Pretty in Pink Picks from Forever21 and Almay

Pink Birkenstock Madrid Cashmere Rose Flat Sandals
Shirt: Forever21, Necklace: Forever21, Jeans: Garage, Shoes: Birkenstock, Bag: Pashli

I’ve become embarrassingly obsessed with Forever21 recently – they have so many pretty (and ridiculously cheap) pieces! I’ve never outgrown my love for pink so I had to order this Deep V-draped Blouse.

Sam Edelman Rose Gold Gigi Sandals
Shirt: Forever21, Necklace: Forever21, Jeans: Garage, Shoes: Sam Edelman

…And this corally-pink Satin Floral Top. Not only is it under $20 – it’s completely wash and wear – no need to steam or iron, just drip-dry and it’s as good as new!

Stella & Dot On the Mark necklace dupe

All the necklaces I’m wearing above are from Forever21 too…and they all remind me of other popular styles! The Heirloom Tassel necklace is reminiscent of the Kendra Scott Rayne (which is still on my wishlist!), the Sparkle Feather pendant is slightly similar to the Jennifer Meyer Leaf pendant, and the Shot to the Heart pendant is like the Stella & Dot On The Mark necklace. Do you guys see the resemblances?

Almay Smart Shade Pink Blush Swatch

My last pink picks are from Almay. I was recently sent some of their Smart Shade makeup to review. In this FOTD I’m wearing their concealer, lip balm and blush:

  • Smart Shade CC Concealer & Brightener – it was easy to get a perfect match for my under-eye skintone by mixing the pinkish brightener and the nude corrector. This medium coverage formula is slightly too creamy for my skin, as it creased and settled into my fine lines. It would probably perform better if I were to set it in place with a powder.
  • Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm in Lilac Love – this is my second tube of Almay lip balm, and I love how this formula always leaves my lips pouty and hydrated. The lilac color is such a pretty shade, the initial pigmentation lasts for an hour before it loses intensity and leaves behind a sheer glossy finish.
  • Smart Shade Powder Blush in Pink – this blush is a must-have. The 3 pink shades swirl together to create a perfectly blended finish – the wash of colour is sheer but definitely noticeable AND long-lasting. It incorporates ready made highlighters that leave your skin looking flushed and glowing…it’s the ultimate “I woke up like this” blush!

What’s your favorite blush? Have you tried Almay makeup?

P.S. Thanks to everyone who entered my Coolibar giveaway – the winner is Kristin Williams (@kpatchy) – please check your inbox!

DISCLAIMER: I purchased the Forever21 items myself. The Almay makeup was sent to me for review. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Linking up with More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express.


  1. Daily Express
    July 26, 2014 / 2:56 pm

    THANK you for featuring that Rayne necklace duplicate! I've had a Rayne necklace on my wishlist forever and just can't get over the price tag. The F21 is a great dupe. I am going to have to hit up the mall ASAP. You look gorgeous in pink, and I love your two finds, especially the drapey wrap top!Gina — On the Daily Express

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 30, 2014 / 7:05 am

      Thanks Gina – I've been loving tassel necklaces – they're the perfect finishing touch for so many outfits…I'm still dreaming about the Rayne one – but this is a GREAT substitute in the meantime 🙂

  2. Doused In Pink
    July 28, 2014 / 1:40 pm

    Love the pink floral top! The F21 option of the Rayne necklace is such a great find!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 30, 2014 / 7:06 am

      Thanks Jill – I'm obsessed with the print of the floral top – I'm not sure the design is the most flattering on me – but I couldn't pass up that print!

  3. Beautygirl24
    July 28, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    Gorgeous outfits! I love the silky tunic top in particular. And that Kendra Scott dupe is perfect! I'm with Gina, I need it! I haven't been to a forever 21 in ages, probably because my last trip was so unsuccessful. They go through periods of total misses, but these are all hits so I think it's time to go back

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 30, 2014 / 7:07 am

      Yes – I know what you mean about total misses – I usually order online – and I've had some unpleasant surprises (like the top that looked so pretty on the site – and was an unwearable neon in person LOL)

  4. Carylee
    July 30, 2014 / 3:14 am

    The drapey wrap top is amazing – and also – any pieces that you can wash and dry and not worry about wrinkles is a big PLUS for me! Forever 21 is hit and miss for me, but it looks like it's time for me to pay it another visit!Carylee |

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 30, 2014 / 7:08 am

      I love how easy the floral satin top is to care for. I wore it on a Monday – and then decided I loved it so much that I wanted to wear it to an event on Wednesday – so I just washed it and hung it to dry – and it was as good as new – AMAZING 😉

  5. Anonymous
    July 31, 2014 / 4:11 am

    You look gorgeous in the printed top..very pretty. I love love love the arrow necklace. Very chic!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 31, 2014 / 6:45 am

      Thanks! I've been eyeing the Stella & Dot necklace forever – so I was so happy to find the F21 dupe 🙂

  6. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    August 4, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    Your outfits are darling, but I'm totally checking out how flawless your skin looks!

  7. On Prairie Hill
    August 25, 2014 / 10:52 pm

    Pink birkenstocks?!! I had no idea so cute! You defenitly need to keep that almay lip gloss around it really looks great on you!

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