The Crystal Press | Richmond Style Blogger

Something Old, Something New

With Catherine and my sister getting married in the next few months, I guess you could say I’ve always got wedding on ze brain.  I usually have so much trouble coming up with titles for my post but as soon as I put on this outfit, I was immediately inspired.  The only thing this look is missing is the Something Borrowed but that’s only because John took these photos and not Catherine.  If it had been Cath, I would definitely have added something from her closet / jewelry collection / lip color choices to round out the look.  (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!


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…)

New Year, New You

This post was sponsored by Babbleboxx but all opinions are our own.A month into 2017 and we are still feeling very gung-ho and enthusiastic about the whole “New Year, New You” mantra.  Dedicating more time to ourselves, meditating, being more mindful, reading new books and trying out new products are all part of said mantra. Luckily for us, we have each other to lean on, we are constantly encouraging one another on long work days and we know we’ve got a partner in this-whole-thing-called-life.   (more…)

Work in Progress

I’m sitting here, staring at my screen, waiting for inspiration to strike me, and I’m thinking ‘well, I’ll just write about how to get inspired to write a blog post.’ Very meta huh? Is that what meta is? I’ve never really understood the whole meta thing.  Butttt I digress. In all honesty, I don’t think that I could tell you anything helpful about how to get inspired to write a blog post.  I am always telling Catherine that she is so good at writing mindful, inspired posts and I’m always over here like HEY HOW COOL IS THIS DRESS?  (more…)

Vivo Per Lei Collagen Collection

As we are coming up on 30 (yes, coming up on – still have another glowing year of our 20s left, don’t freak out), we are becoming increasingly more aware of how we are preparing our skin for aging. Yes we know, embrace your age and yada yada yada, but, come on, we all want to look this age for as long as possible.  We are particularly keen to find the best eye serums – and the market is flush with brands claiming to have the best products! Most recently, we partnered with Shopping Links to try out the Collagen Collection from Vivo Per Lei’s high performance skincare laboratories.  (more…)

Dress Me in Possibility

With the Drake and JLo’s rumored romance on my mind, I have found myself listening to a lot of throwback music from the good ole days when I had an intense obsession with Jennifer Lopez. While I can’t tell you how old I was, I can tell you this JLo obsession was right after my infatuation with Taylor Hanson and right before my Newlyweds-is-the-only-show-I-watch-and-I-want-to-be-Jessica-Simpson phase.

Obsession can be a beautiful thing and I was reminded of this when I felt waves of pure bliss while rediscovering “Feelin’ So Good” from Jennifer Lopez’s first album On The 6th. Isn’t it the best when you get hit with this nostalgic feeling?


Day to Night with Tart Collections

Splattered across social media and consuming small talk conversations over the past week has been the crazy weather – at least in our neck of the woods.  Last weekend we were graced with 8 and a half inches of snow here in RVA and by Thursday it was a balmy 68 degrees.  In such situations, I have got to make sure I am prepared for whatever may come my way when I walk out the door in the morning.


Treat Yourself in 2017

2017 is off to a great start for us over here at TCP.  Seriously, really great. Sure, we have had our share of bumps in the road already with wedding planning, house maintenance, etc etc – but even these things have made us more resilient.   It is of the utmost importance for us to remain in a comfortable mindset as our calendar is already filling up with events, trips and more.  One way that we are able to do that is to make sure that we always carve out time for ourselves. Whether its meditating, writing in a journal or taking a relaxing detox bath, we must make that a priority.  For my birthday a few weeks ago, Cath gave me a “Start 2017 off on the right foot” care package of sorts and it has the PERFECT set of products to do just that.

Do yourself a favor and make YOU a priority this year. Here are a few things to help you do just that!

A Fashionably Late New Years with Minted

Planning a wedding has brought an entirely new meaning to the phrase fashionably late. I am the most fashionably late person I have ever met, but mix that with the year of a wedding and you’re looking at a lot of things not getting done.


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