Last Week and a Reader Share

I’ll start first with the Reader Share. I was blessed with a message in my email from a kind soul. A dear reader friend sent me two gorgeous photos of infinity wrap combos I just have to share!

Austrian romance 1 Golden dream 2

The first she named Austrian Romance due to the golden scarf being a traditional Austrian scarf. This is paired with a floral infinity scarf. The second is a golden infinity scarf where she took the end and made a floral “poof” by using a pin! These are just fantastic! I really hope these inspire you to get your hands on some infinity scarves for your collection and play around with them just as she did here! Also, if anyone else wants to share, please feel free to do so: penimah@hotmail.com.

This past week has had some highlights! I decided to wrap outside of my comfort zone and I got my first sari scarves from Say Your Sari run by Nomi Dayan whom I met on Facebook. These are the best priced sari scarves out there: $12 a piece and if you buy 3, shipping is free! She has other cheaper scarves in case you are on a budget to get the free shipping. I bought 3 and recently got another that I just couldn’t resist. So I wore all three this week and I’m sure I’ll be wearing the 4th as soon as I get it!

Photo on 2-23-15 at 12.41 PM Photo on 2-23-15 at 12.42 PM Photo on 2-23-15 at 12.43 PM

You can see I tried to make a flower with the ends of the scarf. This was my favorite; the color is just phenomenal. And it goes so well with pearls and lace! The only thing to note about sari scarves that disappoint me, is that they are very thin in width and generally don’t cover the whole wrap without creative positioning.

Photo on 2-24-15 at 3.26 PM #2 Photo on 2-24-15 at 3.26 PM Photo on 2-24-15 at 3.27 PM Photo on 2-24-15 at 3.28 PM #2

My second sari scarf is this deep rich navy blue. Just gorgeous. I decided to play around and make it look like I only had my hair half covered. I had watched a tutorial from another wrapper on the Wrapunzel Facebook group on how she makes volume and covers only half, leaving her hair hanging. This must have influenced my thinking when I first put the brown scarf on without a volumizer and subsequently braiding the ends. I like how this turned out. I felt like I was wearing a crown and I am pretty sure I held my shoulders just a bit higher that day. =]

Photo on 2-25-15 at 1.29 PM #2 Photo on 2-25-15 at 1.29 PM

I wasn’t feeling well and didn’t want to take the effort to wrap as well as get a day of hat wearing in for my husband who prefers it when I wear them. I didn’t want to just wear a hat, so I embellished it! I used one of my new lace headbands and some black ribbon. That was it and it was very comfortable.

Photo on 2-26-15 at 12.51 PM Photo on 2-26-15 at 12.52 PM Photo on 2-26-15 at 12.54 PM

Here I experimented and I am not exactly thrilled with what I came up with. While I love the colors, I don’t think this worked for me. I don’t like how it made a sort of figure 8 shape with my face and after posting it on three groups, a few women gave some tips. One mentioned it was the color scheme and another said I needed more volume. I don’t totally agree with them but then the more I look at the wraps that contain mostly darker, richer colors, the more I think that that’s the color scheme for me. Anyway, I liked the knot – I was thinking of the 1930’s/40’s look, y’know that classic feminist WWII poster?

WWII work incentive poster w. legend We

Clearly not the same but it was still inspiration!

Photo on 2-27-15 at 11.33 AM #2 Photo on 2-27-15 at 11.33 AM Photo on 2-27-15 at 11.34 AM #2

I went very low key with this sari scarf since, by itself, it creates enough interest! This scarf ended up being much more orange-ish than I expected from the photos online. But I still like it and since I love a nice mustard/gold yellow, I focused on that color. There was a nice strip that had gray in it too, along the top, which was what I used to pick out my outfit. Ha! Does anybody else do this, figure out your outfit based on the tichel you want to wear?

Photo on 2-28-15 at 8.21 PM Photo on 2-28-15 at 8.22 PM Photo on 2-28-15 at 8.24 PM Photo on 2-28-15 at 8.22 PM #2

Here’s another of me wrapping outside of my comfort zone. This is a one scarf wrap, volume and all! It is a thick pashmina which adds just the right amount of volume per my tastes and then the short end, I laid across my head to leave a “v” hanging in the back. I added a nice pearl braid headband and a flower clip I just made, soon to be for sale. I personally avoid heavy weight pashmina styled scarves because they add too much volume for me. So, I am hoping to play around some more to come up with other ways to wrap with just one. I am thinking a tutorial video would be an end result.

Photo on 3-2-15 at 2.16 PM #2 Photo on 3-2-15 at 2.16 PM Photo on 3-2-15 at 2.17 PM

Here I leave you with what I’m wearing today. See, don’t the darker tones just work better for me?