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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.
    Check out My Debt Free Diary "My Leap of Faith"
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5334341&highlight=
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 - £441.15/£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.

    https://www.victoriassecret.com/victorias-secret-sport/sports-bras/strappy-mesh-trim-sport-bra-victoria-sport?ProductID=289976&CatalogueType=OLS
    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 #10 No. 520 ~ ?/£100
    Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge 2016 ~ #9 £135.61/£250.00
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 ~ Approx £277.41/£240.00
    Emergency Fund #170 ~ £300
    Xmas 2017 #25
    • 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"
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5334341&highlight=
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 - £441.15/£300.00
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 15th Oct 16, 9:08 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Nothing spent since the 25/9/16.
    Aiming for no more clothes spends till the end of the year.
    £2 Savers Club no 2 completed - target achieved
    Save £12k in 2016 - no 73 (£4872/9000).
    Road kill rebels- no 3 £40.70
    Declutter 2016 in 2016. Completed 5/11/16
    CCC no 19 £900/£600 5/ 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 #10 No. 520 ~ ?/£100
    Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge 2016 ~ #9 £135.61/£250.00
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 ~ Approx £277.41/£240.00
    Emergency Fund #170 ~ £300
    Xmas 2017 #25
    • ScotinLondon
    • By ScotinLondon 23rd Oct 16, 12:06 PM
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    ScotinLondon
    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.


    SIL
    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 24/31; N16 16/30
    GC Mar-Sept £868.45/£1,040; Sept/Oct £129.36/£140; Oct/Nov £99.52/£150.00
    CCC 2016 £40.43/£400
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 23rd Oct 16, 12:49 PM
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    Jazee
    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)
    £303.13



    • Rowan moon
    • By Rowan moon 23rd Oct 16, 10:14 PM
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    Rowan moon
    Just doing a quick catch up on all your posts.

    I've had a bit of a spend yesterday - a lands end wool throw, really nice quality from the cs for £7 and a purple phase eight top for £5. Also treated myself to a small Radley shoulder bag off Ebay. It's a lovely rich purple colour, only used once and it cost £20 including postage.

    My job situation is still a bit pants. It's my last week at work then a week off before starting new job. I've done a couple of sessions already at new job just to do handover. The people are nice but the job seems a bit boring. Also I am working in an office on my own rather than the main office which is not what I expected. I will give it a chance though.

    I almost went to town shopping today to cheer myself up but did some gardening instead,.
    Clothes challenge 2016 -£263 /£350
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 29th Oct 16, 8:15 PM
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    Jazee
    Popping in to update that I'm keeping four of the five jumpers and also bought a pair of skinny jeans in a size 12 today - go me! So in total £61 to add to siggy.
    Crazy clothes challenge 2016 (Needs not wants, from CS where poss)
    £303.13



    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 29th Oct 16, 9:29 PM
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    kerri gt
    Popping in to update that I'm keeping four of the five jumpers and also bought a pair of skinny jeans in a size 12 today - go me! So in total £61 to add to siggy.
    Originally posted by Jazee
    I see a debt free congratulations is in order too
    Feb 2015 NSD Challenge 8/12
    JAN NSD 11/16


    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 30th Oct 16, 8:18 AM
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    Jazee
    I see a debt free congratulations is in order too
    Originally posted by kerri gt
    Yes, thankyou KerriG. The problem is that yesterday I didn't feel the need any longer to stick rigidly to my budgets and went £20 over so I need to keep that in check.

    Am only going to buy one new item at a time now, as I still have more weight to lose so am hoping to need even smaller sizes.

    I think in the past I didn't get on with skinny jeans/leggings because I was just too big but feel happier about it now.

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    Crazy clothes challenge 2016 (Needs not wants, from CS where poss)
    £303.13



    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 30th Oct 16, 10:33 PM
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    Yes, thankyou KerriG. The problem is that yesterday I didn't feel the need any longer to stick rigidly to my budgets and went £20 over so I need to keep that in check.

    Am only going to buy one new item at a time now, as I still have more weight to lose so am hoping to need even smaller sizes.

    I think in the past I didn't get on with skinny jeans/leggings because I was just too big but feel happier about it now.

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    Originally posted by Jazee
    Well done on becoming debt free (27/10/16).
    £2 Savers Club no 2 completed - target achieved
    Save £12k in 2016 - no 73 (£4872/9000).
    Road kill rebels- no 3 £40.70
    Declutter 2016 in 2016. Completed 5/11/16
    CCC no 19 £900/£600 5/ 8months
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 30th Oct 16, 10:34 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Have finally clocked up another no spend clothes month. Woo Hoo!
    £2 Savers Club no 2 completed - target achieved
    Save £12k in 2016 - no 73 (£4872/9000).
    Road kill rebels- no 3 £40.70
    Declutter 2016 in 2016. Completed 5/11/16
    CCC no 19 £900/£600 5/ 8months
    • vintagegal
    • By vintagegal 1st Nov 16, 12:40 PM
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    Hello everyone
    Sorry I have been AWOL for a while. It must have been a long time because I even forgot my password to log in!
    I'm afraid I don't know what I've spent in the meantime. I think I'm going to have to chalk this year up to experience and vow to start again in 2017 which surely has to be a better year than 2016! (if you'll have me back of course) My Dad has had the all clear on his cancer though now, and after a couple of frankly horrific months I may have finally got through to the childrens dad about how the children want him to behave and what access they want to have. It's amazing how we aren't together but I still seem to be the only grown up. Ah well, I shouldn't have expected any different really.
    I've started a new sewing course so am hoping to improve a little on that front and then can start on some of the fabric I already have. Am going to try and promise a purchase free November as a start!
    You are all so focused still and making such bargainous purchases. I still have a lot to learn but I'm trying not to be hard on myself because it has been a very emotional year.
    Has anybody thought about a Christmas party dress/outfit yet?? I might make one this year. I have some gold brocade fabric that would make a lovely skirt part on a fifties style dress. Maybe I could find a piece of black velvet for the top.... only if its cheap though! Although I have some lovely red cotton print that would also be lovely.
    Hope you are all ok
    Crazy clothes challenge £780.93 / £600
    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 3rd Nov 16, 8:13 PM
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    This week I've bought some shoes (same as some I already have but they were £3 in the sale so will save me money in the long run.) Also had to get a pair of wellies in the 25% off TU as I didn't have any. Fluffy on the inside and only £13.50, bargain.
    Sealed Pot Challenge #10 No. 520 ~ ?/£100
    Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge 2016 ~ #9 £135.61/£250.00
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 ~ Approx £277.41/£240.00
    Emergency Fund #170 ~ £300
    Xmas 2017 #25
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 6th Nov 16, 3:23 PM
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    Jazee - congratulations on becoming debt free

    GemGem - well done on your no spend month...

    Kim13 - did you keep the coat?

    Vintagegal - nice to have you back - great news about your Dad . Sounds like you've made some headway with your ex. Love the sound of your dress idea. I'm not buying anything new for Christmas - I've got a lot of nice things in the wardrobe that don't get out much !!I've got a lovely ankle length mirrored skirt that I've worn on Christmas Day for the last few years - I think it may make an appearance again this year.
    Check out My Debt Free Diary "My Leap of Faith"
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5334341&highlight=
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 - £441.15/£300.00
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 6th Nov 16, 4:22 PM
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    kerri gt
    Welcome back vintagegal great news about your dad, ex sounds like you're very lucky he's your ex and fab idea about the Xmas party outfit, no chance of anyone turning up in the same outfit there. You're sounding really positive, hang onto those good thoughts.

    Sports vest from VS has been worn (and washed) several times since I bought it, as have one of the pairs of jeans, OH really likes his too so win win there, and the jumper I also bought has been worn a lot (in the ironing pile ATM).

    No further spends here despite wanting the Tikiboo Halloween leggings, I just couldn't justify them. I did wear my Corpse Bride ones for yoga last Monday though to get into the spirit. Glad they were only cheap as not the best fit (bit baggy in places) and a tad seethrough in some areas (OH was behind me for those and the studio is quite dark so no dignity lost...well at least not due to leggings )

    I did buy a pair of 'ripped' tights from Primarni for pole halloween dress us, £3 there but quite like the mother anyway. Omg my arms hurt the next day as obv tights are not exactly ideal pole climbing attire and thus it was mainly my arms doing the work.
    Feb 2015 NSD Challenge 8/12
    JAN NSD 11/16


    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 6th Nov 16, 8:15 PM
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    Florence J
    50p on a pair of Christmas socks today. i think I am going to go back and buy the rest!
    Sealed Pot Challenge 9 #553 = £156.88
    Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #553
    2016: Sell £1000 #51 (£340.03/£1000)
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 = £270.45/£310
    Wombling free 2016 = £449.19
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 12th Nov 16, 8:38 AM
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    Jazee
    Morning all. Another 3 pairs of jeans purchased (I know, I know!) and one jumper so another £29.96 added to total. The bargains were too hard to resist.

    I think that now I'm up to £287.13 and my wardrobe is full, that that is probably it for my clothes spending this year.
    Crazy clothes challenge 2016 (Needs not wants, from CS where poss)
    £303.13



    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 12th Nov 16, 9:45 AM
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    somerandom
    £1.00 spent on short sleeved cotton cardi from CS - Primark BNWT - nothing special but one of those really useful items - put away for Spring.
    Check out My Debt Free Diary "My Leap of Faith"
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5334341&highlight=
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2016 - £441.15/£300.00
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