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Lately I’ve Been Eyeing…

The Skinny Confidential talks fashion.

black tank || rose gold ring || pinstripe top || white handbag || BLK DMN perfume || chambray top

Today I wanted to share a couple of pieces I’ve been eyeing…

I’m especially obsessed with pinstripes so this hottie top from The Dreslyn needs to get in my closet…like ASAP. And how cute does it look ( above ) with that black fedora?!

All of the other pieces can be found on The Dreslyn. I’ve talked about the site before because it’s my go-to when it comes to staple pieces that will last forever. Some of my favorite brands they carry are Carven, BLK DNM, & Opening Ceremony.

When it comes to fashion I’m obsessed with mixing highs & lows  ( this is obvious from my latest home post ), but if I’m buying a higher end item it needs to be a staple. Basically…I avoid trends like the plague.

What’s your favorite, absolutely have to have staple?

Happy weekend! x.

Ciao Egg Whites! Why I’m Totally For Team Yolk

Lauryn Evarts talks fitness, health, and diet.Let’s talk about egg yolk.

If eggs were a boy, I’d have a serious crush.

I’m so over hearing girls pointing their long acrylic finger at the menu & oh-so-casually saying “I’ll have the egg burrito but with egg whites only.” And then they smile at themselves like they’ve done such a great job with their diet.

Yawn, yawn, yawn. What a bore.

Like, egg yolks aren’t some evil bitch.

They’re actually super good for you.

Personally I’m obsessed with eggs. And I’m ESP obsessed with their sexy, yellow yolks.

Why?

Glad you asked:

+ Eggs contain protein and fat. They’re a serious amaze source of protein ( 7 grams per egg ). All the protein is in the egg white. The fat is the egg yolk. BUT this is GOOD fat. Remember this Skinny Conf post on nuts? This isn’t 1991 where fat-free is cool. Chemicals are out, good fats are in.

+ The yolk has many vitals nutrients that you NEED.  

+ Cal!! There’s only 70 cals a yolk. Eggs are super, super filling. Protein and fat take a long time to digest, help moderate sugar absorption, & keep blood sugar levels at a healthy level.

+ Vitamins!!! Like LIVESTRONG says “each egg yolk contains seven vitamins: B6, folate, a B vitamin, B-12, A, D, E and K. Of those, vitamins A, D, E and K are found only in egg yolks and not in egg whites. In fact, egg yolks are one of only a handful of foods in which vitamin D is naturally found.”

+ And lastly minerals: each egg has thriteen varieties of minerals including calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, sodium, & selenium ( <<< remember this? ). 

As LIVESTRONG says, “eggs are low in carbohydrates and a good source of protein. One large pasture-raised egg contains 6 g of protein and 1 g of carbohydrate. The protein in the egg is a high-quality source of protein, providing your body with all of the essential amino acids it needs to build the proteins found in your body. Although the egg is low in sodium, it does contain a small amount. One large egg contains 65 mg of sodium, meeting less than 3 percent of your daily value. Limiting your daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg a day may reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure. Based on the nutrition information from the Daily Burn website, one large pasture-raised egg meets 6 percent of your daily value for vitamin A, 2 percent of your daily value for calcium and 4 percent of your daily value for iron. However, according to Mother Earth News, pasture-raised eggs are a better source of vitamin A, with a large 50 g egg meeting 8 percent of your daily value. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient needed for immune health, eye sight and normal growth and development. Nutrition information for calcium and iron in the Mother Earth News study not provided.”

And if you’re all worried about cholestrol in eggs, don’t be…just click here.

My favorite ways to prep eggs: I’m a total poached egg-whore. I eat um’ with avo, Himalayan salt, a lil pepper, & chili flakes. & of course they’re amazing scrambled, sunny side up ( YUMMMM ), &/or in these pancakes.

I used to like them with nasty-ass ketchup but I cut that habit after watching this ( SICK! ). Instead I opt for fresh Pico de Gallo or a little touch of Sriracha.

How do you like your eggs? Any die-hard egg whites lovers??

X L

{{ P.S. if you’re buying eggs, PLEASE, please, please buy PASTURE-raised ones…more on this later…but TRUST me. Read more here }}.

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How to Style a Coffee Table…TSC-Style

Lauryn Evarts shares her tips and tricks for styling a dining room.

Lauryn Evarts shares her tips and tricks for styling a dining room.

Lauryn Evarts shares her tips and tricks for styling a dining room.

Hi, hi.

Today I’m sharing a lil peak inside my living room.

I’m kinda weird sometimes about sharing my personal space because, uhh, whelp…it’s my personal space.

But today I’m going to be a ballzy bitch.

So, ta-da, here’s my living room.

I kept the colors: dark grey, gold, white, & a tiny touch of coral-ish pink. I wanted this space to be the most girly out of my whole place, so ya, it definitely has that feminine feel.

Soooo, check it out & LMK what you think! Also, big thanks to my amazingly talented stepmom who’s helped me every step of the way ; ).

Lauryn Evarts shares her tips and tricks for styling a dining room.How to Style a Living Room…TSC-Style

TSC’s advice for stylin’ a living room:

1.} Accessories, accessories, accessories!: I’m a total accessory girl. Like, what’s an outfit without accessories? Accessories make it original & so, totally YOU. So if you wear accessories, don’t forget to add accessories to your home! Candles, diffusers, coffee table books ( that match your color scheme, naturally ), & little other “pretties.”

2.} Use acrylic ( << my favorite! ): ahhhh! My favorite. I’m acrylic-sessed. Acrylic tables/chairs/whatever make the room appear larger & helps it feel less cluttered. Plus it’s chic & not dated. Love.

3.} Utilize Pinterest: duh— because Pinterest is a F-ing lifesaver. Pin all your favorite on your board ( my home decor board can be found here ) to keep all your favorite ideas in one place. Cool beans.

Lauryn Evarts shares her tips and tricks for styling a dining room.

+++ Shop it:

1.} Nail polish: Essie // OPI // Sally Hansen

2.} White Voluspa candle: big // small

3.} Books: Cupcakes // Gwyneth // Chanel // Audrey // Kate

4.} White coaster set 

5.} Diffuser ( gold diffuser holder here )

6.} Gold jewelry dish

7.} Flamingo tray

8.} White bookends ( similar )

9.} Gold playing cards

10.} Clear table // white table // cow hide rug

X L

{ To see how I styled my desk, click here }.

How to Style a Living Room…TSC-Style

Lauryn Evarts shares her tips and tricks for styling a dining room.

How to Style A Blogger’s Desk

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.Ahem.

Ready for a big-ass post?

Cuz it’s about to go down.

To begin: my desk is like, sort of, my life, so forgive me if this post took six billion hours & is ten pages long. I live & die at my desk.

When I first moved into The Kitty Den ( AKA my new place ) TSC desk’s future aesthetic was weighing heavily on my mind.

And let’s be real: I was literally sweating & perspiring about how to style my desk.

I mean…I’m a blogger, so my at-home office has to reflect my personal style + a blogger’s life + that I’m-so-profesh-because-I’m-not-in-college-anymore-look.

Right?!

So I started from the bottom, now I’m here.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

TSC’s advice for stylin’ a desk:

1.} Keep it clean. No one wants shit everywhere. Your workspace should be clean, not too cluttered, & simple. Also, keep things like staplers, tape dispensers, & gold paper clips in a convenient place.

2.} Make sure it’s pretty. No one wants to work at an ugly desk. Gross grey offices just don’t do it for me. I want pretties around me. Pretties= yummy candles ( << ambience, people! ), a few pieces of decor ( like the cutie turquoise unicorn ), & gold scissors ( because Vons staplers are sick ).

3.} Make it your own. No one wants someone snooping through their files. Michael’s not allowed to touch my desk. Sorry, I’m not sorry. It’s my playground. GTFO.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Oh, & P.S. all blogger desk essentials can be found here:

1.} White candle // Jo Malone candle // Voluspa ‘Laguna’ candle

2.} Elephant figurine // Unicorn figurine

3.} Gold dipped bowl

4.} Acrylic chair

5.} White desk 1 // White desk 2

6.} Seahorse stationary

7.} Acrylic business card holder

8.} Acrylic stapler // acrylic tape dispenser // gold paper clips ( also: my fav gold stapler can be found here )

9.} Gold scissors

10.} Blogger book

11.} Frame 1 // Frame 2 // Frame 3

12.} Turquoise day planner

13.} Brigitte Bardot picture // two monkeys // crystals: flea market

14.} Canon camera

15.} Acrylic envelope holder

16.} White feather pen

17.} Turquoise coasters

18.} White pencil holder ( similar )

19.} Rose gold headphones

20.} White tray

How do you style your desk? Tipsies?

X L // the desk psycho
Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

A Lil Q & A Sesh

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and fashion.

Hiiiii.

You guys asked, I answered. I’ll continue this section as long as you guys have questions. If you have more questions, LMK below in the comment section.

Here ya go:

Becky asked:

Hey I’m LOVING this question and answer feature!! I have a little question for you too… I’m buying my first house in a few months time, and I have NO IDEA where to start on decorating/color schemes/organization etc? I have a tendency to just buy things I like the look of without any idea of a plan, and it all ends up a bit of a mess! Your house always looks so nice! Any ideas?

OOOOhhhh how I love decorating. I’m, like, soooo obsessed it’s annoying. I mean, so many possibilities!

What got me hooked? I blame Pinterest & Architectural Digest magazine.

Pinterest is f-ing ( I wish I could say the real F word— because sometimes it’s necessary ) amazing. It’s a game changer. Whatever you’re after- Pinterest has it all.

I would definitely have a lil plan: start with a color scheme & add accent colors. & do not, I repeat do not, buy things that aren’t in the color scheme. I really, really stuck to my color scheme & I couldn’t be happier. Also, utilize Etsy, Anthropologie, & Home Goods ( << lifesavers ).

Allison asked:

I would love to know your take on dairy! I try to stay away from it as much as poss! What do you think?

Everything in moderation…but I’m not the biggest dairy fan. I don’t drink milk. I try to avoid cheese. & I used to like yogurt as a snack…but it’s not a staple anymore.

I’m sorta a dairy snob. I love cheese…but I also love dark chocolate…but that doesn’t mean I need it every-Fing-day.

So to answer the question: I def don’t eat dairy everyday.

Jasmine asked:

Hi Lauryn, I would love to know what your favorite travel destinations are? It would be awesome if you had like a mini guide with hotels/healthy area restaurants/cool area boutiques. I think you get my drift. xoxo.

My favorite travel destinations is Venice, Italy & Cabo San Lucas. I will definitely post a mini guide next time I travel.

Venice, Italy is the most romantic place in the universe ( think the best view/wine/pasta/ambience ever ) & Cabo is my idea of a good time. Just perfection in every way.

I would also recommend Aspen for a ski/snowboard retreat. I’m dying to go there soon ( wink, cough, nudge ).

Amelie asked:

Hey! I have a question for you: what do you think about protein shakes?
Love from France.

Hmmm. Protein shakes. I’m scared to give you guys my real opinion because…I have super STRONG opinion.

Pretty much: Not a fan.

I used to be a fan circa 2011.

Not anymore.

Now I eat eggs/nuts/avocado.

But. If they work for you, then to each its own.

(( Side note: do you guys want a gnarly, in-depth post on this? ))

Shannon asked:

Hi Lauryn, I was wondering if you use apple cider vinegar at all in your diet? I have read so many different opinions about it but not sure what to think. Can you shed some light for me P.S. Love this blog; it’s my daily highlight!! Thanks!

Hi Shannon! I”m so flattered you like the blog! You’re so sweet : ).

I love apple cider vinegar ( make sure it’s unfiltered & unpasteurized though ). I have a tablespoon ( or gulp ) every morning— I actually love the taste. Use a straw though- it ruins the teeth’s enamel.

Sometimes I’ll add it to green tea ( I tried adding it to Michael’s & he noticed the odd smell…whoops! ). Read more on the ‘cocktail’ here.

x L

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