Come On Eileen

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I borrowed this lovely coat from one of my best friends that visited RVA recently. This piece jived with my all black wardrobe seamlessly and the designer reminded me of what my name almost was: Eileen. My mom loves the name Eileen. I can’t see myself as anything other than a Catherine after 27 years of identifying with this name, but every time I hear “C’mon Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners I can’t help but wonder. A name is just a name, but I love it when life accidentally reminds you of all the decisions, small and large, that shape who you are today.

P.S I hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year. Thank you for following along with The Crystal Press + Cathclaire in 2015 and we can’t wait to share with you what 2016 has in store!

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eileen fisher 3eileen fisher 2eileen fisher 7eileen fisher 8Cropped Frayed Hem Jeans: Rag & Bone; Black Coat: Eileen Fisher (similar here); Black Camisole: Finders Keepers (similar here); Black Lace Up Heels: Steve Madden (similar here); Sunnies: Celine (similar shape here); Bucket Bag: Urban Outfitters

wind blown hair, don’t care

kid dangerous outfit post

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Long ShirtH & MArrows Muscle TankKid DangerousSkinny Stretch JeansRag & BoneMedallion NecklaceForever 21; Indie Stone RingFree PeopleFur Scarf: similar hereBagChanel “Wallet on a Chain“; Shoes: B by Brian Atwood (similar here); SunniesRaen “Remmy”

Phtog: Rebsharez

Also on The Crystal Press

california dreamin’


1. Givenchy Antigua handbag

2. Nars Lipstick 

3. Vintage LA Dodgers Hat from Fanatics

4. Byredo Parfum in Gypsy Water 

5. Free People Sweater

6. Chanel Le Vernis

7. Frye Boots

8. Vanessa Mooney Statement Necklace

9. Rag and Bone Denim 

+ a fishtail braid like Jen to complete the look.



fall picks 2014

As a self proclaimed summer enthusiast, I refuse to prematurely acknowledge Fall. I can’t stand the existence of cold weather for any other reason than to provide seasonal contrast for the beloved summer nights. In my world – it’s a sin to wish away the gorgeous, long days of summer.

However, I do have one area of my life that is excluded from my fall denial and that is my closet. One must be prepared in all things dress. For your viewing pleasure, here is a list of pieces on my shopping list to hopefully enable a smooth transition into the fateful fall.

Rag & Bone Leather Pants

1. Rag & Bone Leather Skinnies

» If I am being completely honest, I have had my eyes on these/variations of these goddess’s in leather pant form for quite some time. Can we just take a moment of silence to appreciate how perfect these leather pants are? Rag & Bone, bless you.

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2. Best V-Neck a la Zara

» I am a chronic white v-neck consumer. James Perse, Theory, Michael Stars, Alexander Wang, Free People – you name it, I’ve bought it. All and all, I’ve learned the anatomy of a white tee & more importantly, what works for me. I like a deep v-neck that implies I am a woman, but not one that lets my girls hang out & I like a loose hem. This Zara shirt gets me, guys.

Steve Madden Booties

3. Maroon Booties

» Reasons why I picked these booties beyond the fact that Peace, Love, Shea’sline for Steve Madden is fabulous: I have short legs, so a heel is 100% necessary in all things booties. As you can see by my black and white ensemble, I am in a phase where I don’t wear a lot of color at once. I like to have single colorful statement pieces, ergo Maroon booties . Most importantly, I am a Virginia Tech Hokie (we bleed maroon & orange), so add that into the mix and these booties move into the can’t-live-without category.

Lacey Ryan Necklace

4. Lacey Ryan Necklacke

» I stumbled across this jewelry designer on Shopbop and after taking a further look into her vision, I really dig her.

Love Haus Bralette

5. Love Hause Bralette :

» How cool is this bralette? It caught my eye on one my favorite blogs calledPursenboots by Ashley Glorioso, Nasty Gal’s Sr. Stylist. Talk about an amazing mix of ensembles and DREAM JOB.

That’s all the rambling I have for you guys today. xx