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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

Soft Emerald Olive Grove

Can someone tell me why I’ve never worn this gorgeous color on its own??  I wore it two days in a row and can’t wait to put it on again!!  Have you ever tried wearing olive or emerald?  What do you think?

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This wrap is the green “Shimmery” (it has a olive-y hue) and an olive 2 in 1 paired with a strip of lace that my sister-in-law lent me!  And after snapping this first photo I realized that I had the perfect necklace which belonged to my mother to use (with the regal clasp) as an accessory:

This new pencil skirt (30 shekels in the shuk – huzzah!) was a perfect match for the lace top and tichel!  Here I am taking a moment to relax on our patio where we’re staying in Jerusalem.  (Did I say hammock?! Woohoo!!)  I hope you are all doing so well and I am sending you so much love and hugs from the holy land!  Keep on Wrapunzeling on, ladies!

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Fancy Wraps!

Here are two fancier wraps that I’ve been experimenting with, both with the same pin!  The first is using a sari scarf and a very thin Israeli tichel underneath!

The second was using a green silky scarf and some black, sparkly sashes that I simply love!  It was a new discovery to see how the pin secured everything together!
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One Scarf Many Ways Part 2!

You loved seeing one scarf tied in multiple ways in the last post… so here is another!  This green silk scarf was a gift from a woman who makes them (I posted about it in one of my first Wrapunzel posts) and it often makes an appearance on my head!  This day was full of bike riding so I had to take my tichel off and tie it again a few times… here goes!

The first tie of the day!

The first tie of the day!

The outfit that went with it (sorry for the fuzziness - haven't figured out my camera for these kinds of shots!)

The outfit that went with it (sorry for the fuzziness – haven’t figured out my camera for these kinds of shots!)

The next tie was an experiment… I have seen gorgeous ties with lots of detail at the top and wanted to try it!  This one was beautiful and I got a lot of compliments, but I personally feel like it didn’t suit my personality and face shape.  Hope that someone else is inspired by it!

And last but not least, I needed to tie something on my head quickly when I got home at night… here is a simple wrap using this stunning silk scarf:

ahhhhh simplicity!

ahhhhh simplicity!

One Scarf Does It!

Sometimes I get so scarf happy that I forget that one scarf can look incredible on its own!  Check out this forest green scarf, wrapped in a basic regal wrap and accessorized with a simple bow clip.  Practical and beautiful!

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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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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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