Andrea Pflaumer, author of the Amazon best-selling book Shopping for the Real You, writes and blogs from her home in Northern California. Her first online course in the Fashion Perfection series is entitled: Discovering Your Inner Style: An Adventure in Dressing Authentically.

Latest Posts By Andrea Pflaumer

1 year ago

Nighties and PJs for Older Women

Recently, one of my readers posted her answers to one of those Facebook quizzes (where you actually reveal all kinds of personal information for marketers.) Her answer for the “what do you wear to bed” question was “nothing”…

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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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. That’s the thing about good accessories…

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3 years 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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