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How much do you expect to spend on clothes this year? Anyone want to keep track?!

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Fizzler99 Wed 23-Jan-13 22:55:52

I have not bought anything so far........

higgle Fri 25-Jan-13 18:16:44

A dress and two tops from the Toast sale, total about £80. I allow myself £100 a month, but don't think I'll spend it this year as I have loads of stuff already, just need to be a it thinner to fit in it.

CointreauVersial Fri 25-Jan-13 18:35:46

Dress, skinnies and blouse from Zara £55
2 x jumpers from Mango £50
Skirt from Next £16
Scarf from John Lewis £15
2 x cardigans from charity shop £9
T-shirt from Asda (classy) £8

All in the Sales (apart from the last two).

Also waiting on a furry gilet from Mango £30

blush Looks loads when written down.

dexter73 Fri 25-Jan-13 19:11:09

10 buttons for coat £5.60
Goldsign jeans £67
360 grey cashmere jumper £53
Zoe Karssen t-shirt £12
Boden Skye jumper £34.50
so total of £171.50, but rrp of just over £600 as jeans, jumper and t-shirt had 75% off and Boden jumper had 50% off.

SoldeInvierno Fri 25-Jan-13 19:20:08

Let's see...

Coat: £100
Boots: £130
Shoes: £55
Shoes: £30

that makes £315, right? Jeeesss, I wished I hadn't started counting. I am definitely buying nothing in february!

SoldeInvierno Fri 25-Jan-13 19:20:55

oh, and I forgot the pair of jeans from Uniqlo. That'll be £345 in total then. :-(

dexter73 Fri 25-Jan-13 19:22:16

Ooops! forgot these!!

SassySask Fri 25-Jan-13 19:54:50

3 pair of shoes - £2800
Wildfox jumper - £100
Underwear & dressing gown - £65
Wildfox top - £70

Fuck me, I'm stopping!!

dexter73 Fri 25-Jan-13 20:00:33

Do you mean £280 for the shoes or £2800?!!

AmberNectarine Fri 25-Jan-13 20:48:15

They must be some nice shoes....

Matsikula Fri 25-Jan-13 21:00:47

I want to keep track - I wrote down everything except underwear, socks and tights last year (and posted it on that July thread). It was really useful in helping me to identify some bad habits, mainly that the stuff I buy when I am desperate for something new and have been on a rare shopping trip, often turns out to be a mistake. But when I plan a big purchase, I tend to get loads of wear out of it, and really enjoy it.

So I am slightly dismayed to report that this month I have bought a navy cotton top from massimo dutti(£30), some flat sparkly pointed toe lace up shoes (£45) also from massimo dutti, a striped top from gap (£13) and a navy woollen bobble hat (£25). None really planned purchases. I did sale shop in December as well - some hobbs wool trousers and an Anglomania dress.

Actually having worked out a maximum budget per month I am gutted that it meant I could not buy a beautiful navy Tara jarmon princess line coat today - half price and the kind of thing you dream of finding in the sales. I just couldn't justify it when I like the coats I already have.

MarshaBrady Fri 25-Jan-13 21:08:12

I can add jumper £75 reduced from £250 or something. Just slips in at end of month.

Just think of all the money we've collectively saved. <parsimonious>

MarshaBrady Fri 25-Jan-13 21:15:25

I know, it's loads <collective back pat>

Milliways Fri 25-Jan-13 21:37:15

A LOT less than last year! I had DDs graduation AND her wedding to buy for smile That also included a new winter coat, shoes & a bag.

I need some new trousers & tops for work, and probably a few summer holiday Tshirts, and I would love a new jumper next winter. Oh, and some work shoes. Probably £300.

SassySask Fri 25-Jan-13 23:00:57

I like shoes :/ but hardly ever wear the decent ones! Seriously need to curb that addiction!

Murraylover Sat 26-Jan-13 10:57:19

I do keep track. Use a Visa (&pay off monthly) for any 'extras' incl clothes/holidays. Using same to check £££ going monthly on petrol too. Some say a mean trick or wise move - takes away the denial!

alemci Sun 27-Jan-13 14:51:01

We have a credit card and i always use it to buy clothes. I also have my own M&S card and sometimes use that instead. Usually go through credit card bill with a a highlighter for my stuff. always pay it off.

Went shopping Friday

Jeans J Lewis £24.50 sale - haven't tried them on yet so may go back
scarf £3.60 Monsoon

some boots and Body shop stuff too

today bought some welly liners and tights but they got absorbed into the grocery shop.

scarlet76 Sun 27-Jan-13 15:01:09

Jenny99 - I recently got a lovely burgundy leather biker jacket from ASOS.
Well, I gave in and ordered the charcoal jumper in the Boden sale.
I have also ordered a couple of dresses from Next petite range. One of them for a wedding in September if I like.

jenny99 Sun 27-Jan-13 19:50:15

scarlet76 thank you I read that in your earlier post and googled it. It's gorgeous! How many leather jackets does a girl need? Altho they are all different colours and burgundy looks gorgeous. Would go with the amazing d&g burgundy boots I bought in Bicester in December...reduced from £774 to £165 !!!!! (I LOVE them but they are very uncomfortable!!) (don't tell my husband that!)

AmberNectarine Sun 27-Jan-13 19:51:48

All the nicest shoes are. I am still nursing infected blisters from wearing Louboutins two weeks ago.

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 27-Jan-13 20:05:57

A Wallis top about £30.

That's it so far.
However...I went to Crispins shoe shop on Saturday (shoes for big feet) and tried on a lot. I have earmarked about 5 pairs, but can't bring myself to buy suede wedge sandals in January. So approximately £600 there.

I plan to get 2 pairs of James hunter jeans, in dark denim and black, ...that'll be about £350.

MirandaWest Sun 27-Jan-13 20:12:23

I think all I've spent so far this year is about £16 on running clothes. Could do with some more things but trying to be sensible this year.

scarlet76 Sun 27-Jan-13 20:13:44

jenny99 - it's the only one I have but wear it lots and colour is very versatile. Black can look a bit harsh on me at times so burgundy is a good alternative.

scarlet76 Sun 27-Jan-13 20:17:56

Yes, I am good in the sense that I don't have a credit card or an overdraft facility. All money I spend is my own. But as I need to spend on the house this year, I must show restraint.
Although the bloody Zatchels bag from another thread is calling me :-\

MamaGeekChic Sun 27-Jan-13 20:23:12

Very glad that december isn't included- I splurged!!

Jan so far:
2 plain vests and 2 plain tops from H&M- £24
Anya Hindmarch mini gracie- £198

I expect I spend at least £2500 per year. (No debt, less than 5% of my take home pay)

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