It’s Sweater Weather with Soft Surroundings & a Giveaway

Sweater Weather for Older Women

It’s Sweater Weather with Soft Surroundings & a Giveaway

Quote of the day: “The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” John E. Southard

I love the idea of layering up for sweater weather as the cold weather hits. Thus when Soft Surroundings reached out to us to help promote their New Year, New You campaign, I thought this would be a perfect time to see what kind of winter items they have available. They are also running a New Year’s Sale. The sale runs through January 29, so this is a fabulous opportunity to check out their selections for any new items you might need to keep the chill off.

And there’s a giveaway for $100 gift card to Soft Surroundings at the bottom of the post, as a wonderful way to start the new year.

Jodie’s (50+) Sweater Weather

Logan Swing Tunic

I’ve been wanting to get a couple more longer tunics that I could wear with my leggings, so I was elated to find this yellow, sweatshirt material one. It even has a cute, cutout in the back, and is perfect for wearing when I’m hanging around the house during my blogging days. It’s not a heavyweight item, so in the colder days I would end up layering another shirt under it. It even comes in 3 other colors along with petite and women sizes.

Sweater Weather for Women in their 50's

I picked up these cat leggings when we visited Frisco for the Wassail days. They were on sale, and I thought they’d be so appropriate since I feature my two kitties on my Instagram Stories so much. I actually even wore them in public when we visited Cat Care Society for their Santa Paws fund raising event last month. Trust me when I say, they got a ton of likes from all of the people at the event.

For the rest of the outfit, I added in my grey booties and necklace that I was gifted from our last Soft Surroundings post. I have been pleasantly surprised at how much I wear these booties. They are truly comfortable, and seem to go with everything. Especially my white jeans.

Sweater Weather for Women 50+

Leggings: (similar here)~~Sweater: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)~~Boots: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)~~Necklace: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)

Solange Sweater

The other item I chose is this long, sweater vest. I thought this would be such a versatile item not only for the colder sweater weather times, but also when it starts to warm up outside. Ever since we experimented with layering our vests over jackets, I’ve become more excited about the vests in my closet.

Sweater Weather with sweater vests

It has a faux leather buckle closure along with front pockets, which are details that really floats my boat. Depending on your sizing, it even comes in other colors.

Sweater Weather for midlife women

Leggings: (similar here)~~Sweater: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)~~Vest: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)~~Boots: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)

Nancy’s (60+) Sweater Weather

Tartine Thermal Top

Nancy chose this open shoulder top as one of her picks for our sweater weather post. It’s a lightweight top that comes in three other colors along with petite and women’s sizing also. I know many of you wouldn’t think of wearing the open shoulder shirts in the colder weather, but I wondered how it would look layered over another shirt, especially a lace one.

Sweater Weather for women in their 60's

These Taos booties are also part of Soft Surroundings New Year sale, and they come in grey and brown. I love how the print on the back portion adds so much fun to the ankle booties.

Sweater Weather styled for women age 60+

Leggings: (similar here)~~Sweater: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)~~Boots: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)~~Lace Top: (similar here)

Bexley Pullover

For Nancy’s second option, she picked out this tunic. You can see on the website, that the sleeves can be folded back to showcase the same denim material that is accented on the sides. We kept the sleeves longer to show how they are wider at the end.  It only comes in this black color, but it’s available in petites and women’s sizes also.

Sweater Weather fashioned for women age 60+

The statement necklace is also part of Soft Surrounding’s pieces, and it’s really one of those unique accessories.

Sweater Weather fashioned for ladies in their 60's

Leggings: (similar here)~~Sweater: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)~~Boots: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)~~Necklace: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)

Charlotte’s (70+) Sweater Weather

Hollis Sweater Tunic

My mom obviously was in a pink mood when she picked out her sweaters. This Hollis tunic is available in other colors and other sizing just like most of their other pieces. I love how this one has an asymmetric slant. It’s another lightweight sweater that would be easy to layer over other shirts if you needed the extra warmth.

Sweater Weather fashioned for ladies in their 70's

The embroidery trend is being seen everywhere, including footwear. These mule shoes come in both black and tan, and are so lovely. I fell in love with this pair and ordered them for my mom for our fall colors post, but she doesn’t like walking in them, so they just got handed down to me. Believe me when I say, I’m not unhappy about that, LOL!

Sweater Weather fashioned for women in their 70's

Leggings: (similar here)~~Sweater: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)~~Shoes: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)~~Necklace: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)

The Cumulous Pullover

The last of our sweaters is this super soft, furry sweater. This one is definitely heavier than all of the others, and will keep you warm without layers underneath it. It only comes in grey and blush and isn’t available in petites.

Sweater Weather in blush for women in their 70's

You can see that the sweater is slightly longer in the back than the front. On the website, it looks like they’ve folded over the neck ribbing.

Sweater Weather in blush for women later in life

Leggings: (similar here)~~Sweater: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)~~Shoes: Soft Surroundings c/o (here)

Sweater Weather for women from Soft Surroundings

We were gifted these sweaters by Soft Surroundings, and they are providing the $100 gift certificate for the giveaway.

Jodie’s Touch of Style Soft Surroundings Give Away – $100 Soft Surroundings Gift-card

Thanks to one and all of you for your support. It means more than you know!

The Facts

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  • Angie

    Hi, Jodie
    I love the idea of the lace top under a cold-shoulder top. It’s something that works for us all. And lace under anything that shows too much skin is always perfect!

    • Thanks Angie!!
      I think it’s a great way to add some warmth to these tops!!

  • Sweaters have become part of my daily outfits. Love the ones you all are wearing


    • I think sweaters are the only way to go in the winter!!

  • Jodie, I am loving all your sweater outfits! What a brilliant idea to layer a lace top under Nancy’s cold shoulder sweater. I seriously never understood the concept of a cold shoulder sweater to begin with…because, quite frankly, if I am wearing a sweater, my shoulders are the first thing to get cold so I don’t want the shoulders cut out! This is wonderful way to comfortably wear that trend! And your kitten leggings have left me swooning! Another great post as always!

    Thanks for linking up with me.


    • My mom said the exact same thing Shelbee. Although I have met many a woman who are always hot so don’t mind the extra cooling on their shoulders!! But I’m with you—I need to cover up, so this was one of those “aha” moments for me.

  • I love your vest – it looks great with the orange sweater, and those cat leggings are adorable! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  • Lukhi Diamond

    hey dear,
    your info is very useful,thank you so much for sharing.

  • Lisa Babs

    I love the Poppy Fields Tunic. Stylish and comfortable. Exactly what I’m looking for in my clothes.

    • Well, I hope you win the gift card so you can get it!!

  • hmbalison

    Love all the sweaters, but the first pink one your mom modeled is my fave. Love how you feature different ages on the blog.

    • Thanks so much!! I feel like even though we get older, we shouldn’t be hidden away from society and blogs!!

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    Soft Surroundings has so many cute pieces! I have a few of their items! All of these sweaters are perfect!
    Stylin In St. Louis

    • They do have some great stuff, Jacqueline!!

  • I love that quote! I am also loving all of these sweaters. I have been living in them this season with it being so, so cold. I love the bright colors too! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

    • It’s true these pieces are much needed where I live too!! And who doesn’t love to look stylish and be comfortable!!
      Thanks Sierra!!

  • Maureen O

    You all look so comfy and cozy! I love all of your amazing picks and let me tell you I am glad for all the brighter colors. It’s such an instant mood lifter especially since it’s been cold lately.

    Maureen |

    • Thanks Maureen!!
      You’re so right about the colors!!

  • manda

    I would gift it to my mom.

  • Oh how I love that quote! So, so true.-Laurel

  • Stevie Turner

    I often wear long jumpers and leggings – they’re my favourite clothes!

    • It’s almost like pj’s, don’t you think Stevie???

      • Stevie Turner

        Perhaps that’s why I like them!

  • Mummabstylish Mummabstylish

    How delightful are these soft pastel shades. Love them all, I always seem to buy darker colours for our winter – makes everything feel dreary. I’ll have to look for some like these Jodie. x Jacqui

    • I think that’s my habit too—reaching for the darker colors in winter. But I’m trying very hard to push for my lighter and brighter things. It’s amazing how it can affect our mood!!
      Thanks Jacqui!!

  • I love all your sweater especially the sweaters you have worn are my favorite. Love these pastel colors and designs <3 You all look beautiful <3
    <3 Have a great day <3 Kisses <3

  • melanie h

    I love those cat leggings! If I won I would buy tops for layering.

  • Everyone looks so cozy and chic! Love your kitty cat leggings!


  • I love all of your sweaters…especially the way you layered Nancy’s over the lace top! I have the same booties, and you’re right they are super comfortable & versatile too.

    • Thanks Debbie!!
      I’ve always wanted to try that layering over a lace top, so I’m glad it turned out nice!!!

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  • You’re all fabulous and look so comfortable as well as chic. Those cat leggings are everything : > xox


    • Aren’t they one of a kind, Patti!! I guess it’s no use trying to hide the fact that I’m a crazy cat lady…..

  • Marilyn Nawara

    I would buy the Hardey Plaid Jacket if I’m the lucky winner.

  • Sheena Sreekeessoon

    Such positivity! You all look so gorgeous!


  • Cheryl Heming

    I love Soft Surroundings, I like the long tunic length sweaters and would love a gauzy top for spring-summer.

    • They have such fabulous tunics and tops, don’t they Cheryl!!
      I wish you tons of luck!!

      • Cheryl Heming

        Yes! I wish I could afford to buy more, she said wistfully!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    These are so fashionable, Jodie! Hard to find good sweaters that drape just so. I’m typing this comment from the outdoor terminal at Kona airport, enjoying my last few minutes of warm, as I contemplate my winter sweaters again for the next 2-3 months 😐

    • Yes, but even your winter sweaters are a touch lighter than what I wear, Terri—LOL!!!

  • Sandra Merry Jones

    Wanting a warm and soft sweater for this deep chill!

  • Jeanne

    I love all the colors of the sweaters, and styles on all ages! I am still a little funny about wearing anything but plain colored leggings, and I am 1 yr away from the big “60”! Am I the only one that feels that way?

    • Heck—I felt that way even though I’m a little closer to the 50 mark. But I think seeing other women experiment with the print leggings have made me think that it’s only clothing, right? And it’s time that I have fun with the clothes covering my body—life’s too short!!
      Even when I wore this pair to the Cat Care Society, I was worried that people would think I’m a little crazy. But then I realized, I am a little crazy, because what is normal?? Granted I probably wouldn’t wear them out to a nice restaurant, but ….

  • Jo

    I would love some new tops in spring colors!

  • All of these sweaters are fabulous! I’m going to have to check out Soft Surroundings and enter your giveaway. 🙂 And my eyes immediately went to your leggings, Jodie! They are so fun! I love Nancy’s necklace too!


    • It’s fun to try different shops, I think Lindsey!!!

  • Hilda Smith

    I love that final photo of the three of you. Some great pieces…x

    • Thanks so much HIlda!! Just wait to you see the one on Instagram today—-we even show off our fancy footwork!!

  • Denesh yadav

    Great post ………keep updating!!!!

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  • Oh I love how soft all of these pieces look – soft surroundings is a great name for the company, haha! My favourite has to be that lovely yellow tunic – I’m a big fan of all things yellow at the moment! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend! Another extreme weather weekend here. So hot, we are staying near the air conditioner.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Thanks Mica!! Yellow is really my favorite color because it’s so happy!!
      Stay cool, and we are just the opposite—trying to stay warm!!

  • Soft Surroundings has so many fabulous pieces! I really love how each of you are wearing at least one statement item in your looks. Those cat leggings are so fun, and I am envious of Nancy and Charlotte’s footwear.

    • They really do have some amazing pieces, Jennie!!

  • Carly

    I love the tunic sweater trend and you guys make it look great! Wonderful outfits and I really enjoyed the quote today

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

    • Doesn’t that quote really hit home, Carly?? Because I need to keep that in mind when I’m thinking the other way!!!

  • Laura

    I know this post is about sweaters, but I am loving your shoes from Soft Surroundings! The print on the back of Nancy’s booties and the embroidery on your mom’s is really cute!

    • Aren’t they fab, Laura?? I know I was supposed to focus on these sweaters too, but I thought it fitting to include the footwear that we received from them previously—I’m still so in love with them all!!
      Thanks and have a great weekend!!

  • Kristi Crews

    I love the cat leggings! So sweet 🙂

    • Aren’t they so fun?? I’m glad you love them too—at first I thought they might be too much…

  • Jodie those cat leggings made my day! Your Mama is adorable in her fluffy sweater, give her a hug from me!
    Ashley xx

    • Awww…thanks Ashley!!
      My mom will absolutely take that hug—she’s quite the affectionate one!!

  • You all look great in your sweaters which are a must for this time of year! Such pretty colors.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • You, ladies, are always radiant. Love your sweaters. They are gorgeous and they look so warmy at the same time.


  • Regan Barton Davidson

    Love the Cat leggings!!! I enjoy watching your Instagram stories featuring your cats. So sweet.

    • I’m so glad you said that Regan!! Because sometimes, I think I need to halt the kitty stories—of course, that’s my life these days….
      Have a great weekend!!!

  • I am looking for some longer tunics, these look like great options. My favorite is the fuzzy pink one 🙂

    • Isn’t that such a fun one, Sarah?? But you probably don’t need such a heavy one where you live (just call me jealous..ha ha)
      Have a great weekend!!

  • Of course, I love that pink sweater! It looks so soft and cozy! Happy Friday!


    • It is right up your alley, isn’t it Liz???
      Pastels work all year long—I learned that from you!!

  • Mother Daughter

    I like all of the sweaters and the shoes. I still haven’t made it to a Soft Surroundings store but I know I need to. There is always a number of things in their catalog that I like.

    • Their catalog is like a candy store to me!! Sometimes I just browse through them to get ideas—kinda like Pinterest…ha ha!!
      Have a great weekend and thanks!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    I love that purple long vest! So chic!

  • I love yellow with gray and your outfit is so pretty! Plus, layering the cold shoulder top over lace was brilliant! It would have looked weird with regular fabric under but the lace looks like it’s part of the cold shoulder top. So smart! Your mom’s mules are making me covet them! Ugh! I’m still doing no spend January. What a long month!

    • My husband put me on a spending diet too—-eeek!! Why do we love shopping so much??
      But isn’t that smart about layering over the lace?? I saw it done once, and thought we should try it too!!

  • Wow! Soft Surroundings really hooked you all up! Funny that we both featured them on our blogs today! Hahaha

    • Talk about great minds, right??
      Thanks Darlene!!

  • ADA

    That first photo of the 3 of you is stunning. Love love the pretty sweaters in the pastel colors. Hope January is treating you well, Jodie.

  • Cindy

    Looking good ladies! Especially love your vest Jodi. xo Cindy

  • Judy Gramith

    In that first photo you three look SO beautiful together! Partly because I know how much love you share, partly because I know you’re smiling for your wonderful Rob, and partly because the colors in your great outfits coordinate so beautifully together. Soft Surroundings is one of those vendors that offers lovely items on EVERY page and you three offer no exception!
    The rather apricot yellow of your tunic is very flattering on you Jodie! Those are the type of booties that look great in summer too! Nancy’s beige, lace embellished top is so pretty and what a versatile color! I also like the lace top idea beneath it! Charlotte looks VERY pretty in pink and that last sweater looks super cozy.
    (Can the chain on Nancy’s fabulous necklace be shortened to bring it up closer to her neckline?)

    • Our colors do look great together—and we didn’t even coordinate that!! Sometimes a blind squirrel does get a acorn…ha ha!!
      I’m glad we tried the lace beneath the open shoulder shirt—I’ve been wanting to experiment with it but just hadn’t gotten around to it!
      I’ll have to check about Nancy’s necklace. I thought she was able to, but she probably didn’t think about it. I can totally see what you’re saying!!!

  • Such lovely outfits. I love especially the colours and the knitwear is all really great! Have a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x

  • Mireille

    I love your tunic and Nancy’s 2nd sweater. Going to add buying a couple tunics to my fall shopping list! (I am sticking to a budget per season this year!)

    • I need to stick to a budget too–my hubby just put me on a clothing diet—eeek!!!
      But tunics are so perfect with leggings, and it feels like you’re wearing pjs!!

  • CathyLynchLawdanski

    Love your outfit the best. Those booties are so cute. I never realized how many great accessories Soft Surroundings had!

    • Don’t they have a terrific selection, Cathy?? It’s like heaven for the senses!!

  • Jean Ann

    Love these sweaters I hope I win!

  • Jodie I love your outfit and that sweater, the length is great for the colder weather. All of the outfits are styled so perfectly! <3

    • Thanks Laura!!
      Leggings and long sweaters are like wearing pjs!!
      Have a great weekend!!

  • Nikki Gwin

    I love sweaters. So warm and soft and comfortable. Too bad we don’t need them much here in AL. I especially love both of Nancy’s choices today.
    🙂 gwingal

    • But when you come visit us, you’ll need a slew of them, Nikki!! LOL!!!
      That’s why I do like the lightweight ones since they aren’t so heavy. And then if it does get cold (or I should say when…) you can layer galore!!
      Thanks and happy weekend!!

  • donnanance

    Cute outfits, great choices! Jodie, your cat leggings win the prize of the day. I think my daughter has some with pugs on them. What a shame your mom didn’t like the mules…*wink*! Have a lovely weekend…we are expecting more nasty weather… xoxo

    • We’ve heard the incredible storms you have gotten, Donna!! I do not envy you at all!!!
      Thanks for the love!!

  • ClickClick

    I love those cat leggings. I shelter elderly rescue cats, and these would be such fun! You girls look so cute!

  • Your sweaters look really cozy and warm and I love the pretty colors! Happy Weekend!

  • I like Soft Surroundings because of all of the choices for layering and creating outfits with pop and detail as well as the range of sizes. You all look so fabulous and I adore your yellow and plum combo, Jodie. It hasn’t been very cold this winter in SoCal so options for lightweight sweaters are necessary. Thanks for sharing your fantastic styling ideas and for opportunity to win this giveaway.


    • That’s the nice thing about layering, I think Rena. You can have a lightweight piece for warmer weather, but then add more for the colder days!!
      Thanks and have a great weekend!!

  • Sarah

    I love Soft Surroundings! How wonderful it would be to win a gift certificate to use on their winter sales!! Thanks for everything you do for women over 50. I am so happy to see women my age out there, blogging and looking fabulous, and showcasing how we, too, love to look great!

    • Thanks for the wonderful compliment Sarah!!
      Have a fabulous weekend!!

  • Ba

    I really like a lot of the clothing from soft surroundings & used to get their catalog

    • I think they have such lovely pieces too Ba!!
      Good luck with the giveaway!!

  • Love how cute and cozy all these sweaters look! Tunic style is a good way to keep yourself more warm 😀
    Have a lovely weekend!

  • Bev @ Walking Well With God

    I LOVE tunics with leggings. If I won I would buy a tunic (or two) and now that I found booties I can wear, I could make quite the fashion statement 🙂 Count me in the drawing!!
    Bev xo

    • It’s the best way to wear leggings, and the best part is that it’s so comfortable!!
      I wish you lots of luck Bev and have a great weekend!!

  • Amy Kennedy

    Ok, so Soft Surroundings is my total guilty pleasure! My sister and I drove 2 1/2 hours across a state line to get to one and just try everything on! And then last year they opened one in Michigan! Its still about an hour from me but I call that progress! It really is so comfortable and flattering- practically everything is a keeper (that is dangerous!) I love the choices you ladies all made! They are so flattering! I have never tried their shoes but those are adorable!

    • I’d call that progress too….besides it’s a fun field trip to go that far for shopping, Amy!!
      Good luck in the giveaway, and have a great weekend!

  • you all look so beautiful
    The Glossychic

  • Indeed those leggings! Fabulous! And I like that tunic a lot. Tunics are something I hardly ever wear, but they are so fantastic! And that color is very nice, also is your vest!

    • I don’t have a lot of tunics in my closet either Nancy….but slowly I’m adding them in…
      Thanks and have a great weekend!!

  • Karen

    Those leggings Jodie…!!! The faces looking back at you in the picture are priceless!! Those were a great find and I’d wear them in public! They are truly a unique item. I love how Nancy layered the top under her cold shoulder sweater. I have never gotten on the cold shoulder bandwagon but would do it like she did. It adds extra interest I think. And I love that furry blush sweater your mom has on. I like the hemline on the first one and the neckline on the second one! It is so cold where I live for 5 or 6 months out of the year that sweaters are a staple here. The warmer the better! It’s nice to see the Soft Surroundings items being worn in real life. You often can’t get and idea of how they look on “real” women by looking at the catalogs! I do like their styles. Do you find you need to size down? The mask is pretty cool, so much easier than rubbing stuff all over your face! I’m going to have to look into this product!

    • Thanks for all of the love Karen.
      We didn’t size down for these sweaters per se, but most of them were petites, so I think that helped tremendously!!
      That’s how I feel about sweaters too—you have to keep warm somehow. Maybe that’s why I started knitting…ha ha!!
      Have a great weekend!!

  • Queen of Rods

    If I were to win the drawing, I would want to purchase the Taos booties in both colors 🙂

    • Aren’t they so great, Janet?? It’s that the western flair coming out in you???
      Have a great weekend, and good luck!!

      • Queen of Rods

        Yes, Jodie, you have me pegged. I also spied lots of cactus items at Michaels tonight and recalled our exchange about cactus prints coming into style. I can wear the cactus clothing and accessories with the Taos booties 🙂

        • You’re absolutely right!! I guess I need to get some of that cactus print….

  • Kellyann

    Love all these sweaters, I wish I lived in a cool enough place to shop for them, so tempting! I really love Nancy’s booties – love the detail, so cool. You ladies all look absolutely fabulous in your Soft Surroundings! Enjoy the weekend!

    • That would be a bummer if I lived where I couldn’t wear my sweaters, Kellyann. Especially the ones I had knitted. But feel free to come visit anytime—I’ll get you up to the snow and cold!!