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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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Setting Up A Sexy Valentine’s Table

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Later this week I’ll be sharing a girlfriend V-day par-tay, BUT TONIGHT I’M TALKING ROMANTIC, MUSHY GUSHY STUFF…

So ta-da: how I set up a quick ( AKA I DON’T HAVE TIME ), sexy ( shit, I need to buy more lingerie ) Valentine’s for my sweet lover, Michael.

We’re going to be out of town for V-day so we had a little date night last week & I had to think FAST.

Real talk: the actual date night began when the cameras left & I put away my camera ( SHOCKING! ). But this is what I ACTUALLY set up for him ( I know, isn’t he lucky?! I kid, I kid ).

Here’s a quick visual:

Quick, easy Valentine’s date night tips:

♡ Have cookies on hand. I found cute ones at Whole Foods. Next time I’ll go to my nearest bakery because I have a hunch they’re cheaper ( can Whole Foods get anymore expensive? GEESH. ). Or, if you’re a babe on a budget, check out my 2 Minute Flower Cake!

♡ Set the mood with music. As you guys know I LOVVVVVEEEE Brazilian music. I always have it playing around our house so it makes perfect sense for a little Sergio Mendes to be playing on V-Day.

♡ Champagne. Duh. If you don’t drink, then add Kombucha to a wine glass with a little ice & lemon. YUM.

♡ Look HOT! Put some effort into it. This one is hard for me because I’m either in workout clothes or I’m working or…you get it. BUT if you’re hosting a date night, add a little red lip, throw on a dress ( mine usually has wrinkles ), & add a couple curls to your hair.

♡ A little gift never hurt a flea. Nudge, nudge, winky-winky, babe! But really, something cute ( last year I made Michael a scrapbook ) is always fun. Each year he also gets one ( yes, one only ) Conversation Heart that describes him. This year he got ‘WICKED COOL.’ LOL. Last year he got ‘SWEET CHEEKS.’ HA. For some reason this tradition makes me happy.

♡ Candles, lighting, diffusers…the usual suspects around my home. Keep it festive.

♡ Lastly, don’t forget the spicy lingerie. Forever 21 has some INSANE pieces now for under $10 bucks. MEOW!

♡ And of course, don’t let your dog steal chocolate from the table & barf all over the house. Trust me, I know from experience.

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What’s your Valentine’s Day plan? xx

{ shop the video: red top || cream skirt || black pumps }

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Mini DeLites: LA x Boone Pickens

The Skinny Confidential talks Valentine's Day.

{ rainy day, shooting a Valentine’s post | wearing this kimono }

The Skinny Confidential talks Valentine's Day.

{ V-day cookies on a vintage cake stand }

The Skinny Confidential talks Valentine's Day.

{ this AM’s Beaming shot x coconut juice }

Well hello.

How ya guys doing?

All’s well over here…just unpacking after a full work day & a Pilates/spin class ( << don’t you love it when studios mix it up like that? Keeps it fun/fresh! ).

Soooo, this past week has been FULL.

On Thursday, the day before we were leaving to LA, Boone, our boisterous chihuahua decided that he would use his long, black claw to carefully move a bar of white chocolate from the pantry’s bottom shelf.

FML.

And while Michael & I were out of the house, he mischievously ate the ENTIRE KING SIZE CHOCOLATE BAR, plus the wrapper…as innocent, angel Pixy watched.

Needless to say, I came home to an effing SHIT SHOW.

Let’s just say he threw up. A lot.

Boone was fine ( apparently white chocolate isn’t nearly as bad as dark/regular according to his vet )— THANK GOD.

I spent my day on my hands & knees cleaning, scrubbing, washing, etc. I even begged a carpet cleaner/tile cleaner to come out to our house at 8 pm at night.

Poor T.Boone Pickens.

I felt so bad for the little guy. He’s so much better now but GEESH.

Ok so, we drove up to LA this weekend to work & to finish moving our stuff in to our new casa. Can’t wait to share when it’s done!

The Skinny Confidential talks Valentine's Day.

{ LA recap }

Also, Sunday we went to a vegan restaurant called Gracias Madre ( if you follow TSC on Insta, you know this )— it’s such a MUST-TRY if you’re in LA. Think: delicious guacamole, amazing plant-based tacos, & boozy snow cones.

Since the food/decor is so to-die for, basically every girl in the restaurant is actively Instagramming/filtering/etc.

Surprise, surprise.

How was your weekend?

- Lauryn x

The Skinny Confidential talks Valentine's Day.

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The Skinny Confidential talks Valentine's Day.

{ lip gloss that lights up in the dark!! }


Mini DeLites

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{ teepee life }

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{ 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:

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{ Michael’s new hobby }

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{ 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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{ prepping a dragon fruit salad }

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{ cutest packaging from Flower Gypsies }


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