The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book

Introduction to The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book 

It’s been a year since Nancy and I started The Bad Buy Book, a monthly series about our worst purchases. It was a lot of fun to do and we both learned something from it, too!  Nancy learned that off-white against her face is not the most flattering color. And I learned that I have a serious problem resisting a good thrift shop find when it comes to pieces that fit “good enough” but “not quite right.”  However, after a year has passed, we decided to change the series a bit. The final Bad Buy Book post was one month ago today where we featured our worst purchases in the category of coats and jackets.

What is The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book?

It is a monthly series that Nancy and I will both publish on our blogs on the 15th of each month. Anyone who would like to participate and be featured can send us their photos with a short description explaining if the item was a Good Buy or one that you will be saying Good-Bye to.  We will give you the theme for the next month in each post. Photos will be due to us by the 10th of the month.

About The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book

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 purchasing Bad Buys every now and then for a variety of reasons…it was so cheap, you were in a hurry and really wanted (needed) to buy something, it fit almost quite right.  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 nostalgic holiday feeling back. Every month you can choose which item you want to submit. A Good Buy or a Good-Bye. We will provide the theme for each month. Photos should be submitted to us by the 10th of the month with a few sentences explaining why it is a Good Buy or Good-Bye.

You can email your submissions to or to

The first episode of The Good Bye/Good-Buy Book will be on the 15th of March. The theme we wanted to start with is Shoes because that was the very first theme of our Bad Buy Book series when we showcased our Sitting Shoes!

We are very exited to start our new series and hope you will be joining us in the fun!

Much love, Shelbee & Nancy

*By joining The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book, you agree to receive a monthly email reminder.

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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

20 Responses

  1. Yeah! We started!😘😘😘😘

  2. Such a great post dear!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Mónica Sors

  3. Lovely post, although I do like both these skirts. Thanks for sharing Shelbee. Jacqui

  4. Oo sounds exciting!!

    • I think it is going to super fun, Tamar! Hopefully, you will join is next month with your shoes…maybe your favorite running shoes that have taken you the distance need a little time in the spotlight!


  5. Great idea:)

  6. What a great idea! I’m looking forward to your new series!


  7. What a fun idea! I can’t wait to see everything, it’s going to be great to see what Good Buys people have.

  8. such a great post! Love seeing what things just don’t make the cut. Those last skirts are so pretty though!

    • Thanks so much, Stephanie! I think our swan skirts are definitely in the Good Buy category! Nancy and I both adore these skirts! Hopefully you will join us next month with either your best or worst shoe purchase!


  9. I LOVE this theme! So fun. I’m going through my closet right now and having some serious talks with myself about some of the purchases I grabbed for the wrong reason.

    • We all do it, Shelly! I have so many things in my closet that have never been worn and probably never will be. But I get too overwhelmed by how much stuff is in there that I can’t even begin to clean it out. Hopefully, you will join is next month with a pair of your favorite or worst shoes! Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous weekend.


  10. Marilee Gramith

    I’ll look forward to these! As an avid thrift and consignment shopper this will be a nice peek into the thrift adventure of others!!

    • Jude, you are welcome to join us as well! This is not limited to bloggers! Just send a photo with a brief description to be featured. It will be fun! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


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