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.
Every month on the 15th, we will both publish a post sharing the photos you have sent to us along with their stories. Photo submissions will be due by the 1st 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.
The theme for our first Bad Buy collection will be 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.” Please submit photos of your Sitting Shoes by March 1 to be featured in our next post.
To get the ball rolling, Nancy and I are sharing our Sitting Shoes below.
“I was so in love with these boots, I can be totally enchanted by a pair of shoes or boots. When they were delivered, I immediatly I put them on. I thought, what a fabulous color, what a beautiful length, and they fit perfectly. And then I walked…….it was horrible. I can’t walk normal on these. What a shame!” -Nancy
“These open toe booties really caught my eye in the store with their adorable lace up detail and soft shade of taupe. I walked a lap around the store and they fit perfectly. So I bought them. Only to discover that they are horrifically uncomfortable. After about 15 minutes in them, the back was rubbing my ankle raw, the front was cutting open my big toe, the heel is much to high, and there is no support in the foot bed at all. I could barely tolerate them long enough to take outfit photos and almost twisted my ankle about 5 different times walking on the soft grass. These shoes are most definitely sitting shoes! But they sure are cute!” -Shelbee
We look forward to seeing your Sitting Shoes and other Bad Buys!
Sitting in my shoes on the edge,
Shelbee (in collaboration with Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style)
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