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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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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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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.

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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…)

Cathclaire: A Bride’s Take on How to Pick a Videographer


Here comes the influx of wedding content! I am so excited to share this video (and a taste of the photos from the oh-so-talented Kaytee Lauren!) with you guys and while this may be just the beginning, we are starting out with a bang with our wedding video from Altamira Production Co.

In terms of how to pick a videographer, the first thing I have to say is: just do it. I know the budget is a big thing when it comes to weddings because, well, weddings are hella-expensive and I’ve been there, but also – weddings, when you are the bride or groom, are a whirlwind. Everyone I’ve ever talked to (now my newlywed-self included) in regards to their wedding has described the day as flying by and a whirlwind. While they mean this in the best way, I can testify that fact is absolutely true. When Nick from Altamira sent me our wedding video, I can’t explain all the feels we felt reliving such a whirlwind yet beautiful, big day in our lives. The cinematic feel doesn’t hurt either.

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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…)

Poolside Favorites under $60 with Forever 21 & Quay Australia

Whether it’s an impromptu vacation or an invite to a poolside BBQ, styling your poolside outfit can get pricey if you aren’t careful. We got together and picked out our favorite swimsuits from forever 21 + sunnies from Quay that are under 60 dollars. The best part? They will make a big impact on the style effect of your outfit and you won’t break the bank! What’s your favorite piece this season for hanging out by the water?

 

Black + White for Summer

Here we go again, wearing black + white pieces in the middle of the summer! While we have been experimenting with patterns and prints this summer, we also like to stay true to our roots.  We’ve said it again and again, but we just can’t help gravitating toward neutral tones, denim and simplicity. Shop a few of our favorite pieces here >>   (more…)

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