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Pantone’s 2020 Colors for Fall/Winter And How To Wear Them
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Pantone’s 2020 Colors for Fall/Winter And How To Wear Them

Every year Pantone comes up with what they call the “Color of the Year.” Then, they add on an entire palette of colors for the upcoming season. This means you’ll likely be seeing a lot of all these colors in ads, home furnishings, and of course, fashion. And when we… Read More
  • Andrea Pflaumer |
  • September 1, 2020
how to accessorize
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How to Accessorize and Renew Your Wardrobe

Although a lot of fashion retailers are practically giving away their merchandise, many women are reluctant to shell out money on clothing right now. But at least we can look. There is delight in seeing what’s on the horizon. It helps us imagine a more hopeful future. That’s the essence… Read More
  • Andrea Pflaumer |
  • May 17, 2020
Beauty & Fashion

Gone Gray? Here Are Your Best Colors to Wear

Many Prime Women have decided to go “natural” by no longer coloring their hair. But many of my clients are confused about which colors to wear once their hair starts turning gray. Should they go for brighter colors? Should they stick to neutrals or for lighter shades? The answer is:… Read More
  • Andrea Pflaumer |
  • January 10, 2020
How much skin is too much to show?
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How Much Skin Should You Show beyond 50?

They’re at it again. At the runway shows, red carpets and on Instagram, you’re seeing young women in see-through chiffon blouses – with no bra. When did this become a “thing?” Now, really, can you imagine standing around chatting at a cocktail party in one of those tops and having… Read More
  • Andrea Pflaumer |
  • October 11, 2019
Kimono Jackets are a style-enhancer for women over 50
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The Kimono Jacket – A style enhancer for women over 50

Kimono Jackets Add Style and Sophistication They’re beautiful, they’re popular, and they can really enhance an outfit. It doesn’t hurt that they also cover your bum or side lumps. We’re talking about the kimono jacket. You’ll see them everywhere right now — in colors and patterns to suit just about… Read More
  • Andrea Pflaumer |
  • July 29, 2019
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Beautiful Blouses for the Spring and Summer

One of the best ways to add freshness to a spring and summer wardrobe is to add a beautiful, trendy new blouse or two. A great blouse can transform many well-loved basic pieces. It can make you feel very fashion forward without having to revamp your wardrobe. That, of course,… Read More
  • Andrea Pflaumer |
  • May 14, 2019
Lookbook

Swimwear for Women Over (or Nearing) 50: Suits for Every Body Type

After this wild, epic winter our thoughts turn to more peaceful, relaxing days ahead: lazing on sandy beaches, lounging by crystal pools, taking refreshing dips in cool lakes, oh, and competing in those triathalons...(why not? Swimwear for women has come a long way, baby!) Well, let’s help make those fantasies… Read More
  • Andrea Pflaumer |
  • April 3, 2019
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5 Spring 2019 Fashion Trends

As we shake off the winter doldrums and look to the spring, there is a lot to be joyful about in the fashion world. And thankfully, none of the spring 2019 fashion trends are so geared to the youth market that we can’t embrace it. Cheerful Color This year’s colors… Read More
  • Andrea Pflaumer |
  • March 3, 2019
8 Closet Essentials for Women over (or Nearing) 50
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8 Closet Essentials for the Women Over (Or Nearing) 50

If you’ve gotten caught up in the Konmari craze and are keeping only the wardrobe pieces that “spark joy,” you either have a highly curated, wearable wardrobe of things you love…or possibly a lot of gaps in closet essentials. If the latter, or if you just want to freshen up… Read More
  • Andrea Pflaumer |
  • February 13, 2019
Color of the Year
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Pantone’s Cheery and Bright Color of the Year: Living Coral

When we’re in the throes of the winter doldrums, simply leafing through those glorious spring flower catalogs lifts us out of our despair and transports us to a more hopeful time ahead. Well, this year, the folks at Pantone (whom I have, perhaps unkindly, called the “color mafia”) have done… Read More
  • Andrea Pflaumer |
  • January 9, 2019
Bling Jewelry Feature
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Time to Shine: Get Your Bling On

The holidays are the time of year when we put ourselves last, but giving ourselves a little gift of bling jewelry can definitely uplift our spirits. Here’s some justification for you: a little bit of new sparkle and shine can dress up an old outfit so you don’t have to… Read More
  • Andrea Pflaumer |
  • November 10, 2018
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Tempting Trends We Can’t Resist

When it comes to fashion over 50, there are some really fun trends this year that will make your fall – and your winter – a lot cozier and hipper. In general, things have gone mega this year:  bold patterns, stylized booties, and oversized coats, wraps, and boyfriend-type jackets. As… Read More
  • Andrea Pflaumer |
  • October 27, 2018

About Andrea Pflaumer

Andrea Pflaumer is a shopping consultant, stylist, and the author of Shopping for the Real You, She’s Got Good Jeans, and the 10-lesson (free) Highbrow online course, Lazy Person's Guide To A Perfect Wardrobe. She blogs at her website and posts regularly on her Facebook and Pinterest.