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

FAVORITE Fitness Kicks: Part 2

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{ white shoes }

I did part one of this post last week…& as promised, here’s part two:

Apparently it’s too difficult for me to buy only black gym shoes. I HAVE to get white too— my obsession with white shoes just runs too deep I guess. I think I have some weird mind game that I play with myself to see how long they can stay clean? Or maybe white= clean & I’m just OCD? I don’t know?


these ones are BEAUTIFUL.

They’re soooooo good.

& under $100.


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For some reason I’m very much drawn to the idea of having one black pair & one white pair ( < if you order, get a 1/2 size larger, they run small ). For fitness I’ve been on a black & white kick lately ( reason for sharing this post ) & for regular clothes I’ve been drawn to the opposite, textures: polka dots, jeans, suede, velvet, MUSTARD YELLOW, the works. Having a white & black pair of go-to shoes makes it easy too. It’s sleek kinda, you know?

You know what’s not sleek?

Working out in your pajamas.

Literally though, I did that. Today, actually. In my complex’s gym. In front of like 30 people.

( if you follow along on Snapchat, you know this already though ).

I didn’t get enough sleep last night so I rolled out of bed, grabbed a piece of toast with raw almond butter, & just wore my pink and white striped pajamas to workout. CHIC.

And then an older lady on the treadmill sternly told me & my friend ‘TONE IT DOWN’ ( her exact words ) because we were talking too loud ( for the record we were using normal voices ). Maybe the striped pajamas turned her off, who knows. I told her I would use my library voice next time. Kidding, I didn’t say anything because well, I was wearing pajamas.

Anyway, I’m obsessed with these white beauties. Let me know if you have any black & white workout clothes recommendations. Currently working on my fitness wardrobe. Keeping it very Victoria Beckham-esque hence the 2 new pairs of shoes.

Hopefully these ones go with pink striped PJ’s.

Happy Thursday! x, lauryn


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The Creative Process…& YOU

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Currently full on pasta listening to Brazilian Lounge on Pandora with lemongrass oil burning. Pixy is snoring louder than me pre-jaw surgery & Michael has his trusty headphones on. Apparently he’s a professional meditator now.

Ok so a week ago I was perusing Instagram & found a quote that Marianna Hewitt, fellow blogger, posted. The quote said: COFFEE, EDIT, SLEEP, REPEAT. Or something along those lines. You get the drift. Anyway, what really hit a chord with me was THE CAPTION.

BECAUSE LOOK…it was so good I made it into a TSC-style quote:

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Immediately I thought: shit I need to do a post on the admiration I have for my peers. A LOT of you guys are bloggers, artists, graphic designers, sketch artists, photographers, or creators of some type. As a blogger & creator, I know the process. Clearly Marianna knows it too. And I really agree with her on the part where she says “so much respect & admiration to the people who have been doing this for a long time & to the creative types who do this process daily in any field.”

Today I want to ASK YOU: how do you get creative? Can I check out your artwork? Are you a web designer? A fashion designer? What have YOU created? Are you a blogger? A vlogger, maybe? Photographer? Chef? Writer? Or maybe even you’re just REALLY good at Instagram. Whatever your creative outlet is: leave your link below & I am going to spend my weekend going through the comments checking out what you guys create. I want to see your work. BECAUSE SO MUCH RESPECT.

The creative process is like this for me…

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Some people assume bloggers take one photo, write a measly paragraph, & they’re done for the day. I’ve tried to uncover that facade but it can be slightly annoying when it couldn’t be further from the truth, you know? I think of myself as a content creator ( er, or curator? But if I hear that word ONE more time I may puke? )…& a lot of people don’t get it.

So today I’m here to say to other fellow creators: I get it. And I want to see!

I feel like if you’re a Skinny Confidential reader, you see my creative process daily on the blog, social media accounts, & YouTube channel. Now it’s my turn to see yours. SHARE BELOW how you CREATE.

lauryn, x

p.s. Marianna was on TSC before she was a blogger AND she’s coming back— her interview will air in the next month. Stay tuned.

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ZZZzzzzz…TSC Beauty Sleep Tea

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Everyone on the planet has tried Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea. If you’re an 80’s baby, you HAVE TO remember the green box with the mama bear with the cute, red knit cap, no? It was a total staple in my house then & still is NOW- it’s the same amazing tea just with a new, killer design (don’t worry… the Sleepytime Bear isn’t going anywhere ).

& let me tell ya, MY HOUSE IS STOCKED WITH TEA.

There’s something nostalgic & calming about going to bed with a cup of warm tea every night. But because I’m an extremist, you guys know I had to take the warm cup of plain tea eight hundred steps further.

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…which is why I added DARK CHOCOLATE CHIA SEEDS for a chocolate-y taste AND an extra candy cane tea bag to my Sleepytime concoction. Also, get excited because Sleepytime Tea comes in Sleepytime EXTRA.

So it’s kind of like a chocolate, minty, sleep-aid.

Anyway, tea is typically always on my bed stand when I’m watching Damages, blogging, or reading a book. I’m an anxious person in general so anything that helps me relax/calm down is welcomed. And this herbal tea really sets the tone of the night so I’m not bouncing off the walls.

Here’s what you do:

The Skinny Confidential Beauty Sleep Tea

1 Celestial Tea Sleepytime Extra tea bag
1 Celestial Tea Candy Cane Lane tea bag
A few splashes of unsweetened almond milk
1 heaping teaspoon of dark chocolate chia seeds
A drop of maple syrup

Directions: heat up water for tea. Add both tea bags. Add splashes of almond milk. Top with dark chocolate chia seeds. Add drop of maple syrup ( this doesn’t need more than a drop, the chia seeds give it a sweetness ).

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Get in bed, dim the lights, grab a pretty eye mask, & enjoy!

Pure, pure heaven.

How do you guys wind down at night? Does anyone else have a specific tea ritual? I love green tea but I can’t do it night because of the caffeine.

ZZZZzzzz, lauryn x

( P.S. where can I get one of those red knit caps like the Sleepytime bear wears? Kind of chic, right. WANT ).

+ pineapple mug here.

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Mini DeLites: BETTER

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{ marble Converse designed by Fashionlush }

HI again!

It’s 10:05 PM on Monday & I am feeling so, so, SO much better.

Like last week I was dying & now I’m Richard Simmons dancing with jazz hands on crack.

Thank you, thank you for your well wishes. Many of you guys have become like friends. The e-mails I’ve received have been just insanely amazing & I feel lucky.

Ok so, some random thoughts: suddenly I’ve developed a bizarre kind of social anxiety. Apparently after two months of house arrest, it’s weird going outside. Bright lights, loud noises, gas station germs, nail salon cuticle bits…ANXIETY. So currently I’m trying to get back into real life. It’s as if I’ve forgotten how to be a normal, functioning human being. Like literally why does the freeway have traffic? How do I park to grab a quick coffee? Did I leave the candles burning with the dogs home? ( NO I didn’t, but you get it ). Why is that person staring at my jaw? ( THEY’RE NOT. They’re staring at the scrambled eggs hanging off my numb chin from earlier this morning ).

Anyway. Will let you know how my re-introduction to society goes next week.

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{ at the office: striped planner x snakeskin iPhone case }

Today I went to the doctor for a re-check and he said I’M DOING SO MUCH BETTER. I won’t bore you with the details. Then I went home, finished up some work, & started cooking a Blue Apron meal ( specifically their spicy eggplant pasta ). Mid-cooking Michael walks in & says he’s very stressed, work-wise, & I tell him “YOU NEED TO FIND something else other than work to wind down at night!”

Look at me dishing out advice that I need to give myself. HA.

So he grabs the spatula & finishes cooking the whole meal.

( Note: this is a good way to manipulate a guy into cooking for you ).

Apparently his ‘something else’ is suddenly cooking. Let’s see how long this lasts. Currently Chef Boyardee’s in earphones next to me ( he invested in high quality earphones so he doesn’t have to hear quote on quote “the keys of the keyboard CLACK TOGETHER” ) & listening to the CALM app which is like mediation on steroids.


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{ the BEST Rice Krispies ( UM COCONUT CARAMEL?! ) from bliss & baker }

I’m very excited for tomorrow because I’m attempting a light hike ( & some fucking fresh air ) with my dad. I could really use fresh air. I feel like I’m going insane being inside so much. I know, I know…I’m getting ahead of myself— I need to take it down 27271727 notches, what’s new. But trust me, you’d go crazy too. Anyway, after that my outing will probably consist of grabbing a SmartWater & peach at Whole Foods. Assuming I find parking, which would be weird. Then home, work, cook ( << right Michael? ), sleep. Groundhog day over here.

Can you tell I’m feeling better? ; )

Chat tomorrow, I’m off to enjoy a carrot Kombucha & popcorn. x

P.S. I’m extending TSC giveaway just because! Don’t forget to enter— it’s a goodie.

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{ pretty in purple }

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{ no evil monkeys from The Nanz }


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{ white dress here }

This post was inspired by DRESS NUMBER 2!!!

I bought this striped dress & I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW UNBELIEVABLY CHIC it was in person. Likeeeeeeeee guys.

It’s the perfect summer dress. I’ll take an Instagram today to show you.

And then the white dress I’m wearing just kind of gave me the oomph to do a full post. Between the two you can’t go wrong, you know?

Also, to be dead honest, I was looking for inspiration for this post & ended up on this red vixen number ( $63 dollars!! It’s going to sell out in a minute )…& couldn’t NOT buy it for the holidays. SO, I swiftly added it to my ASOS cart & now it’s on its way to me…whoops. I’m planning on wearing black suede pumps & my hair STICK straight. MEOW.

Ok so. These babies are dresses I’d rock any day of the week, rain or shine:

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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Also, lately I’ve been loving navy so number 5 is pretty damn sassy too.

Anyway, I’d love to hear about your favorite summer dresses? Share some cute ones below. I like simple, fitted, not too short, but not too boring. A pop of color sometimes. Think: lady in the front, party in the back.

Happy Monday! lauryn x

+ white dress I’m wearing: Melissa Lauren Clothing.

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