Make it Your Own Dress from Soft Surroundings

Make It Your Own Dress - Blue

Make It Your Own Dress

This simple dress can be worn 7 ways. And with the simple accompanying style guide, you’ll be able to create a dress that is perfect for every occasion.

The dress is fashioned from two long bodice pieces and a sweeping, ankle-length skirt. And that means you can wear it as a halter, one-shoulder, strapless, tie-waist, cross-back, or backless. A styling guide is included, or available online, and it shows instructions to create the following: twisted empire dress, twisted front halter dress, halter dress, belted skirt, strapless dress, cap sleeve dress and one-shoulder dress.

This is a versatile essential that you’ll want in every color. The fabric is a soft and fluid poly/spandex.

Here’s a link to the guide (which comes with the dress) that tells you, very simply, how to create the 7 styles.

This dress comes in blue, black and a black/white print. And it comes in petite and tall, in addition to regular misses sizes 54′ long.

Things We Love: Sanita Clogs in new Spring Designs

Things we Love: Sanita Clogs
Being on your feet all day can take a toll on your whole body, and this collection of comfort clogs is the remedy for offering comfort that lasts all day long. Sanita has launched some bright and bold new styles for spring.
Known for their lasting comfort, Sanita® Professional Clog has a specially designed sole creating a subtle rocking motion that actually propels you forward. Additional features are a roomy toe box for increased comfort, reinforced, padded instep and a protective heel cap. The shock-absorbing and flexible PU sole will keep you on your feet and going. Accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association.

You can get them shipped free at The Walking Company. (The Walking Company offers free shipping on all orders over $100. No coupon code necessary, and this is an ongoing offer, so there’s no expiration date.)

Click here to browse the new spring styles from Sanita >

50% of select apparel purchases benefits the Global Fund for Children

Tea Collection Children's Clothing for Kids ages 0-8 yearsThe Tea Collection is an online children’s boutique featuring apparel that “celebrates the beauty found in cultures around the world.”

My favorite thing on this site: 50% of each “Little Citizens” purchase goes toward the Global Fund for Children.
Click here to see the selection and to get more details.

For a limited time, Tea Collection is offering a coupon code for new customers, as well:
10% off orders of $75 or more
First time customers only.
Click link above and use code: AF10
Ends November 30, 2008


I think I was the last person in town to buy a pair of Crocs, and now I can’t believe I waited so long. In the mountain town where I live, lots of people practically live in these in the spring and summer. Now all five of us in the family have them. The kids can splash through puddles and streams and keep on walking. They are easy to clean and easy to slip on and off. Crocs are made of a croslite PCCR material. They are slip-resistant with non-marking soles, and they are anti-microbial and odor resistant.

Crocs respond to your body heat by molding to fit your feet. My six year old says walking in her Crocs is like “walking barefoot on squishy carpet all day long.” See if these aren’t the most comfortable $30 shoes you’ve ever owned. has an enormous selection of these, plus free shipping, free return shipping, and no sales tax, and they are running some great coupon codes, too: Coupons