Worst Buys of 2012

We all have those buys which we really do regret, so here I have listed my worst buys of 2012.

  What do you regret buying last year?


I was after dungarees for months and finally ordered some from eBay. My mum even helped me stud them all and even though I like the look of them, I just can’t face wearing them. When I see other fashion bloggers wearing them (Beauty Crush or Londons Closet) they look fantastic and I just can’t see myself pulling off the look!

Hopefully I will finally wear them this summer, if I’m brave enough!

Creeper dupes

Creeper duplicates seem so popular in the blogging sphere. I drooled over the ones above on eBay for months and they finally were reduced to £15 so I took the plunge. I was so excited when I got them and couldn’t wait to wear them.

Since then I’ve worn them once. My Underground creepers are just so so comfortable and so well made compared to these, I feel I can’t wear them again! I think Underground creepers are definitely worth the money, you really do get the good quality you pay for! Although I wear a lot of bright things I found this too bright and feel a bit uncomfortable wearing them.

Disco pant dupes

I’m all for dupes, most things I own are duplicates of brands I can only dream of affording. I’ve wanted a pair of disco pants since 2011 but £70 is just too expensive (they have actually gone up to £74 now!) So I bought the above disco pants for £30 in the summer and oh my, they were awful! They weren’t very ‘shiny’, they rested on my hips not high waisted and they looked nothing like the AA pants!

I haven’t tried any of the other dupes (Missguided, Boohoo, Glamorous) so maybe in the future I will but the Hearts & Bows pair I ordered from Ark Clothing definitely discouraged me! I was lucky to recieve a pair of AA disco pants as a present as although completely worth it, £70-4 for a pair of trousers does seem ludicrous. 

Nightwalk dupes

The JC copies have been on my wish list since January 2012 and when Primark finally started selling them I didn’t hesitate! I bought them in October and still haven’t worn them – I’m too scared! I mean if I fall over in normal heels how can I trust myself in these!?

I think I’ll save them for 100% sober nights so I can take care of myself. I don’t want my £25 purchase going to waste!

Barry M Web Effect

(a really great messy attempt below haha!)

Luckily I received the web effect nail polish as a freebie with some Barry M polishes I bought. I really did expect it to look like an actual web effect not croc effect in orange!


  1. Natly
    January 8, 2013 / 10:56 am

    i love those creepers!

  2. Fern
    January 8, 2013 / 12:32 pm

    This is such a good post idea, I've got so much I regret buying x

  3. Hola Bambi
    January 8, 2013 / 12:54 pm

    I agree creepers haveeeee to be underground!! Xx

  4. Abigail Horsey
    January 8, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    Wow i love the heels.. they are incredible! Yeah I know what you mean you will have to be 100% sober to wear them ahaThanks for following and commenting on my blog, i am now your newest follower 🙂 xxxhttp://velvetpassion.blogspot.co.uk/

  5. onesixthreechirp
    January 8, 2013 / 2:20 pm

    Love the creepers shoes so much! 🙂

  6. Abby
    January 8, 2013 / 3:28 pm

    I love this post its such a good idea! I bought dungarees in the summer and got so much wear out of them i loved them i think they look amazing you should definitely wear them more in the summer! Also love the nightwalk dupes i would be terrified to wear them though xx

  7. Aine O
    January 8, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    love this post! i still want a pair of dungarees tho…. x

  8. Hollie Ryan
    January 8, 2013 / 5:31 pm

    Love the dungerees! I'm sure your be able to pull it off in the summer wearing them!My-fashionobsession.blogspot.co.uk

  9. Shooting Stars Mag
    January 8, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    Those nightwalk dupes look scary! I'm not a heel girl, though, so I'd probably injure myself. haha Sorry these purchases didn't turn out.-Laurenwww.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

  10. loveCaits
    January 8, 2013 / 6:37 pm

    I'm so glad its not only me who has regretted buying things in 2012 hahaha! I change my mind contatntly about the style i like so im forever wearing clothes once and thats it 🙁 i love the creepers though!! xxx

  11. Gabriele
    January 8, 2013 / 8:38 pm

    Its a shame that all these items were just regrets! 🙁 xx

  12. Ness
    January 8, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    I'm the same with dungarees! I bought a pair and i still look at them thinking 'i wish' but no…i cant do it. Haha. I know they don't suit me.following you!xxxhttp://butterflykites.blogspot.com x

  13. Gemma Talbot
    January 8, 2013 / 10:50 pm

    I have been after some dungarees for ages too and cannot believe you got yours from eBay. I am sure you will look amazing in them! Xxhttp://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

  14. HeartsAndCrosses
    January 9, 2013 / 12:49 am

    Oh I love this post, its so good to see worst buys as well as best! i have a pair of heels similar and I love mine, I dont even find them that hard to walk in honestly, but I agree that Barry M polish doesnt look the best, I dont think highly of them crackle effect polisheshttp://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/x

  15. Gemma Turner
    January 9, 2013 / 11:22 am

    Ooh those shoes are gorgeous!!! 🙂 I would love a pair like that :)Gem | MissMakeupMagpie.com

  16. Caroline
    January 16, 2013 / 12:01 pm

    good post idea.. always good to hear about peoples/products bad points.. not every fashion trend will suit you..i never got into the creepers or night walkers thing.. as for dunagrees, im currently umming and ahhing over buying some from river island.. im all for comfy and jeans, its more of a sizing issue. know that ill style them with tights and long sleeved tops.. 🙂 caroline.xnotesfromcaroline.com

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