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

Blast from the Past! How Vintage Clothing is Experiencing a Fashion Revival
3 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

Fashion After 60 Shouldn’t Be Dull! What Colors Do You Wear?
3 years ago

Fashion After 60 Shouldn’t Be Dull! What Colors Do You Wear?

If you follow the annual Pantone Color of the Year announcements, you no doubt heard that the color for 2018 is Ultra Violet. For many, Ultra Violet is not an easy color to wear. You must have a cool and somewhat bright complexion or you will look ghostly wearing it. Read More

Too Lazy to Shop for Clothes? You Are Not Alone!
3 years ago

Too Lazy to Shop for Clothes? You Are Not Alone!

My question is: Why do you think of yourself as lazy? Often, what we think is laziness is just a natural response to uncertainty or insecurity. Read More

Tired of Buying New Clothes? Look Good in the Ones You Already Have!
4 years ago

Tired of Buying New Clothes? Look Good in the Ones You Already Have!

When we see models come down the runway, by design the first thing we notice is what they are wearing. The designers want the clothes to take center stage. That’s why they pick tall, thin and mostly very young models who act as human “hangers.” They don’t get in the way of the design. Read More

3 Lessons for Going the Distance in Life After 60
4 years ago

3 Lessons for Going the Distance in Life After 60

Since this isn’t one of my blogs about fashion I thought I’d write a nondescript title to see who was paying attention, because, frankly, that’s what going the distance is about: paying attention to how we feel at any one time. Read More

5 Fabulously Fashionable Alternatives to High Heels for Women Over 60
4 years ago

5 Fabulously Fashionable Alternatives to High Heels for Women Over 60

Well, let’s just get one thing right on the table: almost every outfit just looks better with high heels. They lengthen your legs, they make for better visual proportions, and they add an element of chic to anything they’re worn with…
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