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

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 15th, 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.

Let’s take a look at our Bad Buy Cardigans!

First my always lovely and supportive co-host Shelbee of Shelbee on the EdgeThe bad buy book: cardigansI couldn’t resist this chunky knit kimono style cardigan on clearance from Target.  I loved the light blue color and the fringed hem and the cozy style, but it is kind of frumpy.  I still wear it often when I just want to be cozy, but there is no way to avoid the frump factor in this one!The Bad buy book: cardigansThis black and white polka dot cardigan is one of my favorites, so I guess it isn’t really a bad buy…except that it is way too small and has been since the day I bought it.  I just have to always wear it open with only a very light layer underneath it. 

Nancy:(I remember when you showed it on the blog, I loved this outfit very much and I searched for a cardigan like that myself, without succes)

 And here is Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of StyleThe Bad Buy Book: cardigans

I’m actually submitting my step mom, Nancy’s photo for your challenge!!

This cardigan was just too big for her, and she actually ended up giving it to my husband to wear. (Don’t tell her, but since it’s in my closet, I actually wear it around the house too since it’s so warm). So it may have been a bad buy for her, but a good thing for me—ha ha!!!

And finally my Bad Buy cardiganThe Bad Buy Book: cardigans

I am banishing all of white tops and cardigans out of my closet since I learned, through these Bad Buy series, that I must not wear that color in my face! This is the last one to go.The Bad Buy Book: cardigans

And this is also such a awfull one! Why? I just don’t like purple! Any shade of purple!

I hope you enjoyed our Bad Buy Book serie! Next month’s theme is: Bags!

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    • November 15, 2017 / 12:34 am

      You didn’t! Nancy did!

  1. November 15, 2017 / 12:40 am

    This is such a fun series! And it’s so interesting to see what you guys consider a “bad buy.” I really like both of your cardigans for example. But I think it all has to do with how we feel, etc.

    • November 15, 2017 / 12:43 am

      Ha ha, yes it does! But it also learned me not to wear of white in my face anymore!

  2. November 15, 2017 / 4:58 am

    Great series. I’ve just been clearing out my closet and wound up with several cardigans that I’ll be disposing of because of redundant style or unflattering fit. Too bad I missed out on the deadline for this post. Maybe next time.

    • November 15, 2017 / 9:21 am

      Next month the theme is cardigans! Perhaps you can find a bad buy in you’re closet!

  3. November 15, 2017 / 9:03 am

    I love this post. Cardigans are my go to, but I always buy black or blue ones as I know I’d hardly wear them if they’re any other colour..

    • November 15, 2017 / 9:22 am

      It’s good to have no bad buys! But not for us!

  4. November 15, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    I love this idea for a post! I have several pieces that just sit there as well. I have to admit that all these looks you ladies put together still look amazing. We are all so hard on ourselves!

    • November 15, 2017 / 4:28 pm

      Ha ha, yes we are! We are all very critical!

  5. November 15, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I can’t believe you don’t like purple! Quite a surprise, I wonder if there’s any other colour you don’t like?

    The thing is none of these cardigans look particularly horrible – in fact they’re all pretty nice in my opinion. But I can absolutely relate to “buyer’s regret”!

    • November 15, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      I don’t like yellow that much too, but I love all colours but not to wear.

  6. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    November 15, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Hmm I love all these cardigans :))

    • November 16, 2017 / 12:00 pm

      Haha, I am glad!

  7. November 15, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    I think you never can buy a bad cardigan, but uhm… okay now I see that some girls did make a hughe mistake! And then I scratched behind my ears… I have one too! But didn’t know that anymore!

    • November 16, 2017 / 12:01 pm

      You bad bad girl! Check out your closet for a bag now!

  8. November 15, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Haha! You are so inventive! I love the idea of bad buy book!

    • November 16, 2017 / 12:03 pm


  9. November 16, 2017 / 7:04 am

    Ik vind de stippen broek leuk!

    • November 16, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Ik vond die hele outfit leuk!

    • November 16, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Thanks love!

  10. Lorna
    November 16, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    Funnily enough, I actually really like the purple one you have, I think it’s pretty!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • November 16, 2017 / 3:33 pm

      Ha ha, so many people, so many tastes.

    • November 20, 2017 / 9:12 am

      Thank you!

    • November 27, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Well, then join us next month with bags!

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