Gal White 7

With the Olympics omnipresent on tv these days, it reminds me that there are some things in life that I have gotten past the point of achieving. Not that I am ANY sort of athlete – the closest I can claim is a ballerina – but it just brings those thoughts to the forefront of the mind. I will never compete in the Olympic games. Similarly, I will never be a stand out high school or college athlete as I’m in my late twenties and I will probably never become a pop singing sensation or a contestant on a reality show. (more of a self preference for that last one.)


Queen of All Colors

“I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colours was black.” 

— Pierre-Auguste Renoirbody suit 5


Raise your hand if “does this come in black?” is your most asked question when shopping. While everyone’s hand but Anna Wintour’s is probably raised, this color is the queen of all colors. “It looks better in black” is my fashion mantra and this bodysuit from Nasty Gal is no exception. #Nastygalsdoitbetter

Sidenote: Does any one else feel uncomfortable when using Nasty Gal’s hashtag? Asking for a friend. 


Wish List : Bedding

There are two reasons that we have bedding on the mind today. First and honestly the real reason, is that we are just having one of those days where we would love to go back home and curl up in bed with a good book or movie. It has already been an exciting and busy week, and we could use a little rest. Second, I currently have a comforter on our new bed in our new home sans duvet cover and I have been scowering the ‘nets in order to pick out juuuust the right one. Today might be the day that I pull the trigger! We’ll seee……. Does your bedding need an upgrade?

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