Our family's been collecting shells on the North Carolina coast since the 1950s, and most of the treasures have come to reside at my mom's house. She has mason jars full of them, organized by species, and an entire garden bed mulched with conch shells, no joke! So this design is kind of an ode to her, to my grandmother, and to my Great Aunt Elizabeth Holden, the first female commissioner of Holden Beach, NC. Hats off, ladies.
As for the pullover, well...you can live in these. They're slouchy but not dumpy, long-sleeved but not too warm. This is the kind of item you'll put on when you get home on Friday night and find it accompanying to you to bed, then to brunch the next morning, and before you know it you'll be making popcorn in it for the second night in a row, swearing you'll be more industrious next weekend.... We say this not from a place of judgment, but from a place of experience.