August 2012 Moms

Your limit.

I posted on FB about some $50 flip flops and after politely declining Poppy's sweet offer to buy them for me, I thought about this:

How much are you willing to spend (like, your absolute maximum, you WILL not go over, regardless of how much you "need" the item) on:

Tops:

Dresses:

Jeans:

"Real" shoes (boots, athletic shoes, wedges):

Summer shoes (sandals, flip flops):

ETA: This is for one item. One top, one dress, one pair of jeans, etc.

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  • Tops: $20

    Dresses: $30, and I really have to love it.

    Jeans: $30

    "Real shoes:" $40

    Summer shoes: $15 for sandals, under $5 for flip flops (Old Navy, FTW!)

    I'm cheap.

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  • Tops: 40 bucks

    Dresses: 60 bucks

    Jeans: 50 bucks

    "Real" shoes boots, athletic shoes, wedges: 100 unless they are boots then I'm willing to spend more

    Summer shoes sandals, flip flops: 40, I refuse to wear foam and plastic flip flops as regular shoes. I'm weird like that but I like actual sandals with arch support and straps around the back of my foot.

    I rarely go shopping so I'm willing to spend more on something that will last.
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  • Tops: I don't always spend a lot on tops, I enjoy consignment store shopping, but I did spend $80 on a great sweater last year..

    Dresses: Probably around $80 or so..

    Jeans: $130

    Real shoes: $130. That is what I spent on a pair of boots last year..

     Summer sandals: 30-40 dollars. 

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  • Tops:$40

    Dresses: $200( I love BWHM for dresses and try to find one on clearence but cant always find one)

    Jeans:$60

    "Real" shoes (boots, athletic shoes, wedges):$80

    Summer shoes (sandals, flip flops):$45

     

     

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  • Tops: $30

    Dresses: $40 for casual dresses, $100 for a work dress or something formal

    Jeans: $50-75

    "Real" shoes (boots, athletic shoes, wedges): $60

    Summer shoes (sandals, flip flops): $20, but most of the summer I am in $2 old navy flip flops

     Looking at these numbers they seem high overall, I'm a good clearance shopper so my average price per item is really lower than my limit.

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  • Tops: 40

    Dresses: 60

    Jeans: 50

    "Real" shoes: 70

    Summer shoes: 15

    Eta: I'm an awesome clearance shopper, so for me to spend this much on clothing, I would have to absolutely LOVE it.
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  • Tops:  Generally <$40, but I'll spend up to $75 on the occasional splurge

    Dresses:  Everyday dress up to $75; Fancy dress (like for a wedding) up to $300

    Jeans:  $75

    "Real" shoes (boots, athletic shoes, wedges):  Totally depends.  I have Fryes and JCrew boots that were both over $300, but I don't plan on replacing them for many. many years.  For something like pumps, <$75.

    Summer shoes (sandals, flip flops): $25 (but the cheaper the better)


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    Tops:  $40, maybe $50 for a sweater

    Dresses:  $150, but that would be for a wedding or something important.  Obviously that doesn't count bridesmaid dresses that I've had to buy which were more than that.

    Jeans:  $60

    "Real" shoes (boots, athletic shoes, wedges):  $100

    Summer shoes (sandals, flip flops):  $40

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  • Tops: 30

    Dresses: 50

    Jeans: 30

    "Real" shoes boots, athletic shoes, wedges: 50

    Summer shoes sandals, flip flops: 20
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  • image LucyD1029:
    Tops: nbsp;Generally lt;40, but I'll spend up to 75 on the occasional splurgeDresses: nbsp;Everyday dress up to 75; Fancy dress like for a wedding up to 300Jeans: nbsp;75"Real" shoes boots, athletic shoes, wedges: nbsp;Totally depends. nbsp;I have Fryes and JCrew boots that were both over 300, but I don't plan on replacing them for many. many years. nbsp;For something like pumps, lt;75.Summer shoes sandals, flip flops: 25 but the cheaper the better


    This is pretty much my exact answer.
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  • This is what I am willing to spend, not what I always spend. Now that I have DD I find myself wanting to spend less on my clothes.

    Tops: 45

    Dresses: 75

    Jeans: 125

    "Real" shoes boots, athletic shoes, wedges: 130

    Summer shoes sandals, flip flops: 20
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  • Tops: 30

    Dresses: 50

    Jeans: 50

    "Real" shoes boots, athletic shoes, wedges: 75

    Summer shoes sandals, flip flops: 20
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  • Tops: $30

    Dresses: $75

    Jeans: $40 (normally I get them for $20 at Old Navy, though...I really hate spending money on jeans)

    "Real" shoes (boots, athletic shoes, wedges): $100

    Summer shoes (sandals, flip flops): $30

    I normally buy things on sale so I rarely hit the maximum. I normally like to spend more like $15 on a top, but will splurge on nicer sweaters, etc. The most recent dress I bought was like $25 but I know I spent more on the dress I wore to my rehearsal dinner, for example. Jeans, like I said, I normally buy them for $20/ each. I should probably spend more because I wear them so often, but I don't! $100 is about how much I spent on my last pair of athletic shoes and that was a MAJOR splurge for me. I bought some really cushy Reef flip flops last year when I had giant tree trunk cankles and I do not regret having spent around $30 on them. They were the only shoes I could wear for probably 10 weeks so I bought two pairs and rotated them. They are amazing!

  • Tops:  For work?  $40 For home/working out?  $15

    Dresses:  $100

    Jeans:  $40

    "Real" shoes (boots, athletic shoes, wedges): $100

    Summer shoes (sandals, flip flops):  $40, but I fall into the LD category... I like real sandals with arch support.  Leather is good!



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  • image bigbootyjudi:

    Tops: $20

    Dresses: $30, and I really have to love it.

    Jeans: $30

    "Real shoes:" $40

    Summer shoes: $15 for sandals, under $5 for flip flops (Old Navy, FTW!)

    I'm cheap.

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    We are frugal twins! lol!  I ditto all of this!  Except for the jeans cause I don't wear pants. But a jean skirt, I usually pay about $15-$20.

    I remember premarried days, I spent like $70 on a pair of shoes.  Le sigh... 

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  • Any single clothing item over $300 would take some serious justification on my part.
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  • Tops: $50

    Dresses: $150

    Jeans: $150

    "Real" shoes (boots, athletic shoes, wedges): $100 for everything but boots. i have spent $300 on lucchese's

    Summer shoes (sandals, flip flops): $50

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  • In the glorious days of when I was living with my parents and they paid for stuff, I had no limit. I wanted Express, etc and I didn't care what the price tags said.

    Now that I pay, I don't even walk in an expensive store.   My limit is like $25. and it has to be machine washable and dried. I don't have the time or space to be hand washing and drying my clothes.

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  • Tops: 20
    Dresses: 30
    Jeans: 30
    "Real" shoes boots, athletic shoes, wedges: 60
    Summer shoes sandals, flip flops: 40
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  • Tops: 25

    Dresses: I rarely wear dresses so I try to buy a decent one when I do so maybe 100

    Jeans: 40

    "Real" shoes boots, athletic shoes, wedges: 65

    Summer shoes sandals, flip flops: 30

  • I want to preface this by saying first that I have a weird shape, so if I find something that fits, I usually find a way to buy it.  And second, I don't buy a ton of clothes, but I buy timeless pieces that are built to last.

    Tops:  For cheapy, v-neck shirts, I will spend $20.  For nicer blouses, I will spend up to $80.  I usually buy a few "statement" tunics or blouses every couple of years and will spend on those.

    Dresses:  If I happen upon one at Target that looks nice, the limit is $20.  For other casual, day dresses, I will spend up to $50.  For a special occasion dress, my limit is $300.  I have a few Lilly dresses that I paid over $200 for, but I will wear them for years and years.

    Jeans:  $50.  I only buy a pair every 2 years and I buy from the Levi's outlet.  When looking for temporary, post-pregnancy jeans, my limit was $25 so I could buy two.

    "Real" shoes:  $50.  I also don't buy many shoes.  This doesn't count specialty shoes, like for running or hiking.  Then I will pay whatever I need to pay for the pair I was properly fitted for.

    Summer shoes:  I buy a pair of J.Crew flip flops every 2-3 years. I don't remember how much they cost.  I also buy a pair of Sperry Topsiders every few years and typically pay about $80 for those.

    So, I guess I spend a lot per piece, but I get a lot of wear out of those pieces.  If I'm buying something that will wear out or only be "trendy" for a season, then I go cheap. 

  • Tops: $50 if I love it.

    Dresses: $75

    Jeans: $100

    "Real" shoes (boots, athletic shoes, wedges): $50

    Summer shoes (sandals, flip flops):$20

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    Tops: 40-50

    Dresses:  I usually buy on sale.  The last church dress I bought, I got for $10.00, and it came with a sweater.  It was regularly $60, the sweater was $50 and I got both for $10.

    Jeans:  Usually $50-$100.

    Real Shoes: I usually shop the sales racks.  I got a nice pair of shoes reg: $90.00, I spent $10.00.  I will spend upwards of $80 on running shoes.  I don't like to cheap out on them.

    Sandals:  Last pair I got were $30.00.  I don't wear flip flops.  They hurt my feet badly.

  • How much are you willing to spend (like, your absolute maximum, you WILL not go over, regardless of how much you "need" the item) on:

    Tops: $50-80 depending on the top

    Dresses: $300 but only if it's from certain designer that I love.

    Jeans: $150

    "Real" shoes (boots, athletic shoes, wedges): My athletic shoes I will spend up to 120, I have had problems with tendonitis and when I work out so much I have to be careful. Other shoes up to $100ish, again I have to take care of my feet.

    Summer shoes (sandals, flip flops): $100

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  • Tops: $80

    Dresses: $150

    Jeans: $35?  The ones I like just aren't that expensive.

    "Real" shoes (boots, athletic shoes, wedges): $300 (if they were nice boots, for athletic shoes I wouldn't spend more than $80-$90)

    Summer shoes (sandals, flip flops): $300 (again, nice sandals... NOT for flip flops!)

    This of course is my limit.  I certainly don't spend that much all the time! 

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  • Tops: $40

    Dresses: $75

    Jeans: $100

    "Real" shoes (boots, athletic shoes, wedges): $75

    Summer shoes (sandals, flip flops): $40 for a nice sandal or $25 for flip flops

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  • amaiteamaite
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    I don't really have a limit. If I really love something, it's high quality, ethically made, and there's room in the budget, I don't mind spending a little more. I go on a case by case basis. That being said, I really don't shop much, and I think my definition of "need" is usually different than most people's. I also hate the clutter of too many clothes. I would rather wear clothes that I love over and over again, than have a closet overflowing with stuff that I hardly ever wear. 
  • Um, is it weird I don't really have limits?

    That being said, I'm not a crazy shopper! I like high quality items, but I search hard and long for a great sale price.

    It's rare that I splurge and buy something really expensive and nice at a full price. 

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  • Tops: $30

    Dresses: $100

    Jeans: $30

    "Real" shoes (boots, athletic shoes, wedges): $250

    Summer shoes (sandals, flip flops): $20

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