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  1. January 24, 2015 / 1:13 am

    I just wanted to say as a British woman, late 50’s, with loads of weight lost – your blog really inspires me! Thank you. Liz ☺️

    • une femme
      January 24, 2015 / 6:22 am

      Liz, thank you so much! I’m so happy to hear you find it helpful.

    • une femme
      June 23, 2015 / 3:52 pm

      Suzanne, on the main page you’ll see a “Subscribe” option in the right sidebar. Simply enter the email address where you’d like to receive the blog posts, hit the Subscribe button, and then when you receive an email asking for confirmation, hit the link in the email to confirm subscription. Thanks!

  2. Wendy
    August 16, 2015 / 1:25 am

    I just wanted to thank you. We have just checked into Hotel Powers. I loved the look of the hotel on you blog so booked for our four nights in Paris. It is all that so expected and more.

    • une femme
      August 16, 2015 / 6:02 am

      Wendy, thanks! That’s wonderful to hear. We’re hoping to stay there again next year. Have a wonderful, wonderful time in Paris!

  3. Janet Linville
    August 31, 2015 / 5:49 am

    More outfits! Some a bit too “LA” for my area but great for travel(Paris!) Love all your posts without exception, good mix! Glad you enjoyed Amsterdam jan

  4. Kathe R Moore
    November 23, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    You are an attractive to e woman. Your wardrobe says you are in perpetual mourning. Lighter and brighter colors would bring out your eyes and good looks far more.

    • une femme
      November 24, 2015 / 6:28 am

      Hi Kathe, thanks for the feedback. The funny thing is, I’ve never associated black with mourning. I’ve always found it to be various combinations of sophisticated/cool/elegant.

  5. Amy Mackey
    February 8, 2016 / 8:27 am

    Hi Suzanne,
    Lovely to meet you in Bachelor Gulch. I’m wondering if you could please tell me who makes the tan/brown fur jacket in your après ski Instagram post? Thank you!

    • une femme
      February 8, 2016 / 8:49 am

      Hi Amy, I really enjoyed meeting you too! The faux fur jacket is from Fabulous Furs, link is here.

      Or if you were referring to the one in the collage, that’s from John Lewis but seems to be sold out, sadly.

  6. September 6, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    can i purchase la roche-posay Lait Demaquillant from France? Is it horribly expensive to ship? I cannot find it in the U.S. Bought it last year in Paris and love it. Thanks for your help. Connie Wesala

    • Susan B
      September 6, 2016 / 12:39 pm

      Hi Connie, I’m sorry but I’m not finding it available anywhere online. If you know someone or a specific pharmacy in France, you may be able to arrange a special order, but I have no idea what the shipping costs might be.

  7. Kathe R Moore
    September 6, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    You can get it on ebay

  8. Deborah Lang
    September 12, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    I love your blog. What would you recommend for over 60 woman to wear to a meeting in New York city.?

    • Susan B
      September 26, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      Hi Deborah, thanks so much! It’s tough to advise without knowing the nature of the meeting and the time of year. I’d start with simple separates (jacket and pants/skirt/dress) and the level of formality of the venue will determine what shoes and accessories you choose.

  9. Karen Lailey
    September 20, 2016 / 3:41 am

    Hiya Susan, have just started reading your blog on Pinterest and wanted to thank you. I really enjoy your style of writing and you have given me some good inspiration as far as travel wardrobes go. I am an english lady (sixty four) married with grown up children and grandies, who is enjoying working very minimal hours, travelling, socialising and enjoying all the good things in life! We are looking forward to a short break to Fiji in November (we live in Perth, Western Australia) and we have back to back cruises to the Mediterranean and then cruising up the Baltic Coast in May next year. I am wondering how your ‘re-invention’ went and how your are enjoying not being in the 8 to 5pm routine. You seem to be enjoying your travels. Anyway, just wanted to say hello and thank you for your great blog!

    • Susan B
      September 26, 2016 / 2:29 pm

      Thanks so much, Karen! I am really enjoying being free of the 8-5 routine. The reinvention is still in progress…look for more updates soon. And do enjoy your trip to Fiji, and your cruises next year!

  10. amorette Haws
    September 21, 2016 / 7:54 am

    I spent the month of October in Japan each year because we have two granddaughter’s there. If you get as far south as Hiroshima It will be hot. They have palm tree’s. Don’t be surprised if the temp. hits 90.

  11. Cheryl Maldonado
    September 26, 2016 / 7:06 am

    I just found you and love you!! I will be traveling to Croatia/Montenegro this December and would like to see a winter wardrobe suggestion. Don’t find it on your website. Can you direct me or even better create one? You look marvelous, darling!!

    • Susan B
      September 26, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      Hi Cheryl, thanks so much! I’ll be posting a winter travel wardrobe in the second half of October, and again in late November or early December.

  12. Kate Eyre
    September 28, 2016 / 9:46 am

    Hi Suzanne,
    I am so glad that I found you. I enjoy reading your blog and following your travels. You are truly an inspiration to me in the fashion department!!! I am 60 and traveling to Palm Springs for a week next month. Part of the trip I will be attending a weekend concert. Any suggestion for concert attire for someone my age? One of my biggest problems is I do not look good in sleeveless tops. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,

    • Susan B
      October 9, 2016 / 6:32 am

      Hi Suzanne, thanks so much! I’m a fan of linen tops which can be comfortable in heat even with sleeves. October in Palm Springs is usually past the warmest part of the year, and can be quite pleasant. Stores and restaurants do tend to crank up the a/c though, so keep that in mind too.

  13. Stina
    September 28, 2016 / 9:57 am

    I discovered your blog about 6 months ago and really appreciate your thoughtful approach to style. It has made me think more about what I wear and how I present myself. Here are a couple of “wish list” topics it would be fun to hear you discuss… 1. We all love clothes, but it’s hard not to accumulate more than what we actually need or wear. I would love to hear how you edit out what no longer works for you and what you do with them. 2. You’ve been been blogging for a number of years. Are there still things you own and wear from some of those early blogs? If so, how have you restyled them to look current. Serious investment dressing 🙂
    Thanks so much for being an inspiration to so many women!

    • Susan B
      October 9, 2016 / 6:35 am

      Hi Stina, thank you! Yes, I still have (and wear) some pieces that have have been in my wardrobe for years. I usually try to make note of that in my outfit posts. Not accumulating is always a challenge! I’ve posted about some of my closet “detoxes” in the past, but will keep your requests in mind for the future as well.

  14. April
    October 4, 2016 / 6:45 pm


    I love your blog and have a question: what are your thoughts on wearing camouflage print while traveling in Europe? I have a super comfortable top with a kangaroo pocket with solid gray around the neck, wrists, pocket, and a band around the bottom. In other words, very feminine and not at all cut like a military shirt or anything like that. With a pair of black leggings, some gold jewelry and a black tunic sweater, I think this could be a fashionable look in the USA, but maybe not so much abroad. Just thinking of wearing something that may draw the wrong kind of attention is probably me answering my own question…but I wanted to make sure I wasn’t being too sensitive.


    • Susan B
      October 9, 2016 / 6:40 am

      Hi April, I don’t wear camouflage print myself, and don’t recall having seen much of it worn on our Europe trips. I don’t know if this is still true, but I remember reading some years ago that it’s considered a bit too literally “military” in many places. I think it also depends on the color and cut…in a garment other than a jacket it might be just fine.

  15. October 9, 2016 / 4:08 am

    Hi Susan
    I have been a loyal reader for years and love your blog. You always offer great advice. I have a question: is the skinny scarf just a trend for the very young or can a more mature woman carry it off? Perhaps you have addressed this previously and I missed it. I’ve looked for images elsewhere on the net and can’t seem to find any of more mature women wearing the trend(other than Carine Roitfeld and while amazing, she is not a typical example). I love the look of a skinny scarf especially in a black which may be too harsh for someone more mature. Any thoughts (or examples)? Thanks.

    • Susan B
      October 9, 2016 / 6:42 am

      Hi Pagesspeak, thanks very much! I don’t believe in age-limiting trends or any particular styles. 😉 It really depends on style and personality and what feels right for the individual. I do think skinny scarves are a nice change-up and great for warmer climates. I’ll be featuring one soon in an outfit post.

  16. Garden Goddess
    October 12, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    Hi Susan. I just finished reading a book (from the library) called “THE LOST ART OF DRESS” by Linda Przybyszewski. I don’t know if you are a reader, but if so and you haven’t yet read this book, you might want to get yourself a copy as it really explains why Americans are such slobs these days… I am hoping to locate some more information on the “Dress Doctors” and their style manuals. If I do, I’ll let you know. Thanks for the blog! Oh, and here’s a link:


    Garden Goddess

    • Susan B
      October 13, 2016 / 7:23 am

      Hi Garden Goddess, thanks! I actually have this book loaded on my Kindle and have been meaning to start it. Now I will! 🙂

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