Keeping your Kids Warm This Winter

image1Do you feel like you are running after your kids every morning to wear a hat or earmuffs?

What if their hats were so comfortable and stylish that they started asking to wear them each morning? Sounds impossible, we know. But moms are great at the working out the impossible! This winter lets strive for warm and wonderful without compromising!

Maybe it’s time for you to try berets, our berets come in so many different styles and colors that you won’t be able to say no!

Berets are easy and comfortable to wear, they can be casual and dressy. Your kids can wear them to school, on Sundays and to play dates. Berets come in knit and cotton. You can match any outfit or coat with colors like orange, pink, blue, mustard, and taupe, just to name a few!

You can also try thermal beanie hats! They are warm and lined with thermal fleece to keep your little one’s head warm. These also come in many colors to match to your winter coat and accessories. Get them in red, blue, grey, brown, black or tan to keep their little heads protected from the cold.

So before the snow starts falling and the air becomes numbing, order the proper winter gear to ensure your child runs off to school or to play warmly. Not only will they be toasty and cozy but they will also be the most stylish kid on the block!

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Top 5 Hair Accessory Picks for Summer 2015

little-girl-hairstyles-braids-pictures-225x300Did I ever tell you the story of when my sister was a little girl? She had this long gorgeous auburn hair. Only problem was she refused to get it brushed. So my mother gave her an ultimatum. Brush it or Cut it. And cut it she did. And in all her kid pictures you see an adorable little girl with short hair.

Now, if you lost the battle of the brush, rest assured, that all hairstyles – long and short just look so much better with matching adorable hair accessories! So here’s the rundown on the top 5 hair accessories for girls.

 

Pony Holder – What would a post on hair accessories be if we didn’t mention pony holders (hair twisters). There is so much variety out there. From the smallest braiding bands to wide scrunchies there really is so much available. New for summer 2015 is the fashion hair ties elastics that can be worn in the hair, or on the wrist for a fun hip bracelet.

 

Bows – Ever met a girl who didn’t love bows? Big bows, small bows, no matter. That little strip of grosgrain transforms her look! Hair bows are fairly inexpensive so you can really stock up on them and get ones to match every outfit. They look really  nice when placed on a side pony, or you can do two pigtails on a real little girl and clip one on each.

 

Headbands – Headbands are great for keeping the hair back and out of the way especially with all the summer sports and activities going on now. The headbands today can be very attractive. Flowers, cute hair bows, thin or thick – anything looks great on a hairband. And dress it up! Hair bands with diamonds for elegant occasions are all the rage.

 

Banana clips – these long combs just never seem to go out of style. They’re fun to wear and come in tons of colors and styles. You can never have enough. Just keep in mind that banana clips are not good for the real little ones since their hair is generally finer and you need some thickness to wear the banana clip properly in your hair. But if your daughter has hair that can hold it and she’s already begging for one, go ahead, indulge her! There is the standard clincher which looks like its name – a banana comb, and there are also all different kinds – rounder, minis and more.

 

Jaw clips – Jaw clips, like banana clips are here to stay. They come in all sizes from mini jaw clips for your babies thin hair to ones that are made for adults long thick ponies. You can use claw clips to keep your hair neat in  a half pony, full pony, or use the longer ones to keep all your hair up and off your neck.

 

So there you have it! The top five hair accessories that make great haircuts look even better!

Mix and Match!!!

Crocheted headbandsCrochet headbands are the perfect headband for any size head. From baby to adult, this headband can be worn by all, since it is crocheted with an extremely stretchy, soft fabric.

DSCN9862It’s perfect for baby since the actual size is small and doesn’t have to stretch so much. Also, some babies are born with little or no hair so this type of headband is the perfect choice since it gives an added girly touch. They’re practical for adults too to keep little flyaway hairs in place. They come in tons of colors so can be easily coordinated with any outfit.

Tired and bored of the same solid, plain colored headband?? Guess what! Now you can easily give your headbands a new look!! Here’s how:

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First choose a selection of any bow, flower or applique with an alligator clip on the back. Then simply pinch open the clip and insert through as many holes as need be to keep in securely. Presto! You just created your own original headband!!! Now the fun can begin with mixing and matching different color headbands and different appliques! Use your creativity! The accessory can be worn on the headband either on the side or middle of your head. Your choice! 🙂
Tip: You can always choose your own accessory and add an alligator clip yourself!

New Innovative ways to wear a soft wide headwrap!

Are you bored of wearing the same headwrap over and over? Turn them into a whole new look!

It’s really simple; all you need is a solid wide cotton headwrap and a contrasting patterned headwrap.  First put on the solid headwrap and open the width.

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This is also great if you’re looking for extra coverage because they open pretty wide. Next, take your patterned headwrap and open the width on top of the solid one. This is also a great idea if you like patterned headwraps but they are not wide enough for you.

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For a trendier look, use the same idea with your 2 headwraps you chose.  First put on the solid headwrap over your hair so the elastic shows in the back and open the width.

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Next, take your patterned headwrap and open the width on top of the solid one. The elastic in the back adds added interest to this whole unique design.

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Good luck and happy hair day!!

Different Shapes of Headscarves

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All three shapes can be tied in lots of beautiful ways

There are 3 different shapes of headscarves: Square, Rectangle (also called oblong) and Triangle. All three shapes can be tied in lots of beautiful ways. As you can imagine, there are different ties that are recommended to make only with specific shapes. Squares and triangles are used much the same – as squares are folded into a triangle shape before tying. Folding over the square into a triangle results in a thicker tie with more body and warmth. If the headscarf fabric is thin or see-through, folding the scarf also allows it to become more opaque.

 

Rectangle or Oblong scarves are used for tying intricate ties with lots of fabric as they are usually larger than a square scarf. Rectangle scarves are perfect for tying with the Hidden HEIGHT cotton undercover which effortlessly adds volume and height to one’s head.

 

A triangle scarf (or square scarf folded in half into a triangle) is placed on the head with the longest straight side at the forehead and two long pointed ends hanging down on either side. Take the two long pointed ends and tie them at the back of your neck – either above or below the third flap at the back. This is the basic tie for a square of triangle scarf and also the first step of many more intricate ways to tie a headscarf.

 

There is really no right or wrong way to tie a head scarf. So pull up a chair, sit in front of a mirror alone or with a friend, try it out and don’t forget to laugh, love, and learn!

Head Scarves – Tichels – Mitpachot: 3 ways of saying “”I finally found the coolest, most comfortable, economical, and stylish way to cover my hair!”

I finally found the coolest, most comfortable, economical, and stylish way to cover my hair!

I finally found the coolest, most comfortable, economical, and stylish way to cover my hair!

There. Now you know what a tichel is 😉

Tichel, head scarfs or Israeli tichels are a popular head scarf worn by many people including those who cover for both religious reasons and hair loss.

An israeli head scarf can be square or oblong (Rectangular shaped). There is every color and style one can imagine. From the basic Israeli tichel with lurex and fringes in many different colors to the Israeli tichel with flower design and the striped headscarf with gold lurex; there’s never a dull moment when it comes to covering ones head!!

There are many different ways to tie head scarves – by either tying them into a bun, crown, braid and more. Depending on the size, there are all kinds of cool ways to tie them. Tying headscarves is quick, easy, simple and fun! In the next few blogs we will explore some of the different ways to tie a head scarf. So stick with us and we’ll show you some amazing effortless ties!

Women’s Head Covers Styles and Trends: Pre-War Hat Styles

doll hatIn the 1920’s women yearned to look sophisticated and wealthy; which is why the Cloche came back in. The cloche was a bell shaped hat that simply went out at the bottom and covered the wearer’s eyes a little bit, making one hold their head high which in effect made them look sophisticated. The cloche’s drawback was that it was somewhat masculine looking and did not have the femininity of other women’s hats. Eventually that lead to a change in styles.

This is when neat Feminine hats with extra trimming and finishes, such as the Doll Hat came into fashion. The doll hat is a wide brim that is not too stiff but not too floppy either. It gave off a very young, girly, doll like and playful look. It came in many different feminine colors and designs with bows, flowers and other sorts of embellishments. High crowned hats that sat on an angle on the head were also very in style for the same reason.

This style pretty much lasted till the late 1930’s when Crochet Snoods came into style. You might wonder how the style changed so drastically from beautiful stylish hats to simple Crochet Snoods. The reason is that in the late 1930’s World War II broke out and the women of that time wanted to show loyalty. Therefore, they chose to save these fabrics and materials for the army instead of wasting it for their own personal pleasure.

Stay tuned to next week to find out what head covers women wore during war time.

Women’s Head Covers Styles and Trends: 1900-1910, Styles Come and Go!

merry widow hatThe early 1900’s brought about a whole new style and era of head covers. While up until now all they had been looking for was comfort, since women started going out more it became all about wealth, class, royalty and sophistication. Therefore the simple hat such as the Bonnet they used to wear was mostly not worn by woman at this time. The women preferred something more elegant and fancy looking such as a lavish wide brimmed hat designed with either tulle or ribbon.

For example, a popular hat at this time was the Silhouette which is a wide brimmed hat designed with real human hair that the women used to collect either from their own hair or others. They also wore the pompadour which is more like a hair style where you put on a headband with teeth and place it a little further back than you would like it and then push it forward forming a little bump to provide height. However, in these days, the style was created with the help of a wide brimmed hat used as a base for women to build their hair up on to form a bump. It gave the impression like all the hair was just sitting perfectly on its own but really it was backed up by a large sturdy brim.

In the years 1907-1908 the Merry Widow Hat (which is a type of Silhouette designed with beautiful chiffon and organza and full of feathers) came in. It was part of the costume of “Sonia” the leading lady of the play “the Merry Widow” which opened in London in 1907 and was designed by Lady Duff Gordon.

It’s amazing how so much could change in so little time no? We went from the Simple Bonnet to the Lavish Merry Widow Hat in just a few years – can you guess what’s coming up in next week’s blog for stylish hats in 1910-1930?

Women’s Head Covers Styles and Trends: What Goes Around Comes Around!

Back in the days, women were busy in the house cooking and house keeping which is why they needed the most comfortable head covers around

Back in the days, women were busy in the house cooking and house keeping which is why they needed the most comfortable head covers around

You may have realized that a lot of the hats that are in style today resemble and look very similar to some hats from the 1800’s. The reason of course is that when it comes to women’s hats there are a few things that play a big role, like comfort and style. Back in the days, women were busy at home cooking and house keeping which is why they needed the most comfortable head covers around. However, when they left the house, a hat or head cover was worn more for fashion, hence they needed the most fashionable hats.

However, although we are still wearing berets, cloches, bucket hats and more, women’s head coverings (like all parts of fashion) took many turns as far as fashion and styles from the 1800’s to the 21st century. Head coverings have definitely evolved since the 1800’s and we now have a vast variety of many different stylish head coverings. Meaning to say, that our head coverings today may be the same hats as many years ago just a bit more modern looking and up to date.

In addition, while berets and hats have been around there are many new head coverings which were invented in this day and age. For example, the pre-tied bandana is a new head covering which women around the world adore. They are comfortable, stylish and practical. Of course, there are lots more such as soft wide head wraps and chenille snoods which women have definitely called their own and keep on coming back for more!

Coming up in the next few weeks is a series of Women’s Head Coverings styles from the 19th to 21st century and how current events effected the styles of hats and head covers worn. You’ll be surprised – what goes around comes around!:)

Wedding Season is Now in Full Bloom! Ever Considered Wearing Dress Hats?!

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Dress hats are fashionable, classy and oh-so stylish!

For those of us suffering from hair loss, head covering can sometimes be a little hard when trying to find the right hat for a special occasion. With Wedding Season officially in full bloom, I’m sure this little bit of information will definitely be a help when trying to find that perfect hat for your next wedding.

When looking for dress hats there are a few factors to look into. As you most probably know, in general when you are looking to purchase a hat it is recommended to stick to ones made of natural fibers such as cotton for ultimate comfort. However, when it comes to dress hats, you will never find a hat made of cotton since the fabric itself is not so dressy. So, you can either opt for a different yet more expensive natural fiber such as Silk, or simply stick to Synthetic fibers and where a cotton under liner under to allow your head to breath and keep your hat firmly in place.

Dress hats are generally made out of the same material and fabric you would find dressy clothing made of such as Chiffon, Satin, Lace, silk, etc. Some dress hats are made fully covered with sequins for a striking look, others are made with shimmer and glitter and of course the list goes on and on. Depending on what you are wearing you may want to get a Dress Hat with a fancy applique or a simple Chiffon Hat that compliments your outfit.

Dress hats are a comfortable and great option for those looking to cover for any and many reasons. So go ahead and start the trend, after all, back in the days it was actually stylish and fashionable to wear a Dress Hat!