Author: Susan Blakey

For Whom the Bell Sleeve Toils

In which Une femme ponders, “for whom do we dress, and what does it mean to look one’s best?” Those of us who regard style…

Haute or Not?

Unless you count a couple pairs of shoes and a few handbags, there’s nothing in une femme’s closet that could by any stretch of the…

Do It on Purpose

Miss Janey’s delightful post about The CMA’s over at HATtastic! brought to mind this quote by Dolly Parton, which has always been one of my…

Following Our Instincts

“Look at me, they said. And I did.” This quote from Linda Grant’s blog, The Thoughtful Dresser (which has become one of my daily reads),…

The Mutton Roundup

If this is mutton, sign me up. Photo: http://www.exposay.com/ Seems this is a hot topic these past few days. Linda Grant at The Thoughtful Dresser…

Hitting the Style Sweet Spot

Do you ever have one of those days when you just sort of dress from instinct, don’t put a lot of thought into it, but…

Mutton, Lamb and Keeping Our Cool

Wee cutie pie dressed as lamb. One expression that pops up frequently when it comes to age inappropriate style is “mutton dressed as lamb,” often…

Une femme Weighs In…

…on the Sex and the City Wedding Dress Brouhaha Yesterday several blogs including the Esteemed Manolo featured pictures of Sarah Jessica Parker in a wedding…