#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 […]

Denim All Year Round! (Video)

Spring is the season of DENIM! Here are a few ways to keep your denim fresh at any time of the year with style and confidence! Click the photo above or the link below for my video with About.com! http://fashion.about.com/video/Jean-Styles-You-Can-Wear-All-Year-Around.htm

POP-Cape*

Gal Pals… This November has me feeling cozy but bold! And one of the best ways you can add POP to your wardrobe in a quick and easy way for fall is with a cool cape! I found this beautiful cape at The Nest in Glenside… a vintage shop with a few treasures to be […]

A Kiss of Pop for $24.99*

Gals, is there anything better than breathing in that crisp, clean, fresh air that swirls around us every fall? I don’t think so… and so to celebrate that crispy feeling, I decided to use that as my inspiration for this clean look that breathes new life into the air with simple pieces and only a solo kiss of POP! […]

Leather in Shades of Black

ROCK THE “BEEP” ON! Gals, this might be one of my favorite looks EVER, as difficult as it is to pick a favorite, but I’m loving the LEATHER, LEATHER, and more LEATHER! As fall is headed our way, I wanted to show you a few shades of black and leather that would make some awesome investments […]

Shade Ink*

The inspiration behind this look Gals was an ink pot… it’s amazing how one visual of inspiration can get the mind going, but that’s all it took! So when I thought of “September in Shades”, what came to mind was dark black and blue hues. In this case, a visual of blue and black ink, dripping, […]

My New Black Boot*

You know what I love about us gals? I like that we like nice things. I like how we work hard. I like how we know we can still have nice things even if we don’t have a lot. I like us. I like our attitude and I also like those few far and in between moments […]

A Different Kind of Drop Earring*

We are all about a statement piece, but I think sometimes we can over think a piece of POP and think it’s all about the size. But great items, and deals, can also come in small packages. For Nouveau November let us not focus on how big our baubles are but the statement even a […]

Need a New Outfit? Have a New Perspective!

There comes a moment in every Gal Pals life where she stares into the abyss of her closet and she stands still. She doesn’t move. She keeps staring. Her clothes staring back at her and she thinks, ” I have nothing.” (deep sigh) Well, at Polished for Pennies, we believe you ALWAYS have something. You […]

Awesome Autumn Idea*

] I’ve been wanting to photograph this look for a while now and I think you can gather that me and Colie, my sister and photog, had a ball capturing autumn in all of it’s Oh La La-ness out back. This blazer was a total score from Jomar at $14.99. It was sold on one of […]

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 […]

Even Sporty-er Starlet*

I don’t know Gals… As much as I love to doll up, I’ve been diggin’ the athletic trend that’s been happening right now. Probably because prior to getting caught up in girly style, I dressed like a tomboy during my adolescence. Seriously. Baggy pants, Nautica jackets, high-top “Princess” Reebok’s and the list goes on and on! […]

*Uptown Starlet*

  Making your way from Downtown Starlet to Uptown Starlet takes a little sass. Takes a slight no nonsense, no fear, and no prisoners attitude. In short, you’re fabulous, you’ll wear what you want, and you don’t care who knows it. You’re a lioness in a concrete jungle whose powerful prowl can be felt even as […]