Tiny-sized $7 Cheesecake

Updated on Dec 08, 2010
This is an entry to Olsenboye City Girl sponsored by JCPenney.
black H&M Mens hat - cream Zara - heather gray Mango sweater - heather gray DIY
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Hello everyone!!!=)

Warning: Long post!=)

I live in a small city that some even call a “big urban village” because most people know each other and there is always a big chance you’ll bump into someone you know whilst walking around center/downtown. I have been here for quite a while and it is the place I now call home. It’s not the sweetest home sweet home sort of place but it is that place I want to come home too when I need to “feel” at home. But I have a love and hate relationship with it that I miss it when I am away but escape from it every three months or so. I escape from the expensive taxis and the mean drivers, the over-expensive coffee and the tiny-sized $7 cheesecake, that worst than New Delhi traffic, those scary police, the horrible wind, the oily beach, parks that don’t allow dogs, and people who seem to have never seen a lady wearing a men’s inspired hat in their lives. But after a month in glitzy Dubai where I always go when I need a break from all of these little “nasties”, I begin to crave for my little “big urban village”.
I miss the local fresh brewed tea, the sweetest tomatoes in the whole wide world, my favourite table in my favourite cafe, the always crowded fountain square, the people who love to stare and who always think we (Asians) are all Japanese and that we all have black belts in Karate (the same people who always say “Ni hao ma” when you pass-by, thinking that’s also Japanese I assume), and the women, who are always dressed up, good or bad, their salon-fixed hair and never-make-up-free faces, with their towering heels (even in the snow) and their suited boyfriends all shod in the same black leather formal shoes, who even chaperone them to the loo and patiently wait there for them (outside). The proud mothers who walk around and show everybody how beautiful their young (unmarried) daughters are. The other mothers who walk around with their mothers on one side, their daughters on the other, and pushing their daughter’s daughter (or son possibly, but that doesn’t sound as good) in a pram. That parent-child bond that is amazingly unbreakable, and something I don’t see in other places, not in my own country. Mothers walking hand in hand with their fifty something sons on a sunday afternoon. The young boys who go parading their big bad dogs in our most popular street (aka runway) to impress the girls, and the same girls who giggle when these boys pass. I miss the old city and the stories that are ingrained on every wall, with each scarred brick and the tell-tale doors. The old carpet vendor too, who always treated us like tourists, as if it’s really the very first time he’s seen us. Our janitor come security guard who is always willing to carry the grocery bags up to our place because he thinks we girls are too skinny to survive the climb. Our old cleaning lady who doesn’t speak a single word of English but always smiles the most genuine smile.That one legged beggar who always props himself up in the same spot in our street; the only beggar Diddy would give alms to, and who mumbles a prayer (in some ancient language) of blessing for us whenever we pass whether or not we make a contribution to his upkeep. I miss that little café which serves the best Tuna salad on earth! And yes, I even miss the expensive coffee and tiny-sized $7 Cheesecake!
This city is where i bought my first dress; where I developed a love affair with Stella McCartney; where i finally cut my eternally-long hair and it was this particular city that saw me first in my band clothes and then watched intently as that rock singer transformed into a camera- carrying, turban-wearing blogger. It’s in this very city where i first started to wear a copycat of my husband’s shoes, a guy’s hat and my nerdy glasses. This is the city, that doesn’t know the word “Vintage”. The city that always thought i looked strange but let me be and which eventually got used to crazy foreigners like me. The same city that is half Turkish – half Russian, but always 100% Azeri. The city that brought me my beautiful dogs and a great man to hold my hand when i can’t walk in my amazing but impractical shoes. The same city that accommodated a lost ‘New York’ attitude. This outfit is not Baku, not at all.
But it was the city that inspired me to wear it, the city that watched me wear it, and the city that waits to see what this crazy city girl will wear next.=)

So yep, this is my little entry for the Olsenboye City Girl.=) Honestly not for the win but for the chance to talk about my little city and show my take on casual wear.=) So goodluck to the other entries and whoever wins please say hello to the twins for me!!! =) Argh!! These contests are fun!=) Next one will be the “Winter Shoe” and i will show you guys my beloved boots, my official AW10-11 boots.=)

For more (of this look and another one) please visit the LAIR

Thank you so much for still keeping this page going. You know i love you.=)

Love Love Kiss Kiss

;—;<@
Aphrodite

COMMENTS (89)

byG
byG on March 20
nice :)
spacefashion
spacefashion on January 21
amazing :DD
callmedazzle
callmedazzle on November 17
Cool!
lolaveevintage
lolaveevintage on September 11
LOVE!
mary1901
mary1901 on August 21
sweater is amazing looks so comfy
biotechnology
biotechnology on June 26
soo cool, city style ;)
wows
wows on May 09
cool chic!
Hantsa
Hantsa on April 19
great!!you are stunning!
TamQuoia
TamQuoia on April 12
110% chic
neonnothing
neonnothing on January 30
Love the whole ensemble!
Kitten_Fallorina
Kitten_Fallorina on January 18
i adore this so cool outfit of yours!
NattyStyle
NattyStyle on January 17
Effortlessly cool
fashionfromgabbi
fashionfromgabbi on January 14
and i love what you wrote
fashionfromgabbi
fashionfromgabbi on January 14
perfection.
amber_lee
amber_lee on January 11
casual and chic LOVE!!!
GlossyCheshireCat
GlossyCheshireCat on January 11
sooo stylish, miss!
filthygalaxies
filthygalaxies on January 07
i think the socks make the outfit!
kylla
kylla on January 05
Your outfit is awesome! <3
ginaginagina
ginaginagina on December 29
love ur words...
rhemel
rhemel on December 26
CHIC coat!
springfiry
springfiry on December 20
Casual chic!
insik0510
insik0510 on December 17
fabulous!! love the pieces!!
ACO
ACO on December 17
faaaab!
boredstephanie
boredstephanie on December 15
great outfit!
SarahJaneR
SarahJaneR on December 14
love the hat and sweater, great diy shorts as well, loving this casual chic look! Amazing entry as well. Sometimes, it's those little towns that really help you branch out. I know that's how i feel :)
lovestheday
lovestheday on December 14
what a great posting... nice outfit... i think you born to be stylish person Aphrodite... ^^
Aphrodite
Aphrodite on December 14
Oh i wasnt, love.=) You should see my pictures when i was younger. 90s was a crazy time.=) <3
RushieB
RushieB on December 13
Cute!!
azelia
azelia on December 12
so chic!!!love the outfit!!!stunning as always!!!
fugee
fugee on December 12
great outfit as always!!! chic!!!
takemetotokyo
takemetotokyo on December 12
Lovelovelove!
sininanimikay
sininanimikay on December 12
super cool chic!
annieerch
annieerch on December 11
So stunning
fashionismypassion77
fashionismypassion77 on December 11
cute!
miaamos
miaamos on December 11
llllove thisssss!!!!!!!great sweater look-love everything in this outfit, kinda like NYC street style i would say ,nd u know what does it mean for me...LOOOVINNNGGGG!!!!!!!!xxx
angelluv203
angelluv203 on December 10
very cute
WickedPlumVintage
WickedPlumVintage on December 10
tooooo cute! must be warm where you are!
Aphrodite
Aphrodite on December 10
Not warm but not yet cold.=) We're always a month late.=) Snow came March this year.=)
kayemoniquesgonzales
kayemoniquesgonzales on December 10
Love the dress!
andrea_k
andrea_k on December 09
You blow my mind. <3 love the diy sweat shorts and how you styled them.
Aphrodite
Aphrodite on December 09
<3
angiekje
angiekje on December 09
loving this tee and trench!! want every piece, you look so cool :)
patlaenz
patlaenz on December 09
half sporty,half classic!but work very well!
charchelle27
charchelle27 on December 09
the color of this look just caught my eyes! love love love!
Shaniqua1071
Shaniqua1071 on December 09
This is such an amazing look, love love love it!!!!!
patriss
patriss on December 09
Amazing look.YOu always look so chic!!!!
poohdakz
poohdakz on December 09
you look so cool!
Annebeth
Annebeth on December 09
geek chic love, great shirt!
VantagePointVintage
VantagePointVintage on December 09
Great look, love your diy shorts!
LA_blog
LA_blog on December 09
love your sweater!!!
Miss_Mary
Miss_Mary on December 09
Your AMAZING. love this look:)
Annachiara
Annachiara on December 09
OMG!!!!!you're wooooonderfull hun :D
iraboyd
iraboyd on December 09
This is a rockin outfit!
stylevelvet
stylevelvet on December 09
perfect.....=)
mandigarcia
mandigarcia on December 09
awesome look!!! looove the coat!
guiaalvendia
guiaalvendia on December 09
loving the socks and hat!
lexigancayco
lexigancayco on December 09
loooove this!!
NanaHoshino
NanaHoshino on December 09
I really love this look. chic!!! fave<3
jennsu
jennsu on December 09
Love it, so chic!!
Tsiriano
Tsiriano on December 09
love this!
kds_c
kds_c on December 09
you rock this outfit!;)
kajikun15
kajikun15 on December 09
this is amazing.AMAZING! Love the trench and the sweater. And the nerd glasses are super cute. :] Love it!!!!!
carizzachua
carizzachua on December 08
love the striped top!
beasibucao
beasibucao on December 08
love the slouchy socks!
SaffronHaze
SaffronHaze on December 08
So so gorgeous! You are the queen of styling! Love that coat especially!
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on December 08
you always look stunning, dear!! and this outfit is so exception!!! that sweater is sooo cool and l looove the trench coat with those adorable ankle socks and oxford shoes!!<33 +1 for sure xx
LyannePeri
LyannePeri on December 08
wow you look amazing!! :)
stephl
stephl on December 08
This is supurb!
Hawaiikidd
Hawaiikidd on December 08
yes, that trench is to die for. so beautiful!!
lolkat
lolkat on December 08
adorable! the trench, hat, socks, and brogues are to-die-for! ;)
itsnikki
itsnikki on December 08
rad and chic!
lapetitemarmoset
lapetitemarmoset on December 08
Love your streetsyle!
nix
nix on December 08
love the outfit!
taylorjonas
taylorjonas on December 08
nice
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on December 08
i love the stylized laidback look!
maryiangge
maryiangge on December 08
youre always chic love!
headbandit
headbandit on December 08
Love the top!
shalompanganiban
shalompanganiban on December 08
love love love
ash_Attacks
ash_Attacks on December 08
love it. so chic!!
londondude
londondude on December 08
awesome outfit! The hat and trench combine so well with the sweater and shoes! chic!!
ChictopiaAir
ChictopiaAir on December 08
chic !!
mustownmore
mustownmore on December 08
Love it.
cherry8888
cherry8888 on December 08
Love your scrunchy socks and coat!
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on December 08
This is just so chic, stylish and amazing...I can't help but loving it! :D
janicekaren
janicekaren on December 08
cute
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on December 08
love how you made the slouchy sweater look so sexy!!!
Laura86
Laura86 on December 08
love your outfit, and I think I love your little city too, just by reading your post.
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on December 08
I love your post..."Lair" was a tag, my brother use to sport before he made it as a Major Designer for NorthFace...I can share some of your experiences, as I was 1 girl of 6 boys from a Militant Family, dating back 3,000 yrs.>So, I speake 5 languages, and understand many different Asian Languages, factor out the Yellow Denomination of Asian, and still, the samep politics of Status takes place...
MitziBlitz
MitziBlitz on December 08
Love this! The trench is my favourite part, those sleeves are great! I really enjoyed reading about your "big urban village" :)
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on December 08
Such an stylish outfit!>At first view...However, the post caught my eye, so I'll read it and comment on it, in a moment! XOX~Cindy!
Elekon_Chic_Boutique
Elekon_Chic_Boutique on December 08
this is amazing! I`m fascinated by this, could never imagine how elegant could look grey sweater and shorts!:) And I suppose I know what country you`re talking about, they`ve got my favourite food, they are lovely and friendly people, my friend lives there:)
KellyJoy
KellyJoy on December 08
too cool, too chic! you got some legs on you girl:)
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