Style File – Te’Sha Jackson

This month, we focus our lens on the delightful Te’Sha Jackson, who is Senior Club Director at the Harrell Club for Boys & Girls Clubs of Marion County. We spotted her at the Appleton Museum of Art and had to learn more about this style maven. The way she mixes sleek modern pieces with cool vintage finds makes her a standout in any crowd. She also has infectious energy and a fun-loving spirit, which means she may suddenly break out into a song or dance. We quizzed her on some of her favorite things.

Te’Sha Jackson

What’s your favorite part of the day?

Morning, when the sun is rising.

Do you have a motto or favorite saying?

“Love you, forever and a day.” My dad always said this to my mom and I say it to my children and my loved ones.

How do you describe your personal style?

Sweet and feminine…authentic.

Where do you go for some retail therapy? 

Vintage shops—I’m a vintage and thrift store junkie.

Favorite girly indulgence?

Full body massage.

Beauty hack?

Shea butter for every part of my body. Tea bags on my eyes, if I have bags in the morning.

Most regrettable beauty trend you once rocked? 

I sprayed the front of my hair gold to match an outfit. It was the hardest thing to wash out!

What words or phrases do you use most/overuse?

“That’s what’s up.” and “Peace and blessings.”

Entertaining Style? 

Being a mixologist for the evening.

Favorite cocktail? 

Either a Godfather or an Irish coffee.

Your signature dish to cook?

Salmon cakes. 

Favorite restaurant? 

I love Caribbean food. My favorite local spot is Sun Bless Bakery in Silver Springs Shores.

Favorite sweet treat?                                           

Chocolate almonds.

What’s your “go-to” comfort food?

Fried chicken and waffles, mac and cheese or fish tacos.

Favorite place to indulge your sweet tooth?

Ocala’s Chocolates & Confections.                                                                                                                               

Favorite day trip?

Super Oriental Market in Orlando, grabbing some Peking duck!

Chair dancer or car singer?

Car singer and a public singer, as well. Chair dancer, nope. I have to get up and dance!

Biggest pet peeve?

Procrastination.

Worst advice anyone ever gave you?

Don’t open your heart.

Best gift you were ever given?

Flowers, for no particular reason.

Most surprising thing you learned about Ocala/Marion County?

The history of the Timucua Indians and the history of west Ocala.

Proudest moment of your life?

When I gave birth to both my beautiful daughter A’shanti and also my handsome son JahQuin.

What’s your most treasured possession?

Artwork from when my children were young.

What’s the one thing you never have enough of?

Time with family. 

Best thing you learned recently?

That I’m never too old to learn new tricks!

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