Black and White The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book

collage black and white

Black and white is not a colour combination that I wear often. However when I was searching for a photo for this theme, I found a lot more black and white then I thought I had! I guess the disliking is in my head, hidden somewhere. Lets take a look at how these gorgeous women wear black and white.

Shelbee of Shelbee On the Edge and myself started this series after we had hosted The Bad Buy Book for a year. Now we are ready for a new challenge! Every 15th of the month we show our Good Buy or Good-Bye item. And we want you to join!

What is The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book about?

It is a collage of outfits! You can choose yourself whether you want to show a Good Buy (which is an item you are really exited about) or a Good-Bye ( which is an item you are going to say good bye to). We will keep buying a Bad Buy from now and then, you know, it was so cheap, you were in a hurry and really wanted(needed) to buy something etc. But of course we also have those purchases that can make us so very happy. A piece of clothing that you have had for years and that you also wear a lot. Or something you bought on a holiday, and every time you wear it you get that holiday feeling back. Every month you can choose which item you want to send in. A Good Buy or a Good-Bye. We will provide a theme for each month!

So let’s start with The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book: Black and white!

First my dear blogging friend and co-host Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

black and white poncho

My black and white houndstooth wrap isn’t really a good buy because it was a gift from my mother-in-law last Christmas. But it definitely fits the definition of a great gift! I wear it all the time when the winter chill sets in. I throw it on over my loungewear at home and it’s like being wrapped in a giant blanket of love!

Joanne of My Slices of Life

black and white outfit

For this month’s challenge I paired an old pair of favorite white shorts with a new black top from Target. I love the little puff sleeve and scooped neck detail.  I wasn’t so sure I was going to like this top when it first came in as it’s a heavier weight material than I usually like to wear in summer but I have gotten lots of use out of it this year. It was definitely a good buy.  I paired the outfit with one of my favorite sandals (also from Target) and some simple black jewelry.
black and white top

I included 2 photos of Lesley(te other one is on Shelbee’s blog) for this fun because she wears a lot black and white.  The black and white tunic is a good bye item because it was a tad tight for her liking!!

Mireille of Chez Mireille

white shorts and black tee

Haven’t worn my shorts much this summer but I pulled these frayed hem ones out the week I tried to wear neutrals. This was the first time I wore this top in a year but have now worn it a couple more times!
Sheila of Ephemera
black and white outfitaccessories

Good Buy!

I love vintage fairs for finding distinctive accessories, often for far less money than you might pay for them new. This bangle is probably from the 60s or 70s, as it is actually cut Lucite – meaning, it’s not cast in a mold like cheaper plastic jewelry. It’s strung on very thick elastic (two rows) and is a snug fit on my small wrists.

Marsha of Marsha in the Middle

black biker boots

I’ve had these boots for longer than I can remember…over a decade!  They are the perfect boot for those of us with larger calves than we’d like!  And, they make me feel perfectly badass with their moto vibe!  I’ve worn them with dresses, skirts, jeans, leggings.  They are fabulous!  They need a shine, or do they?  I kinda dig the patina of old-ish age!
Rena of Fine Whatever
printed trousers and a vest
In a recent blog post, I shared my newly thrifted black leather “swacket” (sweater/jacket hybrid) that I styled with a pair of black and white floral print jeans and a graphic tee.
Heather of Bauchle Fashion
Celine bag
My black and white Celine bag, has a fun factor while still being effortlessly dressy and a hint off casual glamour. I love how it just goes with everything without sacrificing style.
Salhazar of 14 Shades of Grey
grey printed midi skirt
Here’s an outfit featuring two of my favorite black-and-white items – this houndstooth skirt, and these oxford shoes (black and silver counts, right?)
Laura of I do DeClaire
black and white dress
This white dress was a Good Buy! I have had it a few years and no intention of getting rid of it anytime soon. It’s super cute layered, too.
black and white outfit

Stella Carakasi designs perfect, stylish garments for women, smashing the notion that we must be a certain size to feel comfortable or look fabulous in what we choose to wear.

And here is my black and white outfit
short dress with patent leggings
This is a Good Buy outfit. But not at first as the dress is way to short for my liking. But when I styled it with these cool patent leggings I really loved the look. The dress and jacket are pre loved. I like contrasts in a outfit, and this sweet floral dress with those leggings and the jacket is a perfect match for me.

October’s theme will be, how can it be any other theme then: Halloween!

Send your photo with a few sentences if it is a Good Buy or a Good-Bye and we will put you in the spotlights! Send it please before the 10th of each month to or to

And now hop over to Shelbee’s blog to see what the other fashion bloggers are wearing!

By joining The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book, you agree to receive a monthly reminder email for next month!


I would really appreciate it if you would share my post!


  1. 15th September 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy, another fabulous installment of the Good Buy/Good Bye series. So many great looks. Thank you for the honor of being in your feature collage and a huge thanks to both you and Shelbee for offering bloggers the opportunity to show their styles and creativity.


    • nancy
      15th September 2021 / 18:22

      Oh those are very kind words Rena! It’s our pleasure!

  2. 15th September 2021 / 18:22

    Fun theme – I wish I could get my act together and participate! It’s good to see so many pieces – black and white is such a staple and classic combo.

    • nancy
      15th September 2021 / 18:22

      Oh that would be so lovely if you could join us Kellyann!

    • nancy
      16th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Kathrine!

    • nancy
      16th September 2021 / 18:22

      Me too! I love Halloween!

  3. 15th September 2021 / 18:22

    Oops, I totally forgot. Blame the holiday!
    I don’t often wear black and white either, although you rightly pointed out I was wearing black and white in my previous post šŸ™‚
    I’m loving your outfit. The dress is very cute, and just perfect worn over those patent leggings! xxx

    • nancy
      16th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much! I hope to see you in a Halloween outfit!

  4. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    15th September 2021 / 18:22

    Wow so many wonderful looks! ?

    • nancy
      16th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Tina!

  5. 15th September 2021 / 18:22

    Ooh, some new looks over here! I love all of these – and I’m so honoured to be amongst such creative fellow bloggers/IGers. I love how different everyone is!

    Hallowe’en, but so early! I’ll have to do an “inspired by” Hallowe’en look!

    • nancy
      16th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks for joining us! I know you will have a fabulous Halloween look!

  6. Joanne
    15th September 2021 / 18:22

    SO many fun takes on black and white!

    • nancy
      16th September 2021 / 18:22

      And thank you so much for participating!

    • nancy
      16th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Jodie! It was a theme after my heart, lots of black! Lol.

  7. 16th September 2021 / 18:22

    All of you ladies looking gorgeous in black and white!

    • nancy
      17th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Heather!

  8. 17th September 2021 / 18:22

    Loved this post, Nancy! Black and white pair so well together. All of the styles were so different, yet still lovely!

    • nancy
      20th September 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much love!

  9. 26th September 2021 / 18:22

    I love these posts! Iā€™d intended to send each of you a photo, but moving got in the way. Sigh. I love that dress! Great post!


    • nancy
      27th September 2021 / 18:22

      Well, our next theme is Halloween! You have horror now at your home! LOl.

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