Halloween! The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book

Collage of our October theme

The theme for October had to be Halloween this year because I absolutely love Halloween. And horror! But here in the Netherlands we don’t really do anything to celebrate Halloween. Perhaps I will change that this year and do some decorating! 

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 excited 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: HALLOWEEN!

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

halloween outfitHalloween decorations

I found this insane unicorn head on clearance for $3 a few years ago and had to have it. It was perfect with my unicorn skeleton dress for a cool Halloween look. But then the head got all stinky after being stored in my damp basement and it couldn’t be worn anymore. It has been converted to a creepy Halloween decoration. Definitely a Good Buy! 

Next is the very creative Sheila of Ephemera.

halloween outfit

My good buy in this outfit is my electric blue leather jacket, purchased in a local consignment shop for a mere $32.00. It’s by Elizabeth and James, from the 2017 collection, and retailed for $1,200 – so yeah, that’s a good buy in my book!

To fit this month’s theme, I’m doing a “bounding” outfit. Bounding is a subtle form of cosplay (which is “costume play” if you didn’t know) achieved with everyday clothes. This post  from one of my favourite blogs, Epbot, is an example showing a bunch of folks Disney-bounding – as Disney theme parks do not allow visitors to wear costumes, bounding is a way for folks to pay homage to their favourite Dis characters without breaking the rules. In that same vein, I’m bounding as one of my personal heroes – see if you can guess who!

Then there is the festively fun Maureen of Little Miss Casual.

Halloween costumes

To date, my favorite Halloween costume is this prisoner outfit.  Not only is it a classic but it’s so easy to wear.  Plus, it’s also a great piece to have your little one or entire family match or coordinate with you.  Definitely a good buy! 

And then there is my Halloween outfit.

Me with our Mainecoon Castor

Of course I had to include our black Maine coon Castor in this month’s theme! And  my little broomstick! I bought that one in the UK in a witch store. Back in the old days when I was still working, sometimes friends asked me if I went to work by car that morning or with my broomstick…Yes, I was that kind of manager…So I couldn’t let that cute little one pass when I saw it in that store. Halloween isn’t that popular here in the Netherlands and I think that is such a pity, I love horror! And every year I say to myself that I will start a tradition by throwing a Halloween party…well…perhaps next year.

WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES AND HOPE THAT YOU ARE JOINING US NEXT MONTH!

NOVEMBER’S THEME WILL BE: MAXI SKIRTS/DRESSES

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

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 shelbeeontheedge@gmail.com or to batennancy@gmail.com

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

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20 Comments

  1. 14th October 2021 / 18:22

    How fun! Thanks so much for featuring me, Nancy! I love seeing people dressed up for Hallowe’en and I’ll be getting even spookier as we get closer.

    Aw, Castor is so cute! And you’re so witchy!

    • nancy
      Author
      14th October 2021 / 18:22

      I am witchy in real life Sheila, lol!

    • nancy
      Author
      14th October 2021 / 18:22

      Indeed, and her proud cute son!

    • nancy
      Author
      14th October 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, funny right!

  2. 14th October 2021 / 18:22

    This was such a fun theme! I love all the creative Halloween styles. I can’t wait to share this year’s costume with you all! That’s coming next week!

    Shelbee

    • nancy
      Author
      15th October 2021 / 18:22

      Oh looking forward to that love!

  3. jodie filogomo
    14th October 2021 / 18:22

    I love how we both added our black kitties…mine was on Instagram recently in my reel!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      15th October 2021 / 18:22

      Oh didn’t see that one, going to look it up!

  4. 14th October 2021 / 18:22

    Fun!! I need to dress up again for Halloween sometime! I love Shelbee’s costume!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      15th October 2021 / 18:22

      Do you celebrate Halloween? I guess with kids it is easier!

  5. 14th October 2021 / 18:22

    What a fun parade of Halloween outfits, starring, obviously, you and Castor! The tiny broomstick is the best accessory 🙂 But oh those naughty colleagues, surely it cannot have been that bad 🙂 Halloween isn’t as big yet here in Belgium either and to be honest dressing up (as in: costume) isn’t really my thing. But I do love pumpkins and black cats 🙂 xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      15th October 2021 / 18:22

      I don’t like dressing up either, but I would like to decorate the front porche.

  6. Joanne
    14th October 2021 / 18:22

    So fun! But I am the exact opposite; I don’t really like Halloween or horror or scary.

    • nancy
      Author
      15th October 2021 / 18:22

      Most people don’t like horror! I just love it, lol.

  7. 18th October 2021 / 18:22

    Awww…, Castor is so fluffy! I love Maine Coons. (Well okay, I love all cats for the most part.) Fabulous Halloween outfit, Nancy! And I learned about “bounding” from Sheila.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      I love all cats too!

  8. 19th October 2021 / 18:22

    Thank you so much for the feature Nancy! I love everyone’s costume! I can’t do horror but I love all the cutesy and quirky Halloween decorations and costume!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • nancy
      Author
      21st October 2021 / 18:22

      Yours was so lovely Maureen! Thank you so much for joining us!

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