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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…)

In Praise of Femininity: March to Mother’s Day

Over the course of history, femininity has been confused with weakness, but everyone reading this post knows the unwavering strength that the women in their life possess and we are certainly no exception. We are both so lucky to have such inspiring women in our lives; from our mothers, sisters and best friends to generations before us. It is safe to say that there is no shortage of amazing women surrounding us! The strength that they have shown us is a driving force on this little journey that we call life.  They keep us inspired daily and The Crystal Press would not be what it is today without the love and support of these amazing women. (more…)

Twinning in Tart

As a fashion blogging duo, Rebecca and I don’t take nearly enough advantage of the fact that twinning is trending. This Tart faux fur proves to be the perfect opportunity for us to step up our twinning game and we had a helluva a time using this as an excuse to wear the same thing. Rebecca wore this coat to the Cava preview dinner at Whisk on Monday and she got endless compliments. Anytime either one of us is wearing this coat, not only does it keep us warm but it attracts good vibes like no other!

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Spotlight on: Maven Made

We have said it before, but we will say it again >> Richmond is home to so many amazing local artists, vendors and shops.  One of our favorites in town is Maven Made – an all natural skincare + wellness brand run by Richmond girl boss Bethany.  I have been trying out the three products that she shared with us and I am obsessed.  We have tried countless facial serums and rosewater facial sprays over the years – as they are products we cannot live without- and I can honestly say that her Rosewater Wondermist and Facial Serum are the best of the best. The addition of lavender in the Rosewater facial mist is such a great added bonus, and is so incredibly refreshing!  I think its safe to say I’m hooked. Additionally, as a migraine sufferer, the headache and tension remedy has been a serious blessing.  I don’t leave home without it!

Read on to hear from Bethany about Maven Made and beyond!  (more…)

Drift Riot

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If there is a piece of jewelry I can’t walk out of the house without these days, it’s this Drift Riot “When I think of You” knot collar. (sweet name, right?) We’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there are so many awesome companies based in Richmond and Drift Riot is one of them.

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VETTA Capsule Collection

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Last spring, a friend tagged me on Facebook about a Kickstarter project that two girls, Cara Bartlett + Vanessa vanZyl, were attempting to fund and it caught my eye immediately! As half of a duo trying to “make it” in the fashion world, I really appreciated what the girls were doing with their VETTA Capsule collection. Not only does their minimalistic and perfectly chic collection perfectly fit our aesthetic, but the main goal of VETTA is to create eco-friendly clothing. (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.

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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.

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