About Soft Surroundings:

Soft Surroundings is a St. Louis-based clothing, beauty and home furnishings retailer which celebrated its grand opening in Coconut Point Mall in July. Its customers are busy women of all ages who appreciate style as well as comfort. The Soft Surroundings philosophy is that by putting yourself first, you can take better care of friends and family and live a happier, more fulfilling life.

About the Model:

Brandy Minchew is a master naturalist with College of Life Foundation who conducts historical kayaking tours on the Estero River offering insight into Estero’s early settlers. Brandy volunteers with many local organizations and serves on the board of directors for the Estero Chamber of Commerce and the chamber’s Young Professionals Network. This active mom o

f a teen son also serves on the American Canoe  Association’s Florida Executive Council. Additionally, she volunteers with Beautiful Feet, a local nonprofit working in the impoverished community of Cristo Rey, Nicaragua.

About the look:

Welcome fall with this seasonably soft outfit featuring a lightweight cardigan in beautiful autumn colors, along with comfortable leggings and stylish booties. The leaf detail of the dangling earrings delivers a fun and feminine finish to this seasonal look.

  • Sunset Cardi – This stunning, long cardigan comes in warm, autumn hues with sunbursts of color and rib knit details. ($79.95)
  • Charlie Cowl Top – This sleeveless, cowl-neck top in mallard blue is the perfect layering item to wear beneath the Sunset Cardi. The soft, pima cotton top also drapes over curves with its long, sloping hemline and can be worn alone with leggings for cozy comfort. ($59.95)
  • Baux Leggings – This is a versatile item to keep in your fall wardrobe. Comfy jersey-knit leggings are accented with coconut, mother-of-pearl and metallic buttons at the ankle. ($79.95)
  • Nomad Booties– These distressed, leather booties complete the look. Handcrafted in Spain, the Nomad Booties give a rugged vibe while offering style and comfort. ($269)
  • Tree of Life Earrings  — Modeled after the leaves of the moringa tree (known as the “tree of life”), these eye-catching earrings are handmade of genuine leather and finished in metallic gold.  ($29.95)

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