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The Hustle


Updated: January 11, 2017

lauryn evarts talks to gary vee | by the skinny confidential

Part of the reason for the New York trip was to be on The Gary Vee Show.

Now, if you know me, you know I LIVE & FUCKING DIE FOR GARY VEE.

He has been such a gnarly influence throughout my blogging career…that it’s kind of ridiculous.

Basically the story here is my dad ( shoutout to Brad, love you Dadzy! ) gave me CRUSH IT!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, as a Christmas gift.

& this my friends, is what started my relationship with Mr. Gary Vee.

If you haven’t read CRUSH IT! & you’re a bossy business babe, come out from the rock you’re hiding under. This isn’t sponsored, this isn’t bullshit, this is the real deal.

And when you read CRUSH IT! you will get it. And you will get me. I literally feel like I could have written the book.

Michael is obsessed too.

Anyway, I started following Gary on all his social platforms & became ACTIVELY interested in everything he was doing.

Not because I want to be like him ( I mean he’s a man & his demo is certainly not my demo ) but because I completely 100% respect every piece of business advice that comes out of the man’s mouth.

So yes, I’m a total super fan of Gary Vee.

People think this is weird maybe because he’s a male but I would go as far to say he’s been sort of an online mentor. He’s helped in every aspect of my business through a computer screen.

So Michael & I read all of Gary’s stuff ( I even did a post on him last year ) & just truly consume everything he says.

My Gary Vee obsession is so real guys. I have listened to all 191 of his shows. I would never dare drive up to LA without Gary’s podcast playing. AND I’m almost done with all his books ( reading this one at the moment, mid-flight ). In fact, when I work on my computer, I even play his YouTube videos to gain business advice.

I’m even going to say I’d leave Michael for him. Sorry babe.

( Is it ODD my inspiration is a male? )


Basically? I fainted.

But seriously I was having rapid heart palpitations.

Gary is to entrepreneurs what Oprah is to celebrities.

This is a life goal. It made every minute of hustle pay off.

SO we went to his company VanyerMedia & met the whole crew. His team is unbelievable. Shoutout to India & DRock. We also shot with YouTuber, Sara Dietschy ( << so sweet! Check her out ). Anyway, Gary’s office is literally goals. It’s a casual 12 stories. And the man HUSTLES HIS ASS OFF.

Ok so we get there & immediately we are taken to his podcast room & he comes in ready to kick some ass. No prep, just threw us on the show. Badass because it’s 100% authentic.

You can view the episode here.

Gary talks about sacrifice a lot.

Typically people never see the sacrifice(s).

But sacrifice is very, VERY real.

In fact, it’s so real that it’s like a tumbleweed. It’s typically going on in many different areas.

Nobody wants TO TALK ABOUT SACRIFICE. I want to hit on this for a minute: what have you sacrificed for your hustle?

I’ve sacrificed 6 million happy hours, weekend shenanigans, sleeping in, sleep— in general, parties, events, date nights, holidays, birthdays, family time, gym time, kitchen time, me time, meeting new people, RELAXATION.

But it’s all been worth it. Every second. & for the record, my way isn’t the right way. Do what works for you. You know you better than anyone.

Honestly what some people may consider sacrifice, I consider a habit. A habit to focus, buckle down, & hustle. If you want something bad enough you will always find a way.


& if you don’t, you’ll always find an excuse ( isn’t that a Nike quote? If not, it should be ).



& with that I’ll leave you with a very appropriate Gary Vee quote:

“The best way to become something is to do something. “

What ‘something’ are you doing today? What are you sacrificing for that ‘something?’ Would love to hear.

Watch the episode & let me know what you guys think!

Live from NYC, lauryn x

+ Also, I did a Snapchat giveaway for 3 of his NEW books & 3 of The Skinny Confidential Books. Winners will be announced tomorrow on Snapchat.

++ & lucky you, I have 2 more copies to give away on TOP of that, simply write why you liked the podcast on the picture of me & Gary on my Instagram & TAG @garyvee. His book(s) will change your life!

TSC in NYC | by the skinny confidential

Mini DeLites: Coming At Ya From NYC

Updated: August 19, 2016

TSC in NYC | by the skinny confidential

TSC in NYC | by the skinny confidential

TSC in NYC | by the skinny confidential

Hi from NYC!!!

Michael & I have been planning this trip for the last year to come to NY Fashion Week BUT I AM STILL SWOLLEN. I just wasn’t feeling up to doing pictures, networking, & going to parties which is a total bummer. Honestly I’m just not feeling 100% still. I feel about 80%. I don’t really feel like myself. The doctor says it can take up to 6 months for the face to settle…And as you can see from me covering my face with the phone in these pictures, it has most definitely not settled yet.

I for sure thought I’d be ready to rock three months after surgery & attend Fashion Week no problem.


I’m nowhere near ready to be out & about. I had to cancel & forgo everything-Fashion Week. This whole surgery thing has been such a humbling experience because I went into the process with this attitude of ‘I’M GOING TO HEAL SO QUICK’. Not so much ( the infection has also prolonged the healing process too ).

So anyway, Michael & I decided to still come out here to eat, drink, & play. We’ve kept it low key with lots ( LOTS ) of pasta, walking, shopping, & computer work.

Not shockingly, we love New York so it’s a nice contrast to San Diego & LA.

TSC in NYC | by the skinny confidential

We’ve been running around trying new restaurants ( should I do another NYC itinerary? ). Michael & I are obsessed with this App he uses called ‘The infatuation.’ This isn’t sponsored, FYI, but it’s just really the best App on the planet if you’re eating & drinking in New York City.

Seriously every single one of their recommendations is SO on point.

I’m getting ready for dinner & drinks with the Saint Laurent Paris NY team & we’re going to Cata and The Box. Very, very excited because I heard both of these places are QUITE interesting. Will share details later this week. In the meantime, do you have any recommendations for New York? I want to lay low because I don’t exactly feel like Heidi Klum right now…I feel like the Nutty Professor & I have much more in common.

Follow me on Snapchat to see dinner! Username is ‘laurynevarts.’

Talk soon, xo lauryn

TSC in NYC | by the skinny confidential

TSC in NYC | by the skinny confidential

The Skinny Confidential takes New York City with Skinnygirl.

Mini DeLites: NYC Through My iPhone

Updated: September 7, 2015

The Skinny Confidential takes New York City with Skinnygirl.

{ our friend’s gorgeous wedding! }

The Skinny Confidential takes New York City with Skinnygirl.

{ little details in NYC }

Hiiiii guys!!

Me-oh-my my immune system is shutting down on me : (. On Thursday ( earlllllly AM ) I flew to New York to work on a collaboration with Skinnygirl. I’ll do a full recap post on this because the experience was really fun & there’s tons to share. On Saturday AM ( again, earlllly AM ) I flew back to SD to go to a friend’s wedding. On Sunday we packed again & drove up to LA because today we had to get THREE INJECTIONS ( I HATE SHOTS MORE THAN OLD ARUGULA— but really, I was crying like a 4 year old, had to lay down ( I swear I really do have Vasovagal ), & drink a coconut water ( LITERALLY almost fainted ) ).

So why shots?

Because tomorrow we fly overseas for three weeks!!

The Skinny Confidential takes New York City with Skinnygirl.

{ NYC vibes || sunnies // jacket (similar) }

Yes. Three weeks.

I’m freaking.

We’re going to Asia ( Hong Kong, Phuket, & Beijing, specifically ) for a little work & more play. I’m even thinking about disconnecting, just a little. I’m going to try to post the same amount on the blog BUT I haven’t taken one FULL day off work in the last four years. Literally. Not. One. Off. ( << Insert that crying Emoji here that throws it’s head back ). So while I’m there I plan on trying to take one or two or maybe if I’m lucky, even three days off? We’ll see. Wish me luck.

On my un-days off, I’ll be blogging & Instagraming the whole trip. I’m going to try to Snapchat ( un: laurynevarts ) a lot too if you want major realness.

The Skinny Confidential takes New York City with Skinnygirl.

{ pieces of my NYC trip ( cream top | white trousers | lipstick }

Ok SO. Asia. I’ve never been to Asia. Have you? If so, TELL ME EVERYTHING. LIKE, EVERY SINGLE SPECK OF DETAIL.

In other news: my immune system is kinda F-ed up so I just downed a bunch of garlic/ginger shots, drank 2 green juices, & drank a bowl of bone broth. Fun times! I’ll be the girl wearing a mask on the plane.

Talk soon!

一会儿见, Lauryn x

P.S. I love seeing your guys’ Snapchats. Some of you have been private messaging me the funniest shit ever. You guys are witty. LOVE it.

The Skinny Confidential takes New York City with Skinnygirl.

{ wine tasting with Skinnygirl blends }

The Skinny Confidential takes New York City with Skinnygirl.

{ cooking with Skinnygirl, through my iPhone }

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

TSC Lookbook/Gift Guide: Look 2 ( Plus LAST Day To Get Your Gifts On Time )

Updated: December 22, 2014

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

black jumpsuit || duster coat || boots || gold bracelet

Can you tell my nipples are totally hard here?

Well, if you can’t, they were.

It was kind of F-ing freezing.

Thank God for Nippies…I mean without them this shoot in New York would have been a full-fledged disaster.

Getting off topic ( weird )…today I’m sharing another peek inside TSC winter lookbook & gift guide.


SOOOO…any other procrastinators out there? I’m Ms.Procrastinator x 54353408 so naturally I spent the whole day browsing my favorite online shopping buying gifts.

Side: if you’re looking for a cute, girly last minute gift, check out The Skinny Confidential Book! It’s a fun, little coffee table book.

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

Anddddd I kind of live for this jumpsuit. It’s by Sandro but I found one on Forever 21 that looks EXACTLY like it. But it’s $24 bucks.


Worst thing ever: when you buy something over $100 & then Forever casually puts it up on their site & it looks EXACTLY like the item you guys purchased ( does this happen to anyone else?!…can’t deal ).

Ok so, full details on this outfit are avail in TSC gift guide.

The Skinny Confidential x NYC.

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

Anyway it’s getting reallllll festive over here. I mean as much as humanly possible because let’s not forget I just moved (!!!) so the definition of ‘holiday stress’ has taken on a whole different meaning for us this year.

Happy holidays! I hope your week is full of gingerbread men, metallic gift wrap, pink champagne, & The Grinch ( favorite movie! Plus it’s really fun to call Michael a Grinch when he’s grumpy ).

Talk soon, Lauryn xx

+ first gift guide post here || full winter gift guide/lookbook here.

++ pictures by: Jeff Thibodeau || makeup by: Ariel Tejada

The Skinny Confidential in NYC.

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Mini DeLites…Coming At Cha From New York City

Updated: September 7, 2015

The Skinny Confidential talks New York City.

{ hemp milk cappuccino }

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 { #nyc on Insta }


What’s up?!

Nothing much here, just eating wayyyy too much, trying to walk off the calories, working, enjoying a few cantaloupe mimosas ( yes. REAL LIFE. ), AND FREEZING.

But you know what’s fun? Moving…& then having to leave while you’re in the middle of moving. I’m not complaining but it’s sort of stressing me out that I’m away from home when our house is in boxes.

In other news: why does New York City have the best food ever? I’m not too attached to specific foods ( well, besides lemon-everything, warm sourdough bread, & the occasional bowl of Flaming Hot Cheetos ) so it’s surprising how much I love the food.

If you follow TSC on Instagram you know I died for Jack’s wife Freda. We’re also loving Perla ( THE PASTA IS RIDIC ) & lately I’ve become reallll in to cappuccinos with hemp milk. Don’t judge until you try them. We found a charming coffee shop in Ralph Lauren by our hotel so each morning Michael & I get up and start our day with a hemp cappuccino ( so Euro, right? ). Although this isn’t entirely true because Michael makes fun of me for getting hemp & opts for the pasteurized milk. Hey, I pick my battles. Getting him off McDonald’s Egg McMuffins was 384728 battle. Milk will be number 384729.

The Skinny Confidential talks NYC

{ AM coffee ritual }

The Skinny Confidential talks NYC.

{ Michael bought me this early Christmas gift…isn’t this cute?! }

When I come back home, I’ll be going real light on the carbs & stepping up my barre game…that’s for damn sure. In the meantime, you can catch me in SoHo in a beanie, gloves, boots, & basically a whole body suit walking off the pasta.

Little update: I’ve been working on the health/fitness/beauty budgeting series so that’s coming to a blog near you in the near future. Also, my stepmom of Burlap & Crystal just launched the cutest baby line, so if you’re looking for a holiday gift for a baby then check this cuteness out!

Until next time, Lauryn xx

The Skinny Confidential talks NYC.

{ mimosas x waffles at Jack’s wife Freda }

The Skinny Confidential talks NYC.

{ Michael’s street style }

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