summer-sweater

I’ve always been confused by the concept of a summer sweater until this Bailey 44 white cage number came into my life. I can think of a million things I want to wear this sweater with and I am so thankful for Bahama Shop in Virginia Beach for allowing The Crystal Press to style looks with their amazing pieces! It was so fun getting to spend the day with them and play with all of their beautiful things!

If you make it to VB this summer, I highly suggest you pop into Bahama Shop which is just a couple of blocks from the ocean front to take a peek. What can be better than a trip to visit the ocean and a perfectly curated boutique moments away? Stay tuned for the next few looks on TCP to see what Bahama Shop is made of!

Beware: you can spend hours pining over all of the denim, flowy tops, & killer shoes at the shop. Plan your beach day accordingly.

Posted while listening to “Chasing the Sun” by Sara Bareilles.
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take me to church

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Faux Fur Coat: Asos (similar here); Long Sleeve Shirt: H&M (not available online); Distressed Denim: Joe’s Jeans (similar here); BootiesSam Edelman; Layered Coin Necklace: Forever 21;Bucket BagLouis Vuitton “Petit Noe” in monogram canvasSunniesRaen “Remmy”

Also on The Crystal Press

Photog: Rebsharez

sing to the tunic

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Tunic: vintage (similar here); Black denim: Sevens “The Skinny” (DIY distressed); Boots: Isabel Marant “Dicker” in black leather (similar hereRings: David Yurman Cable ring (similar here) stacked with Cartier love ring; Bag: Chanel Wallet on a Chain, Lips: Nars “Tolede” 

Photos: Rebsharez

Also on www.thecrystalpress.com

ootd: a splash of color

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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

(photos by Rebsharez)  Also on www.thecrystalpress.com

california dreamin’

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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.

xx,

Cath

Girl Crush Style

Guys, I really loveeeeee clothes.

And I don’t mean in a cutesy, let’s-play-dress-up way.

I mean it in more of a I-have-a-problem-way.

In my measly attempt to put my “problem” to some sort of use, I am featuring my girl crushes (who can do some amazing things w my love, clothes) for this here Influence post.

Here is the lineup:

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1. Brittany from thrifts and threads is based in Southern California and kills it in the #ootd department. She posts regularly (which is notable because I can’t seem to cultivate that habit) and makes everything she wears look effortless. She can transform a thrift store find into a runway look.

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2. Carey from corks + caftans  has been nominated for several awards for her blog she has been doing with her hubby since 2008ish, but the coolest was when she was recognized by Shopbop for her killer style. She is a RVA girl, so I am a bit partial, but the thing I love most about Carey is that not only is her style is amazing but she can write beautifully. You can check out her looks and intriguing thoughts on corks + caftans, follow her fan house renovation for home decor inspiration on Our Own Fan House, and find her on instagram-ing and ish here: @wodehizzle.

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3. This last Influence picture this week is of Rachele from ZFB . Does this look knock your socks off or what? Her outfit featured here is self exclamatory as to why you should stalk (yes, I said it STALK) Rachele on ALL forms of social media: her blogher twitter, and her instagram. I am very into the way Rachele puts things together.

P.S Don’t be shy in admitting to yourself and the rest of the universe that these ladies dress like mother trucking rock stars.

xx,

Cath