Shabbat White ~ (with a little Canadian thrown in!)

I was so happy with my Shabbat tichel that I wore it on Friday night AND Saturday during the day!  I don’t know why I’ve never tried putting the white shimmery and white shinylicious together before… they were made for each other!  And of course I couldn’t help adding some lace to top it off!

It's so pretty!!!
It’s so pretty!!!

I only realized later that the dark red and white colours (that’s right, it’s coloUrs :P) made me look very Canadian.  I’m not one to tout my nationality, but it definitely made me smile!

For those that are wondering… I do attempt to wear white on Shabbat when I can.  My husband wears all white (yes, even the shoes!) so it’s sometimes a challenge to keep up, but I at least don’t wear black on Shabbat.  The white reminds us that on this day we are elevated, ethereal, and closer to the infinite than during the week.  I must admit, that wearing white tichels and clothing truly reminds me of this, and I hope to do it more often!

How do you feel about wearing white?

Love, Andrea

Ethereal White, Cream, & Taupe

A lovely lady on the Wrapunzel Fangroup posted an gorgeous photo of her wearing white and cream, so I was inspired to try it as well!  My husband loves when I wear white on Shabbat, so this was a treat for him – and I also felt so special and holy!  It’s incredible how choosing your colors and style truly alters how you relate to the world around you!

I paired the Dreamy Lace with three 2 in 1s!

I tied this in a DB (Double Braid) with a criss cross at the front, and simply placed the lace scarf on top, letting the fringed ends hang.  I wore it with two skirts layered (a shorter camel one, with a longer white underneath) and brown boots 🙂  I haven’t felt so good about an outfit in a long time!!  (And that’s saying a lot, most of the time I am loving what I wear, but this was just another level!)

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Share with us a time that you put a little extra effort into what you wore, and how it affected your day!  Let’s inspire each other!

Love, Andrea

Holy Lace

Hello beautiful Wrapunzel ladies!  I hope you’re all doing well and those of you that are preparing for Pesach are managing to keep your sanity intact and your kavannah strong!  Here is what I wore for Shabbat!  I am totally loving this white lace scarf (my husband helped pick it out), and yes, for those of you wondering, we are working on getting it for the store!  The turquoise 2 in 1 is now one of my complete favourites – I actually decided to iron it for a concert last week and since then it’s been looking fancier than when it had the runches!

As you can see above, I wore my white cotton dress from Yom Kippur – I had no idea it would match the lace tichel so well!  My husband wears all white on Shabbat, so my outfit was picked out with love to match him, and also incorporating teal, my favourite colour.  It was a beautiful day here in Baltimore, and this outfit was perfect for our long Shabbat walk 🙂

All my love, Andrea

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.
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And of course, white shoes!
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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!

A Softer Black and White

I always find black and white combinations a bit stark on me… but am realizing that the contrast can be softened with pretty patterns, intricate designs, and soft textures.

Oh, and the “pin”?  Clip on earring.  Yep.  Works incredibly!
(Thanks to my friend who made the recommendation!)

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Moving update: we are in the middle of our move currently (at a rest stop right now) and should be in Baltimore soon!  Likely won’t have internet there for a bit which is why I’m making this post now.  Also, a few of you asked… no, we did not live out of boxes for 2 months because we had so much stuff to pack!  We actually have very little, as we were living in a studio apartment and are currently driving ourselves cross country in a teeny moving van.  However, for our last two months in Chicago, we were apartment sitting, so therefore had to pack up everything for the move beforehand!  Thank you all for your well wishes!

It’s not every day…

… that the director of your seminary in Jerusalem is in Chicago and you get to go to an alumni dinner!  So, I am dressing accordingly:

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This wrap is actually only one scarf and one sash.  The scarf has three colours (black, brown and white) and the sash is a golden colour which matches my outfit and the pin perfectly.  It’s funny that I used to be such a minimalist when it came to jewellery, but now that I cover my hair, I like wearing huge earrings!