Welcome to July’s edition of The Bad Buy Book: Tops!

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 1st 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 see who all bought a Bad Buy top!

First of all of course, is my lovely co-host Shelbee of Shelbee on The EdgeThe Bad Buy Book: topsI really liked this striped peplum top from Old Navy and didn’t buy it when I tried it on.  When I went back for it, they did not have my size so I bought one size smaller. And now it pulls across my chest, the sleeves feel too snug, and the peplum hits right at the widest part of my midsection.  It also gets all caught up in the back on the waistband of my pants.  I should have just ordered the correct size online!

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style


The Bad Buy Book: tops

I guess I should be embarrassed that I have categories for everything you’ve talked about so far…ha ha!!( no Jodie, I love that you buy Bad Buys LOL!)

I’m including a photo of this blouse. I liked the blouse and it fit fine—until I washed it! Then it shrunk like no ones business!! Of course, I’m sure if I was more careful about how I wash my items, I might not have had this issue. But I’m one of those that everything needs to go in the washer and dryer or it just doesn’t work in my life!!!

Too bad, because the whole outfit looks amazing!

Your host! I could add so many bad buy tops. It’s awfull!The Bad Buy Book: tops

I don’t know exactly why I don’t like this top. I think it’s the neckline and the color.

Me again! (that should tell me something!)

The Bad Buy Book: topsAnd this one I only wore once to show here. Again it’s the color, now that I am showing it to you I understand I never must by a top in off white! How helpfull is The Bad Buy Book!

That’s it for now! Although several ladies said they had a Bad Buy top, they did not submit anything. That’s a pitty, I hope you will join next month!

If there are themes that you would find easier, then we would love to hear that!

Next month theme is: .,,Sitting Shoes Sandals”!

So remove those nasty, ugly, uncomfortable sandals from the closet, put them on your feet for one last time and take a picture! We would love to see them before August 10th.

Have a great weekend everybody!



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  1. July 15, 2017 / 12:05 am

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has these bad buys!! But usually I throw them out before there is proof–ha ha!!

    • July 15, 2017 / 9:28 am

      Haha, now you have to save them for us! I loved your outfit actually!

  2. July 15, 2017 / 8:24 am

    Ik heb me rotgezocht naar foto’s, maar het shirt was ook niet fotogeniek!
    Sommige tops vind ik niet eens zo slech qua uitvoering!

    • July 15, 2017 / 9:30 am

      Nee dat is zo, maar vaak is het ook het gevoel wat een kledingstuk je geeft! Wat lief dat je je best hebt gedaan

    • July 15, 2017 / 2:08 pm

      Haha, wij denken daar toch anders over!

  3. July 15, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Missed this month. Will polish my toenails and dig up my BAD sandals for August!

    • July 15, 2017 / 6:58 pm

      Haha, yes that would be fantastic!

  4. July 15, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    Aw I actually like all of the tops, also on you! The off-white top with the blue pencil skirt.. If you ever decide to throw these items out let me know and I will buy them off of you <3

    • July 15, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      Ha ha ha. Well, the blue skirt I already sold!

  5. miri
    July 16, 2017 / 11:41 am

    Ohh, I really love this idea. You made me smile, ladies. I will see if I have some ugly sandals sitting in the closet and if I do, I will definitely participate.

    • July 16, 2017 / 12:21 pm

      Oh I hope you do! That would be so lovely. Thank you dear!

  6. July 17, 2017 / 8:54 am

    Oh yes, I know about bad buys. I have a lovely blue skirt. My daughter made me buy it…my husband said it makes me look big. I feel it makes me look big…I don’t wear it – argh!!!

    I think you look adorable in the top with blue pencil skirt – you Must wear it – it’s fabulous 😉

    Happy Monday

    • July 17, 2017 / 9:00 am

      Haha, I loved the skirt but the top….nah. Save that skirt for our Bad Buys!

    • July 17, 2017 / 12:05 pm

      Thank you Gemma, it’s going to be very hot here so I think it will be a great week! Hope yours is too!

  7. July 17, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Wat een leuk topic, goed idee zeg! Ik vind je eerste top (Nancy) inderdaad niet mooi zitten bij de halslijn. Alle andere tops van jullie allemaal vind ik leuk (zie niet jullie dilemma) maar goed, zelf ben je altijd meer kritisch he?! Haha! Liefs Josine

    • July 17, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      Ja inderdaad en het is ook het gevoel wat een kledingstuk je geeft!

  8. July 17, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    This is my favorite topic of the week! You all actually look fabulous, but I get it – not every purchase can be be a smash hit! thanks for linking up.


    • July 17, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Thank you, I’m very pleased to read that!

  9. July 21, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    This Bad Buy Book is too funny! I could create a whole blog about things I only wore once, shamefully. I actually like the striped peplum on Shelbee! I think it looks great!

    • July 21, 2017 / 7:13 pm

      So, join us next month with sandals!

  10. July 22, 2017 / 2:32 am

    Thank you for linking up. I probably have bad buys but usually they are thrifted so I’m not out of too much money and usually just donate it back…….The sad thing is when I make something and end up not liking ii, not anything lately, but it has happened,

    • July 22, 2017 / 8:32 am

      I think we all have bad Buys from now and then! Have a great weekend Terri!

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