2012-04-11

First Place

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Sweater? Zara (similar here, expensive here) Pants? Scotch and Soda (similar khaki version on sale here)
Blouse? Thrifted Cape thing? Thrifted Shoes? Coach (very similar here
Necklaces? J. Crew (on sale here) and thrifted

It might not look like it at first glance, but this is a falafel making outfit. This weekend we had a family cook-off with a Middle Eastern theme and this is what I wore. These family cook-offs have become serious business; a theme is chosen, puns are exchanged, boasts are uttered, bribes are offered, votes are cast and a winner are crowned. The winner gets to choose the theme for the next cook-off and the trash talk begins all over again.
On a day to day basis, I like to keep dinner expectations low. Sometimes I make dinner, sometimes Matt makes dinner and sometimes Subway makes dinner. But for cook-offs I get a little competitive. Mostly because I like the bragging rights. I made falafel, which isn't exactly original considering the theme but I've been eating a lot of falafel lately, so I might as well learn how to make it myself. From the experience, I learned that falafel making is a workout without a food processor. I also learned that when the deep fryer boils over (yes, it was frightening at the time... kinda funny now), your pants need to come off. That way you won't ruin your beloved, slightly odd, super comfortable pants with oil stains.
And let's not be modest. I should add that I won the cook-off. I mean, I can admit that there were 4 recipes tied for first (big family, high participation) and my name was drawn as the winner out of those 4 but it sounds so much better if I just say, that I was the champion.

33 comments :

Natasha Fatah said...

Love your look, and the hair is fabulous!

But equally important: What did you cook? :)

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

Brianne O'Neil said...

I need that sweater!!!!

Supal said...

This look is seriously awesome! You look shiny, but not over shiny. It's the perfect amount of gold and gems. Ah my fam and I do these themed cookouts too! I find them so much fun!!

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zrno radosti said...

necklace is great!

Mrs. Dossome said...

Love the girly glitz of the top with the military/utilitarian feel of the pants! I never would have styled them together, but they look perfect!

Your hair is killer! :)

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Dossome :)

Jadore blog said...

Amazing outfit for you :-)

amanda said...

i'm just gonna put this out there: you're like the coolest kid i know.

Cammila said...

The outfit is pretty great, but my favorite part is your hair! Love this look on you!

Greetings from Texas! said...

I freaking love falafel. I just discovered my love for it recently. Next time I see you, please bring homemade falafel. I don't know when this will be, but I'll come hungry.

Serene McEntyre said...

This whole outfit just makes my heart happy! I love metallics and your the way you've put this together is WOW! ~Serene

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

1. Congrats on winning! 2. This outfit is spectacular and I love the pants and gold top with the cape thing, all such a great combination, especially since you wore this for the family cook-off!

Frannie Pantz said...

I have to say that reading this post was immediately proceeded by "We Are the Champions" by Queen. And, of course, you look fantastic! I love the gold sweater and skinny cargos!

Also I LOVE falafels. Like have a strange obsession with them. Do they mail well? I wouldn't mind receiving them. Especially if they are award winning! ;-)

A Stylized Hysteria said...

Congrats on the winning and subsequent bragging rights! It sounds like you have a great relationship with your family.

I love this outfit, especially the sweater!

Blush said...

Old Hollywood meets cool. Great outfit!

xoxo
Paula
blush-paula.blogspot.com

Wren said...

I love your hair. I've been wanting to try a style like that for awhile but I'm a little too lazy. Also I'm glad your falafel were a hit. Mine never turn out.

Wren
http://www.houseofwren.blogspot.ca/

Emma said...

Sorry if you've addressed this before, but I just realized that I can't pin your pictures. Is that a conscious choice or a Pinterest error?

Loving how you styled these necklaces with the collar...that's the pic I wanted to pin for future inspiration :)

newpetite said...

Gorgeous!! Love the golden metallic sweater and it is soo your style! Thats what I admire about your blog that you stay true to your style!

Christine said...

I'm inspired by your hair. I'm going to have to try this!
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Laura said...

Love this look!


Hahaha, I think that it is so funny that you have family cook outs that are themed! Glad you won. :)

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Emily {tomorrow never knows} said...

dude, i love falafel, I need to marry into your family, I love cooking and bragging.

Amy G said...

This definitely looks like an outfit a winner would wear.

Melody said...

I knew I'd love this post once I saw the first picture. Winning.

kori said...

I love this gold sweater! And I think it's perfect to wear while making falafel. I laughed when you mentioned a food processor! I've been perfecting my falafel recipe for two years now and every time I make it, I wonder why I don't have a food processor already! Although vigorously mashing up chickpeas can be a good form of therapy. :) Congrats on your falafel triumph!

Joanne M said...

Love love love this outfit! You look fierce! And congrats on your win;)

xo, Joanne

Jentine said...

Emma- I don't know why it is not pinning...:( I will try to spend some time tomorrow to figure out if it's a Pinterest error or something I accidentally did wrong...

Carbon Girl said...

Your pants are not ruined! Use flour to absorb the oil. Just put flour over the stains, rub it in, give it an hour to absorb, and shake them out. If the stain is still there, repeat the process. After flouring, wash them! I swear this works. I once had a bottle of olive oil leak in my luggage all over my clothes and this trick saved them!

Emma said...

Thanks for getting back to me :) Glad to hear you're not intentionally blocking pins, haha. Good luck!

(I think Kendi had a similar problem recently? Maybe she can give you some tips.)

Left on Main said...

Love this one!

I've been following you forever and you inspired me to start a new blog project, just by your consistant posting. Thanks girl!

Emma said...

Pinterest solution?

http://www.fashionblogonomics.com/flickrs-do-not-pin-pinterest-policy-and-fashion-blogs/

sartoriography said...

Sweet baby Moses, woman, there is not a think I dont love about this outfit, especially that it's tied to a discussion of falafel. Please come dress me, or at least cook for me. Seriously...now.

Rebecca Jane said...

Really like this look, and also your pretty braided hairstyle.

Congrats on the championship. Which style of cooking did you choose for the next round?

Karo said...

Hey there!
Your hair style is DIVINE!

Cheers
Karo

Like, Whatever said...

great jewelry. plays well off the sweater