Good Morning Ladies!
I was so thrilled to be able to go to the Influencers of Midlife Conference over the weekend, and I will be getting that post together soon. So, stay tuned! However, one of those wonderful ladies I met was Jessica, my contact through Soft Surroundings, and it was wonderful to talk and meet her in person and on a personal level. So, as a bit of a segway, I am wearing a very ultra soft grey toned leopard jacket, the Pasha Coat, from Soft Surroundings today, along with a beautiful, unique blue-grey leaf statement necklace also from the company.
Met this special lady – Patricia, at the conference. So fun!
Just a bit of a tidbit of info on the Midlife Conference, it was in Alpharetta, GA, in a posh hotel, a one-year-old hotel, called the Hotel at Avalon. Gorgeous! Hubby and I drove there, as it was just 4 hours from home, not that long of a trip. I was excited to meet with some of my blogger friends and ladies I have met on IG, that had an interest in learning those topics of midlife that we find important. My hubby would say, I could talk to a rock, as I think I have that gift of gab, and easy nature in talking to people. Robin Lamonte, and Nina Bandoni were our hosts, and they did a wonderful job of putting the weekend together. I loved meeting both of these ladies, and through their blogs, I felt like I knew them already.
It was great as it was renewed energy for me, thinking about what I wanted to learn, and how I wanted to talk about certain topics on the blog, that women at midlife can relate. I am waiting on the pictures from the event, as we had a professional photographer come to the event, so you will see my post on socials when I have published and written the post. Please do stop by! I am excited to share about the weekend.
As I mentioned, I met Jessica, whom I have been corresponding with now for over a year, and was so glad to meet this beautiful lady in person. We chatted about the blog, nails, our pups, Soft Surroundings clothes, just girls having a conversation, Jess then gave a talk on Saturday at the Soft Surroundings store on working with Brands and how bloggers work with Soft Surroundings. It was a great time as we asked questions and visited the store., enjoyed some peach belinis ( more on that later…) I need to sometimes get out of my “old-school” frame of mind, and remember to take more photos with ladies when I am at events, but I do enjoy living in the moment and the company!
Where would I be without leopard?? Come on! You know you love it! I do. I think if leopard garments are made with wonderful fabrics and materials it is a timeless, classic print. What I loved about this coat, the Pasha coat from Soft Surroundings, is that is has a softness level of 3, which means “ultimate softness”. Yes, please! It is like wrapping yourself up in your favorite throw or blanket and wearing it as a coat. I love it! I am wearing it in an XS, which is a consistent size for me at Soft Surroundings.
I also loved the fact that this coat is more snow leopard, with grey tones as opposed to the traditional tan/black/brown combination of colors. This is also neutral and lends itself both to color and other wonderful neutral tones. At first, I was going to wear my black AG denim jeans with this outfit, when I thought of wearing those LOFT white skinny jeans. It’s wonderful to pair white in the winter, as there are no rules! ( at least ones I follow) The white adds more of a “Pop” and really contrasts with the grey cashmere Ann Taylor sweater and the faux fur leopard coat. So choose those white jeans for something different in the winter! I am wearing the Modern Skinny jeans style in my usual size, a 4. I did get the tall, as I need at least a 32 inseam, and it has a 33.
The necklace caught my eye straight away when it was offered on the Soft Surrounding’s site. If you are nearby in Alpharetta, GA the store does have the necklace, however, it has sold out online. I do love several other necklaces that would add nice color contrast to this neutral look. Here, This Roccia Necklace in blue and earthy tones is sp pretty My leaf necklace is made from paper and it is very light! Coated in a steel blue/grey color I styled it with a darker grey sweater as I love the mix of the two colors.
My Jambu boots were what I decided upon, as they have silver and grey detail on the side of the black leather boot. A vintage pair of baby blue earrings adds to the color scheme. Even my nails are a light grey and I got them powder dipped.. but that is another post.
I am a big fan of Soft Surroundings if you hadn’t read on the blog before. Some of my more recent Soft Surroundings posts are here-
Soft Surroundings has now added their Pre-Spring Arrivals too. so, the cold will end!!
**c/o thank you to Soft Surroundings for sending me this beautiful coat and necklace. * this post is written by me and my thoughts and opinions are truthful.
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