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…

What To Wear For 3 Days In Edinburgh



You might remember in January I took a quick trip to Edinburgh, it was mixed with cold weather and some great times and now I'm going back again at the end of this month. In fact whilst you're reading this I'm on a train on my way back, I thought i'd do a little style diary showing you what I did and wore whilst there. I took a mix of clothes with me, comfort was key but also with the weather not really knowing what it's doing at the moment bringing stuff that would work no matter what was key. 

This time round I packed smart, last time I took a stupid amount and didn'r really plan my outfits. For me I like a bit of flexibility, so I could chop and change my outfits incase I change my mind on the day, especially if there's a change in the weather or whatever else can happen. I went with a very easy to wear theme, we did a lot of walking and going round the city so I didn't take anything that would slow me down or feel like a weight on me towards the end of the day


First outfit is the all dayer, this to me screams comfort it's the outfit I will probably travel there and back in, changing the top or shoes depending on how I feel. I did a quick NastyGal order the night before going, yep I became that person as there had been two tops in my basket for the longest time. Seeing as I was going to see Mamma Mia it was only right to pick up this Cher top £18 for the first day. Paired with my trusty Orson Topshop Jeans and my old Nike Cortez (similar) and this green leather belt from Primark and I was all set for the train and anything we did at night. Jacket wise I paired all my outfits with this cropped utility reverse stitch jacket from Topshop, it was light enough to wear with any outfit and wasn't heavy to carry around when we got a little bit of sun.  


The first official day was for a lot of walking, after an impromptu ikea trip we took a look around the old town. May I just note that during this ikea trip I only walked out with one candle, now for me that's an achievement as I was almost ready to buy a full gold cutlery set so let's applaud me for only getting the candle. By which it smells divine. But ikea trip aside I went for something a bit more casual, we had a lot of food the night before so I didn't want anything that would cling to me, so it was time to throw on the other top I bought from NastyGal. I picked up this David Bowie rebel rebel top paired it with some must needed topshop joni black jeans, my cortez again and threw the jacket over it. We had a little bit of rain so this helped to keep me dry and not feel like a drowned rat the whole day. We also saw Mamma Mia this night and it's embarrassing to say how many times I have listened to the soundtrack since. 



The second day was exploring day,  from Princess street gardens to going round the old town we really did a lot of walking that day. The weather had finally perked up as well so it was time to get a bit more sunny. As a culotte lover I couldn't leave these rust culottes I saw in Primark a couple weeks back so these had to be worn today, I decided to keep up with the Cher love and rewear it paired with the cortez trainers (similar). When I say cortzez trainers are comfy I am not joking with you. I picked up some sunglassed from Flying Tiger and honestly I'm obessed with them, from the small frames to the torteshell design round the rim they are becoming a staple pair for me if this sunny weather continues. 



The final day outfit had to be versatile, we were going to the Botanical Gardens I was getting a new piercing and watching Incredibles 2 was on the cards as well as my 3 hour train back. So this outfit needed to be comfy and easy to wear. I decided to change the shoes and throw on my Flame Old Skool Vans as I felt like the rest of what I wore hadn't changed much over the few days. With the orson jeans on again and my reverse stitch jacket I switched the top and put on this old Missguided slogan tee. This is one of the comfiest tops I've ever bought from Missguided and by the time I had got back from my train and got home I still felt comfy so props to the £18 top. Oh and let me note that the Botanical Gardens were amazing so was Incredibles 2 and my new piercing is healing nicely. 



Accessories wise I thought I would quickly mention these amazing earrings from New look £4.99. I picked them up in June and I've worn them almost every single day I love the tortoiseshell pattern, it adds a touch of vintage to any outfit and really mix up the acccessories. And I recently picked up this Bee necklace from SkinnyDip and I'm in love, it goes well with anything and it sits nicely with my other necklace so that annoying 10 minute detangling session never has to happen. Let me know if you're heading anywhere this Summer I hope the nice warm weather stays with us for a long time! 

Until next time, Chloe! 


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