Urban Swank is a Houston-based blog, written by native Houstonians Shanna Jones and Felice Sloan. Their lifestyle blog is a place where these best friends come to talk and Houston comes to listen, as they’ve been featured in every major local publication (Houstonia, Culture Map, Houston Life, etc.) and have enjoyed prolific national recognition as well. (Learn more about their stint on Bravo here.)
FOOD is not only what Shanna and Felice are most passionate about but how they got the idea for this very blog back in 2011. Fashion, beauty, and travel are passions of the girls and popular topics on Urban Swank accordingly.
Shanna and Felice’s hope for Urban Swank readers is that they try or experience something new as a result of their extremely candid reviews and recommendations. Whether that’s a under-the-radar restaurant, a “trust us” Korean beauty product, or a hot accessory of the moment, the girls want to inspire people from all urban cities to get their swank on.
ABOUT SHANNA JONES
Corporate chic by day, new momma by night, and blogging everywhere in-between, Shanna Jones is winning at life. Shanna grew up in Missouri City, Texas and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. (Go Boomer + Sooner!) Upon graduation, Shanna started her own online travel agency – experience she still pulls from today when writing about travel on the blog. Her degree in Management Information Systems is responsible for her successful career in IT (currently she works as a Principal Enterprise IT Architect for a global organization) and also enables her to be Urban Swank’s coder and developer. Shanna is a watch aficionado, married lady, and the “urban” in the swank.
ABOUT FELICE SLOAN
Felice was voted class-clown at Katy (Texas) High School and not much has changed because, as anyone that’s met her can attest to, she’s hilarious. Felice utilizes her fashion degree (a la University of North Texas in Denton) and tenure in corporate fashion (think Nordstrom + Neimans) when writing about style + beauty on the blog, her overall ideology being, “If you can swank it out, ROCK that shit!” Her infectious personality also lends itself to sales which is why she’s been successful in those types of roles at Google and Hello Fresh. Urban Swank is Felice’s only child and when she’s not tending to it she’s tending to her favorite accessory – her hair. She changes it like others do their shoes because as Oscar Wilde says, “Be yourself because everyone is taken.”