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Oh La La The Sweater Dress*

Since I’m a believer in shopping anywhere, whether it’s a department store, boutique, thrift store, or discount retailer… I try not to focus so much on the name of something, but more so on how it feels, what it looks like on me, and of course price! Well, this sweater dress, which is nameless because […]

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Oh! What A Good idea*

Gals, when you’re Polished for Pennies, it’s all about thinking creatively, out of the box, and looking for the potential in everything. From what you wear and how you wear it. From what you eat to how you eat it. From what your life may bring you to how you handle it. We’re forced to […]


Ready in Rouge*

For some reason… the words “Oh La la” made me think of red, so for that reason I had to bust out this vintage red dress that I’ve been DYING to wear for quite some time that I bought at The Nest Vintage in Glenside! For under $15 this little Pan Am inspired, mod, bow neck dress […]


OH La La! Sale Boots Worth Your Pennies!

Looking to invest in a great pair of booties this fall season? Here’s what I would do… shop Ann Taylor’s sale! While doing some shopping “research” I came across their website and found a few options where I said… “OH La La… Yes!” I’m a HUGE fan of the quality and sales that go on […]

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Lady Danger*

Oh la la gals! Every one of us needs a lip color that makes us feel glam, motivated, confident, desired, sultry, sexy, and down right awe-worthy! For us, this month is all about a rich, bold, and rockin’ red-orange by MAC that will make every passer-by go Oh La La! We give you… Lady Danger! […]


  We talked about “One Piece of Pop” when it came to an article of clothing, but that trick applies to accessorizing too! Sometimes that’s all it takes to make an outfit great! So whether it’s date night, wine night, disco night, or your OPENING NIGHT Starlet… whip out that POP and make your personality jump […]


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 […]

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Oh La La Oscar…

“Luxury to me is not about buying expensive things. It’s about living in a way where you appreciate things.” You know what was funny… I was standing in a super crowded room of Philadelphia starlets. Champagne was pouring around the hips of glass flute skirted servers upon marble floors, under sparkling chandeliers, as all who […]


Oh, home is this way…

I write a Lifestyle Confidence Blog, as you know, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t lose direction at times. I’ll admit, sometimes I feel pressure to be somewhere, or be someone, or figure out every question of life all at once. Even the things that don’t need answering right now. Especially, when around me or […]


AH-Ha’s and Oh La La’s

I came across this photo on, a blog that’s super inspirational for a gal looking to keep her career agenda on track and her mind right to be bold and sharp enough to do it, but this photo struck a cord. The author of this specific article, that featured this photo, was talking about how […]


All You Have Is This

All you have is your name. Your brand. Your signature move. Your John Hancock. Your responsibility to make sure that when people hear it, learn it, know it… it reflects exactly what you want it to. With any starlet, there comes that responsibility. But it’s not just for the famous or infamous, that duty to portray […]

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Eyes All On You Starlet

Pressures. Spotlights. Eyes… Eyes all on you… “The only thing to fear is fear itself,” as it’s been once said. Fear. It manipulates. It weighs you down. It dims your light. If, and that’s if, you allow it. Don’t. Put yourself in the spotlight, the center of the ring, the terrifying place you’ve been putting off […]

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Oh La La Ode to a Simple Dinner*

The first thing that came to mind when I wanted to throw a dinner for friends with an ode to “Oh La La October”, was the thought of a simple meal with special details that wouldn’t break the bank. A simple meal that would still be sophisticated and tasty, but decorated by a table that […]



  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 […]


Parisian Crepe Party


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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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