One of the things I’m most proud of this year is that I founded a female entrepreneur group in my area. We meet monthly to network and find ways to support each other. I highlighted one of those women last week in my Shop Small post, and I’m excited to be highlighting another one today! The idea of local women supporting each other makes my heart burst, and I feel so lucky to have made so many entrepreneurial friends in my ‘hood.
One of these friends is Lauren, who along with her mom and sister, created Dudley Stephens in 2015 to solve their problem of always wanting to wear fleece for warmth but never looking chic in it. Whether it was for on the slopes or in a boat, they knew there had to be something better out there. There wasn’t, so they made it themselves! The women reimagined fleece in a super cool way, creating their signature piece, the turtleneck tunic, along with capes and even dresses more recently.
When I first saw her site, I couldn’t fully tell how much I’d love the product, but since I’ve picked up this turtleneck, a blazer, and a cape that I wear all the time, I’m now a tried and true fan. Because I work from home, I pretty much live in my black turtleneck because it’s warm and comfy, but if I need to go run an errand, it doesn’t look sloppy like most of my sweatshirts. Oh also? It has pockets.
Lauren and I teamed up today for a fun giveaway! We’re giving away two of these tops: One for you and one for you to give as a holiday gift. Comment below with what color you would want, who you would give the gift to, and why. We’ll pick a winner tomorrow. Good luck!
In other news, last week I finally taught myself how to curl my own hair. Since it’s been short, I have been at a total loss on how to style it myself but after watching this video (even though she has long hair), I’ve become a a pro. I have this wand and love it. Fun fact: I’ve always been awful at doing my own hair, so one of my goals for 2017 is to step up my beauty/hair game. I’m going to do a full tutorial on how I get this look, with tips especially for people with shorter hair soon. Stay tuned!
*Note: Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered, and congrats to Katie D who was chosen as the winner using random.org.