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 […]

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 […]

3 Ways One Cover-Up (Look #3 NightingGal)

Working that beach cover up at night may seem a little out of the box, but as we like to think at Polished for Pennies, potential lies in everything and it’s all about how you look at something! So if you look at that beach cover up as more of a tunic, your mind will get […]

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 “, 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 […]

A White In-Vestment*

Hey Gal Pals… remember the black in-VESTment from Marshalls we styled? Well how about I found the same vest in white at TJ Maxx for the same price of $29.99! I couldn’t help myself but to grab both! For that Polished for Pennies price and the luxurious quality it’s got, going good girl in white […]

Vintage Crop… Coachella? Why Not?

There’s an air about Coachella that makes everyone want to bare a little skin, yet look cool and casual while doing so. It’s not about exposure it’s about airiness. It’s about freeness. It’s about feeling confidence surge through you as an experience. Girl power great fitting jeans, like these Joe’s Jeans from Marshalls, and flower […]

Give a One Hit Wonder Another Hit!

  I was going through some of my Polished for Pennies archives and came across a few more burgundy jumper photos from our Where to Shop for What Pops! Gigi’s Consignment post! And it dawn on me… What a great example of how to transform a look from one feel to another by swamping out accessories! This is […]

Vintage Florals for Easter*

Easter is always a special holiday for me because it reminds me of Mommom Rose, her tablecloths, cooking, and my crazy cousins scattered throughout the house and around the table. It’s a day where nothing matters but food and family. So when you’re putting your tablescape together… don’t over think it and don’t over buy. […]

Hearts On Fire*

It’s amazing what a few pieces of pop can do for a dreary day… Valentines Day may be behind us but there’s a whole lot to love about red! A red coat. A red pair of shades… RED LIPSTICK! The quickest and easiest color to brighten your mood and your look is with a dose […]

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 […]

POP In To Feel EMPOWERED with The Wardrobe Boutique

I couldn’t be more proud to work with an organization that prides itself on adding POPs of confidence, sophistication, and style to women in need looking to enter the work place with a shiny new POV. The Wardrobe Boutique located at 18th and Spring Garden in Philadelphia, it’s a place I’ve been hitting up for […]

If You Like Your Coffee: Black*

So you’re a simple Gal. You take your coffee black… You appreciate simplicity but a must is your lust for bold richness. You understand that life may just be what it is sometimes, just how your coffee’s just black, but you also believe that just because something stands alone that doesn’t mean it can’t have JOLT. Just […]

Roaring Resale Romper for the Weekend*

    Gals, there’s nothing I appreciate more than the satisfaction of purchasing someone else’s trash and making it my treasure. For example, I frequent a place called Jomar often, and they’re a place that sells a whole bunch of items from department store and QVC leftovers, to random furnishings to fabric, and more and more […]

Memorial Day Denim*

It’s finally here! The kick-off to summer and you are SO ready to let your hair down, feel the breeze over your bikini, and the hot sun in your face! Uh thankfully! So, you’re thinking, “denim Vittoria?” Yeah… It’s JEANIE MAY! Light-weight denim wide leg trousers is pretty much what I’m thinking! Yessss. Super cool. Super […]

Where to Shop for What Pops? GiGi’s Consignment!

Gal Pals… Welcome to Gigi’s! Holy Moly… can I just say that Gigi’s Consignment Boutique is one of those places that creates an experience, and for Gal Pals like us who appreciate luxury even on pennies, we never EVER want to skimp on an experience because of the size of our bank accounts. Experiences of a full […]

A Black In-Vestment*

Gals, if I can influence you to purchase one style piece at the moment, that will give you structure, style, and polish in an instant, it would be this in-VESTment from Marshalls for $29.99! If you haven’t guessed I’m talking about the black tux-inspired vest that’s weight is Heavy with Luxury. That has amazing Zipfactor fit without the […]

A Weird Mix of Prints (In a good way)*

  I was watching a video of Justin Timberlake accepting The Innovator Award at the IHeart Radio Music Awards on Facebook the other day. His acceptance speech was awesome. He talked about weirdness. How weirdness and being weird is nothing but creative and creative people being who they are because they’ve got ideas. How we should never […]

Fearless Working Gal*

        Gals! So we kind of did an ambush makeover on the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia Hotel Manager, the beautiful Melissa!! Now, please note she was killing it regardless in an all black outfit, with fitted blazer and killer booties but I was over come with the idea so of course I had to ask!! […]