Summer in Philly

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31 May 2011











Well summer is in full swing and let me tell you, it sure is a hot
one here in Philadelphia! I seriously thought I was getting away from
the heat but boy was I wrong. Obviously in weather like this all I want
to do is throw on something light that won't be a bother. Dresses and
skirts are just the way to go.

Anyways I just love this area of the city.
It is called Washington Square and it is surrounded with beautiful historic
homes that I find to be fascinating. I could wonder these streets all day
just in awe. There are so many other places in the city I want to adventure
to. I will have the time now because I already have found a new place! I actually
got to go see it this time and there is also a cat who resides there. Two good things.

Also... today is the first day of my internship! Wish me luck ;)

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wearing: dress- vintage; hat- cooperative; bag- ebay; sandals c/o Wanted

Hello Philadelphia!

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29 May 2011











Greetings from Philadelphia! Let me just say I already love this
city. We all know I love vintage clothing so naturally I would love a super
old city. The buildings are just so beautiful and in this particular street they
were charming as well. Anyways, my first day in the city was pretty crazy.
Basically I had an awful experience with the apartment I had so I am
on the search again. I was freaking out a bit yesterday but I think I woke up
on the right side of the bed today and I am staying positive. I met up with Dylana
from Color Me Nana yesterday for a bit and she was sooo sweet! She showed me around a few
lovely neighborhoods and kind of gave me piece of mind for my apartmentsearch.
Totally thankful for that and can't wait to hang out with this girl more!

PS- my relationship with heels might as well be over. With all the walking I'm going
to be doing in this city it will be super difficult. But I'd totally take walking everywhere
than driving in heels any day. I'll get used to it though :)

You can find a really cute tunic dress collection online with Joe Browns. This fashion retailer has a truly individual style. Have a great day!


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wearing: chicwish top, vintage skirt; VJstyle bag; UO sandals

Shorts Obsession

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27 May 2011













If there is one thing that catches my eye it is quirky little details. Whether it be
interesting buttons or tiny bows, I am just a sucker for 'em! So naturally I have
become super obsessed with these Romwe shorts! First of all the color is so much
fun for summer. The bright shade of blue/green totally brightens up my day.
And secondly I love that they are totally 1960's inspired. I paired it with this
pale pink top for a fresh and summery look. Yet another piece with another detail
I love-a scalloped trim! The last photo is another way that I styled it the other day.

Anyway for those of you who do not know, I have not made it to Philly yet! The
Dallas airport I was flying out of apparently had damage from the tornadoes/storms.
Several flights were delayed at DFW so my flight got pushed back to tomorrow, Saturday
morning. I was a little bummed, I'll admit, but I am just thankful that my friends, family
and I were safe from all of the crazy storms that have hit the south/Midwest lately.
When I think about the terrible hardships that Joplin and other cities are facing
right now, I cannot complain one bit. My heart goes out to all of those who got
affected by the tornadoes.

Well I hope you all have a wonderful Friday. My next post will most definitely
be straight from Philly!! I have a few girls that I just cannot wait to meet up with-
Dylana from Color Me Nana, Veronika from Tick Tock Vintage, and Kim
from eat.sleep.wear. These bloggers have made me super excited for my new
adventures in the city. Lots of updates to come!

PS- The winner of the BonLook giveaway is Alexa from A Life In the Fashion Lane.
Congrats dear!


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wearing: top c/o Chicwish; Shorts c/o Romwe; hat- Urban Outfitters; shoes c/o Ruche

Under the Texas Sun

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25 May 2011











Well, this is probably going to be the last of nature-y photos you will be seeing
on this blog for a while! I may throw in a few photos from home that I have yet
to put up yet, but get ready for a city scene back drop from now on! Before I left
Texas, I wanted to get in a few photos with the beautiful wild flowers. They are
seriously everywhere this year. I love that the city lets them grow as they please.
As for this Chicwish dress, let me just tell you, I feel like a little fairy princess in it!
And who wouldn't want that? I paired it with some ankle boots to toughen it up just
a tad since it is so over-the-top girly, and I think I liked the turn out. The tiers
and tiny pleats pleats seriously won my heart.

Gotta keep this post short and sweet because it is my last day in Texas!! I arrive
in Philly bright and early tomorrow so expect a blog update in a few days
from the city.

Have a wonderful day!

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wearing: dress c/o Chicwish; platforms- 6x6 No. G; hat- cooperative; bag & belt- thrifted

DAYDREAMS










Summer inspiration. Because can you really ever get enough of it? I
love how carefree the clothing & women are in these photos. Just beautiful.

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URBAN MINX GIVEAWAY

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23 May 2011









Well another week went by, and it's Monday again. As if Mondays are not
hard enough, I have tons of packing to do and many goodbyes to say, so I
am going to make this post short and sweet! Anyways, about my outfit. I
wore this outfit while going about the t own yesterday, and it was sooo
comfortable. This sheer CALICO top is perfect for the humid weather here
in Texas and is just so airy. As is the skirt which is also sheer. Easy breezy
is my motto when it comes to summer attire!

And in other good news, I have an AMAZING giveaway to present to you
all! You all have a chance to win this beautiful floral sweater (worth $108).
I seriously wish I could have this thing! They also gave you all a sweet lil'
discount as well! Enter FLASHES at checkout and receive 15% off!
So here are the rules:
  1. Like UrbanMinx on Facebook and leave a comment that Bonnie sent ya'.
  2. Follow @UrbanMinx on Twitter
  3. Follow UrbanMinx.blogspot.com
  4. Do an Irish Jig & don't forget to leave your e-mail!
Giveaway ends in one week on Monday May 30th at 11:00pm EST.
Good luck!



wearing: top... c/o CALICO; hat... Mint by Goorin; skirt... vintage; Sandals... c/o Wanted
bag... c/o VJ-Style

A Million Roses

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21 May 2011











One of my favorite things about my neighborhood, is the beautiful
gardens that grace everyone's homes. I had been drawn to these roses
for several days and finally had the chance to photograph them the other day.
Anyways, on to the dress. This dress is VERY special to me. It was given as a
going away gift from my dear friend/owner of that vintage boutique I showed
you all the other day. The colors are just perfect for a breezy day, and the
length and bodice. is definitely what one me over. I can see myself prancing
in it all around the city this summer! It even matched the roses behind me (not
on purpose.)

Anyways I hope you all have a fabulous Saturday!

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wearing: vintage dress via Grey Dog Boutique; ecote sandals; kimchi blue bag; f21 sunnies

Surprise Guest

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19 May 2011















There is someone I'd like you all to meet. I have been trying to get him on
here for ages so without further adieu, meet Ryan. If you haven't guessed it,
this is the boyfriend that I frequently speak of. He enjoys playing video games,
guitar, and whistling (as pictured above). A bit camera shy, he oh so
sweetly agreed to do this post before I leave for Philly. Plus he just got these
Ray-Bans and I think he was just a bit excited to show them off. He looks
pretty adorable if you ask me! As for my outfit, I wanted to wear something
light and flowy so I through on this billowy blouse and loose pleated skirt.
I have been working in these platforms and I just love 'em!

We went off to get sushi, one of our favorites, after taking these photos. He
got the rainbow, and I got the wasabi crunch. Yummm making me hungry just
thinking about it!


Well I hope you all are having a great week! In less than a week, I will be in Philly.

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On me: vintage top, Fossil skirt; bag c/o VJ-style; Jeffrey Campbell wedges c/o shopAKIRA

On Him; Calvin Klein blazer; Second hand top; Levi's denim; Aldo oxfords; Ray-ban sunnies; Persol Glasses

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