Welcome to The Bad Buy Book trousers!

The Bad Buy Book is a series hosted by Shelbee of 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.

This month theme is,,Trousers”! You know the too loose, too long, too short, too baggy, too staticky, too itchy, too hot, too thin…..or whatever the case may be!

Well, let’s take a look now at your bad buy trousers!

First of all my lovely co-host Shelbee.The Bad Buy Book trousersI am always a sucker for a great pair of distressed jeans and I also am a fan of higher quality denim.  When I saw these on sale at American Eagle, I wanted to give them a try.  I really liked the high waisted style when I tried them on, but I tried them on with a long tunic so they look slouchy and cute.  But when I tucked a shirt into them to try to dress them up, it made me have the most puffy belly pouch ever!  And no one wants that.  I still wear them, but with longer shirts and really as just knock-around jeans now.

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of StyleJodie in The Bad Buy Book trousers“It sure makes me feel better to know that I’m not the only one who buys the wrong items at times!!

 I never realized these pants were that bad. I used to wear them to work (but in my defense, they might look a tidge better with heels??). Anyways when I wore them as a comparison for our floral shirt post last summer, I realized that they just were not flattering. So I gave them away. 

I think taking photos of our outfits can be so enlightening at times!! The mirror can certainly lie (or else I need some new glasses–ha ha)”

Jodie showed us her beautiful floral blouse on jeans! Jodie in The Bad Buy Book trousersThat’s much better Jodie, if I may say so.

Your host NancyThe Bad Buy Book trousersI don’t like jeans! Here in my area everybody wears jeans! Why I bought these I don’t know. They fit perfectly, they are highwaisted, they even gave me a but! But it is just not me! I felt like a total different person wearing them! I only wore them for the blog.

Next month theme is ,,Jewelery”. So it’s time to take a picture of those heavy earrings, the bracelet that leaves stains, the gifted necklace that you hate, the ring that you can”t take of unless you keep your hand in the fridge for half an hour. I think you understand what we mean.

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.

Unfortunately we do not have many Bad Buy looks this week to show you and we therefore hope very much that you are going to send massive pictures for next month!

Happy Easter weekend all!