Andrea Pflaumer, author of the Amazon best-selling book Shopping for the Real You, writes and blogs from her home in Northern California. Her first online course in the Fashion Perfection series is entitled: Discovering Your Inner Style: An Adventure in Dressing Authentically.

Latest Posts By Andrea Pflaumer

2 weeks ago

Taking Fashion Inspiration from Icons Over 70

Last month we explored what we can wear after we turn 70. But that begs the question, “Who dresses like me? Where can I find some inspiration?” As with any marginalized group, older women are disproportionately under-represented in the media…

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3 weeks 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…

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2 months ago

Nighties and PJs for Older Women

Recently, one of my readers posted her answers to one of those Facebook quizzes (where you actually reveal all kinds of personal information for marketers.) Her answer for the “what do you wear to bed” question was “nothing”…

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2 months ago

How to Update a Wardrobe After 70

For most of us, what we wore in our 60s was not all that different from what we wore in our 50s, at least not through much of our 50s. Maybe that’s because, as a savvy friend of mine suggests, the demarcation lines of how we see ourselves…

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4 months ago

Does Our Style Change as We Age?

You might feel that the pandemic has accelerated the changes you see in the mirror. If you haven’t seen your friends for a year, it can be a bit of a shock to discover just how much they might have changed. Recently, I wrote to check in on a friend…

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6 months ago

Swimwear Options for Women Over 60

The subject of swimsuits creates anxiety for a lot of women. Time and gravity do take their toll. And waistlines disappear. So let’s look at some of the trends in swimsuit fashion and consider how they might work for different body types…

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7 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…

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7 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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8 months ago

Does “Pastel” say “Old Lady?”

How many of us carry memories of our grandmothers – or other elders – wearing knit (often hand-knit) pastel cardigans, their homes filled with dried flower arrangements, cut glass candy dishes filled with hard candies, the aroma of scented…

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9 months ago

Spring’s “Girly” Styles: Would You Wear Them?

Maybe it’s because of world tensions. Maybe it’s because we’re just tired of looking frumpy. But fashion this spring seems to have done a one-eighty. Oh, yes, you will still see the more masculine and aggressive exaggerated shapes and styles…

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