Friday miscellany: catching up with myself edition

I’m a bit behind on posting, but all is well. It’s just been one of those weeks…🤪 I’m still slogging though intermittent waves of insurance stuff and other “administrative” paperwork. And I’m getting caught up with my routine checkups and screenings. Health is good, but I do need to start physical therapy for tendonitis in my right shoulder that’s been bothering me for the last year or more.

Susan Blakey style and color services: studio for color analysis

But it’s not all drudgery: I’ve begun working with color clients again, and am having so much fun helping people find their best colors! I’m also working on another big color post, look for that one soon. In the meantime, here are a few bits and bobs to wrap up the week.

Your favorite styles

Here are the most popular styles from the last couple of weeks, based on what you’ve clicked on and added to your carts.

The sweaters and boots are available in multiple colors, too.

You can always check out the latest in the Reader Favorites section in my SHOP. I update it weekly, and be sure to check out the seasonal color departments as well, which are also updated regularly.

Shop Spring | Shop Summer | Shop Autumn | Shop Winter

Gimme lip…

My favorite red lipsticks: Chanel Rouge Coco in "Coco" and "Arthur"
My favorite red lipsticks (“Coco” & “Arthur”)

I’m often asked about what lipstick I’m wearing in photos, and 90% of the time it’s one of these. (CHANEL Rouge Coco #416 “Coco” or #440 “Arthur”) What I love about the formula is that it’s moisturizing and a little bit sheer, so the color doesn’t enter the room before I do. But it does show up nicely in photos. Coco is more of a bright coral, and Arthur is a lovely tomato red.

I’ve been putting my Winter clients in this lipstick from By Brian, and they look amazing in it! The color is L’Opéra and the formula is also moisturizing.

Summers: try “Primaria,” a pretty cherry red.

Autumns: “Fall Crush” is beautiful for you.

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  1. In your upcoming color post (or future posts), I’d like to see how to put colors together for an anagolous, complimentary or monochromatic look using a specific season. It would be fun to see how you do this using your seasonal color wheel as in the first picture at the top of this post. Thanks! Kay

  2. Thank you for all of your knowledge. Could you recommend a red lipstick for a summer? I’d really appreciate it.

  3. Do you think Eileen Fisher’s new fall color Red Cedar is suitable for winters? It reads blue-red on my computer. Thank you.

    1. Dorothy, I was wondering the same. The name is throwing me off — cedar? To me, that indicates it’s in the brown family? Not sure, but I’m looking forward to hearing Susan’s impression.

  4. You are such a positive, inspiring woman! You’re going through all the “administrative” stuff and working on the blog and color clients. Hope you’re surrounded by love and supportive friends and family. I love all the color clues you’re providing for different seasons. Thanks for all you do!

  5. Susan ,
    Thank you so much for all the time & energy you put into showing us wonderful items. I get excited every time one is in my email box.

    Can you tell me what seasons these two outfits are?

    Thank you,

  6. Hi Susan
    I’ve been looking for a neutral red lipstick that isn’t real bright. Have you run across a lipstick that fits the bill?
    Thank you!

  7. Hi Susan, I just ordered the lipstick you recommended for winters! I’m sure I’ll love it. Brian+MW is having a 20% off sale right now with this code: fallcolor20