Summer Preview 2011 Letter from Robin

By on April 13, 2011, in Letters from Robin, Soft Surroundings

Kurta TeeHello again!

Every April I am lucky enough to travel around France to my favorite cities and hill towns absorbing inspiration. I get to really take time to appreciate the beauty of the countryside and the exquisite attention to detail the French are so famous for. Of course, the perfect croissant is never far from my mind. And you’d be amazed at how many ideas are realized simply by taking in their incredible, centuries-old culture. They just do it all right!

Toile de L'eau CollectionSo our collection reflects that same “joie de vivre” that is the very essence of Soft Surroundings. Lighter than air apparel, sometimes bold in color, sometimes just a whisper. We’re especially excited by our bedding that brings lovely layering right into your dreams. As always, there are new beauty secrets that help you look as young as you feel. And that, my friends, is what this season is really all about.


President and Founder
Soft Surroundings

  • Julia

    I love everything at Soft Surrounding!

    The quality is superb , everything is so tasteful and beautiful! Everything I see I want…

    Kind regards, Julia

  • Sandi

    Hi Robin –

    I have been a huge fan and a loyal customer of Soft Surroundings for quite a number of years. Most of my wardrobe is SS ! Thank you for understanding style and fit so well! I have a request, and it may apply to many other customers in my age group (50+). I have recently attended a number of weddings, and there are more on the horizon as children of my relatives and friends get married: PLEASE can you begin to carry some apparel that is just a bit more appropriate as evening or special occasion wear? I keep going back to the SS website and catalogue in the wish that I would find something like that, but I don’t think it is a part of your niche at the moment. I think I am going to purchase the Costa Rica skirt for an upcoming wedding, and I love it, but it is just a tad casual. What are your views on this?
    PS – I am really sick of scanning high end websites for dresses and can only find form fitting sleeveless or strapless dresses! Can’t designers get with the program? I did wear those when I was in my 20’s 30’s and 40’s – it’s not so easy anymore !! 🙂

    Thank you so much,

    • Soft Surroundings


      Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments. We are thrilled that you enjoy our clothing. While our style is on the casual side, that is not to say that Soft Surroundings clothing cannot be worn at a special occasion. We have actually had one mother of a bride send us a picture of her in her daughter’s wedding in Mexico, while wearing one of our skirts!

      She looks beautiful and the Soft Surroundings Oceanside Skirt and Top looks gorgeous on the beach. I hope you can find a beautiful skirt that you can wear to the wedding. And we would love it if you would share the picture with us!

      Thank you!

  • Linda

    Robin, this is the first time seeing your website. Absolutely love your site, your clothing and your tips. Great job!! I have been looking for clothes that will help hide the extra 15 pounds I now carry around my mid section and can’t seem to get rind of. Your tops seem to be the perfect solution. Again, great clothing line and nice job on the website!! Linda Trousdale

  • Mary Lee

    Hello Robin,
    My closet is full of SS clothes, some a real bargain and some way overpriced. However I have never failed to receive compliements while wearing your clothes. I have also never been as frustrated as I am now. I have been on the site for 2 nights trying to fid a dress that you have been carrying twice a year for some time. I thought it was called the Harem dress and it comes both sleeveless and with long comes in Khaki,sage,ble and I believe another clor. I believe it is a summer and fall item. I do NOT care for this new set up. I searched by name then tried searching by summer. The results I received for summer were leather gloves, sweathers, a long chasmere dress ( really for summer?), velvet, need I go on. I attempted to minimize so I could look in thr regular catalog but I’m still in the outlet. My inclination is to dump the $350+ and move on since that is specifically what I’m shopping for. Any suggestions?
    Mary Lee

    • Soft Surroundings

      Dear Mary,

      Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am terribly sorry you encountered such trouble while searching our website. We take all customer feedback very seriously and will certainly be looking into this.

      I believe, from your description, you are looking for our Sandwashed Dress (item 20819). It comes in all of the colors you mention below as well as black. We are not currently offering it in our Spring catalog, but do still have some units in stock. If you’d like to order it, I welcome you to contact our customer care team at 888.414.7638. They will take good care of you.

      We appreciate your business and you taking the time to reach out to us. Please drop in anytime!


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