Welcome to September’s edition of The Bad Buy Book! The theme this month is Skirts!
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 had 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.
Let’s take a look at our Bad Buy Skirts!
First let’s begin with my fabulous co-host Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style. She says this about her pretty leaf print midi skirt:
[I think this skirt is quite pretty with its rich autumnal colors and leafy print.]
“I bought this one on a market in Rye on a holiday. Very cheap! I fall for cheap, isn’t that awfull! But I only like the colors, nothing else. It’s cotton and I don’t like cotton. It doesn’t form to your body.”
Next up is Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style with her vibrant beachy maxi skirt. Jodie says this about her skirt:
[I find this skirt quite becoming on Jodie! The colors are so summery and breezy and vibrant like Jodie’s personality!]
“Well, it’s another episode of what Jodie can buy that really doesn’t work—ha ha!!
Here’s my maxi skirt that I bought last year at the thrift store! I wanted a knit maxi skirt, and I love the colors, but it just didn’t work well for my style. There was too much going on in the print, and I never felt comfortable wearing it!! I suppose I could have tried other options to see if something would work, but I gave up and donated it!”
Let’s get back to Nancy. Because she has two bad buy skirts!
[Okay, I am kind of really loving this skirt. It is super flattering on Nancy and I could totally sass this baby up something fierce!]
“This is also a bad buy skirt, it’s actually a very boring color and I never wear it as a skirt. I wore it here as a dress! But this one I bought when I was still working and got 50% discount, so I bought a lot of clothing then………still do……without the discount…..”
And now onto my very own bad buy skirt!
[Nancy says I can iron it…inside out. Once I fit comfortably in it again, I will give the iron a try! Thanks, Nancy!]
“When I saw this faux leather pencil skirt, I had to have it. Because, well, a black leather pencil skirt is completely bad ass. But only if it fits properly. Which it doesn’t. It is crazy tight around the midsection. I can’t sit or breathe in it! But the next size up was much too big. And how the heck do you get those horrible creases out of the faux leather? I haven’t a clue.”
That’s all we have for this month’s edition of The Bad Buy Book. I hope you all enjoyed it! The theme for October is Jackets or Blazers.
Won’t you all join us next month for Bad Buy Blazers! I am such a failure at buying blazers that fit properly. I really need to have them tailored to fit and I never make the effort. I always end with jackets that are too tight in the shoulders or the bust. Let’s see what I can dig out of the archives for my Bad Buy Blazer! We would love to see yours, too. Be sure to submit your entries by October 10!
Thanks to the fabulous ladies who joined us this month for our fun little project! We hope to see more of you next month.
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