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In The Groove


This is one of those outfits that hits my Style Sweet Spot™. I’m just crazy for these light wash jeans. They’re very comfortable, and work nicely to balance out darker neutrals. While we’re just a few days from the official beginning of Summer, evenings are still cool enough that I need a jacket.


This bag is an ancient Chanel small classic flap. After seeing these pictures I applied a bit of leather conditioner!



Earrings: Argento Vivo from a few years ago. Similar.
Jacket: Eileen Fisher from 2010. Similar.
Tank (not visible): Eileen Fisher, here.
Tee: Eileen Fisher, here.
Jeans: NYDJ, here.
Bag: Chanel, vintage. The Look For Less from Anya Hindmarch.
Cuff: Vintage Hermès, purchased from Beladora.
Watch: Michael Kors, here.
Sandals: Eileen Fisher, no longer available online. Similar.
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Thanks for the great feedback yesterday on the new blog format! I’m looking into the dynamic blog roll, hope to get that back for you soon. I’m still getting the hang of this new platform, and all of the new options and settings.


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  1. Susan Daniel
    June 19, 2013 / 5:48 am

    Our local upscale consignment shop has not received the memo that lighter washed jeans are great for summer. They rejected some of my jeans (too short for me now) due to the light wash! You look great in this ensemble.

    I have a question about your EF layering. Do you always wear a tank under this tee? Is it necessary because of transparency? I’m having an issue with many of Eileen Fisher’s summer offerings as that kind of layering just isn’t comfortable in a climate that is regularly 100+ degrees in the summertime.

    • une femme
      June 19, 2013 / 9:15 am

      Susan, I tend to wear a tank underneath just because I run cool, and get chilled easily in a/c. But some of the lighter colors of the linen jersey can be a bit less opaque, it’s true, which might make them tricky on their own in very hot weather.

  2. June 19, 2013 / 6:47 am

    Love the new look for your blog – clean and elegant. Also, great outfit, and I do love lighter wash jeans. Even in the winter I like jeans that are a darkish medium wash (called vintage wash) because I like to see the denim texture – unless they’re black jeans. Great outfit and very you.

    Also, if you could explain this new thing – Bloglovin – I just don’t understand it although I did sign up for it?

    • une femme
      June 19, 2013 / 7:13 am

      Kathy, I don’t know how you normally follow blogs but it’s a reader, that consolidates all of the updates from followed blogs in one place. You can also configure to get a daily email with all blog updates for the day.

      • June 19, 2013 / 8:05 am

        Thanks Susan – I bookmark the blogs I follow and read them that way? Will it still work?

  3. June 19, 2013 / 7:29 am

    Still really loving your blonde hair… 🙂

  4. Cornelia
    June 19, 2013 / 7:34 am

    Great looking outfit and those shoes reminded me of a pair of Arche that I had years ago and literallyt wore into the ground. Your web design is very attractive, and I will check out Bloglovin.

  5. June 19, 2013 / 11:27 am

    Both you and the blog are looking good! Those sandals are fab.

  6. christina smith
    June 19, 2013 / 12:13 pm

    I don’t know what to attribute the change to, but I think the recent past indicates you are on to something – your new look, new figure (have you lost weight, not sure?), tweaked and edgier but classy style — something has changed and it is incredible. Could you mull this over and post for all of us who have trouble really changing up our style and look to be as successful as possible? Don’t get me wrong, you have always been highly fashionable but you seem to have entered a whole new realm of getting your look spot on! In advance, thanks for any forthcoming post and for all you do as a faithful, consistent blogger who many of us adore and look forward to reading. Christina

  7. June 19, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    Lovely outfit Susan. I love those dangly earrings with your new hair color. Your blog looks great and I’m sure you’ll figure out all of the bells and whistles soon.

  8. June 19, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    just found your blog after searching for great blogs for women over forty. I have some catching up to do! The shoes make the whole outfit…looking good.

  9. Diane
    June 19, 2013 / 3:53 pm

    One of the things I like about lighter wash jeans is that they make such a nice contrast to black. I’ve been lusting after those sandals ever since I saw the grey version on you. And love the new blog design!

  10. JAC
    June 19, 2013 / 4:54 pm

    Like Christina, I sense a new confidence in you lately. It’s nice to see you smiling more and the blond hair suits you so well. This outfit is great and I too like a lighter wash jean for summer and ordered the one’s you’re wearing (I’m a big NYDJ fan). Thanks for so much great information—keep it coming!

  11. Ginger R.
    June 19, 2013 / 6:52 pm

    I like the new format. You loaded much faster.

  12. June 19, 2013 / 8:55 pm

    Really cute shoes. I have a similar pair that I have forgotten about – now I will revive, inspired by you.

  13. Sarah Hensley
    June 20, 2013 / 12:45 am

    You look so elegant and pretty! Still loving your blonde hair and a great outfit. Sarah

  14. June 20, 2013 / 8:09 am

    I adore your look, so simple and chic! And the blog looks fantastic too – well done!

    June 20, 2013 / 11:07 am

    A great look, simple but chic! Love you to check out my latest post! xx

  16. June 20, 2013 / 11:52 am

    Chic! And your hair color…I like very much.
    To answer your question, where did I find Chanel No. 19 parfum: Chanel’s US website.

    June 23, 2013 / 3:32 pm

    Love those shoes. Wonderful outfit.

  18. June 23, 2013 / 3:44 pm

    So chic, so you. I need those shoes (well, I want those shoes : > ) Thanks for sharing with Vis Monday.

  19. fashionovafifty
    June 23, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    Love your new look; in your blog and your hair! xoxo

  20. MrsV
    June 23, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    Love your blonde hair – looks really great on you.

  21. June 23, 2013 / 5:54 pm

    You always make casual look so chic! I just love those sandals.

  22. June 23, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    I’m loving the new look of your blog and every piece in your ensemble. Wish I could get my feet in a pair of those sandals.

  23. June 24, 2013 / 2:42 pm

    Hello fabulous accessories! I love the criss cross wedges! And the Hermes cuff and the Chanel bag….

  24. June 25, 2013 / 10:15 am

    Love the look. The shoes are fantastic.

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