Welcome to August’s edition of The Bad Buy Book! The theme this month is Sandals!
The Bad Buy Book is a series hosted by Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge and Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style. Together, we wanted to establish something fun and new. We had 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 15th, we will both publish a post sharing the photos you have sent us along with a few sentences about your Bad Buy. Photo submissions will be due by the 10th 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Bad Buy in the subject line.
Let’s take a look at our Bad Buy Sandals!
First, my co-host Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style. (By the way, this photo of Nancy is magnificent! I adore this woman and her fabulous sense of humor!) Nancy says this about her Bad Buy Sandals:
“These are all sandals that I bought as for lack of better. The toe sandals are really to painfull, and the others are just so boring! I absolutely have to try harder not to buy for lack of better!”
Next up are Charlotte and Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style wearing the same sandals. Jodie says:
“Do I have a pair of sandals for you!! These even went through 2 of us, before they were given away!! You can see in the first photo, that my mom is wearing these white sandals. She bought them at Target and tried to wear them for a while. But the straps just weren’t comfortable on her feet!”
“So she passed them down to me since we have basically the same size shoe!! Well I tried to wear them too! You can see them in the next photo of me!! They weren’t even that high, but for some reason they just hurt when I tried to wear them all day!”
Anne of SpyGirl has joined us this month. (I am loving her outfit, by the way! Her style always makes me smile!) Anne’s Bad Buy sandals are from a few years ago and she has this to say:
“My most expensive bad buy sandals continue to taunt me and I SHALL subdue them! I call them the torture clogs.”
And now my Bad Buy sandals! I am sharing 2 pairs today.
This first pair. Ugh. So cute. And so awful to walk in.
“I bought these Steve Madden platform slides recently at DSW and I love the look of them. They weren’t really even that comfortable in the store, but they were on super deep discount so I snagged them up. I wore them to walk through the mall one time and I was presented with the harsh reality that these are definitely “sitting sandals”! They tore the life out of the top of my foot!”
And the second pair.
“These block heel slides by Christian Siriano for Payless filled a need in my closet for a plain black open toe mule for summer. They are not terrible, but they definitely start slicing open the top of my toes after too much walking!”
And that’s all we have for this month’s edition of The Bad Buy Book: Sandals.
Won’t you all join us next month for Bad Buy Skirts! Skirts are sort of my sartorial nemesis as I can rarely make them work. Every now and again, I hit the jackpot and manage to style a skirt in the most fabulous way. But mostly, I buy cute skirts and can never make them look as I want them to. So I should have plenty of bad buy skirts hanging in my closet to choose from! Be sure to submit your entires by September 10!
Thanks to the fabulous ladies who joined us this month for our silly little project! We hope to see more of you next month.
Keeping it on the edge,
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