About Me

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Hi there! I’m Keira Lennox. I’m a small town girl from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, iced tea, comfort food, and deep discounts. I live miles and miles from the nearest H&M, I don’t read Vogue, and I can’t tell you who’s sitting front row during Fashion Week; but I really love clothes. Especially when I can find them on sale.

I started A Pretty Penny in the spring of 2010, after I stumbled upon the world fashion blogging and fell head-over-heels. I wanted to create a little space of my own, to share my take on real-life style on a real-life budget.

Shortly after launching the blog, my husband, Chad, and I made the life-changing decision to leave our corporate jobs and take the reigns of the family business: a busy little flower shop. We didn’t know the first thing about flowers or small business ownership; but with a lot of faith, patience, and elbow grease, we’re making it work one day at a time.

These days, you’ll still find the style and beauty posts of yore; but they’re peppered with snippets of our blooming business, the occasional easy-to-follow DIY project, stories about my life, and glimpses into my kitchen.

You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

93 Comments

  1. I love how you decided to blog about fashion so differently…most blogs go for haute couture and expensive clothing aiming to attend the most “must” fashion events.

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    1. SoundEagle is in agreement with lfiorelina about your blog, and hopes that you and Chad are doing well with the busy little flower shop.

      May you and your family enjoy the festive season!

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  2. I found your blog with WP’s “recommended blogs” feature. Love it. :) Looking forward to it.

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    1. Thank you! That’s exciting!! :)

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  3. Hi Keira, I just nominated you for the Liebster blog award. I’m a follower of yours and love your blog. I feel like it’s a shot of sun and springtime and really look forward to every post. I’m not sure if you participate in the blog awards stuff and I know that they can sometimes be a bit tedious with the rules and all of the writing so no pressure at all! :) http://wp.me/pVHMq-xE

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  4. You have such a wonderful blog and beautiful smile! -))

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    1. Thank you! That is so sweet of you to say :-)

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  5. Love your blog! Check out mine, maybe something will spark your interest and you’ll follow me! Hope to hear from you soon! :)

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  6. instylejewelry

    Your eclectic mix of interests to blog about are intriguing. I love your fashion input and especially the lucrative knock-offs we all want…naturally :) I own an online fashion jewelry boutique named Autumn’s Way. My shop, Lauren’s Picks, is filled w/ countless pieces I hand select from inventory my parent co., Kitsy Lane, receives from emerging and ever so talented designers. Lauren’s Picks is eclectic in jewelry style and color scheme. There is a bonus to my business – every piece is budget-friendly depending on the individual & I offer weekly Flash Sales to knock down already low prices. If interested, my address is: https://laurenalain.kitsylane.com. A Pretty Penny is a great find!

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  7. Hey hun, I think your blog’s awesome so I nominated you for the One Lovely Blogger Award. Not sure if you’ve been nominated before but if you wan’t to accept it here’s the link http://bit.ly/YohkPh xx

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  8. so unique :) finally a different perspective in fashion

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  9. You, my dear, are a fashion inspiration to all of us! I nominated you for the Shine On Award! You totally deserve it. Keep on rockin’ those fashions :-)

    Here’s a link to your nomination: http://lauralistardiaries.com/2013/06/17/shine-on-award/

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  10. big risks, big results!

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  11. Hello, I love that you do fashion on a budget and I am a supreme lover of thrift stores myself. I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. You can find the post here: http://standingamongstars.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/super-sweet-blogging-award/

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  12. Hello, I love your blog that is fashion on a budget and I must say that I am a supreme lover of thrift stores myself. I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. You can find the post here: http://standingamongstars.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/super-sweet-blogging-award/

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    1. Sorry about the copy. I have no idea why it went twice. Have a great day :-)

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  13. Great blog! So happy I stumbled upon it. :)

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  14. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Keep up the blogging spirit! http://bitterpunch.com/954/

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  15. I just love your story! My husband and I started our own company as well and it’s so great to see other people making it happen! Truly inspiring :)

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    1. Thank you! As you know, it takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears (and a sleepless night or two) but it’s totally worth it. What kind of business are you in?

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  16. I love your blog and nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award here: http://iseveryoneanidiotbutme.com/2013/07/30/im-a-winner/. Check out the post for details on accepting the award!

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  17. loving your blog — i’m your newest follower :)

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  18. I love your blog, I just started mine a few days ago, with a similar idea! But yours is amazing

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  19. Hey Keira! I’ve also nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! http://dosesofdesign.com/2013/08/26/monday-inspiration-my-first-award

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  20. really cute your blog! I like so much your outfits, really chic!
    I follow you!

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  21. I could imagine going shopping with you would be totally awesome! :) Love your blog!

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  22. You look so happy and have such a quirky wardrobe! It’s truly refreshing :) xx –
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  23. ktfrizz

    your sense of style is interesting……. i like it!

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  24. Hi Keira!

    Awesome blog! I’m very happy I came across it! Can’t wait to follow future posts.

    -Andrew

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  25. I started following your blog, never really took time to read your “about” section until now. Im so happy i did you seem like such a nice person and its crazy how i can have so many things in common with a complete stranger!! Your my new favorite!! Love your blog!!

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  26. Great story. I met my husband, a writer, left my corporate fashion job, and then became a writer and now blogger! Still love fashion, don’t love corporate. Worked out well as it seems it did for you too :-)

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  27. I think your blog is just amazing. Simple and Classy and its inspiring.

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  28. You are so stylish. Very well! I love your blog it´s so fantastic.
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  29. Such a fun blog! You clearly have an eye for design and creativity. Will be back for more inspiration soon.

    Cheers!
    Chelsea

    And PS – Stop by sometime if you’re looking for new recipes to try and some nutrition facts too – http://pistachiojar.wordpress.com/

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  30. That's me

    Just stumbled upon your blog and really like it! Great pictures with a friendly and heartfelt vibe. If I were as pretty as you I’d also be blogging about fashion! X from Switzerland, K.

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  31. Congratulations!
    I have nominated your blog for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.
    More information at, http://athousandmomentsmore.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

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  32. Hi, Keira! I just wanted you let you know I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Award, which you can read about here: http://girldanslacite.com/2013/11/22/a-little-bit-of-sunshine/. Thanks for brightening my days with your writing!

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  33. theindianbeautyblog

    I follow your blog end enjoy reading your posts. That’s the reason I have nominated you for the Liebster award. Hope you accept it. For further details head over to http://theindianbeautyblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/liebster-award-2/

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  34. Dominique Jackson

    great blog! keep it up! would love for you to check out my blog as well. happy holidays and have a great new years

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  35. Ive been to Miami 4 times! I must say im a touch jealous of you :)

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  36. Hi! Love your style! I’m 14 years old so try been stylish on an allowance budget :) I just recently started a fashion blog myself (cardigansandnecklaces.com). I’m not looking to make myself rich but hopefully get enough followers to be noticed by a college and get a scholarship. Anyway, check me out when you have a chance. Tips are super welcome! By the way, we moved from Stuart, Florida 3 years ago. I miss it so much! You are a lucky girl. Good luck with your business.

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  38. I nominated you for the sunshine award! Go check out my latest post for the details!

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  39. What a cute blog. Happy to have stumbled on it. You may enjoy the photo I just posted of Disney from 1972…

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  40. Hi There,
    You have an amazing blog and I really admire your courage at opening your own flower shop!

    I know you’ve had this before but I’ve nominated you for the Shine on Award!

    Best Wishes, C xx

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    Hi Keira,
    Your blog is literally the cutest! I am in love with it :)
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  43. Absolutely love your blog! Your flowers are so beautiful and I love the idea of affordable fashion!

    -Kayla Kaliszuk
    http://www.kkaliszukinteriors.com

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  46. Hello pretty lady! I’ve your blog for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! Here are the details! Congrats! XO http://fashjl11.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

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  47. Lovely lovely blog! Wish you all the luck with your flower shop! :) I especially love DIY projects so I’ll be sure to stop by.
    Best,
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    http://favouritebook.wordpress.com

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    so cute! love your blog! just started mine a little while ago too! great inspiration!
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  50. I can’t believe I found someone in the blogging world who cares more about the actual clothes and buying it on sale rather than the brands that go with it. Keep it up!

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  51. Hi there! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Inspirational Blogger Award! You can find the post here:
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    I look forward to reading more of your posts!

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  59. Your blog is so pretty! Looking forward to reading it! :)

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  60. Hey Keira! Your Blog is so beautiful and you honestly inspire me! That’s why I nominated you fot the One Lovely Blog Award. Here you can find out more about it, just scroll down, then you will find the englisch part: emilinabooks.wordpress.com

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  62. your fashion, ambition, and tenacity are inspirational :)

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  63. Loving your blog… I can’t wait to get a chance to sit down with a coffee and have a proper read :-)

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  64. Alexandra van Wijk

    Hi Keira, your blog has a very happy and inspirational vibe to it! You definitely have a unique way of spreading the joyful things in your life and I look forward to have a good browse through your posts.

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    1. Thank you so much for this sweet comment, Alexandra!

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  67. Girlfriend – I just happened upon your blog, and I think we’re best friends. You are a true, standout “every girl.” Can’t wait to follow along and steal your tips. ;-)

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  72. Hi there, LOVING the blog! So much that I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blogger Awards! Basically it’s an award to recognize great bloggers in the community and get your blog out there. If you’ve been nominated before that’s fine (and congrats!) But if not all you have to do it write a post about being nominated, recognize the person that nominated you and link back to their blog, answer the questions I’ve given you so your readers can learn a bit more about you, then nominate 11 blogs you love to pay it forward and come up with a set of questions for them! Easy! Here are my questions for you that you:
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    2. Favourite thing to do to wind down after a crazy day?

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  75. Isn’t it wonderful how there has been a paradigm shift in fashion? It used to be cool to brag about how much you paid for something, as though the more expensive it was the more cachet it had. Now it’s the total opposite, as getting something of good quality at a ridiculously low price is the goal. I’m allergic to paying retail and buy pretty much everything on Ebay. When I got married, I was horrified at the price tags on things like the tiara I wanted. $200 was way too much, so I went on Ebay and found the exact same tiara for $15. One of these days I’ll write a book entitled ‘The Ebay Bride’, detailing how you can save money for more important things by using your head when shopping. You can have designer brands, you just don’t have to pay designer prices.

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