Welcome to une femme d’un certain âge!
My name is Susan Blakey, and I’m 65, married, and a mother to a special-needs young adult son. I began writing this blog in 2007 to start a conversation about style for women over 50, and never stopped 😆. A few years ago I left my job as an administrative executive and went full-time with writing and managing une femme.
Earlier this year, I completed an intensive training for color and style analysis and I’ve just launched personalized style services, including Color Analysis. But writing is always my first love, so I’ll be sharing my ideas, tips, finds and more here and keeping the conversation going. (Be sure to sign up to receive updates and exclusive content.)
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!