Welcome to The Bad Buy Book!
Hi, we are Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge and Nancy from Nancy’s Fashion Style and this is the start of a new collaboration called The Bad Buy Book! Together, we have initiated a monthly series where we share photos of our worst fashion purchases. And we invite you, the readers, to submit photos of your worst purchases. What! We hear you think. Yes, your worst purchases! Why would we do that?
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 boots, 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’s theme is Sitting Shoes. You know those shoes that are absolutely adorable, complete stunners, to die for, those had-to-have-them shoes. The ones that were so perfect in the store but turned out to be the most uncomfortable, intolerable shoes ever. Those are the shoes that Nancy and I like to call “Sitting Shoes.”
Now let’s check out some of your Sitting Shoes!
I am going to start with my collaborative partner, Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style and her sitting shoes. She has two pairs to share!
“I am always (like my hole life) attracted to shoes with higher heels. But they are not for walking on all day, I keep falling in that trap. Oh well, these are good for the pictures.”
“I bought these years ago and also in brown and blue. All three are horrible to walk. They are simply painful. But so beautiful…sigh.”
Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style says this about her Sitting Shoes:
“These red sandals were a great deal when I got them. And they were fine wearing them for the first hour. But after that, the straps dug into my foot too much!! Needless to say, I just gave them away. And am on the hunt for another pair of red sandals—they go with everything!!”
Rena of Fine Whatever submitted two different pairs of Sitting Shoes.
“These pumps were a thrift store find that I was giddy over because they are real leather and were showing hardly any wear. It turns out that they are not so comfortable for much walking even though the heel is somewhat moderate. There is no cushioning in the insole so a pad may help but I haven’t try that yet.”
“I bought these boots on-line this past December and when I first tried them on, the heel didn’t seem so high. It wasn’t until we had to walk about a block from our townhouse to the location when this photo was taken that I realized that these boots were definitely sitting shoes.”
My friend and photographer, Aimee of 5 Memory Lane, submitted a bad buy that I bought for her! Ha!
“I have a fabulous friend that bought me these boots as a total surprise. (Her name might be Shelbee). I couldn’t wait to wear them, and at the time I had no boots of this style or height. They were tough to get on, even though I have a narrow foot, and you have grab the mesh area to help ease them up. Unfortunately, they ripped the first time I wore them and after about 45 minutes, were extremely tough to walk in. They are loose at the leg, and all of the weight is on your toes. These are my fabulous, stylish, sittin’ boots.”
These sitting boots from Cynthia of Een theelepel geluk.
“These boots are so beautiful! But they are true off boots! I can not walk on these, but because I find them so stylish I wear them when I need to go somewhere quickly. For an errand or when I have to go to work. At work they go out! But I have, in any case, stylishly arrived!”
Anne of Spy Girl wrote a little poem to her Sitting Boots!
An ode to some Bad Boots:
NaNa platform cowboy boots
Never fit, too tight
Dealt a bad hand, amiga.
Argh. Can’t attach photos to the msg from phone.
Use the one I already sent!
And my sitting shoes!
“I found these wedges on clearance for a great deal and thought they were so versatile with the nude color. And I loved the cork texture of the thong. I should have heeded the warning that there were SO many pairs of them left on clearance. It is the worst shoe design ever. A thong on a high wedge. As your heel is lifted up by the wedge heel, the thong jams so hard in between your toes that you can’t walk ten feet without severe pain! It is so obvious, yet I was so blinded by the great deal!”
The theme for April will be Trousers! Share your photos of those trousers that you thought were perfect but turned out to be too tight, too loose, too baggy, too long, too short, too staticky, too itchy, too hot, too thin…or whatever the case may be!
Please submit photos by April 1 for a chance to featured in our next post! Photos and the story of your “Bad Buy” can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please put “Bad Buy” in the subject line.
Please also spread the word about this fun series! You don’t have to be a blogger to participate. Anyone can play along!
Keeping it on the edge,
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