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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
Finding Fashion Deals After 60: When Is a Bargain Not a Bargain
1 month ago

Finding Fashion Deals After 60: When Is a Bargain Not a Bargain

Unless you are hyper vigilant about your spending habits or living on a tight budget you’ve probably had the experience of buying something you didn’t expect to buy simply because you found it on sale. Now, there are many good reasons for doing so. Read More

Teaching Style to Your Grandchildren: Fun Shopping with the Next Generation
2 months ago

Teaching Style to Your Grandchildren: Fun Shopping with the Next Generation

Not all that long ago, women over 60 were relegated to the hinterlands of style. Phrases like “dressing like your grandma” or “dressing like an old lady” were the unkindest dig one could make about someone’s attire…
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5+ Comfortable and Stylish Spring Shoes for Women Over 50
3 months ago

5+ Comfortable and Stylish Spring Shoes for Women Over 50

If we’re talking about comfortable and stylish shoes, we need to say something right off the bat. The “slides” have to go. Read More

Embrace Staying Young at Heart After 60…Through Fashion!
4 months ago

Embrace Staying Young at Heart After 60…Through Fashion!

Actress and model Isabella Rossellini told a story a few years ago about an incident that occurred with her while she was perusing items at an antique store. Read More

Do Your Clothes Spark Joy After 50? (Do They Have to?)
5 months ago

Do Your Clothes Spark Joy After 50? (Do They Have to?)

A lot of people, including myself, have fallen hard for the “Konmari” craze. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, the trend – which has spread like wildfire – is the result of the enormous success of Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Read More

How to Tie a Scarf Like a Pro: Older Women Rock the Style
5 months ago

How to Tie a Scarf Like a Pro: Older Women Rock the Style

For anyone, really, but particularly for those of us over 60, wearing a beautiful scarf is a fabulous and very effective way to brighten up, freshen up, and liven up any outfit. It can also complete a look. Read More

4 Ways to Bling Up Your Holiday Attire: Advice for Mature Women with Style
6 months ago

4 Ways to Bling Up Your Holiday Attire: Advice for Mature Women with Style

In the Northern Hemisphere, this is the darkest time of the year. So, naturally, we want to bring in the light! And what better way to do that than with a little sparkle and shine for the holidays? Read More

4 Holiday Fashion Trends That Strike the Deal for Older Women
8 months ago

4 Holiday Fashion Trends That Strike the Deal for Older Women

The fashion world certainly seems to have gotten the memo that women over 60 don’t want to be boxed into any category that says “dowdy” or “boring.” But sometimes we have to make the effort to prove that it’s true. Read More

Throwback Fashions Are Hot for Women Over 60 This Autumn
8 months 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

Let’s Shop Dresses! 9 Unusual Places That Carry Stylish Dresses for Older Women
8 months ago

Let’s Shop Dresses! 9 Unusual Places That Carry Stylish Dresses for Older Women

Based on the images we see in advertising and social media, you might conclude that once we turn 60 we never wear dresses or skirts again. Mostly, you’ll see older women wearing trousers, flowing palazzo-type pants, pant suits or longer tunic tops over skinny pants or jeans. Read More