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    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 18th Dec 16, 3:46 PM
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    Kim_13
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2017
    • #1
    • 18th Dec 16, 3:46 PM
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2017 18th Dec 16 at 3:46 PM
    For those who haven't popped by this year's Crazy Clothes Challenge thread in the past few days, or perhaps are yet to join us; I've agreed to take over the running of the challenge from somerandom, who may not be able to visit MSE as much in the coming year. I'll be taking over from January, but thought that I would start the thread now as a number of other challenge threads for 2017 are already up. That and I may not be too clever on New Year's Day!

    With the price of clothes now rising at the highest rate since 2010, there's never been a better time to join us and reign in the spending. How you do this is entirely up to you. Here are some ideas that members have used in the past:

    - No clothes spend weeks/months
    - Charity shop spends only
    - Essentials only
    - Spending only money made from selling on eBay etc
    - Spending contingent on weight loss
    - Simple monthly or annual budget
    - A combination of two or more of the above

    Your budget can be as little or as much as you want; last year, our budgets ranged from zero to £600. If you don't know where to start, then estimating how much you've spent on clothes in 2016 and aiming to shave 10% (or another percentage of your choosing) off of it may be useful. Anything you can save is a plus.

    It's never too late in the year to join; you can work out what you would like to spend in a year and pro rata it for the months/weeks remaining of 2017.

    Many of us found that even if we didn't spend as little as we wanted, we were putting more thought into our purchases - hopefully no more looking back and thinking, 'I don't know why I bought that top/pair of trousers/shoes' or whatever it may be.

    If you would like to join us, simply post below and I will allocate you a number. If you have a preference, let me know and I will give you that number if it is available. I will try my best to add everyone as quickly as possible, but should I manage to miss anyone (say if you haven't had your number within 3 or 4 days) please pop me a PM and I will get you added.

    Happy saving
    Sealed Pot 10 #520 ~ ~£57.55/£100
    VSP 2017 #9 ~ £41.40/£250.00
    CCCC 2017 #1 ~ £80.21/£120.00
    EF #170 ~ £1,000
    Xmas 2017 #25 ~ £10/£365
    365 Day Penny Challenge #4 ~ £17.31/£667.95
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    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 11th Mar 17, 1:14 AM
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    Jo Blogs
    Good morning everyone Hope you all have a great and creative clothes day
    Saved Nitty Gritty £2333.72 [46.67%]/£5,000-[Apr] £488.81 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Wom #35 £1956.34 March NSDs 18/15
    • 32b3in2013
    • By 32b3in2013 11th Mar 17, 6:54 PM
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    32b3in2013
    Evening

    I bought a pair of pumps today. £18 from new look. Im preparing my next project 333 period, so it is inevitable that I will need something, so not too disappointed with myself.

    Sig updated.

    32b3
    SPC9 #125 - £816.85
    Jan 17 NSD - 1/15

    CCC 2017 #24 - £102/£300
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 11th Mar 17, 7:47 PM
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    kerri gt
    No shoppnog of the clothing variety for me, been too busy with house stuff and given some of that has involved painting or ferreting about under the kitchen sink, grubby DIY clothes have been required.
    Feb 2015 NSD Challenge 8/12
    JAN NSD 11/16


    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 12th Mar 17, 8:33 PM
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    FatVonD
    £6 for a second hand long boucle cardigan coat, I will forgo something else as I love it!
    Spend on clothes in 2017 £21.50/£33
    Make £4 a day in March £40.14/£124 (Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54)
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 16th Mar 17, 8:04 PM
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    somerandom
    lovely ivana helsinki scarf £1
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2017 £37.45/£365
    • leslieknope
    • By leslieknope 17th Mar 17, 10:11 AM
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    leslieknope
    i haven't bought any clothes in 2 months! but did splash out on a pair of jeans from h&m this weekend so £18
    CCCC #33: £42/£240
    DFW: £4355/£4405
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 19th Mar 17, 7:33 AM
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    Jazee
    I bought another pair of trainers and a t-shirt for running. Signature updated.
    The "Save 12k in 2017" Thread! (#20)Mar £878.67 Total £3623.08/£12000
    Crazy clothes challenge 2017 (#29) £101.25/£365
    Money spent on garden £58.68



    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 19th Mar 17, 4:24 PM
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    kerri gt
    I bought another pair of trainers and a t-shirt for running. Signature updated.
    Originally posted by Jazee
    I think I'll be in need of new trainers soon too
    Feb 2015 NSD Challenge 8/12
    JAN NSD 11/16


    • Rowanmoon
    • By Rowanmoon 20th Mar 17, 1:20 PM
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    Rowanmoon
    Hello lovelies, I've had a little spend (ooops, how did that happen?).

    Lovely pink flowery Ted Baker top from the cs for £4 - it would have been rude not to �� And Adini dress, new from Fleabay for £10. This brings my total spends so far to £55.

    Seems like you are all doing well at bagging some bargains and only buying what you love ❤️
    • pixtotts
    • By pixtotts 20th Mar 17, 3:20 PM
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    pixtotts
    I'm very happy to report you haven't seen me because I've not bought anything! Sadly I've figured the best way to do that is by not having any money... oops! lol.

    Slight half slip up this weekend, so I have some ebay sales to make up the amounts... I needed a little cardigan I wanted mustard but couldn't find that so settled for navy only £5.50 though, a body suit which I totally didn't NEED but it was reduced to £3! I pay more than that for the primark ones and this one is from H&M and sooo better quality.
    and £5 on some little pumps, my mum actually paid the rest all of mine were looking grotty thanks to chicken poo. So I have £13.50 to make up in ebay sales. I've STILL not listed anything... oops!

    In other close news... my aunt has also been going to slimming world with us and is going to bring me a load of jeans which are now too big for her Yay! I know some of them are the size 16 in ones I lived in that were an 18, but I'm now a 16!! So I am most excited! yay!
    Free clothes are the best clothes, and I have room for them because I gave my sister some of my old size 20 jeans the other day
    I'm having a problem letting go of some dresses though
    x
    I hope you know your capable, & brave, & significant.
    even when it feels like your not....
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 20th Mar 17, 5:23 PM
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    kerri gt
    Well done on the weight loss Pixtotts
    Feb 2015 NSD Challenge 8/12
    JAN NSD 11/16


    • pixtotts
    • By pixtotts 20th Mar 17, 8:27 PM
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    pixtotts
    Well done on the weight loss Pixtotts
    Originally posted by kerri gt
    Thankyou x
    I hope you know your capable, & brave, & significant.
    even when it feels like your not....
    • try harder
    • By try harder 21st Mar 17, 10:15 AM
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    try harder
    No spends since my last post so still at £9.99 for the year
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 21st Mar 17, 5:06 PM
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    kerri gt
    I'm being swayed by all the lovely spring clothes I'm seeing atm - had to give myself a stern talking to in NL today and walk out.
    Feb 2015 NSD Challenge 8/12
    JAN NSD 11/16


    • pixtotts
    • By pixtotts 22nd Mar 17, 8:33 AM
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    pixtotts
    I'm being swayed by all the lovely spring clothes I'm seeing atm - had to give myself a stern talking to in NL today and walk out.
    Originally posted by kerri gt
    Just think how cold you'd be with the weather as it is at the moment

    Here's a laugh for you... so I have a rather large collection of "only wear at home clothes" things I've seen and loved but aren't really things a plus size (< not so much that bit more this bit >>) grown adult should be wearing in public, was just popping out to collect an avon book, going in the car just had to hop out to pick it up thought fine noone will see me no need to get changed. Did brush my hair though because I thought a nest of green hair can be seen by passing drivers haha. Then get a phone call while I'm out can you go get some bread.... urgh! So I went to tescos in my marvel comic book leggings, VERY brightly coloured, and a XXL mens hoody, I'm only 5 foot 3! and because I have a swollen toe and they were the only thing I could get on relatively pain free some really old falling apart and covered in chicken poo summery little pumps

    I keep thinking if I had a more streamlined wardrobe I wouldn't have these why do I even own this moments lol.
    x
    I hope you know your capable, & brave, & significant.
    even when it feels like your not....
    • Eltee12
    • By Eltee12 23rd Mar 17, 10:39 AM
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    Eltee12
    Morning All


    #11 de-lurking to say I have not spent £30.50 - used gift card I'd forgotten about - hurrah treated self to 2x t-shirts, a dress and 2x tights and still have £9.50 left on the card. Am in the middle of another clothes purge at home so will easily satisfy the 'one item in = two items out' rule.


    total is still £0/£300


    re-lurking.....


    El
    PAYDBX 2017 #45 £298/£1,670 = 15.14% paid (I think);
    2017 AFD 57/200 - Jan 25; Feb 16; Mar; 16
    CCC #11 £0/£300 - no spend months: JAN; FEB;
    Mortgage-free since 2013
    • trickster76
    • By trickster76 23rd Mar 17, 8:25 PM
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    trickster76
    Hi Jill
    I'd like to join please. Budget £50 per month. I have to reduce spending and have far too many clothes already. I will boost with eBay sales if possible 👍
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 23rd Mar 17, 8:50 PM
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    kerri gt
    Just think how cold you'd be with the weather as it is at the moment

    Here's a laugh for you... so I have a rather large collection of "only wear at home clothes" things I've seen and loved but aren't really things a plus size (< not so much that bit more this bit >>) grown adult should be wearing in public, was just popping out to collect an avon book, going in the car just had to hop out to pick it up thought fine noone will see me no need to get changed. Did brush my hair though because I thought a nest of green hair can be seen by passing drivers haha. Then get a phone call while I'm out can you go get some bread.... urgh! So I went to tescos in my marvel comic book leggings, VERY brightly coloured, and a XXL mens hoody, I'm only 5 foot 3! and because I have a swollen toe and they were the only thing I could get on relatively pain free some really old falling apart and covered in chicken poo summery little pumps

    I keep thinking if I had a more streamlined wardrobe I wouldn't have these why do I even own this moments lol.
    x
    Originally posted by pixtotts
    I know what you mean, was back to winter yesterday, spring again today though

    Those leggings sound right up mine and Mav's street. My Tikiboos managed another half marathon at the weekend I'm sure you gave the security guard at Tesco a real treat to the eye

    As I WFH I tend to live in comfies these days, do need to try and make an effort to start looking more respectable and stop living it pjs, clothes fit for decorating and clothes for the gym.
    Feb 2015 NSD Challenge 8/12
    JAN NSD 11/16


    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 23rd Mar 17, 10:03 PM
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    Kim_13
    Hi Jill
    I'd like to join please. Budget £50 per month. I have to reduce spending and have far too many clothes already. I will boost with eBay sales if possible 👍
    Originally posted by trickster76
    trickster76,

    I'm Kim; I don't think we have a Jill unless I've missed someone else who is wanting to join? As you've mentioned clothes in your post, I think you meant to post in this thread and have added you to the list. You are number 36.

    Good luck.
    Sealed Pot 10 #520 ~ ~£57.55/£100
    VSP 2017 #9 ~ £41.40/£250.00
    CCCC 2017 #1 ~ £80.21/£120.00
    EF #170 ~ £1,000
    Xmas 2017 #25 ~ £10/£365
    365 Day Penny Challenge #4 ~ £17.31/£667.95
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