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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
What Older Women Can Learn from Iris Apfel About Fashion… and Life!
9 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
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

Teaching Style to Your Grandchildren: Fun Shopping with the Next Generation
11 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
12 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

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

4 Holiday Fashion Trends That Strike the Deal for Older Women
1 year ago

4 Holiday Fashion Trends That Strike the Deal for Older Women

The fashion world certainly seems to have gotten the memo that women over 60 don’t want to be boxed into any category that says “dowdy” or “boring.” But sometimes we have to make the effort to prove that it’s true. Read More

Let’s Shop Dresses! 9 Unusual Places That Carry Stylish Dresses for Older Women
1 year ago

Let’s Shop Dresses! 9 Unusual Places That Carry Stylish Dresses for Older Women

Based on the images we see in advertising and social media, you might conclude that once we turn 60 we never wear dresses or skirts again. Mostly, you’ll see older women wearing trousers, flowing palazzo-type pants, pant suits or longer tunic tops over skinny pants or jeans. Read More

When in Rome… or Paris? Exploring Fashion After 60 in Two Style Capitals
2 years ago

When in Rome… or Paris? Exploring Fashion After 60 in Two Style Capitals

Unless you are a native Parisian or Roman, your idea of a great escape might just be a trip to… Paris or Rome! And if you don’t want to be pegged as a tourist, here are some tips about what to pack so that you can more fully experience the fantasy of living there. Read More

How to Dress Like a Royal… on a Commoner’s Budget
2 years ago

How to Dress Like a Royal… on a Commoner’s Budget

You may have noticed that there’s a fresh fashion breeze flowing through Buckingham Palace these days. It arrived on the wings of the two latest royals: the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. Read More

Blast from the Past! How Vintage Clothing is Experiencing a Fashion Revival
2 years ago

Blast from the Past! How Vintage Clothing is Experiencing a Fashion Revival

If you’ve been following fashion lately, you’ve noticed that there is an 80s nostalgia phase in full swing: big shoulders, dramatic silhouettes (Grace Jones redux, anyone?), exaggerated ruffles, shiny and see-through fabrics… and did I mention big shoulders? Read More