Monday, September 19, 2011

Adventures in the A: Part 1

THIS is the sight that greeted me on the morning of my first full day in Atlanta. Beautiful view isn't it?
Merci beaucoup to our gracious host!
Cooler weather also met me on the trip and THIS is the particular time that I chose to wear short skirts. In Dallas I'm dressed like a schoolmarm and then in a city with a large Black gay male population all of a sudden I turn into Christina Aguilera during her Dirrty Phase. ('Member that???)


 We met for brunch at The Flying Biscuit, it was THE best meal I had while I was in the A.

I had the Pasta, sausage and eggs...so yummy!

  I also had great hair days during the trip I am happy to report.

 Earrings: Aldo
Jacket: Borrowed from Reiko
Top: Thrifted
Skirt: Borrowed from Reiko

 Other Deets:
Bangles: Assorted
Bag: Prada
Shoes: DSW

 Me with Shandy, the talented artist who created Reiko's wedding portrait (she's a real sweetheart) and Reiko

Finally got to see my ace Cherie, the talented creative force behind Nappy Rútz earrings and tees! Cherie and I met in a vintage store (imagine that!) when she lived in Dallas and since then she has started a now booming business, gotten engaged and moved to Atlanta. I remember when she told me that she wanted to make earrings, I was as excited about it as she was! (Of course I was thinking of what earrings she was going to make ME, lol.) I miss my goofy, tall-drink-of-water friend! She is wearing her own designs and you'll see more in upcoming posts. Check out her site here.


Moral of the story: Don't let anyone try and diminish what you do. I am not only a teacher, people are multi-faceted and talented in all areas, you don't have to focus on one thing in order to be successful.

15 comments:

Mommyblogger said...

Wow that first picture is spectacular! Your outfit is sooo cute. Love the casualness the denim brings to it! Pasta for breakfast? Never heard of that but it sounds like it could be yummy :)

Dana said...

Your are always stunning!!!! BTW I was wondering what products you use to achieve your twist/braid out. I'm new to being natural and cant seem to find the right product to use for this. Thanks

Prissy said...

You always look amazing!!! Atlanta is a great city. Glad you ladies had fun!

Sing said...

I love your cute fun look, especially the shoes.

Elvira said...

You look a little different in Atlanta! Fabulous though. Your hair looks fantastic. I wish I was part of the hanging crew...but I'm in DC and that wouldn't have worked. :-) Love your blog.

LA Lynn's said...

It was a pleasure meeting you & Reiko!!!! You both are just as beautiful and stylish in person!!!! *MUAH*

~Hope you ladies will be back soon OR I just may have to plan a trip to Dallas!!!!! (Tehehehe)

LOVE the 1st picture that is a Beautiful view of ‘A’!!!!! Makes me appreciate my city just a lil bit more… thanks for capturing that view – it’s a beauty!!!! :D

You look STUNNING as EVER and I will most definitely be calling Cherie to add some Nappy Rútz to my earring collection!!!! Whoop, Whoop!!!!

Xoxo
Lynn

http://lalynnsshoppe.blogspot.com/

Key said...

Lovely!!!

Thirteenlbs said...

Those earrings are stunning.

Also, never underestimate the power of legs, even in ATL. Looks like y'all had a good time.

Tammie said...

Your outfits are the epitome of Grown Woman Swag!

Dhalia Rodriguez Edwards said...

Your hair looks so cute in these pics Juanetta. Looks like you had a great time.

Love it!


Dhalia

L said...

Love this post. I'm a teacher and family never understand why I hate when I they say "you look like a teacher" about my clothes. Just because I'm a teacher doesn't mean I have to "look like" one. That skirt is saucy girl. Fabulous.

MissKRoberts said...

I absolutely love your hair! Looks like you guys had fun. sn: it is so uncanny how much you favor my cousin Rochelle! I guess everyone does have a twin!

Liz Lizo said...

That skirt is hot hot hot and of course thats what id wear in hotlanta as well. The shoes are amazing too. cool outfits.

xx
Liz Lizo
VOGUED-OUT

Inez said...

I am also a teacher and if I was only that i wouldn't have my blog in the first place. So, I agree with you. Love ur outfit. The shoes especially.

Kerissa said...

I love visiting Atlanta but that drive for me. Ummm no thanks. You and Reiko are too much. I swear you are like friends from a lifetime ago. You two are an example for my mom to see the internet not being a bad thing, lolol then shrugs! You look stunning. Love the shoes (:

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