Shelley Newbury Hoovestal
Text by Claire Baiz • Photography by Jacqui SmithEven if Shelley Newbury Hoovestal is running around Helena in jeans, a blouse, and a scarf, people ask, “Why are you dressed up?” It’s not just what she wears, it’s Shelley’s flair for design: there’s no denying, from the carpool to the courthouse, this busy paralegal knows how to put together a winning look. It helps that Shelley works out, does gym ‘boot camps’, lifts weights, and dances—and she enjoys skiing and horseback riding. You can bet Shelley, a busy mother of two and stepmother of four, does it all in style.
This proud Fort Benton native freely admits she’s a “rhinestone jean gal”, and though she might get the occasional hankering for stilettos, Shelley satisfies her shoe urge with boots. Lots of boots.
Her fashion advice? “Be the person you want to portray. The way you look has a huge impact on how you feel…It’s all about confidence.”