A Happy ‘Mismatched’ Accident!

My outfit today is a bit of an enigma; I don’t remember how it actually materialized.  I started off with my brown stretch pashmina tichel, a wrap skirt and a mint shirt, but between taking photos, getting cold (hence the sweater and scarf around my neck), and adding an extra sash scarf on my head, I ended up feeling VERY mismatched.  And do you know what’s even more mysterious?  I have barely left my house today (yet), and have already received glowing compliments from the many people that have come over!  I was like, “really”?!  But the women commenting are very stylish, so I decided to believe them!  So I’m going to go out like this!  I guess it does all look pretty funky!

Here’s my tichel:
wrapunzel tichel andrea grinberg

And here is the awesome mismatched yet somehow working outfit!  My skirt is from Israel when I went there for the first time!  I remember being so hesitant to buy it because it ‘wasn’t my style’… and now it’s one of the most worn skirts in my wardrobe!

My new DROOOOOL tichel!

Oh wow!  Has it ever happened to you that you get a scarf and you just know that it will NEVER be folded up and put away nicely because it will become your new “most-worn”?  Well, something magical happened when I found this scarf, and I just knew!  It’s so soft and glorious!  These end of the day photos simply don’t do it justice, but I tried!  The teal and orange… yum!  I think it’s my new favourite colour combination!
wrapunzel andrea grinberg
(Worn with a dark teal shirt, neutral sweater, and patterned turquoise/green skirt.)
wrapunzel andrea grinberg

(And yes – I have a feeling you’re gonna love it as much as I do so we’re working on getting it for the store!)

What colour combinations are you loving lately???

Skirt = Headwrap?! Believe it!

So… you all know Rivka Malka Perlman, right?

If you haven’t heard of her, run (don’t walk!) to her website right now.  This woman is one of my greatest inspirations, and I am proud to say, now also a close friend.

ANYWAY – she recently gave me a stunning teal wrap skirt, and I had been itching to wear it, so I decided to save it for a special occasion.  Last Shabbat seemed like the perfect opportunity.

But then the weather was FREEZING!  Much too cold to wear such a fluttery skirt.  I thought the skirt may have to stay in my closet and wait until the spring.

But Shabbat is a time of miracles, so I had an idea and did what any proud head scarf wrapper would do; I turned it into a tichel!

Bada boom!
Bada boom!

And it subsequently became one of the most beautiful tichels I have ever tied!
andrea grinberg wrapunzel skirt tichel

I know.  And all this was done without damaging the skirt – so it can be worn both ways.

Maybe Rivka Malka and I should start marketing skirts as tichels!  Who wants a tutorial??

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!

Breezy Flowers

andrea grinberg wrapunzel tichel

I hadn’t worn my favourite gold scarf for a while, so it was time to break it out!  I did a high wrap around my bun and then looped the ends around, fastening them in a single knot at the side.  I added an antique pin for extra security (doesn’t hurt the eyes, either!)  Later on in the day, I added the turquoise sash to add extra interest.

For the outfit, I wore a dress that is often hard to match, but lo and behold, has orange, gold and a bit of turquoise in it!  I wore a longer, swingy skirt underneath because I was going to be playing cello (aka long skirts are necessary!), an cream shell, gold earrings, and lace flats.  All in all, it was comfortable, modest, beautiful, and feminine!  This will likely be one of my new favourite outfit/tichel combos!

andrea grinberg wrapunzel tichel outfit