Archive | June 2013

Casual Scarf Made Formal

This scarf is one of the first tichels that I purchased.  I love its versatility, but had never worn it in a formal setting.  I decided to try it out!  Who knew that with a little extra height and a sparkly pin, this scarf could be just as fancy as the rest of ’em!  The elastic in the scarf kept everything put for the whole night, and the pin held everything together with a little extra security.  I will definitely be trying this one again!

New Sari Scarf!

If you have been following this blog for a while, you may already know about my love for the “sari scarf” that I own.  For those of you that don’t, a sari scarf is a scarf made of recycled sari strips.  It’s beautiful, and with one easy knot makes it look like you are wearing a myriad of scarves on your head.  I wear mine whenever I need to pull off something fast and formal… so when I found another one in thrift store ($3!) of different colours from the one I already own, I decided to get it.  Here it is!

And here is the tutorial on how to do this wrap!

Burnt Orange

I love this scarf!  It’s so simple, and the colour is beautiful and flattering.  And because it’s so light and soft, it’s perfect for the summer!

Stripe Love

Stripe-y scarves are great when you’re running out the door and don’t have time to do something elaborate with your ‘do.  This brown one is both neutral and flattering… and a beautiful brooch ties the look together perfectly!

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The Sashy Accent

It always amazes me how a good sash accessory can completely change the look of a wrap.  Here I am going to show you a simple, purple scarf, wrapped in the exact same way, but when paired with two different sashes, the look is completely changed!  See for yourself!

With a tye-dye, colourful, thin, silk scarf:

 

And with a ruffled sash (honestly I can’t see how this sash would be worn *not* on one’s head!):

Once New, Now Classic

This wrap was so “new” to me a month ago… now it’s one of my most used styles!  I wore it for the whole day today and it took me from a formal occasion to heavy lifting to nannying to grocery shopping… and all the way back home!  This picture was snapped when I walked in the door, so you can see that it hasn’t budged since the morning (thank you velvet headband!)  Yes, I know it looks complicated, but the four tail braid is super easy once you get the knack of it 🙂

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Check out the tutorial here.

A Silk Wonder!

This scarf, given to me by my mother-in-law, is one of my summer favourites.  It’s made of crushed silk, so it’s light and low maintenance.  The colour changes on the scarf make it look like I’m wearing more than one when really, it feels so light – like I’m barely wearing anything!  For this wrap, I am not wearing the volumizer… just my hair tied up high and the velvet headband with the scarf (it’s hot outside!)