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The Crazy £100 Clothes Challenge

edited 21 December 2009 at 11:00PM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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Lula-HulaLula-Hula Forumite
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edited 21 December 2009 at 11:00PM in Debt-Free Wannabe
Hello,

I have decided to challenge myself to only spend £100 maximum on clothes during 2009 :eek: & was wondering if anyone cared to join me ?

My challenge is for myself only & not for DD; kids grow, constantly :rolleyes: .

Underwear & footwear is not included in the £100 & nor - thanks to some rational thinking by sarahb :A are accessories ;) .

Any gift tokens or money given as a gift is not included in the £100 & I also think that there could be a 'contingency fund' of say £ 50 for special events eg weddings, red carpet moments etc...

This idea came about when I read back through my own diary & realised how much I had spent on clothes :eek: & even worse how many of them were unworn due to my 'expansion' :o . My conclusion was that I have plenty of clothes & that rather than surrender to my increasing size I should make sure I fit back into them & the best way of doing that was to limit my budget to such an extent that I would have to really seriously consider every potential purchase.

This wont be easy & at times it probably wont be pretty but I'm hoping that if enough of us join in ... we can all save some money & support eachother away from temptation : all purchases will have to be declared & deducted from the total each time :eek: .

So, if anyone wants to join in then I suggest that you spend the next 2 days shopping ... ;)

Lula

The following are excluded from the £100 : Anything that you wouldnt wear out in public by itself ( under normal circumstances ;) ) ie : underwear, nightwear, footwear, headwear, swimwear & essential outerwear - coats,raincoats-
Also excluded are gifts, gift vouchers/tokens/cards & any items swapped for another item. You may boost your allowance by selling your unwanted clothes/shoes only ( selling your car,cat,OH or children in order to buy clothes is very wrong :naughty: :rotfl: )

Membership List

1 - Lula : £[STRIKE]100[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]81.87 [/STRIKE][STRIKE]56.12 [/STRIKE][STRIKE]52.13[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]17.78 [/STRIKE] [STRIKE]15.29[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]12.83 [/STRIKE] 10.63 _pale_
2 - Airwolf1 : £100
3 - gailey : £100
4 - HonestBob : [strike]£100 + £500[/strike]£84.12 + £486
5 - 1sue23 : £100
6 - fedupandskint :[strike] £100[/strike][strike]71.50 [/strike][STRIKE]71.42 [/STRIKE][STRIKE]37.43 [/STRIKE]22.43
7 - Hay : £100
8 - little_miss_moneysaver : £100
9 - lilly81 : £100
10 - pandapaws [strike]£100 [/strike] £79.46+ £ 300
11 - JaneLiz £[STRIKE]100[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]80[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]36[/STRIKE] 17
12 - blackbelle £100
13 - Buffythedebtslayer £[strike]100[/strike] [strike]74 [/strike][STRIKE]55[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]31[/STRIKE] 2+ £50
14 - urg123 £[strike]100[/strike] [STRIKE]80[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]47.80 [/STRIKE] 3.80
15 - flying fresian - £[strike]100[/strike][STRIKE]83.60 [/STRIKE][STRIKE]48.60[/STRIKE] 9
16 - Chocaholic110 £100 + £300
17 - puss14 $100 (oz style)
18 - barneysmom £100
19 - weenapops £100
20 - sparklygemster [strike]£100[/strike][strike]£90.21[/strike][STRIKE]61.63 [/STRIKE]31.35
21 - dobs £100
22 - oreo7504 £100
23 - Lelc [strike]£100[/strike] £87
24 - empy £100 + £50
25 - CurlyTop £[strike][strike]100[/strike][/strike] [strike]94[/strike]STRIKE]82[/STRIKE][STRIKE] 77[/STRIKE] 69
26 - moneysavingmonkey85 [strike]£100[/strike] [STRIKE]88[/STRIKE] 86.53 70.53
27 - SuSu1871 £100
28 - poorandindenial [strike]£100[/strike]now about £200od :rotfl: so 'official temptation advisor' instead
29 - runmichellerun £100
30 - Sarahb £[strike]100[/strike] [STRIKE]90 [/STRIKE] 200 OD :naughty: & now BANNED :p:D
31 - Miss_Marple £100
32 - jm28cardiff £100 + £100
33 - oligeo £100
34 - ringadingding £100
35 - primula £[strike]100 [/strike] 80.23
36 - SBeth £100
37 - Keys £[strike]100 [/strike] [strike]94 [/strike][STRIKE]71[/STRIKE] 50.99
38 - ehallett £100
39 - (Land of) Maz £[strike]100[/strike][strike]97[/strike][strike]91 [/strike][strike]76[/strike] [strike]70[/strike] [strike]67[/strike] [STRIKE]41[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]27[/STRIKE]20.50
40 - lilian1977 £100
41 - chaparittacifuentes £100
42 - xxMissL2xx £100 + £50
43 - Mum2one £[strike]100[/strike] [strike]67 [/strike][strike]64[/strike] [STRIKE]34[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]22[/STRIKE]11
44 - jen31 £[strike]100[/strike] 94 [STRIKE]91[/STRIKE] 87.60
45 - mummy2mygirls £100
46 - ratty67 £100
47 - luxor4t £[strike]100[/strike][strike]99[/strike][strike]96 [/strike][strike]88[/strike][STRIKE]73 [/STRIKE][STRIKE]70.06[/STRIKE][STRIKE]66.57 [/STRIKE][STRIKE]59.72 [/STRIKE]50.72
48 - tiny_courageous £[strike]100[/strike] [STRIKE]85 [/STRIKE][STRIKE]77[/STRIKE]47
49 - kacie £[strike]100[/strike] 90
50 - S-Wales_Saver £100
51 - sashanut £100
52 - Shopaholiski £[strike]100 [/strike] [STRIKE]85[/STRIKE] 81
53 - Yorkshirechick £ [strike]100[/strike] [strike]93 [/strike] 65
54 - prudence41 £[STRIKE]100 [/STRIKE] 71
55 - NO-BRAIN £[strike]100 [/strike][STRIKE]89.72 [/STRIKE]£49.72
56 - Fairynuff27 £[strike]100[/strike][strike]91.56 [/strike] [strike]84.06[/strike]55.56
57 - The Ubiquitous Mrs Smith £100
58 - janey07 - £[strike]100[/strike] 95
59 - kdalwayskint £[strike]100[/strike] 93
60 - SQUEAK £100
61 - Queen.Bess £[STRIKE]100[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]98 [/STRIKE]97.26
62 - wigglebeena £[strike]100[/strike] 97
63 - traceyaskham £[strike]10[STRIKE]0[/STRIKE] 43.89
64 - homealone
£[strike]100[/STRIKE[/strike]87
65 - Notjustamum £[strike]100 [/strike][STRIKE][STRIKE]86[/STRIKE][/STRIKE] [STRIKE]51[/STRIKE] 37
66 - Gratefulforhelp£[STRIKE]100[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]90 [/STRIKE]64
67 - thoroughlybrokemillie £[strike]100 [/strike][strike]95.06 [/strike] [strike]89.16 [/strike][STRIKE]82.66 [/STRIKE][STRIKE]19.98 [/STRIKE]
68 - glasgowgirl £100
69 - shelby161 £100
70 - lindylouandcrew £100
71 - Little Miss Boden £[STRIKE]100[/STRIKE] 70
72 - Kerfuffle £[STRIKE]100[/STRIKE][STRIKE]99[/STRIKE]
73 - looby-lou £100
74 - suze72 £[strike]100[/strike] [STRIKE]96[/STRIKE] 26
75 - mrs.way £[strike]100[/strike] 96
76 - tesco points addict £[STRIKE]100 [/STRIKE]85.11
77 - dizzydebs27 £[strike]100[/strike] 40
78 - CompletelyLost £[STRIKE]100[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]88[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]85.15 [/STRIKE]77.75
79 - shelovestobuy stuff £[STRIKE]100 [/STRIKE]49.50
80 - ClipClop £75
81 - Intergalactic Floozie £[STRIKE]70 [/STRIKE]97.01
82 - Chick2organize £100
83 - Rainy Wednesday £50
84 - museumworker £[STRIKE]50[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]41.67 [/STRIKE][STRIKE]36.67[/STRIKE][STRIKE]33.37[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]32.73[/STRIKE[/STRIKE][STRIKE]][STRIKE]31.73[/STRIKE][STRIKE]26.79 [/STRIKE]18.29
85 - Miss-spent £000 < < :eek: :A
86 - Determined 2 Be Debt Free
87 - locutus 2003
88 - Move to Portugal
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  • Airwolf1Airwolf1 Forumite
    1.2K posts
    I could probably do this as I get a lot of "hand me downs". I'd best top up with handkerchiefs prior to 01/01/09 though!!
    My suggestion and/or advice is my own and it is up to you if you follow it, please check the advice given before acting on it.
  • gailey_2gailey_2 Forumite
    2.3K posts
    Count me in as i dont buy much these days plan to trawl charity shops more.
    Could never do daughetr on 100 but did plan on trying to make and customise few items for her this summer.
    pad by xmas2010 £14,636.65/£20,000::beer:
    Pay off as much as I can 2011 £15008.02/£15,000:j

    new grocery challenge £200/£250 feb

    KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON:D,Onwards and upward2013:)
  • Count me in too please.

    The jeans I'm currently wearing have to be binned tonight as my killer thighs have done for them, so I'll be off to a poor start with the challenge. However, I'll keep the £100 in mind when I shop and buy only the one replacement pair that I actually need instead of the 2 or 3 that I would usually get.
    Jan - PAD £199.79
    Summer Sizzler Challenge 01/01/09 - 22/06/09 £144.61/£3009
    Make £5 a day in Jan £144.61/£155,
    Crazy Clothes Challenge £15.88/£100 (me) £97.75/£500 (kids) :rotfl:
    Weekly spend challenge Abandoned for this week!/£180
  • 1sue231sue23 Forumite
    1.8K posts
    I would find this very easy ,I live on a boat and only buy essentials due to lack of space today I own 6 tops 4 pairs of trousers ,a waterproof coat and a couple of warm jumpers .
  • I'll have a go at this idea.

    I need clothes but I don't have any money to buy them and this will help me find more inventive ways of coping than spending cash I don't have eg ebay, sales, low cost items, charity shops, outlet shops.

    Here goes then.........!!!!! I will spend no more than £100 on clothes in 12 months.

    Good luck everyone!
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £8333
    Proud to be Dealing With my Debt
    DFW Nerd 1154 Long Haul 155
  • Lula-HulaLula-Hula Forumite
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    Ooh, I actually got some replies :j

    Hello & a big welcome to :

    Airwolf1, gailey, HonestBob, 1sue23 & fedupand skint :D. Great to have you all 'on board' & 1sue23 - you are living where I want to be living one day when debt free. I did live on a boat many years ago pre DD & you are so right about the space issues, I shall remember that & hopefully it will keep me focused on only buying what is needed rather than desired.

    I love the way all challenges inspire great resourcefulness & creativity & believe me I will be seeking ways to stretch that £100 as far as possible. It's going to be great at the end of the year to tot up exactly what we have managed to acquire for that £100 :cool: . Airwolf1 - I dont think handkerchiefs count as clothes unless you plan to make a bikini out of them ;) so you can buy freely & without guilt - 10 points for being enviro friendly too.

    Do we want membership numbers & our spending to be 'public' on the first page ?

    bye for now
    Lula
  • Hi Lula-Hula!:D

    Can we have membership numbers please? :j

    I like being member of a club on this site and it helps me keep track of things better. I am not debt free at all but these challenges are helping me reduce my spending to help pay more of my debts.:T :rotfl:

    Many thanks to you for this challenge - the gauntlet is laid down!!!:rotfl: :D
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £8333
    Proud to be Dealing With my Debt
    DFW Nerd 1154 Long Haul 155
  • Hay_2Hay_2 Forumite
    222 posts
    Can I join too please?
    Shouldn't be too hard as I'm currently "recycling" two pairs of maternity jeans by hoiking them in with (hubbys) belt and my youngest child is nearly 3 years old:p
    I'll gladly spend ££s on hubby or the kids but anything over a fiver for myself....I just can't bring myself to buy it!:rolleyes:
    What do I need to do?
    New Year~New Start!!:beer:
    Getting on back on the moneysaving wagon in 2009!

    January grocery challenge~ £400 Spent £49.55
    £100 clothes for a year~Spent £0
  • Please add me in! I don't think I spend that much on clothes but I'm often in denial. Would help me enormously in keeping track of my clothes buying. Although accessories aren't included, I may have to have a separate handbag budget!!!:rotfl:

    Membership numbers would be great. I agree, is nice to be part of "the club"

    LMMS :)
    :j Baby boy arrived 22nd August 2012 :j
    :jSecond menace arrived safely 13th February 2014
    :j
    Debt Free Wannabee 2015
  • lilly81lilly81 Forumite
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    This sounds like a good plan, count me in :j

    I do have 2 weddings and one 25th wedding aniversary to go to, but I will be the only person doing all 3 so plan to buy one outfit for all of them! :rotfl:

    Lilly X
    Debt 03/08/08 [strike]£4805.26[/strike] :(
    Debt free date 23rd march 2009 :T
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