Welcome to October’s edition of The Bad Buy Book!
This month’s theme is Jackets and Blazers!
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. Nancy says this about her jacket:
[I like the classic tan trench coat look, Nancy. And the shorter cut is super cute.]
“Do I need to say anything else but…..BORING!”
And Nancy’s second jacket. She says this…
[I like this jacket very much. It is just the right amount of edgy and I love how Nancy styled it.]
“I actually was writing a post title when I remembered I had another Bad Buy jacket. It is currently in the back of my car to bring to the thrift store. I don’t know why I don’t like it, I think it feels to masculine.”
Next is Sonja of Yust So Me. Sonja has this to say about her jacket:
[Sonja is just so pretty, I didn’t even notice her jacket!]
“It is my winter jacket from last year. It was cheap, warm, but after a month I saw that white stuff was coming out of the fabric. I was very dissapointed, because I loved it.. so far. Now I use it for gardening and the dirty jobs. And a new coat is on her way… a longer model, so I can wear my long sweaters, without peeping under! (Dat ze eronderuit piepen ).”
Here is my friend Alicia with her Bad Buy jacket:
[I think it’s super cute. I have so many jackets like this that I can’t zip and never could. I don’t know why we fall for it!]
“Deb going out of business sale. It looked cute and hey, I don’t really have to zip it as this was the look I intended. However, it seemed uncomfortable after I bought it. This is the one and only time I wore it.”
And now my Bad Buy blazers:
“This plaid blazer is from Talbots and I found it in my local thrift shop. For $7, I could not resist the purchase. And then another $6 to have it dry cleaned, I thought it was a steal for a total of $13! However, it is a size to small and does not fit across the shoulders. Making it $13 completely wasted! I thought it would be comfortable with a light weight tee shirt underneath, but it is still too snug so I never wear it.”
And another thrifted blazer:
“The teal brocade blazer is a thrifted piece and I fell in love with the colors and the metallic threading throughout the ornate pattern. But once again, it is a bit too snug across the shoulders. So there it hangs in my closet…unworn due to its uncomfortability factor. I need to stop buying these things that just don’t fit correctly!”
That’s all we have this month! We hope you enjoyed our Bad Buys and maybe join us next month to showcase your Bad Buy Cardigans! Now we just know you have at least one in your closet that you do not wear! Show it!
Keeping it on the edge,
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