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Labor Day Weekend Sales

September 3, 2021

Happy Friday! Are you ready for a long weekend? Of course if you’re retired a long weekend may not mean much to you. But we do have some great sales going on this weekend. So today I’m sharing four things in my closet that haven’t been on sale, but now are. And I’m giving you a rundown of some great Labor Day weekend sales I found that are worth shopping. And I’m sharing what’s in my cart. (Actually I’ve already pulled the trigger on a few of them because I think they’re going to go fast!)

I have a Labor Day question for you at the end of the post, so be sure to read all the way through. I’d love for you to participate in my question.

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Great Labor Day Weekend Sales

4 Things in My Closet On Sale Now

I perused my How I Really Dressed for My Day posts looking for items that I’ve really enjoyed a lot this summer that are now on sale for the weekend. And I found some winners!

Caslon Shirttail Dress & Platform Flip Flops

It’s disappointed me all summer that these Caslon items haven’t been marked down. But this weekend both the Caslon Shirttail Dress and the Platform Flip Flops are 40% off. And the best news? They’re both still well stocked and available in other colors.

What I Wore Saturday
Caslon Shirttail Dress & Platform Flip Flops // Veronica Hoop Earrings (also on sale!)

By the way, those Veronica Hoop Earrings I’m wearing above (and almost every day!) are also on sale at Kendra Scott. You’ll get 20% off everything at Kendra Scott, but if you sign up for texts from them you can even get 25% off everything.

The Caslon Shirttail Dress & Platform Flip Flops both fit true to size. And they come in other colors, too.

Everlane Parklet Shirtdress (in blue houndstooth)

You know I have worn my black Everlane Parklet Dress like crazy this summer. I’ve even spared you from the past few weeks OOTDs because I’ve just been wearing so many repeats, but I’ve worn this great shirtdress even more than ever. Unfortunately the black dress is still not on sale. But I was so surprised to discover that they’d actually restocked the Parklet Shirtdress in the blue houndstooth.

The black Everlane Parklet Shirtdress is still full price, but Everlane Parklet Shirtdress (in blue houndstooth) is 15% off for a limited time.

So just to be clear, the black Everlane Parklet Shirtdress is still full price, but it is stocked in most sizes. I love, love, love this easy to wear dress. And I’ve ordered the Everlane Parklet Shirtdress in blue houndstooth just this morning. This dress has already sold out once this summer. I expect it to go fast. And the price will also eventually go back up if it doesn’t sell out. I have the size 8.

L.L.Bean Beach Cruiser Summer Shirt

I’ve also been waiting all summer to announce that this L.L.Bean Beach Cruiser Summer Shirt is marked down. Well, it finally is! I love this soft, breezy hiking shirt.

Hiking clothes
Women’s Vista Trekking Shorts // Beach Cruiser Summer Shirt

I so wish that the Women’s Vista Trekking Shorts were also discounted. But, alas, they are not. However, the Beach Cruiser Summer Shirt is still available (in limited size choices) in all three color options. It runs true to size; I’m wearing a medium. This shirt is silky soft, breathable, moisture-wicking, and quick drying. It has lovely buttons and a nice amount of stretch for easy movement.

Peak Lapel Boyfriend Blazer

I am beyond tickled that my Peak Lapel Boyfriend Blazer is 40% off this weekend. Wowsa! This jacket has not been on sale at all since I purchased it (that I know of). I keep an eye on the listing at Express because so many of my readers have asked about it. It actually sold out in this color last spring, but they must have restocked it for the fall.

Great Labor Day Weekend Sales (2)
Peak Lapel Boyfriend Blazer is 40% off this weekend only

The Peak Lapel Boyfriend Blazer runs true to size; I’m wearing a medium. It is nicely lined, has a great drape and is a nice longer length without being completely oversized. The jacket also comes in ivory, cabernet and blush mauve. But this pecan shade (which definitely reads like a true neutral toned camel) will sell out fast. If you’re at all interested in this jacket, snag it. There will not be a better price.

Oooh! And I just noticed that my cap toe slingbacks have also been restocked at Express and are marked down to just $30. These are great little shoes. Not high quality, but great for the price.

sling-back heels
My cap toe slingbacks are restocked, available in three color combos and just $30.

In My Closet and Now On Sale

Labor Day Weekend Sales Worth Checking Out

Now let’s run down all the Labor Day weekend sales I found that you might want to check out. I’ll update this section through the weekend if I find new sales or things change. After the listing I’m sharing a shopping widget with the items that are in my cart (or have already been shipped!). And I’m also providing shopping widgets in a few of the following sale listings if I have some top picks. I’ll be posting those as the weekend progresses.

ANN TAYLOR // Save 25%-40% off full-price, and 50% off sale with code LABORDAY. The prices showing in the shopping widget below do not reflect the savings offered.

BACKCOUNTRY // Get up to 60% off gear, apparel and accessories.

BANANA REPUBLIC // Save up to 50% off curated styles, PLUS an extra 10% off ONLINE ONLY with code BRLD10, PLUS get an extra 20% off when you use your Gap family credit card.

BLOOMINGDALES // Save 30%-50% off a large selection of wear-now styles, and take 50% off items marked EXTRA 50% OFF CLEARANCE.

BODEN // Get 20% off (almost) EVERYTHING. The prices showing in the shopping widget below do not reflect the 20% off.

DSW // Become a VIP (for free) and get 20% off, and 25% off Koolaburra.

EVEREVE // They rarely have sales, but this weekend EVERYTHING is marked down at least 10% (excluding Birkenstock, Spanx, Norma Kamali, New Balance, P448, Swedish Hasbeens, Commando and Vuori). The prices showing in the shopping widget below do reflect the sales offered.

EVERLANE // Get up to 50% off warm weather styles.

GAP // Get 50% off tees, shorts, select activewear and sweats. Receive 30% off the rest of your order. Use code SMILE to get an extra 10% off your purchase and code SALE to receive an extra 50% off sale items.

JCREW// Get 40% off your entire purchase (with exceptions) using code HELLOFALL. Get up to 60% off sale styles.

JCREWFACTORY// Get up to 60% off sitewide and storewide. But ONLINE ONLY get an extra 15% off orders $125+ with code YAY.

J.JILL // Get an extra 40% off sale styles.

KATESPADE // Get 30% off sale styles with code SOLONGSUMMER.

KENDRASCOTT // Get 20% off sitewide or sign up for texts from them and receive 25% off sitewide.

LANDS’ END // Use code SWIM to get up to 50% off your order.

L. L. BEAN // Check out the sale listings here.

LOFT // Get 50% off 2+ styles, or 40% off 0ne style with code YIPPEE.

MACY’S // Receive 20-60% off + extra 20% off select sale and clearance with code: LABOR. 

MADEWELL // Use code CHEERS to get 30% off sale styles.

NORDSTROM // Get up to 60% off lots of summer styles and some great fall selections, too. Through September 12, but I expect things to sell out fast.

NORDSTROM RACK // They’re having an online only flash sale with women’s sweaters as low as $20. Also get outerwear up to 65% off.

OLD NAVY // Get up to 50% off storewide.

SEPHORA //  Get up to 50% off your favorite brands and free shipping with code FREESHIP.

SOMA // Get 25% off new styles, plus buy 3, get 2 free Vanishing Panties, 2 for $65; Coolnights Sleep Shirts, BOGO 50% off; select bras, and 6 for $39 panties.

TALBOTS // Get 70% off all markdowns and 25% off regular price purchases.

ULTA // They’re having 21 Days of Beauty. Check each day for special markdowns.

VICTORIA EMERSON // Buy one get one FREE on the new Dani Austin collection.

WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET // Get up to 50% off sale styles.

YANKEE CANDLES // Buy One Get One Free on any size signature, original jar or tumbler candles. There are exceptions.

What’s in My Shopping Cart (or in the mail already!)

Now remember, I show clothes for a living. Ha! I won’t keep all of these things. And some of them are even gifts for a certain birthday girl. Shh! Oh, and some of these items are not currently discounted. But many are.

Thanks so much for dropping in for the scoop on the Labor Day weekend sales. I hope you have a great weekend. I may or may not have a new post up Monday, depending on how the weekend goes. I have company coming in starting Sunday. And I want to work ahead a little to prepare for next week.

But I hope you have a lovely weekend. You can check in here again if you decide to do any shopping through the weekend. I’ll be updating this post as the weekend progresses. I’ll probably add some shopping widgets under a few of those store listings above.

Labor Day Question: I thought it would be fun to discover what kind of work this community does or has retired from. In order to keep the comments easy to read, just share with us in a brief sentence or two your line of work. I can’t wait to read your responses!

But you can absolutely still use the comments to ask me questions about anything I’ve shared here today.

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Blessed for My Day

Some days work is such a grind. Even when you do something you love like I do, work takes a toll. And of course, there’s not just our chosen profession to consider. We also have to work at keeping our homes, cars, yards and bodies maintained. And then there’s volunteer work we want to offer up to our communities, country or church.

That’s why it’s so important to keep work in the right perspective. When I remember that work was originally meant to be a blessing, I can embrace it with new vigor. And when I submit my work to the Lord and ask Him to infuse it with His anointing, I can enjoy it more. Let’s take some time this weekend to refocus our thoughts on work. And let’s ask God to give us the energy and passion for our work that will help us do it well.

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. ~ Genesis 2:15

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170 thoughts on “Labor Day Weekend Sales

      1. Two months retired. Worked 30 years as a benefits specialist for large and small group employers. Now working on a novel.

    1. Hi Rekha,
      I am a physician too. A nephrologist. Started in medical school as a teenager so have been in medicine almost 40 years! What stage of career are you in? I went part time a few years ago but still feels full time.

      1. Hi Jenny,
        It’s nice to see a fellow physician on this board. I have been in the field of medicine since was a teenager myself! It’s been 29 yrs in this field and counting. I specialize in internal medicine.
        I love fashion too and this is a great place to take refuge after all the things that are happening around us, thanks to Kay!

      2. Hey, Jenny! I’m also in the nephrology field, working as a Registered Dietitian. Nice to see someone else in nephrology here!

    2. I have not worked since I became a mother, but I was trained at Valparaiso University to be a Deaconess in the Lutheran Church or affiliate ministries. I worked in a parish setting serving a lovely congregation.

  1. Kay, you have selected some very nice items! I still work as a metallurgist and production manager. I hope to retire next spring.

  2. Retired from public health nursing, working at the state health department as an executive consultant on healthy, vibrant aging!

  3. Bookkeeper — first for my late husband’s business and later for our younger son’s business. Still doing it, but all via online software now rather than paper.

  4. Retired elementary school teacher- second grade and kindergarten. VBS Director at church and Sunday school teacher 4 th grade mentor at low social economic school. My name is Kay as well.

  5. Thanks for the information on the sales.
    Since you asked about our professions past or present, here goes. I am a retired learning support teacher. It was a privilege to teach kids at the high school level. It wasn’t work; it was a joy. I really enjoy seeing former students and hearing of their successes.
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  6. I’m the Finance Director for a company that does consulting for hospitals on their computer systems. We are a virtual company and I’ve worked from home for almost 20 years.

  7. Disabled-on dialysis for 25+ years. I see that as my job. Married and son is raised, Homeschooled, he ent to college and has a master’s degree. No debt!! Praise the Lord!! e paid for it!! Lord provided!!!

  8. Kay, I am a registered nurse for 43 years now! Very much looking forward to retirement in 2023!!!
    I love your blog and look forward to reading it daily!

    1. My late husband and I grew a mom and Pop tile, stone contracting and fabrication facility to a medium size business. Our son merged and is involved with a national company. I am retired.

  9. I would love for you to create a “look book” of outfits you put together weekly or monthly. So often I like an outfit or need an outfit idea and can’t remember what blog it was posted in. Just a thought!

  10. I’m a retired Christian school Admissions Director. Prior to Covid, I had a friendship ministry to senior citizens, which I will resume when things return to normal.

  11. Hi Kay. I live in the UK and only found your blog etc when I retired in March. I was a Mental Health therapist . I now have more time to enjoy your videos. Thank you

  12. I just noticed the detail on the bottom of the LBD. I like that. Those shoes look comfortable too. I like it when straps have elastic. That dress will transition well.
    I was a potter, making hand built pottery and I raised Cairn Terriers early on. I finished up selling collectibles and books on eBay. I have an inner ear disorder so always worked from home. In my twenties before I got disorder, I was a private secretary for Windy Hills Farm.

    1. I worked in the Transportation industry. I made sure Life or Death Medical Emergency medicines got to their destinations on time. I also worked with all the Major Motion Picture studios to get new releases shipped out across the country & into the theaters. Retired now since 2016. Now I pickup my Grandkids from school & work at the barn feeding horses & cleaning stalls. I feel so blessed by the Lord!

      1. I was. LOL. I served in the navy for three years. I didn’t think of it as a job. It was right out of high school. Naval air technical training center in Memphis.

  13. A career in IT and am currently a Business Systems Analyst at a large church in Atlanta. Thank you for all your labor on your blog and videos!

  14. I retired in June of 2019. I spent 40 years working with Hearing Impaired and Deaf students. I loved every minute of my career but don’t working! Thank you Kay for your incredible blog!

  15. What a joy to read these brief insights into your readers lives. My husband and I farmed cotton and peanuts in Texas. We also worked as contract oil field workers. Loved our lives because in the great outdoors, we saw God’s hand. He is in control. Now retired, I’m enjoying wearing pretty clothes and not getting dirty.

  16. Retired from multiple careers–marketing professional, real estate and pharmaceutical sales and business owner. My greatest joy has been able to stay at home and raise my two grown children! Thank you for today’s post as I was able to snag the camel blazer from EXPRESS!

    1. That’s me too, Janice! Classroom teaching was truly a blessed, fulfilling career for 43 years. I now balance life by subbing two or three days a week, volunteering at church, helping out with grandkid care, taking better care of myself through regular exercise, yard work, and quilting.

  17. I’m a writer and editor for an online news outlet…and always thinking about the two books I want to write! (That have nothing to do with news. LOL.)

  18. I’m partially retired, I’ve owned my own seamstress business for 30+ years. I specialized in making and altering bridal gowns, but have done just about everything. I enjoyed seeing the joy in the brides faces when their dress was complete.

  19. Stay at home mama. As my kids got a little older, gradually started working at our family business (custom cabinet company my dad started almost 50 years ago). 4 days a week now, but thankful for the flexibility it’s provided over the years!

  20. I taught high school English for 29 years and then worked at Talbots for 7 years! I’ve been retired 19 years!

  21. I’m a retired registered nurse. I worked with pre-op and post-op surgical patients for most of my 45 year career.
    Thanks so much for your blog, your fashion tips, and most especially, Blessed For My Day.

  22. I am a registered nurse and retired several years ago. The last part of my career I was a health coach teaching healthy lifestyles primarily to diabetics and clients needing weight loss.

  23. Retired Jan. 2012 as an executive administrative assistant from The Coca-Cola Company hdq in Atlanta, after 32 years of service. Enjoy the family time! There are definitely some great sales this weekend.

    1. Gwen ,
      I am going to guess you were very devoted to the care of your patients to have worked in the field for 40 years. I am a nephrologist and know how hard you work. More importantly I see how many of you and the techs try to bring some joy and kindness to the lives of patients with a challenging chronic disease.

      God bless you and enjoy your retirement.

      1. Thank you for your kind words. It was very challenging but also filled with laughter and tears. Still I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
        I would suspect you are an amazing nephrologist with a very caring heart. Blessings to you as you continue your career. I’ll be praying for you.

  24. Retired widow. Real estate broker in the 80s and 90s. Then relocated with my husbands job. Then did office/clerical/ and then collections. Now I am quilting and doing a little gardening in my new home and town. Looking forward to a September quilt retreat in Northern Idaho.

    1. 2 months retired after 30 years as a Health Insurance Benefits Specialist .
      Now working on a novel and hope you will all be reading it soon??

  25. Lawyer, then stay-at-home-mom, and now on my way to an empty nest as I just sent my first child off to college. Great post, Kay; I love your wearable looks and positive approach!

  26. Still working full-time as a family law paralegal in Oregon, 39 years and counting. I am fortunate to be working remotely and very productively from home for the past year and a half. I’m also a runner, gym rat, and master gardener.

    p.s. – Kay, please don’t encourage everyone to come to Cannon Beach! It’s crowded enough as it is. 🙂

  27. I teach English and Drama at a medium-sized high school in West Georgia. I teach two senior honors classes, two senior remedial classes. and Drama 1, 2, 3, and 4 (all in the same class period). I am counting down the 5 years to retirement.

  28. Retired May 2021. University Professor. Just moved to North Carolina, building a house, and we are helping, in any way we can, our daughter and son-in-law. They have a 16 month old son and another one on the way very soon. I am also back at knitting for our grandsons, more baking and cooking.

  29. I was a teacher, then a psychologist doing mental health treatment, also a pastor’s wife. Since retiring I’ve enjoyed volunteering at church, in schools and parks, and at the Hayes Presidential Museum. Come to Fremont, Ohio, and I’ll give you a tour!

  30. Medical transcriptionists for 35 years, on-staff women’s ministry director for 10 years, direct sales for stamp/papercrafting company 17+ years. Love your emails and encouragement for women 50+!

  31. I took an early retirement from a telecommunications career & moved on to some fun part-time jobs, like being a bartender & a secret shopper. ?

  32. Retiring soon from providing services to developmentally disabled adults near Abilene TX. Look forward to your posts and inspiration everyday. Love your style

  33. Retired RN, School Nurse last 7 years. Thought I was blessed/lucky/genius getting out right before Covid hit. My poor Colleagues!

  34. I am a retired air traffic controller. I enjoy spending time in my flower gardens and relaxing by the water. Thank you for your lovely posts!

  35. Self employed trainer and consultant working with companies on organizational change management and better utilization of their ERP software.

  36. I worked for the City of Dayton, in Ohio. As a water meter reader, then a water service representative. Basically the same job, just different name. And I got to drive a city truck instead of my own vehicle. I’ve been retired for a long time. Since 1997. I injured my back twice and had to retire. I’ve since done other things. I was a pharmacy tech at various pharmacies.

  37. I am in my third career. I was a teacher for ten years. A pastor for roughly 20 years. I have been a mental health therapist for about 15 years. I still preach on weekends as requested.

  38. Retired elementary teacher. Twenty-five years teaching grades K through 3 and Reading Recovery but the majority was first grade.

  39. I retired from a medical device company. I was asked to come back so I am working part time as a documentation specialist three days a week. I am planning to completely retire in two months!

  40. Worked as a secretary for the Dept of Army right out of high school, resigned after 6 years and became a stay at home mom for 6 years. Returned to Dept. of Army when an opportunity came my way to “job share” with another mother who wanted more time at home. I worked 2 days a week, job shared with 5 different mothers, and eventually job shared with the same one for 26 years! Raised our children together. Then we both retired together, her at age 60 and me at 55. The Lord truly blessed me with such a wonderful co-worker and a great job!!

  41. Semi retired. I work 20 hours a week as a teacher in a before and after school care program. No grand babies yet. Love being around children. They keep you young!

  42. Love seeing these comments but getting them in my emails. and don’t want them there. Not sure what I did Help?

  43. I am a Pediatric Operating Room Nurse for 20 years. Love my job & the amazing people I work with. God it good!

  44. I taught high school business classes for 32 years. Then I retired and was delightfully irresponsible for 2 years. That grew old, so I took a part-time office job, which I’ve been doing for 16 years. I guess it’s time to think about retiring again, but I’ll be kind of lost.

  45. Employment Director for Department of Social Services in my county. But looking forward to retirement in a couple of years!!!

  46. Thank you Kay for all of the effort you put into your posts and for making me think intentionally about what I wear.
    I am recently retired from working in lung cancer research for a local university.

  47. I am a 4th and 5th grade science teacher at a public Spanish Immersion school. My husband is starting a church plant in October, so I am a pastor’s wife now as well.

  48. Residential property management for 16 years. Then 22 years in accounting and payroll for my husband’s business, retiring at the end of the year. For the last 20 years I have also sold vintage clothing and antiques in an antiques mall.

  49. I’m retired from the Univ of Wisc-Madison School of Music as their Admissions Coordinator. I would meet with prospective music majors, schedule,plan and present at
    audition days, visit days and the freshman orientation day.

  50. I’ve been retired for five years after a 37-year career as a public school educator. I began my career as a business education teacher and then was a teacher of gifted students. After earning a second teaching certification, I worked as an instructional technology specialist until my retirement. Loved it!

    1. Just retired from 10 yrs as a church office administrator. Have also worked at our local newspaper as a business & sports writer. Before that 24 yrs as an office assistant at the local health dept.

  51. Hello Kay,
    I retired from city government 12 years ago and now I do bookkeeping for our church, which I love.

    I do have a question- when wearing navy, do I wear navy tights?

  52. I am a Registered Nurse, have been for 33 years! I currently go to school with a little boy who needs a nurse with him all day at school… fun job!

  53. Retired in 2001 after 27 years teaching in public schools. Started in elementary, finished in middle and high school as a reading specialist.

  54. Retired early six years ago due to chronic illness. I was a university Professor here in the UK focusing on researching, writing about, and speaking on palliative and end of life care.

  55. I was a middle school teacher for 18 years then a middle school guidance counselor for 16 years. I retired from Georgetown County Schools in South Carolina 12 years ago.

  56. I worked for an orthodontist for 40+ years. Really enjoyed watching patient’s self-esteem improve as their teeth straightened.

  57. I have been teaching for 26 years, beginning as a Spanish teacher K-12 and then became a Middle School Special Education Teacher. The students are so much fun but what a difficult age for these kiddos!!

  58. I’ve been retired 9 years from teaching Middle School Special Education for 23 yrs. I also worked 11 yrs as a Social Worker.

  59. I have been a hospital and hospice pharmacist for the last 40 years. Wanted to be a pharmacist since 4th grade and have loved every moment, especially my years with hospice. Part-time IV infusion pharmacist now. Especially loved the early years when we really dressed each day. Now just scrubs. Love the inspiration and tips from Kay!

  60. I am a retired elementary teacher, second and third grade. I also worked as a stewardess for Delta for 5 years before I married.

  61. I homeschooled five children. Whew! I now teach preschool to my granddaughter. I have nine grandchildren. Over the years I volunteered for different things-Sunday school teacher, hospitality committee, head of mission committee, Pro life clinic, Embrace Grace, homeschool committee for Mexico. I’m fluent in Spanish and we do mission trips to Mexico. My husband and I owned a software company. We sold it and look forward to travel, grandchildren and volunteering.

  62. I’m a corporate attorney at a major public company. I’ll probably retire in 5-7 years, but I recently switched to a lower key position so that I can put a bit more focus on my hobbies which include cycling, scuba diving and playing bridge.

  63. I’m a middle school teacher grades 6-8. Got my dream job at 40 (substitute taught many years raising my two special needs kids). I’m 56. Will be awhile before I retire. Praying I make it. Just diagnosed w/ autoimmune disorder wreaking havoc on me right now. But God is so good. I’ll lean into Him. (Blessed for my day is my fave part!) Thank you for everything, Kay!

  64. After 25 years as an insurance executive, I went back to school and then worked as a freelance website and graphics designer for about 15 years. Retired 2 years ago and now just do occasional projects for non-profits I’m involved with. Thank you for helping me transition my style into a more casual mode!

  65. I was a chemical engineer in the electronics manufacturing industry for around 13 years. I have been teaching Engineering electives at a high school in Austin, Texas for the past 19 years. Thank you, Kay, for creating this community! I look forward to your blog every day!

  66. I am self employed as an accounting and business consultant. I also home school my boys. I am 50. I worked on public accounting for a while and them got my M.B.A. while being a stay at home mom. I am also married to a pastor!
    You amaze me! Thank you for all you do! I don’t miss a day!

  67. I have been retired 2.5 years from nursing. I worked in a pediatrician’s office, the ED in a children’s hospital, and finally retired after 16+ years as a Telephone Triage Nurse for an insurance company. I am loving retirement!

  68. Hi Kay,
    I’ve held many jobs over the years but I was a professional mom to our daughter for 14 years before going back to work. I was a elementary school reading teacher before she was born and then an attendance clerk in her high school finishing my career as a elementary school library assistant before retiring.

  69. So interesting to read everyone’s comments. Worked various jobs thru my life. Retired from electric utility after 30 years, last job working in storeroom. It was great making sure people had what they needed to do their job. Have been fully retired since 2011. Enjoying having the time for upkeep of my home and other projects.

  70. Last week was my 31st first day of school as an elementary school teacher. I am currently teaching 3rd grade, and I still love it. I plan to retire in 2 years.

  71. I’m an international teacher in Central Asia. This year I have Middle School and Grade 9 literature. Even though I’m approaching retirement, my students keep me young. I still love teaching and the students!

  72. Wow–so many inspirational women on this site! I teach public speaking at the college level (starting my 22nd year), substitute teach locally when college is out, and live with/care for my 90 year old mom. Not retiring any time soon, I hope!!

  73. I’m a retired geologist, mom of 4, grandmother of 8. I spent the bulk of my career in public service as an environmental geologist, but also taught at a university, and now do tours of Yellowstone with a focus on its unique geology. Fashion is definitely not my forte, but you, dear Kay, have helped elevate me from hiking boots and quick dry, infusing my “style” with fresh air and confidence. Thank you!

  74. I am a Registered Dietitian. God provided jobs as a consultant so I could work and also be available to homeschool our children. Now a grandmother and loving that life!

  75. I retired in July 2019 after about 36 years as a librarian. I worked mostly in academic libraries, and was a library director and professor in a library science program for the last 18 years. I love this blog! It has helped me transition to a retirement wardrobe that is not just sweats, leggings, and oversized t-shirts. I’m still working on cleaning out my closet of all the work clothes that I like, but no longer need.

  76. Retired hospice social worker for 32 years. Lots of goodbyes over the years.
    This topic really shows we women can do anything!

  77. For 39 years my husband and I have owned & operated radio stations, my job being the chief financial officer. Prior to that I was a medical surgical nurse…both careers very rewarding! I finally talked him into retiring the end of 2021! Yay!

  78. After years of home schooling our four children from kindergarten through high school I started worked for the hospital. I am currently a patient services specialist working from home. Miss the kiddos and teaching.

  79. I worked in telecommunications for 3O years, the last 20 as an attorney where I drafted and negotiated contracts. I took early retirement, took up line dancing and now I teach it and perform with various groups of dancers throughout the east coast. I always loved dancing but never had time for it, I truly think God planned this “second” life for me.

  80. Hi there! I’m a 56-year-old working full-time as an accountant for a local architectural millwork company in Nashville TN. I graduated w/ an accounting degree and have worked in the field all my adult life. I tried the public accounting route but knew then (as a young woman) that I wanted to work in smaller companies. I’ve been here 15 years and love it every day! When and if I retire is the question. I may not for at least a decade. Love your blog

  81. I am part of Elsie Mae on Market, a Christmas decor store. Being a wife and mom is what I consider my main life work. I enjoyed being a paraprofessional at a school for 17 years.