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Mini DeLites + The BIG Move

The Skinny Confidential talks moving.

{ Event at DASH…outfit details below || MU&H by: BeGlammed (<< obsessed with their at home services) }


Life’s been a windwhril lately, or is whirlwind? Regardless, it’s been F-ing CRAZY.

Let me update you: Michael & I found a new place together in downtown San Diego but we’re also moving to LA half time for work…so ya. I’m definitely going to miss my old place but ultimately I’m soooo glad I lived by myself for a while before moving with him. I highly recommend living alone before moving in with a guy. ( & BTW: we found ‘our space’ so I didn’t have to move in to his space…THANK God ). Will keep you updated on how that whole deal goes.

Anyway this weekend we went to LA to celebrate the JNB trunk show & we were going to stay at our new place BUT we forgot to get SDG&E set up. Soooo we ended up at a hotel called Palihouse which was super cute. But shit, wish we would have turned on the electricity, lol.

The Skinny Confidential talks moving.
{ festive vibes }



Especially when you’re juggling two dogs ( if you have kids during a move, serious props ), two different households, two different cities, work, the holidays, & I’m helping my grandma move too. I mean? SOS?

And just for the record merging two households is no joke…now I guess it’s time for us to start wedding planning? HA. I’m literally crying AND laughing out loud now.

The Skinny Confidential talks moving.
{ too early for holiday lights? }

Does anyone have ANY moving tips? Only because I feel like I’m drowning. HELP!

& of course, happy Monday!

Chat tomorrow, x Lauryn

+ last photo

The Skinny Confidential talks moving.

{ my Pilates/spin studio is having a CORE40 Sebastien Lagree Event on Dec. 6th— stop by & check out the Megaformer…it’s only my favorite workout ever }

The Skinny Confidential talks moving.

{ I kinda can’t stop with spiced candles… }

The Skinny Confidential talks moving.
{ ok so I AM IN LOVE with these all natural product- they’re perfect for dry weather ( I use the balm all over my body ). Check out this promo code if you’re looking for a holiday gift! }

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Mini DeLites…Plus A Question For You

The Skinny Confidential talks health, fitness, and fashion.

{ currently…into dark purple-everything }

The Skinny Confidential talks health, fitness, and fashion.
{ this weekend’s mimosa theme }

Hiiiiii guys!!

Have I mentioned I was once a totally broke college student?

I guess I won’t hop right in to the whole damn story now because, let’s get real: that’s a long-ass post.


Kind of felt compelled to share today when someone tweeted me this on Twitter ( << tongue twister, geez ):

 12h 12 hours ago:

do you have any posts about staying healthy when you’re broke? Lol.”

Yessss, yes I do. A lot of posts on TSC are three ingredient recipes that don’t break the bank. Like thisthis, & this.

The Skinny Confidential talks health, fitness, and fashion.

{ gummi bears on my desk }

BUTTTTT, I feel like I want to do one huge-ass post for all you guys who are still in college &/or on a tight budget.

Look, it’s very important to me to be able to create recipes/showcase fashion/share beauty tips that are affordable & easy. That’s always been my goal with The Skinny Confidential. I just like Forever21 too much to shift the focus to $900 shoes & a $350 tee-shirt.

So trust when I say: I know what it feels like to be a broke college student who eats Top Ramen & wears their boyfriend’s jeans to 8:30 AM history class. Again, I’ll save those stories for another post…ok so, here’s my question to you:

What types of ideas/recipes do you want to see that are budget-friendly?

I love a good bang for the buck, so I’ll definitely share some inexpensive/quick ideas I do on a day to day basis on this post too.

Actually I’m even thinking of doing a whole series that focuses primarily on affordable items in every area. Think: fashion, beauty, health, food, exercise.


Ok, share below & let me know!! I would LOVE to help anyone on tight budget.


Ok, chat soon. – Lauryn

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{ latest smoothie addition…tons of omegas! }

The Skinny Confidential talks health, fitness, and fashion.

{ the Twinkles at Dirty Dogs charity event this weekend }

The Skinny Confidential talks health, fitness, and fashion.

{ a total Home Goods steal for Pixy’s water }

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Mini DeLites ( + Miami Sips/Eats )

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ sharing some bites & drinks from Miami…frozen grapes }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.
{ morning grapefruit…not pictured: chia seeds & rye toast }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ crack…but not crack. It’s just really GNARLY coffee that’s like crack, lol }

Can we talk about text message etiquette?

Like, there’s such a thing right? Apparently I may need a little lesson-y, lesson.

You know those articles that are titled “What’s your Love Language?” And there’s a mini, pointless quiz at the end that displays the magical answer?

Ok so, I need this quiz.

But for texting.

But really, everyone has a different texting language. For instance there’s the person who can’t F-ing spell. They’re typically the ones who seriously spell everything wrong. Half the time you don’t understand what the hell they’re saying. AKA “di, Laurin, dhat r uou doin tonight? I eally iss you.”

Uhhhhh…I iss you tuo?

Then there’s the ‘are you kidding me, is this real life’ text messager ( << hi Dad!! This is totally you! ) who will literally text you a 327234089234 paragraphs. Honestly though, my dad has texted me more than we’ve talked face to face.

Kidding, kinda.

I kindly tell him to get to the point…I mean, ten page isn’t necessary when you’re asking for a black coffee at Starbucks. “Can I get a black coffee?” would do just fine.

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{ smoothie: strawberries, pineapple, oranges, & coconut water }

Another annoying texter is the ‘dot, dot, dot’ texter.

When someone writes “…” It sounds likes they’re mad. Example: “hi, how are you…” or “I guess…”


Then we have the ‘Emoji-obsessed texter.’ This one’s ok with me because sometimes reverting to an Emoji-filled conversation is just necessary ( my Emoji preferences: the laugh/cry Emoji, the ant ( because!! the!! ant!! ), & the check mark ).

And then there’s me: the ‘lagging texter.’

Who clearly, after this weekend, needs maybe texting school?

People get mad at me because I take too long to return texts’. No, no, no not because I think I’m too cool for school. It’s just because I try to shift my focus off text message or I become too distracted. IS ANYONE WITH ME?? PLEASE!! Texting sometimes feels counter-productive, no?

Don’t get me wrong I like texting, but over-texting is kind of a waste of time.

Anyway this weekend I got kind of, sort of yelled at via text by a ‘dot dot dot texter’ who thought I was ignoring her.

But I wasn’t!! I was just trying to focus on work and the weekend…& well, the people I was actually physically hanging out with.

Also, let’s just agree that overusing LOL, texting back too quickly, & TEXTING IN ALL CAPS is annoying as shit too.

What’s your texting style? Tell, tell.

Happy Monday! – Lauryn

{ P.S. we’ve extended this bomb-ass giveaway until Thursday; don’t forget to enter. x }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.
{ two of my fav cocktails: rosé & vodka w/ squeezed oranges }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ poolside watermelon & cottage cheese w/ the cutest flower }

blog-doo Giveaway ( it’s SOOOOooo Good )

The Skinny Confidential shares a blog-doo giveaway.


The Skinny Confidential x blog-doo.


I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to share this giveaway, GUYS!

But first a little background: blog-doo is blog design company that I co-founded with Erica from Fashionlush. We teamed up to design blogs in a VERY specific aesthetics— think clean, whimsical, & mainly, a blog that has the potential to become the foundation of a brand. Soooo today we are giving away some real sick shit. Personally I’m especially freaking out over the free blog design package we’re giving away.

The Skinny Confidential x blog doo.

blog-doo x The Skinny Confidential.

Moving on, let’s talk about what else is in this spooky, creepy, voo-doo basket, shall we?

Two winners will receive:

Victoria’s Secret Fearless perfume

♡ A black rose flower crown handmade by Erica

The Skinny Confidential book, written by yours truly— signed & personalized with whatever the F you want it to say

City Lips lip plumper

Gorjana’s gold bar necklace

♡ A Brachelle Jewelry ring

blog-doo’s secret tips thumb-drive full of blogging tips/tricks

The Skinny Confidential x blog-doo.

♡ A tangerine Baggu tote

♡ Twistband hair ties

♡ My favorite color nail polish: Fuji by Essie

J.R. Watkins bath salts

♡ Spooky Ouija board mints

♡ Burts Bee’s facial wipes & Chapstick

…plus more!


The Skinny Confidential x blog-doo.

SOOo should we discuss the fact that, there’s at least $500 dollars worth of goody goods in this package?! Yeehaw.

Now what’s even better is the winner will also receive $100 worth of blog-do gift cards to use on any package or services & the other BIG, BIG winner? A free blog design package. If you have a blog, you’ll win the Bewitched make-over package & if you don’t, you’ll receive the full shabang, The Abracadabra package ( domain/hosting not included ).

The Skinny Confidential x blog-doo.

Entering takes like one second:

 + Instagram the above sage lighting photo

+ tag @theskinnyconfidential and @_fashionlush_ along with the #blogdoo hashtag

+ comment below on why you HAVEEEE to win


This was fun. Let’s do it again soon. Happy Halloween, Lauryn

+ winners will be announced Monday, 11/10/14 ( now extended until Thursday, 11/13/14 ) || everyone is eligible to enter.

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Mini DeLites

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! }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

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