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A Pretty Penny Zara Leather Mini Messenger Bag
{ LOVE this leather mini messenger from Zara! }

 

Summer’s pretty much upon us in Florida, and it’s my favorite time of year. I really enjoyed Hands Free Mama’s post about unplugging to make simple lasting memories with your loved ones during the season.

On a recent trip to TJ Maxx, a pair of palm print cropped chinos got me all introspective about my ‘style journey’ over the last several years. 2012 Keira would’ve bought them without hesitation — they were cute and inexpensive, and all the other bloggers are wearing palm prints for spring/summer — but 30 year old ‘practical’ Keira reasoned that I’d likely only wear them once and the $25 was better off in my wallet. I’m totally growing up, you guys! ;) (See also: My Grown-Lady Shopping Rules.)

Maybe I can indulge in the palm print trend with a cute swimsuit? Like this one-piece from Forever 21.

To all the fellow day planner addicts in the place: I loved my original Day Designer last year, but it was nearing the last month and I wanted something a bit more portable. This time I opted for the ‘Today & To-Do mini planner; she’s like the Day Designer’s little sister with over 300 non-dated daily planning pages, each featuring the signature schedule/to-do list combo. I think I may actually prefer it to the original!

Who What Wear says every girl in NYC is wearing this Zara crop top and high-waisted cropped pant combo. I wish they made it in every color; it just looks so chic and easy!

Ingrid Nilsen has some easy ideas for staying cool this summer with a few easy drink recipes. I need to get my hands on a giant ice cube try, STAT.

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Hi, I'm Keira! I love bookstores, beauty counters, and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and (some of) my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear.

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38 Comments

  1. 6.3.15
    juliem said:

    LOVE the purse!! XO

  2. 6.2.15

    Absolutely love that bag! Gorgeous colour.

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  3. 6.2.15

    plz check out my blog ps i luv the bag

  4. 6.2.15
    Ciara said:

    In love with that bag!

  5. 5.31.15

    That is such a gorgeous bag! I love your writing!

  6. 5.30.15

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  7. 5.30.15

    I really like your blog! And your style is absolutely gorgeous! So happy I found your blog :)
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  8. 5.28.15

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  10. 5.28.15

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  11. 5.28.15

    I TOTALLY ADORE THAT BAG AND WOULD LOVE TO ROCK A CROP SOME DAY :-)

  12. 5.27.15

    I loved Ingrid’s vid as well! Definitely need some of those drinks in my life. If you whip one up, give me a sip? ;) Loved this post!

    • 6.6.15

      That maple bourbon iced tea?! I need to make some this weekend!

  13. 5.27.15
    Ianne said:
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  15. 5.27.15

    Craving that Zara outfit, too!

  16. 5.27.15

    Love the color of that bag! And I got a giant ice cube tray for my father-in-law last year and it is awesome…totally extends the ice cube’s lifespan and keeps your drinks from getting watered down!

    • 6.6.15

      Do you mind sharing where you found it?

      • 6.7.15

        Keira, I found it at Total Wine & More! I think it was only about $10, too!

  17. 5.27.15

    That purse!!!!😍😍😍😍

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  19. 5.27.15

    Nice post ;)

  20. 5.26.15

    That bag…I’m seriously in love!

  21. 5.26.15
    breonette said:

    Oh my goodness, that bag is adorable. I bet you get a lot of compliments on it.

  22. 5.26.15

    Yeah, nice bag indeed !

  23. 5.26.15
    Lauren Nakagawa said:

    Zara’s doing their thang with fringe these days, nice ;)

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  24. 5.26.15

    There’s that adorable purse again. I love the reference to your younger self, way to stick to your shopping rules. I gave in to the palm print trend and bought an Old Navy palm print cover-up yesterday on mega sale.

  25. 5.26.15
    Amanda B. said:

    I just got back from Florida! I was in heaven :) Love the bag, girl!

  26. 5.26.15

    Cute bag!

  27. 5.26.15

    Last time I pulled off a crop top I was 7, but I love the trend…motivation to get fit? :)

    • 5.26.15

      What I love about the combo from Zara is the pants are high enough that you don’t see any skin. :) Crop tops as a general rule terrify me. Ha!

  28. 5.26.15
    Carolina E. said:

    Love your bag!!!

  29. 5.26.15

    That bag is so cute!!

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  30. 5.26.15

    have a great week.

  31. 5.26.15

    Sounds nice lovely. 😊

  32. 5.26.15

    I love that hand bag! Such a lovely colour :)