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Gift Yourself: A Leather Jacket *SPLURGE ALERT*

Alright so we must go decadent for the final post of Everyday Your Birthday this August! And, really, I went all out and spent $199 on a designer leather jacket from Marshalls, as my splurge piece for my Bday! I mean you only live once, $199 isn’t awful when you think about what I invested […]


Party Streamers*

Gal Pals, it’s time to let your style fly with a little fringe as the party streamers on your party dress!! How freaking cute!! You know, having a defined style is important. It’s your brand. It’s how you portray yourself to others. It’s how YOU want to be portrayed, but as much as I appreciate […]


3 Ways to POP that Party Dress

When dressing for a party, we love POP! And sometimes just a dose of it does wonders to your look! Here are three simple ways we brought the golden goodness to PolishedN’s playful neon party dress! P.S~ these three tips will be great to layer the POP on any dress! Using a sequin bolero, we […]


PolishedV’s Vintage Party Dress $9.99

YES IT’S POSSIBLE TO LOOK, FEEL, and LIVE LIKE A MILLION BUCKS ON A FEW SHINY PENNIES! Gals, recently change has been a little tight, so when that happens… what do I do if I’m cravin a pick-me-up piece for Everyday My Birthday? I THRIFT! I visited my local Impact Thrift store, hoping to find […]

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Gift Yourself: An Iphone Case

Sometimes it’s just those little things. Those very little things, treats, that we need to feel good. Items and things that are merely bought for a few shiny pennies, but shine up our mood and keep us excited and polished! This everyday your birthday I found the coolest designer Iphone case at Homegoods! It’s a Jordan […]

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Cake Batter Lips*

Luscious and lovely, this Everyday Your Birthday made us think of CAKE! What could be more decadent and desirable than a HUGE, SLICE OF CAKE! We don’t think anything… and in that case, it got us thinking! Sure, we love POPs of pinks and oranges this summer, but we also still love the seducing ways a nude […]


Gift Yourself: A Notepad

Kindles and computers are all great, but sometimes there’s nothing more relaxing and calming than putting a pen or pencil to some paper. Whether it’s to journal, to write your to-do list, to draw, or to dream up your master plan for your future master bedroom, a beautiful leather notepad may be just the gift […]


Gift Yourself: Organization

Looking to organize all those necklaces and bracelets you’ve gifted yourself from over the years? Well this month at Polished for Pennies, we’re celebrating EVERYDAY YOUR BIRTHDAY, and we think a fantastic and affordable present to gift yourself is a little organization! We love the idea of storing our dainty dangles and big baubles in […]

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Even if You’re Brokeness.

You know, I never really thought there was an upside to being broke… but there is. I know what you’re thinking… this chick is a total nut job! How could digging in the couch cushions for change, crying in the shower because of your student loans, cringing at the sight of creditors on the caller […]

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Your Trademark

  After so much heartache most recently about Robin Williams and others close to home, I really found this statement from the Obama’s about Robin’s death strumming the strings of my heart with a tight tug on the reality of what it means to live. You’ll read firstly in their condolence above, all of the […]


Rather Be*

I found myself the other day playing on repeat, Rather Be by Clean Bandit. Gals… it took me exactly where I needed to go. A place that put a smile on my face, movement in my hips, and gave me the extra push to the pavement I needed to celebrate a day, that wasn’t my […]

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Every Day Your Birthday!

Gal Pals, what if everyday was your birthday? And every day you actually thought of yourself. Your wishes. Your wants. Your needs. Your happiness. YOU. Well, we’re giving you that opportunity if you wish to take it. This August, we’re making it your birthday month! No matter what month or day your birthday falls on, […]


Coffee & Chaos

It’s how you decide to start the day. Honestly it’s true, whether you want to believe it or not. You either embrace uncertainty of the minutes that count down in our lives, or you don’t. Maybe you feel like you can’t. Sometimes we have moments where we wake up in chaos and allow it to […]

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  The thing about being Polished for Pennies is that if you think you can do anything… YOU CAN! Like do a DIY Baby Photo Shoot! My BFF Laurie just had beautiful Baby Macie, and we wanted to treat her like the princess she is by making her a model for a day for photos that […]


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Thanks Table*

With beautiful “Thank You” cards we found at Marshalls for $4.99, we thought to ourselves… what’s the best way to celebrate your guests or even say Dad for Father’s Day? Saying Thank you!! So in honor of the many people that sit around our table and yours, here’s a cool Polished for Pennies way to say […]

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Gals Sharing *Polished Confidence

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#GiveAPenny: Zarina

How beautiful is Zarina in her baseball cap!  Standing sweetly by the register at Starbucks, Zarina complimented my H&M dress that’s probably about 3 years old. She made my oldie feel goodie by just being herself and sharing her confidence. A beautiful gal inside and out deserves the shout! Thank you Zarina for being wonderful […]

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#GiveAPenny: Zerry

I don’t think anything gets better than fresh coffee, awesome customer service, and a compliment with your crusty bacon, egg, and cheese wake-up wrap from Dunkin Donuts! THANK YOU ZERRY* This awesome dude complimented my outfit and perked up my morning with he’s super down to earth pleasantry and warmth! He was just being himself […]

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#GiveAPenny: Jazmin

This pretty young thing and I have a lot in common… We both LOVE shoes, and we both love to compliment other women just because! Jazmin, you were such a treat to run into at Nordstrom Rack and I’m so lucky to have met you and to have felt your youthful energy fill me up […]

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