The Perfect Fall Coverup!

I thought I loved ponchos before… but I never knew I’d love them this much!  These ones have such a flattering shape for every body type, and they’re snuggly too!  They’re lovely in the early hours of the morning when there’s just a little nip in the air, and when the sun goes down at night and you want something graceful and warm without changing your outfit.  They don’t take up much room so you can pack ’em away midday when the sun comes out or drape it over your chair for a comfy place to sit.

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At Wrapunzel headquarters, we’re having so much trouble choosing which of the seven colors we like best… the royal ones are gorgeous, but the neutral ones just match everything!  (Everyone should have our problems.)  We have no idea how the sequins were worked in so perfectly… usually sequins are a little to glitzy for my taste, but these are sewn in a way that offer the subtlest shine.  *sigh.

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There’s also an added perk for all you nursing mamas… these make the PERFECT nursing cover!  I was on the plane to Israel and of course it was cold, and it was so easy to nurse in the poncho while keeping modest.  No back exposure or pull down risks!  I never thought it would be so useful!

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Beautiful Devorah in Beautiful Blue

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Fun!

Modelling these with my friend Devorah was such a treat!  She’s a true beauty, inside and out.  Doesn’t she look just like Snow White?  Snow White and Wrapunzel… hmmm :)

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From all of us at Wrapunzel, we hope you’re staying warm and enjoying the gorgeous fall weather!  May these ponchos help you feel loved, protected, and help you realize the infinite beauty that resides within you.

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All my love,

Andrea xo

(Oh!  I know you’ll be asking: Devorah is wearing the Shine On tichel, and I’m wearing Noteworthy with the Light and Shade headband.)

Naomi Rose: Black and White and Fabulous All Over

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Recently in the Wrapunzel inbox, someone wrote to us with a conundrum: she had this beautiful dress, in a striking black-and-white floral pattern. But she never liked the look of either black or white tichels by her face. What else could she wear that would work with the dress?

I love this question, because it’s relevant to so many people. Lots of us like the look of a formal black dress, or a crisp white shirt under a black blazer, or a sassy stripy skirt. Unfortunately, many ladies (including me!) find that wearing a pure black or white (or black-and-white) tichel can feel a little harsh next to their skin tone.

Thankfully, there are some really good solutions! These are my favorites. I’ll demonstrate with my new stripy dress, and I’ve asked permission of a few other Wrapunzelistas to share their pics, too!

  1. Bold solid colors: Jewel tones and pastels
    Any bright pastel or deep jewel tone is a win with black-and-white. Ruby, teal, royal blue, purple, or emerald green are good jewel tones. If you look good in pastels, try a robin’s-egg-blue, bubble-gum pink, sherbert orange… you get the idea! Pick your favorite richly-colored scarf, add some sparkles, and you’re all set!
  2. Metallics
    Silver, bronze, or gold go with just about everything, and black-and-white is no exception. If you’re not feeling like a bright pop of color, a shiny silver might give you just the perfect solution!
  3. Use black or white (or both!) – but add something else. If you want your wrap to feel “matchy,” but plain black or white doesn’t work on you, you can still pull it off. The trick is to take a flattering bold color or metallic (as in #1 and #2), and add it into your wrap alongside the black or white. If black or white works by your face, you can add your pop of color over top of the black or white base scarf, as Wrapunzel Fangroup member Miriam Perl did here:
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    If you don’t like the look of black or white by your face, you can use a flattering color as a base scarf, let some of it show right by your face, and work your black/white magic over top of that!
    For example, I like raspberry by my face more than black:

    And Wrapunzelista Shira adds a little white (or black-and-white!) to turquoise for a stunning effect!

     

     

Do you have a favorite wrap to wear with your blacks and whites? What tichel makes you feel fabulous when you pair it with your little black dress or suit? How about wrapping styles – tails or no tails? Share with us in the comments!!

Happy wrapping,

 

Naomi Rose

Teal Shimmery Love!

So you all know how much love my teal Shimmery… so much that it got a hole from overuse!  I showed here what to do with a shimmery that gets a hole in it… and then treated myself to another teal Shimmery as a replacement!  So now I have one full, one thick sash and two thin sashes.  Guess what I did for Shabbat!?

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That’s right!

I am so excited about this wrap, and I can see so many possibilities emerging!  Imagine a gold, beige gold, and brown braid.  Or royal colors!  I’m half tempted to start ripping up my other shimmeries, but I will retrain myself… for now :)

... and check out this new pin!

… and check out this new pin!

As you can see, I’m making a concentrated effort this year to incorporate more white/cream into my wardrobe for Shabbat!  It’s difficult for me with the see-through factor and also wanting to not look like I’m in spa/sleepwear, but I am determined!  Check out this last photo of the wrap!  As you can see, in order:
– A half shimmery twisted
– Two quarter shimmeries, in a rope twist
– A full Shimmery tail, twisted
– 4 quarter shimmery tails, in a 4 way braid
– 1 full shimmery and 2 half shimmeries, in a regular braid

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I loved this wrap most because it’s super fancy, but also not too loud.  It’s intricate, but only if you look closely!  And it really didn’t take that long to do!

Hope this idea inspires you and wishing you all a healthy, productive, safe, and inspirational week!
Love, Andrea

An Old Shimmery Becomes an Awesome Sash! Enjoy!

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Got an old Shimmery with a hole in it that you don’t know what to do with?  Or have you always wanted to do braids and twists with your Shimmery but find it a little to thick to work with?  Check out this awesome idea!  I’m loving it!

And yes, that is a 4 strand braid I’m wearing!  Want a tutorial?  It’s so easy and looks awesome!

Shabbat shalom <3
Love, Andrea

Zig-zag wrap – with ONE scarf!

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The Zig-zag Criss-cross Wrap is a Wrapunzel classic – it’s hard to beat the stunning visual of crisscrossing layers and angles in a wrap. But did you know that you can get the same effect using just one scarf? Check out Naomi Rose’s tutorial below for two different versions – one with a tail over the shoulder (pictured above), and one with all the ends tucked away, Regal Wrap-style. This is an amazing wrap to do with any rectangular scarf or pashmina – with solid-colored scarves it’s subtly elegant, and with multicolored scarves it’s a head-turner! Enjoy!!

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Rachel’s Turban-style Regal Wrap

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What is this wrap? Well… it’s a little like the Yael, and a little like the Regal Wrap, and a little like the perfect turban… but it’s not any of those! It’s a gorgeous, elegant, and very simple wrap for any pashmina – and just in time for the change in the weather! It’s possible to wrap it completely knot-free, it works with even the thickest pashminas, and it takes just a few minutes. Introducing Rachel’s latest!

 

Here’s how to do it yourself:

 

Cozy (and chic) Pashmina Turban with Rachel!

Back in August, on our Wrapunzel Fangroup, a member shared this photo of a beautiful wintry wrap star:

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(Photo credit unknown – if you have the source, please let us know so we can credit it!)

 

Of course everyone wanted to figure out how that gorgeous wrap was done… and who better than our amazing turban guru, Rachel!! Grab your favorite pashmina (or any long rectangular scarf that catches your fancy), and check out her latest tutorial to learn this beautiful style: