The Skinny Confidential || A Lifestyle Blog. by: Lauryn Evarts


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It’s like Christmas in life when San Diego is cold.

Really though, I SOAK it in.

Every second of the coldness is just really heavenly.

Usually it starts to get chilly mid-November so the other day my girlfriend & I decided to wake up early-ish to reap the benefits of the colder time of year.

We hiked on Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach & caught up over a cup of cold brew coffee. It was breathtakingly beautiful. Also, the chilly-ish weather was such a difference from San Diego’s typically warmer weather.

( When you guys make a trip to SD, you have to go hike Sunset Cliffs, it won’t disappoint! ).

Anyway, if we’re being real, one of the main reasons I love colder weather is because of the clothes! YES the clothes. Cold weather clothes are just so damn chic, & to be honest, I’m a bit bored with tees, hole-y jeans, & tank tops. Been there, done that SD. So obviously any chance I get to wear something warm, I’m very much into it.

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For our chilly hike I wore some black leggings, a workout Heather grey turtleneck, big sunglasses ( because I was up late the night before, whoops ), & a personalized jacket.

That’s right, my very own personalized jacket.

Basically there’s this new feature on the Eddie Bauer website that’s right up any woman’s alley. You get to literally pick out your jacket’s colors, features, prints…you even get to choose zipper colors. It’s technical in all the right way, guys. & pretty much, I had a ball designing my own jacket.

For my jacket’s details: I decided on camo accents for fun. Then I made the middle black because it flatters the waist. I decided on white for the sides because again, it flatters the waistline. Then I picked my colors for the zipper, logo, & back.

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Lastly, & my favorite touch: personalization.


You can add a word or two inside the jacket. I wrote BOSSTICK. Because when I get married ( one of these days if I start planning? LOL ), that will be my new last name.

So look at me in my BOSSTICK personalized jacket. Fun, right?

Anyway, I’ll be rocking this jacket whenever the weather allows.

Does anyone else actually enjoy cold weather?

x lauryn

+ shop more of my favorite looks here | in collaboration w/ Eddie Bauer.

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Black Friday: Gifts For Your Girlfriends

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Child of Wild NecklaceGilded Ceramic Coasters (Set of 4) Metallic Porcelain Zebra Dish Anthropologie Resplendent Serving Set Voluspa Glass Candle Anthropologie First Snow Infinity Scarf FRENDS Headphones Bath Bombs Gift Set | Kate Spade New York Pencil Set | Vanity Fair 100 Years

Every year Black Friday is my official “start looking for holiday gifts” day. Today you can find me in bed, with my computer, eating leftovers, shopping online. Not going to lie, it’s kind of heaven.

Anyway, I love to get my girlfriends cute, little, fun gifts that are totally budget friendly,

Especially in to the Child of Wild necklace & Vanity Fair Book.

Share your favorite Black Friday gifts for your girlfriends in the comments below— would love to know!

Also, see a full list of Black Friday sales happening now HERE.


Black Friday: Get In My Closet

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Vince Cashmere Poncho Paige Denim Ultra Skinny Jeans Wildfox Sweater Velvet Classic Cashmere Sweater GUESS Double Breasted Bouclé Cutaway Coat Vince Bootie Hoss Intropia Shag Coat Apres Ramy Brook Thane Cold Shoulder Tee Eberjey Gisele PJ Set | Keepsake Robe

How’s the Black Friday shopping going for you guys? Still recovering from the massive amounts of pumpkin roll I consumed yesterday.

Anyway, these items need to GET IN MY CLOSET.

Find me creeping around the web all weekend for discounts— if you have any recommendations, leave them below.

If you need some suggestions, check out my Ultimate Black Friday Sales List HERE.


ULTIMATE Black Friday Sales List!

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OMG. So I can’t even deal with the amount of sales happening on Black Friday.

They’re just TOO good.

So…are you guys ready for this? Here is the ULTIMATE Black Friday Sales List. Think: the best discounts, exclusive coupon codes just for you, & a few of my favorite items.

Happy hunting,


Ultimate Black Friday Sales List:

ShopBop: Save up to 25% with code GOBIG15. And now through Nov. 30, spend $250+ and save 15%; spend $500+ and save 20%; and spend $1,000+ and save 25%.

Anthropology: 25% off everything with code SHOPTOIT; valid Nov. 27 through Nov. 29.

Nordstrom: Extra 25% off select sales items.

Nasty Gal: Take an extra 30% off sale items, PLUS 30% off select black styles.

Amazon: 30% off select clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and watches. Nov 26-27. Use code 30BLACKFRI.

Revolve Clothing: Up to 50% off in the dress shop!

Barney’s New York: Up to 40% off select regularly priced clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children, plus gifts for the home.

Neiman Marcus: Up to 40% off regularly priced items in Select Better Apparel and 25% off in Kids. Now through Nov. 30.

Thanksgiving Dynamics, HA!

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Sooooo I was talking to my friend, Mike, about Thanksgiving.

Casually I mentioned I was contemplating tonight’s blog post.

I told him I could either do a post like every other blogger on the planet today…aka what to wear to dinner, what to bring to dinner, happy Thanksgiving dear reader post, OR I could talk about the actual dinner itself.

He told me I had to talk about family dynamic…& his advice was golden. Laugh out loud, weirdest, coolest advice kind of golden.

Mike said, quote on quote:

Family dynamics at Thanksgiving:


TALKER— they monopolize your time by telling you EVERYTHING they have done since they saw you.

HONEY DO-ER, or HEYYY SWEETIE— they turn you into their personal assistant. Soon enough you’ll be dicing onions for stuffing. Fun times when all you want to do is relax.

THE TED-TALKER— they need a microphone to lecture you about what you need to do. From the dangers of too much plastic, over exercising, what lipstick color suits your skin tone, or how you should vote.


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Then Mike gave the following advice:

Family dynamics Thanksgiving part 2.

Loving your family who might bug you a little takes a plan of action:

Bring a small gift for as many people as you can.


Go to a health food store & find gifts under $5 like–

+ Aromatherapy scents

+ Incense

+ Natural soap

+ A sample moisturizer

+ Exotic olives

…ANYTHING to bring an instant smile to your encounter. Keep it inexpensive but unique.

Give out your gifts quickly….


( They usually are the smartest ).

Get a drink for them, find a quiet corner, & have them tell you about the milestones in their life: college, best job, best vacation….just get them talking!!!

You’ve kept your sanity, & soon it’s time to eat and you’re not overwhelmed or worn out from your very ‘loving’ family!!!!


Gotta love family dynamic…Mike may have picked this shit up from a book? I don’t know. But it’s funny as hell & fits in real nice on The Skinny Confidential.

Anything else to add to Mike’s list guys? Add away! Lol.


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