Finding My Retirement Lunch Outfit

When I started my first day work, thirty years ago, I was 25 years old, I wore sky-heels and a skin-tight dress and I was a brand new mother and a newlywed.  I was excited about my future and all I could see was the great possibilities.  I think I have always been a glass half full type of girl because even when the bad did happen, I always knew that some better was coming my way.

Even when my retirement date was pushed to mid-August, I was disappointed but I didn’t loose my mind.  It gives me an opportunity to work a little longer with my replacement and give him the supports that he needs because he is filling my large shoes at work.

I wanted to get a nice but casual outfit for my retirement luncheon which is next week I plan to wear a blouse and slacks.  I looked at allot of tops online but I finally decided on this INC top at Macys and I already have light tan slacks.  However, good lord, I did not want to pay $89.50 for the top because when I initially saw the top, it was not on sale.  During the week of July 4th, the top went on sale for $66 and some change and I actually did go to Macys but the escalators were broke and it was already hot and muggy inside the store and just could not walk up the three floors required to get the top.

So, this past weekend, I checked again on the blouse and the blouse is 50% off!!!!!!!!  What is even more exciting is when I checked my PayPal balance, I had $263. Yes, I know I should not have all that money in my PayPal account but as I’ve said previously, I have been super busy and I know had a chance to move the money to my bank account.

Anyways, I have my retirement luncheon outfit ready to go for next week and I did have to pay out of pocket for my outfit!!!


  • denise July 17, 2018, 19:46

    Have a great time at your luncheon!It is almost here. I had on my bonuses from Ibotta that if I redeem a Groupon gift card I would get a $5 bonus. I redeemed a $20 Groupon gift card and automatically got the $5.

    • Ms. B. July 19, 2018, 11:56

      Denise, thank you. I should check out Groupon more often.

  • Trish July 18, 2018, 07:52

    Congrats on your upcoming retirement! I also retired at the age of 55 (about five years ago) and am just loving it. No more getting up at 5:45 a.m. to be at work at 7:30 a.m.!! I also planned my retirement luncheon outfit – ended up wearing a fancier blouse/slacks that I’d never worn to work before so I didn’t have to go buy anything. The blouse you got is perfect. Enjoy your last month – it’ll just fly by. I had been planning my retirement for two years and just kept crossing off the months on a calendar I kept in my desk!

    • Ms. B. July 19, 2018, 11:54

      Trish, I’ve my calendar marking my days! 🙂