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 SITTING SHOES!

Welcome to The Bad Buy Book Sitting Shoes!

The Bad Buy Book is a series hosted by Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge and Nancy from 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.

,,Sitting Shoes”

This month’s theme is ,,Sitting Shoes”. You know those shoes that are absolutely adorable, complete stunners, to die for, those had-to-have-them shoes. The ones that were so perfect in the store but turned out to be the most uncomfortable, intolerable shoes ever. Those are the shoes that Shelbee and I like to call,,Sitting Shoes”.

The theme for April will be Trousers! Share your photos of those trousers that you thought were perfect but turned out to be too loose, too baggy, too long, too short, too staticky, too itchy, too hot, too thin…..or whatever the case may be!

You can send us your picture with a few words to: shelbeeontheedge@gmail.com or to nancybaten@upcmail.nl

The submission date is the first of April.

Well, let’s take a look now at your,,Sitting Shoes”!

Your host Shelbee

The Bad Buy Book Sitting Shoes

I found these wedges on clearance for a great deal and thought they were so versatile with the nude color.  And I loved the cork texture of the thong.  I should have heeded the warning that there were SO many pairs of them left on clearance.  It is the worst shoe design ever.  A thong on a high wedge.  As your heel is lifted up by the wedge heel, the thong jams so hard in between your toes that you can’t walk ten feet without severe pain!  It is so obvious, yet I was so blinded by the “great deal”!

 Rena from It’s all Fine. Whatever tickles the Fancy

Rena in The Bad Buy Book Sitting Shoes

I bought these boots on-line this past December and when I first tried them on, the heel didn’t seem so high.  It wasn’t until we had to walk about a block from our townhouse to the location when this photo was taken that I realized that these boots were definitely “sitting shoes”

Jodie from Jodie’s Touch of Style

The Bad Buy Book Sitting Shoes

These red sandals were a great deal when I got them. And they were fine wearing them for the first hour. But after that, the straps dug into my foot too much!! 

Needless to say, I just gave them away. And am on the hunt for another pair of red sandals—they go with everything!!

 Cynthia from Een theelepel geluk

The Bad Buy Book Sitting Shoes

These boots are so beautiful! But they are true off boots! I can not walk on these, but because I find them so stylish I wear them when I need to go somewhere quickly. For an errand or when I have to go to work. At work they go out! But I have, in any case, stylishly arrived!

Aimee of www.5memorylane.com

The Bad Buy Book Sitting Shoes

“I have a fabulous friend that bought me these boots as a total surprise. (Her name might be Shelbee). I couldn’t wait to wear them, and at the time I had no boots of this style or height. They were tough to get on, even though I have a narrow foot, and you have grab the mesh area to help ease them up. Unfortunately, they ripped the first time I wore them and after about 45 minutes, were extremely tough to walk in. They are loose at the leg, and all of the weight is on your toes. These are my fabulous, stylish, sittin’ boots.”

Anne of Spy Girl

The Bad Buy Book

NaNa platform cowboy boots

Never fit, too tight

Dealt a bad hand, amiga

Rena

The Bad Buy Book Sitting Shoes

These pumps were a thrift store find that I was giddy over because they are real leather and were showing hardly any wear.  It turns out that they are not so comfortable for much walking even though the heel is somewhat moderate.  There is no cushioning in the insole so a pad may help but I haven’t try that yet.

Your host NancyThe Bad Buy Book Sitting ShoesI bought these years ago and also in brown and blue. All three are horrible to walk. They are simply painful. But so beautiful…sigh.

Thank you all for your contribution! We hope to see a lot of your worst trousers!