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 or 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!