>Moms Always Know


LOFT sweater (2007 – survived many a closet purge) | Express tank | Tommy Hilfiger black skinnies (Macy’s clearance, $9) | Soda leopard flats (c/o Beso) | Dooney & Burke Dillen II Pocket Satchel (Thanks Mom!!
My mom has always had a freaky ESP with me — a kind of radar that can detect my mood across any distance. In high school, if I had a terrible day she’d call and say, “What’s wrong? What’s going on? I just had a feeling that you’re upset!” It’s amazing and weird and comforting all at the same time. 
Yesterday morning was pretty rough. One of those days when personal conflicts and challenges leave you questioning yourself and feeling kind of isolated. Am I really being the best person that I can be? Does all this hard work count for anything? Where do I cross the line between my perfectionism and being approachable and a good listener? Does anyone even notice that I’m pouring everything I have into this business? Altogether pretty heavy stuff. 
I spent some time on the road making flower deliveries and mulling over the morning’s events in my head, and while I was out my mom called. I called her back and the conversation went something like this: 
Mom: “I bought you a gift on my lunch break today! You need to come over tonight and get it.” 
Me: “You did? Why?!” {It’s neither my birthday or any other significant gift-receiving holiday} 
Mom: “Because you’re so special, and you’ve been working so hard, and you just deserve it.” 
Whoa. At the exact time that I was feeling terrible, she was thinking about me and decided to pick up a really nice gift to brighten my day. Moms always know
Imagine my surprise to find out that her impulse gift was this gorgeous leather Dooney & Bourke satchel in the most perfect shade of turquoise! I never splurge on luxury handbags for myself, but every so often my Mom does; always out of the blue and completely unexpected. She’s the best.  
I spent about four hours at my parents’ last night, gossiping and eating and laughing about old stories. Sometimes when you’re in a funk, and the outside world makes you forget who you are, there’s nothing better than going home to re-center and remind yourself of where you came from and where you’re going. 
Wanna see me turn instantly awkward? Just throw a couple of people in my shot range. Maybe these nice people thought I was a tourist taking photos outside our beautiful flower shop… “Surely this pale girl can’t be from around here? Maybe they don’t have flower shops where she’s from!” 

About Keira Lennox

I’m a small town girl from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style.

I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear.

(Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

41 thoughts on “>Moms Always Know

  1. Flower Girl dresses is now really common in most of the wedding these days. The reason behind it is that it adds beauty to the wedding. Which cause it to become the memorable.

  2. >Awesome!  I totally agree with what you said about going home and feeling re-centered.  I don't get to visit my out of state family that often, but when I do I always come home feeling more balanced.

  3. >Keira-  I love this bag!! I have been drooling over it since you posted it!! I even posted about it today. Have a great weekend!!Sherry Bhttp://theburnettlife.blogspot.com

  4. >How sweet! And what a lovely reminder that despite the bad days when you feel alone, there's a woman out there thinking of you and wishing you well.

  5. >What an amazing Mama :)  That just makes me smile that she had some major ESP, not to mention whoooaaa that purse is amazing! 

  6. >I can't say my mom buys me designer bags (lucky girl, amazing bag!) but I can totally relate to spending some quality time with the family to get you grounded again. It's so important. My brother came to visit me a few weeks ago, and it was one of the best weekends I've had in a long time!

  7. >Oh my goodness, what a sweet mama! I loved reading this post – just so sweet! And that bag! Oh me, oh my! Perfect color! :) 

  8. > Oh, Keira! Your mom sounds like the most lovely woman. And @*#%! What a beautiful piece. That's the sort of thing you will a.)keep forever and b.)throw on with anything to take the whole outfit to a new level. LOVE IT.

  9. > Love this story :) Very cute. And the bag is gorgeous!I always get awkward when people are around my "photo-shoots"… KellyEnterkelly.blogspot.com

  10. >Moms do always know! I heart my mommy, but I think yours needs to call her, because she has never bought me purse! Jk…so lovely, and love the bag!

  11. > Your mom is so sweet, and I love your new haircut! The new bag is a gorgeous shade of turquoise and you'll style it with ease. Hope you're feeling better! You're the cutest florist that I know! xo

  12. > I just titled my post "Mother knows best" a couple of days ago! How funny!Love your purse! What a great gift :)And yes, it's totally awkward when people are watching while you shoot photos. I had that today. A LOT! 

  13. > "Maybe they don't have flower shops where she's from!" – totally made me laugh!!That's an awesome bag!! What a nice present from you mum!!

  14. >This outfit is so so so lovely! I just found your little blog! You are too cute! Home really is a special place! I haven't been home in over 2 years, and I"m going home in a few weeks! I so so excited! thanks for the sweet post!-Heather from lifeofapasseri.blogspot.com

  15. > what a great bag! I hope to be just the same way with my daughter one day – you are a lucky gal!  I am the same way when people are around when I am taking pictures – suddenly the photoshoot is OVER for me!

  16. > I love your new bag. And your mom.  It's true that moms always know.  They have this uncanny way of knowing about us.  I think it's because we passed right through them so we leave a mark on them and they leave a mark on us.  2 cents for the day :)

  17. >I loved this posts for some many reasons!  You look great, that purse is fabulous and the photo with those ladies is hilarious…but mainly I love the story about your mom. Moms do always know best :) 

  18. >Wow, way to go mom! I've had a rough week myself and, just like you, all I really needed to get my head sorted was a good long phone call with the mom. 

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