Shelley: Merry Christ-moose!

By Shelley Graham

with commentary by Editor Marcie Everhart

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Shelley proves the Christmas sweater can still be cool!! If it’s all loosey-“moosey” and drapes as well as this one with its updated bell sleeve and sophisticated color palette of navy, cream, and dark green. The feeling of comfy coziness is completed with a destructed v-neck tee, destructed jean with ragged hem, and a shapely, low-heeled, taupe suede bootie. Who knew a reindeer cardigan could be so hip?!

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The tiny holes and frayed edges of the destructed tee surprise here, because they suggest the texture of a well-loved knobby, pilled, unraveling sweater. The “imperfect” becomes perfect and intentional.

The Real-Real Behind the Scenes

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A hug from a lifelong friend can feel like a favorite sweater holding back the cold. Shelley and Lori’s friendship has spanned 35 years, since college.

A Little Background Music

Another longtime classic, updated and re-imagined.

Shopping Links

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Moose Buddies Knit Cardigan, Show Me Your Mumu, $146.

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Wassa Destroyed V-Neck Tee, $78.

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Jeans with Irregular Hem, Zara, $40.

Great Heights Frayed Skinnies, Free People, $78.

Kiss Me Ripped Skinny Jeans, Jessica Simpson, $60.

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Perry Bootie, Eileen Fisher, $164.

 

*Photos of Shelley (and Lori) by Marcie Everhart

 

 

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