About Urban Swank

Urban Swank is a Houston-based blog, written by native Houstonians Shanna Jones and Felice Sloan. Their food and lifestyle blog is a place where these best friends come to talk and Houston comes to listen, as they’ve been featured in/on every major local publication (Houstonia, CultureMap, Houston Life, etc.) and have enjoyed prolific national recognition as well. Learn more about their stint on Bravo TV here, and most recently, their feature on United Airlines Hemispheres Travel Show, 3 Perfect Days: Houston.

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. 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 must-visit vacation destination, the girls want to inspire people from all urban cities to get their swank on.

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.”

Corporate chic by day, 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 Urban Swank and for her own travel blog. Her degree in Management Information Systems is responsible for her successful career in IT (currently she works as a Principal Enterprise Architect for a global organization) and also enables her to be Urban Swank’s web designer. Shanna is a watch aficionado, married lady, and the “urban” in the swank.


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    February 17, 2017

    Just discovered the blog!

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      Shanna "Urban Girl" Jones

      February 28, 2017

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    March 3, 2017

    Love your blog! Definitely a wealth of useful tips and info for my next trip to Houston. Thanks for the heads up at SOBEWFF!

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    April 19, 2017

    Doing research on HBRW and discovered this BLOG and I already LOVE it. Bravo Ladies!!!!!

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      Shanna "Urban Girl" Jones

      April 24, 2017

      Thanks so much!

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    April 24, 2017

    Can’t believe I’m just discovering this blog! Loads of great content! I’ll be attending IFBC17, looking forward to hearing you ladies speak.

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      Shanna "Urban Girl" Jones

      April 24, 2017

      Thanks for stopping by Christine and looking forward to meeting you! What is the name of your blog?

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    Anna Egbu

    June 30, 2017

    Great Blog! If your looking for a photographer. I’m your girl. Check out my website!
    Have a great summer!

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