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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
How to Tie a Scarf Like a Pro: Older Women Rock the Style
5 days 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

Welcoming the 2020s! What Fashion Has in Store for Women Over 60
3 weeks 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?
2 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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Downsizing in Retirement: Purging My Closet, Office and Bathroom and Learning to Breathe Again
2 months 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. Read More

5 Trendy Fall Accessories to Make a Mature Woman Bloom This Season
2 months ago

5 Trendy Fall Accessories to Make a Mature Woman Bloom This Season

When the weather turns chilly, we have a tendency to throw on anything – or everything – that will simply keep the elements at bay. The challenge, though, is how to do that without looking like an overstuffed sofa…
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Throwback Fashions Are Hot for Women Over 60 This Autumn
3 months 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)
3 months 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!
7 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
8 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
9 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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