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To spend £300 on only 11 items of clothes?

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Onelittlebugbear Sat 04-Jan-14 23:23:16

I had nearly £400 for christmas - everyone kindly gave me money. It was what I asked for as I badly need some new clothes. I'm trying to find work now ds is at school so need some smarter clothes too.

The trouble is because I've basically shopped at tesco for clothes since ds was born 4 years ago I am struggling with spending more than about £10 per item! I've been on asos and found some lovely stuff, it looks gorgeous. It may well look hideous on me as I am basing this opinion of the clothes being lovely on 18 year old size 8 women modelling them.
It comes to nearly £300 for 11 items. I also need some jeans because I now don't have any at all without massive holes in. But I would have some money left to go and try those on in a proper shop, I can't risk jeans online as I'm a funny shape!

Is £300 for 11 items unreasonable?! I guess it's less than 30 an item which doesn't sound so bad... It just feels a lot when I don't think I've paid more than about £15 for anything apart from shoes since having ds! I have also entirely lost any sense of style since having ds and now look horrific pretty much all of the time. He didn't sleep through until he was three and a half and those years nearly killed me and basically I stopped caring what I looked like. I was looking at some photos of me pre ds and although I was never pretty I looked a damn sight better than I do now, and also about 20 years younger!

Bankholidaybaby Mon 06-Jan-14 01:59:49

That's not a lot for 11 items - I must go on Asos and see what the fuss is about! It sounds like you are due a treat.

Apatite1 Mon 06-Jan-14 03:43:59

Not at all. I regularly spend more than £300 on a handbag, does that make you feel less guilty??

themaltesefalcon Mon 06-Jan-14 08:47:53

Go for it, OP!

IRCL Mon 06-Jan-14 08:59:15

go for it op!

if you haven't already use code JAN10 for 10% off smile smile

Onelittlebugbear Mon 06-Jan-14 09:03:29

Oooh thank you for the code! That's quite a big saving!

missmargot Mon 06-Jan-14 09:19:10

Don't think of it as buying £300 of clothes in one go, think of it as ordering £300 of clothes to try on, because that's all you're doing until you've thrown the packaging and returns note away and decided to keep them.

I think 11 items for £300 sounds very reasonable, assuming they are clothes you will get lots of wear out of. I agree with the others who have talked about cost per wear, if an item doesn't last or you don't enjoy wearing it and it sits in your wardrobe unworn then it isn't a bargain regardless of whether it cost £1 or £100. It's better to spend what you can afford on items that you really love and need.

IRCL Mon 06-Jan-14 09:30:27

no worries op asos usually have discount codes knocking about grin grin

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