Sparkles! The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book.

collage of our theme

Oh yes sparkles! Let us shine, glitter and sparkle! The perfect time of the year to do so. Well, actually why not wear it all year round right! I do.

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: Sparkles!

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

sparkling outfit

This outfit features 4 sparkly things…3 are Good Buys and 1 not so much. My sequined clutch and sequined boots are definitely Good Buys. I use the clutch often and the boots are always fun to break out at holiday time. My sparkly gold statement necklace was $1 from Walmart and I have definitely gotten the price per wear on this necklace down to about 3 pennies or less. My sparkly sequined mini skirt was not such a good buy. It is a thrift shop find and the back zipper won’t stay up! If I knew how to fix that, I would. But I think I might be better off just saying Good-Bye to it.

Anna of Looking Fabulous @ Fifty

perfect glitter dress

I bought this dress for a big bash to celebrate my 60th birthday.  Sadly we only could have 20 people but it didn’t dampened my spirits so I put this dress on and had a fabulous time with my closest family

Ann of Polyester Princess

sparkling in turqoise

I bought this midi skirt in a sparkly turquoise material with a black geometric print almost exactly four years ago, but only wore it once so far. Admittedly, it was just a tiny bit snug in the waist, so it had been languishing in my wardrobe ever since. So far I’d resisted the urge to consider it a Good-bye and pass it on. In the end, it was just a matter of moving the waist button, so that it now fits me perfectly. A Good Buy after all! It turned out I even had the perfect sparkly cardigan to wear with it!
sequin top on tulle skirt
I spotted this pink sequin top in H&M earlier this year and knew I must have it! I love everything about it, even the boxy shape which makes it perfect to wear on days when I might feel a little bloated lol! It’s a beautiful shade of pink too, which never fails to make me feel pretty.
sparkles outfit

This green sequin blouse holds wonderful sentiments because it was given to me by a neighbor before he passed away.

I just love how it gives the holiday season some wonderful sparkles.

Sheila of Ephemera 

sparkling skirt

I’ve committed to doing a full month of sparkle for December, whether it’s from jewelry, accessories or clothing. It’s good for my mental health to feel sparkly! 

Joanne of Slices of Life

sparkling poncho

I don’t even remember when or where I found this poncho but I just love the color and all the clear sequins.  I have had it for years and wear it often so it was definitely a good buy.  It’s a nice light weight fabric that I often pair with a turtleneck or warm shirt and some jeans.
Darlene of Aquamarina Style
festive outfit
When it comes to sparkles, you can’t beat sequins! I bought this skirt last year at a great price even though I knew there wouldn’t be anywhere to wear it (thanks covid). I just had to have it! This year, it will be my outfit for a NYE party we are attending in San Diego! Happy holidays, everyone!
Laura of I Do deClaire
sequin sweater
This sequined tree sweatshirt was a good buy. It’s fun and festive and works perfectly with leggings this time of year!
Amber of Avec Amber
sequin blaer
This sequin blazer is the piece I didn’t know I needed in my closet, but now I don’t know how I lived without it! This festive jacket adds instant glam to any look, and I am already plotting how to wear it beyond the holiday season.
Rena of Fine Whatever
sparkling outfit

I definitely consider this sequined maxi-skirt a Good Buy and I knew it would be a seasonal favorite when I bought it six years ago. Every year since I’ve restyled it in a new way and I haven’t yet run out of ideas. This time around I came up with two options and in the one shown here, I’ve paired it with a blue tweed blazer trimmed with sequins itself and a pair of blue suede booties (also another good buy made a few years ago if anyone is asking).

And here am I sparkling!

sandals and statement earrings
I love this sparkling glittering lounge wear set. I never wear the top, I don’t like to show that kind a skin. But those trousers are so great. I was never a glitter or sequin  girl, but I really love it now. This was not a Good Buy, because I received it, but it sure was a Good Receive!

That was all for our sparkles theme. We hope you like to join us again next month!

January’s theme will be: Something new!

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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34 Comments

  1. 15th December 2021 / 18:22

    I think everyone looks absolutely fabulous in sparkles! I adore your lounge set but understand why you wouldn’t wear the top because of the skin element—I would be inclined to wear a vest top underneath it, because it is rather fabulous, Nancy!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

    • nancy
      Author
      15th December 2021 / 18:22

      Could have done that……..mmm…..yeah……and now I already gave a way the top….

  2. 15th December 2021 / 18:22

    Everyone looks so fabulous in their sparkles! What a fun theme for December. I am definitely feeling in the holiday spirit now! Looking forward to Zooming with you tomorrow!

    Shelbee

    • nancy
      Author
      15th December 2021 / 18:22

      Me tooooo!

    • nancy
      Author
      15th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Kathrine, I actually love it a lot too!

    • nancy
      Author
      16th December 2021 / 18:22

      But perhaps you will have something new in January!

  3. 15th December 2021 / 18:22

    I like this idea so much! Great outfits!

    • nancy
      Author
      16th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  4. 15th December 2021 / 18:22

    Oh, all of these outfits are just gorgeous! What a lovely prompt…which I promptly forgot about!

    • nancy
      Author
      16th December 2021 / 18:22

      Shame on you Marsha! Haha, perhaps next month?

  5. 15th December 2021 / 18:22

    It gives me joy to be part of this set of sparkly girls!
    I’m loving your Good Receive ;-), those trousers are indeed fantastic, but the top is pretty gorgeous too.
    I was never a sparkle or sequins girl either, but it seems that quite a few sparkly items have made it into my wardrobe in the last couple of years! xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      16th December 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, same here. I never wore sparkles! And now I am desperate for a sequin item!

  6. Joanne
    15th December 2021 / 18:22

    SO many fabulous sparkles!

    • nancy
      Author
      16th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks!

  7. 15th December 2021 / 18:22

    These are such fun sparkly outfits and pieces! I really should try more often to wear the few sparkly pieces I have in my wardrobe – some are worn so rarely, I need to take the opportunity to get them out more!

    Hope that you are having a good week 🙂

    • nancy
      Author
      16th December 2021 / 18:22

      Yes you should! Wear them with something super comfortable. Then you might get used to it!

  8. 16th December 2021 / 18:22

    Everyone looks so festive and joyous in their sparkles. And with so many great styling ideas, there’s always a way to bring a bit of sparkle into your style for those who might be a bit hesitant.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • nancy
      Author
      16th December 2021 / 18:22

      Indeed, I totally agree! And thank you very much for joining us Rena!

  9. 16th December 2021 / 18:22

    You look super hot in that lounge set, my friend! And so many sparkle looks! Sequins are pretty popular and I love all the interpretations. So much fun. Thanks for including my photo, Nancy.

    xx Darlene

    • nancy
      Author
      16th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks for joining Darlene! We appreciate it a lot!

    • nancy
      Author
      16th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Amber!

  10. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    16th December 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy you look fabulous. Great this look is comfortable. ❤️

    • nancy
      Author
      17th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Tina!

  11. jodie filogomo
    16th December 2021 / 18:22

    I love that you showed a little skin Nancy. Besides you could always wear that top over a black dress!!!
    Great theme this month!!
    OOXX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      17th December 2021 / 18:22

      Yes tell me now…..I already passed it on! Hahaha, thanks Jodie!

  12. 16th December 2021 / 18:22

    I love your set, Nancy and all of the sparkles! I need to look in my closet to see what sparkly piece I want to wear for NYE since we’re going out to dinner!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      17th December 2021 / 18:22

      Oh that’s great! I wished we could!

  13. 18th December 2021 / 18:22

    Wow, so many sequins! How fabulous everyone looks!

    Thanks so much for hosting this party, Nancy! Happy Holidays to you, and everyone who plays along!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th December 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Sheila! And thank you for joining. It is always a fabulous look that you come up with!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th January 2022 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Anna!

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