Welcome to une femme d’un certain âge!
My name is Susan Blakey, and I’m 64, married, and a mother to a special-needs young adult son. I’m a former administrative executive who loves and writes about style, Paris, coffee, leopard print, history, travel, cute and comfortable shoes, and the perfect shade of red lipstick.
Why “une femme d’un certain âge”?
It’s a question I’ve been asked often recently. Une femme d’un certain âge is a French expression (“a woman of a certain age”) that suggests a positive attitude toward age, and alludes to the wisdom, experience, and elegance that we acquire along the way.
This blog is about helping women be their best selves at any age: expressing themselves through style, experiencing what the world has to offer, packing lighter and smarter, and leading a balanced, adventurous and delicious life.
Thanks for reading, and for joining me on this journey!