Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cooler Temps!








Occasion:

Day 2 of rain and grossness also brought with it some cooler temps - see, there's always a silver lining! Because of the rain I decided to wear a hat yet again. I don't want to get any of my wigs caught in a downpour (which would totally be fine for them, I'd just have to get them restyled), so I let the small side-pony show. My hair is getting long enough that pretty soon I don't think that I will be comfortable showing the ponytail. I am in the process of purchasing a new wig - a 'hat fall', which is basically a wig with hair removed from the hairline until the crown in a 'U' shape. It is designed to always be worn with scarves or hats so that you don't have the bulk of too much hair on the top your head. I'll post pics when I make my purchase:)

Because of the cool temperatures I decided to layer a bit. I chose a breezy navy and white striped short-sleeved blouse to go under the navy light weight sweater. I wanted to add some interest to the layers, so I combined the pattern with a solid. The dark wash denim pencil skirt kept the outfit in the same color scheme. I added the brown belt and necklace as a contrasting color and the oxfords matched with the accessories as well. I have had this navy beret-type hat for years, and I never knew how to wear it. I always thought it looked foolish and kinda jester-y, but I felt inspired today and decided that I can definitely pull it off. I firmly believe that if you exude confidence, you can really pull off anything you want to - so go ahead, rock the item you never thought you could!!

Outfit:

White Undershirt: Kikiriki (The Pink Orchid, Passaic)

Striped Shirt: Gap

Sweater: Gap

Skirt: J.CREW

Belt: LOFT

Necklace: Thrifted

Hat: Gift from coworker in 2007

Shoes: Steve Madden


What's the one piece you wanna rock but think you can't??

3 comments:

Chaviva said...

It was a belt, but I did that on Shabbat! Now, it's a sort of jazzed-up "male" look ... dress shirt, tie, that kind of thing. You have mastered it in past posts!

Love the hat, btw! This outfit is so great on you. I can't wait to start REALLY layering.

Modesty is Pretty said...

You look great, I love the preppyness of this outfit and the hat is great too and yes you can definitely pull it off.
I never knew Jewish women wore wigs, I would love to know more about it, I googled it but there's so many versions, so I'm going to ask, why do you wear a wig? do Jewish women shave their heads and then wear the wigs or do they wear them over their real hair? I'd love to know more. Thanks!

Modestly Fashioned said...

@Modesty is Pretty - there is a law in Judaism that implies that married jewish women should cover their hair/head (big debate about which it actually is). Most jews that follow this law are Orthodox/ultra orthodox (though there are definitely exceptions to that). In keeping with that law, when I got married, I decided that I was going to cover the vast majority of my hair. I wear a variety of head coverings including hats, scarves and wigs. One of the many reasons i wear a wig is to not stand out as much from general society. there are times and situations where hats and scarves are just not appropriate or i just dont want to look "different". there are some sects of Ultra orthodox jewish women that do shave their head, but they are mainstream at all. Most women wear their wigs over their real hair, usually tucking their hair in to the cap of the wig.
i've included some links for you to check out if you want. if you have other questions feel free to email me: allyjsteinberg@gmail.com

http://www.chabad.org/theJewishWoman/article_cdo/aid/336035/jewish/The-Meaning-of-Hair-Covering.htm

http://www.chabad.org/theJewishWoman/article_cdo/aid/840202/jewish/The-Lubavitcher-Rebbe-on-Hair-Covering.htm

i hope this helps:)
~Ally