Spotlight Monday: Ethnic influence

Recently I decided to make a trip to my parent’s homeland of Dominican Republic. My time on the island is always bustling with contradictions as I have to split my time between the capital of Santo Domingo and the small village of Juma-Bonao. Santo Domingo is a bursting city that is attempting its claim as one of the up and coming capitals of the Caribbean, it is very reminiscent of Bangkok for those that have traversed to Southeast Asia. Juma-Bonao on the other hand is very rustic with few paved roads and electricity being the luck of the draw.

All of this has an impact on the style of dress of its people. While I was there I borrowed from the “campesinos” (the name given to people of the country) and wore straw hats along with white dresses to reminisce of the old money daughters. Below are a few examples of different looks that I emulated during my mini vacation. 

Nordstrom - $28.00

Skater dress - $20.70

Lace dress- $31.04

Sundress - $29.16

Stay Chic, Look Kente

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