Welcome to May’s edition of The Bad Buy Book! This month’s theme is Jewelry.
The Bad Buy Book is a series hosted by Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style and Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge. We wanted to create something fun and new together. As we both had talked about our Sitting Shoes, 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 reference Bad Buy in the subject line.
This month’s theme is Jewelry. Let’s take a look at your Bad Buys!
First, my lovely co-host Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style.
“I love this leather bracelet. I think it’s really cool but…..I don’t like silver and I think the closure is to big. I bought this one seven years at a hippy market on Ibiza and since then I always say when I want to wear it that I have to look for a gold colored closure! Seven years!”
Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style.
“The white necklace I bought at Gordmans when the bubble necklaces were all the rage! I really liked it except 2 of the bubbles always turned around—which is annoying, right? So I’ve since given it away.”
Sonja of YustSoMe.
“I just bought these beauties a long time ago. And everytime I look in my drawer and see my precious bling bling earrings I wished they weren’t that heavy. It is fine to wear them for some blogpost pictures, but when I go out for a date or something I never wear them, because my (lelletje) is hurting after a while!”
“I’ll join you Sonja as these are way to heavy! Sorry Gerben….”
Jodie submitted another Bad Buy as well.
“The blue necklace I bought at a consignment store. The pendant would move from side to side and make all kinds of noise while I was wearing it. This one was fixable with a little superglue though and now it stays put!!”
And now my very own Bad Buy necklace.
“I love the look of this triple strand of black beads for dressing up an outfit. It is super versatile, too, being all black. However, the wire that holds it all together has all of these tiny little loose ends that have not been properly tucked or cut and it scratches the heck out of my neck! So it may be a pretty necklace but it is not so pretty when I am constantly fidgeting and scratching at my neck! I’m sure it is an easy repair, I just need to get around to fixing it.”
Now come on all you fabulous ladies and perhaps some men: you can’t make us believe you all don’t have your very own Bad Buys stashed away in the back of your closet! So we want to see lots of contributions for next month. Although next month’s theme may exclude some men!
Next month’s theme is Dresses! Please share with us those dresses that are a bit too tight, a tad too big, cling a little too much, or are just too short! The deadline for submissions is June 10!
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