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    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 31st Dec 17, 1:07 PM
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    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2018
    • #1
    • 31st Dec 17, 1:07 PM
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2018 31st Dec 17 at 1:07 PM
    Welcome to the new Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge thread for 2018.

    It's not as crazy as its name might suggest and your budget can be as little or as much as you choose. There are no hard and fast rules as to what is included; some members exclude items for a specific occasion such as a wedding, while others may opt to include accessories or not. I've forgotten what I was including myself in previous challenges so do feel free to use the thread to post relevant notes to yourself if you think this will help.

    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

    If you don't know where to start, then estimating how much you've spent on clothes in 2017 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 2018.

    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.

    Wishing you all a happy and successful 2018
    Sealed Pot 11 #520 ~ /100
    VSP 2018 #9 ~ 19.55/180.00
    CCCC 2018 #1 ~ 20.75/180.00
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    • pinkfluffybabe
    • By pinkfluffybabe 22nd Apr 18, 12:19 PM
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    Been a little naughty, needed clothes for holiday

    Spent 108.42, bringing me to 112.08 for this year.

    A little ahead of target but I'm sure I can get back in to line overall
    Not buying unnecessary toiletries 2019 9/146 UU
    Mortgage Free Wannabe 2019 No.64 128.52/1000
    Saving for Christmas 2019 No.13 62/365
    Penny a day 2019 No.8 57.12/667.95
    Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge 2019 No.12 16.81/150
    • tgroom57
    • By tgroom57 15th May 18, 8:02 AM
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    Been a little naughty, needed clothes for holiday
    #18 checking in. 10 for sunhat from Tesco for a short break + 4 for summer sandals - Pavers toe-post wedges with diamante trim.

    Brings total so far to 37.50 -
    • 20 for designer jeans -in wardrobe for when current ones expire.
    • 10 sunhat - most used item
    • 4 Pavers good as new Toe-post wedges, I'm breaking them in today.
    • 3.50 Oxfam bag (jury is still out on this)
    • dry cleaning for a cashmere jumper - washed at home
    still need to get knickers and sandals.

    Last edited by tgroom57; 19-05-2018 at 8:57 PM. Reason: got sandals 4 days later.

    • LLM2018
    • By LLM2018 22nd May 18, 7:54 PM
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    #6 checking in. Spent 43.80 but it was much needed due to weight loss. All but one of the items I bought were in the sale so not so bad. Lol.
    #78 PAYDBX '19 680/3880 paid
    #54 SPC 12 Opening 31st Oct 2019
    • Smurphington
    • By Smurphington 1st Jul 18, 9:17 AM
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    Hello can i join please. I have a disgusting amount of clothes yet still I buy more. I'm aiming for the very ambitious target of essentials only ( in reality I don't think I will need to get anything but I do seem to get through socks like crazy) I realise we are half way through the year but it's a start
    • rawdinosaur
    • By rawdinosaur 2nd Jul 18, 10:01 AM
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    Please can I join too. I've gone a bit crazy recently buying clothes for this lovely weather we've been having lately. I think all I need are some black bikini bottoms but setting a budget of 0 seems really strict, so let's go for 25 but I don't have to use it all!

    I do have several pairs of jeans I need to alter and have plenty of fabric to sew my own clothes so I might still be able to expand my wardrobe without spending any money.
    Make 10 a day November 2018 Challenge: 165/300
    • LLM2018
    • By LLM2018 8th Jul 18, 1:39 PM
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    Update... No spends at all in June. Yay. Will aim for the same in July.

    #78 PAYDBX '19 680/3880 paid
    #54 SPC 12 Opening 31st Oct 2019
    • LLM2018
    • By LLM2018 4th Aug 18, 11:42 PM
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    #6 checking in. Only spent 5 in July on some pjs in a smaller size yay. I hope to not spend in August.

    How is everyone else getting along?
    #78 PAYDBX '19 680/3880 paid
    #54 SPC 12 Opening 31st Oct 2019
    • *Jellie*
    • By *Jellie* 8th Aug 18, 9:38 PM
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    Time to update. On the downside I have made some spends- 40 on vest tops on offer.
    Positives are that everything else has been made. I!!!8217;ve lost count but about 4 tops/ tunics and2 dresses made from scratch. Several tops refashioned from ones I owned already and I!!!8217;m in the process of turning some worn out jeans into skirts.
    2019 fashion on a ration 0/66 coupons
    • mrs motivated
    • By mrs motivated 9th Aug 18, 11:03 AM
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    mrs motivated
    Hi all,

    Time to update, i haven't been posting much but i have kept track of clothes spending.

    Total spend to date 284 / 400

    I've spend more than I would have like at this point in the year and I'm going to have to be really determined not to buy going forward and I just love autumn clothes....still I only actually need a pair of winter boots, winter tights (opaque type for work) and maybe a new lightweight cardigan for work.
    Well Behaved women seldom make history

    Accessible EF #152 1000/1000

    Vets EF 2000/2000
    • wedschild
    • By wedschild 9th Aug 18, 12:51 PM
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    Hi, I'm just joining the debt free wannabe club and this is something I would like to get involved in. I'm forever buying clothes on my credit card that I don't actually need so I'm putting a ban on buying any new clothes for the rest of the year and if it's something I desperately need, I need to find it in a charity shop using my bank card (strictly no more credit!) or I need to sell some things to fund it.
    DEBTFREE WANNABE 222.43 / 6955.38 3.20%
    • LLM2018
    • By LLM2018 19th Aug 18, 6:52 PM
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    August spends: 14 for black trousers for an interview so it was a necessary spend
    #78 PAYDBX '19 680/3880 paid
    #54 SPC 12 Opening 31st Oct 2019
    • LLM2018
    • By LLM2018 1st Oct 18, 6:16 PM
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    #6 checking in. Total spends for August were 30 but it was on black trousers for my new job as I didn't own any.

    Total spends in September was 5.50 on a Tshirt with long sleeves, again I don't own many wintery clothers but I put 4.50 into savings from my 10 budget for the month.

    No spends planned at all for October. Let's do this
    #78 PAYDBX '19 680/3880 paid
    #54 SPC 12 Opening 31st Oct 2019
    • Miss D Meanour
    • By Miss D Meanour 30th Oct 18, 5:40 AM
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    Miss D Meanour
    #14 checking in.

    Wow this year has gone so fast. It is so hard to believe we are almost in November.

    First off, apologies for not checking in at all this year - I've been really bad at doing this across the board. Don't quite know where my focus went but it might have gone on holiday with my memory!

    At the start of the year I set myself a max spend target of 140. And I was doing so well: I needed new summer sandals and managed to pick up two pairs for 40. Then I went looking for my new work shirts and I went a little over - 110 in total. I'm consoling myself with the fact they are really good quality cotton/linen blend that should last years.

    Unfortunately that meant everything else was over budget too. I got two replacement bras in a sale for 36 and then had to do an emergency replacement on another when the underwire went whilst on holiday. I'm tempted not to include that since it came out of the holiday currency - technically a different budget? So if I don't include it, my balance is at 186. If I do - it is 200.

    Even though I wasn't posting, just following this challenge always makes me stop and really think before I buy any more clothes. I'm really trying to make good use of my wardrobe stock.

    So thank you for this challenge. It helps make sure I only buy what I need.

    Take care
    LBM- June 2009 - 15 year plan started, Dec 2018 - time to review & refocus
    SPC12 #33 .... Xmas 2019 - #15 31 / 365 ... PAYDBX 2019 #23: 0 / 3,400
    MFW2019 #2: 777.81 / 8,000 ... MFiT-T5 start 95,352.52 - target 40k

    No matter how far you go, you always take yourself with you
    • LLM2018
    • By LLM2018 22nd Nov 18, 10:56 AM
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    #6 Oh dear, October wasn't a no spend month. I bought some new pjs that were much needed. Was going to wait until Xmas but thought that they were too nice to wait for lol.

    Total spend for October: 12

    #78 PAYDBX '19 680/3880 paid
    #54 SPC 12 Opening 31st Oct 2019
    • LLM2018
    • By LLM2018 20th Dec 18, 4:23 PM
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    #6 total spends for December 2 on some funky socks lol

    Total spends for the year came in at 134.30. So I was over by 14.30 not too bad considering

    Have a good Xmas guys x
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