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Jacksonville, NC Returns Home and Brings Her Style

Jacksonville, NC Returns Home and Brings Her Style

Today we are featuring a North Carolina belle who brought her fashion dreams back home after serving her country in the Air Force. This stylish woman is all about her hometown and is a part of revitalizing the military town of Jacksonville NC . Learn more about this Black Southern Belle, her love of fashion and her story of entrepreneurship.

 

Name: Latoya Choice

Title: Owner

Company/Org: Sarah and Jessie, LLC

Hometown: Jacksonville, NC

Alma Mater: Fayetteville State University will always have my heart but I quit and joined the United States Air Force

Favorite thing about being southern: Southern Hospitality

What is your personal life motto: Count your blessings not your problems

What is the most challenging professional obstacle you have had: The Air Force taught me that everyone that is in a leadership role isn’t necessarily a leader but despite that you still have to give 100% because if you don’t you’re only cheating yourself.

Who is your favorite character a “Different World”: Kim Reese

If you could do any job, what would that be? Lol… I would love to be an On-Star operator for a day because they all seem to be just so happy.

Who do you wish you could meet? I would love to meet Cicely Tyson.

What would your best friend say is the best/most annoying quality about yourself? My straightforwardness.

What advice would you give your younger college self? Save $100 every month and do things outside your comfort zone.

Where can we connect with you? Facebook & Instagram at SarahandJessie

5 Style Tips for a Southern Summer

 

  • Keep it loose

 

If you’ve never experienced a summer in the South, let me tell you it gets really really hot! The less fabric that you have touching your body, the cooler you will be.

 

  • Say yes to hats

 

Big floppy straw hats, baseball caps or a cute little fedora will add a little extra sass to your outfit and help keep you cool. Let’s be honest us southern girls love a little sass.

 

  • No flimsy fabrics

 

Light fabrics are great for southern summers. They need to have some structure so that they won’t cling to your body when you start to sweat because you will sweat.

 

  • Have cute flats

 

Summer is the time for festivals and hanging with friends at a barbeque or as we call them cookouts. Looking cute is just good manners when you head outside the house. A cute flat or sandal will go a long way in the south and your feet will thank you.

 

  • Be comfortable

 

Weather it’s a maxi dresses or t-shirts and shorts make sure you are comfortable. Because heat can be used as a synonym for a southern summer and you don’t want to be hot and uncomfortable.

 

 

 

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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