Susan Blakey, Author at une femme d'un certain âge

A polished casual look with a striped top

A breezy, lightweight print top is one of my go-to pieces during warmer months to make a simple outfit pop. Here’s…

How to get the “coastal grandmother” look

The “coastal grandmother” look may be trendy, but it’s also timeless…

Casual weekend capsule wardrobe in a winter palette

Whether you have an upcoming weekend getaway, or just an active social schedule, a capsule wardrobe can help take some of…

Look du jour: casual with pearls

Pearls don’t have to be fussy or formal…here’s one way to add them to a casual outfit… Even though we’re well…

A green for all seasons: how to wear this color trend

Green is one of the biggest fashion color trends this year, and I’m pretty jazzed as it’s one of my favorite…

Easy throw-on-and-go tops are a warm weather essential

I love to layer, and adding a third piece (jacket, cardigan) is my preferred way to add visual interest to an…

A simple, casual weekend capsule in a summer palette

I love the concept of a capsule wardrobe, even (or especially) for a casual lifestyle. It’s a great tool to help…

I’m growing out my gray hair…here’s how it’s going

How it started… Almost six months ago I decided to stop coloring my hair to see what was happening with my…

A little bit of Paris comes to L.A.

I’ve been a fan of the French brand Sézane for some years now, but previously could only shop online (unless I…

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