Pamela Lutrell in a new Soft Surroundings hat on Over 50 Feeling 40

My new life as a professional work-from-home writer and website editor at age 67 has me ditching professional style and seeking a new life-style…clothing that communicates what I want the world to know about me!  I am learning so much, but still not set on the destination.  Soft Surroundings is my third stop on the journey and the beautiful store at The Shops of La Cantera was full to overflowing with new Fall 2020 collections for me to try on!  It was so much fun.

I selected Soft Surroundings because of their new campaign.  The email promotion read: “This fall, we’re celebrating change, rethinking of our wardrobes, and refreshing our points of view.”  They just described me perfectly and what I am up to…so they won the third spot!

Soft Surroundings boutique on Over 50 Feeling 40

This display is a good illustration of my mindset going in.  Several ladies have encouraged me to feed my creative side and consider more bohemian designs.  Yet, I still have a love of classic designs.  So, I am seeking ways to marry the two and discover Pam-style somewhere in the middle.  


Soft Surroundings leggings for fall 2020 on over 50 Feeling 40

Recently someone wrote in the comments that leggings, jeggings, and skinny jeans are no longer in style.  That is simply not true.  Everywhere I have gone features new designs of all three and I feel like it is influenced by our stay home world right now and athleisure wear.  Whatever the reasons, this is my wheelhouse…I love to wear all three and believe when styled the right way, they can be very flattering.  Not for a professional office…but I no longer have to worry about that!!  

Pamela Lutrell in Soft Surroundings vest on over 50 feeling 40

I would call this look full blown bohemian!  I like it and enjoyed wearing it around the store, but I am not sure if it is me.  All of the pieces were fun though.  I do not own anything like the Laurier Vest so I enjoyed trying it on and thinking about it for a long time.  Even now looking at the picture, there is still something about it that I am drawn to.

Pamela Lutrell in Soft Surroundings on over 50 feeling 40

These are different leggings called Superslim Indigo Kilim Leggings and let me add, they are also super soft!  I really like this look.  All three pieces worked well together and were enjoyable to wear.  This Corinna Hoodie in pale pink is beautiful and very flattering.  Another one I really like, but just not sure. At this point, the vision of who I want to be right now, began to blur.  These styles had me reconsidering a whole new casual type of look.

Pamela Lutrell in Kajal jacket from Soft Surroundings on over 50 feeling 40

Now, when I discovered the Kajal Jacket, it seemed to be more of what I am going for… balanced the Have to Have printed leggings really well and the design is very flattering.  It was more understated and not so overwhelming with boho.  Look at the seaming on the back of this jacket…the detail keeps it from being boxy and creates a more flattering fit.  However, do the first two styles reflect my creativity and joy more?  AH! So many questions…but beautiful garments to ponder!


Pamela Lutrell in Embroidered Blouse at Soft Surroundings on Over 50 Feeling 40

I really like this denim top…it seems to have the combination of creativity and classic style that I have in mind.  I can think of so many ways I could style this top for fall….a fun brooch at the top button and collar would look great!

Pamela Lutrell in Soft Surroundings on Over 50 Feeling 40

This is a beautiful top, just not me.  The design is overpowering on me and the neckline is not flattering.  But if you love bohemian, you will love this top.  

Pamela Lutrell in white Soft Surroundings top on over 50 feeling 40

This Rendevous shirt is one of their most popular tops and comes in many colors.  Again, placement of seams makes a difference and this shirt has great fit and comfort.  I wanted to try in on in a different color, but they didn’t have my size.  For a simple comfort top, I like this. 



I wanted to show you this dress.  It is beautiful and the design has a very flattering fit.  However, the one I tried on was similar to the one on the rack where the big flower hit across my chest…it was just too much floral and too overwhelming on me.  I would love to see this same dress in a solid black or navy…it would be beautiful. 

Soft Surroundings Fall 2020 Accessories on Over 50 Feeling 40

When I walked into the store, my eyes fell immediately on the accessories…the hats, the scarves, the bags, the jewelry!   Gorgeous….they were hard to resist.  Again, part of re-thinking my new life-stye also includes how I will wear my accessories going forward.  

Soft Surroundings Handbag on over 50 feeling 40

This is where I usually conclude what I learned from this trip.  What I learned it that I do love the creative/boho styles more than I thought I would and maybe that will be a part of my change going forward.  I can get more from simple, neutral, classic pieces…but I do have a lot of those in my closet.  So maybe I should consider a little more fun!  Has anyone else gone more the creative/boho direction after leaving professional life?  Would anyone like to share?  So many of their clothing put a smile on my face.  I will show you a new collection Soft Surroundings has introduced called Go Lively very soon. 

Now for the slideshow which features these fabulous pieces….if you live near a store, go have some fun!  There were so many exciting new styles that I could’ve been there for hours, and I do plan to return. I haven’t even touched the Southwestern/Santa Fe style!   Spend some time on the overall website here: SOFT SURROUNDINGS.



Taking Juice Plus+ for seven years on Over 50 Feeling 40

There are several ways that I generate income through this blog in order to cover business expenses and give myself much needed income.  Purchases through the slideshow links is one way, ads on the page is one way and a new way is through ordering or re-ordering Juice Plus+ whole food capsules.  Please read my story and information HERE.




Pamela Lutrell and Goli

Another way is through ordering or re-ordering the GOLI Apple Cider Vinegar gummies through me with my GOLI LINK HERE.  Again, if you are not familiar with the benefits of apple cider vinegar, you should speak with your personal physician.  My husband and I are sold on the benefits and I am proud to represent this product.  I am going to leave this at the bottom of my posts so that when you, friends or family would like to order you can use my link.  Thanks for the support.  This is a great product; as well as, the ones below!




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