About Me

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!

71 thoughts on “About Me”

  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.

    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!

  2. 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

  3. 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!

    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?

  4. 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!!

  5. 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 :-)

  6. 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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  7. 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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  10. 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!

  11. Just found you!! My dream is to become a Fashion blogger. It’s nice to read about a person who wanted to do it, and eventually it worked for her! I love your site so far… haven’t gotten to read ALL your articles yet, but enough to know I am going to enjoy reading it :)

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