Birchbox 3 Months On

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Subscription boxes are a weird niche, they're a nice little pick me up each month tailored to you. For me, I've always wanted to try these and for the past three months, I've been subscribed to Birchbox. Each month I've received a bunch of products and I've given my verdict on them. I thought I would review the whole service after three months of purchasing and share my loves from the boxes and the ones you could definitely miss out on. 

The boxes overall have been good, there hasn't been any in which I haven't been disappointed. The service offers boxes tailored to you, after filling out a quick questionnaire it helps to tailor the products to you. What I've found throughout the boxes is it's normally 1 or 2 products that you will receive that might be different to what other people receive. This means there isn't that much personalisation around the box and what you get. 

However, I feel like the products in there, for the most part, are tailore…

Let's Do No Denim




I never thought I would be seeing the day where I don't wear denim for one whole week. It's weird that almost everyday I wear denim whether it be jeans or a jacket it's almost always there. I thought that I would start to challenge myself with my outfits and get more outside the box. The one rule I set myself is that I can incorporate any denim  in my outfits. It's time to hang up the trusty jeans and jacket and go for something a bit different.

For the first day I thought to go with a bit of a tame outfit. I went for my gingham skirt with a teal turtleneck. This is such a fail safe outfit but it's still on trend and can be dressed up with some accessories. I paired it with some tights and a good pair of earrings and this pendant choker from New Look then the outfit was done. This could be worn with boots but I teamed it with some desert boots and it worked pretty well. I'm happy with this being my first outfit for the week as I didn't really struggle to pick anything out.




Second day was a dress day, I wore my new Missguided 70's flared floral shift dress that I mentioned on my Bloglovin the other day. It's such a nice flowy dress paired with some tights and a pair of cute boots it was great as the weather wasn't looking too good. I went for the whole 70's vibe with the hoop earrings and I wore this pendant choker from new look to get that bit of simplicity going on. I threw on this gold statement ring with a bit of holographic detailing in the mix to really get the outfit going. The dress is so pretty and the flared thing is a sticking trend at the moment.




Now for the third day I wanted to ban the tights. I felt like they were getting too comfy for my liking and wanted to step out of the box a bit more. I decided to try and show off this pair of statement trousers I bought from Primark a couple of months ago. They have a nice almost aztec print to them and with the a line design they really fit to the figure. They don't clinch in at the waist which I think for this design is better suited as otherwise they would look a bit baggy and not really that straight a line style. Pairing these with my trusty t-bar shoes and my teal short sleeved turtleneck this became a dress casual look. I wanted to really add a bit more colour as well alongside the no denim rule so this outfit really captures that.




Day four and onwards were starting to get tricky. I didn't want to rely on certain items I went for some flare action. I have two pairs of flares but I went for these from Topshop they are a high waisted style that droop a little towards the bottom. I paired these with my gold heeled boots. The droop really brought the attention down to my shoes like the gold plate didn't do that enough! I put this with my Blossoms tshirt and the fourth outfit was a success.




The fifth day was more of a chill day for me. I wasn't out much so I mainly spent my time sat down getting some work done. I didn't want to just put some comfy clothes on so I decided to get a bit dressy for just sitting at a table working. I went for my navy striped long sleeve top and my burgundy overalls from Primark. These work great as a pair as they are perfect for Autumn and the sleeves can be rolled up if it's getting a bit hot. I did pair these with tights and my Old skool Peanuts X Vans for that added touch. This is probably one of my safer outfits as this is something I often wear anyway.




The sixth day is where it really hit me that I had been able to wear no denim for this many days. I wasn't struggling as much as I had finally put to use some of the pieces I had bought over the past couple of months. I think you until you have to use something you don't really see the potential. I wanted my last two days to be the strongest outfits to sign off the week. I went for this Missguided Graphic Print Tshirt Dress combo with this rust coloured skirt from Asos. I picked the skirt up a while ago but it's such a nice item to have handy to bring an outfit together. The weather wasn't great so I put on some tights and my Vans style to make the outfit go together. I really love this graphic top and it puts a more casual twist on the whole thing.




And finally, day seven. The day where the denim ban stops. I thought long and hard about this one and really there wasn't a lot that I hadn't already considered. Seeing as pants hadn't been a main feature here I thought the last day had to show them off a bit. Seeing as I'm really liking flares at the moment I thought I would go a bit more out there for the final day. I wore these mermaid style flares from Pretty Little Thing. These draw in on the waist and fan out towards the sides. I wanted to pair these with this Flamingo shirt I managed to get from the mens department in Primark. This is a really 70's/80's look and with a pair of boots or these embroidered heels I paired them with it makes the outfit great if you're off for a few drinks or a good meal.





There we have it. The seven days weren't easy and it definitely took a fair bit of planning. But it's allowed me to see what clothes I have already and the pieces I am clearly not making enough use out of. Let me know below how you would be with this challenge. I post every Friday on my Bloglovin page and every Wednesday and Sunday on here.

                     Until next time, Chloe!

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  1. I love your day 7 outfit! Those flares are gorgeous, I want some so bad! I don't know how I would manage a whole week without denim, but you've made me think maybe I need to get a little more creative with my wardrobe!

    Lon x

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    1. I didn't think I'd be able to do it! I was so nervous that I would fail halfway through

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