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Labor Days Must-Haves…PLUS THE BEST LD SALES EVER!!

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite green smoothie.


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1.} Floppy hat: I’m all about hats lately. This black one would go with just about anything.

2.} Tortoise shell sunnies: these are cute & inexpensive. Plus they’re slightly cat eyed, which I love.

3.} White sandals: if you’re doing the whole BBQ thing on Labor Day, sandals are a must. These Sam Edelman’s are super cute.

4.} Cate McNabb lip gloss: ahhh. I am OBSESSED with their lip glosses. They last for hours & they come in the cutest colors. I’m all about a little pop of color for holidays so this peachy red would work really well with just about anything. I’m especially in love with Cate McNabb’s products because they use shea butter & jojoba oil in their ingreds.

5.} Lotion: don’t be flaky. Flaky skin is never in— make sure your legs are moisturized…ESP if you’re wearing shorts or a lil bikini.

6.} Hottie bikini: this bikini makes the girls look fab. It has a little extra oomph…if ya know what I mean. A little padding never hurt a flea. Plus these colors are cute & fun for summer. The black bottoms are found here.

7.} Lil cover-up: if you’re rocking a bikini, grab a cover-up. They’re easy to throw in an oversized handbag & perfect to throw on later in the day.

8.} SPF 30: duh. Just duh. You guys already know my opinion on sunscreen…so lather up!

9.} Cutie oxfords: seriously though, oxfords are everything. I wear them ALL the time. They’re so cute & sexy in an understated kinda way ; ).

Happy Labor Day baes!

Oh, & FML…of course Labor Day means amazing sales at the best online shops…so naturally I’m sharing my wish list ( my favorite sale item though is def this dress ( << 20% off! ) I wore here ):

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♡ Anthropologie // Extra 20% OFF sale items // DATE: August 29th – Sept. 1st

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♡ Nasty Gal // Extra 30% to 60% off select items // DATE: August 29th – Sept. 1st

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♡ Nordstrom // Extra 40% OFF select items // DATE: August 29th – Sept. 7th

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♡ The Trend Boutique // Extra 20% OFF ALL (!!!) items + free shipping // DATE: August 29th – Sept. 1 // CODE: TAKE20

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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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Add a Little Glitter to Your #GIRLBOSS Biz Plan

The Skinny Confidential business plan.

 

Here’s something you may or may not know about me: I LOVE business.

Like, love, love.

It gets me goin’.

I love making moves.

I love growing my company.

I love branding.

It’s my ultimate passion.

& I’m hungry.

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Sorry to get all realzies on ya, but growing The Skinny Confidential in to a mini empire is my dream— so naturally I thrive off anything that grows my mind when it comes to business.

BTW: I’m not hungry in a weird way, but ‘hungry’ in a healthy, motivated way.( Kinda like Leo in Wolf of Wallstreet. But without the illegal money shit, hookers, & coke ).

Leo was hungry for a challenge.

& whelp, Leo D. so am I.

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Ready for a lil book club?

First I started reading #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso ( like every other girl in the world ), I was instantly inspired ( like every other girl in the world ).

But seriously.

Inspired because I felt like Sophia spoke to me.

Not, like, actually spoke to me, but I felt like she spoke ‘my language.’

Ya know?

Anyway, I wanted to share some of my favorite book quotes because you’re all my favorite homies…

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Ahhhh. So, so true!!

AND THEN!!! I read The Glitter Plan by the Juicy Couture babes. Basically I read the whole thing in about three hours because it’s SUCH a great read for women entrepreneurs.

The Skinny Confidential business plan.

Here’s the deal: these badass, DETAIL-orientanted women ( Pam & Gela ) grew a company from $200 to to a multi-million dollar, global brand.

But wait, wait, wait, let’s back up: for me it’s not necessary about money. Money doesn’t motivate me.

The global brand part motivates me.

Noowwwwww we’re talking.

That gets my wheel’s spinning.

To create something out of nothing ( literally thin air ), is magical.

Not only is it magical, it’s inspiring, ambitious, and…well goes against the grain.

And lets be real, going against the norm is rad.rad.rad.

Reading about Pam & Gela’s journey has been so inspiring so I kinda had to showcase some kick-ass quotes on the blog:

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Back to their brand, Juicy Couture ( heard of it? HA! LOL ).

Basically it F-ing killed it.

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What I love most about their brand/book is it’s the real deal. They share the nitty-gritty shit that no one sees.

You see their struggle. The hours, the passion, the time, the sweat, the tears, the F-you’s, the hard work.

I mean…it’s not like they nonchalantly woke up to Juicy billboards all over LA/NYC/etc one day.

And I’m totally with them ( & Sophia ) on the luck thing.

I’m not lucky, you’re not lucky, Steve Jobs wasn’t lucky, Rachel Zoe isn’t lucky…

YOU.MAKE.YOUR.OWN.DAMN.LUCK.

Also, they talk competition. They pretty much say a lil competition never hurt a flea. In fact, it kinda pushes the flea to do better:

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Pam & Gela lay it out simple: they worked their asses off to get where they’re at. And in the meantime, they stayed true to their brand & consumer.

So basically, as Drake would say, they “started from the bottom now they’re here.”

Anyway last night I was laying in bed finishing The Glitter Plan & a lightbulb went off: I had to share my bookmarked/dog earred pages/quotes with YOU guys.

The quotes I’ve chosen, REALLY resonated, so I hope you love them as much as I do ( AKA they’re hanging on my ceiling/on the fridge/tattooed on my face ).

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So ta-da.

These are part of #GIRLBOSS & The Glitter Plan that spoke to me. At the end of the day, I’m just sharing any piece of the puzzle that inspires TSC-empire-on-training-wheels.

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Anyone else got a badass #GIRLBOSS Glitter Plan? Share!!

x lde

{ My entrepreneurial journey can be found here || TSC business plan here }

{{ Pam & Gela’s new brand can be found here— OBSESSED! }}

The Skinny Confidential business plan.

The Skinny Confidential business plan.

 

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Traveling Essentials & Other Ramblings

The Skinny Confidential talks travel bag details.

The Skinny Confidential talks travel bag details.

Hi from Cabo!

Eek! Michael and I are down here to celebrate our engagement…& honestly I could not be more excited. I mean, WTF’s not to love about Cabo? Ginger margaritas, a good book, sun ( with tons of SPF! ), & a lil romance.

Naturally on the flight over, I told Michael he had to turn on his ‘Romance Card’ ASAP…so we’ll see how that goes. Hopefully it’s on & ready. LOLZ.

You guys all know I love/love/love Cabo. If I never traveled anywhere other than Cabo, I’d seriously die happy. For some reason the second I step off the plane, I feel completely relaxed ( <<—- ha! So rare!! ). I’m always joking that they lace the air with gnarly Xanax.

For the past couple months I’ve been working a lot. Like, a lot, a lot. Think day & night ( late nights…think 2 am ) so a break from reality is welcomed. Entrepreneur life is no joke & I want to keep evolving with my business. So anyway, whenever I’m at my favorite destination, I always really, really try to put away the electronics & enjoy the serene surroundings in a teeny, weeny bikini..

http://www.theskinnyconfidential.com/2014/05/27/summer-bag-tsc-kate-spade-ny/

The Skinny Confidential talks travel bag details.

Ok, let’s get down to biz, shall we? Check out my summer travel essentials:

+ A beachy tote ( also found here )

+ A hottie bikini ( <<< I love this snake skin print one by Lady Lux because it’s rad print & sucks ya in all the right spots )

+ iPad x cute case

+ Camera

+ A self tanner & SPF

Mermaid perfume

+ A cool hat

+ Big-ass sunnies

+ A body chain to mix it up

The Skinny Confidential talks travel bag details.

The Skinny Confidential talks travel bag details.

Basically I can’t travel without a good, summer book ( currently reading: Jenny McCarthy’s Stirring the Pot: My Recipe For Getting What You Want Out of Life ), SPF, & hot bikini.

What’s your travel essentials? I really love hearing about your lives too, so please, please, please share below!

Happy Sunday lovas! xx. le

Lady Lux Swimwear is offering TSC readers 20% off at checkout with the code SKINNYLADY }

{{ Photo cred: Samuel Montefleur }}

The Skinny Confidential talks travel bag details.

The Skinny Confidential talks travel bag details.

Lauren Conrad’s Perfect Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lauryn Evarts makes Lauren Conrad's sea salt chocolate chip cookies.Lauryn Evarts makes Lauren Conrad's sea salt chocolate chip cookies.

Lauryn Evarts makes Lauren Conrad's sea salt chocolate chip cookies.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know yesterday was my birthday ( << such a Gemini, right?! ).

So in true birthday fashion I whipped up my favorite treat: super simple chocolate chip cookies.

And for the record I’m a picky bitch when it comes to my chocolate chip cookies.

AKA a total Gemini.

Gemini’s are the sign of the twins, so typically they want what they can’t have but when they have what they want, they’re looking for the next thing.

So anyway when it comes to chocolate chip cookies I like them crunchy but I also like them chewy. I like them warm but I like them the next day too…so basically I’m just really confused.

BUT.

This recipe put all my cookie concerns to rest.

First things first, make sure you use an ice cream scoop to make your dough balls. You want them to be perf & an ice cream scoop really does the trick.

Next, store your dough for 24-48 hour before you bake. So don’t make your dough the day of & throw it in the oven— be patient.

Seriously though, patience is what makes the perfect chocolate chip cookie.

Lauryn Evarts makes Lauren Conrad's sea salt chocolate chip cookies.

Ok so let’s talk about Lauren Conrad.

If you don’t know who she is then clearly you were sleeping all of 2007/8/9. I mean, come on! Hello! She was on a little show called The Hills. She’s the girl that everyone said was the ‘prettiest crier ever.’ I can vividly remember where I was circa 2009 when Heidi & Lauren’s friendship ended. It was so traumatizing, OMG.

Anyway, this is LC’s recipe but naturally I took her recipe & modified it.

For example I used dark chocolate chips instead of semi sweet ( more antioxidants in dark, der! ). I also used light brown sugar instead of dark, because dark brown sugar is nasty in my book ( it’s way too overwhelming ). & lastly, I cut the sea salt in half. I’ve never been a salt fan ( unless we’re talking about Flaming Hot Cheetos. Their salty, spicy goodness gets me every time!! FML. ). So basically this is a skinnier version of L.Conrad’s sea salt chocolate chip cookies.

These babies were enjoyed on my patio ( << I just redid it & can’t wait to share it with you guys! ) with a chilled glass of my favorite Pinto Grigio & a good book.

BIRTHDAY HEAVEN!!

Ok, so what’s your favorite b-day treat? xx. le

Lauryn Evarts makes Lauren Conrad's sea salt chocolate chip cookies.Lauryn Evarts makes Lauren Conrad's sea salt chocolate chip cookies.

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