THE BAD BUY BOOK: SKIRTS & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

The Bad Buy Book: skirts

Welcome to September’s edition of The Bad Buy Book! This month’s theme is: skirts!

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.

So, time to take a look at our Bad Buy Skirts!

First is my dear co-host Shelbee of Shelbee on the EdgeThe Bad Buy Book: skirts“When I saw this faux leather pencil skirt, I had to have it.  Because, well, a black leather pencil skirt is completely bad ass.  But only if it fits properly.  Which it doesn’t.  It is crazy tight around the midsection.  I can’t sit or breathe in it!  But the next size up was much too big.  And how the heck do you get those horrible creases out of the faux leather?  I haven’t a clue.”

( I iron faux leather skirts Shelbee! Inside out!)

Next the always lovely Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style

The Bad Buy Book: skirts

“Well, it’s another episode of what Jodie can buy that really doesn’t work—ha ha!! ( Jodie’s words, not ours!)

Here’s my maxi skirt that I bought last year at the thrift store! I wanted a knit maxi skirt, and I love the colors, but it just didn’t work well for my style. There was too much going on in the print, and I never felt comfortable wearing it!! 

I suppose I could have tried other options to see if something would work, but I gave up and donated it!”

And  finally me with my bad Buy skirt. The Bad Buy Book: skirtsI bought this one on a market in Rye on a holiday. Very cheap! I fall for cheap, isn’t that awfull! But I only like the colors, nothing else. It’s cotton and I don’t like cotton. It doesn’t form to your body.The Bad Buy Book: skirtsThis is also a bad buy skirt, it’s actually a very boring color and I never wear it as a skirt. I wore it here as a dress! But this one I bought when I was still working and got 50% discount, so I bought a lot of clothing then………still do……without the discount…..

That’s it for this month! Hope you liked to read about our Bad Buys and that you will participate next month!

The October theme will be: Jackets!

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My favorite of last week is: Suzanne of Crazy Blonde LifeThe Bad Buy Book: skirts

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WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: ROSEGAL BOHEMIAN DRESSES

Do you like Bohemian dresses?

Bohemian dresses are actually fantastic to wear on those days in September when it’s not cold and not warm. They are often long enough to cover your legs and great to wear with a cardigan and boots. I am a huge fan of wearing dresses with boots. I have a wishlist for you with fantastic bohemian dresses and you can find more here.

1.Kimonon sleeves maxi dress

2.Split tribal print dress

3.High split dress

And some fabulous boots! (sitting shoes for me!) You can find more inspiration at rosegal.

1.Stiletto heel ankle boots

2.Kitten heel boots

3.Faux fur shoe

I hope you liked my wishlist. If you also like to shop at RoseGal, there are Summer sales ongoing, all from 33% off. Use code RGEN for another 10% off!

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STYLED BY………. AMANDA

Styled by…….

Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed?  What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style? The series is published every first Tuesday of the month.

This month Amanda tells her style story!

Styled by………Amanda!

When I think back, I wore an absolute mother-mixed-up-style, which may be understood as how I wore what my mother picked up for me, which didn’t have a very defined nor clear style, nor cohesion at all. Instead, the clothing I wore when I was 14 had to endure many different activities: school, after school trainings, starting a bit of social life and events (weddings, baptisms, friends’ birthday’s parties…) so, when the event was formal I would be dressed as a super cute girl and, instead, when I went to the sports trainings in the evenings, everything would be super baggy and boyish. It was an absolute mess! Though time I think I’ve got to develop my own, balanced style.Styled By.....AmandaStyled By.....AmandaAlthough I may be one of the most organized person you’d ever meet, it’s still a real struggle for me to put some order into anything related to define myself, tell others what I do or even describe my style. So, let’s start at the beginning: I am simply a 23year-old woman about to end her degree in Architecture, Design and & Urban Planning who was born and raised in a medium-sized city near the Mediterranean Sea called Valencia (which is the third biggest city in Spain).
I think my style goes along pretty well with what I’m studying: I have total predilection for minimal pieces, which I always put together playing with volumes, textures and complementing shapes.Styled By.....AmandaI spend long hours at the Architecture School doing team presentations and tasks, so my outfits not only have to be chic and neat according to what’s expected from a young architect to look like: everything I wear has to be comfortable and endure the different situations I must go through the day until I arrive home pretty late at night. I would say my style is quite classy and timeless, but I also like to add pieces and details that fit my yet young age and endless vitality I have, specially when it’s about running from point A to point B in just a couple of hours.Styled By.....AmandaStyled By.....AmandaI wouldn’t say my style had a clear starting point, but it went through a significant push when I first started writing Something Fashion. I’ve been always encouraged to dress accordingly to every situation and event at home, and since a very young age. But, since Something Fashion meant not only my definitive immersion to the world of fashion, but also my growth from teenage to young adult; having my own fashion blog translated into more experimentation and freedom to develop my personal style, always keeping in mind those basics I would’ve heard from my closest ones.Styled By.....AmandaStyled By.....AmandaI don’t think I have a clear reference when it comes to clothing and putting together my daily outfits: I’m always looking at different sources not always directly related to fashion, but also architecture, product design, paintings, TV shows and many more. I’m influenced with clear lines, plain colours and basic patterns and everything that’s inherently beautiful. I think that’s the true amazing side of fashion: it draws from many different sources and is a faithful portrait of culture, history and society. For me, what’s most fascinating is that fashion has the power to help us exteriorize our best selves and tell the others who we really are without any word exchange in just an eye blink.Styled By.....AmandaStyled By.....AmandaThanks to Nancy for having me at Nancy’s Fashion Style and her section “Styled by”. It’s been a pleasure to meet such a charming lady who loves to share and inspire others through her daily outfits and sense of fashion.

Well, thank you for these kind words Amanda! It was a pleasure having you here. You can find Amanda’s blog here!

Do you also have a story to tell, and do you also have beautiful pictures of your style evolution? I, and many of my readers, want to read your story! I would love it if you can join the fun too! You can find all the info in the Styled by…..page or contact me via email.

 

 

 

 

PRE FALL 2017 TREND: STRIPED DRESS & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

Striped dress is the Pre Fall Trend 2017

And don’t we just love that! Here are some great inspiring photo’s of the upcoming trend. But not only stripes of course. We see, as each year, the tartan, the fur, the 70’s etc. I don’t know about you, but I always love the Fall collections. Not that I like that season, but I love the collections. What I do find surprising is that red is a trend this Fall too. And not a red skirt or red boots, no, a totall red look! But today I will stick to stripes.

  • This is a sponsored post but all words and opinions are my own!

Striped dress

I actually wanted a white dress, I showed you a wishlist here, but since the weather is so bad I wondered if I’m going to wear a white dress this season. We had a lovely Spring but Summer is rainy and cloudy. So I decided to choose another dress that’s more suitable for Fall. You can find here more casual women dresses. I especially like the color combination of this dress. Extremely suitable for wearing with a long cardigan and boots in autumn. But today I want to show you the striped dress in a summery way. I also was aloud to pick some earrings and I am so very pleased with these. I wanted black tassel earrings for a while, choose these blue ones a while ago, but often the problem is that I know exactly what I want. And that’s never to be found. But these are perfect, also because they are very light, I hate it when earrings are to heavy, your earband will hang out so much.striped dressstriped dressstriped dressstriped dressstriped dressstriped dressstriped dress

Dress: Zaful

Shoes: mine are very old, as a mather of fact I threw them away afther the shoot because the heel was loose, but I found very nice ones here

Earrings: Zaful

This is where I link up!

My favorite of last week is: Deanne of It’s the Sound of Sunshinestriped dress

And now it’s time for the start of the Fancy Friday linkup party. Every Friday you can show yourself and meet other bloggers. Even if you’re not a blogger you can join! You can also grab a button to support my linkup party if you like. I  would appreciate it very much! Copy and paste the code under my button.

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WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: SPECIAL OCCASION DRESSES BY JJ’S HOUSE

Special occasion dresses

Every now and then you have a party you’re supposed to appear in a more formal style of clothing.  These are often then dresses you will only wear once, perhaps twice. For those occasions I will introduce JJ’s House to you today. A site with beautiful special occasion dresses for a nice price. I show you my wishlist!

My favorite special occasion dresses

1.A-line evening dress

2.Coctail dress

3.Chiffon evening dress

They come in all colors you could imagine. I like the more modest colors.

But they also have fantastic casual dresses

1.Print midi dress

2.Knitted dress

3.Knee lenght dress

 

What do you think of these elegant dresses? Are you wearing often more formal dresses?

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Have  a great day!

PINESTRIPED BOW BLOUSE WITH PUFF SLEEVES

Bow blouse on a pencil skirt

I love bow blouses, I have several see here and here. Today I show you my new pinestriped one. I already tried the print on print outfit here, today I wear lines on lines! Vertical and horizontal! You almost think I am crazy….. These kind of bow blouses are very trendy at the moment. The pinestriped ones with puff sleeves. I know I will proberbly like this one only this season. It’s a real fast fashion item to me. I know I am pushing a lot of fashion bloggers now. Because lot of you are really into thrifting and thinking of the environment. And believe me, I do too. I deal with my waste and environment very consiously. But fast fashion exist and I am part of that. So when I see a very trendy item, that I know I will like for only a few times, one season, I order it on a cheap site. I am not going for an expensive and good quality item then. And when I don’t like it anymore, it goes into the clothing container. This is such an item.

Very cheap bow blouse

Sometimes those cheap items can really surprise you. Like this bow blouse. It’s a very thin cotton, which is great for warmer days( and women in menopause!). And the fit is very good. I wanted to wear the blouse on a tight skirt and thought that it would look good on a striped skirt. I want to wear it also on my boyfriend jeans with heels! To give the outfit a smooth sporty look, I wear sneakers. Stylish but also a bit less serious! I wear simple black earrings and bracelets to remain in the same lines as the skirt. What do you think about my new garden chairs? I bought two of these retro chairs! Just love them.

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Bow blouse:  here

Shoes: simular here

Skirt: older one, but you can find inspiration here

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Don’t forget to send us your photo’s of Bad Buy skirts. I am going to the UK in a few weeks so I need them a bit earlier!