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

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I had the opportunity to visit The City of Angels for a couple of days this month. The Cali weather was impeccable and the shopping was addicting to say the least. One of my best friends, Tiona,  recently moved out there and showed me the best time in LA. From blowouts to thrift shopping, stay tuned for a  full travel post with details of my Cali trip!

Posted while listening to Wild Child by Kenny Chesney ft Grace Potter.

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Eyelashes slip: Free People in black; Camoflauge Utility Jacket: Forever 21; Peak Black Multi boots (with a gold sparkle): Steve MaddenDany Tiered Drop Collar NecklaceFree People in gold; Metal Accented Round Sunnies: Forever 21

Photos: tionabfree

Also on The Crystal Press here.


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Faux Shearling Coat: Forever 21 (similar here) ,  Camouflage Jacket: Forever 21, White Pocket Tee: Madewell, Cut off Jean Shorts: J Brand (similar here), Distressed Tights: Urban Outfitters (on sale!), Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here)Necklace: Bee Charming, Sunnies: Ray Ban

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