Archive for October, 2011

Winter Whites: Accessories That Are Always in Season

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

White accessories

Yes, you can wear white after Labor Day.  We’ve been over that before!  And no, it doesn’t just have to be “winter white.”  Bright white (with cool or blue undertones) is just as acceptable year round as shades of white with warmer, yellow overtones.  According to Elle magazine, white has been very popular this season.  White is great because it can be either simple or elegant; it’s so versatile!

If you doubt that there can be more than one kind of white, I dare you to find a wedding gown website.  Prepare to be boggled at the possibilities!  If you’re not sure what shade will look best on you, consider your skin tone.  “Winter” and “summer” skin have cool tones, and look good with cool whites.  “Autumn” and “spring” look better in warmer whites, like ivory. (more…)

Read Up: Books With Hair Covering Themes

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Who likes to curl up with a good book?  If you do, read on.  If you don’t, this post might change your mind.  If you’re on this blog, it’s because you’re at least curious about hats and hair coverings and so on.  In that case, this booklist might interest you: each of these selections features hair covering in some way or another.  If you’ve read any of them (or have another suggestion!), leave a review in a comment!

  • In High Places by Harry Turtledove.  A young French secular Jewish girl, who happens to be a time traveler, is sold to a slave caravan and dons a veil as a necessary disguise.
  • Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah.  Set in Australia, a Muslim teenager decides to wear hijab full-time, and deals with a variety of reactions from friends and loved ones. (more…)

Beyond the Beanie: Unusual Ways to Keep Warm

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

warm in winter Sometimes regular old coats and hats are just boring.  You get sick of wearing the same ones every day, don’t you?  And who wants to cover up a sharp outfit with a baggy sweater, just to stay warm?  Beanies and berets and cups of steaming coffee are so obvious. Sometimes it’s nice to have a few alternative ways to stay cozy when the temperature drops.  Here are my favorites.

  • A shawl/pashmina/poncho/ruana wrap.  They’re one-size-fits-all, and they’re easily put on or taken off.   (more…)
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