Long Range Retirement Plans


Sunday is a special anniversary! It was two years ago that I launched my shopping site. Behind the scenes, there was a tremendous amount of work and months of preparation as well as a significant financial investment to make this lifelong dream a reality. Since childhood, I’ve wanted to own a boutique offering great basics and styling tips so that I could help women look their best without spending a ton of money on clothes they rarely wear. Thank you so much for making this effort such a success. Some of you now own numerous pairs of each color of the crepe pants as well every style of dress and top in my Basics Collection. I’ve shipped hundreds of scarves in the past two years. Thank you!






These photos include items from the Shop My Closet (click here) section of the site. Even after recent major purges, there are still too many rarely if ever worn items in my collection. I used to shop way too often, and I’ve been gifted hundreds of things over the past few years. It seems such a waste for someone not to enjoy them, so I’ve pulled another rolling rack full of those items, and I’m in the process of adding them to the site. They are all freshly cleaned and like new in condition. In some cases, they have never been worn. The prices are significantly less than retail.














The new taupe flats are here. The black flats are old by Rockport. Additional items will be listed later today!






I will include a free scarf with every purchase for the remainder of November to offer my sincere thanks as I celebrate two very successful years of my shopping site. I’ve been asked often lately, “Are you going to retire from blogging too?” Most of us want to perform a service, feel a sense of purpose and to contribute to the well being of others. I plan to continue learning, trying new things and sharing my experiences with you for as long as your comments let me know you find the posts helpful. Thank you for joining me on this lovely journey.



I created this site to honor, serve and inspire women of all ages. The shopping site here provides classic basics and accessories. My ongoing studies include style advice from image and nutrition experts so that the tips I share with you are never just me sharing my opinion. I use art and science to inspire outfit selections and to help you stretch your wardrobe possibilities while looking your best. SusanAfter60.com is an online space where women can share their thoughts, ask questions, gather style tips, be inspired, and learn more about nutrition.


Susan Street

Blogger for SusanAfter60.com

50 Comments
  1. Wow, those flowy pants are a big change from what I’ve seen with you. They look great! I love that look on you.

    How tall are you?

      1. I bought these pants a couple of years ago, I would recommend that customers buy a smaller size than normal as the waist is very stretchy! I never thought of wearing them with pink, looks fabulous!

  2. Good morning Susan! I am very interested in your 709 pants but I need a little help with the sizing. I normally wear a 16 or 18 pant depending on the fabric. Do you think I should be able to wear the XL which says 14-16? I really appreciate the help I have been reluctant to order because I’m just not sure.

      1. Thank you so much for the help I really appreciate it !
        I hope you continue to share your great tips, I have learned a lot from you. Thank you.

  3. Hi Susan—I love the Malibu Punch jacket on you and remember it was a new purchase early this year. Just wondering why you would list it to be sold so soon? At the time you bought it you thought it was a prudent purchase that would go with a lot of your basics. What changed your mind? Just trying to understand your thought process. Do you retirement plans include selling your home and moving? Thank you

    1. No plans to move at this time. I’m just letting go of all the things I rarely wear or use. I feel a bit too bright when I wear that jacket. I guess I’m more comfortable in drab solid colors.

  4. Congratulations, Susan. I have enjoyed you and your blog for many years as a suggestion from a friend of mine. I am incredibly happy for you as you celebrate this momentous occasion. I am always heartened when I see someone doing work that they love and that makes their heart happy. It becomes so obvious that this is a labor of love and not motivated by money or sales. Thank you for being part of my “online” morning routine.

    I wish you the best!

  5. Congratulations and Thank you Susan!
    I, like so many have learned some very important basics from your site that I wish someone taught me years ago.
    I so appreciate your knowledge and time in getting this very helpful information out there.
    Laura

  6. Susan ~ Heartfelt congratulations on your retirement. I am happy to see that you will continue doing what you love. I retired at age 59 and was happily relieved to discover that the word “retirement” did NOT mean being non-productive. I prefer to think of it as streamlining. In my case, as a retired educator, I still return once a week to my former school to assist with writing workshops, help with assessments, and whatever the teachers need. I have taken up acrylic painting. These are activities I love to do, not have to do. Wishing you many years of retirement happiness.

  7. I’m so glad your boutique is doing well and all your hard work has led to a good outcome. I really appreciate your advice and your willingness to take a few well thought out risks. And if it doesn’t work out, you are willing to let us know why. I can see why some of the clothes you are letting go of did not work out. I really like some of the looks, but I could tell there was too much fabric and you like a sleeker profile. I still like the coral on you though. That pop of color was very pretty in the photos. Sure you don’t want to keep those items? Best to you as you pursue what you love!

  8. I never called it “retirement.” I call it “Phase III”

    Phase I: Childhood, growing up, getting educated.
    Phase II: Adulthood, making a career, building a nest, making a family.
    Phase III: Doing anything I want!

    I don’t know what I’d do without your blog and your advice. It has helped me a great deal transitioning from my former life as a buttoned-down lawyer to a Phase III-embracer. Look forward to your sharing for a long time to come.

  9. Your oriental rug in the photos is the exact one I have in my bedroom. Yes, we both have good taste. I bought mine in 1997 and still love the colors! Glad you are going to keep up the blog.

  10. It would be more convenient for your customers to have these items listed in a separate area of your site. That way we wouldn’t Have to page through all the top & pants to find the ones you are offering on sale.
    Thanks for all your good advice.

  11. I also loved the first outfit on you, don’t give up the beautiful relaxed look anytime soon, I think it suits you best!!

  12. Thank you very much for your informative blog. I love your shop and have bought a number of items from you. Your pants fit me perfectly and I hope you keep on stocking them. They wash well and I am delighted I have found basics that look good and can be dressed up or not depending on the occasion.

  13. I enjoy reading your blogs . Thank you for sharing your experiences and advise. By following you I have learned to change my wardrobe with what looks best on me and not so trendy. And that black, grey and white are okay. I live in Florida where it seems like everyone but me wears lots of colors and prints. It’s just not for me. Thru your blogs I have narrowed down my style and feel so much more confident. I hope you keep going for many years!

  14. I so enjoy your blog and have learned so much. Please do not give up the blog, I just cannot imagine not being able to learn from you on a continual basis. Thank you.

  15. Congratulations, Susan, on your shopping site and on your long-running blog! It’s good to know you enjoy what you do after all these years and that you will keep on doing it. 😀 Best wishes for continued success, Angie

  16. Are you interested in selling that sweet ‘picnic basket’ purse. You don’t have to post this, but please let me know. I’ve always admired it. You can PM me on my Facebook page if you like. Also are you going to sell your home? Please don’t think me crazy. We are seriously considering moving to the Asheville area. We love it. But we’ve also heard taxes are better in Tennessee. Thanks in advance.

  17. Good to hear you will keep up blogging, Susan as you move into a new phase in your interesting life. Best wishes for the next part of your life. I look forward to your blogs and love your style.

  18. Susan you look great in all as always…As anyone ever ask to see your beatiful home…I love your style please share

    1. The upstairs sitting room, guest room and storage room over the garage have since been taken over by the business (studio, and inventory storage for my shopping site). Much of the rest of my current decor is in the blog post here.

  19. Thank you for your wonderful ideas and beautiful clothes. I am the proud owner of several of your scarves which I always get compliments on.
    I love your helpful suggestions and your adventures with Mr Mickey.

  20. Thank you for style advice. I am an avid reader of your blog. Please tell me where I might find the hot pink asymmetrical top you are wearing with the palazzo pants? It is absolutely gorgeous and my favorite style and color. Thanks for info

  21. I thoroughly enjoy your posts, I think one reason is our similar ages. I can’t use a lot of your advice, because I am pear shaped, but you comment on different shapes periodically, so the blogs are helpful. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this.

  22. Today was my favorite post of all. You look beautiful in your clothes and offer some color combinations that I would like to duplicate. Best wishes to you.
    Kathye Vance

  23. Susan the pink top in the last photo looks absolutely stunning on you. The colour is made for you. Congratulations on your achievements and I greatly appreciate your words of wisdom. I am so much more discerning when I am about to make a purchase and my husband has also taken on board your ideas and he thinks about his colour combinations now. That is such a great feat. Xxx

  24. I love all of your posts, fashion tips and style….I, too, have purchased several things from your site and have been very happy with the items and with your personal attention when help is needed…..Congratulations on your two year anniversary, and I also hope you continue to blog! I would miss that!!!

  25. I have found your blog to be just lovely and informative! Your story is one of courage, fortitude, and smarts. Good going Susan! I wish you the best in your retirement years. I do hope you continue to write not just because i love reading what you have to say, but that i’ve sent a lot of friends to your blog too.
    Good luck Susan,
    All best,
    Betsy

  26. Hi Susan,
    I like your style. It mirrors my own adherence to solid base layers followed by pops of color in jackets, tops and scarves. I wonder if you considered donating those shopping “extras” and gifts to women who are entering the workforce after child rearing or initiating a career after public assistance. They could well benefit from your guidance and the small ROI that you must receive by reselling these items would be multiplied by donating them. Please consider this suggestion as an opportunity to share your gifts with others.

  27. Susan and Mr. Micky, thank you so much for whatever role you’ve played in keeping our country safe and free. Most US citizens take their rights and freedoms for granted, but having traveled to a lot of places in the world, I’ve seen places where freedom isn’t an everyday thing. I appreciate my freedoms and thank you and all veterans who have helped to make it that way. I don’t take you or your service for granted.
    Connie A. Briggs

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