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Rachel: Retro Glam! (Pesach Edition)

Here at Wrapunzel, one topic we get questions about time and time again is how one goes about matching tichels to their outfits. While some choose their outfit first, others  start with a scarf and many more are “switch hitters”, so to speak, alternating between the two. Most days I definitely fall into that last category, going with the flow and waiting for inspiration to strike.

However, last week, with the first night of Pesach quickly approaching, I had an awesome minimalist dress (my husband’s choice) to start with and absolutely no clue what to pair it with. The end result was a look that I got more compliments on than almost any I’ve worn before and its simplicity is truly what made it a FABULOUS tichel. At our Seder, my family simply adored it!

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One Scarf Challenge – Yeah!

So, where did I start? Well, given that any color can go with black, I had a totally blank canvas- one that almost anything in my extensive tichel-wardrobe would match. This might sound like a good thing, but I felt totally intimidated and had no clue which direction to go! Alas, I had to start somewhere and my first attempt was what is almost always my fancy outfit go-to: The Shimmery. I tried a Layered Waterfall Twist using blues… then pewter and black… and then mulberry. Yet, they all felt too “loud” to go with this dress. Liking the idea of something sparkly, I moved on to my trusty green Shiny-licious, tied in a Chignon. While the green did then inspire other parts of my outfit, the scarf itself still felt like it was too much and did not match my rather subdued pre-Pesach mood.

It was then that inspiration struck and my epiphany happened: What I needed was a simple black Silky Square! Given that it’s not an oblong-shaped scarf and is therefore out of my comfort zone, I knew that my options for tying it would be limited, but this was exactly what I needed. Not to mention that its sheen matched my dress perfectly! Before putting it on my head, I added an olive drab jacket and matching suede boots (Thanks to that green Shiny-licious’ inspiration!), adding a slightly-edgy touch and bringing me closer to what ultimately became this completed look:

Now came the most important part- tying on this luxurious-feeling scarf and adding accessories! With a simple side-knot, my husband told me that I was looking like a retro movie starlet, so I knew that the finishing touches would have to match. Pearls seemed like an obvious choice (and are a personal favorite of mine), so I added my Galaxy Glimmer Pin, vintage pearl necklace and some over-the-top sparkly Art Deco-era earrings (clip-ons, no less!). In a previous lifetime, I might never have mixed gold and silver together like this, but rarely concern myself anymore with committing “fashion faux pas.”.

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Well, Wrapunzelistas, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! For those celebrating Pesach, I wish you a chag kasher v’sameach! If you Wrapunzelistas are up for it, tell me, which do you choose first? Your outfit or your tichel? I’d love to hear all about the process you use in the comments section below this post!

-Rachel

Naomi Rose: Deep Ocean – a tribute

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This photo was taken a year and half ago (!) when Andrea and I visited Israel together. We had a meet-up in the Old City of Jerusalem with an amazing group of wrapping enthusiasts. The scarf I’m wearing here was called Deep Ocean, and it was on the Wrapunzel store at the time… briefly. After it sold out we thought we’d never see it again.

But lo and behold! 18 months later we finally tracked down more of them, and you can find them here!

I’m celebrating by wearing mine again, in a Zahava Chignon. Hooray!

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My husband took this photo of me with Shalomy yesterday and I thought it would make you smile!  It’s a bit blurry, but definitely a keeper!  PS – I’m finding baby wrapping much more difficult than hair wrapping… still getting the hang of it!

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My New Favourite Wrap!

I came up with this awesome wrap right before Shabbat and loved it so much that I wore it the next day.  It’s a perfect princess-y wrap that is great for the summer weather.  And you don’t need any volume at the back to do it!  I love how it’s casual and fancy at the same time… definitely a go-to for me!  It’s a pretty easy wrap to do, but let me know if you want a tutorial!  I love how the first scarf hangs down the back, peeking through the Lovely Lace!

This was Friday night!

And this was Shabbat day (Saturday)!

Here’s how:

Ooooo just so perfect for summer!  Love it!  Let me know what you think!

The DT – Double Twist!

Check out this new ‘twist’ on The DB (double braid!)  It’s so easy and loved how the colors blended together with the twisting technique!  And for those that don’t braid on Shabbat, this is a great solution!

I wore this to a family reunion so these are a few cropped photos of how it looked on me!  Wearing three 2 in 1s in turquoise, brown, and teal 🙂

What colors do you think YOU will try this with?  Can’t wait to see your gorgeous blended combos!

Being Silly!

Good morning to you all!  Thought I’d switch it up and post a goofy photo of my tichel today.  I’m wearing my Watercolor Dream (seriously, am I ever gonna get tired of this tichel?) wrapped up in a Yael ‘do.  I love how you can really see the wrap with this scarf… definitely gonna do this again!

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Gooooooood morning!

Hope you’re all having a wonderful day!  Sending lots of love, hugs, and giggles! ❤

It’s a Beautiful Signature Day!

It’s hottttttt outside… like, 33 degrees Celcius and humid sort of hot!  This morning I took one look at my tichel collection and felt an intense calling coming from my signature scarf – I haven’t worn it in over a month!  How did that happen?

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I did a Yael wrap and WOWZA!!  I just fell in love with this tichel allll over again!

Can you see the intense burn on my upper forehead?  That’s from Sunday when I was silly and stayed out in the sun during our community kid’s orchestra concert.  Learn from my mistakes y’all… tichel sunburns are NOT attractive!

I hope this inspires all of you to whip out your Wrapunzel Signature Scarves… seriously, I completely forgot how awesome it is!  I have a feeling it may end up on my head again tomorrow 😛

Love, Andrea