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About Me

Thanks for popping in!

I’m Keira, and 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 running this blog. That is, when I’m not occupied with family time, a good book, a Netflix binge, or a girls night. I’m determined to master this work/life ‘balance’ thing in my 30s.

I started the blog as A Pretty Penny in the spring of 2010, when I stumbled into the world of personal style blogging and fell head-over-heels. I created this space to share my take on real-life style on a real-life budget.

After five years and a new decade, it was time for a change.

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.

I hope you’ll stay a while! Use the link in the sidebar to subscribe and receive new posts by email, or follow along on Bloglovin!

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    Hi Keira! I started my blog, StylisticReaction, for the same reasons as “A Pretty Penny” – to help readers explore their personal style on a budget. (Who doesn’t like playing around with their wardrobe/look?!) I love how you’ve expanded it with DIY projects, beauty reviews and even more importantly – fun dishes! Thanks so much for sharing! I can’t wait to keep up with your latest posts :)

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    Hello Keira! I’m a new blogger who just happened to stumble upon your blog and I love it! I read your about me and you are so brave and inspirational :)

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    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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    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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    We nominated your for the “Cute Blog Award”!! Thanks for being awesome :)

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    Your blog is quite possible the cutest thing ever! So many lovely ideas, and your approach on fashion and style is very refreshing because you go for the every day person! Love it!

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    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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    Love your blog!

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    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.

    • Keira Lennox 12/18/2014 at 7:16 pm

      Thank you so much for this sweet comment, Alexandra!

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    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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    your fashion, ambition, and tenacity are inspirational :)

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    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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    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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  • Dyanne Pauline 06/21/2014 at 11:14 pm

    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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    so cute! love your blog! just started mine a little while ago too! great inspiration!

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    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.

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    Hi There,
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  • Julia Benjamin 01/30/2014 at 8:57 pm

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


  • taylorwithlove 01/29/2014 at 12:43 am

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

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

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  • Girl Dans la Cite 11/23/2013 at 3:18 pm

    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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    Great blog! Love your pictures x so cute

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    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.


  • chelseaeva 11/06/2013 at 7:17 am

    Such a fun blog! You clearly have an eye for design and creativity. Will be back for more inspiration soon.


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

  • jackiemallon 10/03/2013 at 7:57 pm

    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 :-)

  • xiosalazar 10/01/2013 at 4:55 pm

    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!!

  • Andrew Blumetti 09/30/2013 at 6:16 pm

    Hi Keira!

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


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

  • raeesanaik 09/07/2013 at 4:13 pm

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

  • kissesfromhome 09/06/2013 at 5:55 am

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

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    I follow you!

  • Natalie Catalina 08/26/2013 at 3:22 pm

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

  • Snigdha 08/25/2013 at 1:03 pm

    Hey, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award

  • JustKaraaa 08/20/2013 at 2:10 pm

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

  • apartmentwife 08/12/2013 at 9:48 pm

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

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    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!

  • whitestagblvd 07/30/2013 at 1:20 am

    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 :)

    • keiralennox 07/30/2013 at 10:52 am

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

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    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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    big risks, big results!

  • lauralistar7 06/17/2013 at 8:17 pm

    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 :-)

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  • inourstars23 06/13/2013 at 1:29 pm

    so unique :) finally a different perspective in fashion

  • Megan 05/05/2013 at 4:16 pm

    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

  • instylejewelry 04/16/2013 at 1:08 pm

    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!

  • The Housewife Life♥ 04/16/2013 at 5:18 am

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

  • daisiesinbloomblog 04/03/2013 at 12:51 pm

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

    • keiralennox 04/03/2013 at 2:27 pm

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

  • mairzeebp 03/25/2013 at 1:03 pm

    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

  • msmoneypennies 03/11/2013 at 11:09 pm

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

  • lfiorelina 03/04/2013 at 8:34 am

    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.

    • SoundEagle 12/06/2013 at 9:18 am

      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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