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Date Night Details x Video

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Sometimes I blog about my throw-together-last-minute-because-who-the-hell-has-time-to-plan-a-full-blown-sexy-date-night-once-a-week experiences, but I’ve never gone in to full detail.

SOOOOooo today I put together a little listy-poo of all my favorite quick date night ideas. And of course, I had to show you a peek in to one of our latest date nights…soooo here’s a day in the life video with date night included ( this happens once a week…if we’re lucky!! ):

Ok so you guys have read my whole whip together, Brussels sprout, so I don’t need to dig in to that whole thing, BUT here’s some tips I have for throwing together a super easy, quick date night for your hunny:

♡ CHEESEE!!! I’m kind of like a rat when it comes to cheese. Like, don’t F with my cheese. I could never be full vegan because I just love CHEESE. I’m very specific though when it comes to cheese. During date night I always have a little Brie ( the kind from France is my fav ) and I’M OBSESSED WITH Gureyer cheese. Having a soft & a hard cheese is kind of my thing #totalrat. This cheese board is super cool because you can write the names of the cheese in chalk!

♡ Always add fruit!! Fruit obviously pairs well with cheese. I’m a fan of plump green grapes, berries, or pineapple slices ( use toothpicks in each chunk for easy access ). Cheese without fruit, is just not ok in my book. Usually I’ll add herbs on the plate too for garnish & some nuts. These bowls are fun for fruit.

♡ Music is a real mood setter. As you guys know I’m a huge fan of Brazilian Lounge on Pandora or Spotify. Ask Michael & he will tell you our favorite artist is Sergio Mendes. We’re kind of old school like that…so I always have some sexy Brazilian Lounge playing the background.

♡ Make the space inviting. Michael loves when my space is warm, cozy, full of food, & music. I also make the space a tranquil spot.

♡ Champagne…because duh! I like plastic ice cubes in my champagne. They don’t melt down the booze so it’s a real win/win. Don’t forget the sparkling water too— I always add it to a wine glass ( because it looks sort of classy, right? ) & add a couple of cranberries or pomegranate seeds.

♡ Also this is weird but I like to have a cool show playing on mute. I know, I know…weird? Usually I’ll put on “Son of Anarchy” to give the atmosphere a rad vibe.

♡ Focusssss. I have a huge problem focusing. If you met me in person, you might call me obilvious or distracted. My mind is always thinking about what to do next so sitting and enjoying someone can be difficult. I make it a point to focus on Michael when we’re having date night…and I also focus on my babies: our chihuahuas, T. Boone Pickens & Pixy.

♡ This made sound super creepy but I always spray lavender aromatherapy in the air before Michael comes home. It has a lot of relaxing properties. If you guys think I’m weird, sorry. If you like this, let me know & I’ll do a full post on it.

♡ And the obvious: candles & dim lighting. These two things really set the tone of a hot, sex-kitten date night. If you have a fire place then I’m jealous and you should utilize it every second. Seriously though, if I had a fire place it would be roaring in the summertime. & by the way, you can find the pink, cozy monster slippers here ( they’re the best things ever ).

What’s your best date night tip? SHARE!!

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video: Chris Tran Media || photos: Max & Friends

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{ currently…into dark purple-everything }

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{ this weekend’s mimosa theme }

Hiiiiii guys!!

Have I mentioned I was once a totally broke college student?

I guess I won’t hop right in to the whole damn story now because, let’s get real: that’s a long-ass post.


Kind of felt compelled to share today when someone tweeted me this on Twitter ( << tongue twister, geez ):

 12h 12 hours ago:

do you have any posts about staying healthy when you’re broke? Lol.”

Yessss, yes I do. A lot of posts on TSC are three ingredient recipes that don’t break the bank. Like thisthis, & this.

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{ gummi bears on my desk }

BUTTTTT, I feel like I want to do one huge-ass post for all you guys who are still in college &/or on a tight budget.

Look, it’s very important to me to be able to create recipes/showcase fashion/share beauty tips that are affordable & easy. That’s always been my goal with The Skinny Confidential. I just like Forever21 too much to shift the focus to $900 shoes & a $350 tee-shirt.

So trust when I say: I know what it feels like to be a broke college student who eats Top Ramen & wears their boyfriend’s jeans to 8:30 AM history class. Again, I’ll save those stories for another post…ok so, here’s my question to you:

What types of ideas/recipes do you want to see that are budget-friendly?

I love a good bang for the buck, so I’ll definitely share some inexpensive/quick ideas I do on a day to day basis on this post too.

Actually I’m even thinking of doing a whole series that focuses primarily on affordable items in every area. Think: fashion, beauty, health, food, exercise.


Ok, share below & let me know!! I would LOVE to help anyone on tight budget.


Ok, chat soon. – Lauryn

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{ latest smoothie addition…tons of omegas! }

The Skinny Confidential talks health, fitness, and fashion.

{ the Twinkles at Dirty Dogs charity event this weekend }

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{ a total Home Goods steal for Pixy’s water }

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Doggie Food Drive : )

The Skinny Confidential talks dogs.

Hi guys!

Let’s talk CHARITY!

I have been looking for the right charity to team up with for the past couple months. It was really important to me that the charity is 1. something I’m passionate about and 2. something that has potential to grow in to something that makes a difference and 3. HAS TO DO WITH DOGS!

So ta-da.

I’ve found the perfect charity!! SOOOO EXCITED!

The Skinny Confidential is teaming up with Dirty Dogs in San Diego to support the Rancho Coastal Food Drive. Last year Dirty Dogs raised 3,500 pounds of food for people who cannot afford food for their pooches. Our goal this year is 5,000 pounds. Dirty Dogs ( << they have four locations in SD ) is offering HUGE discounts too for dog owners.

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Another thing I love about Dirty Dogs is that they have a spa-like atmosphere that doesn’t break the bank. Think: Whole Foods for dogs…but inexpensive. Cool right? All their food is grain free, no corn/wheat/soy, no animal by products. Food + treats are sourced and made in the U.S.A. We have a wide range of food options include Raw, dehydrated, freeze dried, kibble, & cans. Uhhhhh…YES! Plus they support the community with hosting adoption events, fundraisers, donations, & doggie education.

By the way, no one is sponsoring this post, we just really want to spread awareness & help the pooches!

So ya wanna participate? Please do!

Come say hi tomorrow!! I’ll be at Dirty Dogs grand opening for store #4 in Carlsbad, CA with Pixy Bean and T.Boone Pickens around noon. All products are 20% off too so it’s kind of a win/win. They’re also offering free nail trims & self serve dog washes.

Stay tuned for more because The Skinny Confidential is going to be a full time participant in Dirty Dogs Foundation & I WOULD LOVEEEE for you guys to get involved. E-mail me if you’re interested at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential & I’ll send you the details. More here too.

x Lauryn

{ P.S. side story: see Pixy above under the white curtain? She hid under there for an hour thinking Michael & I couldn’t see her. She watched us from an afar, perched like a gargoyle, staring behind the see-through curtain with her long pink nails. We laughed so hard. Like, is she for real??? Ha. }

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{ This weekend; working from the patio }

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{ Sunday vibes }

Allergies are so, so annoying.

Today I woke up ready to kick ass…& sniff, cough, itch…oh fantastic, my lovely allergies decided they would show face.

So I dragged my butt to the gym & lethargically worked out…then I attempted to work…& slowly ( like real slowly ) made my way through the day. Mind you, this is after two cinnamon coffees.

Allergies are sort of like this: your eyes are super heavy, your throat itches so bad you kind of what to rip it off, you’re so tired you feel like you have narcolepsy, & your head feels like Miley’s twerking in your brain.


Basically I’m allergic to cats & pollen ( I think…I’m too scared of needles to get the test ) & it seriously sucks. Besides allergy pills ( been there, done that- it’s not for me ), does anyone have ANY allergy remedies? I can’t have another day like today! Help!! Please!!

Anyway, I was too tired to make dinner ( this means scrambled eggs in bed ) & now I’m literally about to…zzzzzzz. Nighty night, x.

P.S. quick story: I begged Michael for a hairless cat for years thinking “oh, rad a cat with no hair= no allergies.” So the other day we were at a friend’s house & met two cute, hairless pussycats named Harry & Pink ( LMFAO ) & of course I was all about them ( petting, hugging, holding them.. ).

Whelp, it turns out that if you’re allergic to cats…your 234538453 times more allergic to ( …wait for it… ) HAIRLESS cats. Soooo…this may or may not have contributed to today. FML.

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{ Super excited about these vintage pin wheels }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ Using this tiny, blue unicorn as a ring holder }

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{ Pixy at the park }

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{ Sunday’s mocktail: 1/2 grapefruit squeezed over Perrier & ice. Add a sprinkle of chia seeds, a little Stevia, & lemon…cheers! }

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{ Ok, so quick story: my friend, Erica & I always say WWOD to each other when we’re in a pinch for fashion. What’s it mean? Well, obviously: ‘What Would Olsen’s Do.’ You know, like MK & Ashley Olsen. So a typical convo would be “should I wear these houndstooth jacket with these snakeskin boots?” & she’ll say “WWOD.” Are we weird? LOL. Anyway, on my birthday she gave me the sweetest, most special gift: she handmade this embroidered cloth with our little saying. It currently hangs in the closet next to vintage Barbie. It’s so cute, right?! }

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{ A lil Monday ‘mocktail’ }

Lately I’ve been allllllllll about ‘mocktails.’

Mocktails look like a cocktail, kinda taste like a cocktail, & require a little garnish like a cocktail…

…but they have no alcohol…that’s right: zero, zilch, zip, nada, nothing. Hence why they’re called “MOCK-tails.”

Get it?

Clever, right…( but kinda not really ).

This skinny mocktail contained: two big splashes of guava kombucha ( but use whatever flavor your little heart desires ), one cup of sparkling water, one tablespoon of chia seeds, & tons of Meyer lemon over ice. Garnish with a lemon slice ( if you guys are interested in more of my mocktail recipes, let me know below— I have a bunch! ).

Ever since I came back from our Palm Springs getaway, I’ve felt a strong need to clean out my system.

I like to check myself before I wreck myself & practice super strict discipline every once in a while.

So basically this month there will be no frisky cocktails nights or vino girl nights.

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{ Lately: over perfectly curled hair, I’m all about the bed head/air dried look }

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{ Summer reusable ice cubes…& hey, they don’t dilute wine— genius, right?! }

And honestly with no alc, I feel amazing! I’ve lost some weight, my skin is clearer, & I literally hop out of bed like Jack in the Box.

Even though I love a little wine every now & then, cleaning out my bod a couple of times a year is a good reset.

Ya know?

Anyway, this month I’ll be staying in a lot & doing some major reading. Some of the books on my list: anything Bret Eastern Ellis, The Goldfinch, The Book Thief, & Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Story.

Does anyone else have any amazing, must-reads?? Please share— I literally LOVE book recommendations! ( I’m specifically a huge fan of non-fiction & autobiographies- #TSCbookclub ).

Happy Monday! x.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.
{ I cannot tell you guys how obsessed I am with acrylic storage…the obsession is beyond scary …they’re just so perfect for organization! }

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{ Pixy’s endless summer }

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