Salty Mermaid bikinis don’t just appear out of nowhere. There’s a team and two Merboss Babes that make it happen. Meet one of those boss ladies, CEO, Sarah Jon—she’s one part badass babe, one part die-hard animal lover mixed with avid adventurer. In between picking patterns, talking strategy and making major decisions, Sarah was able to answer a few questions for the blog. Want to know her favorite Salty style? She’ll tell you. Curious to know what she’d take with her on a remote island? We’ll give you a hint—it’s for her dogs.
This selfless Merboss is fun-loving (can’t you tell by her pics), fit and super funny. But we’ll let you find out for yourself what she’s all about.
Explain the importance of travel and how worldliness influences you?
Every girl envisions themselves as something whether that’s a world leader, a business owner, a Mom or even a mermaid 😉 and it’s the daily wonders of the world as well as the people around you–especially those that force you to think outside of the box–that help you get there. It’s important to create a world for yourself where you’re constantly taking in new sights and smells, meeting new people and trying new things. This way you’re taking in fresh aspects of life and it teaches you who you truly are and how strong and alive your soul is.
What’s your favorite vacation spot in the world?
My favorite vacation spot is any location where my friends and me can visit and know no one, yet we leave days later and have made 20 new lifelong friends.
What do you love most about bikinis and why?
I love bikinis for the reason that fashion doesn’t empower the suit. Women empower the suit through their confidence and their bodies.
Salty Mermaid style you wear the most?
I am obsessed with the Rainforest Ruffles Brazilian Bottom! I slip it on and the fabric still amazes me–it feels like butter on my skin, and holds me in every place. It’s perfect, really.
Some girls are afraid to try it because it looks super tiny off the hanger (and I agree), but once you put it in it’s like insta magic on how it just hugs your body. Also loooooove any of our halter tops (like the Midnight Halter Bikini), You will totally catch me sporting this day to night all the time… like every day.
What are the three words that best describe you?
Well after a 20 person group text message formed around this question the final census is: spitfire, driven and selfless.
Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party, living or deceased and why?
Well since this is a true fantasy dinner party I would invite my dogs, but give them magical powers to be able to talk. I would invite my best friends and my parents and we’d all dress up in unicorn onesies! I live by surrounding myself with people who make me smile, who genuinely care about me and those who I learn from. My dogs make me smile. My friends genuinely care about me and I have learned more from my parents than I could ever explain. Oh and the unicorn onesies… I mean seriously why not?!
You’re an animal lover. Tell us about it.
I have 33 animals all together ranging from dogs, mini donkeys, pigs, horses and chickens. I am that girl who has her entire camera roll filled up with her animals doing pretty much anything and thinking it’s the most amazing pic in the world. I am obsessed with my animals and one day will make a suit dedicated to all of them ☺
If you didn’t own Salty Mermaid what would you be doing?
I think this is where I am supposed to do a shout out to my other company Lending Luxury, lol! Lending Luxury allows women to rent out high-end clothes rather than commit to buy them (was totally that girl who would buy, wear and return back in the day and now they make that impossible with technology). So I created a business that gives girls the opportunity to experiment with trends, save money and/or splurge on a pair of shoes or purse that they have been obsessing for with the money they saved on renting in lieu of buying. I am blessed to truly do what I love..
If you were traveling to a remote space and could only bring three things with you, what would they be.
- Chapstick for sure!!
- My dogs
- Food and water for my dogs ( I know that is 4 things, don’t judge me) hehehe!
Words or quote you live by?
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”- Dr. Seuss
You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” ― Margery Williams Bianco, The Velveteen Rabbit