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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
Can You “Buy” Good Fashion Taste?
15 hours 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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Are Older Women Showing Too Much Skin?
1 month ago

Are Older Women Showing Too Much Skin?

Not long ago the eternally sexy Susan Sarandon appeared at an awards ceremony wearing a white tuxedo pantsuit, with lapels cut almost to her waist, revealing a good portion of her cleavage. Her bust was covered by a black bra/bustier…
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What Is in Your Retirement Wardrobe?
1 month ago

What Is in Your Retirement Wardrobe?

Except for front line workers and clerks (and God bless all of you who are) a lot of us have been experiencing a form of “retirement,” during the pandemic lockdown. We’ve been relegated to living in sweats and athleisure outfits…
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Pantone’s Color(s) of the Year: “Ultimate Gray” and “Illuminating”
3 months ago

Pantone’s Color(s) of the Year: “Ultimate Gray” and “Illuminating”

Each year, the Pantone Color Institute studies trends and tendencies in society, marketing, fashion, and even politics to come up with what they call the “Color of the Year.” But this year they picked two colors…
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Holiday Fashion for At-Home Celebrations (VIDEO)
4 months ago

Holiday Fashion for At-Home Celebrations (VIDEO)

Christmas and New Year are upon us. A lot of you are not feeling it. You may have a lot of reasons to stay in hiding! But here’s some advice: don’t! If you have gotten comfortable with your endless routine of…
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Hippie Trends That Are Back! Can Women Over 60 Wear Them?
5 months ago

Hippie Trends That Are Back! Can Women Over 60 Wear Them?

In fashion this year we are seeing a return to some of the hippie trends of our past. Maybe after all the restrictions and shutdowns and social turmoil, we’re longing for the freedom and hope we felt in the 60s that was reflected…
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Enjoying the Rest of Our Summer – With Fun Accessories
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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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