Post # 1
So the grocery poll got me thinking about another thing i probably spent too much on every month…clothing! shoes, purses, jeans, tops…etc…
Let me know what you girls spend! Does your Fiance or DH think its too much? Do you talk about it everytime you buy yourself some new stuff?
We are going to be combining our paychecks in 2 weeks since we are getting married and I definately spend more than I should–so im going to be cutting back, but it sucks! 🙁
Post # 3
I usually don’t buy clothing every month, but I spend a couple hundred dollars every six months, almost exclusively on work clothing,
Post # 4
It just depends – some months I spent a lot (like at the beginning of a season) and some months hardly any. I buy more clothes than my Fiance (I usually end up buying most of his too).
As a side note, I’m a huge fan of combined accounts for bills, savings, etc, but individual accounts for purchases like these!
Post # 5
I’ve been buying more clothes/shoes/accessories as we get closer and closer to the wedding. But, I usually don’t spend that much on clothes… I voted $30-$60/month on average.
Fiance pretty much knows about everything I buy… he knows girls will be girls, haha.
Post # 6
@eva- we are just doing one account- everything is going to come from one account– we dont want to do allowances…if we are going to buy each other gifts we will use our credit cards. Im hoping this will help me cut back…
Post # 7
Right now, not so much. I have $50 in our budget for it but I don’t really even spend that much. I will probably spend more when I get a job (and need to buy work clothes)!
Post # 8
I spend anywhere from $150-300 a month on clothing. If not more. But I also work 3 jobs in order to achieve this lifestyle & one of these jobs is at a clothing store where I get a discount.
Post # 9
One day I want to actually buy a piece of clothing and not have a specific need to buy it. Right now all of my clothing purchases are reactionary, money is tight and I just can’t justify buying something unless I have a reason to need it.
For example this week I had a job interview, and needed a new pair of khaki’s for it since my old pair is uncomfortable (can’t bear to get into a workout routine again after all the stress of staying fit for the wedding). I wore a shirt that I bought for our e-pics with my new pants. I hope this job comes through because then we will be on our way to buying things for fun!!
Post # 10
It really just depends. Last month I spent about $400 on new clothes (a couple tops, a pair of shorts, jacket). But before that I hadn’t bought anything new for 3.5 months. I also tend to buy more in the summer because that is when my paycheck is higher.
I guess it averages out to about $100 a month?
Post # 11
We are not purchasing anything extra that is not wedding related right now, so I currently do not have a clothing budget.
Post # 12
Back in the day when I was single and living in an apartment – probably 150 a month.. lately, I’m lucky if I buy ANYTHING in a month!
Post # 13
it depends… i go on little spurts of buying clothes. last month it was $0…. this month, $500. i know i know, bad! but in my defense i haven’t gone clothes shopping since december.
closer to the wedding it will be all wedding expenses for me, no extras.
Post # 14
I usually spend around $150-$200 per month but now that the wedding is closer I’m forcing myself not to buy anything non-wedding related…it’s getting difficult as summer approaches!
Post # 15
I’m probably over $200…I won’t say exactly how much cuz then you’ll all think I’m bananas. It’s mostly because I’m purse and shoe obsessed!! Like for real. But while planning the wedding, I have limited myself and I’m proud of that.
Post # 16
I budget for about $100 a month, but some months I don’t buy any, and some months I spend more. I think it averages out 🙂