Birchbox 3 Months On

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…

Why I Want To Stop Buying Fast Fashion

It's almost become an essential as a blogger to constantly have new stuff in, people get bored of hearing about the same old and there always has to be something new on the scene. Although we're creatures of habit there's something exciting about getting something new. I remember about a year ago, I was ordering stuff constantly and never really getting my wear out of them. There was a lot of stuff I just never worn and I think I bought them because why not, it was in fashion and was something everyone else had and I kinda bought into it through that. It became a very expensive and wasteful time and with the number of clothes that are now wasted it got me thinking.

Fast fashion is on the rise and more and more people are getting involved, companies are banking on this and although it's great to have the new thing in it's not great to consistently be purchasing clothes that we don't wear enough. I realised when I started getting more into getting photos done and more into talking about fashion more regularly, I felt this need to suddenly have something new all the time. And realistically, we don't. 

It seems that the social media world hates outfit repeating, I know bloggers who hate to post the same outfit several times on Insta but why? Are there really people out there that think people only wear things once, for me this seems so weird to me. Surely people understand we all don't just wear something once and never again, but in the days of fast fashion, this seems to be more of a thing. For me, I wanted to take action against it, yes I still love purchasing off fast fashion sites but I want to make more of a conscious effort to look at what I already own and make something of it. I bought these clothes for a reason so they're getting their wear before I pick up anything else. There are so many things I've bought and just never worn and it's time they got some love. 

If you do, however, feel the need to constantly buy new clothes. Instead of running through the high street, why not look in charity shops and thrift stores. It'll save you money and you're helping charities and small businesses out. In this real world, nobody cares if you don't have the in thing. It's all just clothes at the end of the day. 

So am making a pledge to stop buying into fast fashion so much, I wanna start off by looking through all my clothes and realistically thinking if I can and would wear it. If not it's off to the charity shop. Then I wanna make sure everything in my wardrobe gets a bit of wear before anything new comes in its place. Little changes like this can have a big impact and it's about time we changed things up. 

Let me know your thoughts and fast fashion and will you take the pledge with me? 

Until next time, Chloe! 

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