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Mini DeLites: Holidayzzzz

The Skinny Confidential talks Christmas.

{ Christmas day ( red skirt || black crop || lipstick ) }

The Skinny Confidential talks Christmas.

{ post-Christmas grapefruit mimosas at my favorite place on earth ( TRUE FOODS!!! ) }

‘Mini DeLites’ is definitely one of my favorite ways to connect with you guys.

When everything seems so crazy ( AKA the holidays!! ) it’s nice to have my small spot on the Internet to share. For whatever reason the Mini DeLites series are some my most personal posts…so warning this post is a lot of family/dogs/etc. from my iPhone.

So quick Christmas recap: Michael & I started our own traditions this year which include watching Home Alone on Christmas Eve with eggnog because what would Christmas Eve be without Macaulay circa 1990 & the thickest, creamiest drink in the world. On Christmas Day we unwrapped gifts in ‘footie’ pajamas before we had to run around to family events.

Ok so, last year I got Michael a painting done by a fourteen year old.

… (about to share how I weird am ). The painting was of Pixy stabbing his heart with her dewclaw & black blood squirting everywhere.

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He loved it.

Symbolism: Pixy controls his universe.

Yes, but no, but yes.

So naturally this year I kind of had to up my game.

The Skinny Confidential talks Christmas.

{ our holiday card…sending it virtually to you guys }

The Skinny Confidential talks Christmas.

{ ‘The Nanz’ loved this mug }

I had another artist ( Michael loves art! ) pen-draw an arm with tattoos all over it ( will share pictures soon!! ).

& then of course, Pixy & Boone received way too many toys. My favorite gift was definitely the raptor costume we got Boone because he looked like he should be cast in Jurassic Park #3.

So ya, we also ate some ham with honey mustard, exchanged gifts, hung out with family, & chilled.

I’m soooo excited to get on track for the New Year and I CANNOT WAIT TO SHARE TSC FITNESS/DIET SUBSCRIPTION with you guys ( which is coming soon, promise!!! ). I’ve tested it out…I’ve really tightened up, lost a couple LB’s, & overall I feel great.

What did you do for the holidays? I’d love to hear!!

Chat soon, Lauryn

{ this red skirt looks exactly like the one I’m wearing but it’s on sale for $5 bucks ; ) }

The Skinny Confidential talks Christmas.

{ Christmas day }

The Skinny Confidential talks Christmas.

{ post-holiday pizza & Brussels sprout salad }

The Skinny Confidential talks Christmas.

{ my bugs }

Christmas Cookies: Totally Faking It Like You’ve Been In The Kitchen a All Day

The Skinny Confidential talks cookies!

The Skinny Confidential talks cookies!

The Skinny Confidential talks cookies!

This isn’t some Suzy Homemaker post.

This is for the girl who just doesn’t have time to ‘do it all.’

Society is so obsessed with the woman who does it ALL ( can I please meet this “woman” so I can interview her for TSC? )

And that woman isn’t me.

I fake it until I make it, remember?

So introducing: five second sugar cookies that look like you’ve spent all day baking away in a bright pink apron with oven mitts on while casually watching The View.

The Skinny Confidential talks cookies!

The Skinny Confidential talks cookies!

I’m huge on bringing a little trinket when I show up at someone else’s house.

The problem is since I’m awful ( like horrendous ) at time management, I don’t have time to always bake.

So I need ways to look presentable that ARE QUICK AND EASY.

Basically these are my go-to for the holidays.

AKA I went to a local grocery store, bought some cookies ( remember that old school blue tin that everyone used to give as Christmas gifts in the 80’s? Yessss ), hot pink frosting, sprinkles, & got to work. Here’s a visual:

Ok so why am I doing a full post if it’s so damn easy?


I want to showcase ways for you guys to fit something cute & fun in to your busy day without it being overwhelming.

Does that make sense?

The holidays are gnarly enough already.

It’s enough to have the day to day work shit…but on top of that you have to make sure you hair hair/nails/blah/blah are presentable, then there’s gifts for 43508 people, AND society thinks you should be fun, flirty ( without being slutty ), funny, witty, sexy, photogenic, well-read, engaging, up on your politics, Instagram-ready ( #flawless ), a Michelin star cook, a baker, a decent singer, smart, thin, charming, etc. And shit, if you have kids, that’s a whole different story.


Instead of spending hours in the kitchen, make your life a whole lot easier with this cookie recipe during the holiday season.

Happy holidays…currently: off to Michael’s parent’s house with my ‘homemade’ cookies. Wish me luck, Lauryn x

+ white thermal found here.

++ video: Chris Tran Media

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My Holiday Wish List x TSC Lookbook

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Ok so obviously I am relieved ( as shit ) that The Skinny Confidential Gift Guide/Lookbook has launched.

It’s kind of a his/her lookbook so definitely check it out if you’re looking for your BF or husband. The full magazine format can be found here.

Since it’s a yearly tradition to showcase my holiday wish list on the blog, I couldn’t not not post this post!

So ta-da.

Here’s what I’m dying for during the holidays ( each piece is found throughout the lookbook too ).

Is there anything I’m missing? Would love to know! What’s on your wish list?

x Lauryn

( Dear Michael: I NEED the navy blue dress pictured…; ) )

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The Best Damn…Flirty Perfume

The Skinny Confidential talks Marc Jacobs.

Lauryn Evarts for Marc Jacobs 4

Lauryn Evarts for Marc Jacobs 4


As you guys know I’m kind of obsessed with Marc Jacobs fragrance ‘Daisy.’ My God-dad, Mike, bought it for me when I was having a crappy day a couple months ago & I’ve been hooked ever since.

First & foremost it’s flirty & sexy without being too overwhelming. BY THE WAY I CAN’T STAND overwhelming fragrances ( << biggest headache in the world- like why do people wear lumbering scents? Ugh! )!! I can’t even pretend to go there— so I always stick to light, fresh perfumes.

In my opinion when you walk in to a room your perfume shouldn’t dominate the whole room, it should complement you ( & your cute outfit )- a la Marilyn Monroe. Because the best thing ever is when you give someone a quick hug & they go “OMG what perfume is that- you smell so yummy?”

Daisy, duh.

The Skinny Confidential talks Marc Jacobs.

The Skinny Confidential talks Marc Jacobs.

The Skinny Confidential talks Marc Jacobs.

Also, I should mention that my house is all white so the bottle really goes well with that vibe.

These pictures were shot before a holiday cocktail party last weekend. I was totally feeling this stunner polka dot top with a couple of gold rings & a spritz of Daisy.

Anyway this is my go-to when it comes to perfume. Best part? I can wear it to gym, a date night, &/or a holiday party.

What’s your favorite go-to scent? Would love to hear?

– Lauryn

+ Photos: Kathryn Page

++ The Skinny Confidential Lifestyle Guide avail here || clothes/jewelry avail at Van De Vort || dress avail here too.

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TSC Gift Guide: Under $50…Cha-Ching!

The Skinny Confidential talks sales.

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Are you feeling the theme this week on TSC?

Clearly it’s HOLIDAY SALES. Honestly I figured this year I wouldn’t wait until 5 pm on Christmas Eve to do all my holiday shopping ( true story, year after year ).

Anyway this year it’s all about planning ahead ( HA! FOR ONCE! ) & I’m showcasing every step of the way with you guys. Did I mention that I’m going to be finding items that don’t break the bank?

Because I am— & they’re all cool as shit too.

SOOOO totally not going to be recommending for you guys to buy a $420 dollar clutch for your sister. Instead all TSC gift guides will be affordable, chic items that every family member will love!

Is anyone stuck on what to buy someone specific? AKA grandma, boyfriend, dog, etc.? Let me know & I’ll try to do a collage that fits with your needs!

Ok, I’m going to listen to Christmas jazz on repeat ( Pandora !! ) & drink pumpkin pie coffee & light gingerbread candles & just be all holiday-ish. See ya!

P.S. real talk: I bought the red lace dress for myself because it’s looks EXACTLY like the $300 Nightcap one BUT it’s $34 dollars. So, how could I not, not buy it?

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