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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
How to Dress Like a Royal… on a Commoner’s Budget
4 days 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
3 weeks 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
3 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

Fashion After 50: How the Clothes and Colors You Wear Can Affect Your Mood and Behavior
4 months ago

Fashion After 50: How the Clothes and Colors You Wear Can Affect Your Mood and Behavior

Years ago, there was a guy who lived at a halfway house down the street from a friend of mine. He had some quirky habits but was known to be a very cheerful character. Read More

Do You Still Wear Jeans? Add Some Sparkle to Your Favorite Pair!
6 months ago

Do You Still Wear Jeans? Add Some Sparkle to Your Favorite Pair!

On just about every Instagram account of young celebrities you’ll find images of them wearing jeans: super skinnies, boot-cuts, flares (a new take on our beloved bottoms), boyfriends, etc. One might get the impression that jeans were the exclusive domain of the young. Read More

Fashion After 60 Shouldn’t Be Dull! What Colors Do You Wear?
7 months 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
9 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!
11 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!
1 year 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
1 year 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

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