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Latest Favorites: Nude & Black ( I KNOW! Weird! LOL )

The Skinny Confidential talks shoes and purses.

The Skinny Confidential talks shoes and purses.

I haven’t done an outfit post in a hot minute so I figured it’d be perfect for the weekend to showcase what I’ve been living in lately: a black dress x nude pumps.

Not surprised? Thought so.

But in my defense I’ve been busier than ever so having a go-to outfit is EASYYYY PEASSSSY.

So. I’ve been living in this comfy chic black dress ( with a little lace— MEOW! ) & these nude pumps. They’re not too high but not too low, ya know? I feel like they don’t look overdone but they don’t look lazy.

SOOOO naturally I’m obsessed. Plus they’re comfortable ( I’m VERY, VERY, VERY over uncomfortable high heel shoes, like veryyyyy ).

The Skinny Confidential talks shoes and purses.

And usually I’m a fan of a huge-ass bag but I found this clutch & it’s big enough to fit my necessities but small enough to be casual cool. I also like it because the color scheme is nude/black/muted.

Basically all I do to achieve this look is blow out my hair, add a huge pair of sunglasses, & carry the clutch. A little tinted moisturizer & Chapstick and I’m good to go.

This look feels polished & finished even though it’s quick & easy…does that make sense?

 

Does anyone else have a go-to look that appears pristine, but takes a hot minute to throw on?!

Happy weekend— I’ll be in my nude pumps & black dress! x

P.S. For my exact shoes & clutch, check out Dune’s new US online store or NYC store!! I AM OBSESSED.

{ pics: Teresa Fae }

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The Skinny Confidential talks shoes and purses.

OUTFIT OF THE DAY || #OOTD

SHOES : Nude pumps

DRESS: Black lace dress ( << YEWW! ON SALEEEE!! )

CLUTCH: Dune

SUNGLASSES: Black sunglasses

LIPSTICK: MAC’s ‘Faux’

GOLD HUGE RING: House of Harlow ( also found at Van De Vort )


My Grocery List

The Skinny Confidential talks groceries.

You guys have asked for a healthy grocery list soooooo TA-DA!! It’s here!

Keep in mind this is what I buy when I’m trying to eat VERY HEALTHY.

Don’t get all Judge Judy on me here & say it’s all healthy foods & I need to live a little BECAUSE I do live a little ( the In & Out burger, protein style with a small fries last week is an example ).

When it comes to stocking my fridge, I like to only keep healthy foods on hand.

If I have a craving for something that’s not so good, I will order something ( like a Cali burrito, Postmates style ) or go grab chips/salsa/guac/margs from the local Mexican restaurant.

I find when I keep crap in my house, I eat crap.

For instance, I bought a bunch of dark chocolate M&M’s for Halloween and ended up eating way too many.

For me having fresh foods on hand that are healthy, keep me eating healthy.

Watch the video for more details:

Here’s my quick list to use as a reference too ( obviously I don’t buy all this at once, this is just a general guide ):

The Skinny Confidential Grocery List

Annie’s Mac & Cheese
Ezekiel cereal
Ezekiel raisin toast
Rudi’s English Muffins
Plain spelt rice cakes
Kombucha ( mint is my favorite flavor )
Suja’s ‘Lemon Love’
Sparkling water ( I love Pellegrino )
Prosciutto
Chicken
Cage free eggs
Chia seeds
Hemp seeds
Flax seeds
Bee pollen
Cacao
Fresh Parmesan cheese
Organic cottage cheese
Organic 0% Greek yogurt
Oatmeal ( real oats or Holy Crap oatmeal!! )
Almond or hemp milk
Cold brew coffee
Green grapes
Blueberries
Watermelon chucks
Raspberries ( FAVORITE! )
Apple slices
Nut butters ( real nut butter, RAW )
Almonds or cashews
Kerry Gold unsalted butter
Ghee
Wild salmon ( I like the lox kind )
Turkey ( no added sodium )
Cornichons
Capers
Hot House cucumbers
Jalapeños
Ginger cloves
Romaine lettuce
LEMON ( BECAUSE DUH!! ESPECIALLY MEYER )
Avocados
Spinach
Celery
Spicy carrots
Kale
Lime
Red onion
Lentils
Turmeric
Cinnamon ( ground & sticks )
Herbs ( favorites: mint, basil, cilantro, &/or rosemary )
Real hummus
Country mustard
Himalayan Pink Salt
Chile flakes
Cayenne
Coconut oil
Red wine vinegar
Apple cider vinegar, unfiltered
Extra virgin olive oil
Kimichi
Rao’s spicy pasta sauce
Brown rice pasta
Quinoa
Green mint tea
This rice pea protein powder
Champagne…dryyyyy champagne…because shit, I like it

Anything I’m missing? Share please!

- Lauryn, xx

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{ white dress pictured || purple sweater in video }

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Pineapple Whip !! YUMMMM

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

Ever had the Dole Whip at Disneyland?

If you haven’t, you have to try it next time you’re there because it’s life-changing.

I mean, it’s basically the main reason I ever go to Disneyland.

Anyway this recipe is a version of Disney’s Dole Whip but without the sick-o added ingredients that really make no difference in the taste.

Firstly, here’s a video of how I whip up this whip in about 4.4 seconds:

I don’t know about you but this is heaven on earth for me.

Lately I’ve been on a late night ice cream kick so I’ve been enjoying this healthy recipe 5 days out of 7…the other two days? I may or may not have a few bites of bambleberry ice cream ( this exists & it’s yes, it’s better than sex ).

So. Point: this three ingredient “Dole-ish Whip” is a pretty damn great replacement for ice cream:

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

This recipe comes from The Detoxinista; here’s exactly how she says to whip up this tangy pineapple whip:

♡ Ingredients:

1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, & chopped
1 cup coconut milk or almond milk
1 tablespoon honey ( optional, for authentic sweetness )

♡ Directions:

First off, you’ll want to freeze the pineapple chunks. I chopped mine a day ahead of time, and froze the chunks overnight. You could also purchase frozen pineapple, if you prefer.

This recipe works best in a high-speed blender, like the Vitamix, because you’ll need to be able to pulverize the pineapple into an ice-cream-like consistency. A normal blender will most likely not work, but a food processor might.

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

In TSC version I added a mint garnish & squeezed lime in to the mix because whelppppp, mint x lime just sounded like the absolute perfect addition. Like, RIGHT THOUGH?!

Do you guys have any three ingredient recipes that you love?

I’M ALLLLLLL ABOUT RECIPES UNDER 5 INGREDIENTS SO PLEASSSE SHARE IF YOU HAVE ONE! Oh & this one is obviously my favorites of favorite.

Happy Friday! – Lauryn, xx

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{ video || personalized spoons }

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.


Dear Reader…

The Skinny Confidential talks GMO's.Hi guys,

Wanted to write you a quick, little letter.

Some of you were questioning why I had Vani of Food Babe on my blog & some of you have questioned why I eat certain things because they have GMO’s/chemicals.

I just want to clear up a couple of things:

1.) As far as Food Babe goes, I personally think she’s awesome. She’s standing up to bigger name companies to represent what she believes is right. I may not personally agree with EVERY.SINGLE.THING she has ever said BUT the point of The Skinny Confidential is to showcase women from all walks of life & share different perspectives and opinions. Vani’s perspective is inspiring, interesting, & extremely entrepreneurial. That’s why I had her on the blog. And she has some great advice about food.

In saying that, I want you all to know just because I interview someone doesn’t mean I agree with every single thing they’ve ever said. It means that they’re inspiring in some capacity & I want to share them while empowering women everywhere. That’s what this blog is about. Women coming together sharing their tips/tricks.

If you get one thing that works for you out of their interview then GREAT!!! My goal was met. I’m not telling you to agree with every single thing I say or a person I interview says.

Does that make sense?

2.) It’s come to my understanding that some of you think I don’t ever eat chemicals or GMO’s.

Ok to clarify: I DO eat chemicals & GMO’s every so often.

A life without chemicals/GMO’s for me is unrealistic. Sometimes I’m traveling, sometimes I’m eating a delicious dessert, & SOMETIMES I JUST WANT A FREAKING BOWL OF CHEEZ-ITS. If you read my book you know I love Flaming Hot Cheetos. THEY’RE SOOOOO BAD FOR YOU, but again…

I balance my diet like my checkbook, I subtract foods I don’t absolutely have to have to make room for foods that I LOVEEEEE.

For instance, when it comes to almond milk I DON’T need carrageenans in my everyday cup. So I eliminated it from my diet. But I’ll definitely have a small bowl of Cheez-It’s if I am craving one.

Does that make sense?

If I can avoid GMO’s/chemicals, 90 percent of the time I will. But sometimes? I gotta share a post on a 5 second, GMO-filled cake & have a slice, guilt-free, without judgement— ya know?

This is not to say I eat chemicals and GMO’s everyday. It’s to say to you all:

Hey!!! I’m human! Sometimes I want a freaking Corona Light ( full of GMO’s ) or bowl of Cool Ranch Doritos.

3.) I’m not perfect. I don’t claim to be. I am showcasing what works for ME. This lifestyle may not work for you. I like balance. BALANCE BALANCE BALANCE. I don’t ever want to feel deprived. I’m just sharing my journey along the way. Instead of calling each other out, let’s remember we’re all different & what may work for me, won’t work for you.

Thoughts? Opinions? Questions? Would love to hear.

Ok, I’m off to eat some Cheez-It’s.

But for dinner I think I’ll have some scrambled eggs, kale salad, & green tea.

Balanceeeee is key ; ).

Lauryn, xx

P.S. “I really want to be perfect!” -said no one ever ( perfection can be a real bore! )

Strawberry Boozy Sweet Tea <3

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

I LOVE TEA.

& lately, for some reason…I’VE BEEN A REAL TEA DRINKER.

My champagne consumption has decreased lately ( needed a little break! ) so I’ve been loading up on the TEA ( basically the holidays have ended & alcohol hasn’t really been around too much ).

Anyway, I’m very, VERY specific about which teas I drink. So when I discovered Celestial Seasonings Strawberry Champagne tea, I nearly fainted.

BECAUSEEEEEE?

Well the reasons are endless: Valentine’s Day is next week…so UH DUH, the perfect tea for V-Day, right?! And it’s champagne (!!!) tea without the guilt. LOVE.

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

Oh, & it’s delicious iced OR hot. YUMMM.

Seriously though, this Strawberry Champagne black tea is kinda like a full dessert without the cals.

But let’s get real here: you can’t give me Strawberry Champagne tea & expect me to never actually add the champagne. Since I needed to ‘test’ recipes for Valentine’s Day, I made this quick, easy sweet tea recipe.

Presenting:
♡ The Skinny Confidential’s Pink Sweet Tea ♡

1 strawberry/champagne tea bag
1 cup champagne
1/2 cup strawberries, muddled
Lemon, squeezed
Ice

Directions: grab a glass & add ice and champagne. Add 1-2 tea bags to champagne. Let sit for five minutes. Muddle strawberries with lemon juice. Add to champagne ‘tea’. Remove tea bag. Garnish with lemon. Cheers!

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

By the way, if you’re looking for a Valentine’s tea, these teas also come in Red Velvet Rooibos ( YUMMM!! ) & Chocolate Carmel Herbal Tea ( << way to a man’s heart right here ) so add a little Bailey’s to either & thank me later. Plus, they come in super cute, festive containers that are adorable to use all year round ( or for birthdays/holidays/parties, not just V-Day ).

You can find these teas at your local Target ( I LOVVVVE Target, like really it’s the best store EVER ) but hurry – because they’re only available for a limited time!

What’s your favorite, flirty way to spice up V-Day?! Tell, tell.

Cheers! – Lauryn, xx

{ vintage looking champs glass }

 Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

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