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stripes & a vest | by the skinny confidential

INVEST IN A WHITE VEST…YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED

January 29, 2016
Updated: February 5, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Lately I’ve been doing cryotherapy sessions.

( You know this though if you follow along on Snapchat— my username is ‘laurynevarts’ by the way, come hang ).

A full post to come on the whole cryotherapy thing because it’s really just amazing in every way. Basically you go in a freezing cold ice area for 3 minutes. You’re shivering like a Mexican jumping bean but the benefits are endless & so worth it, in my opinion.

So since I’m on the cryotherapy bandwagon to help with my swelling, I need outfits lately that are easy to throw on & not super tight.

stripes & a vest | by the skinny confidential
stripes & a vest | by the skinny confidential

I’m not a super tight outfit person anyway. I mean don’t get me wrong I love a tight top & a tight jean, I just don’t love so tight that it’s clubby-Vegas style. You know?

For many reasons, this outfit has been my go to because it’s light weight, easy to throw on, & just effortless. Super quick to put on after 3 minutes in an ice chamber too. LOL.

Obsessing over the white vest ( & it’s marked down from $400 dollars to $114 so that helps ). I even throw it over my workout clothes when I’m in a rush. Doesn’t it remind you of Michelle Phieffer in Scarface? YES RIGHT.

Trust me on this one: do yourself a favor & invest in a white vest. You won’t be disappointed.

stripes & a vest | by the skinny confidential

stripes & a vest | by the skinny confidential

Also, a lot of you guys have emailed me about pumps. These VINCE ones are on sale & so, so good. They like mould to your foot & they’re super flattering. Is that weird to say a shoe is flattering to your foot? Regardless, this one is flattering. I’m into the color too. It’s like an olive-ish, brown…Seriously these are probably my favorite shoes I own at the moment…& most importantly, they slip on ( perfect for when I’m running in & out of ice chamber appointments, HA! ).

Anyway, I’ll keep you all in the loop about cryotherapy & let you know how it goes with a fully informed blog post. I’ve done it for 4 weeks & my swelling MOST definitely has gone down.

& that’s all folks, see ya tomorrow- lauryn x

SHOP THE LOOK: white vest | striped blouse | black jeans | VINCE pumps | sunglasses |

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stripes & a vest | by the skinny confidential

stripes & a vest | by the skinny confidential

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

December 28, 2015
Updated: December 31, 2015
by
LAURYN

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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

+ Shop my style: GOLD SKIRT | SIDE BOOB LEOTARD | BOOTS ( similar here too ) | SUNGLASSES | NAIL POLISH |

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The Skinny Confidential talks sales.

I WANT IT NOW.

July 15, 2015
Updated: September 29, 2015
by
LAURYN

The Skinny Confidential talks sales.1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

CAN WE TALK ABOUT NUMBER FOUR?!!

Is this dress not the cutest dress you’ve EVER seen?

School girl vibes are so good right now. Even though it’s girly, I feel like this dress is still age appropriate. It’s classy, chic, & would look amazing with bright white pumps. Basically this dress just makes me want to pick up my Trapper Keeper full of Lisa Frank pencils & throw it in my Jansport.

This is my want it, need it list for the Nordstrom sale. And they’re all affordable.

Obviously I already have the best makeup applicator on the planet, the beauty blender, but I like to stock up on my favorite products when they go on sale, ya know? My other favorite on this list is this WHITE CHAMBRAY shirt. Have you ever seen a $30 dollar white chambray shirt in your life? Me either. So good it hurts. I’ll be rocking this with black ripped jeans & red kitten heels.

What’s on your list for the sale? Anything I’m missing? I also like these goodies.

Happy shopping for the best sale of the year, x

Early access for Nordstrom card holders begins today, the sale opens to the public on the 17th.

The Skinny Confidential talks white shoes.

I Hate When My White Shoes Get Dirty…Except For These Cuties

May 8, 2015
Updated: May 8, 2015
by
LAURYN

The Skinny Confidential talks white shoes.

The Skinny Confidential talks white shoes.

If you guys know me you know I HAVE A STRANGE, UNHEALTHY obsession with white shoes.

Like open my closet & there’s WHITE, WHITE, white pumps, white penny loafers, white oxfords ( < fav ), white Converse, & white flip flops ( strictly for the house, to be real I’m not an outside flip flop wearer unless I’m lounging poolside in Cabo with a fruity umbrella drink ).

I’d probably die without white shoes ( you know this already though if you follow me on Snaphat ), I swear I dream of them.

AKA my Visa hates me.

The Skinny Confidential talks white shoes.

Let’s get specific about white kicks: I HATE when they get dirty.

In fact, I’ve literally gotten in too many fights with Michael because he ‘accidentally’ steps on my white shoes…& well, I go into full blown meltdown mode.

Can he EVER look where he’s going?! I MEAN.

There’s one exception to this story: my white Converse.

The Skinny Confidential talks white shoes.

{ white tee | skirt | sunglasses (similar) | shoes | white nail polish }

Every girl on the planet should own a pair of Converse. I got mine from Nordstrom…AKA my favorite department store because they carry the best brands, the music is so Girl From Ipanema/therapeutic, & there’s a full-on men’s section which is so perfect for distracting men while you shop till you drop ( *cough, cough* on their AMEX ). Anyway, Nordstrom is Converse heaven with every color/style ( think turquoise, red, grey, high top, low top ).

Because maybe you’re a dolphin grey or poolside teal kinda girl ( but clearly I’m Team White ).

And call me weird but I like my Chucks to look a little vintage. Kinda rugged.

So I scuff them up. I like when Michael steps on these ones. I’m like, ‘step on my shoes babe!!!’ LOL.

Anyway, I wore this outfit to a girl’s night out ( sushi & saki!! ) and it was a perfect look because it was relaxed with a touch of chic ( heyyy long, tight maxi with a slit!! ).

I swear though, you can rock white shoes with everything, every season, every second.

– lauryn, xx

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 The Skinny Confidential talks white shoes.

http://mindymaesmarket.com/products/sequin-a-line-swing-skirt

Date Night Get-Up

April 14, 2015
Updated: April 14, 2015
by
LAURYN

The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.

http://mindymaesmarket.com/products/sequin-a-line-swing-skirt

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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The Skinny Confidential talks skirts and shoes.