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!

Would love it if you shared!


  1. April 15, 2017 / 12:39 am

    I think this is fun…so thanks so much for doing it, guys!!
    And Nancy—I think you just aren’t used to yourself in jeans!! Because golly gee, they look fabulous on you!

    • April 15, 2017 / 9:34 am

      No they really didnt Jodie! Haha, I am not used to wear them , you re right. But I also actually don t like them because it always feels like: I don t care what I wear so lets wear jeans. Thank you so much for your contribution! Enjoy your Easter weekend!

  2. April 15, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    OMG I had many many bad buys! But no pictures! If I had one I would send one…
    but… yes I do have some Jewelry! Send them soon!

    • April 15, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Oh that would be fabulous love!

    • April 16, 2017 / 4:19 pm

      Vind je? Het is gewoon echt mij niet!

  3. April 16, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    This is a great series. I have way too many bad buys over the years. Shoes are the worst for me. I buy them because they are pretty. Sadly I can’t wear some pairs as they are totally uncomfortable.

    • April 16, 2017 / 11:23 pm

      Ha ha, oh yes we all know that! It’s such a shame that some shoes are just not made to walk on

  4. April 16, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    Nancy, Jodie, and Shelbee,
    You all amazing in these jeans. You look fabulous, but I will say that those trousers did not do you justice Jodie!
    xx, Elle

    • April 16, 2017 / 11:24 pm

      I think mine are awful!

  5. April 17, 2017 / 12:59 am

    I actually really like your jeans, Nancy! They fit you so well, and they are modern and fun. Plus, you paired them with a cute top and sandals. Nothing about your outfit says “Oh, I don’t care, I’ll just wear jeans.” There must be some deep-routed psychological issue why you are so against jeans… 😉 But seriously, it’s okay if you decide they are not for you, but it is a shame nonetheless…

    • April 17, 2017 / 9:59 am

      Haha, I guess there is a deep routed psychological issue! No, I just don t feel like Nancy wearing jeans. I got your mail!!!!!!!! Yeah!!!!! I havn t read it yet, I will do on Wednesday as I havn t got the time today and tomorrow to read it on the laptop. But thank you so much dear!

  6. April 17, 2017 / 9:28 am

    Ik heb het probleem bij de wortel opgelost: ik koop gewoon nooit broeken : )

    • April 17, 2017 / 10:02 am

      Haha, nee? Draag jij nooit broeken?

  7. April 17, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    Dit is een kwestie van smaak. Ik zie badbuy van de ander dat ik dacht..oh dit vind ik hartstikke leuk voor mijzelf..hihi

    • April 17, 2017 / 9:18 pm

      Ha ha, ja grappig dan hè!

  8. April 17, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    Fun idea! Nancy, I am with you. I buy jeans and don’t wear them as often as dresses and skirts. I think it is a level of comfort for me. I do think Jodie, if you had a high heel on with the pants it would work better, right? I do love you in jeans too Jodie
    Ill try to contribute, but if I had jewelry that was a bad buy, I probably returned it! heheh
    jess xx

    • April 17, 2017 / 9:19 pm

      Oh come on Jess, you can find a pair of earrings that are to heavy can’t you!

  9. April 17, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    Oh the bad buys! The list is long and fortunately, I don’t have any pictures of them. Especially when you buy something online and when you put it on, it looks nothing like the model did in the picture…ugh! Oh well, haha.

    Lydia |

    • April 17, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Ha ha, well I hope you have done bad buy

    • April 17, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      I hope you have some bad buy jewellery to show us for next month!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.