Posts Tagged ‘Fashion blogger’

I Hate When My White Shoes Get Dirty…Except For These Cuties

The Skinny Confidential talks white shoes.

The Skinny Confidential talks white shoes.

If you guys know me you know I HAVE A STRANGE, UNHEALTHY obsession with white shoes.

Like open my closet & there’s WHITE, WHITE, white pumps, white penny loafers, white oxfords ( < fav ), white Converse, & white flip flops ( strictly for the house, to be real I’m not an outside flip flop wearer unless I’m lounging poolside in Cabo with a fruity umbrella drink ).

I’d probably die without white shoes ( you know this already though if you follow me on Snaphat ), I swear I dream of them.

AKA my Visa hates me.

The Skinny Confidential talks white shoes.

Let’s get specific about white kicks: I HATE when they get dirty.

In fact, I’ve literally gotten in too many fights with Michael because he ‘accidentally’ steps on my white shoes…& well, I go into full blown meltdown mode.

Can he EVER look where he’s going?! I MEAN.

There’s one exception to this story: my white Converse.

The Skinny Confidential talks white shoes.

{ white tee | skirt | sunglasses (similar) | shoes | white nail polish }

Every girl on the planet should own a pair of Converse. I got mine from Nordstrom…AKA my favorite department store because they carry the best brands, the music is so Girl From Ipanema/therapeutic, & there’s a full-on men’s section which is so perfect for distracting men while you shop till you drop ( *cough, cough* on their AMEX ). Anyway, Nordstrom is Converse heaven with every color/style ( think turquoise, red, grey, high top, low top ).

Because maybe you’re a dolphin grey or poolside teal kinda girl ( but clearly I’m Team White ).

And call me weird but I like my Chucks to look a little vintage. Kinda rugged.

So I scuff them up. I like when Michael steps on these ones. I’m like, ‘step on my shoes babe!!!’ LOL.

Anyway, I wore this outfit to a girl’s night out ( sushi & saki!! ) and it was a perfect look because it was relaxed with a touch of chic ( heyyy long, tight maxi with a slit!! ).

I swear though, you can rock white shoes with everything, every season, every second.

– lauryn, xx

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 The Skinny Confidential talks white shoes.


Date Night Get-Up

The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.

http://mindymaesmarket.com/products/sequin-a-line-swing-skirt

Lately I’ve been allllll about contrasting prints.

Think: leopard on stripes, palm prints on bright blues, or florals on gold. So it’s no surprise that I loved this sequin on stripes look for last week’s sushi date night.

I paired it with white heels ( weird, me in white shoes? lol ), oversized sunglasses, & a little light blue clutch.

The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.

The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.

The sequin skirt is from Mindy Mae Market ( p.s. they’re offering 20% off, for a week with the code skinny20 ) was a hit because it hangs to the perfect spot on the leg. Sometimes skirts will hit the wrong spot of the leg AKA an unflattering area ( which doesn’t do anyone any favors ). This skirt fell to my ankles & made me look taller/longer/leaner and paired with a high shoe, I felt like Gisele.

Well not really Gisele.

But you know, you get my drift. I just felt taller.

What I loved about the striped top is that it was a crop, but not a crop so when I tucked it into the skirt I didn’t get that muffin top look. Does that make sense? Basically there was no extra fabric.

The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.

Anyway, the date night…We went to Sugarfish in LA which seriously, honest to God has the best damn sushi ever. If you ever go, get the ‘Trust Me.’ The chef will just automatically send you out tuna, sashimi, edamames, & to-die-for rolls. The fish is fresh, the rice is warm ( like melt in your mouth kind of warm ), & the saki is delicious. We LOVE it. Totally craving it, every second of every day.

Ok, I’m off- happy Tuesday! Talk soon, Lauryn

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{ shirt | skirt | white pumps | clutch | sunglasses }

The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.


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.


Mini DeLites

Mini DeLites x The Skinny Confidential.

{ teepee life }

Mini DeLites x The Skinny Confidential.

{ flowers for the office }

News, news, news!!

I got lotsa news for YOU!!

Definitely a full herb doctor story!! But that’s for tomorrow, so stay tuned.

First order of business: Michael’s apparently a Michelin star chef? Did you know? Me either?

Yes. He’s discovered in the last two weeks that he’s going to purchase every chef trinket on the planet AKA a lemon squeezer, manly oven mitts, & a copper pan set ) & learn to cook….I mean I’m not mad about it. First cookbook purchase of his life 2015:

Mini DeLites x The Skinny Confidential.

{ Michael’s new hobby }

Mini DeLites x The Skinny Confidential.

{ smiling over the weekend…shirt here }

And me?! Well I definitely have major witch doctor news but like I said, I’ll save that for tomorrow.

Other than that?

Today I tried SparkCycle & it was veryyyy therapeutic. Think SoulCycle but in San Diego. Basically they turn the lights off & play rad music while you spin your brains out. It was reallllll fun.

More interesting news: I’ve been drinking wayyyyyy too much Moroccan mint tea, watching The Hobbit 1/2, & working on a lot of video tutorials for you guys.

AND LASTLY!!! I’m planning to post ‘A Day in the Life Blogger Series’…BUT GET THIS???! It will actually be a REAL day in the life without bullshit foo-foo crap. Like, a real, real day. What actually goes on behind the scenes. You like? Thoughts?

Talk soon, Lauryn xx

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Mini DeLites x The Skinny Confidential.

{ prepping a dragon fruit salad }

Mini DeLites x The Skinny Confidential.

{ cutest packaging from Flower Gypsies }


Blogger Babe Carolyn Pinson from Always Against The Grain

The Skinny Confidential talks to Always Against the Grain.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Always Against the Grain.

Ummm…if Carolyn Pinson from Always Against the Grain isn’t babe town x a bill, then I don’t know what is.

She’s got rocking style & a badass, sexy blog. Naturally I was immediately drawn to her style because it’s not typical— the girl has her own look going on. Love it, right?! Different= cool in my book.

Ok, so kick back, grab a glass of vino, & enjoy Carolyn Pinson:

|| + Hi! Introduce yourself. ||

Carolyn Pinson: My name is Carolyn Pinson. I live in Columbus Ohio & I’m a personal style blogger. I have a great love for fashion, but also love to travel & work out! Staying fit and eating right is a very important part of my life.

I also enjoy walking in local fashion shows & currently I’m pursuing modeling for online shopping websites.

|| Lil skinny tip? ||

CP: Cut out carbs, no alcohol, &/or sugar, Sweat as much as possible & track calories with the Live Strong App on the iPhone.

|| Ok, so your bod is rocking…spill your weekly workout schedule! ||

CP: My weekly workout schedule consists of running three to four times per week & doing hot yoga at least four times per week at Harbor Yoga studio. The hot yoga is not your average yoga class. It can last up to an hour & half and the room is 95 degrees…it’s hardcore cardio yoga to upbeat music.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Always Against the Grain.

|| + Healthy food obsession? ||

CP: My favorite healthy go to food is kale! Love it! Kale salads, smoothies, and I even put it on my pizza ; ).

|| Cocktail pick? ||

CP: My cocktail of choice is usually a glass of Chardonnay. But If I’m going to slurge and have more than one drink I go for a vodka soda.

|| Can’t live without beauty product? ||

CP: My can’t live without beauty product is my Clarasonic face brush. I use it every morning and night. It helps with fine lines and wrinkles! Plus my face is 1000 x cleaner.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Always Against the Grain.

|| Fashion blogger tip? ||

CP: Looking good for the camera is all about knowing what looks good on you & what works with your body. Also, the right lighting is key!

|| Favorite natural remedy? ||

CP: Every night before bed I use Emu Oil on my face. It’s 100% natural and has anti aging, moisturizing, & anti-inflammatory properties.

|| WTF in your handbag? ||

CP: My purse consists of Chapstick ( I’m obsessed ), an array of lip glosses, almonds, sunglasses, gum, & of course dark chocolate.

|| Top five favorite outfits lately? ||

CP: My top 5 spring fashion pieces are:

1.} Free People’s Matador hat

2.} The Stone Cold Fox Majismo pant

3.} Stone Cold Fox x Luv AJ belt

4.} Sheer tunic dress from Spell Designs

5.} Isabel Marant sandals

|| + Quick, lil recipe? ||

CP: My quick go to healthy recipe is Greek yogurt, with organic raw oats, organic dark chocolate chips, & a little bit of all natural almond butter— mix together & it seriously tastes like cookie dough. Yum!

+ To follow Carolyn on Instagram, click here.

++ To shop dresses like Carolyn’s wearing click here & here & here.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Always Against the Grain.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Always Against the Grain.

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