Each month, Coast Monthly visits with some of the most charming people on the Texas Coast to chat about their style.
League City resident Ebony Countee grew up in Hitchcock thinking she might want to become a defense attorney, but got sidetracked while in college and eventually became a registered nurse.
Eight months ago, she got her real estate license and doesn’t find it hard juggling two careers, she said.
“I like helping people, so this way, I can still do home health care part-time, while helping prospective home buyers look for a house,” she said.
Countee keeps fit by going to the gym, and intends to get out of her comfort zone soon by going tent camping at Galveston Island State Park, she said.
She’ll welcome spring by wearing light, colorful florals, flowing apparel and dresses, she said. Calling her fashion style versatile and eclectic, Countee prefers classic pieces, she said.
“I like items that don’t go out of style, especially sparkly evening wear,” she said.
Necklace: I can wear this with anything — formal wear or jeans. It looks heavy, but it’s very light weight, and I love the jeweled colors.
Purse: This snakeskin clutch by Charming Charlie is something else that is interchangeable with any outfit. It also has a chain, so you can wear it as a cross-body purse.
Makeup: NARS is my very favorite foundation. It’s light weight, matches my skin color and it works beautifully for daytime or nighttime wear.
Believe Sign: I love things with glitter and this is meaningful to me because I believe that anything you want to do, you can do. I tell my two young daughters, believe in something and you can achieve it.
Perfume: My favorite fragrance is Hypnotic Poison by Dior — it’s my signature scent that I’ve worn for years. I also like Absolutely Blooming by Miss Dior for springtime.
Clock: This is an heirloom clock that I inherited from my deceased brother, Chauncy. We were very close, so it’s quite special.
Art: This is my favorite painting by Paul Goodnight. It’s titled “Links and Lineage,” an African-American illustration of a mother doing her daughter’s hair, and the daughter doing her grandmother’s hair while surrounded by a patterned quilt.