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Behind The Scenes Of Nasty Gal’s Headquarters

Nasty Gal x The Skinny Confidential.

Nasty Gal x The Skinny Confidential.

Obviously the creator of the Nasty Gal empire, Sophia Amoruso, is a HUGE inspiration to woman entrepreneurs everywhere.

Not only has she created a badass brand, but also a full blown MOVEMENT with her online shopping platform, book, clothing line, & now LA storefront ( I wrote more about how she’s inspired me here ).

So when Nasty Gal invited me to come tour their headquarters?? I was soooo, like so, so excited. When I arrived at NG I met with Devan & Krista, who took me on the most insane tour.

And, uh basically the office rocks.

NBD, it has an in-house design team, rad decor, a yoga room, & so many amazing clothes/shoes. Any office with a fitness studio is insane in my book. Plus they allow dogs at work.

Uhhhhh-mazing.

After Devan & Krista shared their workspace, I knew I HAD TO SHARE IT WITH YOU GUYS, so here ya go— meet Devan Pucci who does Nasty Gal’s public relations:

|| Ok, so after having a tour of NG HQ, I’m smitten. Tell us all about working at one of the fastest growing companies in the US. ||

Devan Pucci, Nasty Gal PR: It’s a blast because so many inspiring projects are always in the works. We recently moved into our beautiful new offices that span about 50,000 square feet & we’re now located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. From Nasty Gal’s physical growth to our online product expansion, it’s clear that there’s a lot to look forward to over the next few years & beyond!

|| Benefits of working at NG? ||

DP: Working at Nasty Gal is awesome. The dress code, as you may imagine, is very Nasty Gal and allows employees to express their own unique style. It makes getting ready for work fun! Dogs are allowed; you’ll see them all over the offices and hiding under couches. We have fun get togethers for the staff, which include Beer & Wine Friday’s, trivia games ( with prizes, of course ), in-office manicures, & chair massages. Recently we’ve been watching the World Cup together over some beers.

|| Can you expand on how your CEO & Founder, Sophia Amoruso has evolved over the past couple years? ||

DP: She’s gone from dumpster diving to CEO of the coolest company in the world andddd wrote a book called #GIRLBOSS which landed her on the New York Times bestseller list! Hard work pays off:

Nasty Gal x The Skinny Confidential.

Nasty Gal x The Skinny Confidential.

|| Describe a day in the life at NG? ||

DP: Working in PR means I am constantly communicating &executing. I spend my days supporting the team. Whether it’s running around the office prepping for photo shoots, steaming clothes for celebrity fittings, tracking press clips, drafting pitches, or checking in and facilitating sample requests for editors and stylists, no day is ever the same— or mundane!

There’s a strong sense of energy here with people coming from so many different places and backgrounds that they all bring something unique to the table. I love having meetings with my co-workers because their ideas are always so inspiring and they challenge me to do better!

|| Favorite healthy snacks to bring to the office? ||

DP: Coconut water + chia seeds, fruit, raw almonds, carrots, hard-boiled eggs, &/or whole-wheat flaxseed crackers.

Nasty Gal x The Skinny Confidential.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

|| Tell us about the yoga room at NG ( I mean!!! ) ||

DP: Our office has a fully functioning fitness room with beautiful hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling mirrors. It’s the perfect place to unwind and relax after a day of work. Yoga, Pop Physique, Hip-Hop, and other fitness classes are available throughout the week and are free to employees! It is kickass because it is so conveniently located & gives everyone the ability to work on their fitness and health.

|| Favorite holiday Nasty Gal looks? ||

DP: I’m loving these for the holidays:

1.} No words needed. Score the best vintage Chanel right now on Nasty Gal.

2.} The perfect pop of color while staying glamorous and warm this winter.

3.} A go to holiday party skirt, throw on a black crop top and platforms and you’re ready to party.

4.} Wear this gold top with black leather jeans for a sexy dinner look.

5.} This leather jacket actually feels like butter.

|| Talk to me about why NG is so successful? ||

DP: Nasty Gal is so successful because it is more than just an online shopping site—it’s style, culture, & attitude all wrapped into one. It’s rare that people can say they both love wearing and working for a brand. We’re authentic and our customers trust us— the Nasty Gal’s are our ride or die’s.

+ To follow Nasty Gal on Instagram, click here || to follow Devan, click here.

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Rocking Hottie Fitness Wear for 2014

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness for 2014.

1.} Sunnies like these mirrored lens aviators are perf for hiking, running, &/or running errands.

2.} I’m literally IN LOVE with this lace yoga tee. Anything brand that mixes fashion x fitness rocks my world.

3.} This Forever21 numba kills me. I would throw this on before or after a workout. Love.

4.} I’ve been trying to keep my water BPA-free & Lifefactory water bottles have been a real lifesaver.

5.} Boxing is always fun. ESP if you’re pissed at your BF. But naturally, I’ll need cute, pretty gloves. Duh.

6.} This sky blue yoga mat is right up my alley. It’s understated & chic.

7.} I’m always looking for a workout bag that isn’t overly douche-y ( <—- is that a word? If not, it should be ). This quilted tote is gorgeous & won’t break the bank. I just bought it & I’m obsessed x a mil.

8.} This Free People sport bra needs to get in my closet. Like, ASAP.

9.} I just got this wool, AMAZING hat at Target; people have stopped me to ask where the hell it’s from. And nothing beats Target. Oh, P.S. it’s from the Target men’s department—! Die.

10.} Just my favorite leggings…ever. I live & die in these.

What’s on your 2014 fitness wear list? SPILL.

Mini DeLites

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Phewwww.

Is it over yet?

( It= the holidays ).

I kid, I kid.

But really.

I’m whipped the F out!

Thankfully in the new year I’m looking forward to execution, healthy living, & more yoga.

Because I def need yoga to prepare for the next holiday season.

LMFAO.

So NYE.

This NYE I’m not so much as looking forward to a night of dress up, midnight kissing, & glitter, as I am for a fresh year in general.

It’s weird to be able to sort of clean the slate & kind of start over, isn’t it?

What are your resolutions? Spill.

Cheers!

x L

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Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness.{ A housewarming gift made by my friend, Carly }

Step the F Out of Your Comfort Zone

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Not to get too cheese, but…

Don’t get too comfy.

If you get too comfortable in a relationship, the passion will dwindle.

If you get too comfortable on the couch, you’ll turn in to a fat, lazy turd.

If you get too comfortable in a shitty job, you’ll be F-ing miserable.

And whelp, if you get too comfy in general, you’re not living up to your full potential.

So. Step out of your comfort zone more often.

I’m not talking about hanging out with people who you don’t want to be around or going on a date with someone who’s not so not your type.

Those are ‘thanks but no thanks situations’ ( more on the power of no here ).

Anyway, all I’m saying is this:

Adding a little romance to a relationship never hurt anyone- do something different every so often. Maybe plan a couple’s massage or practice hot yoga by candlelight together.

If you run everyday of the week because you hate lifting weights, then start mixing Pilates to your workout routine. That way it shocks body so it doesn’t plateau. I recently did this with incorporating running into my workout & it’s been a game changer.

Exploring other job options by spending a weekend focusing on changing a negative work environment is much better than sitting on your ass complaining about it.

Routine is boring.

Routine is regressive.

As Henri de Lubac said: “habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.”

So. Don’t get too comfy on the couch. Start venturing outside of your comfort zone— & see what happens ; ).

xx.L

Fitness Instructor, Brooke Tigh Shares All Her Amazing Tips

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks fitness tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks fitness tips and tricks for weight loss.

Brooke Tigh had me at bunghole.

No really. I went to take her Studio Barre class & she had me laughing while I was in a happy baby ( AKA ‘spread eagle’ ) pose. She was just checking to make sure ‘our bungholes were facing the mirror.’ HA!

I was hooked to her sense of humor + her amazing class. Every Friday at noon you can find me tucking away with Brooke. She’s a real gem. Read on, lovaz. You’ll fall in love with her too!

+ Tell us about yourself.

Brooke Tigh: I’m graceful, strong, and coordinated-yet still somehow very accident prone.

I’m energetic, confident and silly-but when it’s time to wind down, I’ve been known to turn into a “womouch” ( part woman, part couch ). Even though I love to joke around, I CAN be serious and focused. It’s all about balance.

Teaching fitness and living a healthy, active lifestyle is my passion! A perfect day consists of: Studio Barre, yoga, lunch with friends ( & adult beverages ), massage, nap, dog park w/ my pup, more adult beverages, delicious dinner, dance party ( duh ), a nice sleep in my glorious cal king ‘cloud bed!’

+ Why is Studio Barre amazing?

BT: Studio Barre is so fantabulous ( yes that’s a word- cause I said so! ) because not only is it a kick ass workout that will literally change the shape of your body for the better…but it’s a place to come and be surrounded by glorious people & great energy. There’s something magical that happens when you walk into the doors of Studio Barre; you smile, you laugh, you bond with all the other ( mostly women ) ‘tucker’s.’ Everybody is so supportive of one another, there’s no cattiness or bitchy-ness like other boutique style studios sometimes have.

+ Favie Studio Barre move?

BT: Why, the ‘tuck’ of course! What is a ‘tuck’, you ask? It’s simple. Just squeeze your bootie & pull your belly button in to your spine. It’s like a little air hump. It tightens everything from your ass all the way up & goes through your entire core. It lengthens your low back, while strengthening your belly muscles. As we say, “keep calm and tuck on!”

I’m also a big fan of our ‘cardio snack’, which happens about halfway into class, gets your heart pumping, & helps you find your last push of energy to take it to the end of class.

+ Quick skinny tips?

BT: To slim down, cut out booze, refined sugar, & carbs. I know, it sounds freaking terrible. But you will see a change in like a week, I swear! Try & do this for two full weeks to see the most difference. Or if you can’t tone it, tan it! Get a spray tan & you may possibly look five pounds lighter!

Put on those stilettos, girl. The higher the better for long, lean, luxurious legs!!! Also, invest in Spanx. You will be amazed!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks fitness tips and tricks for weight loss.

+ Weekly workout schedule?

BT: Right now, I’m on the books to teach three yoga classes & nine Studio Barre classes a week…& I usually sub a few classes on top of that.

Since my voice is pretty much the only thing that gets a workout while teaching, I like to kick my own ass in these ways:

- At least three Studio Barre classes…

- At least three yoga classes…

BT: I’m the worst at cardio! It has to be disguised for me in classes like Zumba, Cardio Dance, & Step. I usually go to Frog’s Gym in Encinitas. Also, I have a Labradoodle named Piper who has tons of energy, so lots of walks with her count as part of my routine!

+ Favorite go-to healthy food?

BT: I try to always have a Larabar with me…cashew cookie and peanut butter cookie are my faves. An organic banana with some crunchy, unsalted almond butter & organic, raw trail mix= life saver!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks fitness tips and tricks for weight loss.

+ Cocktail of choice?

BT: Kettle One vodka & water ( not soda water ) with three lemon slices. Delicious & refreshing!

+ Motivation to stay in shape?

BT: I’ve always been active through dance, sports, & working out. I’m motivated by the simple fact that I know for sure that I’m going to feel better afterwards. If that’s not enough, living in San Diego & embracing the beach lifestyle requires a shorts, tank top, & a bikini ready body during all seasons!

+ World’s best beauty product?

BT: My Clarisonic Sonic skin cleansing brush & facial dermaplane treatments. This magical combo makes your skin super über soft, so that all your products go on fabulously!

+ Natural beauty remedy that you do?

- Lots of naps, sex, and wine!

- If you’re rested, you’re not cranky- & that’s beautiful!

- If you have a lot of sex-you have that glow ( it’s scientifically proven, people! )…& that’s beautiful!

- If you drink enough wine, not only are you getting those powerful antioxidants, you’re not stressed out…& that’s beautiful!

+ Quick, easy recipe?

“Beanwah” ( beans+quinoa )

1 cup tri color quinoa

2 cups low sodium vegetable stock

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon red or yellow curry sauce ( or any yummy flavorful sauce you have )

1 big handful of raw kale ( they sell it in bags all cut and trimmed, way easier than buying the whole stalk & doing it yourself )

Organic black beans ( canned & whole is fine-I get mine at Trader Joe’s )

+ Directions: Put all ingredients except for beans in a rice cooker. Be sure to rinse your quinoa, it has a bitter outer shell that’s no bueno. Once cooked, fluff rice cooker stuff w/ a fork. Heat beans ( nuke ‘em in the micro! ). Mix together, salt and pepper to taste, and WALA! BEANWAH!

* Sauteed tempeh or tofu is a good add-on, or some freshly steamed veggies too!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks fitness tips and tricks for weight loss.

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