Welcome to December’s edition of The Bad Buy Book!
This month’s theme is Bags!
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 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.
So let’s take a look at this month’s Bad Buys!
I am going to start with my fabulous co-host Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style.
“Okay, it needs a bit of explaining. I always have to carry my oxygen concentrator with me and the first photo is with the bag that belongs to it. I don’t like that bag and it has no pockets, so where do I have to put my phone, lipstick and keys? So Gerben has adjusted two bags so that I can put my device in a nicer bag. It’s not really a bad buy, more a must buy.
And Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style submitted this Bad Buy Bag belonging to her stepmom, Nancy.
“I’m sending in another photo of my step mom, Nancy (the 60+ model on my blog) for your bad buys for bags! Nancy wanted a blush purse and so picked this up at DSW. However, when she got home, she realized it was hard to fit all of her stuff in it, and then close the top over it. At least it was around her birthday, so I knew what to buy her!! And then she returned this one!”
And now my Bad Buy Bag.
“I really wanted a small red cross body bag and picked this one up on sale at Target. It’s not a bad bag really. The size and style are exactly what I wanted, but the red is almost too orange and doesn’t match any of the reds in my closet. It looks great if I have no other red in the outfit that I am pairing it with. But if I am shooting for red, this bag was a big fail!”
I hope you all enjoyed reading our post and we hope you will join us next month with your Bad Buy Winter Coats!
Happy Holidays from the Edge,
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