Archive | September 2013

A Sparkly Thank You!

A very generous reader all the way across the ocean thought of me while shopping, and sent me this stunning beaded band in the mail!  It’s such a perfect hair wrapping accessory; I decided to wear it for the holiday of Sukkot paired with a green, flowered scarf.  Thank you!!!

(Yep, these photos were snapped pre makeup and earring almost falling out – there was so much cooking and running around to do before the beginning of the holiday!)

The dress I wore was a gift from my husband!  It is one of those “covers all” dresses that I don’t need to wear anything else over in order to be comfortably modest.  It’s from the vintage section of etsy (very affordable!) and is perfect for the nippy weather!

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Dark Warmth

Sheer, jewel-toned knitted cotton, and patterned, dark green silk.  What a beautiful combination!

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In terms of what I wore with it, my 13 year old self would be scandalized!  When I was a teenager, I had very strict ideas about what matched (don’t ask me where I got these rules from).  Dark shirt grey with black pants?  Never!  Complimentary colours together in one outfit?  Never!  Needless to say, my grey skirt, dark teal shirt and warm jean jacket would have never been allowed out of the house!

But times have changed!  Here is the dark yet warm yet neutral outfit that I paired with the wrap!  (Excuse my “Zoolander” face – I haven’t figured out the timer on my camera yet!)
andrea grinberg wrapunzel outfit

Pure Light

This past weekend, the Jewish people celebrated Yom Kippur.  There is so much to say about this holiday (it’s my favourite – wrote about that here) but in terms of hair covering, many people choose to wear all white.  I found that wearing all white with a white tichel is a challenge – it’s easy to enter bathrobe and towel zone!  Here is what I came up with!

The wrap consisted of two scarves and one lace sash (thank you hubby!)  They were layered and twisted over my head (for the second day of the holiday I did two twists – I liked that more!) and tied in the back:

I found beautiful light and sparkly earrings to match, as well as a big gold flower to hold the wrap together.  (This was the only colour in the whole ensemble.)

The white clothes were a beautiful cotton dress, with a white shell and ruffled white skirt underneath.
andrea grinberg wrapunzel white yom kippur

And of course, white shoes!
andrea grinberg wrapunzel white yom kippur

For those of you that celebrated, I hope that you had a cleansing, cathartic, and connected day.  Much love to ALL of my readers.  You are such an inspiration!

Function meets Fashion!

It’s always a challenge to find hair wraps and clothing that allow me to live life with freedom of movement, while remaining dignified and elegant.  Believe me ladies, I know how hard it is!

Here is my latest helmet-friendly cycling wrap (aka no volume at back):

And the outfit that went with it!  (Bicycling, office, cello, and home friendly!)
andrea grinberg wrapunzel

For those of you celebrating, I wish you an elevating, clarifying, connected, inspirational, cathartic, and all around incredible Yom Kippur.  Kol tuv!

Black Gets Colourful!

I must say, that as much as I love wearing lots of colour, I do enjoy my basic blacks!  The ease and elegance of it is simply unmatched.  That being said, I wanted to wear black today and be colourful as well!  Here’s is a post about how I went about being colourful and wearing black too!

First, a beautiful jewel multi-toned scarf with a sparkly black accent sash:

Paired with the right accessories:
andrea grinberg wrapunzel

And a lovely outfit contrasted with a black top and belt:
andrea grinberg wrapunzel

I enjoyed what I wore today very much.  The colour was joyful, the silhouette was feminine yet comfortable, and the black was pulled together.  Shana tova!

Now tell us, what are some new combinations/experiments you have tried lately, and how did it go?

Gettin’ Creative!

It’s a new year (the Jewish year of 5774 just began), so what better time to start creating some new wraps!  You may have noticed in the last tutorial that I am experimenting with gathering the scarves at the side of my head instead of the back; this one today is no exception.  I started off doing two long twists dangling at either side of my head… but then my husband walked by, tried to hide his laugh, so I decided not to go out like that… it did look funny! (Maybe an idea for Purim?)  So I undid one twist, wrapped the remainder around my head (creating a really neat knot at the side of my head) and let the other twist hang.  It’s  interesting how twisting at the side of your head completely changes the shape of the wrap!  I am not sure that this one works so well for my face shape, but I am sure that it will work for others!  As soon as I master the side gathering thing, I will make a tutorial!

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