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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
Fashion Over 60 Doesn’t Require You to Wear a Costume
4 years ago

Fashion Over 60 Doesn’t Require You to Wear a Costume

Although older women are becoming more visible in the world of fashion, I fear that we are also becoming somewhat fetishized in the press and on social media. I chalk that up to the enormous popularity of Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style Blog. Read More

Do Men Still See Women Over 60? More Importantly, Do We Still See Ourselves?
4 years ago

Do Men Still See Women Over 60? More Importantly, Do We Still See Ourselves?

Several years ago, while out shopping with a close friend, we had a somewhat disturbing conversation. This friend is about 18 months older than I and, at the time, had just turned 60. Read More

Can You “Buy” Good Fashion Taste?
4 years ago

Can You “Buy” Good Fashion Taste?

In a recent 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. Read More

Are Older Women Showing Too Much Skin?
4 years ago

Are Older Women Showing Too Much Skin?

Well into her late 70s, Elaine Stritch, the boozy-throated Broadway legend, performed her award-winning one-woman cabaret show, wearing a simple outfit: black high heels, black sheer stockings and a thigh-length white silk blouse, unbuttoned to reveal her cleavage. It went with the whole package of who she was. Read More