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Andrea Pflaumer is the author of the Amazon best-selling book, Shopping for the Real You, and an e-book, She’s Got Good Jeans. She has been a regular contributor to Sixty and Me for more than five years and blogs from her home in the San Francisco Bay area. Her most popular online course is Discovering Your Inner Style: an Adventure in Dressing Authentically.

Latest Posts By Andrea Pflaumer

4 weeks ago

Shrinking? Expanding? 5 Tips for Looking Taller and Slimmer

The holidays are behind us and some of us might find things fitting a little snug. Also, if you’ve found that you’re taking more things to the tailor for shortening you’re not alone. Gravity and bone loss are real at our age. We can start losing bone density…

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2 months ago

Shopping Challenges – And Solutions – For Petite Mature Women

Let me just start by saying, I feel your pain. On a good day I measure 5’1”. And here’s a little FYI to clothing manufacturers: the average height for women in both the US and the UK is 5’3” or 161.6 cm. So designers, you’re missing a HUGE demographic!

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3 months ago

Inexpensive Ways to Bling Up Your Holiday Outfits

This time of year, we look for ways to bring in brightness and light for the holiday season. (And we could really use some brightness and light right about now!) One way we do this is by blinging up our holiday outfits…

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3 months ago

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

Some years ago, I decided to interview women over 50, 60, 70 and 80 for a video series about the importance of staying visible as we age. It was the most challenging project I had ever done. For one thing, becoming visible – on camera…

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4 months ago

“New” Old Fashion Trends

This past week my husband and I watched the original version of The Pink Panther again, a film that was released in 1963 starring the wonderful Peter Sellers. Yes, it was pretty silly (that was the point, after all) but it still was a lot of fun, especially to revisit…

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6 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. The entire fashion industry is based on insecurity. The entire fashion industry is based on insecurity…

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6 months ago

Does Minimalist Style Make Us Invisible?

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about minimalist fashion. At its core, it can be described as a Classic, unadorned, neutral-colored, or solid-colored, wardrobe made up of high-quality interchangeable pieces and little to no “logo” accessories…

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8 months ago

7 Packing Tips for Summer Travel

Vacations in the summer months usually involve traveling to warmer destinations where we can just let go and relax. But preparing for any travel can be anything but relaxing. So here are some fundamental things to consider…

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9 months ago

When Should You Give Away Your Jewelry? (VIDEO)

My mother had a fabulous collection of what is now called “fashion” jewelry, much of it acquired through her sister’s costume jewelry company. One of the greatest thrills of my childhood was walking through the aisles of stacked wooden drawers at my aunt’s…

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11 months ago

Can You “Buy” Good Fashion Taste?

In a book review about good taste, Jeffrey Felner, the witty and often acerbic arbiter of fashion, suggested that, yes, you can learn tricks to develop your personal style, but taste isn’t something you can learn; you’re either born with it or you’re not….

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