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Sometimes —or maybe, all the time— shopping is just plain difficult. But Berkeley-based author Andrea Pflaumer is here to help with her new book, Shopping for the Real You. Don't mistake Andrea as another fashion expert with an unattainable level of style: She wrote this book based on her own intimidation and insecurities with the art of dressing. And she tells the SF Examiner that much of her information was sourced from Oakland-based Personal Style Counselors and its director John Kitchener.
If you have lingering questions after reading this tome and its practical guide to a better wardrobe, then stop into Orinda Books (276 Village Square, Orinda) this Thursday, October 2 at 7pm to meet the author. She'll be on hand to field questions and sign copies. If the in-person interaction isn't enough, you can follow the book's Facebook page for Andrea's running commentary on current trends in the fashion industry.
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