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Re: This is for RETIRED Ladies

I don't seem to have slowed down at all.  


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Re: This is for RETIRED Ladies

We've been retired for the past two years. I surely don't buy as many clothes as I used to buy, but I still keep up on fashion and buy new pieces here and there to look fashionable. I still seem to gravitate toward the "too dressy" look but I have always over-dressed. I enjoy clothes and love looking good. Woman Happy

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Re: This is for RETIRED Ladies

I retired seven years ago.  I still shop quite a bit but mostly very casual clothing and what I call casual chic for those times I need to look a little more polished.  I go through my closets twice a year and purge items I no longer wear.  I buy items to update my wardrobe once or twice a year.  I try to be sensible and honest when I shop but I will admit I am a slave to fashion and accessories. 

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Re: This is for RETIRED Ladies

I have been retired for a few years now.  Due to an illness and medication I have gained weight.  Had to replace most of my wardrobe.  I buy only jeans, yes and even wear the holey ones.  I have bought a few "casual dressy" tops for church.  I am now in the process of buying  very casual tops.  My shoes include wedgies with 2" heels, tennis shoes and boots and booties, and flip flops.  I dont buy near the amount of clothing I used to and I dont spend near as much on items.

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Re: This is for RETIRED Ladies

Within a month after I retired, I put all my dress suits and high heels in a donation bag and got them out of my house!  Then did a happy dance.

 

Even tho I live in jeans, t-shirts, and casual sweaters in winter, I do "refresh" my wardrobe every season.  (I'm seriously interested in that torquoise 'twisted' t-shirt from Nordstrom's in another thread here)   Shoes?  I get a new pair of Naturalizer suede slip-ons every winter, and new canvas slip-ons in summer.  And always have a couple pair of sneakers in various colors.  Eventually I'll need to get new boots, but the pairs I have now will last another year or two.   I spend a whole lot less on my wardrobe now than I used to - which is a good thing.  I don't miss clothes shopping at all!

 

I saved one good black suit and a pair of black heels to wear for a special occasion -- they're out of style now and I'll need to buy a new "dress-up" outfit this year.  Ugh.    

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Re: This is for RETIRED Ladies

I buy and need more clothes retired than when I worked.  Work clothing was something  you wouldn't wear out to lunch or to go somewhere more casual.  So now I need more dressy casual.  I also have nice outfits because I feel terrible if I'm dressed like a slob around the house.

 

I still buy two or three new dressy outfits summer and winter in case I need to go to a nice dinner, wedding, funeral or other "occasion".

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Re: This is for RETIRED Ladies


@Katcat1 wrote:

Now that you are retired do you hardly ever buy new clothes; or do you like to keep up with trends; or just add a few pieces that you need.  How about shoes?  Are you satisfied with what you have or do you like to purchase new shoes all the time or just the shoes you really need?

 

I still purchase clothes but casual ones but only what I need. I recently purchased 2 pairs of shoes so that's it for me until there is a sale and then I may buy another pair of boots.

 

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@Katcat1  By retired, are you referring to age, stay at home status or financial restrictions re: purchasing clothing?

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Re: This is for RETIRED Ladies

I always dressed up for work and thought that when I retired that I would not need any clothes.  What I find is that I buy them in spurts.  I can go several months without buying anything, and then I pick up quite a few things.   I have donated lots of clothes that have gone out of style or no longer fit.

 

One of the reasons that I dress up is that I do volunteer teaching and feel that I should dress appropriately and also to show respect for the seniors who I teach.  Unfortunately, many of them only see staff and doctors, so I feel that when I go to their facilities that I want to make it more of a special occasion. 

 

Another is that since I work out a lot and normally am in workout clothes, I like to dress up when I go anywhere else.  I find that if I am home and need to head to the market that I dress up.  I also am traveling more and, again, like to look good.  

 

The better that I look, the better that I feel.

 

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I retired with my hubby 5 years ago.  I was lucky to be able to retire in my early 50's.  I was a dental assistant for 30 years and funny, I held on to my scrubs until just a couple of weeks ago.  They were in such good shape I gave them to my daughter to bring to her office as she is also a dental assistnat (unfortunately we don't wear the same size) and she let the office staff choose what they wanted.  At least they'll be used by someone.  I guess it was a "just in case" feeling to hang onto them but now I love being home and probably won't return to work at all, having too much funSmiley Happy

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And yes, I still buy some clothes, not that I really need them!!