You may recall that back in May, I told you about a Heartsy deal for Specifically Random, an artisan who makes adorable head coverings and hair bands. While Kelly is not Jewish nor specifically targeting the kisui rosh community, I instantly knew that her “babuskha style” head coverings would be perfect for me!
I quickly purchased the Heartsy voucher with the best intentions of ordering right away. Of course, I got busy with our summer activities and forgot about it. A few weeks ago, I got the sweetest email from Kelly, reminding me about my voucher. It had actually expired, but she said she would still honor it, if I wanted to place an order.
Well, of course I did! So I went to her store and picked out two fun head coverings, one with a funky vintage pattern and the other with a gorgeous faux eyelet in white – which I thought would be perfect for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.
Four days later, I had my custom-made (she takes your measurements and will sew them exactly for your size) head coverings from Kelly and I was in LOVE.
So much so, that I emailed her later that day and asked if she would be interested in sponsoring a giveaway for my readers, because I knew you would love these as much as I do! Happily, she agreed – and I couldn’t have been more thrilled.
There are so many things that I love about these Specifically Random head coverings, but let me tell you about a few of them:
- Her fabrics are gorgeous and fun – there are lots of choices in the babushka style, but if you don’t see something that you think is perfect for you, she is happy to custom make you something from her vast collection of fabrics.
- Her head coverings are so well made – Imagine a pre-tied bandana, but with an opening at the bottom. She sews a fabric-covered elastic headband to the covering with the most perfect little (almost invisible!) stitches. My daughter is always tugging on my head coverings and there is no pulling or stretching whatsoever.
- There is plenty of fabric – The babushkas are 15″ from front to back, so when you pull out the fabric all the way, they more than cover the back of your head entirely. If you’d rather show some hair, you can just bunch of the fabric a bit in the back.
- The babushka style is very comfortable – As soon as I got my package, I put the vintage fabric one on and wore it all day (and got numerous compliments on it). I didn’t even feel it on me, which is really saying something, because I tend to get a headache by the end of the day from even wearing a beret.
- Whether or not you cover your hair, Kelly’s head bands, bandanas and babushkas are so cool and funky – that you are sure to love them. And she even makes children’s sized ones, which is perfect, since every time I wear mine, my two year old asks me to get her one in “blue and pint” (pink).
Kelly has offered to give one lucky KOAB reader a $30 gift certificate to her Specifically Random store – more than enough to cover two babushka style head coverings or head bands in the fabrics of your choice, plus free shipping.
To enter the giveaway:
- Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite style of head covering (even if you never cover your hair – just tell me what you like on other people!)
If you would like more chances to win, you can leave up to two more comments:
- Go “like” Specifically Random on Facebook, and then tell me you’ve done so in a separate comment.
- Go “like” Kosher on a Budget on Facebook, then update your status to read: I just entered to win a $30 voucher to Specifically Random head coverings from Kosher on a Budget. You can too! http://kosheronabudget.com/?p=11953″ Then leave me a separate comment telling me you’ve done so.
Entries on this giveaway will be closed next Tuesday, August 30. The winner will be selected randomly and notified on Wednesday, August 31. If you can still enter, you can still win.
Do note that because this style is not fully closed in the back, it’s possible that some of your hair will be showing in the back. This isn’t an issue for me, but if you don’t show more than a tefach and/or have very long hair, these might not be the perfect match for you. Of course, you could always tie your hair up before putting on the babushka and then no one would be able to see.
Disclosure: Kelly from Specifically Random will provide the winner with a $30 gift certificate, good for two babushka style head coverings of your choice, plus free shipping. I have not been paid nor compensated in any way for this review. All opinions of her amazing head coverings are my own.