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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FASHION OVER 50 WIDE SKIRT WITH PRINT

Fashion over 50 is fantastic!

And why is fashion over 50 so great? Well in my case because the older I get the more confidant I am. As a girl and a young woman I was pretty uncertain. Many people confused it with arrogance. Such a pitty. But the more confidence I get, the more I wear what I want. No, I have to say that in a different way. I always have worn what I wanted but now I feel more confidant in the clothes I wear. Such a shame that I had to wait until this age to get there!

This skirt helped me to find a new dress!

Just like these shoes I felt immediately in love with this skirt when I saw it on Instagram. The print is fantastic, the colors modest yet colorful and it has bags. I think that looks great on skirts like this one. And the lenght is just right for fashion over 50(on me that is). When I checked the site where I bought this skirt, I saw that this brand has got amazing dresses too! And I had been looking for a dress for our party. Gerben and I are 25 years together this year( we are not married) and in June we celebrate that with family and friends. And I ,,needed,, a dress for that occasion of cours. The dress will not be worn before the party, even not for you guys so you all have to wait a while! I have already told you that the store where I bought most of my clothes, and where I worked, has changed the concept. I can’t find any nice dresses or skirts there anymore. Such a shame. On the other hand, it aint a bad thing to explore other brands.

What I wear with this skirt.

I know, print mixing is it! But I do not intend to cover the fine print of this skirt with other prints. So I keep it calm with a lace top and a leather bolero. Btw, my dear blogging friend Shelbee wore this print on a beautiful blue dress last week. Isn’t that coincidental! printed skirt in fashion over 50lace top in fashion over 50leather bolero in fashion over 50fashion over 50outfit in fashion over 50red shoes in fashion over 50swans in fashion over 50skirt in fashion over 50me in fashion over 50

Skirt: here

Shoes: here

Top: mine is sold out, but simular here

Bolero: here

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My choice of last week is: Nicole of Huisvlijtfashion over 40

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LEOPARD PRINT & CHECKERED FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

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I f you do not want to read the whole story or you just can’t handle me wearing two prints, scroll right down and linkup! For the heroes…. hold on tight!

Leopard print & checkered!

Most of you know by now that I am not into prints very often. You should see my kitchen and living room, stark white, no frills, empty, almost sterile. And so it is with my style, no fuss. Well then you will, I think, be surprised that I am wearing two prints today! I actually surprised myself too! But when I saw this cardigan, it looks a bit like a jacket, I knew immediately that it would look great on this blouse. I wear the sleeves up because, yeah, that’s the trend eh! Haha, but I like it.  But why does this combination works for me? I have no idea. I searched on the net about mixing prints to give you some tips, but I have apparently failed to comply with the hints. Does that mean I look like I dressed myself in the dark? Haha, no I don’t think so. I think that if it feels good, it is! And when in doubt….DON’T. Never! Btw, I saw here a beautiful coat and they also have a gorgeous pencilskirt in the same print! H&M has got great new items this week.

Blous: here c/o

Cardigan: here c/o

Ankle boot: here *

Skirt: here *

I bought the skirt a size bigger because I wanted to be longer.

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Most viewed from last week is: Jaymie from Shop my closet by Jaymie Ashcraft who is a totall wine lover! Make sure you stop by her blog!

 

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!

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STYLE MIX & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

Fancy Friday linkup on Pinterest!

I never immersed myself in Pinterest until Sunday after breakfast I didn’t feel like doing something yet, the mails were all answered, so I thought I give it a shot. And it turned out to be quite fun.( you of course do know this already) I now made a board were I feature the Fancy Friday most viewed and when Fancy Friday reach 100 linkups I make a board to feature my favorite! Last week there was one linkup more! Come on girls, you can do better! Spread the word!

Different styles in one outfit.

I’m not the type that wears a lot of prints or is creative with clothes, but I do always like to mix styles. Think pencilskirt/bikerjacket for instance. The off shoulder(that isn’t off shoulder on me, it snapped back the hole time) top is a bit beach look but could also be Boho. This is my first off shoulder top….and the last. I bought it because I love the color and the sleeves but off shoulder does not look good on me, I will wear this one as a mot off shoulder one! Ideal is that it has three-quarter sleeves. I have nothing with long sleeves. The boots are real seventies, block heel suède and beige. I could wear my front button skirt with the top and boots but I like this one better. It’s a denim skirt with a beautiful deepblue color. I have many high/low skirts, blouses and dresses. I love them, I think they are jaunty, cheerful and feminine. This skirt is pretty long in the back and has a nice bow!

Top: here *

Boots: here

Skirt: here c/o

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Most viewed from last week is: Andrea from Living on Cloud Nine. Don’t check her blog when your hungry!

 

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LAST SUMMER OUTFITS

A compilation of my last summer outfits!

These are the last summer outfits I’m afraid. After this, I can no longer escape from the Fall collections. So it seemed fun to show pictures of my favorite outfits from last summer. But then worn in a different way then you already have seen. I usually show an outfit once, maybe I’ll show it a second time differently, and high rarely I will post it for a third time. But than I must be really fond of that skirt or dress. But of course I wear those clothes more then once, and often in a bit different way than I showed you. I like my outfits without lots of prints and simple. I wear almost only my Michael Kors  jewelry and nothing else. I do wear a lot of different earrings and sometimes an anklet, but that’s about it. I hope you like this!maxi dress in last summer outfits

This is how I wore it. I had no inspiration at all, but Tiina from Elegance Revisited told me how I could wear it in another way. And this way I liked it more! Thank you Tiina!

Here is how you saw it. I love this skirt, I will show you the skirt in Fall with a sweater and boots. I wasn’t really mawing the lawn! Haha.

checkered skirt in last summer outfits

This is how I wore it. I love my white All stars, I have worn them a lot this summer.

Zara dress in last summer outfits

The only thing that is different here are the shoes,

flowerprint skirt in last summer outfits

Here is how you saw it before.

striped skirt in last summer outfits

This is how I wore it in early spring.

blue skirt in last summer outfits

Here is how I wore it before.

The featured image is my absolute favorite. You saw it before here. So now the holiday is almost over, we have this week left. There will be a lot of shopping involved! I already have seen some beautiful skirts and ankle boots. I love ankle boots. And I love the Fall colors. I will show you how our vacation in England was soon.

I wish you all a great day!

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