Welcome to the final edition of The Bad Buy Book!
This month’s theme is Jackets & Coats!
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.
So let’s take a look at January’s Bad Buys!
Let me start with my lovely co-host Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style. She has this to say about her plum colored puffer coat:
“This is a bad buy because I hate these kind of jackets. But I needed a warm short jacket for when I go to the gym (yes I know, I don’t look stylish at the gym!) on my bike. But I feel awful when I wear this…but it is warm…”
I really like this jacket on Nancy and the color pairing of dark purple with the bright pink is brilliant!
And Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style sent us a photo of her stepmom, Nancy, wearing her bad buy jacket. She says this:
“Well, I’m going to send over another of my stepmom, Nancy’s photos for this category! I ordered this coat from VIPme for her, but it’s just a little too small for her to wear over other items. It’s hard to tell in this photo because she has the scarf on, but when it’s closed, it gaps open a little. I thought it was so pretty with the embroidery down the front and back! That’s the disadvantage of ordering online, especially from the China sites, I guess. The good news is she recently handed it down to me, so it’s in my closet now!!!! Score!!!”
I can see why Jodie is excited about getting this beautiful jacket as a hand me down. I would be thrilled with this acquisition as well!
And now my bad buy jacket…
“I wore my bad buy coat for my Black Friday shopping post because I do occasionally wear it even though it is a bit snug! It is a brown leather jacket from Wilson’s Leather which is such great quality leather. I couldn’t resist it when I saw it in the thrift store for $20. I do love the cut and the chocolate brown color, but it really is just a bit snug in the shoulders. It seems a lot of my bad buys come from thrift shops…because I apparently cannot resist the great price!”
And that is it for the Bad Buy Book. This was the last installment! But don’t worry, Nancy and I are cooking up something good for you all and we will be back with a new series soon! We will publish the details on the 15th of February and after that you all can join the party! A special thanks to Jodie who has always been such a great supporter of this series!
Keeping it on the edge,
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