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Styling The Home

The Skinny Confidential's home.

The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

Ahhh!! Prepare for picture overload.

Since the cat’s outta the bag that Michael & I don’t live together, today I figured I’d share a peek inside my home.

Obviously it’s feminine because before moving in with my man, I wanted to live…well, pretty.

Little backstory: my stepmom, Julie has a blog called Burlap & Crystal. She specializes in home design. The second I moved into my place I called Julie. We were so excited to work on this home project together. I feel like the whole time we were on the same wavelength. Our goal: for each space in the house to tell a story. So each nick of the house is essentially a different experience i.e. the bar cart, desk area, patio. Julie said:

“if I had to put a label on Lauryn’s style, I’d say it is a multi-dimensional combination of glam meets bohemian with an occasional visit from a rocker.”

She also went on to say: “we really worked together to accomplish the ultimate goal…a home where Lauryn walks in the door and feels…completely at HOME.”

You can read about Julie’s experience here

First off, we did a lot of bargain shopping. I’m kind of obsessed with mixing high end & low end pieces. I mean…let’s just say I’ve never met a Home Goods, Marshall’s, or Target I didn’t like. I swear all three of those stores always have the best finds.

So when we first started styling my home we decided to add a lot of pieces you won’t really expect as home decor. Such as? Whelp, white gum balls, shoes ( yes, shoes ), purses, & lipsticks:

The Skinny Confidential's home.

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Some of my favorite finds:

♡ ] Lipstick holder

♡ ] Coffee table books ( Chanel // The Skinny Confidential Book }

♡ ] A gold bar cart

♡ ] Pretty candles

♡ ] Diffusers

♡ ] Rose gold cutlery

Another big piece of the home decor puzzle was the desk.

Since I’m constantly on the computer ( like, it’s actually embarrassing the amount of time I spend hooked to screen ), I wanted a very zen, white space. White is calming. So we choose pieces such as my grandma’s vintage monkeys, a Brigitte Bardot piece, & tiny healing crystals to style the desk:

The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

The Skinny Confidential's patio.
It was really important to me that the house didn’t feel clutters. So we kept things simple but also made sure that there were little interesting trinkets everywhere. & of course, each trinket tells a story.

One of my favorite pieces in the house is this tiny, teal unicorn. It’s so simple but so cute. Michael & I found him in New York City ( similar avail here ). He sits on my desk & watches me blog:

The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

The Skinny Confidential's patio.

Julie painted me the above patio set—she’s seriously so talented! She found the chairs & table at a consignment store for $300 bucks & really gave them a personal touch.

Also, call me weird but I wanted a fully styled closet.

So now my closet has shoes displayed, vintage Barbie pictures hanging on the walls, & little gold necklace holders. Shocking but the closet is my favorite area in any house…

…besides the kitchen. I love the kitchen too. We went for a minimal look using ‘contain/keep/crush’ kitchenware, a giant white tea kettle, & a big round ‘lazy Susan’ which holds a couple pale teal bowls & rose gold cutlery.

Around the house are gold touches but I tried to avoid gaudy gold. I especially love this little foil print that I found on Etsy:

The Skinny Confidential's patio.

The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

Ok, so I’m a big fan of pieces that are different heights in the home.

If you look closely, everything is different heights.

For instance, there’s a super tall candle holder on my living room table. But then I had shorter candles, a medium sized diffuser, & stacked books that were lower to the table. Mixing up dimensions make all the difference when styling a room.

Kate Moss was kinda a theme in my house too. Her style is so spot on that I wanted to have a couple black & white photos of her in her high fashion days.. I also love a woman’s body ( << the body is a beautiful thing!! ), so you’ll find a lot of feminine ( sometimes nude! ) figures/watercolors around my house too.

The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

 

The Skinny Confidential's home.

As far as the bedroom, I decided not to share because ya gotta keep some stuff private ; ). Putting my bedroom on the Internet just didn’t feel right.

Oh! And case in anyone’s wondering…Pixy resides in her printed tipi where she conducts some serious monkey business:

The Skinny Confidential's patio.

The Skinny Confidential's home.

The Skinny Confidential's home.

The Skinny Confidential's patio.

Anyway I hope you enjoyed my home tour. Special thanks to Julie— she’s truly freaking amazing. 

Don’t forget to check out my styled patio // living room // bar cart // garden/outdoor bar cart // blogger’s desk too! The DIY of the peacock chair can be found here.

x Lauryn

++ If you’re looking to style a home, e-mail Julie@BurlapandCrystal.com.

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The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

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The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

The Skinny Confidential talks home decor.

Mini DeLites: Through My iPhone

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

The Skinny Confidential takes Palm Springs.

The Skinny Confidential takes Palm Springs.

Ok so I totally left my camera at home this weekend because I wanted to kick back with my friends!

But here’s a peak into my phone’s pics…hope you enjoy!

We drove up with my girlfriend, Jacqueline which was an interesting/hilarious car ride ( to say the least ). It also involved a lot of Kombucha, made-up/weird-ass games, & good music.

The Skinny Confidential takes Palm Springs.

And then we enjoyed the sunshine, our hotel’s lemonade/vodka stand ( kinda genius ), & the overall vibe of Palm Springs.

The colors in Palm Springs are so dynamic. I know that sounds weird but everything is so bright & vintage looking. So much fun! I literally couldn’t get enough of the colors so it’s no surprise my phone’s pictures were full of color.

The Skinny Confidential takes Palm Springs.

On a more serious note, my friend, Annie wrote a blog post that REALLY resonated today. You guys have to check it out— it’s such a fabulous reminder. Also, after hearing the very sad news about actor/activist Robin Williams, her post could not have come at a better time. I hope you all like the post as much as I did. It was refreshing to start the week with her message. Basically she kind of says everyone has their shit & just because someone’s life looks perfect on the Internet, doesn’t mean they don’t have issues.

Ok, on that note, I hope you all had a fabulous, amazing Monday!!

xx lde

{ Most of these photos can also be found on TSC Instagram account too! }

The Skinny Confidential takes Palm Springs.

The Skinny Confidential takes Palm Springs.The Skinny Confidential takes Palm Springs.

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Blog-Doo’s Revamp + Blogging Workshop Deets

The Skinny Confidential talks blog design by Blog-Doo.

The Skinny Confidential talks blog design by Blog-Doo.

Ok, so a bunch of you guys know that I have a side business called Blog-Doo with my GF, Erica.

( If you’re like, “huh?? WTF are you talking about?” I’ll sum it up: it’s a blog design company for up & coming bloggers or hottie bloggers who want to re-vamp their current site. More here ).

And lately, we’ve been working on a lil somethin’, somethin’.

AKA busting ass to bring you a new & improved site.

The Skinny Confidential talks blog design by Blog-Doo.

The Skinny Confidential talks blog design by Blog-Doo.

✚ ✚ ✚ THE BLOG-DOO TRIBE IS GROWING ✚ ✚ ✚

▷▷ Katie, blogger at The Fashion Bite: our Head of Communications & total web design guru. She’s basically a badass bitch who makes sure the day-to-day runs super smooth at BD HQ. She makes our lives ten times easier.

▷▷ Natalie, blogger at Halfway to Harmony: our latest addition & a serious graphic design prodigy. She handles all the artistic aspects of the company, has creative energy that won’t stop, & her logos/mood-board designs are literally off the charts amazing.

Plus we utilize Zack from Typical Culture for a lil video & GIF work and my amazing little sister, Mimi, works BTS ( she helps me stay organized…& sane! ).

& naturally, Pixy, my chihuahua works the hardest. Her job entails treats, sun bathing, & “overseeing” e-mails.

Dream team, right?!

Anyway (!!):

The Skinny Confidential talks blog design by Blog-Doo.

✚ ✚ ✚ BLOG-DOO GOT A SEXY LIL’ MAKE-OVER ✚ ✚ ✚

Ok so, Blog-Doo 2.0 just launched! You’ll still find the the process // spells & services // craft // portfolio // etc., but the design has gotten a clean & minimalistic design update.

On top of that, you’ll also notice all new pictures through out the site. We did our first site shoot with the insanely talented Katherine Rose. Her photos always look so magical & dreamy, plus she just gets our witchy vibe. Remember she shoot my engagement shoot?

Soooo, we want to celebrate the launch of the new site by offering all of you blogger babes 10% off any package! If you’re looking to update the look of your current blog or dying to dive into the world of blogging, whelp, we’re your girls.

Check out our packages, fill out the design form, & shoot us an email w/ mention of the “Blog-Doo 2.0 Promo” and we’ll get you booked and ready for some serious blog voo-doo magic.

The Skinny Confidential talks blog design by Blog-Doo.

✚ ✚ ✚ WE’RE HOSTING A WORKSHOP ✚ ✚ ✚

Get ready because Blog-Doo is joining forces with Bloguettes (co-founder is behind The Sorority Secrets) to bring you all a rad two-day blogging workshop right here in San Diego, CA.

A clean, simple, beautiful site is always the first step when starting a blog ( I mean, you guys know I’m a blogger psycho— remember?! ), but there’s way more shit that goes into a successful blog.

Basically this workshop is kickass; it will cover all you need to know to enter the world of blogging.

Because a blog is a brand & branding can be tricky, so we’re here to help!

The Skinny Confidential talks blog design by Blog-Doo.

The Skinny Confidential talks blog design by Blog-Doo.

Blog-Doo x Bloguettes Workshop Deets::

▷▷ Dates: September 6th & 7th

▷▷ Location: San Diego ( exact spot: TBD )

▷▷ You’ll learn: visual branding, the basics of photoshop, social media tips & tricks, photography tips, the business of blogging, & so so much more!!

▷▷ Guest speakers: Zack Dowdy from Typical Culture ( our video master ) will be talking about the importance of incorporating video into your site & how to make awesome GIFS. Jacqueline Brown of JNB Jewelry will be sharing a few words on how to seriously up your Instagram game.

▷▷ Goodies: we’ve have some amaze sponsors helping us fill up our goody bags with some cool swag!

▷▷ Miscellaneous: Instagram-worthy food will be provided for breakfast & lunch both days of the workshop. But, seriously, it’s Instagram-worthy.

▷▷ How to sign up: all the purchasing information here.

If you can’t attend but want to know more about blogging, find our BD secret thumb drive ( it contains all our blogging tips & tricks ) here.

Hope to see ya in September!! Would love, love, love to meet you guys in person! x.

x lde

{ black dress found here }

The Skinny Confidential talks blog design by Blog-Doo.

The Skinny Confidential talks blog design by Blog-Doo.
The Skinny Confidential talks blog design by Blog-Doo.

Because You’re Bored With Super Bowl…Let’s Talk Instagram!

Lauryn Evarts talks Instagram, bloging, & skinny bites.Hey!

If you’re anything like me, you’re bored to death from the Super Bowl, so for quick entertainment: follow me on Instagram!

You find tons of Skinny Confidential live posts ; ).

I hope you’re all keeping yourself entertained in someway…( I baked a cake ) while the boys, ehhh, I mean men, scream at the TV like crazy-ass psychos.

Happy Sunday!

X L

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JNB + The Skinny Confidential: The Raddest Giveaway Ever!!!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

My little style kitty, Jackie & I are doing another giveaway!!

Get so excited because her jewelry line is banging. Like, die/can’t deal/crazy banging.

Remember meeting her here & here?

Ya probs, right?! Because she’s a freaking dime.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Anyway today JNB Jewelry + The Skinny Confidential are doing a lil giveaway…here’s what one lucky babe will win:

+ ‘The Style Kitty Anklet’ ( << these are my favorite things ever, they’re BRAND NEW, & they’re named after our YouTube channel )

+ A hot aqua stackable bracelet

+ A sexy coral beaded bracelet

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

+ To win, make sure you:

>> Add the picture above on your personal Instagram & for the caption write:@JNBStyle and @LaurynBoBoryn along with the hashtag: #JNBplusTSC

>> Follow The Skinny Confidential on Bloglovin’

>> Leave a comment below, letting us know how you’ll rock your JNB jewels-!!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Watch our YouTube channel here! Good luck babes <3. x.Lauryn

>> Contest winner will be announced next Thursday, September 12th, 2013. Anyone can apply— doesn’t matter where you live!

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