Before I started blogging, about 6 years ago, I only wore solids. And occasionally some stripes. Now I love stripes, especially with a floral print! Yes you read that correctly, print on print. But I’ll bet we all have something striped in our closets don’t we?
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: Stripes!
First my dear blogging friend and co-host Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge
I am sending you a photo of my striped dress that I bought at a huge end of season sale. What attracted me to it were the oversized sleeves that are very trendy, it’s immaculate cut and the boldness of the stripes. This is a statement dress where more is more and is not for the faint hearted and it was a Good Buy.
Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style
Here’s my good buy for the stripes theme. I wasn’t sure how much I’d wear this crop top when I found it for a steal, but I like how it counteracts the frump…especially when I wear capri pants!!
I found these new-with-tags at a thrift store a couple of years ago, and although I’ve only worn them four times (so far), they are definitely a Good Buy! I love the graphic black and white print, and that the stripes are lined up all the way around, and matched leg-to-leg. Such a great sign of quality.
Mireille of Chez Mireille
And here are my stripes.
Stripes on stripes! Double the fun. Although the blouse was a Good-Bye. I don’t like light blue at all! And I don’t like a bow on that place. The skirt was a Good Buy though.
We hope you enjoyed all the stripes and hope that you are joining us next month!
September’s theme will be: Black&White!
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 email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org
By joining The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book, you agree to receive a monthly reminder email for next month!
So lovely to see all the stripes. I think I am a stripeaholic and a spotahlic. I have to stop myself buying every stripe or spot I see.
Haha, nothing wrong with that Hilda!
Not only was it fun to see all the different ways to style stripes, but all the different stripes variety too!!
What a great theme!!
Indeed! I aam curious about what you come up with for next month! As they are not your colors!
I am loving all the fun bold striped outfits that came out for this one! Fun stuff!
It was, and a lot of new faces!
Thank you so much for featuring me! I was glad that not only did I wear stripes recently, but also that I remember to participate just in time 🙂
All these lovely striped outfits are a sight for sore eyes. I’m loving Shelbee’s idea of tying that oversized top at the waist. Sheila’s trousers are magnificent, but my favourite is Jodie’s crop top!
I’m hearing you on the top you wore with that fun striped skirt. It is a bit pale on you, and the bow in that particular place is making it a bit frumpy. I’d have loved seeing you combine stripes and florals 🙂 xxx
Thanks Ann, it was such a pleasure to feature you here! I did stripes a few years ago a lot but I don’t have that many floral items anymore.
Beautiful stripy outfits here 🙂
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, Nancy.
Lots of fun stripes!
I love stripes! And yes to stripes with florals: my favorite pattern mix!
It’s a good mix right!
So much fun seeing everybody’s stripes! I’m going to pin this post to remind me about the awesomeness of stripes. I have only one striped item, and sent it to Shelbee. Now I want to add them to my closet.
Hahaha, get it back!! Lol.
Thank you so much for featuring me, Nancy! What a fun skirt you’re wearing, and wow, didn’t everyone really come up with so many different types of stripes? Love them all!
Indeed, very different! Thats so fabulous! Thanks for joining us Sheila!
I am loving all these stripes!
My favorite among these skirts is the zebra stripe, which is cool and makes people look young and very temperamental.