I must tell you about the fast-approaching Soft Surroundings Birthday Event! I’m going to give you details first, then explain how I won a makeover there and how my fourth graders ended up on the news! 🙂
Soft Surroundings Birthday Event – For those of you that aren’t aware, Soft Surroundings started right here in St. Louis! They will be celebrating the 11th birthday of their first store, which is located at The Boulevard – St. Louis (across from the Galleria)! Soft Surroundings began in 1999 as an online/catalog retailer and they now have 39 stores across the country with new stores opening every few weeks. The store at The Boulevard – St. Louis will be celebrating their 11th birthday on 11/11 (golden birthday!) and throughout the weekend of November 11-13. There, you can enjoy some drinks, treats, and a complimentary makeover while shopping!
A couple nights before school started, my mom told my sister and I that she wanted to take us out to dinner for a girls night. My dad came over to babysit William while my mom picked me up to meet Stephanie. When we got there, my mom suggested we stop in Soft Surroundings so we could do a little shopping before dinner. Stephanie and I thought like it sounded like a great plan since shopping with my mom is always fun! Well, we walked in the store and Dana Dean, reporter for Show Me St. Louis, popped out from behind some clothing racks, threw a microphone in my face, and asked if I was Lindsay. I was in complete shock looking at my mom and sister like, “What in the world is going on?”
Dana explained that Stephanie nominated me for a teacher makeover at Soft Surroundings and I won! We had such a fun evening at the store! The ladies at Soft Surroundings picked out several outfits for me to try on and model.
I had been in the store a few times, but had never tried their clothes on. I was amazed at how soft every fabric on each item was! And it’s no surprise because Soft Surroundings takes great pride in choosing the very best fabrics for their clothing line. They have so many gorgeous pieces that are perfect for teaching and everyday wear. Part of the makeover included me selecting an outfit to keep; it was an easy choice and there was an obvious favorite of the many I tried.
You may recognize this outfit from my Back to School 2016 post. The makeover was such perfect timing as I hadn’t even bought a new back to school outfit this year! I love how classic, yet unique the top is and how it can really be paired with anything. I’ll be layering it during the fall and winter. The leggings are so versatile and actually called their “have to have leggings.” Once you try them on, you’ll understand why. They’re comfortable and flattering for all. I liked them so much that my parents bought me two more pairs (in brown and gray!) along with a couple other items for my birthday. Soft Surroundings also let me choose the necklace I’m wearing and a couple beauty items. I was spoiled!
It was a fabulous night and I’m so appreciative of everyone in involved, especially my sister for nominating me and my mom for being my biggest supporter!
linking up with all things marvelous!
A couple of weeks later, KSDK came to my classroom to film in preparation for the segment that would be airing on Show Me St. Louis. My students thought it was the coolest thing ever! Check out the clip here:
To help celebrate Soft Surroundings golden birthday, I was able to select one item from their new line. It was a tough choice, but ultimately I went with a plaid top that can be worn as a shirt, tunic, or dress.
Seriously, so comfortable! I wore it last night to family dinner and my mom and my grandma couldn’t believe how soft the material was! It’s perfect to cozy up in or wear out and about with leggings and boots.
If you’re in St. Louis, I do hope you will join us at the Soft Surroundings Birthday Event this weekend! It will be a lot of fun and you’ll get to check out the gorgeous store (and have drinks, treats, a makeover, and more!).
Are you familiar with Soft Surroundings?