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Toya Bianca Turner
Revenue Manager | Fashion Blogger | Business Woman | Caribbean Queen
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There's a lot of bad news floating around these days, and one of the tiniest insects is leading the headlines: the Aedes Egypti mosquito borne virus Zika. Most travelers balk at the slightest inclination of bad news, but while civil war and unrest is a valid reason to cancel your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at Island Style
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Social media is a fast paced, complex, and increasingly dynamic field. Instagram posts per day number around 95 million, making it challenging for brands to break through and reach their desired audience. The world of social media influencers and bloggers acts as a bridge between brands and the consumer. Influencers,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at Island Style
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Long black kaftan with white embroidery: TEA Tunics Handpainted Earrings: Yumnah Najah xx Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Island Style
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If most of us are honest, the jobs we currently hold are stepping stones to something else. We literally are in one job while constantly on the lookout for something better. Some of us hold out for decades between jobs, and others move around after short stints, never staying at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Island Style
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Within the last 9 months, I have moved from Accounts Manager to an Assistant Finance and Marketing Manager into my present position as a Reservations & Marketing Associate. One would think that I had changed companies, but I haven't (not yet) - and here's what all this transitioning has taught... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Island Style
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As an employee and a business owner, I have, over the past decade learned a few things that every new job applicant should know. Read on to learn the top 5 reasons you are not getting hired. Your resume and cover letter are poor. Hiring Managers do not spend all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Island Style
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When you're interviewed for a new position, many times your interviewer will ask: Are you a team player? Most interviewees will say: "YES, I work well with others. I'm a great team player." This sounds great - in theory, but it seldom is the truth, and is, to be brutally... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Island Style
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The boardrooms across the region are, as in most other places across the globe, largely populated by men. There are several prevailing reasons why this is so - the old boy's club and the fact that most women tend to take a few steps back during maternity leave, among others.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Island Style
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From our days on the playground right up to our daily lives in the boardroom, we are always in competition. Nothing feels better than being told that you're doing a great job, better than everyone else .... right? The question is how do you win at work without becoming the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Island Style
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Hi Loves Just a quick look at my outfit a few days ago- a one-shoulder dress by Diane Von Furstenburg. Shoes by Zara, and Shades by Tom Ford Until next time x Tee Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Island Style
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Hi Loves What's your style? Are you trendy, bohemian, classic, sophisticated, or some combination of them? Whatever you wear, make sure it's a representation of who you are- not just what's available in stores. My maxi is from J-crew, and I'm wearing a pair of white havainas. One of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Island Style
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Hi Loves, 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... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Island Style
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How great is this maxi? 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... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Island Style
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Hey Loves 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... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Island Style
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Have you gotten one of the new pieces? I know I don't need to tell you guys where to find them xo Tee Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Island Style
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With just a few days left before Christmas, a new line of Kaftans has been launched at Upscale. As promised, this time, the collection has more prints and finer fabrics. Silk is featured in every piece. Since many of you loved the heavy beading and embellishment from the first collection,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at Island Style
As a child I would often imagine that I had a time machine. I would fantasize about stepping inside and choosing a year and off I would go. Perhaps this was inspired by some long forgotten childhood movie, who really knows? These days I find myself fantasizing about that time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at Life Lessons
When I was graduating from state college, I spoke to a woman I admired asking her what I should do in University. I was a decent all-round student, so I believed that the world was my oyster- I wanted to do everything- and I needed direction. "Do something that pays... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2013 at Life Lessons
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I'm back! Out of a self imposed blog haitus to share what I wore to Colors Fete on Saturday night. Some outfit details: I was originally planning to wear some booties with this dress- but when I heard the location was in a field, I immediately re-thought that and went... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2013 at Island Style
Thanks guys This piece was a great score from Zara. Everytime I go in there it's like Christmas xo Toya
Toggle Commented May 6, 2013 on Black Armani Exchange Dress at Island Style
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The Little Black Dress- a wardrobe staple. A few of them survived my last closet purge, but this one is by far the leader- it is silk fitted and flared. Perfect for dinner- and speaking of which: This is what I wore: Dress: Armani Exchange Shoes: Christian Louboutin Necklace: Zara... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at Island Style
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Thanks loves ^_^
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2013 on Letterman at Island Style
Thanks. You gotta do that sometimes!
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2013 on DVF Kaftan at Island Style
I think it was a good read, KaeToya. She managed to keep it informative yet engaging by sharing her own life experiences. It's great to see how she managed to achieve success through a combination of intellect and networking. Read it again- I will likely do that too Tee
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2013 on Pleated Maxi at Island Style
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Its the weekend! My plans are to get some rest and visit my mentor. I'm done reading Lean In and I'm excited to sit with her and discuss my plans for the year. The first quarter has been such a challenge- and it sometimes becomes very hard to stay motivated.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2013 at Island Style