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TSC Lookbook/Gift Guide: Look 2 ( Plus LAST Day To Get Your Gifts On Time )

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

black jumpsuit || duster coat || boots || gold bracelet

Can you tell my nipples are totally hard here?

Well, if you can’t, they were.

It was kind of F-ing freezing.

Thank God for Nippies…I mean without them this shoot in New York would have been a full-fledged disaster.

Getting off topic ( weird )…today I’m sharing another peek inside TSC winter lookbook & gift guide.


SOOOO…any other procrastinators out there? I’m Ms.Procrastinator x 54353408 so naturally I spent the whole day browsing my favorite online shopping buying gifts.

Side: if you’re looking for a cute, girly last minute gift, check out The Skinny Confidential Book! It’s a fun, little coffee table book.

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

Anddddd I kind of live for this jumpsuit. It’s by Sandro but I found one on Forever 21 that looks EXACTLY like it. But it’s $24 bucks.


Worst thing ever: when you buy something over $100 & then Forever casually puts it up on their site & it looks EXACTLY like the item you guys purchased ( does this happen to anyone else?!…can’t deal ).

Ok so, full details on this outfit are avail in TSC gift guide.

The Skinny Confidential x NYC.

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

Anyway it’s getting reallllll festive over here. I mean as much as humanly possible because let’s not forget I just moved (!!!) so the definition of ‘holiday stress’ has taken on a whole different meaning for us this year.

Happy holidays! I hope your week is full of gingerbread men, metallic gift wrap, pink champagne, & The Grinch ( favorite movie! Plus it’s really fun to call Michael a Grinch when he’s grumpy ).

Talk soon, Lauryn xx

+ first gift guide post here || full winter gift guide/lookbook here.

++ pictures by: Jeff Thibodeau || makeup by: Ariel Tejada

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Mini DeLites…Coming At Cha From New York City

The Skinny Confidential talks New York City.

{ hemp milk cappuccino }

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 { #nyc on Insta }


What’s up?!

Nothing much here, just eating wayyyy too much, trying to walk off the calories, working, enjoying a few cantaloupe mimosas ( yes. REAL LIFE. ), AND FREEZING.

But you know what’s fun? Moving…& then having to leave while you’re in the middle of moving. I’m not complaining but it’s sort of stressing me out that I’m away from home when our house is in boxes.

In other news: why does New York City have the best food ever? I’m not too attached to specific foods ( well, besides lemon-everything, warm sourdough bread, & the occasional bowl of Flaming Hot Cheetos ) so it’s surprising how much I love the food.

If you follow TSC on Instagram you know I died for Jack’s wife Freda. We’re also loving Perla ( THE PASTA IS RIDIC ) & lately I’ve become reallll in to cappuccinos with hemp milk. Don’t judge until you try them. We found a charming coffee shop in Ralph Lauren by our hotel so each morning Michael & I get up and start our day with a hemp cappuccino ( so Euro, right? ). Although this isn’t entirely true because Michael makes fun of me for getting hemp & opts for the pasteurized milk. Hey, I pick my battles. Getting him off McDonald’s Egg McMuffins was 384728 battle. Milk will be number 384729.

The Skinny Confidential talks NYC

{ AM coffee ritual }

The Skinny Confidential talks NYC.

{ Michael bought me this early Christmas gift…isn’t this cute?! }

When I come back home, I’ll be going real light on the carbs & stepping up my barre game…that’s for damn sure. In the meantime, you can catch me in SoHo in a beanie, gloves, boots, & basically a whole body suit walking off the pasta.

Little update: I’ve been working on the health/fitness/beauty budgeting series so that’s coming to a blog near you in the near future. Also, my stepmom of Burlap & Crystal just launched the cutest baby line, so if you’re looking for a holiday gift for a baby then check this cuteness out!

Until next time, Lauryn xx

The Skinny Confidential talks NYC.

{ mimosas x waffles at Jack’s wife Freda }

The Skinny Confidential talks NYC.

{ Michael’s street style }

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Mini DeLites: Around The Home

The Skinny Confidential x Lulu and Georgie.
{ My absolute favorite side table from Lulu and Georgia }

The Skinny Confidential x Lulu and Georgie.
{ Typically not a rug fan, but I LOVE this outdoor rug }

The Skinny Confidential x Lulu and Georgie.
{ Her spot…the most comfortable blanket }

You know when you’re driving & you totally unbutton your pants to let it all ‘hang’ out while simultaneously looking out the window to ensure no one’s watching?

( If you don’t know what I’m talking about, lucky you!! ).

Whelppppp…10:04 am, Friday morning: shit got real.

I was sitting in the car & reached for my J Brand button. I nonchalantly unbuttoned them while sneakily glancing at surrounding cars through my peripherals. 

AKA I had a ‘my-pants-are-kinda-tight-FML-moment.’


I mean, it was bound to happen after traveling for work/play to Cabo/NYC/LA, we definitely ate/drank more than usual.

I know my body very well & I try to constantly keep in tune with it ( mind/body connection is everything ).

Because if I don’t take care of it, no one will.

So basically I sorta know when it’s time to kick my ass in to high gear.

& Saturday was the big day!

It was time to get disciplined/motivated on all things healthy.

So we decided to stay home ( hence the peak inside my home post ) & stay focused.

The Skinny Confidential x Lulu and Georgie.
{ Gold accents }

Whenever we’re home for the weekend, I like to read a good book, watch a TV series with back to back episodes, SWEAT, & eat super clean.

This weekend looked a lil like this:

Book: Brain on Fire

Apple TV: Game of Thrones ( GASPPPP. OMG, I know, I know— so sorry to all GOT fans!! I’ve never seen the series so we started from the beginning. Naturally, I’m already obsessed & on to season 2 ).

Sweat sesh: TSC workout plan…all at home. It’s super accessible especially for a homebody weekend. Can’t wait to share!

Eats: oatmeal, eggs, pesto spaghetti squash ( shocker! ), juice, smoothies, raw almond butter w/ apples, salads, & lots of WATER.

Also, true story: on Saturday I went to Whole Foods, grabbed an organic watermelon, walked up to the Juice Bar, & asked them to juice the.entire.thing. I carried my three gallons of watermelon juice home feeling like a superstar & drank it throughout the weekend. ( Yes, you read that all correctly ).

Anyway!! I’m continuing the above into this whole month…or at least until I don’t have the urge to unbutton my jeans at stoplights.

Happy Monday, xx lde

The Skinny Confidential x Lulu and Georgie.
{ I’ll take white marble everything, please }

The Skinny Confidential x Lulu and Georgie.
{ This doormat <3 }

Mini DeLites: New York, New York ( Part II )

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.{ Michael & me at Book of Mormon on Broadway (( soooo damn funny! // dress here )) }

Hi guys!

I’mmmmm baccccccckkkkkkk.

NYC was a whirlwind. Man oh man, that city has energy!!!

It’s funny because the whole time I was there, I got so much work done because it’s a lot easier to focus without the home’s day-to-day distractions. My inbox was at zero for five minutes in NYC & I nearly died!!

Fun times, fun times.

I’m super excited because the whole time I was there I completed my TSC workouts from my room at the amazing Andaz Hotel & they burn soooo good.

I told you guys here that I’m launching an online fitness/clean eats subscription so I’ve been doing TSC workouts during travel to make sure they’re accessible anywhere. I can’t wait to share them : )!

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

{ The best lunch at ABC Kitchen…sooo delish! }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

{ Loved how we walked everywhere! ( P.S. this purse is on sale for $15 BUCKS! #obsessed ) }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

{ Some New York Juice Press juices in Central Park }

I won’t talk too much about my NY trip because I’m going to do a ‘NYC City Guide’ in September & I don’t want to spoil all the fun.

BUT. I will def say that Juice Press is a must-try if you’re in New York…I went CRAZY & tried everything. My personal favorite: ‘Horny Gorilla’ juice ( der! ). Michael & I were cracking up…& then I forced him to drink the whole thing so I could get a good laugh ( I’m evil!! ). LOL. The juice contains ginkgo brain formula, vegan dha omega oil, aloe, coconut oil, filtered water…& maybe a lil Viagra ( kidding, kidding ).

Anyway, I hope you’re having a great start of the week! I’m smothering Pixy in kisses because I missed her soooo damn much.

x lde

{ My dress in the first picture can be found here }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

{ The best oyster bar…oysters= heaven! }

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Chelsea Market }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

{ A sparkling craft cocktail at Perla NYC }

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How To Style a Summer Patio

The Skinny Confidential shares her patio.

The Skinny Confidential shares her patio.

The Skinny Confidential shares her patio.

My summer patio has been my project lately.

I wanted it to evoke a super calming atmosphere where I could work in the shade ( UMBRELLA!!! ) with Pixy near my side…but also transition into an nighttime area where I could throw together some spaghetti squash for friends.

Side: basically Pixy has turned the patio into Pixy’s Princess Palace because she’s a sun worshiper love child that loves laying outside. I may or may not have just purchased her a dog sun protective shirt ( a la recommendation of a lovely reader ). So throughout the day I have to move her white/teal fluffy bed according to where the sun’s positioned. She’s obviously high maintenance. But that’s ok because she is the most gorgeous girl in the world.

Anyway. Back to the patio.

On the main patio, I have a white & gold table set that my stepmom, Julie AKA Burlap & Crystal hand painted. She found the set for $300 at a consignment store & made it look absolutely perfect. We added a hanging umbrella so it evolved that charming kind of vibe.

BTW, my grandma AKA ‘The Nanz’ & I are known for Rosé Wednesdays…& this table is perfect for our lil ritual.

Some other fun finds: a teal sun lounger, a tiny white garden table ( perfect for adding candles/fake flowers/etc. ), a gold bamboo vanity table ( which subs great for an outside side table ), these tiny jars for candles, this cocktail dispenser, & a couple of sexy succulents.

The Skinny Confidential shares her patio.

The Skinny Confidential shares her patio.

When I started Project Patio I wanted to make sure that my house transitioned into the patio. Does that make sense?

Meaning I wanted to have a little patio table in the house that represented the patio’s entrance. I ordered this really pretty white marble garden table with gold bamboo legs ( that’s so sexy I could cry ) & added tall white flowers, a Mermaid candle, and my highest white stiletto. I’m a huge fan of different heights & dimensions on a flat surface. See here:

The Skinny Confidential shares her patio.

The Skinny Confidential shares her patio.

My place AKA The Kitty Den has two patios. One that’s a big, sun lit patio ( with an umbrella, naturally ) & another one that’s Pixy’s patio with her bed, Mexican print blanket, zen fountain, & a little table ( which she firmly believes is her’s ). This little table was painted by my friend’s mom ( if you’re interested e-mail me at ). She hand painted the table to fit with my decor & I couldn’t be more obsessed….check it:

The Skinny Confidential shares her patio.

The Skinny Confidential talks patio.Lastly, I knew I had to have a rug. This rug by Lulu And Georgia is literally the perfect patio rug. It’s sturdy without being too overwhelming. Pixy is loving her rug on ‘her patio’ because she doesn’t like to get her paws dirty; #patioprincess. Pixy’s patio is blocked from the rain so a rug was the natural choice to bring the whole place together. I also added this rad rug to the front of my doorstep outside.

More little touches: my sister bought me this gold wind chime for Christmas that sounds so calming & therapeutic! Also, when I have friend’s over it’s always fun to put Marvin Gaye tunes on outside on a JamBox. & lastly, you can never go wrong with fake flowers!

Stay tuned because I just ordered a hand painted garden margarita cart to match the small patio table & I can’t wait to showcase it on the blog!

What’s your summer patio essential?

x le

{ P.S. Lulu And Georgia ( << which has my favorite outdoor online shopping! ) is offering all TSC readers 20% off with code: SKINNY20 at checkout through Monday, 6/30/14 }

{ Photos: Sam Montfleur || Julie Evarts }

The Skinny Confidential's patio.

The Skinny Confidential shares her patio.

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