Shelley: Merry Christ-moose!

By Shelley Graham

with commentary by Editor Marcie Everhart

pic1 (2)

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?!

pic2 (2)

pic3 (2)

pic4 (2)

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

friends1 (3)

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


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


Wassa Destroyed V-Neck Tee, $78.

zara (2)freepeop (3)jessica (2)

Jeans with Irregular Hem, Zara, $40.

Great Heights Frayed Skinnies, Free People, $78.

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

bootie (2)

Perry Bootie, Eileen Fisher, $164.


*Photos of Shelley (and Lori) by Marcie Everhart



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s