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No Spend August anyone?

(40 Posts)
70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 30-Jul-18 20:33:53

So, nearly into August, I have spent a blinking fortune on holiday clothes .I have loads of toiletries that I'm going to take with me to use up.

In September I can start indulging in my passion- jumpers .

But till then, I aim to spend nought in August.

Anyone care to join me wink ?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 30-Jul-18 20:46:21

Me - but I might have to buy some more holiday clothes tomorrow!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 30-Jul-18 20:48:17

I was dithering about a bikini , thinking "Bum , I'll have to get it tomorrow" but really, I don't need one.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 30-Jul-18 20:51:22

That's exactly what I've been dithering about - but I couldn't find one to fit my giant norks today, so it's unlikely I'll see one tomorrow!

BestIsWest Mon 30-Jul-18 20:54:59

I’m in too. I’ve had my holiday, I don’t need anything but I will want some jumpers and dresses for the Autum.

CakeNinja Mon 30-Jul-18 21:03:43

I did a no buy July (mainly!) but some fucker ended up cloning my card and running up numerous transactions to Deliveroo hmm
I’m not committing to anything now, it was a sign wink

namastayinbed Mon 30-Jul-18 22:32:20


Verbena87 Mon 30-Jul-18 22:39:20

I stopped buying clothes (apart from underwear - am breastfeeding and have magically shape-shifting tits that need support) as a New Years resolution this year and so far I’ve not cracked.

I do do a fair bit of dressmaking so have made some new things, but I think knowing the work that went into them changes the way I feel about my clothes.

After the first couple of months (really tough as i got into the habit of clothes shopping as a recreational activity) it is such an absolute relief, and I am gradually whittling my wardrobe down to things I either actually love or actually need, and have more space for other stuff in my drawers/wardrobe and my brain.

Verbena87 Mon 30-Jul-18 22:40:28

So I think what I’m saying is, if I’m doubt, give it a go. So totally liberating! (And financially a help too)

DontCallMeCharlotte Mon 30-Jul-18 22:40:41

Me me me! I managed Jan, Feb and March and then fell off the wagon baaaadly! Would quite like to get through Sept as well.

VioletWillow Tue 31-Jul-18 08:33:09

Yes, I'm in! I was a bit spendy in July (it was needed though) and am all set now for early autumn. A month or two of not buying anything could do wonders for for my self control.

Littlechocola Tue 31-Jul-18 10:05:12

I’m in.

Vinnyinny Tue 31-Jul-18 12:28:48

I'm in - I've lost some weight and went mad buying new clothes. Time to stop and just enjoy what I've got.

Littlechocola Tue 31-Jul-18 13:27:52

I’m buying everything today so I can stop tomorrow grin

BestIsWest Tue 31-Jul-18 18:36:00

Unless I weaken in the next few hours I’ve managed not to buy anything in July.

DontCallMeCharlotte Wed 01-Aug-18 13:59:47

Ummmm, does replacing a running-out nail polish count? she asked in a small voice...

Gah81 Wed 01-Aug-18 14:58:29

I am in. Beautiful clothes are my weakness. I made two sales purchases in July but would like a no-spend August so I can save money for new Autumn purchases come September!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 01-Aug-18 17:28:59

<Pinch Punch> first of the month

I have enough to last me in the way of shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deoderant , shower gel and soaps.

So unless something really urgent rears its head (which I cannot think of anything) then I'm done for August.

I need to buy new toothbrushes but that's not S&B wink

princesskatethefirst Wed 01-Aug-18 17:32:45

Me me me!!!!! God I need to I've been crazy lately, plus we are moving house so need to save!!!!

MaudesMum Wed 01-Aug-18 19:35:02

As with Vinnyinny, I'd lost some weight and went a little mad on summer clothes, but it did get to be a bit of a habit. Now need to halt, and enjoy/use what I have.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 02-Aug-18 15:21:33

Failed -bought a sun hat, a bikini and some harems BUT shouldn't need to buy anything else now until at least October!

BestIsWest Thu 02-Aug-18 17:42:39

I can’t wait to be wearing jumpers and boots again. My feet have been freezing today. I’m making a list of things I need.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 02-Aug-18 17:53:08

I have so many pairs of boots! I don't actually 'need' any A/W clothes, but I 'want' a leather midi skirt, and maybe a new leather jacket (not to be worn together!).

BestIsWest Thu 02-Aug-18 19:19:13

Why not Remus grin?

XingMing Thu 02-Aug-18 20:33:30

I'm not needing anything, so am saving until my favourite shop unveils their autumn winter offer, but even then, I'm not aware of any wardrobe gaps that have to be filled pronto.

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