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NEW YEAR’S EVE VIBEZ ( Warning: No Glitter Avail )

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I gotta be honest, I’m fucking over glitter for New Year’s Eve.

Sorry, but blah, blah, blah.

I’ve kind of been over it for a while— because remember last year’s gold lame look? And this year, I’m even more over it. I don’t know why. I think because it’s too expected & too cliché. If a holiday expects something of me, I typically do the opposite ( REBEL ).

Let’s just say you’ll never catch me with red, white, & blue nails on the 4th of July.

YAWN.

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Anyway, this year I’m not 100% sure what I’m wearing just YET. For some reason I’m feeling color…or maybe I’m feeling onesie pajamas in bed. Who knows?

BUT.

If YOU are going out: DON’T BE LIKE THE REST OF THEM, DARLING!

You can still join in on the New Year’s Eve Vibez,just in a unique, non basic way.

Sex it up: wear a high ponytail, add a dark berry lip, AND/OR rock a maxi skirt…instead of a mini.

Every girl in the world will most likely be in a short-ass sequined dress. And while that’s cute, it’s kind of boring.

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SOOO here’s a look I’m feeling for NYE: a flash of side boob ( by the way can you tell it was cold out here? A little nipply, perhaps? Forgot my Nippies, HA ), some gold lamé ( it’s so good right now I can’t stop ), maybe a leotard, & some FLAT BOOTS.

None of that sky-high, Spice Girls shit this year.

Flat boots give off the effortlessly chic look, ya know?

To be honest, if I could do this whole look over again, I’d add a HIGH ponytail. Just because it’s different. Showing off those cheekbones screams 2016!!!

Ha.

As you can tell I’m in a mood today but I just want to tell you guys to ROCK IT for New Year’s. Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing.

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Andddddd…in other news, I’m on the fence this year: go out OR lay in bed? Freaking serious decisions.

I’m kind of feeling not drinking for the whole full month of January. That’s basic & cliché BUT I feel like I need a good clean out. Who wants to do it with me?

Maybe we can make it a thing? Is anyone into this?

Ok, I’m off to read my latest: Unsinkable: A Memoir by the great Debbie Reynolds. It’s so juicy. Can you believe her husband left her for Elizabeth Taylor? DICK!

Talk tomorrow, lauryn x

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COLD WEATHER CLOTHES ARE JUST WAY CUTER.

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It’s like Christmas in life when San Diego is cold.

Really though, I SOAK it in.

Every second of the coldness is just really heavenly.

Usually it starts to get chilly mid-November so the other day my girlfriend & I decided to wake up early-ish to reap the benefits of the colder time of year.

We hiked on Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach & caught up over a cup of cold brew coffee. It was breathtakingly beautiful. Also, the chilly-ish weather was such a difference from San Diego’s typically warmer weather.

( When you guys make a trip to SD, you have to go hike Sunset Cliffs, it won’t disappoint! ).

Anyway, if we’re being real, one of the main reasons I love colder weather is because of the clothes! YES the clothes. Cold weather clothes are just so damn chic, & to be honest, I’m a bit bored with tees, hole-y jeans, & tank tops. Been there, done that SD. So obviously any chance I get to wear something warm, I’m very much into it.

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For our chilly hike I wore some black leggings, a workout Heather grey turtleneck, big sunglasses ( because I was up late the night before, whoops ), & a personalized jacket.

That’s right, my very own personalized jacket.

Basically there’s this new feature on the Eddie Bauer website that’s right up any woman’s alley. You get to literally pick out your jacket’s colors, features, prints…you even get to choose zipper colors. It’s technical in all the right way, guys. & pretty much, I had a ball designing my own jacket.

For my jacket’s details: I decided on camo accents for fun. Then I made the middle black because it flatters the waist. I decided on white for the sides because again, it flatters the waistline. Then I picked my colors for the zipper, logo, & back.

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Lastly, & my favorite touch: personalization.

THAT’S RIGHT.

You can add a word or two inside the jacket. I wrote BOSSTICK. Because when I get married ( one of these days if I start planning? LOL ), that will be my new last name.

So look at me in my BOSSTICK personalized jacket. Fun, right?

Anyway, I’ll be rocking this jacket whenever the weather allows.

Does anyone else actually enjoy cold weather?

x lauryn

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The MOST AMAZING Shower Trick For More Energy

The Skinny Confidential talks showers.

Ok so I am not like one of those people that zings out of bed with a huge smile on my face, you know.

In fact I actually prefer not to talk in the morning.

No joke though I like to light some candles, put on smooth jazz, make the bed, & drink my detox drink ( recipe coming soon ). It’s how I start every single morning…since well, forever. CALMLY. GOOD ENERGY. I’m a delicate morning buttterfly.

WELL when I moved in with my fiancé I discovered a little something, something about men: they’re loud as F.

I don’t even know if loud is the way to describe it? It’s more like HEAVY? HEAVY ENERGY? Lumbering maybe?

For instance is it absolutely necessary to wake up, stomp ( LIKE STOMPPPP, STOMP ) around, turn on the coffee machine like a savage wildebeest, play rap ( LITERALLY RAP? I MEAN IT’S 8 AM. PLEASE, ARE YOU KIDDING ME ), & put on boots that sound like 400 hundred pounds against tile? But seriously must you watch Fat Jew Instagram videos at 7:00 am?

Men’s energy, man. It’s heavy, huh?

SO.

Let’s talk about my shower trick.

I first picked up this easy, quick, FREE ( well I guess water isn’t free, but you get it ) trick. IT’S A SHOWER TRICK.

Immediately upon waking up I have started to make it a habit to shower.

Before you’re like ‘duh, uh that’s nothing new.’ WAIT.

I know this isn’t groundbreaking information buttttttt I have this little 90 second trick that I want to share ( side note: whenever I have a trick I can’t not share it with you guys, if I have a trick my brain naturally thinks “ohhhh should I share this on TSC?” ).

Here’s what I read a few months ago & it really changed my mornings: “You’ll spend about 4,000 hours of your adult life showering — possibly more time than you spend reading, exercising or watching TV — but chances are, you’ve been doing it wrong.

If you take a morning shower, you probably think it energizes you for the day, but it can actually have the opposite effect.

In fact, a hot shower or bath is what many doctors recommend for people who have trouble falling asleep — to help them fall asleep. The reason: Emerging from a hot shower into cooler air brings a sudden decrease in body temperature, leading to a tranquil state of mind. This is helpful when you’re looking to fall asleep but not what you need before you start your day.

If your goal is to wake up in your morning shower, then you need to make a 90-second tweak.”

YESSSSS. IS THIS RIGHT OR IS THIS RIGHT?

Ok, so here’s what else the article said: “The secret lies in the contrast. Here’s how to do it:

Once you’ve finished your normal cleaning ritual, crank the nozzle as cold ( BRRRRRR ) as it goes, and stand under the water for about 30 seconds. Feel free to gasp or scream if it helps ( some say it does ).

After 30 seconds, turn the water up as hot as you can stand for another 30 seconds. This opens up the capillaries, increases blood flow and provides an all-around sense of stimulation.

Finally, cap it off with one more cycle of icy cold. Always end on cold.

You might be asking, “Why would I put myself through such discomfort first thing in the morning?” Because it works.

Hot and cold hydrotherapy has been used for thousands of years. In Finland, the sauna isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. The country is home to 2 million saunas ( for a population of 5 million ) with 99 percent of Finns enjoying the stress-relieving benefits of the sauna at least once a week.”

This little tippity-tip is also known to reduce stress, build the immune system, improve blood circulation, burn fat, & aid depression. More in depth information here.

SO.

Please don’t make fun of me. Here’s why: this trick has really worked for me. I’ve used it for the past 4 months AND GUYS IT WORKS, SWEAR. 100% real deal.

By the way, Victoria Beckem does this every morning too ; ).

Ok that’s all.

What helps you wake up in the mornings? ANYTHING HELPS.

Happy Wednesday, x

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Come Party With Me, K?

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

WHAT IS MY FAVORITE THING IN THE WORLD?

Blowouts, der.

I love my blowouts like I love Farmer’s Market white tulips, chilled cocktails, & Meyer lemons.

HI, HEY UHHH HUGE BLOWOUT advocate over here.

I’m obsessed because I can get my work done ( the wifi is always so damn quick ) & get my hair done. Like at the same time.

You walk in feeling like Sloth from The Goonies & walk out feeling like Gisele, straight off the runway.

AND to get an hour of uninterrupted computer work done is huge for me.

MULTI-TASKING!

Anyway, why we are here today:

THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL IS HOSTING FOUR EVENTS WITH PALM BREEZE AT BLO BLOW DRY BAR!

The first event in San Diego is this Friday, May 8th from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Basically it will be all things girly ( sorry boys ). Think: free blowouts, TSC-approved cocktails ( we’ll get to that ), tropical music, summertime catering, AND I get to meet some of you guys!!

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First things first, cocktail menu.

These drinks are made & tested ( this past weekend, to be specific ) by yours truly.

I am obviously very specific about the ingredients so I created cocktails with a lot of fruits, herbs, & Palm Breeze for a full blown party in your mouth:

♡ The Bikini Breeze:

Real grapefruit juice
Palm Breeze
A drizzle ( …or 3/4 ) of champagne
Garnished with fresh mint

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♡ Pink PalmTini:

3 splashes of pomegranate juice
Palm Breeze
Splash of sparkling water
Garnished with pomegranate seeds

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Each event will be catered to fit the summertime vibe so think healthy, delicious, & colorful bites!

The playlist? Got ya covered. We’ll be playing all my favorites from these TSC Spotify Playlists:

THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL Tropical Vibes Playlist
THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL Teeny Weeny Bikini Playlist

Fun, right?!

The other 3 events will be held in Washington D.C. on May 11th, Dallas on May 28th, & Austin on May 29th ( click each city to R.S.V.P.). So come hang— more details to come!

If you’re planning on coming to get a free blowout & say hi, make sure you RSVP.

Can’t wait to meet some of you!

Cheers, lauryn xx

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.

The Skinny Confidential x Palm Breeze.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Palm Breeze. The opinions and text are all mine.

Date Night Get-Up

The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.

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Lately I’ve been allllll about contrasting prints.

Think: leopard on stripes, palm prints on bright blues, or florals on gold. So it’s no surprise that I loved this sequin on stripes look for last week’s sushi date night.

I paired it with white heels ( weird, me in white shoes? lol ), oversized sunglasses, & a little light blue clutch.

The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.

The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.

The sequin skirt is from Mindy Mae Market ( p.s. they’re offering 20% off, for a week with the code skinny20 ) was a hit because it hangs to the perfect spot on the leg. Sometimes skirts will hit the wrong spot of the leg AKA an unflattering area ( which doesn’t do anyone any favors ). This skirt fell to my ankles & made me look taller/longer/leaner and paired with a high shoe, I felt like Gisele.

Well not really Gisele.

But you know, you get my drift. I just felt taller.

What I loved about the striped top is that it was a crop, but not a crop so when I tucked it into the skirt I didn’t get that muffin top look. Does that make sense? Basically there was no extra fabric.

The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.

Anyway, the date night…We went to Sugarfish in LA which seriously, honest to God has the best damn sushi ever. If you ever go, get the ‘Trust Me.’ The chef will just automatically send you out tuna, sashimi, edamames, & to-die-for rolls. The fish is fresh, the rice is warm ( like melt in your mouth kind of warm ), & the saki is delicious. We LOVE it. Totally craving it, every second of every day.

Ok, I’m off- happy Tuesday! Talk soon, Lauryn

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