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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 MSE Zorica; 19-07-2016 at 5:08 PM.
    Check out My Debt Free Diary "My Leap of Faith"
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 - £328.91/£300.00
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 12th Oct 16, 7:34 PM
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    kerri gt
    I have been away on business to the US, but the weather was so bad on Sunday we headed to a mall....nuff said I did get BOG2F on some jeans though - two pairs for me and one for OH. Figured even if they turn out not to fit him, its not a massive loss. Exchange rate was frighteningly poor though.

    Mav I must confess I ended up with more sport stuff a low impact sports bra and a vest top from VS.
    Feb 2015 NSD Challenge 8/12
    JAN NSD 11/16

    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 13th Oct 16, 8:05 AM
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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...
    Originally posted by somerandom
    May be joining the exceeding budget group. I've ordered a coat and will be over budget if I keep it.

    I started well and it went downhill from there. After this I really don't need anything so next year's budget will be lower.
    Sealed Pot Challenge #9 No. 520 ~ ?/£100
    Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge 2016 ~ #9 £134.22/£250.00
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 ~ Approx £249.99/£240.00
    Emergency Fund #170 ~ £300
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 14th Oct 16, 7:55 PM
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    £24.99 for a Kew cardigan from TK Maxx. I bought it a week or so ago and was planning to return it but following the demise of a second cashmere cardigan - I have decided to keep it.
    Check out My Debt Free Diary "My Leap of Faith"
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 - £328.91/£300.00
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 15th Oct 16, 9:08 PM
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    Nothing spent since the 25/9/16.
    Aiming for no more clothes spends till the end of the year.
    £2 Savers Club no 2 £40 + £454/£300
    Save £12k in 2016 - no 73 (£4872/9000).
    Road kill rebels- no 3 £35.00
    Declutter 2016 in 2016. 1984/2016
    CCC no 19 £900/£600 4/8months
    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 22nd Oct 16, 11:44 PM
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    Keeping the coat, it's so comfortable.

    Seen a jacket or two I like, but am not buying at the current prices (£25 and £22.) Will try and get hold of them in the sale even though I'm already over budget.
    Sealed Pot Challenge #9 No. 520 ~ ?/£100
    Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge 2016 ~ #9 £134.22/£250.00
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 ~ Approx £249.99/£240.00
    Emergency Fund #170 ~ £300
    • ScotinLondon
    • By ScotinLondon 23rd Oct 16, 12:06 PM
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    Underwear for DH £9.00, because of his health and not able to work at present, his clothing spend comes out of my budget. I am happy with that, we both, now, don't spend much on clothes, as we KM'd our underwear drawers and can actually see what we have...

    It does make a difference.

    Hope all are ok and well.

    NSD J16 23/31; F16 19/29; M16 24/31; A16 24/30; M16 19/31; J16 20/30; J16 20/31; A16 25/31; S16 23/30; O16 17/31
    GC Mar-Sept £868.45/£1,040; Sept/Oct £129.36/£140; Oct/Nov £0/£150.00
    CCC 2016 £40.43/£400
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 23rd Oct 16, 12:49 PM
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    I have ordered 5 jumpers, all same style in different colours, total £45 but won't add them just yet in case I have to send them back. Delivery 3-5 days.
    Crazy clothes challenge 2016 (Needs not wants, from CS where poss)

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