A Funny Story + 49th Annual Atlanta Steeplechase

Posted on: Friday, April 25, 2014

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Last week I attended my first ever derby — I even had to wear a hat! Technically, it was the Atlanta Steeplechase, but hey who’s checking? It was so far away from the city (in Rome, Georgia to be exact) and I of course got lost. I was literally driving for miles before I came across a gas station. And when I pulled over to ask for directions, the man that I spoke with was deaf. I am not making this up! He signed which direction I should go in and read my lips as I relayed it back. We were both very pleased that we understood each other so easily. (That’s my funny story fyi!)

As I drove onto the Steeplechase grounds, I could see the hills in the distance and they just went on and on. One thing that I’ve grown to love about Georgia is all of the greenery. It was a rainy Saturday in Atlanta, but luckily the rainfall didn’t get to Rome. I had a really good time at Steeplechase, especially considering that I was there because of work. I was able to walk right up to the barricades and get some really nice shots of the horses. Also, I’m getting a little better at taking photos if I do say so myself. Check them out below!

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<3 Maika

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Clothes you can actually wear to a job interview

Posted on: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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I love sifting through fashion magazines and websites as much as the next girl. But there are two things that I can never deal with: the $1 million scarf that is included as part of an outfit that is meant to be affordable and the unrealistic styling options for job interviews!

I get it – some people work in “creative” environments that allow feather boas and strappy sandals – but most of us don’t. So this post is for the folks who can’t show up in all neon polka dots but still like a little personality to shine through an outfit. These aren’t the most exciting pieces… but is a job interview really the appropriate place to be trying those out?

Here are my picks (each under $50 I might add!) that you can mix and match for interview outfits that will have you looking like a professional with pizzazz.

There’s something beautiful about showing a little restraint in your sartorial choices – and once you get the job, you can adjust your wardrobe accordingly!

Rawr,
Maritza

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Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Posted on: Friday, April 18, 2014

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Last weekend I attended the 78th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park. I’ve been in Atlanta for almost 3 weeks now and it’s one of the first times that I’ve actually gone exploring. There were tents with different artists exhibiting their work, tons of food vendors, a few carnival rides and games, and even a dog show. There were also live performances from some local country bands which definitely added to the very southern vibe of the festival.

It was nice to see all of the families out and about enjoying themselves, dogs included (who technically shouldn’t have been there but that’s another story), but it did make me a little homesick. Now, I’ve attended events alone when I was in Miami, but it feels just a tad bit different when you go out all by yourself and your friends and family are miles away.

However, I think that that the best way to get over this wave of homesickness is to attend some more events! It might seem a little counterproductive, but I’m sure that with enough time, I’ll get used to it. So help a sistah out: if there are any upcoming blogger events  happening in Atlanta, let me know!

<3 Maika

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