Soft Surroundings - Raffinato Grey Sweater Dress -Fall Collection - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish - Fashion Over 50
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Soft Surroundings – Raffinato Grey Sweater Dress -Fall Collection


Morning friends!

Tomorrow is the day – we leave for San Fran and Wine Country! I can’t wait to explore and will later be bringing you our trip here, on the blog. The linkup is still on. so do stop by!
Today I am bringing you another Fall look  from Soft Surroundings.  I just love their soft garments, the styles and detail in their clothing. This dress, the Raffinato dress,  a soft, medium heather grey sweater dress, called to me from their Fall collection. I love wearing sweater dresses in the Fall and pairing them with boots/booties.  “The mastery is in the stitch work, as the sweater dress discovers European refinement in this shapely slip over. Varied knits sculpt the waist and minimize the shoulders” The flouncy hem of the dress and shape adds to its sophistication. 

It has been so dry here, we don’t have as many changing leaves as I want to see. It has been that way for the past 2 years.

Soft Surroundings

By now, if you are a reader, you know I LOVE Soft Surroundings. There is nothing like putting on a garment that is comfortable and soft, yet also very stylish.

I was attracted to this Raffinato dress when I first came across Soft Surroundings as I loved the shape and the structured look of this sweater dress. Anyone who knows me, knows I love sweater dresses! So comfortable and easy to style. Some textured tights and booties and you are almost there!

I have mentioned before another positive to Soft Surroundings is the fit for me. I consistently wear an XS in their dresses and tops. It makes shopping on-line easy and I always make note of those stores where I consistently wear a certain size.

The quality is wonderful. This is a substantial material, not one to lose its shape easily. The Raffinato dress also comes in black, a great LBD to have for your Fall/Winter wardrobe.

Remember when I wrote a post about Charlotte’s Soft Surroundings store? Well, I wrote about beauty products from SS, and will be trying Fillerina in November. I am excited!

My Outfit

I certainly could have paired this grey dress with the Leela Snakeskin booties, for a more neutral look. I wore the booties on this post recently

Plaid Dress and Snakeskin booties. However, I wanted to add some rich color to the look and styled it with some textured tights and my Marc Fisher brocade booties.

I had wanted these booties last year on the Nordstrom site, but they were a bit expensive. I waited a year, and the same booties popped up on the 6pm site, where I bought them for around $70 shipped! 6pm is a great place to check out older styles for very reasonable prices.

I just love the burgundy, navy colors in these boots and thought they would stand out with the dress. I added this fabulous Bordeaux Blooms pin, by Soft Surroundings adding rich color and texture to the dress. It was amazing that the pin was replicated in the booties, totally unplanned!

I have several bags that would look great with this dress, and chose a textured clutch by JJWinters. I bought the bag from Ebay.

** This dress and pin was gifted to me by Soft Surroundings. All opinions are truthful and my own.

Other Fall Favorites

The rich velvet and fall colors of this Tamara Topper is so pretty! Add it to jeans and a cami or tee and you’ve got a great look!

This in on my “want” list. I love the pumpkin color of this long cardigan, the Mara Topper. 

See a “pattern” here? Love this Margeaux Topper, would be great over the holidays with its rich hues in emerald green, burgundy and gold.


Outfit Details

Raffinato Grey Dress c/o Soft Surroundings- I am wearing an XS

Bordeaux Blooms Pin c/o Soft Surroundings in Burgundy

Gray earrings- boutique

Booties- Marc Fisher- 6pm

Bag- Black Clutch JJWinters -Ebay

Have a wonderful day!



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  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 03:15h, 29 October Reply

    What a beautiful dress Jess, I adore that flower 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. Hope you can join us today.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:12h, 01 November Reply

      Hi Claire, so glad you like the look. The flower is wonderful. I thought it was pretty large at first, but it goes so well and adds texture. xx

  • ari
    Posted at 05:04h, 23 October Reply

    I like this sweater very much.Warm and wonderfully soft sweater, made for layering with style and ease.You always have the best taste when it comes to style, Jess!Have a great time!

  • passion fruit, paws and peonies
    Posted at 04:04h, 23 October Reply

    What a great outfit Jess! The simple but elegant grey dress is the perfect setting for the statement pin. The colours work fabulously together. Love how you have cleverly mixed the tights and shoes – fashion and elegance together! xx Maria

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:46h, 23 October Reply

      Thanks so much Maria. It is very soft and I am such a fan of textured tights and sweater dresses. xx

  • Northwest Mountain Living and Style
    Posted at 21:55h, 22 October Reply

    You look so beautiful in this look! Perfect for fall and elegant style. I’ve been Napa Valley Wine Country and it is unforgettable. I know you will enjoy your time! Safe travels!

  • Jodie
    Posted at 17:38h, 22 October Reply

    That’s exactly the kind of dress that you can change up so easily with toppers and accessories!!
    You always have the best taste when it comes to style, Jess!! Those tights? Those booties?? Both so perfect with this!!
    Have a great time!!

  • Kate on thin ice (@kateonthinice)
    Posted at 14:33h, 22 October Reply

    Such a lovely cut to the dress and I always look good in grey so I would like it although fear it would make me look fat which I guess I am. Love the boots and the snazzy tights too #CreativeMondays

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:11h, 22 October Reply

      Thank you Kate. I love grey and the various grey tones for Fall. The dress is shaped and of substantial material, if there is a SS store near you, you could always try it on. Glad you liked the outfit. xx

  • mysideof50
    Posted at 09:36h, 22 October Reply

    Jess, that dress looks custom made for you. Beautiful styling!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:44h, 22 October Reply

      Thanks so much Cathy! It is made so well and I am such a fan of sweater dresses! Have a great day! xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:39h, 22 October Reply

    What great booties! I love all the colors and the the pattern. Also loving those tights too – talk about pattern – wow! They’re great with that gorgeous dress. I love a good quality dress – it fits and moves so beautifully. It looks soft and luxurious too. I don’t think we have Soft Surroundings here yet. That pin really makes the dress special – great idea to add it!
    Have a wonderful trip and be sure to bundle up – SF is cold!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:38h, 22 October Reply

      Thanks so much! I put insoles in my booties for extra comfort. I just loved the brocade and have one other pair of brocade booties that Santa brought me last year that I look forward to wearing. I just love sweater dresses! I love the pin too, it is big, but really adds some texture and color to the look. I am packing today and getting ready with sweaters and jeans. xx

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