Hopping and Hoping*

  Oh the bunny rabbit! 🙂 As a kid, and even now, Easter is one of my favorite holidays! And no, not just because of the Easter bunny, maybe… but primarily because it’s finally spring! The time when fresh tulips and daffodils peek through the ground as a sign that a whole new season is […]

Winging Life and Making Your Own*

Hi my best Gal Pals. It’s been a while since I’ve posted a “Pick Me Up” and honestly it’s because I’ve been winging my life. Rolling with it. Feeling it out. Living it. Sorting it. Balancing it. Loving it and breathing it in. Which has made me feel like this thought would be a good […]

Imagination Nation

There have been many things that I have imagined in my life. I have imagined performing in front of thousands. I have imagined using my voice to help influence the good in others with an uplifting purpose. I have imagined fashion as my message and creation as my outlet. I have imagined the worth in me as my […]

You Jeweled Wonder*

There will come atleast one time in your life, if not a few, where you’ll be left to think about the next step. You’ll feel challenged. What you want… Where you’re going… Who’s around… Who’s not… and Why am I here? You’ll have to think about yourself and your life. Your precious life may feel […]


At first glance this quote might seem a little dark. Making you feel alone in this world and that you have to trek it all by yourself. But then again, if you re-read it… I hope you find it empowering. I hope it tells you that YOU can change your life. YOU can create your dreams… and […]

Look Up. Smile Back.

There were two times this week where I had to stop and stare at the moon. It’s been so full and the sky so clear in Philadelphia this month. The moon has been stellar. Perfect. Round, bright, and the beacon of hope among all the stars carrying the dreams of sky-gazers like me. It’s like […]

Brand NEW Monthly Theme: “A New April”

Sometimes I think we forget that everyday is a “NEW” day. I’m guilty of this and honestly sometimes we just get caught up in human feelings like doubt or fear, that prevent us from seeing the polished potential through the dusty days. But this “A New April” is here to remind us of the fresh […]

Dear Beautiful Girl,

Oh Dear Beautiful Girl, I pray for you to feel worthy. Worthy of the greatest of things. Of love, of life, and of living. These things exist in great magnitude and they are yours if you allow yourself to feel worthy of them with open arms. I pray for you to rely on the strongest part of […]

Why Not Me?

I saw this quote on Instagram the other day and was like WOW. Out of all the questions that buzz around in our heads, this is one of the most useful questions that we can ask ourselves, and simply we don’t ask ourselves this question enough. As we panic, get anxious, run scared, or feel stopped […]

Why A Coffee Can Be A Catalyst*

     When you want something bad enough all you have to do is ask. When you want something bad enough asking the right people is imperative. When you want something bad enough you have to envision yourself there. When you want something bad enough a coffee can be a catalyst. For every Gal Pal who ever wondered… […]

Fearlessly Pretend*

Gals, we here at Polished for Pennies are just like you. We’re sisters, cousins, friends, daughters, gal pals, and dreamers and if you look through this picture, you’ll see that. Beyond the makeup, stunning art, high pigmented dresses, and fearless model poses, you’ll see there are just two cousins. Two cousins who love just to […]

Fearless February

So here we are. Blessed to be given another day to follow our hearts. Reap the benefits of pulling ourselves together, taking a deep breath, and throwing on that lipstick to go out and give life a try. Again. A try to concur the world. A try to feel victorious at work. A try to […]

Shake It Off*

How hard is this sometimes gals? SERIOUSLY! How hard is it sometimes to look in the face of people causing you discomfort, or unhappiness, or angst and just shake it off. When really at the same time you’re hoping they see your value and visualizing how much you want to flick them in the forehead […]

A Princess*

This may be one of the corniest posts you’ll ever read, and what may be even cornier to some, is that I believe wholeheartedly and most emphatically what I’m about to tell you. All of us are princesses. I know! You’re sitting there as a 20+ year old woman maybe, thinking to yourself, “okay, YAH, […]

Together We Walk*

Coming from the person who writes “the lifestyle confidence blog”, I’ve got to tell you… there were times this past year where I second guessed myself. I lost a little trust in myself and felt at times, more than I’d like to admit, worried. Can you freaking believe it! I felt out of control. Shocker… […]

A Happy Meal

Clinking glasses, fresh chicken and waffles, and friends with attitudes I share, is how I spent my Sunday this past weekend. I was brunching with a few of my closest Gal Pals, minus one who was sick that day and we missed her dearly, and there was a moment where my heart warmed hotter than the […]


It was a Saturday afternoon. I had been putting off chores for weeks… okay fine, it’s been a few months. I just didn’t feel like it. There it was a ton of clothes piled up and jewelry scattered across the chest of drawers I’ve been stuffing ignorantly for days with more clothes and more mess. […]

Grace Us With You

We all need a reminder sometimes that we are good. That we are okay. That we have all that we need to be the best version of ourselves. We do. Even if you can’t see the tools buried within our hearts, minds, and body… we do. They are there. So here is your reminder from […]