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Accessories 101— Because Every Girl Needs A Few Staples

The Skinny Confidential talks accessories and fashion.

I’m a total accessory girl.

BUT.

A total picky, picky accessory girl.

So when I find something I like, I really freaking like it.

ESP if it’s comfortable.

Of course it also has to be effortlessly chic, understated, cool, amazing, versatile, & not too in your face too.

Anyway my ultimate fav accessory right now is a delicate gold arm band ( see above pic )…but if I had to pick my other must-haves?

Ta-da:

The Skinny Confidential talks accessories and fashion.

Sweet Besitos Headbands: Sweet Besitos Headbands are super fun to wear to the gym or while running errands. They have super rad patterns & are a take on a cool fitness headband. I’ve been rocking mine to spin ( I ESP like it around my head like a festival partier ( LOL ) ). Headbands always make any boring workout outfit chic & stylish. Love!

The Skinny Confidential talks accessories and fashion.

2.} Koolaburra sandals: Ahhhhh!! Koolaburra shoes are the.best.accessory. They’re literally the best shoes ever. All their flip flops are worn by major celebrities & best part? They’re actually comfy. I wear these slip-ons all the time ( think: with a black maxi, skinny jeans, &/or a little summer skirt…cute, right?! ). These are neutral so they pretty much go with anything. Anyway next time you’re looking for some hottie shoes, check Koolaburras out!

The Skinny Confidential talks accessories and fashion.

3.} Child of Wild bag: It’s no secret I love Child of Wild. & her bags just get me. First off, they’re perfect for someone who’s perpetually running late— I throw all my shit in this bag & throw it on. I love wearing it as a cross-body & it’s understated. This Navajo purse is probably one of my favorite accessories because it’s easy…who doesn’t love easy? Check more bags out here.

The Skinny Confidential talks accessories and fashion.

4.} Flower Gypsies Crowns: ok, so I found Flower Gypsies Crowns on Instagram & I feel madly in love. They’re so whimsical & magical & seriously look insane on. I’m in love with this one in particular. I feel like I want to throw a garden party just to wear this crown. I mean…cute right? This crown is such a statement & would be perfect for any summer party.

The Skinny Confidential talks accessories and fashion.

5.} FRENDS Headphones: you guys know I’m a huge, huge fan of FRENDS headphones. Yesssssss. I know they’re an investment. BUT. This is an investment you’ll use daily AND I feel like I will wear them forever. Plus they’re so cute—- people are constantly asking me where they’re from. When it comes to accessories, FRENDS are a must have.

The Skinny Confidential talks accessories and fashion.

6.} I’m With The Band Headbands: these lil velvet headbands make another amazing accessory— & the name? I’m With The Band. Die!! This badass company really does it right because it holds my rat’s nest hair back in a stylish and cool way. Because I totally don’t want to be a dork in Pilates with a weird, ugly headband…thx God for I’m With The Band’s velvet turbans. Yay!

The Skinny Confidential talks accessories and fashion.

7.} Tavi Noir Knee High Sock: if want to look hot while sweating ( think barre classes, Pilates, &/or yoga ) these socks by Tavi Noir will be your bestie. Not only are they great for workouts but they’re literally amaze for transitioning to the gym to date night. I like to wear the lace ones with some black knee high boots & a little off the shoulder top. Hot! Check out more of these rad socks here & enter TSC10 for a 25% off all socks.

X L

* photo 1: Katherine Rose, photo 2/5/7: Sam Blumberg, photo 3: Chantel Marie, photo 4: Chris Tran

Model Ashley Osborne…Skinnista of the Month!

Lauryn Evarts talks with model Ashley Osborne about diet tricks, model tips, and exercise secrets.

Lauryn Evarts talks with model Ashley Osborne about diet tricks, model tips, and exercise secrets.

I met Ashley while she was running on the beach. The second I saw her I knew I HAD to interview her.

She was running the stairs, wearing some super hot, sporty workout attire & looked totally approachable.

We started talking & she’s honestly the sweetest, cutest girl ever. Like, ever, ever. When you’re THAT beautiful, and you’re nice & funny, it’s a real, serious plus. No one likes some stuck-up bia-tch that thinks she’s the shit.

Yaaaaa. We all know kind.

This babe is the total opposite; she’s just lovely. Can’t wait to grab some champs with her next time she’s in the US ( she’s based out of Australia ).

Soooo get excited to meet the gorg, Ashley Osborne:

Lauryn Evarts talks with model Ashley Osborne about diet tricks, model tips, and exercise secrets.

+ Introduce yourself.

I’m a twenty three year old Australian gal! I’m a full time model, whether I am in sunny Australia, or in the bustling city of NYC. None the less that doesn’t shape my personality, I was brought up in a small beach town called Newcastle, & enjoy the simpler things in life. I love staying active whether its running the beach, doing a gym class, or taking a board out with my boy; as long as its fun I’ll have a go!

+ Tell us all about your cute ( & famous, Julian Wilson ) surfer boyfriend!

Julian is pretty much my best friend. I could talk to him every day, all day & not get bored. We do long distance which can be hard, so the time we have together is really cherished. He’s extremely focused & hard working, which I find to be a really attractive quality. It’s not just shown in his surfing but in our relationship & the relationship with his family & other people who are important to him. What I love is the fun we have together, whether its playing backyard ball, or if he’s patiently teaching me to surf; we’re always up to something active.

+ Quick skinny trick?

I personally don’t go too crazy with diets. I’ve tried them before & I was miserable!! But when I do get serious I try stick to a healthy plan of less carb/more protein. This means lean meat & lots of fruits/veg. If I have bread I chose multi-grain. Next step is to cut out the sugar & the alcohol, not only will you feel better, you won’t be dealing with those embarrassing Facebook pics of your wild night the next day!

Lauryn Evarts talks with model Ashley Osborne about diet tricks, model tips, and exercise secrets.

+ If you had to do a bikini shoot in a week, how would you prepare?

I won’t stress about it; that’s the worst thing I could do. Because I try keep my workout consistent I shouldn’t have to alter my routine too much in that area. As a lot has to do with your diet though, I can be known to have a bit of a sweet tooth. So cutting out desert and that cheeky wine time makes the world of a difference!

+ Tell, tell. Weekly workout schedule?

Depends where I am! If I’m in Australia I’ll be running its beautiful beaches daily & attending yoga classes. If I’m in New York I become a bit of a gym junkie mixing it up between spin classes, Pilates, & barre burn ( my most favorite workout!! ). Having the variety keeps things interesting. You don’t want to be counting down from the moment you start your work out to the moment you finish- that’s just torture!

+ Healthy food go-to?

I’m a little obsessed with acai bowls. If I’m not making them myself I’ll be becoming a regular at a place where does make them. They’re a nice & light breakfast option & I find them the best to work out on! Plus they are packed with antioxidants, so give me natural energy hit any day!

+ Motivation to stay in shape?

My motivation is getting into a bikini & feeling like I’m at my best in front of the camera. I also love staying in shape as I feel more energetic & confident to do anything. I think it’s really empowering as a woman to exercise, it makes me feel strong & independent. Plus having a work out goal or finishing a hard class feels like such a great achievement. We should all give ourselves a pat on the back more often.

+ Beauty product you die over?

A product I like is this cheek & lip stain by Stila cosmetics. It’s nice to apply for a bit of natural colour for a flushed & lively look. I personally like the passionfruit crush color!

Lauryn Evarts talks with model Ashley Osborne about diet tricks, model tips, and exercise secrets.

+ Natural beauty remedy?

I haven’t always had the greatest skin growing up ( after all I am human ). I finally cured my teen zits but still had to deal with the nasty scarring. Due to this I have always applied this rosehip oil. It diminishes scars and makes the rest of your skin glow without blocking pores. Best news ever, ladies: it’s dirt cheap!

+ Secret model tip for diet and health?

Don’t take it too seriously, working out is supposed to be enjoyable! Eat healthy & exercise happy! Your smile will do the rest of the work for you!

+ Quick, easy recipe:

This is not my recipe, but it’s something that I love to make as a healthier alternative to chocolate! If you haven’t already you should try it out! A little dessert:

A handful of raw almonds

A scoop of vanilla powder

16 fresh dates, pitted

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 tablespoon natural vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Coconut flakes, goji berry, cacao, nuts, for rolling

+ Directions: throw almonds into the food processor with cinnamon, protein powder & cocoa then process until the mix looks crumbly. Add dates & vanilla extract; then process again until the mix starts to come together. Add a splash of water if you need to so that mixture is soft and forms a soft ball. Form into fourteen decent sized balls. Roll in coconut or any other of my suggested coatings and store in the fridge until you feel like a snack or quick meal on the run. Store in the fridge for up to four weeks.

Lauryn Evarts talks with model Ashley Osborne about diet tricks, model tips, and exercise secrets.

Lauryn Evarts talks with model Ashley Osborne about diet tricks, model tips, and exercise secrets.

Mini DeLites

[ Getting Valentinesy ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger, and fashion blogger talks skinny tips and tricks.

[ My new JNB clutch ]

This weekend was uneventful….and I loved every second!

When people tell me they’re bored, I really don’t get it. I’m never bored. And although I don’t know that’s a good thing or a bad thing {??}, sometimes I wish I were bored.

Even when Saturday/Sunday is uneventful, there’s still a hundred things to keep me occupied. Examples: I’ll return e-mails, read, catch up on TiVo, walk the most gorgeous girl in the world ( my dog ), take a bubble bath, maybe wash my hair ( because who has any time to wash their hair, anyway? ), organize the closet, &/or cook. And heyyyy, Pilates always keeps me entertained.

Boredom, smoredom!

I’m all about stimulation & productive relaxation ( oxymoron? w/ev )!

How do you fill an uneventful weekend?

xx.

Love.L

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger, and fashion blogger talks skinny tips and tricks.

[ Ocean body scrub...because exfoliating makes such a difference ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger, and fashion blogger talks skinny tips and tricks.

[ Filming for our YouTube channel: The Style Kittens ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger, and fashion blogger talks skinny tips and tricks.

[ Loving Barre Socks for my cardio barre classes ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger, and fashion blogger talks skinny tips and tricks.

[ The spiciest skinny margy ever...@ Gang Kitchen ]

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