THE BAD BUY BOOK: TOPS

Welcome to July’s edition of The Bad Buy Book: Tops!

The Bad Buy Book is a series hosted by Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge and Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style. We wanted to establish together something fun and new. We both talked about our,,Sitting Shoes,, and so we came up with the idea for The Bad Buy Book!

We all do our best to look great in our outfits, choose the right accessories, the right makeup, the perfect shoes, and wait for the best light to shoot the most flattering outfit photos. And now we are asking you to show us the items you don’t feel your very best in. You know, those ,,Sitting Shoes,, that dress that is actually not quite your color, the skirt that is a size too small but the saleswoman said it looked amazing. We all own those items!  And while they may look fabulous, they don’t always feel fabulous! So we want you to show us your bad buys and tell us the story about them! What made you purchase the item?  And why do you dislike it now?  And why not share them with us?  We buy these things for a reason then hide them in the back of the closet.  Now it’s their turn to share the limelight.

Every month on the 15 th, we will both publish a post sharing the photos you have sent us along with a few sentences about the bad buy. Photo submissions will be due by the 1st of each month so we have time to edit and compile all of the entries. At the end of each post we will let you know the theme for the next month’s post. Photos and the story of your ”Bad Buy” can be emailed to shelbeeontheedge@gmail.com or nancybaten@upcmail.nl. Please put”Bad Buy” in the subject line.

Let’s see who all bought a Bad Buy top!

First of all of course, is my lovely co-host Shelbee of Shelbee on The EdgeThe Bad Buy Book: topsI really liked this striped peplum top from Old Navy and didn’t buy it when I tried it on.  When I went back for it, they did not have my size so I bought one size smaller. And now it pulls across my chest, the sleeves feel too snug, and the peplum hits right at the widest part of my midsection.  It also gets all caught up in the back on the waistband of my pants.  I should have just ordered the correct size online!

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style

 

The Bad Buy Book: tops

I guess I should be embarrassed that I have categories for everything you’ve talked about so far…ha ha!!( no Jodie, I love that you buy Bad Buys LOL!)

I’m including a photo of this blouse. I liked the blouse and it fit fine—until I washed it! Then it shrunk like no ones business!! Of course, I’m sure if I was more careful about how I wash my items, I might not have had this issue. But I’m one of those that everything needs to go in the washer and dryer or it just doesn’t work in my life!!!

Too bad, because the whole outfit looks amazing!

Your host! I could add so many bad buy tops. It’s awfull!The Bad Buy Book: tops

I don’t know exactly why I don’t like this top. I think it’s the neckline and the color.

Me again! (that should tell me something!)

The Bad Buy Book: topsAnd this one I only wore once to show here. Again it’s the color, now that I am showing it to you I understand I never must by a top in off white! How helpfull is The Bad Buy Book!

That’s it for now! Although several ladies said they had a Bad Buy top, they did not submit anything. That’s a pitty, I hope you will join next month!

If there are themes that you would find easier, then we would love to hear that!

Next month theme is: .,,Sitting Shoes Sandals”!

So remove those nasty, ugly, uncomfortable sandals from the closet, put them on your feet for one last time and take a picture! We would love to see them before August 10th.

Have a great weekend everybody!

 

 

THE BAD BUY BOOK: TOPS! SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO

The Bad Buy Book: Tops

The Bad Buy Book is a series hosted by Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge and Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style. We wanted to establish together something fun and new. We both talked about our,,Sitting Shoes,, and so we came up with the idea for The Bad Buy Book!

We all do our best to look great in our outfits, choose the right accessories, the right makeup, the perfect shoes, and wait for the best light to shoot the most flattering outfit photos. And now we are asking you to show us the items you don’t feel your very best in. You know, those ,,Sitting Shoes,, that dress that is actually not quite your color, the skirt that is a size too small but the saleswoman said it looked amazing. We all own those items!  And while they may look fabulous, they don’t always feel fabulous! So we want you to show us your bad buys and tell us the story about them! What made you purchase the item?  And why do you dislike it now?  And why not share them with us?  We buy these things for a reason then hide them in the back of the closet.  Now it’s their turn to share the limelight.

July’s theme is:Tops!

Do you also have a blouse that completely brushes your breasts, a sweater that after one wash has a toddler’s size? Or a red shirt that is now pink( and your hubby’s socks too!)?

We want to see them! And we bet a hole lot of other women want to see it too!

So send us a photo before the 10th of July, of you and your blouse, sweater, cardigan or whatever kind of top is your Bad Buy, to be featured in July! Be sure to include a description of your top!

shelbeeontheedge@gmail.com or nancybaten@upcmail.nl

 

The Bad Buy Book: Tops

THE BAD BUY BOOK: DRESSES!

Welcome to June’s edition of The Bad Buy Book!

The Bad Buy Book is a series hosted by Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge and Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style. We wanted to establish together something fun and new. We both talked about our,,Sitting Shoes,, and so we came up with the idea for The Bad Buy Book!

We all do our best to look great in our outfits, choose the right accessories, the right makeup, the perfect shoes, and wait for the best light to shoot the most flattering outfit photos. And now we are asking you to show us the items you don’t feel your very best in. You know, those ,,Sitting Shoes,, that dress that is actually not quite your color, the skirt that is a size too small but the saleswoman said it looked amazing. We all own those items!  And while they may look fabulous, they don’t always feel fabulous! So we want you to show us your bad buys and tell us the story about them! What made you purchase the item?  And why do you dislike it now?  And why not share them with us?  We buy these things for a reason then hide them in the back of the closet.  Now it’s their turn to share the limelight.

Every month on the 15 th, we will both publish a post sharing the photos you have sent us along with a few sentences about the bad buy. Photo submissions will be due by the 1 st of each month so we have time to edit and compile all of the entries. At the end of each post we will let you know the theme for the next month’s post. Photos and the story of your ”Bad Buy” can be emailed to shelbeeontheedge@gmail.com or nancybaten@upcmail.nl. Please put”Bad Buy” in the subject line.

Let’s start with The Bad Buy Book: dresses!

First of all, my lovely co-host Shelbee of Shelbee On the EdgeThe Bad Buy Book: dresses

I have this dress in black and it is one of my favorites!  When I saw it in this bright yellow floral, I had to have it.  It was slightly damaged so I also received a 50% discount but it was a final sale.  Now that I have it, I realize that the color is not so flattering on me.  And the slimming effect that is created in the black version is not present at all in the bright yellow!  Oh well, I still like the cheerfulness of the dress even though it is not the most flattering piece in my closet.

I actually like the boots and the cardigan with the dress Shelbee!

Here is Lorena of My Every Day Wear

The Bad Buy Book: dressesI’m the first one to admit that something does not look well. In this case, the black jumper dress purchased not too long ago. It looked ok in the dressing room and I was in a hurry, so I did not stop to further evaluate and just bought it. Today I am ready to let it go after just three wears. Does this happen to you often ? Buy something in a hurry,  little thought put in it and then… it just does not work ? I have to say it makes me upset as I like to think that I am now wiser and more assertive with my purchases, well I guess not.

Haha, oh yes Lorena, I can relate to that!

Here is our loyal fellow blogger Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of StyleThe Bad Buy Book: dressesSo I’m sending this photo of my dress that I consider a bad buy! It may look fine in the photos, but after only one washing it pilled terribly. I had washed it normally like the directions said, but the material must have been defective. I kept meaning to take it back to the store, but I never got around to it. Sadly, I gave it away, even though I loved it otherwise!!  

That’s a pitty Jodie, because the colors and the print are very nice.

Here is Susan of Over 50 Under 20The Bad Buy Book: dresses

Years ago, I made up a little saying for my husband to use when he went shopping by himself.  I felt like this was necessary, because sometimes he would bring home clothing that was…how can I put this?…..downright UGLY. I finally figured out that he did not look good in brown, so I taught him to say, “If it’s brown, put it down” and “If it’s blue, it will do.” His wardrobe choices have improved dramatically since he learned these phrases, but occasionally he will rebel and come home with something in the forbidden color. LOLThe Bad Buy Book: dresses

I am telling you this because I should have followed my own advice. I bought a brown dress, and I tried to make it work. I really did! When I tried this dress on, I thought it was so cute. But as I am fond of saying, my fashion journey is full of trial and error, which is why I don’t like to buy expensive clothes. I don’t like to make mistakes. BUT….I just have to admit…..I don’t like it!  .

Believe it or not, I did not give up after seeing these pictures, but kept going:The Bad Buy Book: dresses

To be honest, it is not just the color.  This dress is just NOT flattering at all. Ladies, this is why the camera is your friend. It will tell you things that the dressing room mirror will not say. The mirror might say, “Only $14.99, and you look so cute in this!  Buy it!”   But the camera will say, “It’s not a bargain if it doesn’t look good on you. What were you thinking??” So bye bye brown dress.  I hope you enjoyed hanging out in my closet for a month.

Haha, what a funny story Susan! At least you’ve tried!

Here is Gail of Is This Mutton?The Bad Buy Book: dressesThe problem:

 I bought this dress about a year ago: I was looking for an “impress dress” in terms of a smart dress for work that would give me confidence in a meeting where I had to present to a senior manager from the US. I thought this dress had the necessary gravitas.

BUT. Although it’s fairly figure flattering, it’s navy blue, a colour which doesn’t suit me and drains me.  I find the dress so dreary, I can’t even think of what to wear with it to make it look better. A belt? Meh. Jewellery? Meh. So probably the navy blue tights and shoes aren’t helping.  The dress is also a bit low cut, and I wore it with a sports bra to avoid showing any cleavage (!), and it shows my clavicles, which, unlike the rest of me, are bony. I don’t like wearing scarves but I don’t like this area being exposed. 

So I only wore it once, and I can’t see myself wearing it again! 

Perhaps styled in a totall different way Gail?

And lastly I, of course, also have a Bad Buy dress!The Bad Buy Book: dresses

I can’t even look normal wearing this one. What was I thinking? I know! Oh, It’s only €15! Why do we ever go back there every time? Bleh! To big, to frumpy, to long, to whatever! Not me.

 

That’s it for this month! Thank you all so very much for participating! Hope you, and lot’s of more beautiful women, will join us next month!

Next month theme is: Tops!

So dig up that ugly shirt, that without any thinking bought tee and those not to combine tops. And send us your picture before the 10 th of July!

Have a great day everybody!

 

THE BAD BUY BOOK: JEWELRY

Welcome to The Bad Buy Book!

The Bad Buy Book is a series hosted by Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge and Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style. We wanted to establish together something fun and new. We both talked about our,,Sitting Shoes,, and so we came up with the idea for The Bad Buy Book!

We all do our best to look great in our outfits, choose the right accessories, the right makeup, the perfect shoes, and wait for the best light to shoot the most flattering outfit photos. And now we are asking you to show us the items you don’t feel your very best in. You know, those ,,Sitting Shoes,, that dress that is actually not quite your color, the skirt that is a size too small but the saleswoman said it looked amazing. We all own those items!  And while they may look fabulous, they don’t always feel fabulous! So we want you to show us your bad buys and tell us the story about them! What made you purchase the item?  And why do you dislike it now?  And why not share them with us?  We buy these things for a reason then hide them in the back of the closet.  Now it’s their turn to share the limelight.

Every month on the 15 th, we will both publish a post sharing the photos you have sent us along with a few sentences about the bad buy. Photo submissions will be due by the 1 st of each month so we have time to edit and compile all of the entries. At the end of each post we will let you know the theme for the next month’s post. Photos and the story of your ”Bad Buy” can be emailed to shelbeeontheedge@gmail.com or nancybaten@upcmail.nl. Please put”Bad Buy” in the subject line.

This month’s theme is : Jewelry! Let’s take a look at your Bad Buy’s!

First of course is my charming co-host Shelbee of Shelbee On The EdgeThe Bad Buy Book JewelryThe Bad Buy Book Jewelry“I love the look of this triple strand of black beads for dressing up an outfit.  It is super versatile, too, being all black.  However, the wire that holds it all together has all of these tiny little loose ends that have not been properly tucked or cut and it scratches the heck out of my neck!  So it may be a pretty necklace but it is not so pretty when I am constantly fidgeting and scratching at my neck! I’m sure it is an easy repair, I just need to get around to fixing it.”

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style

The Bad Buy Book: JewelryThe white necklace I bought at Gordmans when the bubble necklaces were all the rage! I really liked it except 2 of the bubbles always turned around—which is annoying, right? So I’ve since given it away.

Sonja of YustSoMeThe Bad Buy Book: JewelryI just bought these beauties a long time ago. And everytime I look in my drawer and see my precious bling bling earrings I wished they weren’t that heavy. It is fine to wear them for some blogpost pictures, but when I go out for a date or something I never wear them, because my (lelletje) is hurting after a while!

Your host NancyThe Bad Buy Book JewelryI’ll join you Sonja as these are way to heavy! Sorry Gerben….

Jodie has another Bad Buy!

The Bad Buy Book: JewelryThe blue necklace I bought at a consignment store. The pendant would move from side to side and make all kinds of noise while I was wearing it. This one was fixable with a little superglue though and now it stays put!! 

 

And I am also great in Bad Buys, I’ve got another one too.The Bad Buy Book JewelryI love this leather bracelet. I think it’s really cool but…..I don’t like silver and I think the closure is to big. I bought this one seven years at a hippy market on Ibiza and since then I always say when I want to wear it that I have to look for a gold colored closure! Seven years!

Thank you Jodie and Sonja for your contribution! You are fantastic!
Now come on all you fabulous lady’s, and perhaps some men, you can’t make us believe you all don’t have your Bad Buys! So we want to see lots of contributions for next month.

Next month theme is: Dresses!