ashley’s picks: acrylic earrings for fall

ashley’s picks: acrylic earrings for fall

acrylic earrings started becoming popular this summer, in rainbow brights to add a splash of color to any outfit. now that fall is coming, they have transitioned into neutrals perfect to pair with the warm toned reds, yellows, and browns that are trending this fall. keep reading below for some of my fave pairs that i’ve seen!

goes with anything

tortoise shell is the perfect print to go with any outfit or style. by picking up a pair in a classic shape you can truly find an everyday statement earring.

amazon | j. crew | cult gaia

unusual shapes 

one of my favorite things about this trend is all of the fun shapes that have emerged. i especially love interesting shapes that can add personality to an all black outfit (my go to!).

bauble bar | amazon | bauble bar

subtle + understated

if you’re looking for a simple and understated way to wear this trend, clear is definitely the way to go. i love wearing a sleek ponytail or bun to show off these earrings!

amazon | urban outfitters | shopbop

muted blush tones 

blush is basically a neutral at this point. i love this color but it’s not very flattering on my skintone, so small splashes like these earrings are a great way for someone like me to incorporate the color.

madewell | amazon | cult gaia

that’s all my acrylic earring picks for this fall! this trend is so affordable that i plan on picking up multiple pairs in different styles to mix and match throughout my wardrobe. plus, they’re so lightweight they don’t hurt my ears like other statement earrings have in the past! which style is your favorite?

disclaimer: this post is not sponsored. all opinions are my own. all pieces in stock at time of publication.
updated skincare essentials – summer 2018

updated skincare essentials – summer 2018

i was looking through my skincare + haircare essentials post i made last year, and realized how much my skincare routine has changed! my skin itself has changed a lot over the past year, going from combination/acne prone to very very dry but i still get hormonal breakouts. i’ve had to find a lot of new products to suit my skin’s current needs. keep reading to find out what i have been using!

cetaphil gentle cleanser for all skin types 

this is just a basic, gentle cleanser that i use morning and night to leave my skin feeling squeaky clean. i love that it is super affordable and can be found just about anywhere – drugstores, grocery stores, even readily available on amazon.

garnier skinactive micellar cleansing water for waterproof makeup

this is the only makeup remover i have tried that gets my waterproof eyeliner and mascara off with not a lot of effort! i mainly use this at night to remove makeup and oil from the day, but will also use it if i’m running really late in the morning and don’t have time to use a traditional cleanser.

thayer’s witch hazel toner

this alcohol free toner is not drying at all, but still helps to calm any breakouts and inflammation. it comes in a ton of scents but my personal favorite is the rose petal!

skinfood black sugar strawberry wash off mask 

this wash-off mask/exfoliator combo makes my skin feel amazing! it smells so good and really helps to slough off any of my dry skin and clear up any breakouts i might have.

organic rosehip oil serum 

i use this every night right before bed. it really helps to clear up any redness or hyperpigmentation on my face, and it also suck all of the oil plugs out of my nose and makes my pores appear smaller. it does look and feel very greasy on the face though, so i wouldn’t recommend for daytime use.

murad skin perfecting lotion

this is my favorite daily moisturizer to use in the summertime. its super lightweight and wears well under makeup, but also provides all the moisture i need throughout the day.

mario badescu facial sprays

i pick one of these up everytime i go to ulta. i love to use them to refresh my makeup in the middle of the day, and they feel especially great on hot summer days!

i also use masks 3-4 times a week but i’m constantly switching up what i use so i did not include any products! and thats basically my skincare routine! let me know if you want to know more about any products and i can do a whole post all about it!!

disclaimer: this post is not sponsored. all opinions are my own. all products in stock at the time of publication.




forever21 sale picks

forever21 sale picks

i haven’t been doing a lot of shopping this summer, but when i saw that forever21 was having an up to 75% off sale, i knew i had to check it out! i’ve been hearing that forever21 has had really cute stuff lately, plus i thought my closet could use a little revamp before the fall. i only picked out a handful of items, but i really tried to focus on pieces that could be worn to a variety of places, and throughout the year.

ribbed flare dress – $6.45

i love basic dresses like this one because they can go with almost anything! i picked up this dress in black but also love all of the other colors it comes in.

ruffle cami dress – $10.99

while similar to the previous dress, the little ruffles on this dress takes it up just a notch and makes it great for work events throughout the year. i also picked this dress up in black, but i’m really considering purchasing the dress in yellow as well!

crepe cropped cami – $6.93

tops like this have been really popular, and at this price there is no reason for me not to try it! i loved the yellow color but was sold out in my size, so i also ended up with this piece in black (still in stock in blush too!)

zip front mini skirt – $10.99 

i used to love skirts, but all of them have been cleaned out of my closet and not replaced over the past few years, and i’m not sure why! this skirt is a perfect introduction back into the garment, and i love how the zipper detailing adds a bit of an edge.

striped box pleat skirt – $11.99

this skirt is an ultimate versatile piece to have in my closet. i could pair it with a plain tee  and sandals for a casual outfit, a blouse and mules to wear to work, and could probably even dress it up with a satin cami and some heels for a night time event.

that’s all i’ve picked up during forever21’s sale! i haven’t received the items yet, but wanted to make a post immediately as i noticed a lot of cute items were selling out quickly. let me know below if you’d want me to review these pieces once received!

disclaimer: this post is not sponsored. all opinions are my own. all items in stock and prices accurate at time of posting.