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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
Do Your Clothes Spark Joy After 50? (Do They Have to?)
2 weeks 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
1 month 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
4 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

When in Rome… or Paris? Exploring Fashion After 60 in Two Style Capitals
5 months ago

When in Rome… or Paris? Exploring Fashion After 60 in Two Style Capitals

Unless you are a native Parisian or Roman, your idea of a great escape might just be a trip to… Paris or Rome! And if you don’t want to be pegged as a tourist, here are some tips about what to pack so that you can more fully experience the fantasy of living there. Read More

How to Dress Like a Royal… on a Commoner’s Budget
6 months ago

How to Dress Like a Royal… on a Commoner’s Budget

You may have noticed that there’s a fresh fashion breeze flowing through Buckingham Palace these days. It arrived on the wings of the two latest royals: the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. Read More

Blast from the Past! How Vintage Clothing is Experiencing a Fashion Revival
7 months ago

Blast from the Past! How Vintage Clothing is Experiencing a Fashion Revival

If you’ve been following fashion lately, you’ve noticed that there is an 80s nostalgia phase in full swing: big shoulders, dramatic silhouettes (Grace Jones redux, anyone?), exaggerated ruffles, shiny and see-through fabrics… and did I mention big shoulders? Read More

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