HAPPY FRIDAY, friends! We made it! What are you guys up to this weekend? I’m looking forward to hopefully getting some painting done around the house – a longgggg overdue task. I have such a hard time being productive around the house on Saturdays and an even harder time trying to convince John that that’s when normal people do house work. We’d usually rather have our normal crosswording and brunch session at Joe’s Inn, followed by beer and basketball or brewery hopping! But, I’m putting my foot down this weekend! We – will – get- it – done.
ANYWHO! As you guys have probably noticed, every week or so Catherine and I like to take a look at our recent outfits, insta-stories and blog posts and look for the inevitable patterns that develop. Lately, we’ve been rocking graphic tees non-stop, and specifically graphic tees that make us feel like serious #GirlBosses. It’s a great reminder when you look in the mirror to have a kicka$$ message staring back at you! Cath’s Gucci tee is pretty much #goals too. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite boss babe tees for you guys here:
I’ve gotta support our local faves Little Nomad with this RVA All Day shirt, too! You can see Cath rocking hers in one of my favorite, extra looks here.
Another favorite on repeat these days are Malin + Goetz products! The peppermint shampoo + cilantro conditioner are divine for our hair and the recovery treatment oil is a true miracle worker. The price tag might be kind of high, but trust me, its worth it. It will make your face as smoooooth as a baby’s bottom. (Just now realizing how kind of creepy that saying is?)
Since the dawn of The Crystal Press, the two of us have celebrated Galentine’s Day. Whether we are traveling for fashion month or at home in Richmond together, we make a point to celebrate in one way or another! It is hard to believe that just 10 plus years ago this now well known celebration was coming to life through the TV show Parks and Rec and today it is a worldwide celebration between females. WE LOVE IT!
Alright, this blogpost on The Crystal Press is for all of my fellow beauty junkies. I am OBSESSED with beauty products and my obsession ranges from skincare to mascara to highlighter and everything in between. You guys too?
Lately, I have had my eye on a lot of products that I want to try on NET-A-PORTER. I mean, Diptyque Rose Hand Cream? I can’t not picture myself pulling that baby out of my purse and smelling like the chicest goddess on Earth after applying! I am fully aware of my beauty junkie problem but for your viewing (and online shopping) pleasure here is what I am currently craving from NET-A-PORTER Beauty. Some of these products maybe me a litttttle pricey, but trust me, its important to invest in the best products!
Had to throw in some of our overall favorite fragrances as well!
So what if Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday? Doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate.
Okay, so I know we are still 20 days out from Valentine’s Day, but we tend to get a little excited when it comes to dressing for occasions. Sure, our goal is to be extra #extra this year, so yes, I have been wearing velvet on the reg, but there’s something more invigorating about planning an outfit for Valentine’s Day. I may not be the girliest girl on the block, but even I have been perusing the ‘net to find just the right outfit for the evening!
Staying warm, having hydrated skin and being stylish aren’t always easy during the cold weather months.
GUYS. Winter. The struggle to stay warm is real (Cath + I lasted about 30 seconds outside to snap the above photo in 10 degree weather) and the struggle to take care of your skin + body is real as well. So, we have rounded up our favorite Winter Essentials in apparel + accessories and our favorite skincare + beauty products for the winter months to hopefully help you make it through the season justtttt a little easier. (more…)
We are so excited to finally share this video project The Crystal Press worked on with a crew from Google in Richmond, Va. The video is called “Shop Like a Local” and is featuring Need Supply Co, Little Nomad, and Ledbury.
We can’t believe that the day has finally come where we get to share with our readers one of our favorite projects that The Crystal Press has worked on to date and something that we are new at: VIDEO. The two of us almost didn’t believe our eyes when we received the email about this project with google – that’s how pumped we were at the prospect of working with them AND taking them around one of the best cities (and our hometown): Richmond, VA.
Is anyone else as afraid of public speaking as we are? Talk about two nervous ladies! (I mean, they are google…) But, luckily we had an amazing video crew who made us feel at ease and on top of that, we got to spend the day hanging with some of our favorite Richmond people throughout the day who were naturals on camera. (I’m looking at you Paul, Christina, and Anthony!). This was truly a memorable experience and we are so thankful to Google for including us, to Need Supply Co, Ledbury, and Little Nomad (see Cath rocking the RVA All Day shirt from the video here,) for putting Richmond on the map, and of course- to the city of Richmond. We think 2018 is our year, 804.
I cannot believe today is Reb’s 30th birthday and that we get to share it with you guys on The Crystal Press! Birthdays and holidays always have a way of making one feel nostalgic…. In fact, it feels like just the other day we were dreaming up The Crystal Press over a bottle of wine, while being our reckless twenty-something selves. Fast forward years later, and here we are at Reb’s milestone birthday and sharing it with YOU! Reb got married a couple of years ago at The Homestead and today she is headed there to get some serious R + R before her big party for her 3-0 (see the wedding photos here) I have no doubt she and her husband John will have the best time ringing in her birthday in the best way – Homestead style!
Shop some of the closet additions I have my eye on to give Reb for her BDAY:
Who else has procrastinated their New Years Eve get-up this year?
Like I said in my last post, my 30th birthday is simply days away. To celebrate, some of my pals are throwing a joint birthday party for me and our other bff Catherine on New Years Eve. We figured rather than making everyone celebrate all three occasions, we would have one epic house party. I gotta say im pretttyyyyyyyy excited. That being said, I still don’t know what I am going to wear yet. EEEEK. So I’ve been trolling the ‘nets for the perfect look and while I was at it, I figured I would round up some of the things that have caught my eye – justttt in case you’re in the same boat for NYE. (more…)
TBH, we only just found out that “Green Monday” was thing like, yesterday. But, hey, sales around the holidays are right up our alley! So whether you still need some last minute pieces for your holiday wardrobe, or are shopping for your sisters, bffs and moms – here are some great sales going on right now. Get ’em while the gettins good! (more…)
Let’s face it, shopping for the men in our lives can be tricky. I tend to spend lotssssss of time trying to figure out what I am going to give my husband, and it always helps to hear some ideas from others! So, whether you’re shopping for your dad, brother or that special man in your life, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite things that we know they’ll love this year! (more…)