Welcome to The Bad Buy Book!

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 or Please put”Bad Buy” in the subject line.

This month’s theme is : Jewelry! Let’s take a look at your Bad Buy’s!

First of course is my charming co-host Shelbee of Shelbee On The EdgeThe Bad Buy Book JewelryThe Bad Buy Book Jewelry“I love the look of this triple strand of black beads for dressing up an outfit.  It is super versatile, too, being all black.  However, the wire that holds it all together has all of these tiny little loose ends that have not been properly tucked or cut and it scratches the heck out of my neck!  So it may be a pretty necklace but it is not so pretty when I am constantly fidgeting and scratching at my neck! I’m sure it is an easy repair, I just need to get around to fixing it.”

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style

The Bad Buy Book: JewelryThe white necklace I bought at Gordmans when the bubble necklaces were all the rage! I really liked it except 2 of the bubbles always turned around—which is annoying, right? So I’ve since given it away.

Sonja of YustSoMeThe Bad Buy Book: JewelryI just bought these beauties a long time ago. And everytime I look in my drawer and see my precious bling bling earrings I wished they weren’t that heavy. It is fine to wear them for some blogpost pictures, but when I go out for a date or something I never wear them, because my (lelletje) is hurting after a while!

Your host NancyThe Bad Buy Book JewelryI’ll join you Sonja as these are way to heavy! Sorry Gerben….

Jodie has another Bad Buy!

The Bad Buy Book: JewelryThe blue necklace I bought at a consignment store. The pendant would move from side to side and make all kinds of noise while I was wearing it. This one was fixable with a little superglue though and now it stays put!! 


And I am also great in Bad Buys, I’ve got another one too.The Bad Buy Book JewelryI love this leather bracelet. I think it’s really cool but…..I don’t like silver and I think the closure is to big. I bought this one seven years at a hippy market on Ibiza and since then I always say when I want to wear it that I have to look for a gold colored closure! Seven years!

Thank you Jodie and Sonja for your contribution! You are fantastic!
Now come on all you fabulous lady’s, and perhaps some men, you can’t make us believe you all don’t have your Bad Buys! So we want to see lots of contributions for next month.

Next month theme is: Dresses!


  1. May 15, 2017 / 12:29 am

    Isn’t it annoying when something looks great but feels horrible? Details are so important, especially with jewellery. I love your cuff Nancy.

    Emma xxx

    • May 15, 2017 / 8:35 am

      Thank you Emma, I love it but I hate the silver.

  2. May 15, 2017 / 1:58 am

    I really like all of the bad buys, but if they’re unconfortable I understand the choice to not wear them. Ugh earrings that are too heavy suck!

    • May 15, 2017 / 8:35 am

      Thank you Amy! Join us next month?

  3. May 15, 2017 / 4:54 am

    Thanks for featuring me—and twice!! That must mean I need to get smarter about my purchases, right??
    And the funny thing…that pink & black dress (that looks like a shirt in the first photo) is a dress—that was a bad buy!!

    • May 15, 2017 / 8:36 am

      Hahaha, thats fantastic! ……for us!!!

  4. May 15, 2017 / 7:19 am

    Such a beautiful jewels, but I understand all the bad buys. I had a necklace too that had some iron i n the neck hurting a lot.

    • May 15, 2017 / 8:37 am

      That feels awfull!

  5. May 15, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Amazing! I love how you turn it into something beautiful and worth talking about!

  6. May 15, 2017 / 9:08 am

    Dat doen wij wel eens he, een verkeerde aankoop. Super zware oorbellen, daar hou ik ook niet echt van. Pijnlijk!

    • May 15, 2017 / 9:58 am

      Vreselijk hè!

  7. Marushi
    May 15, 2017 / 10:49 am

    Gave inspiratie foto’s!! 😀

  8. May 15, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    En ik vind het toch echt meevallen! Maar goed, een ander voelt dat zo anders. Echt Superleuk! Deze rubriek.

    • May 15, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      Dankje! Wij vinden het ook heel leuk om te doen!

    • May 15, 2017 / 12:57 pm

      Oh they do Shelbee! I think there are a lot of women with bad buy dresses out there!

  9. May 15, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    Oh, how I love this series! Bought what I thought was the perfect dress online and could barely get it on. Will have to share next month as a beware to others.

    • May 15, 2017 / 12:57 pm

      That would be fantastic Leslie! Cant wait to see it!

    • May 15, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      Thanks Gemma!

  10. May 15, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    First of all I do love the appearance of all these beautiful pieces. I do hate it when jewelry is uncomfortable though. Wires poking me would be terrible. I also adore the last leather bracelet. And I think it looks fine in silver, but would be nicer in gold.
    Thanks for sharing !!
    X, Elle

    • May 15, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      Thank you Elle! I never wear silver but I loved the bracelet so much.

    • May 15, 2017 / 6:56 pm

      Thank you Vanessa!

  11. May 15, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    I love the theme of this post. We can all relate, I’m sure, to things we thought we would covet and end up just storing and often wishing they actually WORKED. I wonder, why do we keep these things…;)
    xo, janea

    • May 15, 2017 / 7:03 pm

      Yes, awfull isnt it! I try to dont buy that impulsieve anymore.

  12. May 15, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Te zware oorbellen daar heb ik er ook heel wat van gehad. 🙂

    • May 15, 2017 / 10:24 pm

      En irritant dat dat is hè!

  13. May 15, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Superleuke rubriek is dit! Veel van die sieraden zijn wel heel mooi, zo balen dat ze dan heel naar zitten… Malou x

    • May 15, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      Doe je mee volgende maand?

  14. May 15, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    Great idea for a fun post! And I agree, if something is scratching me all day, it has to go. thanks for linking up, xo


    • May 16, 2017 / 8:05 am

      Thank you Patti!

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