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HOW TO HAVE THE MOST PRODUCTIVE, BADASS DAY EVER

August 1, 2017
by
LAURYN

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First things first, can we discuss this outfit? I found this oversized tee ( similar ) in the festival section at ASOS. They have the best festival section right now- especially if you’re looking for huge tee shirts like this. Lately I like pairing these big ( BIG ) tees with black bike shorts. I feel like you can’t really tell that you’re working with the mysterious bike shorts. ASOS has a bunch of different big tees to choose from. You can go the white feminine route like I did or opt for a more festive pop of neon ( trust me, stalk their festival looks ).

Make sure to pair it with cute white sneakers. I’m telling you this makes all the difference. I got these on ASOS too. AND these oversized gold hoops completed the whole look. My style is simple with a twist but always evolving- I love trying new, cool looks out but not going too trendy ( if that makes sense? ).

Here’s the reason I like ASOS for festival: it’s a one stop shop. You know I’m efficient guys. When I shop on ASOS I can get my oversized tee, sneakers, hoops, & even lashes in one spot. The checkout is quick & not a pain. I’ve been shopping on ASOS since forever & you can never go wrong. The prices are affordable, they have everything from neons to fringe to prints, & their clothes are always on trend.

Basically everything is in one place- YOU WILL LOVE.

ASOS IS EFFICIENT, STYLISH, & PRODUCTIVE ( seriously though, who has time to shop at 6 different online stores, I prefer one! ). Ok, happy stalking.

Now let’s talk about PRODUCTIVITY in general.

 

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A question I get asked a lot via DM’s on Insta is: how can I be more productive?

I certainly do not know all the answers- however, I’m always happy to share what’s worked well for me. I love to share. I do! I do! As long as it provides you guys with some kind of value though.

These are a couple of easy, quick tips anyone can implement. AND BOY OH BOY DO THEY HELP ME WITH PRODUCTIVITY.

…BECAUSE really, let’s face it: time is money.

Ok well, I guess I should quickly get started then? Here is how to have an EXTRAORDINARY DAY, WEEK, MONTH:

GOOGLE CALENDAR THAT SHIT.

But keep it cute. Cute & color-coded always wins in my book. From the second I wake up to the second I go to bed, my day is calendared in the most colorful way. In fact, it’s like a rainbow with a lot of different shades of pink mixed in. It’s real pretty.

 

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GOOGLE CALENDAR THAT SHIT, RANDOM DAY IN THE LIFE:

7:30 AM-ISH: wake up & meditate for AT LEAST 5 minutes ( been priming like Tony Robbins lately )

7:50 AM: breakfast, shower, clean house, eat some eggs with avocado

8:45 AM: drive to workout, while listening to podcasts

9:15 – 10:30 AM: workout

10:30 – 11 AM: conference call & grab a protein smoothie ( sometimes I run into cryotheraphy– I LOVE IT, it’s like crack cocaine but natural, gets your lymph system going! )

11 – 11:30 AM: drive to office, while listening to podcasts

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: emails & social media

12:30 – 1:30 PM: meet with Westin over lunch to go over TSC strategy/growth

1:30 – 2:30 PM: meet with accountant

2:30 – 2:45 PM: social media

3:00 – 4:00 PM: write blog post

4:00 – 5:00 PM: more emails, go over tomorrow’s shoot, approve photos/collages/graphics, plan giveaway, go over newsletter with team, go over future TSC ideas, podcast prep, etc.

5:00 – 5:30 PM: more social media

5:30 – 6:00 PM: drive home- take a conference call in car

6:00 – 7:00 PM: dinner

7:00 – 8 PM: add photos to post, edit post, emails

8 – 9 PM: read in bed, a little skincare routine/brush my teeth

9:00 PM: plan next day

10:00 PM: in bed, social media check…sometimes watch RHO_____

11:00 pm-ISHHHH: sleep ( hopefully ) or read

This is just one day because every day for me is different. Days change all the time so it’s hard to give you one set day. You do you do here, just make sure you calendar down to the minutes, you know? It will drastically change your productivity levels.

TIP: calendar your days the night before. I sit in bed at like 10 PM-ish & plan out the next day to the second.

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TO DO LIST FIRST THING WHEN YOU WAKE UP:

A billionaire once said ( I can’t remember which one, LOL- perhaps it was T.Boone Pickens? HA ): make a list of 7 priorities you want to get done for the day in the morning. Don’t move to anything else that’s overwhelming ( work-wise ) until those 7 things are done. I’ve done this everyday of my life since I heard this- it works wonders. WONDERS.

AS LONG as I lay my head on the pillow & think of a few ways I built The Skinny Confidential for the day- I’m good. I love progress- even if it’s slow & steady progress. Chip away EVERYDAY. Go with strategic intention. It’s not what you do in the short-term, it’s what you do everyday that determines success, you know? Daily habits are key!

THE POWER OF NO:

I did a post on this years ago & it’s still something I practice regularly. Saying no is powerful. It frees up time.

Lunch in the middle of the day typically doesn’t work for me.

Late dinners are hard because I have to be fresh for the morning time, especially if I’m shooting content for work.

I’m not one to take a business meeting or conf call early in the morning too. I like to wake up & take calls/meetings from 10 am on.

NO, NO, NO, NO! Say no if it doesn’t work for you. Don’t be afraid of no.

I BEG YOU TO READ THIS POST– it’s one of my favorites.

TIME BLOCK:

You know all about time-blocking from this post.

If you haven’t read about time-blocking, well READ ABOUT IT. It’s truly life-changing & something that has REALLY helped with my productivity. To be real it’s kind of stupid how I carry my time dice in my oversized handbag. But when I’m working from a tiny coffee shop ( which is a lot ) it helps me stay focused.

Oh, & it’s very different from your phone- like a whole separate ball game. Your phone is distracting, a time-block is not.

DELEGATE, DELEGATE, DELEGATE:

SO key in growing a business.

I have a team of about 6 people who I’m in contact with all day long. George & Burak do my backend. Cassie is on the graphics. Mimi helps with day-to-day & our house. Val is on email, handling EVERYTHING & ANYTHING! Taylor is on it with stats & the podcast analytics. And Arielle is my photographer. Also, my management team is very helpful at streamlining partnerships.

( One area I’ll never delegate? The writing- no ghost-writer for me! Guest poster, maybe? But no ghost-writer! ).

There’s nothing better than getting a blowout while I’m on my computer- shout out to DryBar. I get so much work done in that uninterrupted hour, it’s mind-blowing. And I walk out of DryBar with a fresh blowout, multi-tasking!

Delegate with grace- make sure you’re in constant contact with your team. I always want my team to be happy with their job- I keep an open line of communication & try to work with them to create their ideal work environment.

Positivity is key.

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DON’T BE RULED BY EMAIL.

Just don’t. Take it from me- I’ve been there & it’s not a healthy place.

Emails will never stop- it’s one thing you can count on.

Now I have a separate email for JUST business. One for JUST questions. One for JUST resumes. And one for JUST my personal. Separating it out helps a lot.

I should mention too: I turned my text message notifications OFF AND RINGER IS OFF TOO.

Reason being? Texts were distracting me during the day- so off they went! No more distractions. I return texts when I can, at the end of day or the next day ( I’m a perpetual 2 day later texter ).

All my other social media notifications are turned off too- SILENT. I don’t want to hear sounds & see screens light up all day when I’m trying to focus, you know?

THERE YOU HAVE IT.

I hope these were valuable.

With that, I am going to go plan my color-coded day out in Google calendar. Before I jet, would love to know: HOW DO YOU HAVE THE MOST PRODUCTIVE, BADASS DAY EVER?

Happy Wednesday x

lauryn x

+ other posts on calendaring: tips & tricks | time-blocking | time

++ this post is in collaboration with ASOS. As always ALL opinions are my own.

SHOP THE POST: white oversized tee ( I got size 8 ) | white sneakers | gold hoops | clutch ( similar )

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Just The Most Flattering White Sassy Dresses

May 31, 2017
by
LAURYN

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Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. For those of you that follow the fashion rule of no white before Memorial Day then I’ve got the pieces that are ready to bring some life back into your closet. To be completely transparent- I don’t follow any ‘rules’ ever…really. Which does get me into trouble but I just can’t help myself.

Check out some hot dresses that are actually ( GASP ) very flattering:

WHITE HOT DRESSES

CROSS NECK DRESS }

This dress combines my favorite trends of the moment. It’s pleated & off-the-shoulder combined with a sexy cross and fitted waist. This would be perfect for date night or a college graduation party. I’m feeling this with black boots which is kind of different. This look could be flirty with a high Barbie ponytail or loose waves. If you’re looking for some sex pot curls, I got you covered.

PLUNGING NECK }

Remember the gold, super low, plunging dress I wore during our Rehearsal Dinner? Wellllll look what I found! This dress is similar, white, & budget friendly! Just how we like it. This dress is smoking hot & will step up your night time game in all the right ways. With an asymmetric hem & a plunging neckline, it’s incredibly flattering. Make sure to rub some oil on your chest for that boob glow & you’ll be set!

LACE MINI }

Get ready to make a statement & evoke some Kardashian vibes with this bodycon dress. White lace, padded shoulders, flared sleeves, & a high neck. YES PLZ. This dress IS FIRE. Pair with sky-high gold or silver heels. Definitely would wear a low bun with this look.

MAXI DRESS }

This dress holds up the girls- like it kind of gives you a boob job in the best way. This would be perfect to rock for a little date night. Make his eyeballs pop out of his head, you know?

What are everyone’s thoughts on white? I just really want to show everyone that white can actually be super flattering if you do it right…right?!

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Michael & I are having a real ball in New York ( if you’re looking for recommendations, I got you ). It’s been fun to bring you guys along on Snapchat. I feel like you guys have been ‘texting’ me so many good restaurants/hot spots.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you beautiful, amazing mothers out there! HOPE YOU GET CHAMPAGNE, FLOWERS, CUPCAKES, PRIVACY, NETFLIX, MORE CHAMPAGNE, & A MASSAGE…IN BED.

x, lauryn

P.S. if you’re looking for a white romper ( instead of a dress ), I just bought this one AND IT’S SOOOOO CUTE on. I can’t believe how much I like it.

+ be sure to listen to the LATEST podcast with The Bitch Bible– she’s HILARIOUS. Really though, she made me CRY/laughing. Her Gone Girl parody is amazing. SO FUNNY.

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Just A Little Sunday Random-ness For You

January 28, 2016
by
LAURYN

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The love I have for these flared jeans is just unfair to Michael.

I cannot stop wearing them. I cannot stop thinking about them. I cannot stop with them in general.

They’re SO GOOD. In fact, they’re my favorite black jeans ever?

These are like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants kind of amazing but they’re never going to be traveling, actually they’re staying right on my ass. Because they REALLY tighten everything up, if you know what I mean.

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striped blouse with flares | by the skinny confidential

In other news, make sure you check out tonight’s Snapchat. I’m LOVING connecting with you guys so intimately on a social platform. It’s not like Instagram ( sometimes too filtered ), or Facebook ( too saturated ), or even Twitter ( ZZzzz ). So ya, it’s safe to say I kind of LOVE IT.

Tonight Michael & I shared our favorite books lately ( you guys will love the tomato timer book, LOL ). And on Saturday we discussed brow tinting…you neeeeeeeeed to get on the brow tint wagon, will do a post soon. Also, The Nanz makes countless cameos.

So if you have Snapchat, let’s connect. My username: laurynevarts. See you there.

What else?

This month has been a total reset with no alcohol, lots of herbs/probiotics/green drinks, & lots of fitness.

…Time to mix in a little play.

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On Friday I’m off to Dallas to speak at Create & Cultivate. The panel I’m on is: “Brand Vibes: How to create a brand that lives beyond the blog bubble.” If you’re going, definitely come say hi!! Excited to meet some of you in person. Anyone going?!

Also, for the record I think I might have my first sip of champagne ( in a month ) this weekend in honor of C & C. REBEL.

Ok, off to bed to read, relax, & prep for Monday!

See you on Snapchat, lauryn x

SHOP MY OUTFIT: striped top | flared jeans | yellow clutch ( similar ) | shoes ( ON SALE!! ) | sunglasses
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JUST BECAUSE THESE ARE SO CUTE…

August 24, 2015
by
LAURYN

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This post was inspired by DRESS NUMBER 2!!!

I bought this striped dress & I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW UNBELIEVABLY CHIC it was in person. Likeeeeeeeee guys.

It’s the perfect summer dress. I’ll take an Instagram today to show you.

And then the white dress I’m wearing just kind of gave me the oomph to do a full post. Between the two you can’t go wrong, you know?

Also, to be dead honest, I was looking for inspiration for this post & ended up on this red vixen number ( $63 dollars!! It’s going to sell out in a minute )…& couldn’t NOT buy it for the holidays. SO, I swiftly added it to my ASOS cart & now it’s on its way to me…whoops. I’m planning on wearing black suede pumps & my hair STICK straight. MEOW.

Ok so. These babies are dresses I’d rock any day of the week, rain or shine:

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Also, lately I’ve been loving navy so number 5 is pretty damn sassy too.

Anyway, I’d love to hear about your favorite summer dresses? Share some cute ones below. I like simple, fitted, not too short, but not too boring. A pop of color sometimes. Think: lady in the front, party in the back.

Happy Monday! lauryn x

+ white dress I’m wearing: Melissa Lauren Clothing.

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Too Cool For School: BACK TO SCHOOL MUST-HAVES

September 30, 2015
by
LAURYN

COOL GIRLS BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE

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Ok, so I know a lot of you guys are college students & since school is starting soon ( boo! ), I figured I’d put together a little back to school collage.

All of these items are pieces I’d wear, own, or hope to own someday. Every single item I blog about is ACTUALLY STUFF I LIKE & WOULD WEAR. I try to never steer ya wrong.

That being said, check out these goodies ( the retro tee & backpack are life ):

1.} Striped Retro Tee:

This is such a throwback & would look so cute on babe going back to school/college/etc. I would also rock this to work with a little cardigan & oxford shoes.

2.} Snakeskin Backpack:

While looking for back to school stuff for you guys, I accidentally ( whoops ) bought this for myself. Why? Because there are a million snakeskin leather backpacks that are like thousands of dollars & I FOUND THIS ONE FOR $80. It comes in white too but I think I love it in black. Literally guys, this is a legit find…you wouldn’t believe how much designers are charging for backpacks like this one. I’ll be using this for traveling.

3.} White Kicks:

Uhhh because duh. Every girl needs white shoes for school or work. Kendall Jenner was caught recently rocking these white tennis shoes. They’re under $100 ( YES ). When I was in college my feet would get so damn sore because the campus was HUGE. I’m not a girl who wears heels to class, so if you’re like me, check these out. They are totally comfortable ( just got them in the mail a few days ago ) & your feet won’t get sore from walking around campus.

4.} Pretty, Little Notebooks:

Ummm, get in my office. These are full-on the chicest notebooks I’ve ever seen. They’re basically like marble notebooks & I love how they have a little ribbon that holds everything in. So fun for back to school or for a workspace.

5.} The Most Flattering Jeans Ever:

If you’re anything like I was in college ( eer, I’m still like this now too ), you like to stick with what looks good & re-wear it. I would rather have one pair of kick-ass, insane jeans that I wear five times a week than 20 pairs. If you’re more of a legging girl for class, check out these leggings…you’ll never look back. They’re great hangover pants too, lol. Anyway, back to the jeans, these ripped TopShop ones are inexpensive, durable, & make your butt look perky. YES PLZ.

6.} 2016 planner:

I take my planner as seriously as a heart attack. It takes me like 10390258 years to pick the perfect one. It needs to be perfect. After finding this black & white striped one, I have never looked back. If you’re a worker bee, mom, or going back to school, check it out. I’M HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH IT.

& of course, don’t forget your Lisa Frank folder, Trapper Keeper, & Jan Sport. Also, pack sliced apples with raw nut butter & a multi-green Kombucha, HA. Do I sound like a mom? Happy back to school shopping!

x.lauryn

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