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How Much Did Your Outfit Today Cost?

by J. Money on Friday, March 9, 2012

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As with every Friday on this site, I’d like to continue with another fun and fluffy post here today.  To help give me an idea on all your fashionable (and frugal?) tastes in apparel! ;)  And hopefully you’re already dressed and at work already too, so you can’t get re-changed to make your numbers look better! Haha… bet you didn’t think you were gonna get quizzed on that this morning?

Today’s game is real simple – all you have to do is list out what you’re wearing, how much it cost, and where you got it from.  Or any combination you want, really – the point of it all is to see just how much we differ here on the site. There are no right or wrong answers as we all prioritize our spending differently – that’s a-okay!!  If you happen to be a clothing whore, that’s fine – I’m sure you don’t spend in other areas like some of us others do (*ahem* GoDaddy) ;)

Okay, I’ll go first as always… here’s how much my entire outfit costs today:

  1. Hoodie: $20 no-name brand @ T.J. Maxx
  2. T-shirt: $15 no-name brand @ T.J. Maxx
  3. Jeans: $20 Express brand @ Rugged Wearhouse (one of the best stores ever!)
  4. Belt: $5 Volcom @ Rugged Wearhouse
  5. Socks: $3 Puma @ T.J. Maxx
  6. Boxers: $5 @ Old Navy
  7. Shoes: $20 Adidas @ Rugged Wearhouse
  8. Ring: $15 @ T.J. Maxx
  9. Earrings: $400 1 ct total (1/2 ct in each ear, down from $800) @ Kohl’s

So $88 total w/out the bling, and $503 WITH it ;)  Imagine if I got the rocks outside of Kohl’s too?  You could probably tack on another $1,000 alone w/ those bad boys, haha… and I’m not wearing my wedding band either (only when I leave the house), so that saves me another $500 to the totals as well.  But as you can see, I’m a big fan of the man jewelry!

Your turn. How much money are YOU wearing today with that outfit you’re currently rockin’?  Feel free to list as much or as little as you want – whatever you’re comfortable with.  I’m just curious to see how much you ladies have been ponying up for those shoes lately ;)

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(Awesome fashion shoot photo by Robby Mueller)


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1 Monroe on a Budget March 9, 2012 at 7:07 am

I work as a newspaper reporter in addition to being a blogger! My “business” dress has to be budget-friendly.

Peach “Shell” blouse via JCP – don’t remember cost but about $20 is a good guess.
Black cardigan via JCP – $22. This was a recent purchase.
Black dress pants – I think this pair was $20 at Elder-Beerman on a sale.
Black tie-up “walking” shoes – probably $35. They aren’t technically business dress, but I’ve given up finding business shoes that can actually be walked and stood in.
Black socks – about $2.
Gold-color watch – $30.
Multicolor pearl necklace – this was a gift and probably about $5 from a Chinatown souvenir shop. It is extremely cute.
Earrings – I’m wearing my pearl button starters that cost about $30.
Makeup – Sally Hansen nail polish ($6), CoverGirl blush ($5?) and Maybelline lip stick ($7).
Two rings – $100 each purchased 15 years ago.

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2 Jennifer G. March 9, 2012 at 7:20 am

No jewelry, no socks and no belt today. My shoes were $18 I think, purchased at an end-of-season sale at DSW.
Pants: Old Navy, probably about $20, but I bought them at least 5 years ago.
Shirt: Also Old Navy, $10ish
Undershirt: H and M, $8
Underwear: Part of one of those multipacks from Target, so we’ll say $3
If we want to get really personal here, my bra cost $54. I’m a hard-to-fit size, so it was worth every penny.

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3 Carrie March 9, 2012 at 7:34 am

Shirt: blouse from Belk I think, $30ish on sale
Pants: Jeans from Target, $25
Socks: Target, $5
Undies: Target, cheeeep!
Shoes: J.C. Penney, $80
Bra: J.C. Penney, $40
Necklace: maybe J.C. Penney, $40
Rings: all inherited, including wedding ring

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4 Michelle March 9, 2012 at 8:18 am

Slacks: $40
Jacket: $35
Top: $10
Top underneath: $30
Bra/undies:$60
Shoes:$50

Ahhh too much!

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5 Edward Antrobus March 9, 2012 at 8:18 am

Doing this on the phone. Ugh.
Total: $110 + $160 “bling” + another $150 worth of items I received free.
Jeans. Gap brand bought at thrift Store. $3
Marcis army tshirt. FREE
Wawa sweatshirt. FREE
Carhart overalls. $65
Steel toe boots. $40
Socks. $2
Wedding ring. Always worn. Tungstun. $150
Safety Best & hard hat. Supplied By work. $100+ value.
Watch. $10

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6 Jessica March 9, 2012 at 8:30 am

Oh this is fun!
Hoodie (serves as jacket) $26 Forman Mills
Polo shirt free from a friend
Bra $40 from Victoria Secret
Jeans $8 from Vanity Fair Outlet
Underwear $1.99 Forman Mills
Socks $1 at Big Lots
Shoes $40 at Footsmart.com if I remember correctly…

$116.99? OUCH How did that happen…

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7 Rich Uncle EL March 9, 2012 at 8:37 am

Today is friday and my company has a dress down policy every friday. This is my outfit for thoday:

Guess Jacket – $50 – @Marshalls I believe.
V-Neck T-shirt- $12 – @H&M
Tank Top – $5 – @Target for a 3 pack
Levis Jeans – $40-@Levis Store in NYC
Under Armour Boxers- $20 @Amazon.com (Dont want to get any freaky looks for buying boxers in a retail store.)
Nike Socks – $9- @Footlocker 3 pack
Converse Sneakers- $20 @JCP Online.
Usually wear a cool watch but forgot to rock one today. ($100+ )

$156 Total without watch. Interesting way to wake me up this morning.

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8 Mercedes March 9, 2012 at 8:45 am

I work in construction, so no bling and nothing too outrageous as far as clothing….
Jeans – $14 from Ross
Long Sleeved T Shirt – $5 from Target
Steel Toed Boots – $60 from Workingpersonstore.com
Bra – $8 from TJMaxx/Ross (not exactly sure where
Underwear – $1 from Traget (from a multipack)
Socks – $2 from TJMaxx

Then I’ve got my safety vest, hard hat & safety glasses all provided by work. Maybe $100-$150?

so $90-$240 depending on how you look at it. But on $30 for my outfit, minus all the necessities for work. Not too bad I’d say!

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9 Leah March 9, 2012 at 8:51 am

Oooh, this is fun!

1) Land’s End button-down supplied by work ($35ish if I paid for it)
2) Old Navy ribbed tank $5
3) Gap jeans bought at Frugal Fannies about 10 years ago $15
4) Bra & undies from Maidenform outlet $30
5) Socks received as Christmas gift in 3-pack ($2 if I paid for them, TJ Maxx)
6) Keen slip-ons from Planetshoes.com $60
7) Engagement ring and wedding band $1200 total, split between hubby and me
8) Claddagh ring (gift from hubby when we were still dating, about $50-75?)
9) Garnet necklace (also a dating gift from hubby, $50?)
10) Fossil watch (guess who gave it to me and when! $75)

All things considered, this was a cheap day thanks to it being Friday and no one’s in the office. Regular weekday outfits are a lot more expensive!

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10 Stephanie March 9, 2012 at 9:03 am

Ooh, this is a fun one!!

Dress – $25 from ModCloth
Cardigan – ??? gift from my mom, I think from Kohls?
Tights – $7, also from Kohls
Shoes – $12 from Old Navy
Earrings – I made them… not sure of the materials cost, but it wasn’t more than a couple of bucks.
Rings – Uhh… I’m not sure, actually. I know my wedding ring was around $200. Not sure exactly what my husband paid for my engagement ring, but it wasn’t a lot because we were in college and jewelry makes me nervous. ;-) (Seriously, my rule for jewelry is that if I feel like I’d need to insure it, I don’t want to own it! My husband is a lucky guy.)

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11 Jon B March 9, 2012 at 9:14 am

I’ve actually got a really cheap outfit on…

Undershirt from Target – $1.67
Socks from WalMart – $1.00
Boxers from Kohl’s – $5.00
Covington Polo from Sears – $10.00
Wrangler Jeans from WalMart – $9.00
Claybrooks dress shoes from the thrift store – $5.00

Total cost? $31.67…you can find a lot of nice stuff at thrifty! I have other polos, dress shirts, khakis, etc. that I got for $3 – $5.

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12 Eunice March 9, 2012 at 9:18 am

Jeans-Old Navy $25
Work Shirt-$27
Flats-Target-$22
Bra-Victoria’s Secret $30
Underwear-Victoria’s Secret $5
Engagement Ring-Gift
Portuguese Ring-$120
Bracelet-Gift

So.. total..$229.. If I included the rest of the jewelry, I’d probably be up in the 3,000s.. Yikes!

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13 Emmy March 9, 2012 at 9:20 am

Let’s see….

1) Pink & Brown striped shirt from Rue21. I got it a few years ago but I’m going to guess it was about $15 since I tend to buy things there when they are on sale.
2) Blue Jeans- again, had them for years so I’m going to take a guess that they are from JCPenny and were about $25. I hate buying jeans for more than $25.
3) Brown boots from Payless. I’m thinking another $20.
4) White and pink socks from Walmart, the whole pack cost me $4.
5) Martyr’s cross necklace from Voice of the Martyrs, another $20.
6) Sterling silver Celtic Knot ring – $.52 from Kohls! One of my best purchases EVER. It was a million% off and I had Kohls cash. The total was $.52 and I wear it every single day.
7) “Unmentionables” as we call them when we take kids to camp ;)- all from Victoria’s Secret and were bought on sale so that total is $30.
8) Earrings – they were a gift so $0!
9) Make up: Covergirl foundation, blush, mascara, and as a theatre chick I like to cheat and use some of my stage makeup as a concealer ;). The mascara was a gift, so $0, stage make up is a bit expensive so that was probably about $20, foundation I’m going to guess to be $10, and blush at $5.

Total:$149.52

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14 Jill March 9, 2012 at 9:23 am

I think of someone who makes smart clothing decisions/doesn’t spend too much on clothes, etc…but I am shocked to find out I am wearing an outfit that probably cost upwards of $600!

Underwear – Victoria’s Secret, $5
Bra – Some fancy store in DC, $50
Pants – 1/2 of a suit from TJ Maxx that was $90, so we’ll say $45
Tank Top – Old Navy, $10
Sweater – Banana Republic, $40
Shoes – Off Broadway Shoes, $45
Coat – Boutique in Fort Worth (ON SALE!), $85
Scarf – ShopRuche.com, $17
Earrings – Gift, but probably $100
Ring – Gift, but probably $250ish (college grad present)

Totals:
Actual Clothes: $195
Winter-required extras: $102
Jewelry: $350

GRAND TOTAL: $647. I’m amazed.

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15 Modest Money March 9, 2012 at 9:35 am

Well since I’m on the west coast, I just woke up and I’m sitting here in my house coat and boxers. The housecoat I got for Christmas and I’m pretty sure it was homemade since my aunt is handy with a sewing machine. I don’t remember how much my boxers cost, but I normally don’t spend more than $5 for a pair. So I’m rocking a $5 outfit this morning.

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16 Tim March 9, 2012 at 9:37 am

1969 Jeans- $40 form GAP
Hanes Boxerbriefs- $2.5 from Walmart
AE Belt- $15
Hanes Socks – $1? Walmart
PING Polo Shirt – $25 Golfsmith
Hanes Undershirt- $2
Kenneth Cole Watch – $80 (usually never wear this, you caught me on a off day)
Ring- $550 (college class ring)

$715.50 total with all of the accessories. $85.50 if you subtract them.

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17 Jeff March 9, 2012 at 9:43 am

Socks: $5
Boxers: $10
Khakis (nicely frayed at the bottom to create a homeless chic look): $50
J E T S t shirt: $25
Cheap Kohl’s Shoes: $50

Grand total $140, but since my wife has been trying to throw these clothes out for at least two years (and pretty sure everything but the shoes and boxers are at least four years old), gonna take a 50% depreciation expense and go with $70 plus my wedding band.

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18 Jennifer March 9, 2012 at 9:52 am

T-shirt – FREE (from my church)
Jeans – $1.00 – (brand new from Goodwill – they still had the tags on)
Jacket – $4.00 (Target clearance)
Underwear – FREE (Victoria’s Secret – I had a free coupon for this pair)
Bra – $4 (Walmart clearance)
Socks – FREE (they were in my stocking this past Christmas)
Shoes – $80 (they are my running shoes, which I don’t skimp on since I have bad knees)
2 set diamond earrings (2 holes in each ear) – unkonwn (one set was a gift from my sister, the other from my step-dad. I think the ones from my sister were around $400 and the others, I have no idea)
Wedding rings – ~$5,000 (I’m not sure on this number as the hubby did not tell me how much they cost – but he designed them himself, and they are blood free diamonds, so I’m guessing the $5K range)

So – without jewelry, I’m at $89.00. With jewelry, I’m at $5.5K+. Yikes!

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19 ImpulseSave March 9, 2012 at 9:52 am

Green boyfriend tee $8 @target
White tanktop $12 @target
Grey and purple cardigan: hand-me-down from my sister (probably about $15, though)
Boot-cut dark blue jeans: hand-me-down from my friend (Old Navy brand, so probably around $25)
Yellow scarf: $1 from a street vendor in India
Black socks: .75 @target (I just divided #of socks by total price – hope that’s not cheating!)
undies: $4.00 @aerie (bought on sale)
bra: $15 @target
KEDS black ankle boot: $5 @Savers (thrift shop, like Goodwill)
2 rings: one was a gift and I have no idea how much it cost, the other I bought and it was probably around $15
earrings: This is where it gets complicated: I wore 5 earrings last night, two were gifts, three I bought. Some were part of a cheap set and some were included when I got my ears pierced. Let’s just say around $12 for all three @H&M and @Claire’s
Glasses: $250 @target
makeup: gift, probably around $5

Wow, going through everything makes me sound like a real cheapskate. But honestly, most of my stuff is either given to me as a present or because one of my five sisters doesn’t want it anymore. It makes for a constantly changing wardrobe for a very low cost! Also, I think I have an addiction to Target. It’s just because I used to live about 15 minutes from one. Now I have moved and no longer get that luxury :(

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20 Leah March 9, 2012 at 9:53 am

This is fun!

Skivvies: Victoria’s Secret, $50ish total
Top: TJ Maxx, $15
Shoes: Steve Madden, $25
Jeans (bought with a gift card): Banana Republic, $79
Silk Scarf (gift): J. Crew, I’d guess $50 ish?
Engagement ring (gift, obvi): no idea, and I’d like to keep it that way :)
Necklace (gift): Tiffany, no idea on cost
Glasses: Kate Spade, $285
Purse: Kate Spade outlet, $120 (bought three years ago, use it every day, and it still looks perfect!)

This totals $632 sans bling. Dang. I would like to mention though, that all of these items (except my engagement ring and shoes) are over two years old, hopefully meaning my cost per wear is going down all the time!

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21 Trinnie March 9, 2012 at 9:54 am

OOO I’m game!

-Red sweater from JCP – $15 (it’s RED Friday, Remember Everyone Deployed…I wear red every Friday)
-no name brand jeans from JCP-$25
-no name brand ballerina flats-$20
-undergarments-$30ish
-makeup-eyeshadow, lips, eyebrows, eyeliner, mascara, foundation-um, good lord, about $50 (?!?!)
-bling–Fossil watch, $65, wedding set, $2500, and “promise” ring, $250…

okay, after reviewing, pretty pathetic that my makeup was the same price as my jeans and sweater combined.

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22 m1nts March 9, 2012 at 9:56 am

Hoodie – Company gave it to me at some event $0
Polo Shirt – Company gave it to me at some event $0
Tank top – Khols $5
Levi’s Jeans – Don’t remember where I bought them, probably at Khols, $20
Bra – Don’t know brand but I got it at Catherine’s for $30
Undies – Victoria’s $10
Shoes – Canela $40
Engagement ring – gift $0
Wedding band- $400

$105 without the wedding band.

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23 Dy March 9, 2012 at 9:58 am

Casual Friday at the office:

Jeans – $14 @ Kohls (I stalk my particular brand until they go on sale and I have a coupon)
Shirt – $3 Walmart clearance
Bra – Free (in a bag of hand me downs, still had tags on, she bought wrong size)
Undies – $2 (one of a multipack)
Shoes – $30 @ Kohls (Most comfortable flats I’ve ever owned, originally $60)
Earrings – Valentine’s Day gift from boyfriend
Handbag – Another hand me down from bagoholic friend
Make-up: Nothing but lip balm today, but normally I wear Mary Kay because I am given tons of it by my boss’s wife (who is a consultant) in exchange for teaching her how to use Word.

Total: $49

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24 bogofdebt March 9, 2012 at 10:00 am

Today is casual Friday at my office so here goes:
Ring/necklace/earrings: gift but I think it was $80 alltogether from JCP
Green zip up sweater-was a gift
glasses from Wal-mart-$140
Dressy T-shirt-gift
Slacks- gift
Shoes-gift
underwear-um? about $40 ish for both
white socks- $1–got the package on sale at Wal-Mart

So all in all :$261 or $180 minus the jewlery. Apparntly I’m wearing mostly free stuff though!

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25 lora kathleen March 9, 2012 at 10:10 am

Ugh, I never realized how expensive my clothes are!

Clothes:
$60 dress pants from Banana Republic
$40 shirt from Banana Republic
$40 sweater from Banana Republic
$40 shoes from Shoe Dazzle
$50 coat from Gap
$30 underthings from VS

Jewelry:
$250 watch from Citizen
$30 earrings from Banana Republic
$30 necklace from some small retailer
$30 earrings from Mikasi

Total: $600

I received most of the jewelry as gifts and a couple years ago I received a large amount of BR gift cards as a christmas gift, so I paid maybe $100 of this outfit out of pocket. Still. Geez.

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26 Yardwork March 9, 2012 at 10:13 am

Alright, J$, we’re going from the ground up:

Shoes: Avis Running – Ross – $15
Socks: Pair from a pack of 10 – Modell’s – $10
Boxer-Briefs: Pair from a pack of 5 – Target – $10
Cargo Pants: Wrangler – Target – $20
Other: GPS Pouch for my “EDC Mini-Kit” – Target – $10
Belt: 550 Paracord Survival Belt w/ D-Rings – SurvivorGeek – $30
Other: Leatherman Skeletool – eBay – $25 (used)
Watch: Casio Analog – eBay – $10
Other: 550 Paracord Survival Bracelet – My Workbench – $15 (raw materials to make your own)
Under-Shirt: Polo from a “slightly imperfect” pack of three – Marshall’s – $10
Shirt: Polo – Foreman Mills – $5

Grand Total (for today, 3-9-12, at least): $160

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27 Alyssa March 9, 2012 at 10:18 am

Oooh good one today! It’s crazy to think how much an outfit costs once you add it up, even if you’re wearing something inexpensive!

Sweater: $20 @ Kohl’s
Cami: $5 @ Dillard’s
Pants: $25 @ Target
Shoes: $50 @ TOMS (black sequin, somewhat work appropriate)
Underwear: $5 @ Target
Bra: $40 @ Victoria Secret

Total: $145

Extra: Khaki Trench Coat $24 @ Old Navy (had a coupon plus it was half off).

And it’s not even something special!

No jewelry today. Normally wear college ring ~$500

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28 J. Money March 9, 2012 at 10:20 am

@Monroe on a Budget – Nice! Look at you adding in allthe make-up stuff too, haha – hadn’t even thought of that! I like how you have “Gold-color watch” too – just as elegant as a real gold watch! :)
@Jennifer G. – Haha… we’re all adults here, nothing wrong w/ that ;)
@Carrie – Huh. You ladies sure like your J.C. Penney eh? I’ve forgotten that store even existed still. Last time I was there was when my mom took me as a kid, haha… guess it’s a women thing! :)
@Michelle – That’s not too bad! Watch and see what other people put ;)
@Edward Antrobus – Wawa! I love that place – how’d you pull that one off for free? You ever work there?
@Jessica – It’s those bras for you ladies – they get ya every time!
@Rich Uncle EL – Look at you man, you’re stylin’! I was just in H&M for the first time in years this week, but sadly didn’t come away with anything fun this time… it’s hit or miss for me there.
@Mercedes – Yeah that’s not bad at all! I see you and the other ladies like their underwear from target too – I’m learning alot today! :)
@Leah – Haha, we’ll have to do it again mid-week then and see what happens ;) Thanks for playing along!
@Stephanie – HAH! That’s a great way to look at things though cuz you don’t want to be stressin’ about that stuff all the time – not worth it! I’ve already broke my wedding ring (twice), and then a diff. ring the other day (I swear I’m not doing anything crazy!), but I still never learn from it and continue getting nice things ;) You’re much smarter than I.
@Jon B – Wow, you are good! And totally agree – thrift stores are killer for that kinda stuff, well done my friend!
@Eunice – Haha… we sure like our bling ;)
@Emmy – $.52??? WOW! That’s great!!! You never cease to impress me, girl :)
@Jill – Haha, we got ya!! Caught you red handed :) I’m sure you save a lot though, maybe today was unique? Wonder how this would be if we asked it on the weekends?
@Modest Money – Cheater :)
@Tim – I’m sneaky like that ;)
@Jeff – Haha… make sure to keep the “homeless chic” look going though, it IS all the rage these days :)
@Jennifer – Oooooh VERY cool on your husband’s behalf though! He’s a pimp for designing the ring himself :)
@ImpulseSave – Awwwww, I think it’s sexy! As long as you’re happy with the look who cares how much it cost :) I bet others think you’ve been spending retail anyways, those are killer deals.
@Leah – Haha, sure – we can factor that in ;)
@Trinnie – You gotta be stylin’ yo! I love your makeup choice whenever I see your face :) And didn’t know about RED Fridays either, I like that!
@m1nts – Pretty good!
@Dy – You have awesome friends!! Haha… love it. And pretty cheap outfit too – way to go!
@bogofdebt – Yeah, you’ve got awesome friends too, haha…
@lora kathleen – Pretty classy styles though, I like it :) I bet you’re always well put together, huh?
@Yardwork – Haha… you’re a prepared young man! If I ever get lost and/or in trouble, I pray I’m around you at the time :)
@Alyssa – TOMS!! I love seeing those on women – so awesome :) I really want to get a pair for myself too, but never get to a store that carries them :( Though I suppose I could always look online too, huh? (making a note to self). Thanks for playing along!

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29 Daydream Kate March 9, 2012 at 10:26 am

Wedding rings: No idea. But I know they were not actual “wedding rings”, they were birthday stone rings that were on sale. I know they were inexpensive because he was sooo proud of himself for not getting sucked into the giant ring thing.
2 stone rings: about $10 total, made by me!
3 birthstone rings: about $80 total, not sure because they were a Christmas gift
Necklace: Free, inherited from Great Grandma
Cuff bracelet: Free, given to me by a friend
Hair clip: $5 handmade love
Ankle bracelet: Free, made by me
Shoes: $20 on clearance in the men’s section
Underthings: $60 total
Jeans: $10 on sale at Pennys
Shirt: $4 from one of my fave thrift shops
Glasses: $100 about 8 years ago
Makeup: Free. I’m not wearing any today, and even if I was it would still be free. I’m still riding a wave of freebies my dad got for me when he was working at Sephora. :)

Total without bling: $194
With bling: $289 plus wedding ring

Even without the glasses and jewelry, that’s a pretty spendy outfit for me. I’m high class today!

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30 Joe @ Retire By 40 March 9, 2012 at 10:34 am

staying at home with baby today
old ratty tshirt – free from Cisco
old sweat pants – $15 for 10 years?
socks and boxer shorts – $5

Total $20

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31 YFS March 9, 2012 at 10:39 am

Sweater – 90 bucks
Jeans – 40 bucks
Shoes – 30 dollars (comfy slippers for the win)
Under garments – 20 bucks
Watch – 600 bucks

Total $780

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32 Jessica March 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

Ill start this by saying its my personal goal to not pay full price for any item of clothing this year and I am on a bit of thrifting binge since Im losing weight.

Long cardigan-$6 @Goodwill
T-shirt-$5 @ Old Navy
Jeans-$2 @Goodwill
Socks- $1 @DSW
Undergarments-$40 for all
Doc Martens- $50 @Dilliards
Hex Nut bracelet – $2 in parts made by me
Wedding ring- gift

Total – $106
A little higher than I like but its hard to find ladies shoes in big sizes (I wear an 11) while thrifting.

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33 Melissa March 9, 2012 at 10:57 am

This is strangely fun!

Black skinny jeans: $18 (Super awesome Boxing Day sale)
Gray blazer: $40 (Also a Boxing Day sale)
Purple scoop T-shirt: $8 (The scoop neck makes it seem a little fancier even though it’s still just a T-shirt!)
Pink cami: $7.
Bra & undies: $20
Black flowery ballet flats: $20

The blazer and the jeans were from the Gap, the rest from Old Navy, and the flats I ordered on Amazon. A total of $103. Not too shabby! Then again, I didn’t count my glasses. If I did, then my total outfit cost would probably be closer to $800. Gah!

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34 HighOrderGuiltComplex March 9, 2012 at 11:11 am

Saucony running shoes: free (from friend who wears her running shoes for about a month and then tosses them)
Banana repulic socks: $5 (had a gift card to use up)
Rock Revival jeans: free (another friend who out grew them and then passed them on to me)
banana republic blue shirt: $4 (from consignment shop)
Lands End black fleece pullover: free (friend cleaning out her closet and realized she had 5 fleeces so passed this one on to me)
underwear: $2 (clearance from Dillards)
Victory secrets bra: free (ran into a lady outside of a consignment shop who had a ton of bras in my size and was throwing them out b/c she got a boob job; I got real lucky with this one since it amounts to about $300 in bras she gave me).

Grand total of about $7. I am blessed with amazing people in my life and good fortune.

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35 Rai March 9, 2012 at 11:17 am

Express polo shirt – $1 at thrift store
Long sleeve tee, no name brand – $10 at teeny bopper store in mall
Bra, Victoria’s Secret – $45
Underwear, Hanes Her Way – $1.67 (6-pack for $10 from Target)
Leggings, Nike – $9.99 from Marshalls
Jeans – $45 from Alloy dot com, they have 35″-37″ inseam 4 women’s jeans !!!!
Socks,unknown brand – $1.20 (12-pairs for $10 from Target)
Shoes, Pony brand – $60 from Zappos dot com about 10 years ago
Earrings studs, 3 pairs – $10.99 from Claire’s
Class ring – $450 from class ring vendor
Random silver ring – $10 from market in the Bahamas
Necklace, leather & silver, “breast cancer speaks” engraved -$5 at thrift store

So about total $650 ($200 w/o class ring) ….. Very interesting post. Reading the comments is great entertainment !!!! And its still cold where I live, so layering up is a MUST !!!!

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36 Jen March 9, 2012 at 11:21 am

Oooooh, cool post! Something I never really think about! :)

This post fell on a day that I’m working from home so…..

Cami – $6 Target (on sale)
Lounge pants – $10 Target (on clearance)
Socks (no-name) – $2 Target
Robe (yes, totally sporting a pink polka dotted robe!) FREE from Ulta as a gift I got while buying a Christmas present for a friend – $0
Not currently wearing my makeup or jewelry and, granted, I look like a bum, but my butt just walked to the mailbox looking like this and someone beeped at me! (I’m telling myself that was a “Hey-look-at-that-hottie beep!” and not a “Holy-crap-wear-some-decent-clothes beep!” LOL! :)

Complete work-at-home bum look = $18

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37 DB March 9, 2012 at 11:25 am

Shirt – $5 thrift store
Jeans – $15 Target
underwear – $5
Socks $2
Shoes $10 closeout crocs my wife bought me

So total without my wedding ring or glasses is $37

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38 LB March 9, 2012 at 11:26 am

It’s Friday and I don’t care day, because I am going to NY all next week, so my outfit somewhat reflects that.

Leather Sneaker- Crocs Hover (current price 49.99) I got them for a bogo free sale, so paid $20 with all discounts and sales
Blue Jeans- Gloria Vanderbuilt from Kohls probably. With coupon and discount less than $20
Black socks-Target around $15 for 3 pairs, so around $5
Long sleeve T-shirt-Target on sale probably around $10 or less, never pay full price.
Not going into other things I am wearing, but will give you an estimate of $50 for the rest.
Glasses-because I am lazy and have too much homework-$200
Rings, not going to say.
Total: <$285 unless you count rings and other stuff I won't say

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39 Rai March 9, 2012 at 11:26 am

And my glasses cost $350 from Lenscrafters ….. astigmatism in one eye, Transition lenses, blah blah blah

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40 Jessi @ PracticallyFunctional March 9, 2012 at 11:37 am

Ha, today is the perfect day to get asked that question because I’m working from home instead of at the office! Gives me a little more wiggle room when it comes to “business casual” :-)

T-shirt – FREE! It’s one of the thousands of free shirts I got in college at events etc.
Yoga pants – $25 at Target
Bra and undies – $45 from VS (they keep sending me Free Panties coupons, so the undies were free!)
Watch – $25 at JCPenny’s
Moccasins – They were a gift from my husband, I’m not sure how much they cost

So $95 total, unless you include the cost of my engagement and wedding rings. I don’t know how much the engagement ring cost, but again, I sort of count those as a gift from my husband (I think the wedding band was about $600, so that would definitely bump it up if you count that!)

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41 Lindsay Z. March 9, 2012 at 11:43 am

Such an interesting blog post idea! Thanks J Money.

Today I’ve got a combo of new and old:
Sweater: $50 or so from J.Crew 8 years ago
Chambray Button up: $60 Banana Republic 2 months ago
Jeans: $70 Gap 6 months ago
Heels: $50 Banana Republic outfit 6 years ago
Wedding/Engagement Ring- I’m not sure this counts, so I’ll leave that out.

TOTAL: $230 (but lots of old stuff- the cost per wear is WAY down)

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42 SophieW March 9, 2012 at 11:46 am

I’m in the Royal Canadian Navy so just about everything I’m wearing is courtesy of the government – except for my undies… and $5.00 seems ludicrous considering the actual amount of material involved lol

As for my ‘walking-in’ clothes:
Boots – $35 Payless
Socks – free
Bra – $45 LaSenza but refunded by the government
Undies – $5
Pants – $15 Superstore
Top – $10 Ricki
Coat – $15 Value Villiage (it’s a gorgeous black wool pea coat that I continuously get compliments on!)
Scarf – gift
Hat – $45? Not sure, I picked it up in Edinburgh, Scotland for 25 pounds I think. It’s an awesome Scotland plaid (pinks and purples) ball cap that is totally stylish :)

So works out to $5.00 at work and $135.00 for the whole shebang outside of work. Not bad for winter time :)

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43 Kelly March 9, 2012 at 11:47 am

Its a work day sooo…

Scrub top $20
Scrub pants $20
Glasses $160
Weddings rings $1000
Thumb ring and pinky rings $40
Undies $45
Socks $3
Sneakers $70

Ouch too much and its just a typical work uniform

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44 Andrea @ Investing for Beginners March 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I can honestly say that everything I am wearing today is so old (although old they do still look good) I don’t remember what they cost so these are estimates!

Jeans – $60
Sweater – $50
shoes – $35
socks – $2
undergarments – $18
Ring – $0 – gift!
Total – $165

Not bad! I usually look for high quality and worry more about the cost per wear than the cost of an actual item (thus my clothes are older).

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45 Nicci March 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Well this is fun! I just got back from a run, so you’re getting my running gear totals. I know if I waited til after I shower to do this I’d be totally influenced to pick my cheaper items ;)

Running sneakers- Saucony-90 bucks at the NEX
Socks- champion- from a pack-3 bucks
Running shorts- Nike-clearance at the NEX 8 bucks (such a steal!)
Underwear- Target-6 bucks
Running Bra- Target-18 bucks
T-shirt- Target-13 bucks

Ironman Lap watch-grabbed at a watch store closing- 26 bucks
Wedding band- 100 bucks

$138 without watch and ring $276 with

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46 BrokeElizabeth March 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm

T-shirt: £6.99 at H&M
Undies: around $35 total
Socks: $2
Jeans: £12.50 at M&S
Sneakers: $45 Converse from J.C. Penney

Hmm… not too bad!

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47 Rachel211 March 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Bahahaha!

Not counting my wedding rings:
Hanes undies – $8
Hanes bra – $9
Walmart shorts – $12
Old Navy Tank – $7.50
Walmart hoodie – $15
Bandana – $1

Total: $52.50

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48 tom March 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Well, what I want to say is $0. That would be amazing.

What I actually have on:

Jeans – $90- 7s
Sweater vest – $50 – Polo
Dress shirt – $60 – Martin and Osa – now closed
Undershirt – $36 – Tommy John – crazy right, but this is the only undershirt that is flesh colored and doesn’t show up under white shirts I’ve been able to find on the market. I hate, hate, hate white undershirts showing through dress shirts. I also hate crew necks under dress shirts and polos. Sorry if this offends anyone, but you’re not 12, it looks terrible.
Socks – $10 – Maize and Blue Michigan socks – Go Blue!
Underwear – $3 – Basic Hanes boxer briefs
Shoes – $60 – Sperry’s
Belt – $5 – no clue… had this belt for years

$314 total… wow.

Great question. Very interesting to see the totals. I was floored that my outfit cost this much.

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49 Kathy March 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Fun, fun, fun!

Here goes…from head to toes…

Prada prescription eye glasses $0 (thx sis!…if I had to pay for them, they’d be abt $1400)
Earring $35 (called a snug from indie jewelry store I always go to when I’m in Michigan visiting my sister…they import everything from Italy…great prices!)
Shirt $18ish (Avenue)
Neclace/gold chain, crucifix & angel pendant $180ish (from same jewelry store in MI)
Ring $50ish (on sale from JCP abt 6 yrs ago)
Wrist brace $18 (Amazon)
Bra $22ish (on sale from Lane Bryant)
Undies $6 (on sale from Avenue)
Slacks $12ish (on sale from Avenue)
Sandals $35ish (on sale from Sketchers outlet)
Toe rings $18 (street fair abt 5 yrs ago)

All together abt $394 (incl jewelry) $111 w/o

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50 Andrea March 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Jacket – $27.99 Target
Shirt – $5.99 Old Navy
Skirt – $14.99 Target
Shoes – $24.99 Target
Undergarments – $ 22.50 total
Watch – $30 (gift)
Necklace – $70 (gift)
Earrings – $30
Engagement ring – Who knows??? :)

Total – $226.46

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51 Andrew from FabulousSavings March 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Ooh, this is fun. This is as accurate as I can remember…

Jacket (H&M) $49.99
Hoodie (Bluenotes) $29.99
Button-up shirt (Thrift store) $5
V-Neck tee (Gap) $14.99
Pants (Joe Fresh) $29
Shoes (Joe Fresh) $18

Total: $146.97

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52 SavvyFinancialLatina March 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I have a client visit today, so instead of my usual jeans and t shirt or workout clothes, I am going to be wearing a suit.

Blouse – $30
Suit- $120 without alterations. I am so short.
Shoes -$30
Underwear- $3 Victorias Secret

I bought everything on sale too. The suit was probably more than 50% off.

Total – $183

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53 Mrs. Money Mustache March 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Haha! Mine is surely quite cheap, as I just got back from a workout (plus I’m cheap anyway). Let’s see:

- capri workout pants, nike, about $20
- crossfit t-shirt, free from a competition
- undergarments: I’m guessing about $20, since one is a fancy sports bra

No wedding band, since I don’t wear it while working out.

Total: $40

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54 Jen March 9, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Shoes- BEST Payless purchase ever because of adorableness, not price – still only $15
Jeans – $17 Old Navy
Underroos – $5 & $25 both from Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale
Cami – $8 Macy’s
Sweater – $5 sweet Target deal!
Earrings $3 faux pearls from Target after I lost TWO pairs of real pearls :(
Glasses……… $800 Tom Davies from Eyes Over Copley (Boston area four-eyes, go there. They will change your life).

Total: $78 without glasses… $878 with.

I am definitely a glasses girl and they are worth every penny!!

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55 Serena@ThriftDiving March 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Zero, baby!!’ I’m naked, yo!

(sorry, I couldn’t resist!)

Hee hee

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56 Cassie March 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Tall boots – $140 @ Aldo
Socks – $4 @ Mark’s Workwear World
Pants – $80 @ Anthropologie (sale)
Underwear – $2 @ Victoria’s Secret (sale)
Bra – $140 @ specialty bra shop for non-standard sizes
Tank top – $7 @ H&M
Fleece top – $80 @ ski resort
Canadian flag patch – $2 @ dollar store – sewn into fleece sleeve for travelling
Jacket – $300 @ a random sports shop
Scarf – $10 @ a random accessories shop
Ring – $30 to replace, $30,000+ to earn (Engineering ring)
Diamond pendant – Gift
Diamond earrings – Gift
Hair clip – $2
Sunglasses as headband – Gift

Total: $797. Kind of middle of the road for me, even though it is high. At the lowest my bras tack on at least $100. With the exception of the jeans and underwear, almost everything I’m wearing I bought in university over 4 years ago. I think cost per wear counts for something here.

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57 Annette March 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Huh, this is actually very interesting considering the comments are not at all what i expected from the budgets are sexy people, so here’s mine:

in california we layer so that might explain some doubles:
dress 1: Michael Kors, retail:120ish/paid 15
dress 2: local designer, retail:90/paid 20
tights: nordstrom rack $5
shoes: dolce vita, retail:150ish/paid 20
headband: bloomies, retail: 40/paid 5
others: aerie, $2 and hairtie as bracelet in case it gets hot 10 for $2 (.20 cents?)
trenchcoat: urban outfitters, retail 90, paid $9
school bag: kipling, retail: 80/paid 30

TOTAL: $106.20

I’m a student in my early 20s so I don’t have much money. But my closet is small, selected, and not short in things I love. I take very good care of my clothes so it lasts and I’ve never paid retail. My mom was always a deal hunter and taught us well. I don’t even think I have ever spent over $200 on clothes in one year and I also shop very rarely. I know when the big sales are and what stores have student/extra discounts and such.

My best deals are always where deal hunters don’t even think to go – final sales at Bloomies, Nordstroms, Saks. When I get the itch to shop (which is very often) i use it to look for deals and leave them out in the open for someone else to enjoy.

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58 Ella March 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Jeffrey Campbell shoes $178
American vintage dress $165
tights $12
underwear $230
earrings $220
ring $180

yikes :-( At least I do use all the stuff I bought in my shopaholic days…. :-(

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59 Good Cents Savings March 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Fun idea! I loved seeing all the other responses. Here goes:

Jeans – $15 {Old Navy, bought on sale}
Tank – $8 {Old Navy}
Seersucker Shirt – $6 {consignment shop…I’m probably pushing the “it’s almost spring” envelope with this wardrobe choice :)}
Shoes – $9 {Simple Shoes – awesome sale!}
Wedding ring, engagement ring, pearl studs – ?? {gifts from my husband pre-merging of finances}
Watch – $85 {Guess watch – but get this…bought for me by my parents in high school and I’ve worn it almost every day since. Just did some quick math and I’m guessing it’s cost about 1.5 cents per wear so far.}
Shell bracelet – $12 {From boutique in St Thomas on vacation.}
Undergarments – maybe $6? {Jockey – probably bought at Walmart. Sexy, huh? ;)}

Grand total = $141

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60 Georgie March 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Dress pants – $68 @ Gap
Dress shirt – $1.50 @ Goodwill
Panties – $6 Gap
Bra – hand-me-down from sister, $0
Kneehighs, probably .50 (they come in a box of 20)
Shoes – probably $25 @ DSW, they’re 6 years old
Bracelet – $8 Express
Necklace – gift $0
Engagement ring – $300
Sunglasses – state fair, $5

$114 without the engagement ring, $414 with it

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61 Hermoine March 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Very interesting post!
Since I took the day off to have a prrocedure done this isn’t my normal wear
Socks- bed and body works 1.98 on sale
Sweatpants – free with gift card from sears
Sweatshirt- 20 on line forgotten what site
Panties- 3 on sale at dillards
Bra- 35 dillards
Fleece jacket- 20 at Sam’s
No makeup and jewelry at the hospital

79.98 is my total – I fine that acceptable since they are all many years old and I will wear them until they are rags!

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62 Sarah March 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Shoes – $30-40 at DSW
Socks – lets say $2
Jeans – $30 at Ross
Orange Sweater – Maybe $20 at Ross
Amber necklace – $50
Amber earrings – bought in Spain 50 euros
Undies – free from Victoria secret
Bra – $30 from Victoria secrets

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63 Maggie March 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Shoes – $20 at Payless
Jeans – $20 at Target
Sweater – $8 at Target
Jacket – Free – Christmas Gift
Undies- about $3
Bra – $15 at Kohls

Total: $66

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64 Heather March 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Sweater – $25 @Kohls
Jeans – $40 @Macys
Undies/bra – $40 @somewhere
Sock – $3 @target
Boots – $100 @Timberland (love them. live in them. worth every penny. this is pair number 5 in 8-10 years)
Boot inserts – $35 @REI

Total: $248
Jewelry – no idea, xmas gifts from hubby and I’m not allowed to know price

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65 Slackerjo March 9, 2012 at 9:05 pm

It’s funny that you should post about the cost of clothes today as I was just thinking about that. I recently loss some weight so I keep changing holes in my belt and I realized, wow I bought this belt for $30 maybe 20 years ago and the belt is still still going strong. I guess I got my $30 worth out of it.

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66 Carol in Mpls March 9, 2012 at 11:05 pm

It got really nippy here today in MN, so more clothes were worn, but a nice combo of sale! free! & don’t remember! also, surprised at the totals!

Sweater/shell – FREE (thanks Alice, for re-purposing to me)
Cardigan sweater – JCP, about $40
Jeans – FREE from Alice
Belt – had forever, maybe $30
SmartWool socks – specialty shoe store, $18
Clarks zip-up clog/shoe/booties – FREE, gift from dad
Bra/undies – JCP, about $60
Earrings – handmade, about $20 – bought them a year ago for my birthday
Beaded bracelet – handmade, FREE – birthday gift from friend
Glasses – originally about $350-400
Jacket – had awhile, maybe $75
Silk scarf – $20
Bag – FREE with Nordstrom gift card (otherwise $98)
Forgot to bring along my gloves ($20) and hat ($40)

Total w/o specs – about $263
Total w/specs – $613-663

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67 Crystal March 10, 2012 at 12:20 am

A little late, but I’m jumping in!

Sweater, Old Navy, thrifted: 50 cents
Skirt, Horny Toad, thrifted: $2
Tank (not sure which brand as I’ve had it for years and the tag is faded now), maybe $2?
Bra, Target: $12
Underwear, Target: $1
Sandals, Payless, $7
Ring, Avon: $15

Total: $39.50

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68 eemusings March 10, 2012 at 4:21 am

Dress – $40, or 50?
Bra – $5
Knickers – free/gift
Jandals – $5,
Cardi, $5

I wasn’t wearing my ring today, but that’s worth, I guess, another $1000!

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69 Rebecca March 10, 2012 at 10:00 am

Ooh this isn’t going to be pretty…

Jeans @ $200 – Citizens of Humanity/Bloomingdales
Jacket @ $398 – Vince/Bloomingdales
Top @ $168 – Marc by Marc Jacobs/Neiman Marcus
Shoes @ $170-ish – London Sole
Bag @ $1,350 – Balenciaga/Neiman Marcus
Watch @ $2,500 – Rolex (pre-owned)
Earrings @ $600 – Gift from parents
Necklace @ $800 – Tiffany from an estate jewelers
Bracelet @ $1,500 – Christmas gift from hubbie
Rings @ $16,500 – Engagement ring/wedding band

Outfit: $2,286
With Jewelry: $24,186

Yikes.

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70 Nicole March 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Rebecca, I’m glad I saw yours…I dont feel as bad!

My clothes are cheap, but my wedding rings throw me way off…

maternity jeans from Target, about $30
maternity sweater from Motherhood, about $18
underwear/bra from Motherhood maternity, about $40
socks @ $1
Skechers @ $30
cheapo earrings @5
Coach purse @120 (got it at outlet, was a $400 bag)
engagement ring about $10,000
wedding band about $4000

$244 without wedding jewelry, $14,244 with

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71 Marianne March 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm

The original cost of an outfit only tells half the story though (if that). If you buy high end clothing that lasts a long time, the cost per wear of each item could end up significantly lower than cheap clothing that only lasts through a few washes. When I have bought Walmart clothing I often find it only looks good for a couple of weeks and then it’s all messed up from the wash. Cheap jeans often get ripped quickly. When I buy $100 Silver jeans though they last for years and still look great.

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72 Cherleen @ My Personal Finance Journey March 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I am at home today with my kids. The cost of my outfit today:

White Shirt – $0 (homecoming gift from a friend in the Philippines)
Jeans Short – $0 (birthday gift from a friend)
underwear – $20
bra – $10
Sneakers – $0 (birthday gift from my brother-in-law for my daughter but it was too big for her and fitted on me, instead!)
no jewelry or accessory

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73 J. Money March 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

So incredible how many of you guys are participating in this! Thank you! So much fun to read :) Now time to take a deep breath, and then respond to all these, haha…

@Daydream Kate – Haha… you’re also mighty crafty! That’s awesome! :)
@Joe @ Retire By 40 – We may have a winner here, folks!
@YFS – I like how everything is relatively cheap, and then you whip out the watch ;) That’s awesome. I can totally appreciate that.
@Jessica – That’s a great goal! And congrats too on losing all tha weight – rock on!
@Melissa – Glad you like this stuff – it’s def. interesting to me too :) And I love how Boxing Day is my birthday, haha… but of course we don’t celebrate that here in the U.S.
@HighOrderGuiltComplex – WoW you are good!!! I’m impressed! And Saucony is one of my all-time favorite shoe brands too, well done :)
@Rai – Totally entertaining! I’m still shocked at how many people are doing this, haha… guess we’re all just super curious, eh? :) Thanks for stopping by!
@Jen – HAH! That is too funny :) I’m totaly sure it was a “hottie” beep, I mean come on!
@DB – Nice! I have a pair of outlet Crocs too – the only pair I have, actually. Super comfortable!
@LB – Leather crocs? Interesting… maybe like half leather at top, and then that normal plastic all around? My dad has a pair like that – prett cool cuz it has laces too :)
@Jessi @ PracticallyFunctional – Yeah working from home! Or in your case “reading blogs at home” haha… love it ;)
@Lindsay Z. – I bet! And lots of more expensive stuff usually lasts longer too, so that def. counts.
@SophieW – Very cool! Royal Canadian Navy eh? Don’t know much about it, but sounds fancy! :)
@Kelly – Pinky rings! Forgot chicks wear those – always found them pretty sexy :)
@Andrea @ Investing for Beginners – No shame in that!
@Nicci – Haha, yeah you’d find all your free stuff to wear if you waited! :) Well done my friend, you kept it real.
@BrokeElizabeth – Not bad at all :)
@Rachel211 – Bandana – yes! A very awesome accessory :) And cheap too, apparently!
@tom – Look at you mr. dapper! And you could have had $0 on, but that would be a different part of the evening, haha…
@Kathy – Wow you have an awesome sister! Whew! :)
@Andrea – Man, that sterotype that ladies buy a lot of expensive shoes sure isn’t coming out on this post… I’m impressed :)
@Andrew from FabulousSavings – Joe Fresh? Never heard of but sounds pretty cool. Real relaxing feeling eh?
@SavvyFinancialLatina – Nice! 50% is awesome – love finding deals like that.
@Mrs. Money Mustache – I’m gonna catch you one day when you and Mr. Mustache are going out on the town ;)
@Jen – That sucks on losing all those earings :( I lost accessories all the time, it blows. Good call on swapping in fakies! (not like anyone ever notices anyways, though I know it does feel better somehow w/ real ones on)
@Serena@ThriftDiving – Haha… thanks for the mental image ;) Since I don’t know what you look like, I’m just gonna picture Sofia Vergara – deal?
@Cassie – Oh man, that must be tough w/ those bra pricings – sorry to hear :( And VERY interested in what you mean about the engineering ring? Something for work? Or do you mean like a class ring? haha… actually, that’s probably it, huh? Man I’m slow :)
@Annette – WOW that’s impressive!! Seriously! I love the “everything in my closet I love” method – so cool :) Your mom taught you well!
@Ella – Haha, well that’s good! It seems those picks should last longer than other brands too, right? I bet it looks hot on :)
@Good Cents Savings – Haha… I like how you calculated a “per wear” cost ;) Never even heard (or thought of?) that until you ladies started mentioning it here… good stuff.
@Georgie – I miss state fairs!! So much fun :)
@Hermoine – I hope everything went well! And you’re out of the hospital now! Those things give me the heebie jeebies ;)
@Sarah – Oooh nice pick up in Spain. Those are the best – stuf you collect from traveling :)
@Maggie – Pretty good!
@Heather – Haha… you sure do love those boots! 5 pairs is something, at least you run w/ what you like ;)
@Slackerjo – Cool! That’s great you’re losing so much weight right now too – congrats! :)
@Carol in Mpls – I don’t know how y’all deal with all that snow/cold stuff, boy… I’m a wuss w/ freezing temps :(
@Crystal – Damn good work there! I love the “Horny Toad” too, haha… I can only imagine what that looks like ;)
@eemusings – Your knickers were free? Bow chicka wha wha!
@Rebecca – HOLY. $HIT. Haha… you win the prize of the day! WOW! :) I’m gonna assume you prioritize a lot, so you can have an awesome closet of goodies. But either way, if you can work it – go for it!
@Nicole – Maternity? Woohoo – congrats! :)
@Marianne – True true, nothing bad on spending on higher quality stuff as long as you can afford it :)
@Cherleen @ My Personal Finance Journey – Nice! I’ll have to catch you on a work day to see how much it changes :)

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74 MikeDFW March 11, 2012 at 1:10 am

On a budget-related blog I didn’t think I’d be one of the lowest totals (and Serena still has me beat for sure), but after reading all these other posts I realize it must be a combination of frugality and a complete lack of fashion sense.

Slightly unfair that I’m reading this on a Saturday, so I’ll post today and yesterday (a work day) totals.

Today – total of $2:
Sweatpants $0 (hand-me-downs)
T-shirt $0 (also hand-me-down)
Socks $1
Underwear $1

Yesterday – total of $39:
Pants $2 (from garage sale)
Polo shirt $1 (from garage sale)
Belt $12 (from Walmart)
Shoes $5 (from Goodwill)
Socks $1
Underwear $1
Wedding Ring $17 (replacement ring purchased on eBay since my original ring “shrunk”…)

Also, other than the undergarments, every other clothing item is 5 to 10 years old or older. Did I mention that I’m not really into clothes?

And since we’re talking budgets, our family’s “Clothing” budget only includes clothes for the kids and occasionally for the wife. My own clothes purchases come out of my discretionary spending, which means I don’t buy many clothes, ever!

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75 J. Money March 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Haha… I think you def. take the prize for the most use of your clothes :) I was expecting a much bigger difference from your Saturday attire to your work combo, but nope! You’ve mastered the art of clothing yourself on the cheap! Nicely done, sir.

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76 Cassie March 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm

@J.Money It’s not a class ring like you would get from a university, it’s a ring given to Canadian Engineers after they say their oath. I don’t believe other countries do it. It’s called the iron ring. If I lose it it’ll cost me about $30 to replace it, but I had to get my engineering degree to get it in the first place.

Random little piece of useless information, our oath was written by the same guy who wrote The Jungle Book.

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77 J. Money March 15, 2012 at 7:22 pm

!!! COOL !!!!

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78 Kate March 20, 2012 at 10:55 am

Fun idea! I have to play:

Calvin Klein suit jacket (1/2 of $60 set so $30)
Express shirt on sale ($10)
Express pants ($60)
Socks from Nordstrom Rack ($3?)
Boots from Aerosoles on sale ($25)
Engagement ring (free to me!)
Gifted necklace (free to me!)
Gifted bracelet (free to me!)
Underclothes ($12 or so)

$140… not bad for a corporate attorney right? ;)

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79 J. Money March 20, 2012 at 11:07 am

Wow, not at all! Good job! :)

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