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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
Enjoying the Rest of Our Summer – With Fun Accessories
2 months ago

Enjoying the Rest of Our Summer – With Fun Accessories

I don’t know about you, but I want my summer back! My REAL summer. Not the abbreviated, still-slightly-scary lockdown summer. I want that beach vacation! I want that stroll through St. Peter’s Square in my sandals and flowing sundress…
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Are You a Frankie or a Grace? A Signature Style Can Speak a Lot About Your Personality
3 months ago

Are You a Frankie or a Grace? A Signature Style Can Speak a Lot About Your Personality

The stay-at-home order and social unrest has made all of us a little wacky… and turned a lot of us slightly feral. (I took a scissors to my own hair this past week… that’s why you won’t see any current photos of me!) One important escape…
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Finding Fashion Deals After 60: When Is a Bargain Not a Bargain
4 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

Clothes to Make You Look Slimmer When You Need to Be Fashionable Again
5 months ago

Clothes to Make You Look Slimmer When You Need to Be Fashionable Again

Ladies, step away from the chocolates. Step away from the cookies. The quarantine will end, and we will all emerge from it a little, well, juicier than we were before…
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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. That’s the thing about good accessories…
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Boost Your Fun Meter When a Bad Hair Day Strikes! Wear Headbands! (Video)
6 months ago

Boost Your Fun Meter When a Bad Hair Day Strikes! Wear Headbands! (Video)

You know those days: one piece of hair sticks out awkwardly; what is supposed to be full on the top or sides lies flat; the curl goes in the wrong direction on one side; your hair just looks like a limp dishrag…
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Embrace Staying Young at Heart After 60…Through Fashion!
7 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?)
7 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

Welcoming the 2020s! What Fashion Has in Store for Women Over 60
8 months ago

Welcoming the 2020s! What Fashion Has in Store for Women Over 60

If you’re the kind of person who hangs on to favorite clothing items from your youth – fringe from the 70s, utility jumpsuits from the 80s, boyfriend blazers from the 90s – you’re in luck. What’s old is new again…
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Why Are Women Over 50 Still Insecure About How They Look?
10 months ago

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

Last spring, I began interviewing 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 – myself, at nearly 70…
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