Welcome to October’s edition of The Bad Buy Book!
This month’s theme is: Jackets!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please put”Bad Buy” in the subject line.
So let’s take a look at this month’s Bad Buys!
First my ever charming co-host Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge.
The plaid blazer is from Talbots and I found it in my local thrift shop. For $7, I could not resist the purchase. And then another $6 to have it dry cleaned, I thought it was a steal for a total of $13! However, it is a size to small and does not fit across the shoulders. Making it $13 completely wasted! I thought it would be comfortable with a light weight tee shirt underneath, but it is still too snug so I never wear it.
The teal brocade blazer is a thrifted piece and I fell in love with the colors and the metallic threading throughout the ornate pattern. But once again, it is a bit too snug across the shoulders. So there it hangs in my closet…unworn due to its uncomfortability factor. I need to stop buying these things that just don’t fit correctly!
(Nancy: it’s when we settle for less it goes wrong)
Now here is Sonja of YustSoMe.It is my winter jacket from last year. It was cheap, warm, but after a month I saw that white stuff was coming out of the fabric.
I was very dissapointed, because I loved it.. so far.
Now I use it for gardening and the dirty jobs. And a new coat is on her way… a longer model, so I can wear my long sweaters, without peeping under! (Dat ze eronderuit piepen ).
(Nancy: okay, I know it’s about the jacket…..but check those lips!)
Do I need to say anything else but…..BORING!I actually was writing a post title when I remembered I had another Bad Buy jacket. It is currently in the back of my car to bring to the thrift store. I don’t know why I don’t like it, I think it feels to masculine.
We hope you liked our Bad Buys, well we mean that we hope you like to read it!, and join us too next month!
Next months theme is: Cardigans! Now we just know you have at least one in your closet that you do not wear! Show it!