Soft Surroundings summer fabrics on over 50 feeling 40

This week I am discussing some luxurious cool and comfy summer fabrics in addition to linen.   We just discussed the advantages of cotton gauze and today I want to recommend and Bamboo.  They are luxurious in the way they wear and feel to the touch.

Tencel is a sustainably sourced fabric from wood that is made with environmentally responsible processes.  Is it a very cool and relaxing fabric.

Soft Surroundings tencel tunic on over 50 feeling 40

Many of you might remember when I was deciding what to do after I left the world of teaching, I worked at Soft Surroundings for six months.  I wanted to do this to learn more about fashion merchandising and to learn what motivates the shopping habits of women over 50.  For me, it was like going to school every day, but in a beautifully decorated classroom.  I learned so much.

It was the Soft Surroundings sales associates who introduced me to Tencel and bamboo.  My husband and I own two sets of bamboo sheets for our master bed and would not sleep on anything else.  They are so comfortable.  What is most interesting about bamboo sheets is that they heat up in the winter and cool down in the summer…naturally.  We recently purchased a beautiful set from Soft Surroundings in a floral pattern.  When my grandsons were here for a visit last week, they sunk into the sheets with a big smile and one said, “This feels nice Gigi.”

Recently, when they had a huge sale, I purchased the black tunic you saw on Tuesday and this top which is Tencel to give me some of the cooler fabrics for wearing out and about this summer. While I do own linen, I like these fabrics as opposed to linen because they do not wrinkle like linen does and their care is easier…when washed in cold water…and I use Woolite with these garments.  I also want to note that my photographer (Mr. B!) was in a hurry the morning of this photo, and I took the garment out of its package, put it in the dryer and then wore it…that is why you do see a couple of creases that have sense fallen out.  Also, the necklace I am wearing is from Soft Surroundings.

Is anyone else a fan of Tencel?  I have included some options in the slideshow today…including the bamboo sheets which I cannot recommend highly enough.  

I hope you will join me for The Weekly Journal tomorrow which will have a variety of lifestyle information in it, and I want everyone to know that I am working on something new to begin on July 1, my official 10 -year anniversary date for the blog.  I want to share with you a new positive direction for me…and perhaps for some of you!



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