Sweatshirts are quickly becoming my default outfit topper. This particular one is by an Antiguan artist currently residing in Japan, but if you're interested in getting a shirt, I know he ships internationally.
I'm wearing a pair of jeans and sandals from Zara, and a clutch by Nicole Francis.
I celebrated my birthday this past Tuesday, and I gotta admit that this was the quietest year on record. I did manage to get a home cooked breakfast out of it this year- so I think that's a major accomplishment.
Now, for the important stuff:
This year's birthday dress is this ombre Helmut Lang dress I got from Net-A-Porter.
Not much else to say about it- it's black, white, grey, draped and very forgiving around the mid-section (lol). As the years go by, I find my girlish figure is not always as forgiving after dessert.
Ah well, we can't have it all- at least not at once.
In the spirit of supporting Caribbean talent, I reached out to an old friend from UWI St. Augustine who has a fabulous line of dresses and kaftans. His was one of the first lines I carried in my store when I first opened. If you would like the opportunity to have your designs sold in Antigua, or if you're interested in getting your own piece from this designer, leave me a message in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A great opportunity has come up that I hope I will be able to share with you soon. I know I've been absent a whole lot, but the business of blogging really requires dedication- and I just haven't had the time- or the help- that I've had in the past.
I considered letting the blog go, but as fate would have it, this blog has a wider audience than even I had originally anticipated. I'm gonna try to rise to the challenge again- this time I beg your indulgence. For those of you who tell your friends about Island Style, or recommend my page to other bloggers, or even meet me and say, hey, I saw you on Black Girls Killing It (LOL) - thank you so much!!!! We sometimes underestimate how far our work can reach, and the good we can do if we focus on the positive.
Much love, blog-fam.
(I am wearing a TEA tunic from my line, photo credits to Brass Angel Photography)