Brrrrr!!! No More Hard Nips!!

The Skinny Confidential talks boobs.

The Skinny Confidential talks boobs.

Ok, let’s set the nipply scene, shall we?

So you’re wearing this super hot, sexy white dress with a pair of new pumps & bright red lipstick.

Only problem?

It’s backless…& it’s cold. Brrrrrrrrrr.

…you guessed it: hard nipples!

LIKE CALLING EVERY GIRL IN THE WORLD because I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there?

Whelp, have no fear Nippies are here.

This is me getting all Vanna White-y & demonstrating Nippies— obviously, in real life there’s no black bra ( not ready to post my fun bags all over the Internet quite yet ):

The Skinny Confidential talks boobs.

Considering I spend the better part of my life in Nippies, I’ve invested in LOTSA pairs because they kick ass in every way.

Fully obsessed with them because the sticky little circles come in handy in many unfortunate situations: when it’s freezing cold ( no more hard nips, BB ), when you’re wearing a backless dress or shirt, &/or when you don’t feel like wearing a freaking bra but you most definitely don’t want your nips hanging out for every Tom, Dick, & Harry to gawk at. ( I mean…honestly though, do guys really not think we’re savvy enough to know when they’re literally STARING at the twins? Psst! ).

In any case, when it comes to my boobs, I go for perky ( so sue me? ). For some reason Nippies just make boobs look so damn…….good. They’re a dream like that.

The Skinny Confidential talks boobs.

Regardless if you’re a member of The Itty Bitty Titty Committee or look like Pam Anderson circa 1999 post-boob job, these work wonders. Big boobies AND small boobies, guys. Plus they’re reusable ( I’ve used mine like 50 times ).

Anyway obviously I’m really committed to Nippies now— I’ve been using them for the past three months & can’t LIVE without them ( << not sponsored, just realness ).

So guys, ya got any other hard nipple tricks? x

P.S. beware: Nippies are realllllll sticky. Sometimes it’s funny to stick them to the back of your boyfriend’s head ( …#truestory ). Or on his ass. When he’s not looking. And sometimes they accidentally get stuck to your white pump & you walk outside for a half an hour totally clueless…don’t say I didn’t warn ya.

The Skinny Confidential talks boobs.

++ A Little Boobie Shopping:

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The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ This weekend…making The Nanz’ cranberry/apple sauce }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ I LOVE BOOBIES socks by Stance }

Getting inspired can be difficult.

I realized this weekend how funny I am when it comes to becoming truly inspired.

Here’s the deal: I get really, really uninspired sometimes.

To the point where I’m unpleasant to be around. Sometimes it’s a ‘oh shit, stay away from Lauryn…’ sort of deal.

Michael just knows to stay away—- I kinda go into a funk.

On the other hand…when I’m inspired…look out! I’m a full blown wizard with levers & knobs conducting mad science shit in a laboratory playing with my mustache & wickedly laughing…by myself.

Mr. Wizard only comes out every so often though ( boo. ).

This Saturday he showed himself in FULL effect. Like, I was like: get out of my space, I’m getting creative & inspired, so MOVE bitch-kinda effect.

I can’t explain it really…but it sort of goes like this: I hole up in my house with a camera, food ( for eating but mainly for blogging ), a computer, music, candles, & a to-do list…& start plotting/planning. I don’t work out, don’t pick up my phone, & cut off the outside world. Picture me on the floor— not even sitting at a desk…just getting weird & real creative.

I only get like this every so often. & it’s almost an insanity. But it’s how I work.

Ultimately, my evil, little inner wizard is the foundation of TSC.

So. This weekend was gnarly. I literally didn’t leave my house.

Point: creativity is fleeting. Take it where you can. It’s hard to get fully inspired ( right?! ) but when you feel creative: TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE. Unlease your inner wizard & create magic. Do you.

How do you get inspired? How do you keep the inspiration going? Tips please! x//lauryn

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{ Friday night, pre-wizardry…oh & the sun-kissed, post-vacay tan? All fake. I went to iTan for their spa week…it’s SO good. Happening 10/20-10/26 }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.{ Breast cancer awareness essentials…ESP loving the ‘tough as nails’ necklace }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ Attempting to start planning…yikes! }

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{ Halloween-ready // book here }

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Babes Behind The Brand: For Love & Lemons

The Skinny Confidential x For Love and Lemons.

The Skinny Confidential x For Love and Lemons.

Oy, I want everything For Love & Lemons.

Really though, the struggle is real.

& it will become super real for you too, when you see their collection ( their stuff is soooo good so beware— you’ve been warned ). You can shop the line online or on Nasty Gal, Revolve Clothing, Shopbop, & Urban Outfitters.

The girls behind the killer brand, Laura Hall & Gillian Rose Kern are best friends who had a lemonade stand when they were little & now design the line together ( hence the cute name: For Love & Lemons ). This interview kinda rocks because they share the whole evolution of their brand & how it came about. I love the realness.

Ok, ready?

Here ya go:

| Introduce yourselves & your brand |

Laura Hall: I’m originally from Minnesota & I moved to Wyoming at the age of twelve where I met my partner in crime, Gillian Rose Kern. Years later, I traveled off to college & obtained my business degree at the University Of Colorado Boulder. After college, I decided to head off to Australia. I ended up interning at One Teaspoon. After eight months of falling in love with Australia’s unique style, I decided it was time to pack up & head home. Ultimately I joined forces with my BFF & travel companion Gillian.

Gillian Rose Kern: I was born & raised in Wyoming and I always knew I was destined for the fashion industry. I made my first garment at the age of five & was voted ‘Most Unique Style’ in high school. I ended up getting my fashion design degree at FIDM. After completing college, I went to the land down under & interned for the popular brand Bec & Bridge.

After being completely inspired by Australian fashion, I packed up & headed to Los Angeles. From then on it was history in the making as For Love & Lemons was born…

Our collection is anything but conventional— it rebels against societal standards. The line taunts the customers by creating lustful intrigue. A clash of colors and patterns are evoked by chic separates and devious dresses.

For Love & Lemons is a brand to relate to, for that girl that doesn’t follow trends, she makes them.

The line is flirtatious, fun, and captivating.

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| How did For Love & Lemons come about? |

For Love & Lemons: After college and living in Sydney, Australia for a year ( doing fashion internships ), we moved back to Jackson Hole, Wyoming & got waitress jobs so we could save up money to start our line. We were making patterns and sewing samples after work. When we completed enough pieces throughout the season we had a ‘fashion show’ in the ski bar we worked at…which was mostly guys wearing their ski cloths, but we didn’t care cause we were showing something we worked so hard on.

Surprisingly some photos from that reached a couple buyers who inquired about carrying the collection ( we didn’t even pick the name FL&L by that time ). So it was a slow & steady evolution on how the whole collection became official and we knew it would become our future!

We used to have lemonade stands, so we’d joke that we have been in business since the lemon days, and we are best friends…so we also do it for the love!

| How do you stay healthy while running your own business? |

Laura: Well since Gillian is got married the whole office was on “The Wedding Diet.” All jokes aside I have always been an active person, so on the weekends I enjoy hikes and anything outdoors.

Gillian: I focus mainly on eating healthy, but recently we hired a yoga instructor to come to our office twice a week too.

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| Quick skinny healthy tip? |

Laura: Drinking a liter of so every morning is a great way to wake up. And most mornings I add lemon and cayenne pepper to my water. It also jump starts your metabolism, hydrates you, flushes our toxins in your body, gets your brain going, and my favorite benefit: it makes you less hungry.

| A tip for entrepreneur babes? |

For Love & Lemons: Be fearless and do you research!!

I’m wearing a For Love & Lemons ‘South of The Border’ dress here:

The Skinny Confidential x For Love & Lemons.

The Skinny Confidential x For Love and Lemons.

| Favorite pieces from the collection? |

1.} Noir Mini Dress
2.} Back To Basics Crop
3) Lacey Dreams Maxi
4) Love You Knot Bandage Bralette
5) Antigua Dress ( << I just bought this in black & it’s such a fun, flirty party dress )
6.) She’s a Knockout Bra

| What’s in your oversized handbag? |

Gillian: My dog, Killer’s lease, fabric swatches, Burt’s Bees chap stick, wallet, Raen sunglasses, & an agate crystal.

Laura: Smith’s Rosebud Salve, mirror, wallet, Trident gum, Jo Malone perfume, phone charger, pictures of my nieces and nephews, & two pairs of sunglasses.

| First thing you do when you wake up? |

Gillian: I do my morning yoga stretches & take my dog, Killer Bean out for a walk.

Laura: I try to drink my glass of water with lemon/cayenne every morning!

| Quick and easy recipe? |

For Love & Lemons: Our favorite is an arugula salad: two cups arugula, one half avocado, 1/4 cup pine nuts, tablespoon olive or grape seed oil, dash of salt & pepper, and a half lemon squeezed.

+ To follow For Love & Lemons on Instagram, click here.

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Too Busy To Deal? Try This 5 Second Chia Seed Jam

The Skinny Confidential shares a chia seed jam recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares a chia seed jam recipe.

Ohhhh yes.

You that read that right: chia seed jam.

Made by yours truly.

Which can be VERY easily whipped up by YOU GUYS in 4.5 seconds.

Jam is my jam.

I LOVE it. It’s just so damn yummy on a piece of toast with a little grass-fed butter. But it’s full of weird fillers.

Don’t worry though, I gotcha covered. Check out this video:

Basically all you do is take your favorite berry ( mine’s raspberries but I also like boysenberries ), 1 to 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, & mash it together with a fork on a cutting board. Spread it on your favorite bread & you’re good to go. For a recipe without chia seeds click here.

& of course, chia seeds are full of healthy benefits: they’re filling, a total superfood, and full of calcium, potassium, iron, & protein.

I seriously make this recipe at least four times a week. & honestly? This jam is ideal for anyone’s who’s always running out the door like a freaking psycho every morning. AKA me.

The Skinny Confidential shares a chia seed jam recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares a chia seed jam recipe.

Sometime I add a pinch of stevia or a squeeze of lemon too.

Ultimately, the goal of The Skinny Confidential is to make things simple for busy people who want to live a balanced life. And this recipe is SO simple!! It’s one that will work EVERYDAY.

Because sorry I’m not sorry, that I don’t have time to make handmade perserves like Suzy f-ing Homemaker.

Try this & let me know your thoughts! Happy Thursday, x.

+ Striped cardigan in video avail here.

++ Pictures 1/5 & video by: Christopher Tran ( << the best videographer…EVER! )

The Skinny Confidential shares a chia seed jam recipe.

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TSC Series: The Best Damn…SALE

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The best damn online sale of the century AKA Shopbop’s 25% off sale is here.

But really guys, is this real life?

I just can’t help it. I feel such a sense of euphoria when there’s a sale like this. It’s too good.

First off, the important shit: these boots look EXACTLY like the Stuart Weitzman’s but they’re a third of the price. I plan on pairing them with a turtleneck sweater dress.

Cute— right?

& lately I’ve been super into navy green. The color looks really amazing on all skin tones & it’s literally the perfect color for fall.

So ya, bring on the navy green.

I mean, this is going to kind of be a navy green themed fall/winter for me, so this purchase was a real no-brainer.

Plus did I mention it’s all 25% off.

Cha-ching, ba-ta-bing.

And act fast—! The sale ends tomorrow at midnight. I know, I know, bummer.

By the way, this isn’t a sponsored post— it’s just seriously one of the BEST DAMN SALES OF THE YEAR. Had to share.

Use code FAMILY25 at checkout.

x/lauryn

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