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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
Throwback Fashions Are Hot for Women Over 60 This Autumn
6 days 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

6 Knit Wear Pieces that Don’t Scream “Old Lady” (Photos)
1 week ago

6 Knit Wear Pieces that Don’t Scream “Old Lady” (Photos)

The time is approaching to break out the woollies! For those of us in the northern hemisphere, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. That means we get to cozy up around the fireplace…
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What Older Women Can Learn from Iris Apfel About Fashion… and Life!
4 months ago

What Older Women Can Learn from Iris Apfel About Fashion… and Life!

Before 96-year-old Iris Apfel made a splash on social media just over five years ago, hardly anyone had ever heard of her. Today she is almost a household name among fashionistas, influencers, and lovers of life…
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Finding Fashion Deals After 60: When Is a Bargain Not a Bargain
5 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

Teaching Style to Your Grandchildren: Fun Shopping with the Next Generation
5 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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5+ Comfortable and Stylish Spring Shoes for Women Over 50
7 months ago

5+ Comfortable and Stylish Spring Shoes for Women Over 50

If we’re talking about comfortable and stylish shoes, we need to say something right off the bat. The “slides” have to go. Read More

Embrace Staying Young at Heart After 60…Through Fashion!
8 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?)
9 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

How to Tie a Scarf Like a Pro: Older Women Rock the Style
9 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. Read More

4 Ways to Bling Up Your Holiday Attire: Advice for Mature Women with Style
10 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