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I WANT IT NOW.

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CAN WE TALK ABOUT NUMBER FOUR?!!

Is this dress not the cutest dress you’ve EVER seen?

School girl vibes are so good right now. Even though it’s girly, I feel like this dress is still age appropriate. It’s classy, chic, & would look amazing with bright white pumps. Basically this dress just makes me want to pick up my Trapper Keeper full of Lisa Frank pencils & throw it in my Jansport.

This is my want it, need it list for the Nordstrom sale. And they’re all affordable.

Obviously I already have the best makeup applicator on the planet, the beauty blender, but I like to stock up on my favorite products when they go on sale, ya know? My other favorite on this list is this WHITE CHAMBRAY shirt. Have you ever seen a $30 dollar white chambray shirt in your life? Me either. So good it hurts. I’ll be rocking this with black ripped jeans & red kitten heels.

What’s on your list for the sale? Anything I’m missing? I also like these goodies.

Happy shopping for the best sale of the year, x

Early access for Nordstrom card holders begins today, the sale opens to the public on the 17th.



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 }


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