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

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.


Barefoot In The Kitchen…For 2 Minutes Though: Thanksgiving Fake Cake

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Let me set the scene: Thanksgiving hits you in the face like a ton of bricks ( what’s new though, it does every year ), you have nothing to wear, nothing to bring, & really no time.


You’re like me. I get it. But that’s why I created The Skinny Confidential in the first place: quick, fast, easy tips & tricks for women on the go.

So you’re good.

For all you worker bees, busy moms, college students visiting home: don’t stress.

Obviously no one wants to show up empty handed, especially when you’re going over to someone else’s home. & let’s face it, sometimes a bottle of chilled champagne in a brown bag just doesn’t cut it.

ESPECIALLY on Thanksgiving.

SO. We’re doing Round 2 of TSC Fake Cake.

But this time we’re going pilgrim-style.

You in?

You should be, because the whole thing takes like 5 seconds & I swear, I like want this cake for my wedding because it kind of looks professional. NO?

Here are the details: go to the market, grab a frosting-less cake ( Yes. They have these. If your local market doesn’t have these, go to another one because their cake game is OFF ), & get some pretty flowers ( I choose orange & yellow ), & throwback cream cheese pre-made frosting.

Pre-frosted cake looks like this, by the way:

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At home, simply cut the flowers so the stems are about one inch long. Frost your pathetic/frosting-less cake & sprinkle pomegranate seeds down the middle of the cake, adding flowers where ever it looks cute.

Of course if you have actual time to bake the cake yourself, well then aren’t you the star of show, & by all means— be my guest. Whatever floats your boat on this one.

This festive cutie is kind of up to you— modify it to fit your needs. GET CREATIVE. Add fresh herbs, cranberries, yellow rose petals, cinnamon, &/or pumpkin icing.

Mmmmm pumpkin icing…

So there you have it: you’ll be barefoot in the kitchen for two minutes with an apron feeling very domestic. I mean, you’ll feel like you basically cooked Thanksgiving dinner yourself, not really, but kind of.

What’s an easy dessert that I have to check out? You should know I’ve thoroughly procrastinated & only have about 4 hours to shop, bake, shoot pictures, prep, etc tomorrow. The usual. Send help.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! lauryn x

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++ more easy, quick recipes in TSC Bombshell Body Guide.

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Pre Black Friday Sales!!

Pre Black Friday Sales!!

UM YES. Black Friday came early this year!

While searching for Black Friday sales, I realized there are already TONS of PRE Black Friday sales happening RIGHT NOW.

Soooo.. I figured I’d share the goods with you guys.

Here is a list of all of my favorite PRE ( yes PRE!!! ) Black Friday sales, happening right now.



MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITES: Up to 25% off entire site with code GOBIG15

Nordstrom: Up to 40% off!

NastyGal: 30% off of their favorite black items.

Revolve Clothing: Up to 80% off!

Net-A-Porter: Up to 50% off!

Forever21: Items starting at $4.00

Neimen Marcus: 40% off men’s & women’s designer items!

Otte: Extra 40% off all sales items using code EXTRAPIE40

Ralph Lauren: Up to 60% off using code TURKEY20

Show Me Your Mumu: Up to 40% off with code 40FORMU

Pottery Barn: 25% off ALL tabletop + 30% off holiday decor!

Free People: Free shipping!

Scroll & shop:

Mini DeLites: VEGAS ( Well, Kind Of )

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{ Steve Wynn’s cure for hangovers }

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{ with my girlfriend, Elena, at breakfast }

Well hello.

SO I went to Vegas for a night this weekend. If you follow me on Snapchat ( I swear Snapchat is not like my sponsor, I just love it because it’s raw, real, & pretty much the shit ), then you know I had quite the excursion actually getting there.

I, eer, missed my flight.

Boy did I feel like an asshole because I’m constantly making fun of Michael’s INTENSE promptness. IN MY DEFENSE THOUGH, the TSA line was a mile long ( …I may or may not have arrived 30 minutes before my flight though ). In typical Lauryn fashion, I ended up taking the 6 PM flight instead of the originally scheduled 11 AM.

Michael was working in Vegas for a convention for a few days so I flew out for the night to meet him & our friends…AKA I just went out for a little fun.

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{ at Lavo for an Italian dinner. Jumpsuit sold out, similar HERE }

But wait. Can we talk about Vegas style? Is it just me or is it very difficult to pick an outfit in Vegas— IS ANYONE WITH ME?

Let’s face it…it’s hard to look effortless in a tighter than tight bandage dress, like…clearly, you tried.

I hate when outfits look like I tried too hard. Especially when we’re eating full-on pasta & dessert before going out.

Highly annoying, no?

Anyway, I opted for something simpler, but also sexy: a superrrr low cut V jumpsuit. Some added touches: a very long, thin ‘boob’ necklace, stick straight hair, & extremely high pumps…because it’s Vegas, so shit, I had to add a little showgirl pizzazz to my outfit.

We ended up going to a club, which is not really my favorite thing on the planet. It’s nothing personal to anyone who likes clubs but I like to have conversations ( GRANDMA ) & you cannot hear a word with techno music blaring in your ears. I’m also not going to lie, I’m that person fully wearing tiny orange ear plugs ( carry them in your clutch, trust me ).

Maybe I’m getting too old for Las Vegas?

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{ today, working off blueberry pancakes }

But a little gambling, vodka sodas with extra lemons, & the best pancakes in the world for breakfast are 100% worth the trip.

Really though, The Wynn’s pancakes ARE WORTH THE ENTIRE TRIP ACTUALLY, if we’re being honest. They’re these blueberry pancakes there that my girlfriend, Elena introduced me to at Tableau & they’re literally sex x a million. Nothing better. Especially when you’re recovering from a vodka soda/club music hangover.

What’s your Vegas experience been like? I know you guys allllll have Vegas stories. Come on, make me laugh. Ok, go ; ).

– lauryn

+ another Vegas post here.
++ don’t forget to enter my latest TSC giveaway! x

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{ The Wynn }

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{ Michael, panicked about the airport— so amusing }

Chic Kitchenware

Chic Kitchenware by The Skinny Confidential

Acrylic Apothecary Jar Marble Rolling Pin Copper Oil + Vinegar Set | A Casa K Engraved Martini Glasses Marble Pastry Slab Silicone Utensils Artland Simplicity Jar Aqua Owl Cookie Jar Old Glory Vintage Silverware Set | Russet Measuring Cups

The holidays are rapidly approaching, so you’re probably going to spend a ton of time in your kitchen cooking, hanging out with friends, & of course— EATING!

Here are some very affordable & chic kitchenware items to spice up your kitchen ( & life ) for the holidays.

Not going to lie, the OCD inside of me is LOVING the acrylic apothecary jars & the Artland simplicity jar.


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