Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury. — Coco Chanel
I’ve been adamant for some time that comfort is non-negotiable for me. I won’t wear anything that pinches, binds, constricts, or is stiff or scratchy. I’m also adamant that one can be comfortable and still look polished and presentable. I believe that one of the best ways we can practice self-care is by dressing in clothing that fits, is comfortable, and reflects our style.
This post is sponsored by Soft Surroundings and ShopStyle. I was provided a gift card to purchase the items I’m wearing. All ideas and opinions are my own.
Soft Surroundings believes that taking care of ourselves will help us to better take care of our families and communities, and live our best, most fulfilling lives. When they asked me to partner on this post, I knew they offered lots of products for the home, beauty and wellness,and loungewear. But I didn’t realize what an extensive selection of clothing, shoes and accessories they have. I was delighted to see that they don’t skimp on “special” sizes either. Petites, Women’s and Tall sizes are all well represented.
I love faux fur, but find that it can sometimes be a little scratchy. The collar on this St. Moritz sweater coat is so soft! Soft Surroundings gives all of their pieces a softness rating between 1 and 3. This sweater coat is rated at 2.
The Everyday Earrings are a mix of gold and silver metals, and have a bold visual impact without a lot of weight. I’ve worn them for hours at a time, and even forgotten that I had them on.
The Riva bracelet is a multi-strand leather bracelet that will layer nicely with my other jewelry.
I’m always keeping an eye out for Little Black Pants candidates, and was so impressed with these Amazing Black Pants. The fabric is a substantial stretch twill that looks polished, but is as comfortable as a knit. These are a pull-on style with a thick waistband that doesn’t twist. The cut is a slim straight leg, which is a nice alternative to skinny fit. They seem to run true-to-size. I’m wearing Petite Small.
The top is the Valentina Zip Sweater. It wasn’t offered in Petites, so I’m wearing the Extra Small. The fabric is a textured knit that some might find a little bit sheer without a camisole underneath.
When I saw and ordered these booties online, I initially thought they were studded. But they’re actually two layers of leather: a laser cut lattice pattern over metallic, which is also pretty cool. (I’ve folded the pant hems up a little bit so you can better see the shape of the boots.) They are true-to-size, and maybe a little bit narrow. These are the first pair of open-sided boots I’ve tried that my heels don’t slip out of when I walk, another big plus. They’re on the distressed side, and would work very well with a Boho style.
Thanks again to Soft Surroundings for these #LiveSoft pieces!