How To Dress After One Too Many Tacos

July 21, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Wedding season is HERE.

I mean can’t you tell? I feel like love is in the air. The weather is ideal, flowers are in bloom, & the birds are chirping extra loud.

Perfect for weddings.

Speaking of weddings, Saturday night we attended a beautiful one & I was very much ready for a good navy moment. Everything was set & ready: red lipstick, pumps, boob tape, chokers, ETC.

HOWEVER, the night before we had a little late night ‘mishap.’ AKA we went to Oscar’s Tacos & ordered the entire menu. But actually, the entire menu. Grilled shrimp tacos, skirt steak tacos, beans, rice, quesadilla, just everything really. Let’s just say the margaritas made us do it?

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Anyway I woke up feeling very, VERY bloated.

Not cute. In dire need of a collagen mask, my ice roller, & shapewear.

The collagen mask I’ve been living for is INSANE the morning after one too many. & mixed with my hangover elixir? Ideal. The thickness is my favorite. And even though it says to leave it on 20 minutes, I don’t listen. Usually a good hour & half does the trick.

You already know about my daily obsession with ice rolling. If you don’t own an ice roller, you’re really missing out.

And lastly, the real lifesaver: shapewear.

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Shapewear was needed after my shrimp taco, bean, and rice late night. First off all it immediately takes 5 pounds away. It’s strange. Then it kind of plumps up the ass, which is a major plus. The boob area is taken of care so you can SANS bra. It’s basically a built in bra. Lastly it gives the body an amazing shape. I feel super confident the second I put it on…even after 50 lbs. of quesadillas.

The kind I like is by Maidenform. I prefer it in black & definitely like the black smooth firm control slip ( it’s kind of like a slip that really holds everything in ). Every girl needs one good piece of shapewear. Especially for weddings. You can’t go wrong with something holding everything in, you know?

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Yes, thank God because in the end the collagen mask, ice roller, & shapewear helped my navy moment come together.

& not going to lie, I could go for an Oscar’s shrimp taco now. They never get old.

Off to read!! Loving Holly Madison’s latest book, it’s super juicy. Hope you’re having a relaxing night.

– lauryn x

+ this post is in collaboration with Maidenform. As always all opinions are my own.

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Sassy Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Roundup

July 20, 2016
by
LAURYN

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As you guys know, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is just really the shit.

Not sponsored, just obsessed.

There are so many INSANE items on sale, it’s really just hard to choose. Since I’ve been a full on psycho shopping the sale, it’s only fitting to share a few favorites with YOU.

So let’s get right into it, shall we? YES PLZ:

 ONE: Classic Black Trench Coat

How Kim K is this classic black trench coat showcased above? Kim wears this style trench coat all the time; it’s really just SO chic. This trench is perfect for fall & winter, plus you can dress it up or dress it down. It works well over a pair of skinny jeans & a lightweight tank…or even a little sexy dress. This trench is super versatile overall.

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TWO: Black Thigh Boots

Every girl NEEDS ( NO NEEDS THOUGH ) a pair of sky high thigh boots. These classic black, extra feisty over the knee boots will be a staple in your closet. They never go out of style, you know. Don’t you just love the lace up on the back of the thigh too? SO HOT. Plus, um— they’re under $100 bucks!

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THREE: Perfect Jeans

An ideal time to stock up on jeans is during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. You can pretty much wear any style of jeans year round, so why would you ever pay full price?! Stock up while all of the jeans are discounted & you’re good for the year. These skinnies are super soft with the most flattering pockets on the back. PLUS, they’re only 44 bucks! Steal.

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FOUR: Bobbi Brown Hydration Set

GUYS. THIS HYDRATION SET. The set includes Bobbi’s Hydrating Eye Cream, Intensive Skin Supplement, & Hydrating Face Cream. It’s designed to reduce fine lines, plump up skin to create a dewey, glowing skin tone, AND it’s anti-aging. YUM. Basically everything you need for perfect skin, AND it’s under $100.

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FIVE: A Chic Leather Backpack

Whether or not you’re in school, you need a chic backpack. This one is $30 bucks. But really this backpack is great for concerts, beach days, bar crawls, the works.

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SIX: Badass Leggings

Basic, blah, leggings are sort of a yawn. Spice it up with these leggings that have a bit of edge & added flair. They’re still black so you can totally throw them on with any top to run errands, but you’ll definitely look like you put more effort into it than just the typical plain black workout wear.

ALSO there’s only a few more days left before the Nordstrom Sale opens up to everyone. So if you are part of EARLY ACCESS make sure you shop now! It will be kind of difficult to get things in your size when more people start shopping…trust me, it’s happened to me A LOT.

Who grabbed my favorite white sneakers? Rocking them now actually.

Happy hunting!

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Building A Brand, Business, & Platform

by
LAURYN

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Today we’re kind of getting aggressive, business-wise.

Recently we were invited on Mike Cernovich’s Podcast ( who also happens to be one of my favorite podcasters ) to talk biz. Specifically: building a brand, business, & platform online.

Bit of a background on Cernovich so you can understand why Michael & I were VERY excited to go on the show. Firstly, Mike Cernovich is the author of Gorilla Mindset, which happens to be one of Michael’s favorite books ( you know this though if you’re in the monthly book club! ). It’s a book that has helped millions of people change how they think and feel through his mindset techniques. His podcast is the most-popular mindset podcast in the world. His writing has been covered in the Washington Post, MSNBC, and many other outlets. He runs a popular website called Danger And Play too.

His podcast just MOTIVATES THE HELL OUT OF ME. It’s one of those podcasts where you just run on the treadmill, dripping sweat, listening & learning while he talks. Mike calls it how it is. No bullshit. A real dose of reality if you know what I mean.

For some reason, people may assume his podcast is for men.

Well, I beg to differ because I like the aggressive, in your face realities he podcasts about.

It makes me want to hustle & stay on brand & just kick ass.

Anyway, when we found out we were going on his podcast, we definitely did a little champagne cheers.

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The episode ended up being all about the realities of running a business. The truths, pulling the curtain off of the Wizard of OZ & seeing what’s really there. Mike works 7 days a week on his craft. To be a master, you do what you gotta do.

I agree with Mike there. I’m always trying to do the work, that builds habit & persistence which in my opinion, eventually builds success.

This interview with Mike is raw, to-the-point & contains no fake BS. All realities.

If you like it, PLEASE LET ME KNOW because then I will do more blog posts on the truths/BTS of building a brand, business, & platform. WARNING: will not be sugar coated.

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Oh, & get excited because Cernovich will be coming on our podcast in late August. Questions for him? Got ya covered, just leave them below.

If you’re interested in listening to the episode, you can subscribe to Mike Cernovich Podcast & listen here. Android users can listen on SoundCloud.

All of you entrepreneurs will love it!

OTHER PODCAST NEWS: latest episode of TSC HIM & HER Podcast is LIVE. We spoke with a celebrity trainer & wellness guru, Seth Browning. He’s also the badass trainer who whipped Scheana Marie from Vanderpump Rules into AMAZING SHAPE. Some topics discussed? Carb cycling, mental toughness, & a break down of our daily routines, step by step. OH! & I share a 20% off discount code for TSC Meal Plan on the podcast ; ). Fun, right.

Happy listening guys!

– lauryn

+ another post on podcasting here.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Pick: My FAVORITE White Sneakers

July 16, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Eeek!

Another day, another discount.

Do you remember my ideal Valentine’s Day dress & shoes? I wore a very floral, feminine dress to spend Valentine’s Day with Michael & paired it with a pair of white tennis shoes. Well…get excited because those same shoes are now ON SALE!

Why everyone needs these white sneakers !!

They’re cute.

Chic x 9387420308. You can wear them with a dress, with leggings while running errands, or a pair of jeans & a flannel to meet up with friends.

TWO: They’re SO comfortable.

Expect GREAT arch support, no blisters, & just all around happy feet.

Price.

A pair of super cute sneakers like this can run you upwards of $100. These babies are $59 bucks! Definitely worth grabbing, especially since they’ll last a long time & end up being a staple in your wardrobe.

For more of my favorite sale, shop all of the Nordstrom Anniversary ( EARLY ACCESS ) shoes HERE.

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