Weekend Recap 07

Well hello there! Welcome to the newly designed Crystalin Marie. I mentioned at the beginning of the year, a new site was in the works. This wasn’t necessarily what I had in mind, but Mike and I decided to wait on the major rebrand until later this year. I did think we needed a spring refresh, so I bought a template and did some tweaking on my end.

Loft ruffle sweater

Loft sweater, Forever 21 skirt (old, similar), Stuart Weitzman boots (sold out, similar), Cult Gaia Ark bag, Brixton hat (old, similar), Ray-Ban rounded sunglasses

Riley and Lola
Crystalin Marie dog Lola

Had to get my weekly dose of these 2 on the blog ❤

Cult Gaia ark bag

Anthropologie top, Old Navy jeans (under $40!), Kristin Cavallari loafers, Cult Gaia ark bag

Thai Peacock Portland Oregon
Thai Peacock

Had to get back to Thai Peacock. They have so many vegan options!

Sammy's flower shop

Seems like the theme of the weekend was flowers. Wearing Ivanka Trump pumps, J Brand jeans, Azalea trench (old, similar), J.Crew tee, 3.1 Phillip Lim mini satchel

Abercrombie & Fitch overalls

Abercrombie & Fitch overalls (Rolled under here. Full review to come), J.Crew tee, Joie mules // Saturday date night at Jefe’s

Lovejoy Bakery

Perfect Sunday! Wearing AG jeans (old, similar), Soludos espadrilles (old, similar)

Spring flowers

The weather may not be ready for Spring, but there’s flowers all over the city! // If you haven’t tried garlic edamame, you’re missing out.

S H O P  T H E  P O S T

Function wise, everything has remained the same. Essentially my content is being displayed in a prettier way (in my opinion). You’ll find some essential and helpful posts right below the slider. These will be rotated every so often depending on popularity and season. One of the biggest changes is on my SHOP page. If you click on the SHOP link in my menu bar, it will take you to an entire page dedicated to all things shopping. Here you can shop different categories (essentials, under $100, my wardrobe, etc.), Instagram outfits, Instagram Stories, pre-owned items, and even search for outfits by season. I’m still working on filling this page out, so bear with me. Lastly, I’ve added a SERIES link to the menu bar where you’ll have quick access to all the series posts (Instagram Roundup, Weekend Recaps, Dressing Room Diaries, etc.). These have been some of the most popular posts, so I wanted to make them easy access for you. There’s still tweaks that have to be worked out, but you should be able to navigate everything. Let me know if something isn’t working correctly, etc, and let me know your thoughts!

In other weekend news, Mike and I saw Beauty and the Beast on Saturday (I know what you’re thinking). First of all, you all know I’m not a movie person, really, but the last couple of months I’ve seen so many. Second of all, I don’t normally see Disney movies, especially musicals. What is happening to me? I think it has something to do with the weather. We’re both so over the rain and cold and need to get out of the house. Shopping and eating can only take you so far in the winter… movies it is! Beauty and the Beast was also my favorite movie growing up, so maybe that had something to do with it too. Anyway, we watched it on an IMAX screen with 3D glasses (Mike decided this when he ordered the tickets online). I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie in 3D and sadly, I don’t think I ever need to again. The glasses hurt and the whole thing makes me dizzy. Dang, I’m getting old, lol. Overall, we liked it. Emma Watson was cast perfectly and who knew she could sing that well? I can’t even tell you if there were any differences from the original… I guess I’m not that big of a fan after all, ha!

AND, happy first day of spring! We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday, which was the perfect way to enter this week. Sad part, we have rain in the forecast for at least 2 weeks straight. Send all your happy spring thoughts our way.
How was your weekend?

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  • I went and saw Beauty and the Beast as well with my older sister (28) and younger (15) my older sister and I were picking out a few plot differences but the dialgue was mostly word for word as the original. My little sister on the other hand had no recollection but liked it just as much.
    Odd question but I know you have some experience with TopShop and this is my first time ordering from them. I’m looking at getting the petite sized western denim jacket through Nordstrom and wondering what you thought of their sizing? The jacket’s described as having an oversized fit and I’m roughly the same size as you in other brands you’ve shown. Any thoughts?

    • Okay, good to know the movie was very much the same (I wasn’t sure because I haven’t seen it since I was a kid, lol).

      As far as Topshop goes, for tops and dresses I’ve been ordering a 2 petite (fits like 0P) and everything has fit perfectly. I don’t think I’ve ordered a jacket or coat yet, so those might run bigger. Since the denim jacket says it’s oversized, I would possibly go with 0 Petite.

      Hope that helps :)

  • Hi Crystalin, I don’t comment often but I’ve read your blog for many years. Your take on trends are forward and upgrades, yet translatable for people like me who have a real-life wardrobe! Your weekend recap are definitely my favorite… except I was shocked to find out this week that the new design doesn’t allow me to read it in my RSS feed anymore :'(

    Is it possible to revise the code and allow that feature? I really hate to ask, especially knowing you guys worked hard to fall in love with it. But that extra click and loading time are not conducive to reading on my commute, and have caused me to unsubscribe to many bloggers through the years. I only ask because I really would like to keep up-to-date with your posts! Your content is truly enjoyable and authentic. I just know there have been so many sites I had to stop reading, but yours will be one that’s hard to part with… thanks for considering!

    • Hi Allison,

      Thanks so much for reaching out with this. What application/site do you use to read blogs? There shouldn’t be any issues with RSS feeds. Let me know and we can try to work out the issue. I would never want to lose a reader because of something like this. Your support means the world to me. LMK