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About Andrea Pflaumer

Andrea Pflaumer is the author of “Shopping for the Real You: Ten Essential Steps to a Better Wardrobe for Every Women – Fashionistas, Fashion-phobes and the Over Fifty”, and “She’s Got Good Jeans.” She writes about fashion, style and the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please visit her blog at http://shoppingfortherealyou.com/newsblog
Latest Posts | By Andrea Pflaumer
Fashion After 60 Shouldn’t Be Dull! What Colors Do You Wear?
3 days ago

Fashion After 60 Shouldn’t Be Dull! What Colors Do You Wear?

If you follow the annual Pantone Color of the Year announcements, you no doubt heard that the color for 2018 is Ultra Violet. For many, Ultra Violet is not an easy color to wear. You must have a cool and somewhat bright complexion or you will look ghostly wearing it. Read More

Downsizing in Retirement: Purging My Closet, Office and Bathroom and Learning to Breathe Again
2 months ago

Downsizing in Retirement: Purging My Closet, Office and Bathroom and Learning to Breathe Again

I love the change of seasons because it gives me an opportunity to do one of my favorite things: purge my closet. The good thing about purging one’s closet at the beginning of the season is that the things you get rid of are still wearable by someone else. Read More

Too Lazy to Shop for Clothes? You Are Not Alone!
4 months ago

Too Lazy to Shop for Clothes? You Are Not Alone!

My question is: Why do you think of yourself as lazy? Often, what we think is laziness is just a natural response to uncertainty or insecurity. Read More

Tired of Buying New Clothes? Look Good in the Ones You Already Have!
7 months ago

Tired of Buying New Clothes? Look Good in the Ones You Already Have!

When we see models come down the runway, by design the first thing we notice is what they are wearing. The designers want the clothes to take center stage. That’s why they pick tall, thin and mostly very young models who act as human “hangers.” They don’t get in the way of the design. Read More

3 Lessons for Going the Distance in Life After 60
8 months ago

3 Lessons for Going the Distance in Life After 60

Since this isn’t one of my blogs about fashion I thought I’d write a nondescript title to see who was paying attention, because, frankly, that’s what going the distance is about: paying attention to how we feel at any one time. Read More

5 Fabulously Fashionable Alternatives to High Heels for Women Over 60
10 months ago

5 Fabulously Fashionable Alternatives to High Heels for Women Over 60

Well, let’s just get one thing right on the table: almost every outfit just looks better with high heels. They lengthen your legs, they make for better visual proportions, and they add an element of chic to anything they’re worn with…
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Fashion After 50: Common Color Mistakes Almost All of Us Make
12 months ago

Fashion After 50: Common Color Mistakes Almost All of Us Make

One of the most important ways to stay visible as we age is by wearing color, especially wearing it near our faces. Read More

Why Are Women Over 50 Still Insecure About How They Look?
1 year ago

Why Are Women Over 50 Still Insecure About How They Look?

Last spring, I began interviewing women over 50, 60, 70 and 80 for a video series about the importance of staying visible as we age. Read More

Do We Really Need More Clothes? Is Fashion Over 60 About Quality or Quantity?
1 year ago

Do We Really Need More Clothes? Is Fashion Over 60 About Quality or Quantity?

Recently, a client asked me to go through her husband’s closet with her to see what he had selected to discard. Her husband commented, “My polo shirts alone will last me for the rest of my life.”

I was quite taken aback. I had never thought about someone’s wardrobe in terms of its longevity before. But clearly, he had a point. Do we really need much after a certain age? Who are we trying to impress? What would we rather spend our money on? Read More

Throwback Fashions Are Hot for Women Over 60 This Autumn
1 year ago

Throwback Fashions Are Hot for Women Over 60 This Autumn

We typically expect autumn to be the season when we pack away our linens and break out more of our traditional comfortable woolies in familiar neutrals, with the occasional bright pink or spring green cashmere thrown in just for fun. We wear them with wool pants, dark pencil skirts or plaids. Read More

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