Soft Surroundings

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(Naperville, Illinois)

Soft Surroundings – Part 2 of 3

Fashion Trends and Friends were thrilled to receive an email asking if we’d be interested in collaborating with Soft Surroundings…well let us think about it – YES!  We each were given the opportunity to select a top, pants, jewelry item and shoes from the Soft Surroundings Fall Transition Line.  How fun and exciting is that?!  We jumped at the opportunity!  Last week Julie showed you what she chose, I’ll show you my choices this week and next week Cindy will preview her choices!  This was a pretty easy assignment as I was already a Soft Surroundings fan!  I did however approach the project a little differently from Julie and Cindy.  Instead of looking to create an outfit I chose pieces that I could mix and match with other things in my closet.


I chose the Wanderer top.  This tee-weight slub top is light and breathable in pure cotton, with a cardigan’s snap-front panache and relaxed side slits. Front princess seams, long sleeves. Cotton. 27″ long.  It is shown in Canyon Red but I preferred the Vintage Black.  This fabric is so soft!  It feels great on your skin!


Like Julie, Soft Surroundings 5 Pocket Pull on Leggings was my pant choice but I selected them in white.   White pants and shorts are my fashion uniform for the summer.  However if white isn’t for you they come in six other colors!  You are sure to find one you like.  They have a real button and fake zipper front but the waist is actually elastic and they pull up like leggings.  Genius!  In the picture below I’ve combined the Wanderer top and 5 Pocket Pull on Leggings for a casual Friday office look but I can wear each with many other pieces in my closet!


I couldn’t resist this Terre Necklace!  It is only available now in black stone and ivory.  I chose it in brown and ivory.  They are both beautiful!  The neutral tones make it easily wearable.

I love this top and wanted to transition it to fall.  So I paired it with jeans, booties and this awesome necklace and voila I have a great fall look!


To say I fell in love with these Paydon Sneakers is an understatement!  I love everything about them but especially the tassels!  It is a shoe like this that takes an outfit from ordinary to wow what a cute outfit!!  I paired them with white jeans and a denim shirt to run errands and they put a little something extra in my step!


Soft Surroundings – Naperville, Illinois

Julie and I went to Soft Surroundings in Naperville, IL.  What a beautiful store!  Our intent was to exchange sizes on a couple of items and well, you know what happened next.  Here are a few of the things I had to buy!  I love this Perfect Layers Top!  For girls like me with a chubby middle it is a really great choice because the layers flow away from the waist and hide a million sins!

I also had to have these great Metro Leggings.  They come in nine different colors. I liked them because of the fit and the comfort of the elastic waistband.  I must say I would never wear them as shown below.  I will wear them with a longer top that covers the waist and hides the elastic waist band.

Although I didn’t buy the top below I loved it.  I just wasn’t sure where I would wear it.  Julie also tried it on and it looked amazing on her too!


Thank you Soft Surroundings for asking Fashion Trends and Friends to partner with you.  We were already fans and had a wonderful experience and appreciate the opportunity to review your Fall Transition Line!

Which item was your favorite?  Return next week for part 3 in our 3 part series for Cindy’s fall transition picks!




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