Post-retirement fashion

My sister and I love to talk about what we wanna do when we retire.  I have a vision of me in a (rental) house, gardening, going to the pool/beach, martinis on the lanai ….. well, I’ve started in on my vision.

I bought a kaftan.

I think “kaftan” is a fancy way to say “fat-ish lady in a mumu.”   Like Mrs. Roper from Three’s Company.

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Oh yeah.  My life is gonna be ALL about being comfortable in my own space.  Living large and LOUD.  Here’s a photo of my new mumu/kaftan:


It’s on it’s way courtesy of Poshmark.   I can’t wait.

I know.  It seems like an odd choice.  I’m normally all about pencil skirts, wiggle dresses (think Mad Men), a bit more tailored look, especially for work.  But, in thinking about a retirement plan, I want to live comfortable.  Like putting on jammies when I get home from work, but flowier, more exotic-ish.

I don’t anticipate going out to the grocery store in this get-up.  This is for home only.

My sister, on the other hand, is gonna go the Indian salwar kameez suit route.

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Salwar Kameez suit from ebay at

I REEEEALLY like this outfit and would most definitely go with something like this for every day out and about.  Maybe not as embellished, and I, personally, would go for a V-neck in the tunic.  But you get the idea.

Now THIS is what I’m talking about:

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Photo of Kimberly Ah at home with girlfriends having a “Mrs. Roper” party!!  OMG I would so love this. (click the link to read the entire blog post)

I want this for myself.  This style of retirement, even a life like this BEFORE retirement.  Just to get myself in the proper GROOVE.

I’m diggin’ it.  BIG TIME.


8 Replies to “Post-retirement fashion”

  1. LOL! I love that you’re planning your clothes of all things! I just bought a dress for a future trip in the spring, I held it up for Mr. to see, and he said…”It looks like your jammies…” Hmm… Enjoy your clothing dreams!

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