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

Blackwatch Friday (for going out or staying in 😉)

A casual capsule with plaid pants ✨ Here’s another idea for a polished casual alternative to jeans. Blackwatch is a nice,…

Daring to be distinctive: pieces that add personality to your wardrobe

One of the style lessons my mother instilled in me was, “always go with the simpler (and/or) more classic choice; you…

Easy outfit with a casual jeans alternative

Yesterday we met up with family for a lovely Sunday brunch al fresco to (belatedly) celebrate le Monsieur’s birthday. One of…

Gift idea: a clothing care kit

A clothing care gift basket… I love practical gifts, but that doesn’t mean they can’t incorporate a little luxury. Here are…

Some good finds from London…

Though I didn’t see much in Paris that tempted me, I had better luck in London. Thanks to some targeted shopping,…

An easy holiday outfit formula

Our holiday gatherings tend to be casual and low-key, nothing fancy or formal. This easy, Festive-Not-Fussy holiday outfit is comfortable and…

I found some good booties & ankle boots on sale…

Whether you call them booties, ankle boots, or short boots, they’re one of the most versatile and hard-working footwear styles for…

The “comfort & joy” gift guide

Holiday gift ideas for women…✨ I’m always on the lookout for gifts that are useful, but a little swanky too. 🌟…

How my 4-week Europe travel wardrobe worked out…

We’re home and unpacked, and the laundry is (mostly) done. So I wanted to recap and review my travel wardrobe while…

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