Mother’s Day is around the corner. I am having nasal surgery this week, and I wish I could see my mom. She is going to stay in Nashville, but I will see my husband’s mother all week as she is taking care of me for the first week in my recovery. I had to make sure to find something for my mom before my surgery, so I could ship something in time.
I was recently invited to the grand opening for the new Soft Surroundings store in Naperville, a suburb of Chicago. I took a look around their website, and while my personal style tends to be more urban and modern, they offer the kind of merchandise my mom loves. Mom is a very casual dresser and she loves bright colors. She is also a fan of decorating with patterns.
First thoughts: The new Naperville store was absolutely packed on its opening day. It was full of women who were about the same age as my mother. My chances of success increased. Awesome.
I noticed that Soft Surroundings sells some really cute accessories and gifts. I was really fond of their well packaged lip balms and novelty books. Soft Surroundings is a pretty good little gift shop – they have lots of selection!
Soft Surroundings offers petite clothing sizes in addition to women’s and misses sizes.
Also, their “Solution Walls” in their beauty section cannot be beat. You know how at Sephora, you have to go brand display to brand display and most of your options for brows are pencils or wax? Soft Surroundings has an entire wall dedicated to thickening those brows up with serums, powders, pencils and more. I love it!
Me having a little fun with an awesome pair of sunglasses I found…
I was serious about the new Naperville location being packed. That was the line to pay. It was crazy. As I walked back to my car, some women noticed my shopping bag and stopped me to ask where the new store was located (across from Anthropologie).
You can shop Soft Surroundings online here. All orders ship Fedex 2-Day shipping, but shipping fees scale based on the size of your order.
I normally pick out our gift to my husband’s mother too, but I got hit with a nasty cold and sinus infection this week (hence, the need for nasal surgery), so that one is now on my husband.