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What to look for when buying a Winter Glove

winter gloves

A warmer option is a glove that has conductive material in the thumb and index finger tips to you can use your device as regular

Winter gloves are a practical item that you can really have fun with. When buying a winter glove there are a few things you should keep in mind. First and foremost, what are you using it for. Gloves can be used for anything from making snowballs to driving a car. You’ll want to have the right one on hand (no pun intended) for whatever your plans are this winter.

 

Winter Sports:

If you are looking for a great glove for winter sports, you will want to find a glove that is warm and waterproof. Look for a thermal glove to keep your hands warm such as polyester lined with fleece. And make sure it says waterproof, if you don’t want to have to keep changing pairs as the day goes on.

If you have kids it is important to have a thermal and waterproof pair for each before the start of a snowy season for the inevitable snow day!

 

Driving:

Driving requires its own special kind of glove. Do you know the feeling of driving in a cold car before the car heats up and gripping that freezing steering wheel. If you answered yes, then you really need a pair of driving gloves. It is important that driving gloves have a good grip so you can hold the steering wheel securely. Especially in inclement weather. I like a light pair of gloves at all times so these magic gloves with grips work well for me, however another good option for driving is leather gloves which also have a fantastic grip – just like skin.

 

Touchscreen:

If you just can’t go 4 feet without your phone, then there are two options for you. The first would be fingerless touchscreen gloves, which are really just like regular gloves only the tip of the thumb and index finger are cut off. This is the best option as far as being able to use your device, however a warmer option is a glove that has conductive material in the thumb and index finger tips so you can use your device as regular.

 

Cold Weather/Fashion:

There are so many kinds of gloves out there – from fashion chenille gloves in a rainbow of colors to leather gloves, to gloves with decorations, buckles and more. If you are looking for a glove this winter, shop around and find a glove that fits your budget, style and needs.

 

Keeping your hands warm is the first step to staying healthy this winter. So protect yourself, keep warm and enjoy the snowy season!

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The Herringbone Print- Yes, It’s Herring as in Fish!!

Now that you know all about the stylish and fashionable Chevron Print – thought I’d introduce another similar print which is definitely making its way up in fashion. It’s called the Herringbone Pattern and yes it’s Herring as in fish! The reason why it got that name is simply because the pattern resembles the skeleton of a fish, specifically the one of a Herring.  The Herringbone print can actually be easily mistaken for the Chevron print since they both give off the zig-zag look or effect. However, once you take a closer look you will clearly see that they are made differently.

The Chevron prints’ zig-zag is made of 2 rectangles of the same exact size cut at a precise angle and placed together point to point to form a zig zag line. The Herringbone print is made of 2 rectangles of the same exact size as well but are not cut anywhere to form a zig-zag line. Instead, these rectangles are placed short side to one end of the long side and then repeated again and again.

The herringbone print was developed during the Roman Empire for construction techniques (landscaping, etc.) and was actually called Opus spicatum, or “spiked work.” However, after the fall of the Roman Empire, many of the fundamental construction techniques got lost and forgotten. The Herringbone print came back around during the Renaissance in Europe but this time it was big in Architecture. Today, Herringbone can be found in areas of design such as pavement, floors, tiles, textiles and of course clothing.

The pattern can often be found on close inspection of tailored wool garments such as jackets and coats. It is usually made with a thick fabric such as Twill and Tweed. However, lots of clothing, head covers, accessories and more have the Herringbone Pattern simply printed on it. For example, this Dacee Designs head wrap has the herringbone pattern simply printed on it instead of the fabric actually sewn together to form the print and it makes the perfect hair accessory to hold back your hair in these hot summer months!

So as you can tell, the Herringbone print is a really complex pattern or design which makes it all that much cooler to have! Look out for our Blog next week on how to braid your hair like a Herringbone- FISH TAIL BRAID!!

Hands Up For The Floral Print!!

There’s  something fresh and rejuvenating about the floral print

There’s something fresh and rejuvenating about the floral print

Guess what folks, the Floral Print is back and better than ever! You know what’s funny? There are so many prints that come in style for a while, but then they go out of style and are never to be seen again. However, the floral print goes in and out over and over again! From head coverings to hair accessories, clothes and much more- the floral print is really HOT this season!! I guess there’s just something fresh and rejuvenating about it, after a long and harsh winter it brings in a little sunshine.

So who likes the floral print?! Everyone does! It’s been a part of fashion history. I personally think it’s because it’s cheerful and happy. However, every time it comes in, it comes with its own stylish color and design. So while the floral print trend has been in full bloom for as long as we can remember, Spring 2014 brought its own twist. With a Soft Wide Head wrap with oversized floppy flowers or a headband with soft floral patterns in Hemlock (this seasons hot color) you’ll just fall in love with the floral print all over again! This seasons floral print comes in fresh pastel colors and vibrant hues. It’s just a fresh, new spring look!

So if you are just like me and are antsy to get some sunshine, go ahead and try a fresh and summery light weight head wrap with the cheerful and springy floral print to get you smiling! After all when was the last time you saw someone sad in a floral print?

4 Great Ways to Transform Your Head Scarf into a Warm and Stylish Winter Scarf!

Bet you’re all ready for the freezing cold winter months with your hat, gloves, ear muffs and scarves! But hey, did you know that your head scarves can be worn as a scarf around your neck as well? In addition, there are so many more ways to wear them than just tying them around your head, you just got to be original! Below are a few new ways to wear the head scarves you already have.

Tight Wrap

Tight Wrap

When tying a headscarf around your neck, there are a few different ways you may want to try. Either, you can tie it in a Tight Wrap around by tying it all around your neck with no extra material hanging down for a warm and cozy fit. This look is great if you are outside since it’s all tied up and will stay securely in place instead of swaying in the breeze and making you uncomfortable.

Muffler

Muffler

Another great option is the Muffler. This is similar to the tight wrap except it’s not wrapped all around. Simply open your headscarf all the way and put the middle at the back of your neck. Then, take both ends and tie them around your neck once or twice depending how long your head scarf is but leaving some extra material draping down over your chest. This style is great for wearing outdoors and tucking the extra material into your coat or also great for indoor use if you just want to keep warm in a stylish way.

Knot

Knot

A fun and a little bit different way to wear a head scarf around your neck is by tying it in the front of your neck with a Knot or a bow. This can be worn indoors, outdoors and can actually add a lot to a simple outfit.

Loop Tie

Loop Tie

A similar idea would be the Loop Tie. Simply take an oblong head scarf such as the Checkered Lurex Oblong Tichel with Fringes and crunch it into a long, thin rope. Fold it in half and center it around your neck so that the fold and the loose ends should be hanging down evenly in the front. Then take the loose ends, slip them though the loops and pull to tighten.

Now that we gave you some great ideas to do with your head scarves I’m sure you can come up with a few more by playing around with the. Have fun!

 

Have You Tried a Pre-tied Bandana Yet? Check Out One Of The Hottest Head Coverings On The Market!

Pre-tied bandanas are rapidly making it as one of the hottest and most liked head coverings everywhere.  For those of you who don’t know what a pre-tied bandana is, it’s basically a pre-tied headscarf. Instead of buying a head scarf and tying it yourself, simply buy a ready made, pre-tied bandana in the color and pattern you like and slip it on! It is pre sewn with an elastic in the back to hold it securely at the neck. In addition, they are made of comfortable materials such as cotton, lycra, velour and terry for different needs and seasons. A pre-tied bandana can be worn in many ways which makes it a fun head covering!

Below are a few different ways to wear a pre-tied bandana.

1. Wear a pre-tied bandana as a partial head covering. Take your pre-tied bandana, put it on your forehead and pull it back till about half way down your head. The rest of your hair should be sticking out. Wearing a pre-tied bandana as a partial head covering is great for those with thin hair, bald spots and those who are starting to lose their hair.

2. Wear it as a full head covering. Slip it on and tuck all your hair under the elastic by the neck. Simple as that! You should have two tails, one hanging down on either side of your head. If you’d like you can leave them hanging or you can make a knot so they should be short and out of your way. It makes a great head covering for those who cover all their hair for religious purposes or those with partial or full hair loss.

3. Try tying your pre-tied head scarf into a bun style! For this style, you will need to buy a pre-tied bandana with long tails (around 10-14 inches) to make it work. Those with hair loss can or a short hair cut can use a Hidden HEIGHT cotton undercover to achieve the same look. Put your hair into a bun and then put on your pre-tied. Then, simply take one of the tails, twist it, and wrap it tightly around the top of the bun. Tuck the excess fabric of the tail under the twist once you have gone fully around one time.  Do the same with the other tail and you’re all done! One more tip: add a scrunchie pony holder to your bun to increase the volume if you have thin or short hair.

These are just a few basic ideas but there are so many more out there to experiment – be original!  Once you get used to wearing a pre-tied bandana you’ll start wondering how you ever lived without one!

All The Information You Need To Know About Winter 2014 Styles and Trends!

Hot winter hair accessories and head coverings styles this season!Now that winter has started showing its face, just thought you could use some heads up on stylish winter hair accessories and head coverings this season. For all you fashion lovers and those who keep up with the styles, before you get rid of your fall collection – you may want to know that lots of the Fall styles are actually still in! So take a deep breath, relax and take a look at Winter 2014’s fashion trends.
When winter comes in, we automatically start looking at warmer wintry fabrics. It’s time to switch the cotton slouchy beret for an angora hat, your chiffon head wrap for an elegant velvet, and  your belgium knit snood for a cozy chenille snood! Even hair bows on your little girl look so much more wintery in fur or leather.
As far as colors, this winter we are still seeing the dark yet colorful autumn colors with the addition to some more colors in the same tone such as eggplant, taupe, etc. Don’t forget to wear these colors in shiny leather to really have the effect you’re looking for.
There are lots of hot prints this season. From funky to classy and everywhere in between, you are sure to find one that suits you best! In addition to plaid still being in this season, check is one of the hottest prints right now. Wear check handbags or scarves to stand out in a bold way and make a statement. Check and plaid can be worn in a funky way with lots of different colors as well as in a bold a classy way in black and white. For a classy look, you can choose between houndstooth which is rapidly making it as one of the hottest prints or winter florals. Try wearing a houndstooth pre-tied bandana or an israeli tichel headscarf with a wintery floral pattern to finish off your outfit. The Camouflage print can be worn in any way you want! In pastel colors, rusty colors or army colors try wearing a camo cap and make heads turn! Of course, for those still getting used to the animal prints form the fall, they are still in and going strong – so hands up for all you leopard print lovers!
Most of all, make sure to stay warm in these cold winter days and to make sure that you think wisely when purchasing winter hats. Sticking to angora and fur and anything thick and soft is probably your best bet since they are really warm and comfortable. Of course however, why not be warm with style! So with no time to waste, start shopping and find head coverings that are both stylish and comfortable!

Are You Ready For Winter? Get All Geared Up To Face The Storm!

Start putting your winter emergency kit together so you can be prepared to face the cold winter when it comes right at you – because ready or not, here it comes!

Start putting your winter emergency kit together so you can be prepared to face the cold winter when it comes right at you – because ready or not, here it comes!

As the Winter is slowly approaching and the morning coolness is actually lasting all day, let’s get ready to take this season in with style. So instead of getting ready to hibernate for the next few months, simply start putting your winter emergency kit together so you can be prepared to face the cold winter when it comes right at you – because ready or not, here it comes!

So what exactly is a winter emergency kit? Well, it’s just about everything you wish you had on you when you are out in the unbearable cold. The best part is, most of the most necessary things are pretty small so they can fit right into a purse, bag, pocket book, etc. that you are carrying around anyways!

Below we put together a list of some crucial things you might want to put in your emergency kit but you know yourself best so besides for the things we recommend try and think of the little things you could see yourself needing.

1. A Hat:

No one likes red ears or catching a cold- keep a warm hat on you at all times to retain the maximum heat possible. For those of you who are scared to ruin your hair with a hat or get it all staticy, try wearing a slouchy beret which will cover your ears and allow you to still look good when you take it off.

2. A Mini Brush:

Don’t let the snow, winds, static or any of the other winter blues get to your hair style. Carry a mini pocket brush around so you can fix your hair whenever and wherever. Try getting a 2 in 1 pocket brush and folding mirror so you can also see how you look.

3. Pocket Tissues:

No one wants to be stuck anywhere with a runny nose and no tissues so make sure you have your pocket tissues at all times in case of emergency.

4. Hand Cream:

If your hands get dry and crack from the cold, a little hand cream may be really convenient to carry along since the dryness may get really painful and start to bleed.

5. Pony Holders:

Just in case you go out in the wind or snow and you don’t want your hair blowing in your face, a pony holder is the perfect thing to have to keep your hair out of your way and keep you as comfortable as possible.

Of course, these are just some basic things we came up with, but if you can think of anything else that would help our other readers please comment so that they can be fully prepared as well!