Hi friends! I hope y’all had a wonderful long weekend! I worked all day yesterday, except for a visit to The Water Room (a beautiful non-toxic nail salon – I highly recommend it when in Charleston!), but it was so nice not having my email inbox fill up. Like most days recently, to get my nails done yesterday, I wore the cozy chic top I can’t stop wearing… aka my Dudley Stephens boatneck fleece! I’ve had my eye on Dudley Stephens for a few months now. But I hadn’t actually pulled the trigger on adding any of their fleeces to my closet until recently. Now that I have, I have no idea why I waited so long!
All of Dudley Stephens’ new spring styles and colors launched yesterday so there is so much goodness to browse and choose from!
In case you aren’t familiar, I wanted to share a little about the whole (brilliant) idea behind the brand. I just love it! The two founding sisters of Dudley Stephens grew up on the Long Island Sound wearing cozy fleeces day-in and day-out. However, as they became adults, they were disappointed with the not-so-cute fleeces that they wanted to reach for but didn’t feel like wearing out and about anymore. So, their genius idea was hatched and they reimagined fleece in an elevated-for-everyday way meant to be worn for shore to city with ease. Don’t you just love that?! I feel like that description is the exact type of style I look for and try to embody so. I’m hooked. Plus, the brand is sustainable made in the United States from recycled yarn. Win, win!
The Cozy Chic Top I Can’t Stop Wearing
I was drawn to the fleece I scooped up because of the adorable boatneck. I think the boatneck style elevates the fleece to give it that chic touch, making it more than just a fleece. I’ve honestly worn mine, in ‘Ice Blue,’ to brunch, to dinner, to a meeting, to the dog park, to the beach on Sullivan’s Island, and to sleep. Haha! It also comes in a bunch more colors.
In the springtime, Edwin and I try to soak up as much of the glorious Charleston weather as possible, which means we go on bike rides 2-4 times a week. To go with my fleece, I slipped on white jeans (similar, similar) because, well, spring has sprung in Charleston! I also added on a blue and white stripe long sleeve tee underneath because this particular day was a bit chilly. Finally, I wore my trusty Thelma loafers, which are one of my tried and true wardrobe staples, and a Charleston hat (no sun spots, please!).
I also really love this ‘Cobble Hill’ style fleece (it has pockets!). And this ‘High-Low’ fleece style! Are you already a fan of Dudley Stephens? I’m discovering that the brand has a very true and loyal fan base (including me!). Which new styles and colors are you favorite!?
P.S. I can’t help but think that I can’t wait to have a little kiddo to wear their kids styles!
Get my ‘The Cozy Chic Top I Can’t Stop Wearing’ look:
Photography by Edwin Eversole