A Casual Linen Jacket Outfit - une femme d'un certain âge

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Susan B. of une femme d'un certain age wears a casual denim look with linen jacket and pearl necklace.

Linen for the win…🏅

Lightweight, season-spanning jackets are one of those items that I’m always on the lookout for, and this little linen jacket is just SO good.

The finish is a slightly metallic gold (also available in a silver tone if you prefer). It’s structured (with some nice seaming details for shape) and crisp, but not stiff. And being linen, it’s very light and breathable.

(Top, jeans, and shoes are my own; the jacket, bag and jewelry were gifted.)

Earrings | Necklace | Jacket | Top |
Bag | Jeans | Bracelet | Bracelet | Shoes

I’m wearing a Chico’s size 0 in the jacket, which corresponds to a Misses 4-6. Chico’s sizes range from 00 (0-2) to 4 (20-22). I’m wearing a 00 in the top (which I’ve folded under for length) and 0 in the jeans.

This is not a sponsored post, though I have partnered with Chico’s for an Instagram campaign.

Susan B. wears a linen jacket and faux pearl necklace. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Hair today…

Some of you have asked to see my haircut from the sides and back. It’s a bit overgrown at the moment, and I’m looking forward to a trim in a couple of weeks!

Susan B. haircut side view. Details at une femme d'un certain age.
Susan B. haircut back view. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

How’s your hair doing? Have you been able to get it colored or cut recently?

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  1. Vildy
    June 25, 2020 / 3:05 am

    Another great outfit! I have a linen jacket similar to this and I love it. I’m mostly a thrift shopper and quite often someone will reach past me – I’m short 😀 – and grab a jacket, exclaiming, “Chicos! I love Chicos. They’re very good.” And they are. Very well made clothes. I never thought about them for jeans. I only have one pair of blue denim and am not a regular jeans wearer but now will be sharp-eyed to check them out.

  2. Lianne MacGregor
    June 25, 2020 / 4:17 am

    I love this look and I really like your hair at this length (with a little tidy-up at the back and sides). I look forward to seeing your new cut.

    I have a question.about the Chanel les Beiges product you wrote about recently. I’ve ordered it and I’m wondering if you use this over or under sunscreen.


    • Susan Blakey
      June 25, 2020 / 6:10 am

      Hi Lianne, thanks! I use the Les Beiges over my sunscreen. (I allow a few minutes after I apply the sunscreen before applying the Les Beiges.)

  3. LeeAnn
    June 25, 2020 / 4:25 am

    Having your colors analyzed was a great investment, you look fantastic!

  4. June 25, 2020 / 4:33 am

    That jacket is perfect for you. I hardly ever find lightweight summer jackets. And they are so good for hiding wrinkly arms.
    This outfit is a dressy and summery look.

    • Marna
      June 25, 2020 / 4:22 pm

      Stop Greetje. You of all people should embrace who you are. GO SLEEVELESS!!!

  5. Brenda
    June 25, 2020 / 4:50 am

    Great outfit and love the colours on you ! I definitely need to have my colours done and it looks like a trip to Chico’s in my future.

  6. June 25, 2020 / 5:10 am

    A really cute jacket! I love linen in the summer. I bought a nice white linen jean jacket at Macys for $15.00

  7. Anne
    June 25, 2020 / 5:52 am

    Very cute outfit. The styling is perfect. Love your bangs swept to the side too.

  8. Rosemarie
    June 25, 2020 / 6:20 am

    You look great in your colours. Thank you so much for recommending Kettlewell, I just love all their stuff!

  9. June 25, 2020 / 7:08 am

    Love your hair! Maybe this is the slightly longer style you were looking for a couple years ago?

  10. Joann Czarny
    June 25, 2020 / 7:28 am

    Your pictures are always so flattering. Any tips for getting that perfect pic? I love your outfit and your hair.

  11. Jan Whichard
    June 25, 2020 / 8:41 am

    Tried ordering through your link to Chico’s. Very odd experience. No more free shipping unless you sign up for “Shoprunner” but the link on their website doesn’t work. Live chat keeps saying I already have a chat going which I don’t. My store is out of all this for curbside pick up and even if I select ship, they want all my information under curbside. No customer service phone. I tried! Cute outfit.

  12. Coach Laura
    June 25, 2020 / 9:05 am

    Susan I’m so happy that your visit with Le Jeune Homme went well and that there are more and better visits in your future.

    I bought my first Kettlewell item last night – Chloe jacket. I’ve seen you post about it before and was tempted but I went ahead and bought it this time. I love your blue version but that is too bright for my summer palette, so I got the color “Silver Moon”, which should be a year-round piece here in Seattle. I guess I got the last one! I was tempted by the shocking pink but I already have 2-3 cardigans and soft jackets in a bright pink color. And they’ve already shipped it this morning. I like buying things through your site so I hope you get the credit for it via revenue.

    Your blog has made me happy with pretty colors, (distanced) garden party ideas and hummingbird stories during this quarantine, so thank you.

  13. Nancy
    June 25, 2020 / 9:27 am

    When will Kettlewell restock the Chloe jacket in the autumn colors ?

    • Susan Blakey
      June 25, 2020 / 9:29 am

      Hi Nancy, I’m sure their customer service folks will be able to give you more information. sales@kettlewellcolours.co.uk

  14. June 25, 2020 / 9:40 am

    You look FABULOUS and I have a client or two who could use that jacket. Great post as always!

  15. margaret
    June 25, 2020 / 9:44 am

    very nice look! you look much more elegant without the ‘pixie hair’ and swept away from your face.
    Sweet jacket!

  16. June 25, 2020 / 11:03 am

    I love the jacket! I’ve had several in this color range that I never quite knew what colors to wear under them. Love the bright blue with this one! You’ve given me new inspiration!

  17. Karen
    June 25, 2020 / 11:30 am

    I love the jacket so much that I just ordered one!

  18. June 25, 2020 / 11:56 am

    A little touch of gold is always a good idea! I really like the fit of this jacket on you, Susan!

  19. Kendall
    June 25, 2020 / 12:58 pm

    This is your cutest one yet! I just bought the jacket and the necklace! I can’t believe how much younger and more vibrant you look with your new colors. I’m a believer! Thank you, Susan!

  20. Susan D.
    June 25, 2020 / 1:15 pm

    Another great outfit Susan. You are really on a roll! I actually have some Chico’s items that I have had for years. I’m glad you are highlighting some moderately priced clothing.

  21. Janey
    June 25, 2020 / 2:18 pm

    I just love your hair, and the color too. Last week I went back to the hairdresser after 3.5 months. In that time the grey growth was really noticeable and I was tempted to let it grow out, but decided to get it colored again. I know it is a personal decision and I shouldn’t judge, but I think the grey streaky look is not that attractive, but I love older hair when it is all white. I just came from another blog and her hair was grey streaks and it aged her terribly, when the rest of her looked so chic.

  22. Elle
    June 25, 2020 / 3:50 pm

    You look fabulous! You look so chic with your bangs styled this way. Agree the color analysis was worth it—these colors work so so well on you.

  23. Chris
    June 25, 2020 / 4:57 pm

    Dear Susan,
    Love the outfit and another cute pic. Love the length and color of your hair, but get that the length is not exactly where you would like it to be. Thanks for keeping in touch with all of us on such a great blog!

  24. JillZ
    June 25, 2020 / 5:23 pm

    Love the outfit. I love Chico’s for jeans, the skinny jeans there are a nice weight, not too heavy for our warm California, except for the warmest days. The jacket dresses up a simple outfit perfect for lunch on the terrace, love the fact we can eat outside most of the time now. Something good has come from this harrowing event. Love the upbeat outlook of your blog.

  25. Ellen Byrne
    June 25, 2020 / 5:36 pm

    This jacket is the best piece I’ve seen on you ever! I see your radiance, not the clothes. The new colors are suiting you so well.

  26. Donetta
    June 26, 2020 / 10:32 am

    That blue is stunning on you! You look lovely!

  27. Janet Maher
    June 26, 2020 / 11:30 am

    Cute outfit, Susan! Do you order jeans in regular or petite? Also, love your hair color. Any idea which product and shades your colorist use?

    • Susan Blakey
      June 26, 2020 / 12:35 pm

      Hi Janet, thanks! With regard to jeans, I always look at the inseam and rise lengths and order either regular or petite based on those. I find that for many jeans listed as “cropped,” I prefer the regular to petite length.

      With regard to the hair color, I’ll have to ask him. I know it’s a professional product that he mixes up himself.

  28. June 26, 2020 / 3:21 pm

    I love this jacket! I tried it on yesterday and didn’t buy it at $109, but bought it today at half price.

    • Janet U
      June 27, 2020 / 9:21 am

      I did, too! Also, if you have never ordered from Chico’s online before, you can sign up and you get a 20 percent off discount. Quite a bargain.

  29. Blyma Wolpin
    June 27, 2020 / 11:14 pm

    Great outfit. And that jacket IS fantastic! The blue is wonderful on you and, like others, I do like this length of your hair, it’s extremely flattering. I like the way the Chico’s jewelry looks on models and on others, but I always find it feels like a bit too much when it’s actually on me. But it sure looks good on you!

  30. Jan whichard
    July 8, 2020 / 7:25 am

    Dear Susan. I ordered the linen Chico’s jacket via your link and received it yesterday. Is yours as light as the photo shows? Mine is dark gold rather than very light with a hint of metallic. The one on the Chico’s website was like yours. Wish I could show you a photo of mine. Let me know if you can and

    • Susan Blakey
      July 8, 2020 / 7:40 am

      Hi Jan, I will say that it tends to photograph lighter outdoors than it looks indoors in person, probably because of the reflective quality of the fabric.

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