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Apr 15, 2012

Soft Surroundings: Visibility And A Giveaway!



Make Me Smile!  Yes, I am one of those who really love a rainy afternoon…maybe because we do not have that many in San Antonio!  But, I do realize that the weather this spring is very dangerous and I hope all of you are safe!  I grew up in Tornado Alley and know how nerve wracking it can be.
We are three days away from the official beginning of the two week party in San Antonio called FIESTA!  A tradition for over 120 years, FIESTA shows our multi-cultural city at its best!  I hope to cover more events for you this year.  Every year, the ladies who oversee FIESTA have a ceremony where they hang a rain rock to ward off bad weather for two weeks.  I guess it makes them feel better…we were in a severe drought last year, so, of course, the rock worked…I do not know if it will help this year.  Those who would rather have the water replenished than parades and parties always scoff at the hanging of the rock!
Aside from rain rock, good fortune is raining down on the readers of this blog and it comes from a wonderful company, Soft Surroundings. If you spend just a few moments on their website, you will see how beautiful the clothes in their line really are…soft, stylish, comfortable, sexy, and gorgeous.  Their company philosophy is something I can buy into.  From their site:

Soft Surroundings is dedicated to making you look and feel your best. Our first catalog mailed July 19, 1999. We are based in St. Louis, Mo.
Busy women of all ages are our customers - especially those who need to be reminded to put themselves at the top of their "To Do List." Our philosophy is that by putting yourself first, you can take better care of friends and family and hopefully live a happier, more fulfilling life.
We design the majority of our quality fashion and bedding here in St. Louis. Our goal is to ensure that our customers maintain their unique sense of style without sacrificing comfort and to do whatever we can to help you relax into a good night's sleep.

 Soft Surroundings allowed me to select this amazing, colorful silk caribe shirt just for FIESTA fashion events and...guess what????... they are going to give one (this exact blouse) away to one of my followers!  All you have to do is:

1.       Be a follower of over50feeling40!!
2.       Visit the Soft Surroundings site and tell me what you saw that you liked.  Once you like them on facebook...You are in!  Just tell me below that you meet these qualifications!

I will announce the winner on Monday, April 30.  If you would like your name in more than once, just mention the contest on your blog, your Facebook page, or Tweet about it!  And welcome to all of the new readers…please enter…this is open to all of you!
Necklace: Stein Mart
Once you have entered the contest, then go visit the bloggers from VISIBLE MONDAY and MONDAY MINGLE!!  Have a great one and join me Tuesday to hear about my fun phone call Sunday afternoon!  Viva Fiesta, everyone!!

Aerosoles Sandals: Stein Mart
Fiesta, here I come!!

38 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous, and Fiesta-ready, Pam! Thanks so much for sharing your look and your giveaway with Visible Monday : >

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  2. You are wearing one of my favorite color combinations-black/turquoise (okay, with a few other colors thrown in!) and I love the shoes. Given the brand, I'm sure they're comfortable, too.

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  3. wHAT A STUNNING BLOUSE ON SUCH A GORGEOUS LADY!! pERFECT FOR fIESTA
    !!

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  4. Yay that is awesome! I am a follower now. And I like the necklace shirtdress looks very pretty!


    Visible Monday

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  5. YOU LOOK SMASHING MY DEAR! And tonight, we are supposed to be getting some torrential showers....be safe! Oh this year has been a nightmare for weather!

    I LOVE THIS COMPANY, I believe I already entered in on Karen's site.....HAVE A GREAT WEEK! Anita

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  6. fabulous blouse!! You always dress with a great pop of colour! Enjoy Fiesta!!

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  7. Pam you know I am going to love this beautiful, bold necklace! Thanks for sharing about your Fiesta, I so enjoy your posts!

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  8. Love the chunky necklace on you and I so wish I was in San Antonio for fiesta! Looking forward to hearing about the phone call, hope it was good news. XO, Jill

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  9. Love the colors you are wearing! Fiesta sounds like a good time to enjoy...so I hope you do.

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  10. The blouse is just beautiful on you and things look so very green in your background, it is impossible to imagine a drought this year too.

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  11. Bautiful sandals!! Nice style!

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  12. Love the bright florals! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  13. I ADORE that top, and you look terrific in it!

    On their site...so many gorgeous things. I really liked the necklace shirtdress and the divine linen maxi dress.

    I just "liked" them on Facebook and tweeted here!

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

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  14. You look so wonderful in those vibrant colours, my dear Pam.
    I am all for FIESTA, yeahhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  15. I love the floral top and the necklace you are wearing with it! I visited Soft Surroundings and I love the coats on their site. I did visit and "like" them on Facebook.

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  16. Oh Pam! I LOVE the Valencia dress so very much!!!!
    I liked them and I like you,too!!!
    Great give-a-way!
    Pickme, pickme :)
    Hugs
    Reva

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  17. Oooh! What a gorgeous blouse! Beautiful colors!!
    It looks wonderful on you...AND your photos!! Your photog did a great job!
    Have a great week Pam!

    ~Jeannie

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  18. Love that bold print on you and the necklace is lovely!

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  19. Oh, I miss Fiesta! I used to always look forward to it. And Soft Surroundings always has something I love.

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  20. I love a rainy day...perfect excuse to sit with a good book and a roaring fire!
    The blouse looks wonderful on you...you look GORGEOUS ;-)
    Have a wonderful week.
    Catherine
    xx

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  21. Their clothes are so feminine and pretty, love them. I'd buy the seaside bracelet. I liked them on facebook too......pick me! :-)

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  22. Oooooh, the Fiesta sounds like fun!!! You look absolutely beautiful, that blouse is perfect on you!

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  23. the silk havana pants are gorgeous!! following here and liked them on FB (beck young).

    you look great in the top, and your pics really pop! did you get a new camera?

    [oomph.]

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  24. I like SS on FB. I have their catalog app on my iPad. I have long loved their catalog. I spend a lot of time dreaming over their beautiful outfits. I have long wanted the Sarah top. It is so feminine and looks so dreamy.
    Your blouse is beautiful and looks like a great Fiesta top. I'd sure love to win it.
    By the way, if you get tired of that necklace, I want it. It is amazing!!! I love everything about it.

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  25. That top looks great on you, Pam. I love how you styled it. That necklace is perfect.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  26. great blouse
    the colors are so vivid and i love the print
    brett

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  27. This sandal: http://www.softsurroundings.com/detail.php?parentid=64156&featured=1 is awesome.

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  28. I remember your great photos of Fiesta last year, so looking forward to what you post this year. You are beautiful in the colorful top and I love the sandals with that great polish color on your toes.

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  29. Liked on Facebook. Check. Drooled over Glimmering Tee in gold, http://www.softsurroundings.com/P/Glimmering_Tee/. Check. Admired the always lovely Pam. Check.

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  30. Hi Pam I love your Caribe Shirt, beautiful and oh so festive!!

    Don't include me in the Giveaway as I am receiving something nice from Soft Surroundings!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  31. VIVA FIESTA!!! i hope this year will be a beautiful one

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  32. You rocked it and look so bright and cheery! Love the accessories too.

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  33. That blouse is beautiful. I had never heard of this company before, and I'm so glad I found out about them through your blog. I've been scrolling through their catalog and I love the choices, things that I can't find elsewhere.

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  34. Pam - Great website to check out! I loved the Madison T - great to wear with colorful print skirts this spring and summer here!
    You look so pretty in that blouse - ready for Fiesta!
    Have a great time!!

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  35. Great look, you embody Fiesta! I love the necklace shirtdress. Get the catalog and just liked them on Facebook. Glad I found your blog.

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  36. You look stunning in the blouse! I liked the silk cowl blouse in the catalog, and I liked them on FB.

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  37. I am tweeting and adding this to my facebook page,too!
    Hugs
    Reva

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