Fall/Winter Makeup + Skincare with Lauryn
Lifestyle
Stop Waiting, Start Living
Lifestyle
Flannel Shirt + Mini Skirt
What I Wore
SALT: Friend or Foe?
Lifestyle
Skinny Overalls
What I Wore
Big Sur, Little Words
Travels
November 22, 2014

Fall/Winter Makeup + Skincare with Lauryn

Hello hello!!! Today on the blog, I have a mega treat! My good friend and makeup guru, Lauryn, is here to answer all of my questions (and probably a lot of yours) about Fall/Winter makeup and what to do differently when the seasons change! If you already read The Skinny Confidential, you know Lauryn is a risk taker with makeup and can pull of any look she wants. She will happily rock a red, bright pink, or even a black lip like nobody’s business

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November 18, 2014

Stop Waiting, Start Living

As human beings, we often have perfectionist tendencies and wait to do things until circumstances are just right or this, that, or the other happens first. Then we will be ready. Then it will be perfect timing. Then we will have enough money saved, have a better plan, or whatever it is that will be better then than it is now. THEN. What is then? Why do we postpone living until this elusive “then” when we could be living right NOW? Time is precious and we don’t have a lot of it to waste not doing the things we really want to be doing or living the way we want to be living, so why do we?   In this post, I talked a bit about fear and making decisions from fear or love. I know the times I’ve held back from doing things or waited...

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November 15, 2014

Flannel Shirt + Mini Skirt

When I wear a skirt and top combo, I love contrasting the vibes on top and bottom! For example, a leather skirt with a lace top is tough and sweet, while a denim mini with a silk cami is casual and sophisticated. I recently picked up this grey Alexander Wang mini that has a silky feel and is on the dressier, more polished side when paired with heels and a button down. I decided to casualize it with a flannel work shirt tied in the front for an effortless, somewhat unfinished feel.

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November 11, 2014

SALT: Friend or Foe?

I am a salt fiend. I love salt and liberally sprinkle it on everything. I’ve never had much of a sweet tooth, but give me something salty and it’s over. But isn’t that, like, bad for you? Doesn’t salt make you totally bloated and puffy? And isn’t it bad for your heart? Let’s discuss. Reducing salt intake is a common recommendation by doctors and nutrition guidelines as part of healthy lifestyle. But why?

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November 8, 2014

Skinny Overalls

The weekend is here!!! And I couldn’t be more excited to rock some of my favorite, easy going transitional basics. The weather has been funky because it’s teasing us with some chillies, but hasn’t made the full jump into fall quite yet. I’ve been so on/off with my sweaters and jackets because I definitely need ‘em in the morning, definitely don’t during the daytime, maaaaayyybe in the late afternoon, and definitely at night again.

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November 5, 2014

Big Sur, Little Words

Hi!! I hope your week has been off to a great start! I’m still dreaming about my trip up the Cali coast, and I owe you our next stop – Big Sur. I can honestly say, Big Sur blows. my. mind. It is one of those places that is just so so special and makes you feel connected to yourself and nature and disconnected from everything else that doesn’t matter. I have quite a few pictures, so I’ll keep the text light and let the beauty of this place do the talking. To give you an idea of the serenity of Big Sur, here’s a little viddy I shot from our deck: IMG_8800 !

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November 3, 2014

Cali Coast Trip: Santa Barbara

Hiiiiii guys!!!!! I’m home from the most incredible birthday trip ev and it’s time to give you the full download of what I’ve been up to! I’ve wanted to do a road trip all year long, so my boyfriend planned a perfect drive up the Cali coast from San Diego with 3 stops: Santa Barbara, Big Sur, and Napa. I’m going to break this recap into 3 parts so I don’t photobomb you in one massive post, so let’s get started with the first leg of our trip – Santa Barbara!

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October 30, 2014

Stupid Simple Skinny Salmon Recipe

Hello wonderful people!! I'm currently traveling and can't wait to share my trip recap with you when I'm back! In this post about my top skin foods, I promised you a tutorial on my method for making salmon, so in this post I'm going to show you. I have to admit, I'm a little hesitant to even call this a "recipe" because it's sooooo freakin simple, but simple is always the most relevant quality of a recipe for me when I'm cooking. The simple dishes and preparations are the things that become staples in my meal rotation. You all know how I feel about fats and different kinds in cooking, so one of my biggest pet peeves is restaurant dishes dripping in oil. I don't avoid oil or fats by any means, but most restaurants just aren't using good ones. More often...

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October 28, 2014

Layers of Black

It’s no secret I love, love, love black! LOVE IT! I wear it all day everyday and still want more. As it’s getting cooler, I’m taking every opportunity to wear multiple black pieces on top of each other to cozy myself up. I found this fur vest and fell hard for it because the commitment phobe in me loves that vests aren’t an all way the way jacket, but they provide just enough warmth.

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October 26, 2014

The Raw Truth About Raw Foods

We get hit over the head with recommendations in health magazines, diet books, and online articles to consume more raw fruits and veggies. Many doctors advocate raw foods because they contain more nutrients than cooked foods, are packed with fiber, and will aid weight loss efforts. There’s not doubt that some raw foods are beneficial, but a raw food diet is not as great as we may think. Today’s post is shedding light on the truth about a raw food diet. I personally tried a raw food diet for 3 years and had a very difficult time with it.

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