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The Crystal Press on The Crystal Coast: Pierless Too

We wrote a little bit about Atlantic Beach in Reb’s Free People Jumpsuit post, but here we will show you a few more photos of the house + beachfront views.  When The Crystal Coast asked us to come along on this weekend adventure they affectionately referred to the house as the sandcastle, and truly, it was.  Thanks to Blue Water, NC, we, along with other bloggers + photogs spent the weekend staying at Pierless Too. The 8 bedroom, 9.5 (yes, 9.5) bathroom house was a total dream and the views from the pool and the top deck were simply stunning!   (more…)

Picking a Veil for Your Wedding with Elle + Adhira

Every woman knows the emphasis that is put on a wedding dress and picking out your wedding veil is no different! Choosing your veil has the ability to complete, transform, or botch your wedding day look. That being said, I am sharing some additional photos of my Cathclaire wedding today to highlight a piece that completed my look: a veil by Elle + Adhira.

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Striped Culottes with Need Supply

Is there anything better than striped culottes from Need Supply Co or a beach trip in October?

The Crystal Press had the pleasure of exploring The Crystal Coast last weekend in North Carolina and I have to say, that area is a true gem on the east coast! Rebecca and I will be sharing a travel blog post about everything we did while we were exploring Beaufort, Morehead City, and Atlantic Beach but for now, I had to share these culottes and this cool Aerosmith tee from Forever 21 with you all!

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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.


 

 

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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…)

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 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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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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