SPRING FLING*

   Gal Pals, as you know the Philadelphia weather has been bonkers recently! One day its hot the other day its cold, and on those days, does it not feel like you’re left out in the cold when it comes to knowing what to wear?! Before you know it you’re walking out the door wearing […]

Polishedly Invited with Invitations by David’s Bridal*

Gal Pals, there’s something so blissful about getting ready to put names and a date on your wedding invitation. The only word to describe this feeling is ”giddy.” Like the same feeling you’d get if you’ve ever practiced the spelling of your crushes’ last name in the back of your high-school notebook… I can say I’ve practiced that name […]

Pop an Orchid Monotone!

When you’re Polished for Pennies, or “P4P” as we like to say, you’ve got to look at everything with an eye for transformation! Considering spring is a busy time for weddings, showers, outdoor events and more that means you’ll be looking for a singular sensation that will take the hassle and the cost out of […]

Color Mixing? Why NOT!

Gals, there is no better way to boost your mood than to think of spring/summer and throw on a COLOR!! YES… A COLOR!! We found this gorgeous dress  at “The Nest”. It’s a vintage number, that has major Zipfactor, a color combo of electric blue and purple to lush over, and can be switched and […]

Jewelry Haul from Nordstrom Rack*

  Nothing makes me feel more successful and powerful, than a good deal! The feeling that you’re walking out of the store, or excuse me, skipping out of the store because you just out-smarted your wallet. You’ve just made your own day! Well that’s exactly what I felt after a recent trip to Nordstrom Rack […]

My Vintage Easter Outfit for $14!

     Every Easter I’m transported back to the kids table at my Mommom’s house. Sipping slowly a red wine spritzer, making eye contact with my cousins thinking we’re getting a “buzz”. Eating the most delicious traditional Italian food in gluttony until the ribbons on our Easter dresses had to be undone. Feeling the feelings of love and […]

SNOW POP!

I know for some snow means sadness, and I get it! Trust me… it can be freezing and no fun when it comes to how inconvenient it can be for your car and your style! BUT… Turning your freezing frowns upside with a POPPIN’ attitude can not only brighten your style but your attitude towards […]

Peek-A-Boo Valentine

There’s something so lovely about lingerie and when I was dreaming up Blushing January, one of the first things that popped in my head were visions of delicate bralettes and drawers floating in a foggy dream bubble… So I thought to myself, why hide them all the time? All that beautiful lacey goodness we buy them for […]

Gal Pal Guest Post: #WERKWEAR with @Anita_Oh

Anita Oh is a blogger and broadcast journalist who hits the streets of Philadelphia with a polished sense of style and grace. On top of that she’s a great person with a great attitude, so I asked her… “How do you werk your work style on Pennies? And here’s what she said!   Hi Gal Pals, […]

Freezing Can Be Fun in Faux Fur :)

When you’ve got to wrap yourself in layers to hide from the low temps, faux fur is my go to piece of style. And this time of year you can find faux for a bargain! Whether you’re thinking of laying it around your neck as a scarf, hugging shoulders in a short coat, or layering a […]

Mod MoGal

We’re not afraid to take some chances and neither is PolishedC! This look was obviously inspired by the swinging sixties and is most certainly mod without the modesty! Yeah baby she looks like a MO-GAL!  It’s flirty, feminine, and we’re making statements with statement pieces that don’t have to cost you a lot of money. […]

#WERK Your Work Look in 3,2,1…

       Gal Pals, I know how it is. Everyday it’s a battle to be comfortable and fashionable for taking on that 9 to 5 without be anything but basic! BUT, it’s with basics that the everyday work wardrobe can stand out! The look I’m rocking here is the perfect look for me when I’m […]

Flashback Friday: Country Fringe POP*

One might not look at this super sweet sweater from Marshalls and call it practical, but for me, it’s personality is practical and polished for any city slicker gal or a country sweetheart who wants to POP! You saw me style it one way but check this out! This black and white fringed wonder for […]

Flash Back Friday: A New Way of Dressing*

  Since this Nouveau November is all about arriving and feeling the spirit of confidence, when dressing for holiday parties this month or spicy weekends, your goal is to not blend in but to stand out! A quick way to do that is to have a fresh take on your style by heading into that closet, maybe […]

*Downtown Starlet*

Gals… you’re a star… so dress like it! Act like it! BE IT!! And really, to be anything, you’ve got to feel it and you’ve got to look it! We thought it would be cool to take one bag from Marshalls and style 2 looks for an  Uptown and Downtown Starlet! Here’s the deets on […]

MODIFIED MINI WITH PEARLS AND POP*

Gal Pals! Imagine this beaded number flowing all the way down to the floor? A fully beaded gown Heavy with Luxury and with MAJOR POP! Do you have the visual? Now look at the photos above… That’s looking at something through the eyes of being Polished for Pennies! A few months ago I found this […]