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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com
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