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Turning Heads Linkup – Glam Holiday Look with Soft Surroundings


Christmas Time is here… happiness and cheer….always one of my favorite tunes, one that I would select to sing with my elementary choir too. This Friday, we leave for my moms, a 9 hour road trip, but so worth it to see my whole family. I’ll share with you our time on the blog later, as I think about what to wear for the Holidays as well.

I.can’t resist faux fur. The feeling, the memory of grandma wearing it, the vintage style really appeals to me. When Soft Surroundings had me choose from the Winter Collection, I decided to create a glamorous Holiday look with a blush faux fur stole, a charcoal sweater dress with a drop waist ( Another drop waist dress I styled from Soft Surroundings) some bling, and some fashion forward mesh booties..

Holiday Happenings

This Saturday evening  I was resting in bed watching an episode of Get Shorty, when I heard a loud knock on the door. It was late, what did someone want? Well, we won 2nd place in our Development for our outdoor Christmas Decorations! We won a $50 gift card to Lowes! It was fun as my hubby put alot of work into the lights this year! If you missed my post on Holiday Decor and Outfits, check it out!

I’ve been loving our mornings coffee brewing, Christmas Tree lit, the fire glowing. It is a pretty nice atmosphere to do my blog work!

One more week until Christmas! We leave on the 23rd – my sister, niece, hubby, me and the dogs to head to my Moms for the week. I am looking forward to the celebrations!

Soft Surroundings

By now, my readers know I am a BIG fan of Soft Surroundings. I love that their items range in softness from 1-3, 3 being the softest. This blush colored faux fur piece is rated a 3 in softness. Faux fur added as a stole to dresses, to coats, or sweaters add an extra special touch to your look. It looked so good that my girl, Truffles wanted to lay on it, as I got it out to get dressed for the shoot.

If you aren’t familiar, they sell clothing, beauty, house hold items, shoes and more.

Read some of the other Soft Surroundings posts Here:-

Anais Maxi Dress and Slip

I styled a long velvet dress for the holidays in this post Velvet and Soft Surroundings Review 

I visited the Soft Surroundings store in Charlotte in this post Soft Surroundings Day of Beauty

My Outfit

My eyes were fixated on these fashion forward mesh booties., called The Neely. The style was unique and I saw myself styling them with out socks, and be able to see the mesh sides, and with lace or patterned ankle socks. I bought the lace socks from Amazon, and pictured wearing them with the booties, giving them a new look… so changing out the socks for fish nets would be another look.. they are going to be so fun to wear! I love the double piped suede trim and the mesh at the sides. Brings out even more the fashionista in me!

I absolutely love a sweater dress. You have seen me style a lighter grey structured sweater dress from Soft Surroundings HERE, in this post. Today I chose the dark charcoal turtleneck sweater dress, and loved the pleated drop waist style. So comfortable and easy to wear. also a great piece to layer with jackets, vests, blazers. I loved the combo of dark grey with the luxurious blush fur wrap.

The blush stole, which is lined in satin and has a hook and eye closure, reminded me of vintage glam that I love. Now, if I could get Veronica Lake curls/waves I would be set!

I wanted some “bling” and I added this Zara ( thrifted ) black jeweled necklace and my vintage silver pearl earrings. My black clutch from JJ Winters ( Ebay) added a bit of texture to the look as well.

If I wanted to change it up a bit for the Holidays, I would add some silver sparkly necklace or earrings, as silver and grey are a favorite combination. Instead of patterned socks, I could wear patterned tights to give a different look to the boots and for warmth! 🙂 Pearls are always special, and a layered pearl necklace would have looked lovely as well.

I did have a silver brooch attaching the fur to the dress, but it pin broke on the way to the shoot! Note to self- keep spare brooch in handbag. 🙂

Different look with the lace socks- Change up the bootie look with your hosiery or…

Without the patterned socks, creating a different, fun look.


Outfit c/o Soft Surroundings. *** All opinions are mine and truthful!

Thank you and Merry Christmas to Soft Surroundings!


Chloe Dress c/o Soft Surroundings ( I am wearing an XS)

Fur Stole in Blush ( one size) c/o Soft Surroundings

Neely Booties c/o Soft Surroundings

Zara necklace via poshmark

Earrings- Vintage

Clutch – JJ Winters ( Ebay)




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    December 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    What a gorgeous dress and boots! I like the pink artificial fur shawl. It looks so warm. There’s no better outfit than fur on this slightly cold holiday! The lace socks you wear look very unique! Merry Christmas!

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    December 20, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Those shoes are awesome!! Love the fur trend rn.

    xx Leah / http://www.leahbehr.com

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    December 20, 2018 at 10:05 am

    love the outfit, that dress is so cute! Have a great week!

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    Mary, The Pouting Pensioner
    December 19, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Amazing boots and how clever to change the look simply with socks. Spookily I hooked out my old faux fur stole this week. I’d intended it for round the bottom of the tree but decided it was better kept to decorate ME! Congrats with your house lights award, they’ll be Home Alone at Christmas!
    Hugs and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas with your family, x.

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    Is This Mutton?
    December 19, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Love the charcoal dress with the dropped waist, and the glamorous pink stole! I wish Soft Surroundings were in the UK. I like the idea of softness graded! Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday!

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    Linda Cassidy
    December 19, 2018 at 9:24 am

    what a stunning outfit and those boots, well, I need them in my life. Wishing you, your partner and the pup an amazing holiday Season. Merry Christmas

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    Meagan Brandon
    December 19, 2018 at 8:38 am

    You look lovely for the holidays – I just love gray outfits! Merry Christmas!!


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    December 19, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Jess, those shoes!!!!!!l Love them and I love how you added the lace little ankle socks to them. Have a wonderful Christmas and safe travels to your mom’s! XO


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    Anna Marcus
    December 19, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Love the soft elegance of your outfit Jess, really suits you. The boots are amazing, you are a true trend setter. Have a very Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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    Laura Bambrick
    December 18, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Those lace socks are so perfect with your booties! They were made for each other! And that fur stole?! Oh my goodness! I adore this look!

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    Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom
    December 18, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I have a faux fur vest, but that is it. I just love this blush fur stole! What a special and original piece and it looks great with the grey dress. The perfect holiday accessory!


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    Christine Besen
    December 18, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for the feature Jess! I’m flattered! I love this grey dress on you! Grey is such a chic color for redheads 🙂

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas with your family. Congrats for winning 2nd place for the Christmas decorations!


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    December 18, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Fabulous Jess, I love the drop waist skirt, the jumper, the stole, the necklace and those boots – oh I adore them! Thanks for sharing your outfit today. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    Cheryl Shops
    December 18, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    I love that Soft Surroundings has a three-point rating scale for softness! That pink wrap is so fab, and good to know that it’s supersoft as well!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    December 18, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    While 9 hours is a long time, that would be a fun road trip especially since it to be with mom and away for the holidays. Charcoal is a beautiful color and whenever I see it, I love it even more. Love the pleats on your sweater dress and your mesh booties. The ankle socks were a fabulous addition and creative idea. Wishing you a happy holidays and hope your Tuesday is going well so far!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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    Fashion On A Shoestring
    December 18, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Lovely photos Jess. I love your stole, what a beautiful colour too 🙂 Thanks for hosting.

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    December 18, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    I’m adoring those booties! I like them best with the lace socks. I finally got me a pair of fishnet socks and have enjoyed wearing them with my black patent booties.

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    December 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Jess, This is a beautiful dress. Statement outfit is you ask me. the light pink fur and the gray dress with the detail and the shoes; all look fabulous on you. Like a star

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    Jacket Society
    December 18, 2018 at 11:59 am

    I love gray and pink together and you are rocking this look Jess! The pink faux fur stole is so cute and I love the statement necklace too.

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    December 18, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Wow, Jess, grey has never looked so festive. The pleats at the bottom of the dress give it a fun feel. Those booties that you can switch up are a great addition to your wardrobe. I *finally* got fishnets hose after seeing you wear all kinds of patterns. Merry Christmas, have fun with your sister and family!

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    Lisa Richardson
    December 18, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Jess, this is just the cutest. At first glance I thought that dress was a sweater over a skirt. It is darling. You have the perfect figure for Soft Surroundings clothing. Love the blush fur too, so fun! Have a safe trip and wonderful visit with family!!! XO

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    Emma Peach
    December 18, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Gorgeous dress and booties! The pink faux fur stole looks lovely with the grey. Congrats on winning the gift voucher 🙂

    Emma xxx

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    December 18, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Love everything about this look! Your faux fur stole is such a pretty accessory! You look lovely!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    December 18, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Yay, congrats! And you look so lovely here!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    December 18, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Love this look!! Your dress is so pretty and those mesh booties are amazing. I love how they look completely different with socks underneath!

    xx, Elise

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    December 18, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Jess, I am dying over these booties! I have been wanting a pair of see through booties but they all seem to be the plastic ones. I adore the mesh! Such a fabulous outfit, too.


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    December 18, 2018 at 9:24 am

    This looks so fabulous Jess!! I adore faux fur right now too…anything to help keep warm!

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    December 18, 2018 at 9:19 am

    There is nothing better than a little fur at the holidays! You are so Christmas glam and I love it! Have a wonderful holiday, Jess…see you next year! XO



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    Andrea Nine
    December 18, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Incredible ensemble Jess! You look so Holiday ready and beautiful! Wishing you the most Merry Christmas!! xo

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    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    December 18, 2018 at 5:51 am

    I love this dress Jess!! That necklace is gorgeous!! Merry Christmas lovely lady – have a fabulous break – and thanks for all your support over on my blog this year xx Maria

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    December 18, 2018 at 5:40 am

    That blush fur is so pretty…especially with the gray! How long will you be in Pittsburgh? Maybe we could get together for lunch if you have time…email me!

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    December 18, 2018 at 4:21 am

    I am in love with this look from head to toe! Soft Surrounding has the nicest pieces – those booties! That Dress! That stole! Love, love, love. I am so glad you showed the booties with and without a sock, they are very fashion forward. The lace socks are a terrific idea. We don’t have a Soft Surroundings store near me – I sure wish we did, I’d love to shop there! Great color on the faux fur and what fun it adds to the whole look!

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    December 18, 2018 at 3:46 am

    Gorgeous look Jess. I adore the dress on you. The boots are super fun too. I especially like them with the socks. I’m a fan of socks with heels (I linked a blog post showcasing my faves). I hope you have a great Christmas and safe travels!

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    December 18, 2018 at 2:35 am

    Lovely ensemble you have here dear. Can’t go wrong with the monochrome grey outfit. And your hair is just fabulous dear.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    December 18, 2018 at 2:16 am

    What a fabulous booties! With the lace socks it looks very unique! Love the faux fur too, what a lovely color, Ideal with the grey dress. Enjoy your time with your family, have a great Christmas!

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    Vanity And Me Style
    December 18, 2018 at 1:55 am

    Congratulations on that win Jess. I forgort how good Grey and Pink look together, I just love this look. Have a wonderful Christmas Jess xx

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    December 18, 2018 at 1:35 am

    Love the statement necklace with the monochrome grey outfit! Great way to accessorise! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a nice week so far! We took the kids out to a special snow event yesterday, it was a lot of fun, but so strange with the summer heat and humidity here in Brisbane, haha! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    December 18, 2018 at 1:11 am

    Merry Christmas Jess, enjoy your special time with your family. I really like the grey dropped waist dress with the soft blush wrap , suits you perfectly. The mesh booties are so much fun , I really like them with the lace socks and can see them with bright tights too. Many thanks for hosting.

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