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on reflection and gratitude

04/22/2013 20 Comments

on reflection and gratitude

04/22/2013 20 Comments

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This month marks the start of my fourth year of writing A Pretty Penny. [Note to self: order celebratory cupcakes.]

When I think of how long it’s been, part of me feels a little panicky (where is the time going?!) but a bigger part is impressed that I haven’t thrown in the towel! Besides 8 years spent with a violin glued to my chin — I was first chair in high school; hashtag: humble brag — this is the longest I’ve ever committed to a creative outlet. Considering my short attention span with other artistic ventures (scrapbooking, beading, and guitar, to name a few off the top of my head) it’s surprising that I made it past the first 12 months. But incredibly, I haven’t had a moment yet when I thought, “maybe it’s time to put this thing to bed.”

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Over three years and about 650 posts, I’ve documented hundreds of outfits, a several-year-long awkward hair grow-out, lots of DIY projects and recipes,  some personal stories of highs and lows, and probably too many photos of my dog.

Blogging is a funny thing. In real life, I’d never stand up and give a speech to thousands of people; but here I am spilling my guts and plastering images of myself all over these pages on a semi-regular basis. Over the years, no matter how “big” the blog gets, I’ve tried to keep things light and stay true to my original intent for A Pretty Penny — a space to share my love of real-life style on a real-life budget, without putting a ton of pressure on myself to post every day or go broke trying to recreate editorial outfits.

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I’ve been really lucky to do fun collaborations with huge companies like Targetjcpenney, and HTC, my mug was featured in InStyle magazine, and I’ve worked with lots of great brands and start-ups over the years. I’m so grateful for every opportunity that’s arisen from this blog, and for the friendships I’ve made around the world because of it.

Mostly, I’m thankful for YOU. I remember how exciting it was to hit my first 100 subscribers, and then my first 1000. Now we’re featured in WordPress.com’s Recommended Blogs for fashion. I mean…

Thank you for reading A Pretty Penny. Thank you times a million. Here’s to year four!

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{ Wearing: LC Lauren Conrad polka dot skinnies (SIMILAR) | Target high-low top | Seychelles loafers | Romeo & Juliet Couture bag }

Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady 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.

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20 Comments

  • kızlaramoda 05/22/2013 at 3:43 pm

    very good

  • tallulahcardno 05/11/2013 at 7:45 am

    Love your outfit! You look so lovely with your hair up in a bun! I really enjoy reading your blog!

  • winniethefashionista 05/04/2013 at 11:04 am

    you’re an ispiration to some of us who’ve just started blogging and almost gave up at some point because of the lack of support…Your blog is so nice.Your outfits are simple and very stylish.4 years is a long time and I know I’ll make it too! :)

    • keiralennox 05/14/2013 at 8:46 pm

      Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement, Winnie! You hang in there. My blog has always been a fun outlet for me, which has helped me keep it light and continue to enjoy it for all these years. Just be yourself and post about what you love, and the rest will take care of itself ;-)

  • Brynn 04/23/2013 at 9:45 pm

    Keira, I love your blog, and have been following you for almost the whole 4 years! I am glad you’re still going to keep posting your outfits and snippets of your life. And don’t ever apologize for the Doak pictures! He’s so cute – I love when he appears in your blog!

    theoriginalbrynn.blogspot.com

    • keiralennox 04/24/2013 at 2:39 pm

      Brynn, this is so sweet and made my day! :) Thank you!!

  • azbacoats 04/23/2013 at 3:31 pm

    Just stumbled upon your blog in the ‘recommended blog’ section you speak of! It’s so cool to see blogs that become truly successful like this! As a brand new blogger, I hope I’m where you are one day :) Adorable blog!

  • Cowboys and Crossbones 04/23/2013 at 1:30 pm

    Congrats to you and your fabulous blog!

  • certifieddrea 04/23/2013 at 11:07 am

    Congrats and happy anniversary on blogging. continue keeping us inspired :) cute outfit, looks comfortable; loving the polka dot pant

  • glamtechie 04/23/2013 at 2:49 am

    Congrats! Looking forward to more great posts from you!

  • palesimplicity 04/23/2013 at 2:12 am

    awww you’re lovely!

  • Allison T (@AlliKat2261) 04/23/2013 at 1:06 am

    Congrats on four years! That’s amazing! Side note, loving those loafers!

  • kelsey 04/22/2013 at 11:36 pm

    congrats on the fourth year blogging! that’s substantial!
    kw, ladies in navy
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  • mylifeinmascara 04/22/2013 at 8:56 pm

    Congrats and keep doing what you’re doing!!! Happy blogaversary!

  • maellem 04/22/2013 at 7:47 pm

    I love your outfit and specially your denim!!!

  • corinnelifeetc 04/22/2013 at 6:37 pm

    Congrats on four years! Although my blog is much younger/smaller than yours, I totally agree – it’s the longest I’ve stuck with a creative outlet! There’s something about blogging that just sticks – despite how weird it can be sometimes haha :)

    life-etcblog.blogspot.com.au

  • nikyvanloo 04/22/2013 at 5:13 pm

    Congrats with your blogs fourth year anniversary !

  • kittehluvs 04/22/2013 at 5:04 pm

    congrats! hope you have a wonderful year 4 (4 is my lucky number so I don’t expect anything but smooth sailing for you).

  • Elise Cathrin 04/22/2013 at 4:57 pm

    LOVE your outfit!

  • donnamh92 04/22/2013 at 4:38 pm

    I love love LOVE those jeans!

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