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

(113 Posts)
Fizzler99 Wed 23-Jan-13 22:55:52

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

scarlet76 Tue 19-Feb-13 21:42:38

My £70 per month budget has failed in February after a good January.
This month:
Boden spotty shirt £33
Boden button back jumper £50
Topshop burgundy spotty dress £38
M&S Limited collection linen T £20
M&S Limited collection vest £7.50
Clarks shoe boots £50

yikes! In fairness I am selling some old stuff on ebay and as it stands, look to make at least £100 so that will reduce the over spend a little.

daisie4 Tue 19-Feb-13 20:11:22

Some of my purchases are for summer, so I'm not sure they really count until August grin

Oh Christ, I thought I was doing quite well but it's more than doubled since I last posted on this thread. I have done loads of ebaying though <redeems self>

twentythirteen Tue 19-Feb-13 20:02:21

I've decided to have no spend months every other month, am hoping this will begin to naturally curb my spending habits!!!

erowid Tue 19-Feb-13 20:02:14

£3:49 for 1 cardigan from charity shop since Jan 1st! grin

daisie4 Tue 19-Feb-13 19:58:22

Anyone still doing this? I'm shocked at how much I've spent!

scarlet76 Thu 31-Jan-13 22:41:51

Quick January Round up from me:
ASOS burgundy leather jacket £120 but £100 of that was money given to me for xmas.
Boden charcoal jumper ordered but sent back as ugly 'marl' colour and tight.
Black spot dress from Next £40
£60 for January brings me in under budget!!

noviceoftheday Mon 28-Jan-13 16:29:51

Mominatrix, I got the Chloe Marcie bag from matches [[http://www.matchesfashion.com/Product/138215 ]]. From nap, I got the Louboutins www.net-a-porter.com/product/331072 and this dvf www.net-a-porter.com/product/367880.

That PP dress is beautiful, I couldn't carry it off though!!

noviceoftheday Mon 28-Jan-13 16:29:39

Mominatrix, I got the Chloe Marcie bag from matches [[http://www.matchesfashion.com/Product/138215 ]]. From nap, I got the Louboutins www.net-a-porter.com/product/331072 and this dvf www.net-a-porter.com/product/367880.

That PP dress is beautiful, I couldn't carry it off though!!

MarshaBrady Mon 28-Jan-13 14:35:00

The PP dress is amazing Monimatrix and will look fantastic on you. Your dh is a good enabler!

I love thinking about a design for ages then finally getting something. Saloni, Derek Lam and have seen a few Prabal Gurung things float by on pin. One day.

Hopefully Mon 28-Jan-13 14:03:21

Mom that dress is amazing. I love PP prints, although the colours are never right for me.

Mominatrix Mon 28-Jan-13 13:13:44

I've admired PP from the side for a couple years, but was always scared off by the colour and the boldness of pattern. It is actually DH who convinced me that I needed something like this in my wardrobe (he is my enabler!).

I wore the Prada dress a couple times last year, but I know it is something I will be able to continue to wear. Yes, it will be dated, but it is such a happy dress that I'll happily wear it, despite not being in fashion anymore. Can't wait for the warm weather to look for another occasion to wear it.

What did you get from NAP and Matches, novice?

noviceoftheday Mon 28-Jan-13 11:17:35

Mominatrix, I will definitely make the effort to try again as you're totally selling it and I do love that shoe! Sigh. In the meanwhile I have had emails from matches and netaporter to say my weekend purchases are on their way. smile

I love that mominatrix. PP stuff is always so detailed and different. How did you get on with your Prada from last year? Have you worn much?

I have spent a lot for me, in January and December. But that's because I refuse to buy anything at full price, so hit the sales hard!

I'll only know exactly how much I've spent when I do my tax smile.

Mominatrix Sun 27-Jan-13 22:04:41

Amber, it is this one. I'd need to try it on, and it is very different from anything I have purchased before in terms of pattern, but the shape is very classic. I'm trying to hold out until June and the sales!

Novice, see if you can try on a pair in your size and heel height. You will see what I mean about comfortable. In fact, they are my most comfortable heels I own.

Hopefully Sun 27-Jan-13 22:00:43

Ooh, also a Me&Em dress in the sale for £75, but that was paid for by selling (and was bought to replace) two garments in bad colours for me.

Hopefully Sun 27-Jan-13 21:58:59

Love this thread! I don't think January has been awful so far, assuming I am remembering everything:

- toast leg warmers £20
- silk kimono top £95

Ermmm, actually that's it. February wi be worse as I am having a suit jacket made and need to get a few other bits. I budget around £150 a month, but occasionally splurge on special things so average at about £200. I justify it on the basis that looking vaguely stylish is my job (personal image consultant/personal stylist).

skaen Sun 27-Jan-13 21:29:31

I was doing really well this January after a disastrous December. I'd bought an LK Bennett bnwt dress from ebay for £20. Then I fit the flyer through for the me and em sake and have just spent £100 there.

I need to not spend anything for Feb because there are birthdays and car insurance but after that, I will stick to a £150 monthly limit.

noviceoftheday Sun 27-Jan-13 21:23:10

Oooh that's interesting one into the equation Mominatrix. For years I wanted the Mary Jane Manolos in black patent. So so beautiful. Sigh. I could never get them in my size, so in the end I got the Choo version. Thats the last time I bought Choos.

SilverSixpence Sun 27-Jan-13 21:20:49

I need to do this too!
So far in January,
Hush joggers and knit harems £30
Boden cashmere cardigan and 2xboyfriend merino cardigans £80
Ruby and Ed slippers £18
Anthropologie silk dress £50
breastfeeding top and bras £50
lace crochet top £13
topshop shoes £25
Scarves x4 £20

Mostly ebay buys and sale bargains, but adds up to quite a lot :s hopefully that will be it for a while now, will try and limit myself to £50 a month from now on.

Link please Mominatrix!

Mominatrix Sun 27-Jan-13 21:11:22

Novice, I find rupert Sanderson more comfortable than louboutin. However, the most comfortable stiletto is Manolo Blahnik.

I wanted the JC navy leopard suede slippers this season, as they looked good in store. Also after a pair of CL 85s for work, maybe the simple pumps.

Mominatrix Sun 27-Jan-13 21:09:15

I'd be too frightened to tally things up. It might be used as evidence against me. I have been very good and avoided most of the sales (only purchased a dress at Whistles for £65). Oh, and some things in the J Crew sale, but that was in $us and I won't receive them until summer, so does not count. However, there IS a dress I have my eye on. Must sit on my hands and avoid Matches!

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