Small Girl, Big Ideas

Phoenix & Fox


Jason and I spent one of our weekends perusing the suburbs of Philadelphia, diving into another grilled cheese tour stop (it's been awhile!) and enjoying some Sly Fox beer. Our grilled cheese tour stop was in a different neighborhood a little closer to Philly at a place called Melt Down Grilled Cheese. The most exciting thing was their weird soda fountain that carried cane sugar sodas. Below is the huckleberry soda which was amazing. Overall, the food was nothing to tell you much about (you can read the Yelp review though) - other than that sharp cheddar, apple, honey, and red onion are a great grilled cheese idea, but I think I can execute it much better. Anyone interested in a recipe?


After awhile of driving around haphazardly, we decided to sit back down, enjoy a beer and some pretzels, and recoop before exploring a bit of Phoenixville more. Sly Fox might be my favorite brewery now, if only because it has foxes. The beer is good too.


I kind of loved this outfit - the cardigan is my new favorite thing! And my Kate Spade x Keds are my first foray into gingham - and I gotta say I love it. I wanted to have a picnic shoot in this park with them! (But we had no picnic materials....)


cardigan :: louche via modcloth
blouse :: loft remixed
skirt :: loft remixed
keds :: kate spade x keds remixed
headband :: anthropologie remixed
fox satchel :: ebay remixed
sunnies :: ray ban remixed
necklace :: fossil (similarremixed
ring :: sanrio remixed

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  1. This place was in Phoenixville?! I actually went to school near there and it has changed so much in the past 10 years. I've never heard of Sly Fox but now I want to go! Your dragonfly printed cardi is making my heart skip a beat over here. Seriously Katherine - you have the cutest prints in your closet :-)

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  3. I love Sly Fox! From January-February we went every week for their Sly Fox Boot Camp (basically you would come out for a beer every Wednesday and be enetered to win a trip to Ireland!)

    You should come back out May 5th when they do their goat race (yes, you read that right). They have a festival in the parking lot with beer, food, music, and goat races. It's fantastic!


  4. i'm officially in love with your cardi :DD <3

  5. YOUR BAG! oh i adore it. looks like a blast and love your pink drink
    kw ladies in navy

  6. Those gingham keds are perfect!!! I love this outfit too, that cardigan is awesome, definitely can see you getting a lot of use out of it.
    Your adventures always sound so delicious, I want grilled cheese, sugar cane soda and beer!! Cute animals on labels make everything more delicious
    ps. To answer your question from my last post, I bathe Mr.Duke myself and he haaaates it, it's a struggle but it's a good thing he's small

  7. I'm so jealous of all your grilled cheese adventures....haha. It's always been one of my favorite meals and there's endless possibilities to enhance it! Also, that soda machine sounds awesome. I wanna try it!
    I love the colors of this outfit and the dragonfly print on the sweater. So cute! :)

  8. That sounds like a delicious grilled cheese sandwich! And a yummy soda too! There used to be a soda fountain up in Wyoming in the town my grandparents lived in and I loved going to it, but it shut down about a decade ago :-( I love your cute little gingham tennies Katherine!

  9. You always find the best little food places. That grilled cheese looks pretty good, though I'm sorry it didn't live up to your expectations as much as it should have! It's been years since I've had one myself. The presentation of it is so cute, at least, with the text on the paper below it... aaaawwwe.

    Hope you find some neat places around the area. :) I wish there were grilled cheese places around here. They seem like such neat themed restaurants.

    Your cardigan really is cute, and I can see why you dig it. I adore navy and red together, so I totally love everything about what you're wearing. And how cute is your tiny bee necklace?!

  10. huckleberry soda!? sounds awesome!

  11. This outfit is adorable! I love the cardigan and the bee necklace. And now I have a very intense craving for grilled cheese! There is a little pizza place in New Hope that has cane sugar sodas... but I have a feeling that huckleberry soda was 10x better (they were good, but they were more "normal" flavors).

    xox Sammi

  12. Huckleberry soda, I've never heard of it.
    I need to make my way to Philly and explore.

  13. I love your outfit. That grilled cheese looks delicious too, in the UK we call them toasties! x

  14. You always go on such fun little adventures, I need to do that more!

  15. Looks like a fun time and you always just look so happy and cheerful from the smile and laughs in the photos, but also your outfits just always communicate cheerfulness with reds and things with animals on them!

  16. More than just a little bit in love with that Fox bag, and the Gingham are an inspired choice! Jen@madeinminch

  17. Yes, totally interested in a recipe! Please share if you can! =)
    Adorable look too btw. I just love your bag.

  18. PS) You did get my e-mail reply, right? I said I would totally love to be your May fashion icon! Super duper honor. I sent it a few days ago but just want to make sure it went through since you hadn't yet replied. :) Just checking!

  19. I love your sweater - how adorable! Also, that satchel is so cute! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!


  20. Mmm beer, pretzels, and grilled cheese! I'm so hungry right now and those all sound so delicious.
    Also your cardigan is fantastic! I love it paired with the pattern on your shoes. Your little fox bag is adorable too.

  21. This outfit is so adorable! I love the colors :) And especially the little dragonflies on the cardi, & fox bag, oh my!

    <3 Megan

  22. Gorgeous Keds!! And that bag! suits the outfit so well. You definitely know how to mix & match well =) Have a great weekend with your hubby.

  23. Yay! The grilled cheese tour continues! Sounds delicious! Cute outfit for the tour! Awesome bag and I love your dragonfly cardigan!


  24. I really wish I liked grilled cheese, it looks and always smells so good!
    I am just weird about cheese and the texture of it.

  25. Your photos are always so perfect! :) I could seriously eat some grilled cheese right now. It's past midnight, that's fine right?!x


  26. looks like tons of fun! very-very nice. love the foxy stuff

  27. grilled cheese and cane sugar soda sounds amazing :)
    your sweater is really cute too

  28. I love your outfit! And that photo of the's amazing! Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland for some reason...

  29. Such cute shoes! I like your style :-) Would you like us to follow each other?

  30. seriously cute outfit I love your ring!
    xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

  31. I love your Kate Spade keds! I remember when you bought them but I somehow missed them on your blog until now. I'm also loving that cardigan... of course. Anything with animals :). I think preparing to move is pretty exciting (we are in the same boat) and I little scary. Where are you and Jason headed to next?



    Southern (California) Belle

  32. I love your cardigan! It's perfect and that grilled cheese is making my mouth water.

    And where are you going?!

  33. I looove New Hope and Phoenixville. Hoping to make it to Blobfest this year!

  34. Your cardigan *.* It's so sweet! It would match perfectlu with a blouse I bought this year. I have a huge passion for dragonflies :)

    Sofia G

  35. I love that dragonfly cardigan!! great details :)

    -Emma from

  36. I love the way you co-ordinate things Katherine! It's like your Disney outfits all over again. I just love the you have that perfect bee necklace to go with your cardigan!

  37. Your cardigan is adorable. And your bag?! OMG. The cutest ever!

  38. appropriate bag for going to the sly fox! i have the same one, but in seafoam :)

  39. I love the brightness of your top with the pretty cardigan and the adorable shoes!!! Great combinations! I think it is so cool that you were seeking out Grilled cheese! hehe

  40. I've been following your blog a little while from Modcloth. That purse is really cute! I just came across another fox purse and it made me think of your blog. You have as much fox things as I have bunny things :)


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