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

This month’s theme is: Jackets!

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 or Please put”Bad Buy” in the subject line.

So let’s take a look at this month’s Bad Buys!

First my ever charming co-host Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge.

Hi Nancy, here are my bad buy blazers…The Bad Buy Book: Jackets

The plaid blazer is from Talbots and I found it in my local thrift shop.  For $7, I could not resist the purchase.  And then another $6 to have it dry cleaned, I thought it was a steal for a total of $13!  However, it is a size to small and does not fit across the shoulders.  Making it $13 completely wasted!  I thought it would be comfortable with a light weight tee shirt underneath, but it is still too snug so I never wear it.

(Nancy: I think it’s a fantastic blazer)The Bad Buy Book: Jackets

The teal brocade blazer is a thrifted piece and I fell in love with the colors and the metallic threading throughout the ornate pattern.  But once again, it is a bit too snug across the shoulders.  So there it hangs in my closet…unworn due to its uncomfortability factor.  I need to stop buying these things that just don’t fit correctly!

(Nancy: it’s when we settle for less it goes wrong)

Now here is Sonja of YustSoMe.The Bad Buy Book: jacketsIt is my winter jacket from last year. It was cheap, warm, but after a month I saw that white stuff was coming out of the fabric.

I was very dissapointed, because I loved it.. so far.

Now I use it for gardening and the dirty jobs. And a new coat is on her way… a longer model, so I can wear my long sweaters, without peeping under! (Dat ze eronderuit piepen ).

(Nancy: okay, I know it’s about the jacket…..but check those lips!)

And also my Bad Buy Jacket.The Bad Buy Book: jackets

Do I need to say anything else but…..BORING!The Bad Buy Book: JacketsI actually was writing a post title when I remembered I had another Bad Buy jacket. It is currently in the back of my car to bring to the thrift store. I don’t know why I don’t like it, I think it feels to masculine.

We hope you liked our Bad Buys, well we mean that we hope you like to read it!, and join us too next month!

Next months theme is: Cardigans! Now we just know you have at least one in your closet that you do not wear! Show it!

Till then!




I love cardigans

I used to love a cardigan because I was always cold……now I have these hot flashes so I need to take something of when one hits me! I also think that a cardigan adds something more. Not only a layer, but color, especiallly with summer dresses like here and here.

*This is a sponsored post but I don’t show items I don’t like and the words are always my own.

Gerben asked me, about a month ago, what I wanted for my birthday.( it was my birthday on August 31th)I said that I wanted a shopping day with him. I hadn’t been shopping for a while. It’s all online shopping. In the past, with girlfriends, we spent a whole day shopping a couple times a year. And I mean a whole day, from opening till closing time! Well, we did have lunch in between. But now with a wheelchair it’s less fun….so to speak… So two weeks ago, Gerben and I went for a day of shopping in Den Bosch. And it was fantastic! To not get tired while shopping is so very nice! We had a nice lunch and had a drink in a cosy place in the afternoon and we went out for diner in the evening too! I bought fabulous things, which you all get to see. I loved this dress straight away, but it wasn’t in my size. This is actually two sizes bigger then I normally have, but it looked pretty small to me. So I tried it on and guess what! It was perfect!

And a sequin bag

What about my sequin cross body bag? Isn’t is just lovely? I never have anything with sequins, but this one was to cute. And I love the bold goldcolored chain. I normally don’t use fashion bags anymore because I always have to carry my oxygen bag, but when I use the wheelchair, I can put the concentrator in the wheelchair bag and then I can wear a small bag on my lap. For my phone, a lipstick……and my creditdard! Lol. And fortunately it is still warm enough to wear peeptoes over here. But I think that will soon be over. Then it is time for tights again.


Dress: here

Cardigan: Dresslily

Sequin bag: Dresslily

Shoes: mine are from last season, but you can find more in this color here

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How I wear red

We all see on the catwalks, in the magazines and on Pinterest boards, these monochrome red outfits. I am not a huge fan of this color. That is to say, red clothing. I love red lipstick, I almost always wear red nailpolish, I love red shoes, but not clothing. I do have a cardigan, a pencilskirt and a sweater in red. And oh yes, I love lingerie in red.

*This is a sponsored post but I never show or talk about products I don’t like, and always use my own words.

But I wanted to try a monochrome red outfit for fun. Just to see if it would look good on me too!

Do you like to wear red?

It would be fun of course if you all would linkup with a red outfit! Or a garment in that color. But don’t worry, any other outfit would do the trick too! But who is a huge red fan? When I think about you, my readers, there is maybe one blogger(Ada) that pops in my head who wears a lot of red. Am I the only one who doesn’t like it that much? No, I don’t think so. But back to the outfit. My inspiration to wear this outfit came because of the ankle boots. Aren’t they adorable! But of course these ankle boots fits with almost any outfit. You know that I am a bit self-evident( some words I have to look up for the correct translation, this word sounds strange to me, but I hope you understand what I mean), and therefor I am wearing a black bracelet, I have a red one, but that looked to boring….. I am wearing red earrings


Ankle boots: Rosegal

Skirt: mine is old, but very nice one here

Cardigan: simular here

Sweater: simular here

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My favorite of last week is: Stefanie of The Style SafariRED

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Time for sweater dresses!

It’s getting colder here and so it’s time to choose a warm sweater dress from Dresslily. Last week in the UK we had such a fantastic weather, sunny blue skies, and now back in the Netherlands I think it is so very cold. And I hate to be cold!

So time to check out some fabulous sweater dresses.

1. Cable knit dress

2.Knitted bodycon dress

And a few more sweater dresses that I really like!

1.Pleated knitted dress

2.Striped sweater dress

Do you like to wear sweater dresses when it is getting colder? Perhaps I don’t even like to wear them anymore, you know, hot flashes and all!

And have you already picked a Bad Buy Jacket for the October series? Please do, we really would love to continue these series, but ladies, we need your help with it! Come on: participate!

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