If you read other blogs, chances are youâ€™ve seen this fleece before. Thatâ€™s how I discovered it.
I first saw it on Julia. â€œThat looks cozy.â€
Then on Carly. â€œWhat a perfect thing to wear in the winter.â€
And then I couldn’t help but follow their influencer dinner a few weeks back. “Does every blogger in Connecticut own one?”
It turns out they do. Itâ€™s because Dudley Stephens has designed the impossible – fleece clothing that happen to be extremely stylish.
But how to wear it?
Thereâ€™s more to this company than fashionable fleeces. I love that Dudley Stephens is a family business, founded by sisters Lauren Stephens and Kaki McGrath. Their unique vello fleece (a softer, more lightweight version than Patagonia or North Face pullovers) is spun from recycled yarn, and all their pieces are made locally in Brooklyn.
Worth the $160? Abso-freaking-lutely. Youâ€™ll wear it all winter and into spring, support a women-led business, and look fantastic.
Because, options. Also, because budget.