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Warm & Connected

There is something just so… warm about this wrap!  The soft fabric just works and something about it feels so natural!  I can’t put my finger on it, but I know this is one of my new favourites that will be worn again and again!

Wrapunzel Tichel Andrea Grinberg

Have you ever had that happen to you?  Have you ever created a wrap that is just so *you* and you can’t quite figure out why?

Dark Warmth

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

andrea grinberg wrapunzel


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

Hot Day Wear!

It’s hoootttt outside!  Many ladies often ask me, “aren’t you boiling in your long skirts, sleeves, and head wrap?”  The answer is, “Yep, it’s hot, but I am much cooler than someone wearing short shorts and a tank top!”

How can this be?

The answer is simple: look at the Bedouins and those that lived outside in extremely hot weather.  They all wore light colours, long, draped fabrics, and had their heads covered.  Light fabrics reflect the sun away from your body much better than skin does!  Skin fries under the sun; not only does this create health problems, but it also raises one’s body temperature like nothing else.  A long, breezy skirt is much cooler than constricting shorts.  Same with fluttery sleeves!  As for the hair covering, I find that when I wear light fabrics on my head, I sweat much less than when I wore my hair down (sticky!) and got my scalp burned.

So here is my hot day hair wrap and outfit!  The shirt is light, loose cotton.  The skirt is a wrap skirt from Jerusalem, and the scarves are cotton/silk 🙂

wrapunzel andrea grinberg

Pashmina Tutorial :)

Ahh… the illustrious pashmina.  So soft, warm, and elegant.  Most ladies who live in climates that dip below 10 degrees Celsius own at least a few of these to keep cozy in the winter months.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could wrap them on our heads as well?

However, sometimes using pashminas as headscarves can leave us with residual feelings of itchiness, slippiness, manuverability complicatedness… and most of all… that dreaded BULKINESS.  Now, I for one admire those rare women that can pull off a wide and volumous pashmina wrap, but it takes a lot of guts and the right face shape.  So where does that leave the rest of us?

Have no fear, Wrapunzel is here with a pashmina video tutorial!