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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 1st Jan 16, 8:05 PM
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    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016
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    • 1st Jan 16, 8:05 PM
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 1st Jan 16 at 8:05 PM
    Thank you to Fedupandskint for coming up with the idea for, and running this challenge for the past 2 years.

    A number of us found it so useful we've decided to continue for a further year - come on and join in as we attempt to keep the success we achieved!

    Some people kept within their budget and had several No Spend Months and others (like me) went over their budget but still spent way less than they otherwise would have.

    Do you buy clothes as something to do and stick them in your wardrobe without trying them on and leave them unworn?
    Do you wish you could spend less on clothes?
    Are you tempted by the sales to spend and buy clothes you don't need?
    Do you have clothes in your wardrobe you don't wear?

    Come and join us!
    Who's up for it?
    Who wants to reign in their spends?

    You can join any time, we had members joining in November and December, it's never too late to join!

    Let's all try to post at least weekly even, in fact especially, if we haven't spent anything - that way we can motivate & congratulate each other


    If you haven’t already, join the forum to reply!
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    Last edited by Former MSE Zorica; 19-07-2016 at 5:08 PM.
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    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 20th Sep 16, 5:59 PM
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    I'm afraid I've rather lost track of how much I've spent. I lost my dog recently and bought some clothes around that time. Some were returned and now I can't remember what I added or took off. I'm going to have to approximate at £200 year to date and go from there.

    Can I also ask some advice? I'm going to a wedding (never been to a wedding before in my life) and I'm unsure what to wear. I have a smart jacket (black with white pattern) that I was going to wear with a black top. I don't want to wear black trousers with that as it would then feel like a funeral outfit I think. Would these be acceptable at a registry office wedding? https://tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Grey-Skinny-Fit-Mid-Rise-Jean/130164433-Grey

    What is usual for a registry office?

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    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 20th Sep 16, 7:37 PM
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    Bought a band T shirt at a gig for £10.
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    • Floss
    • By Floss 20th Sep 16, 7:57 PM
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    ...Can I also ask some advice? I'm going to a wedding (never been to a wedding before in my life) and I'm unsure what to wear. I have a smart jacket (black with white pattern) that I was going to wear with a black top. I don't want to wear black trousers with that as it would then feel like a funeral outfit I think. Would these be acceptable at a registry office wedding? https://tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Grey-Skinny-Fit-Mid-Rise-Jean/130164433-Grey

    What is usual for a registry office?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by Kim_13
    Not sure about those...Do you have a white top you could wear with black trousers & your jacket? Maybe with red shoes, bag & clip-in fascinator (look in BHF)?
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 20th Sep 16, 9:30 PM
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    Hi Kim - Personally I wouldn't wear those to a registry office wedding - a bit too casual in my opinion.

    I'm a big fan of dress / jacket combo - so what about a plain coloured shift dress to wear with your jacket. Even if it was a black dress the jacket would lift it and perhaps you could wear a nice big statement necklace for when you take your jacket off or as Floss suggests bold accessories.

    Have fun
    Last edited by somerandom; 20-09-2016 at 9:33 PM.
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 20th Sep 16, 10:20 PM
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    Kim I agree that unless its a specifically casual wedding, I wouldn't wear jeans. Personally I usually opt for a dress for a wedding but if you don't have one, as has been suggested perhaps your black trousers with the jacket and a brighter top and accessories to match / compliment the colour of the top.

    If you don't have a dress, and don't want to wear trousers, what about a skirt / top combo?

    Do you have any friends you could perhaps ask to 'shop' in their wardrobes who might have something suitable?
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 21st Sep 16, 9:48 AM
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    Just popping on for some clothes related sympathy - I've just opened my wardrobe to find that my favourite cardigan - green cashmere - has been eaten by moths - massive holes - not recoverable. I know that in the scheme of things this is not a major tragedy but - I LOVED that cardigan

    That's it now - moving on.... (with just a small tear in my eye )
    Last edited by somerandom; 21-09-2016 at 9:53 AM.
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    • Floss
    • By Floss 21st Sep 16, 5:18 PM
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    Just popping on for some clothes related sympathy - I've just opened my wardrobe to find that my favourite cardigan - green cashmere - has been eaten by moths - massive holes - not recoverable. I know that in the scheme of things this is not a major tragedy but - I LOVED that cardigan

    That's it now - moving on.... (with just a small tear in my eye )
    Originally posted by somerandom
    Get some cedar wood and/or lavender oil in there, as the moths don't like them.
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 21st Sep 16, 7:07 PM
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    Get some cedar wood and/or lavender oil in there, as the moths don't like them.
    Originally posted by Floss
    I will give that a go Floss thanks.
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 25th Sep 16, 11:17 PM
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    Tuesday went to ms and bought 4 new vest tops of various kinds. Happy to see that they are so long on the body. Knickers are going back.
    Saturday hubby left me in S upon Avon whilst he went to football. Went to one of my favourite shops Wtite C to get a pair of slouchy trouser ( the pair that I bought six years ago have a small hole. Was Also looking for a new jumper for the winter. Had a 20% off voucher. Style adviser showed me around pointing out different tops/jumpers to me. 3 jumpers, 2 tops, a scarf and a pair of slouchy trouser later, I walked out of the shop! Have blown the budget but was replaced a few much used and loved items.
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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 2nd Oct 16, 8:23 AM
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    Morning all. Popping in to report on my spending yesterday. Went to a jumble sale and bought 3 new with labels dresses for £2 each (original total £126) and two as new skirts for £1 each. So £8 spent. I'll update my signature.
    The "Save 12k in 2017" Thread! (#20)June £50 Total £5050.26/£12000




    • Rowan moon
    • By Rowan moon 3rd Oct 16, 10:45 PM
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    Rowan[/B] - I'm hoping that this will prove to be a fabulous fresh start for you. What area are you looking for a therapy centre in? Also - I don't know if this would be of interest to you - but I know an organisation that offers free mentoring to women working in the not-for-profit sector. I had some during the transition period from work to starting my business and found it really helpful. If you're interested let me know & I'll message you the details.
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    Somerandom sorry I thought I had replied to this but mustn't have sent it.

    I would be very interested in the mentoring . I have a new job and will probably start early November and it is also in the not for profit sector. It is part time so I can also do some hypnotherapy too - probably in the new year. I'm looking for a lovely therapy cente in Derbyshire to do that from.

    I've had another little spend - a Masai dress from the cs for £7 and a Boden cardi from cs for £8. Must add those to my total spends. I am treating myself a bit too much at the moment. Lunch out, books, makeup - it's been stressful at work as lots of folk upset about losing their jobs. I know it is emotional spending and am telling myself to allow this little blip until my new job starts.
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 4th Oct 16, 7:55 AM
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    Hi Rowan - I will PM you the details of that organisation (I was at one of their events last night).

    So pleased you have a new job to go to but I can understand how its still been stressful. As far as emotional spending goes it sounds fairly contained and its smart to have given yourself a deadline on it.

    (Rowan - I've PM'd the info but not sure if it worked (can't see the message in sent folder). Please let me know if it doesn't arrive.
    Last edited by somerandom; 04-10-2016 at 8:07 AM. Reason: up date
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 5th Oct 16, 11:07 PM
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    Mav have you seen the new Trick or Treat leggings.... I don't need but I sooooo want!
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    • Rowan moon
    • By Rowan moon 7th Oct 16, 4:06 PM
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    Somerandom I have got the pm and replied. Thanks so much.

    Kerry and Mavvymoo you both need those legins
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 7th Oct 16, 7:36 PM
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    Somerandom I have got the pm and replied. Thanks so much.

    Kerry and Mavvymoo you both need those legins
    Originally posted by Rowan moon
    But do we get the Trick or Treat ones?

    Whilst I'm here, I shall confess, the jumpsuit I ordered from NL actually looks pretty cool on - needs heels but I have some suitable - wearing it just makes me want to pull a Charlie's Angels pose
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 8th Oct 16, 8:49 AM
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    Whilst I'm here, I shall confess, the jumpsuit I ordered from NL actually looks pretty cool on - needs heels but I have some suitable - wearing it just makes me want to pull a Charlie's Angels pose
    Originally posted by kerri gt
    I'm glad it looks cool on ! I really liked the look of it in the pic. I love the line of jumpsuits. Enjoy wearing it
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    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 8th Oct 16, 1:26 PM
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    Black LK Bennett Dress - £5.00 - it's one of those really easy to wear items that you can dress up or dress down - I'm expecting to get a lot of wear out of it.

    I'm now a few pounds over budget for the year. I'm surprised it's lasted this long the rate I was spending earlier in the year. I've definitely slowed down over recent months. I will need to buy a couple of cardigans to replace the ones that have been eaten by moths...
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 8th Oct 16, 6:38 PM
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    £3 spent on CS M&S jeans. Haven't tried them on yet, hope they will be ok as I love them. Will update siggy.
    The "Save 12k in 2017" Thread! (#20)June £50 Total £5050.26/£12000




    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 9th Oct 16, 8:25 PM
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    M&S just need to stop having sales on!!
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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 11th Oct 16, 3:25 PM
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    £3 M&S jeans fit perfectly. I have added £40 to my total to cover some winter boots I bought yesterday to replace some which had worn out after 6+ years.

    In the M&S sale I also got two dresses, a jumper and a cardigan for £31.48 but paid for it with vouchers I got for my birthday, so won't add them to my signature. Original prices would have been £105.
    The "Save 12k in 2017" Thread! (#20)June £50 Total £5050.26/£12000




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