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Twinning with a Twist at Shape Soirée

As you guys have probably seen, if you follow along with our adventures, we have been hitting the twinning thing pretty hard lately.  It’s fun, it’s catchy and its a great conversation starter!  However, in the weeks leading up to our Conscious Conversation at Shape Soiree, we weren’t sure if it would be a distraction, or an expected occurrence.  Between missed clothing shipments and just general last minute planning, we decided not to intentionally twin.  But…..


Need Supply Co Friends + Family Favorites

We love, love, love having Need Supply in Richmond – we can’t say it enough! The remodeled shop is coming up on its one year anniversary, and they are currently having their Friends + Family sale.  We spent some time there yesterday and had the best time as always! So, naturally, here are some photos of the beautiful store and a few of our favorite pieces you can snag at 20% off right now. (more…)

The Crystal Press Giveaway Alert: A Richmond Experience and Shape Soirée

We hope you guys don’t have plans for the weekend of October 19-21 because The Crystal Press will be attending and speaking about social media tips, personal branding at the Shape Soiree event in Richmond, VA! We are also teaming up with the creators and girl bosses behind Shape Soiree, Graduate Hotels, Need Supply Co, and Vitality Float Spa to giveaway the ultimate Richmond experience for the weekend of Shape Soiree. If coming to Richmond with tickets to the ultimate girl boss event, armed with a one night stay in our brand new Graduate Hotel, a gift card to the internationally known Need Supply Co (their revamp is amazing!) and a relaxing spa treatment on us sounds like a good time to you, READ ON! (more…)

White Blouses for Fall under $50

We got so many compliments on these Forever 21 blouses the other night at the Graduate Hotel rooftop event so naturally, we wanted to share it with you! It’s barely $23, so a SERIOUS deal.  I always tell Catherine that she is sooo good at Forever 21. Y’all know what I mean, right? She always finds the best stuff and I end up wandering around aimlessly and leaving empty handed. Well, not this time because we went shopping together! She picked out this piece almost immediately, and it was an instant hit. (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!


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 >>


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 >>


Wedding Invitation Style with Minted

I told you guys this was just the beginning of wedding content and the good news is, I wasn’t lying. Kevin (my handsome groom) and I wanted to keep this wedding process as simple yet stylish as possible and were so excited when Minted fit the bill for invitations.  See the wedding photo at the end of this post to get an idea of how excited we were about our Minted invitations.


Black Dresses for Fall


I am pretty sure that multiple times a year, we do a post like this: rounding up our current favorite black dresses.  But the fact is, that we tend to live in our favorite black pieces so these posts are always relevant – well, to us at least. As we head into fall we can start to layer our favorite black shift dresses and/or get creative with some cooler weather friendly options. Whether you like to keep it simple with a basic t-shirt dress or would rather step outside of the box with something funky,  we’ve got plenty of options for you! For this round-up we’ve picked our favorites from ASOS and Need Supply, because we can always count on them as great places for go-to pieces at a range of prices. (more…)

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xx, Reb + Cath