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

What’s new chez nous: loving these last weeks of autumn

I love this interval between Thanksgiving and the second week of December. It’s already beginning to feel festive. But with Hanukkah…

The best of Black Friday sales from favorite brands

I had a hard time narrowing it down this year, but here are my top picks from the Black Friday sales…

How to use the 3-color rule with a striped sweater

When I posted last week about the 3-color rule, many of you had questions about ways to interpret and apply it.…

Ringing in the cozy season

When Maria in The Sound of Music sang about “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,” she didn’t mention “flannel pajamas,”…

How to use the 3-color rule to look put-together

The formula I’ve found helpful to add color while still looking chic and put-together…

Your favorites & mine on sale

My inbox has been full of fall sale notices, so I thought I’d share some of the sale items you’ve clicked…

It’s you-know-what weather 😉…and I’m here for it

Almost nothing makes getting dressed easier than a colorful sweater. Jeans and a sweater is my starting point for most casual…

5 things I love this week

It’s been a busy week, and it feels as though my attention has been pulled in a million different directions. But…

10 festive flats for happy party feet

With the holiday season kicking off in a few weeks, I’ve been going through my closet to pre-plan some “festive, not…

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