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Holiday Style, Glitz and Glamour

By on November 11, 2011, in Fashion Trends, Holiday, Soft Surroundings

What to Wear to that Holiday Party

With the winter holidays just around the corner, you know what that means. . . yes, we need to get ready for Black Friday shopping, and yes, we need to think about where we are having Thanksgiving dinner – our house or Aunt Claire’s?  The list goes on and on of things to do and preparations that need to be made as we gear up for our annual festivities. One oft-forgotten-until-the-last-minute item is WHAT exactly are we wearing to our neighbor’s annual Christmas party, which is YIKES, the first weekend in December?  Don’t wait until a few hours before the shindig to try to piece something together (unless you enjoy panic ). Rather, Soft Surroundings is here to help you plan out that phenomenal outfit that will make you feel amazing and full of the holiday spirit. Let’s get started!

The “All About the Season” Look Glam Tunic

Many of us love to take the opportunity during the winter holidays to really look in-the-season!  And that is wonderful, as long as it’s done right. We recommend pairing a sparkly top in silver/gray, black or gold-tones with black pants or a black skirt for the perfect amount of holiday glitz. Add simple hoop or teardrop earrings and a pair of comfortable dress shoes – your ensemble is complete and sure to WOW!


Enchanted Evening Sweater


Shop these sparkly tops:

Glam Tunic

Enchanted Evening Sweater

Glitterati Tunic

Glitter Topper

All That Glitters Tank

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The Luxurious Look

Few fabrics say “luxury” like velvet, so it’s no surprise that velvet has traditionally been associated with nobility since the 14th Century. Fast-forward several hundred years, and velvet still has the power to make us feel like royalty. Adorn yourself in stunning velvet apparel – whether a crushed velvet embroidered jacket or a long floor-grazing silk velvet skirt – and let the holiday magic begin! Ottoman JacketSilk Velvet SkirtShop all Soft Surroundings’ velvet apparel.


The “Keep it Simple” Look

For some of us, we prefer to keep it simple with classic styles. You know, those styles that are always fashionable, no matter what the decade. These apparel times are in classic, neutral colors and feature drapes that flatter our feminineLuxury Crepe Top and Pant curves.  Add contrast and holiday sparkle with gold-toned or silver belts, and dangly earrings.  Don’t be too surprised if your daughter copycats you on these stylish looks!

A black dress never goes out of style!  Fringe is always fun and the look can be varied with different accessories. Trade out the boots for a strappy sandal to get Theodora Dressa more uptown look.


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Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize!

Need we say more?  The right earrings, necklaces and bracelets can completely change an entire look, and make an outfit go from so-so to GLAM!  Add these finishing touches to your holiday ensemble, OR pick the jewelry items you absolutely love and build your outfit around those pieces.

Pearl Pendant Necklace

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  • Soft Surroundings


    Thank you for your comments. We are very sorry to hear the level of service you experienced recently did not meet your expectations. In an effort to minimize wait times and provide more immediate service, at times we route calls to our sister call center. The sister center only handles order calls during high call volume times and during after hours (11pm-7am Central). If your preference is to speak with a representative at our local office, please call the customer service line at 1-888-414-7638. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will continue to shop Soft Surroundings. We truly appreciate your business.

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  • Deborah

    I would like to suggest that in keeping with the public appearance and assumed spirit of Soft Surroundings that the overseas call center relocate to the USA, employ Americans out of work and truly demonstrate a midwestern spirit. My ordering experience with the call center i the Phillipines was less than serene. Thanks for listening.

  • Susan

    Dear Marcia,

    I am tall, long-waisted, and my legs are short in proportion to my height. Mid-hip DOES NOT flatter all types, although you would think it does as most catalogs seem to focus on the shorter styles. SS, keep the tunics coming!


  • Soft Surroundings


    Thank you for your feedback. Your comments have been passed to our Customer Care supervisor, Angel Ewing. Angel will be contacting you shortly to discuss your concerns and offer product recommendations you may like. We have also passed along your comments to our Technical Design department. They are our “fit” experts and can also provide recommendations tailored for your personal fit. In order to best serve you, they do have some specific questions to help them make the very best recommendations. Angel will be sending you those questions.

    We feel confident we can help you find something you like so that you can use your birthday gift card! We appreciate your business.

    Soft Surroundings

  • Marcia

    I tried to spend my birthday gift card today. Couldn’t find a thing. You do not show one sweater that can be worn by any woman who is not 5’9″, willowy and a model. I am short, and any one of your tops will work only to make me appear shorter, and frumpy.

    Mid hip is better for all types.

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