The Crystal Press | Richmond Style Blogger

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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16 Pieces for Fall from Need Supply and ASOS

Alas, friends, fall is right around the corner! If you’re like us, you are looking in your closet thinking, do I really have to get out my cold weather clothes now? Luckily its notttttt quite time for that! However, it is the perfect time for shift dresses + tunics and some fun, funky tops. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites for you because let’s be serious, we are all going to do some shopping for the new season.  We’ve got an array of styles and prices for you from two of our favorite retailers: Need Supply Co and ASOS!


 

as always, happy shopping!

photos: Kaytee Lauren

A Weekend on Shelter Island

Every time John and I go on vacation, I bring our TCP Nikon, pack outfits and fully intend on shooting multiple looks, locations and scenery. However, I always end up forgetting or choosing not to do that and instead fully enjoy vacation. Because, really that is what vacation is all about. That being said, I did want to document our amazing trip to Shelter Island, NY so I took a boat load (hehe) of photos on ze trusty iPhone.   (more…)

The Perfect Fall Transition Piece: RAILS

Well guys, I say this every year but how the heck is it already the end of summer! Where did the time go?  Between an absolutely crazy spring of weddings on weddings then kicking off summer with my sister’s wedding, I thought once that was all over it was going to be the one summer to go by slowly, savoring each moment.  Boyyyy was I wrong.  What did I even do all summer? Sure, there were Busch Gardens trips and plenty of pool days but seriously, what happened! Now it is almost fall, John went back to school today and I have a laundry list of things to do around the house, for ze blog and of course preparing for NYFW.  Sheeesh, not enough hours in the day, I’m telling you.  (more…)

A Fashion Blogger’s Guide to Solar Eclipse Shopping

How excited are you guys about the solar eclipse?

Call us nerds, but we are very much looking forward to experiencing the solar eclipse in Richmond today! For all of our fellow Richmonders, be ready to catch the big eclipse around 2:40 today and make sure you read the precautions about looking directly at the sky during this time.

As fashion bloggers do, we couldn’t help but share our solar eclipse shopping guide that includes all of our favorite cosmo-inspired pieces out right now! Whenever we think of things happening in space, we get all of the metallic vibes and we have rounded up some great shopping for you today >>

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Lately on The Crystal Press with Reb + Cathclaire

Every so often, it is fun to take a step back and look through the ‘gram and our camera rolls to see whats actually been happening in our lives.  These might include mirror selfies, pictures of the new-new things we have purchased and often times our favorite beauty products from gracious brands!  So, on this *dreary* Friday, here is a look at what we have been up to as of late.

 

We CANNOT stop wearing stripes! Proof on our personal instagrams — @rebeccapiersol + @cathclaire.  I have been living in this perfect striped shirt dress and we have our eyes on some amazing pieces for fall >>

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How to Dress Your Slip Dress Down

I got this satin slip dress with a wedding in mind.

While I ended up going with another option – I had to make use of this slip! I don’t have any occasions for this dress on the books so I wanted to incorporate it into my casual attire by dressing it down. I love to wear this shade of yellow and I am a sucker for a wallet friendly dress at Forever 21, but I was having a hard time styling this dress for an everyday occasion around Richmond. Basically, it took me a beat to figure out how I wanted to dress this slip dress down for a casual summer day.

I usually wear this Girl Power shirt (seen partially in this outfit lol) to work out in or when I am going for the athleisure look, but I really like it with this dress. It is the perfect contrast to this satin slip dress and I also like how you can’t see the entire t-shirts slogan. It’s a little secret between me and the Universe. Oh, and you.

 

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