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Some Springtime Obsessions…Like, Seriously-It’s-Prob Kinda Obsessions

The Skinny Confidential talks springtime.

I love black and white…everything.

I really, honestly can’t help it.

So the other day I had a one of those moments ( I know you alllllll can relate on this one ) where I walked over to my closet & threw every single item on the floor that wasn’t black or white. And then I asked myself: “are you actually really going to wear this?” I’m always trying to justify clothes that need to get out of my closet ASAP. For instance: ‘I may need those khaki pants because I possibly could go camping.’ Like, no- it was time to get real. I’m not going camping anytime soon so buh-bye khakis.

& hello clean, mostly black & white closet.

Anyway, here’s what I’m dying over for spring & summer:

The Skinny Confidential talks springtime.

1.} White pumps get me. If I were a shoe, I’d for sure be a white pump. They’re so hot with jeans, a summer romper, &/or a super long maxi.

The Skinny Confidential talks springtime.

2.} Jumpers!!! Ahh. They’re so fun for a date night or a girl’s night out. I feel like they’re super chic but doesn’t give off that ‘I’m trying too hard vibe.’ This Flynn Skye one stole my heart ( plus it’s on sale on Shopbop ( << my absolute favorite store ) for the next two days for 25% off, woot-woot ).

The Skinny Confidential talks springtime.

3.} I can’t deal when I go on a spontaneous road trip & have a crappy bag. This weekender bag is under $25 bucks & literally is to die.

The Skinny Confidential talks springtime.

4.} A crop top x a maxi skirt are my go-to. Jessica Alba just rocked the hottest crop to the MTV Awards, so I’m all about the crop + a sexy skirt.

The Skinny Confidential talks springtime.

5.} WWOD? AKA ‘What would Olsen’s do?” They’re all for nude nails & a fierce lip lately. I’m loving this polish shade called ‘Spin the Bottle’ & this lipstick called ‘Candy Yum-Yum.’

Anything I’m missing? Tell, tell.

X.

P.S. a lot of this swag is from Shopbop…& they’re having a maj sale. Check it:

The Skinny Confidential x Shopbop.

Just A Little Monday Motivation

The Skinny Confidential gives advice for getting off your ass!

I saw this quote on Instagram the other day & it popped out at me like gnarly-ass ‘Jack in the Box.’

Why?

Well, duh, since I’m a girl, I bitch.

I bitch at my boyfriend for leaving the toilet seat up ( like, honestly…how hard is it to close the lid when you’re done? I mean at 2 am the other night, I literally fell in. Sick. ), at the annoying driver who cut me off, & I obviously bitch about “Real Housewives” to anyone who’s willing to listen.

But what about bitching about more serious stuff? You know, you know, like:

♡ Your body
♡ Calories/food/what’s in the fridge/etc.
♡ A shitty job
♡ Not enough sleep
♡ A toxic “friend”
♡ A negative living situation

Here’s the deal: all of the above are dictated by you.

That’s right: you & only you. You’re kinda all you got when it comes to changing the above negative situations in your life.

So, let’s discuss. Ahem:

|| Your body || get off the couch & move! Run, swim, dance, walk, hike, etc. No one’s going to change your exercise routine ( or body ) for you.

|| Food || no one is forcing you to eat crap. Find creative ways to eat clean. If there’s a will, there’s a way. Stock your fridge with healthy options, pack your lunch, & use portion controlled bowls.

|| A shitty job || having a shitty job makes you miserable in other areas of your life. Rectify the situation ASAP. Start finding other avenues to make cash, put the word out that you’re in the market for a new job, &/or send out your resume…anywhere & everywhere.

|| Not enough sleep || when people tell me they don’t sleep, I don’t think it’s cool. I don’t think it’s commendable. I don’t think think it makes them a hard worker who’s a total go-getter. Sleep is essential for healing. It heals your cells. Sleep makes you a better person. Figure out ways to sleep, sleep, sleep. Seriously. Sleep= happier life.

|| A toxic friend || say no, say no, say no. Read more on the power of no here. Start cutting any negative energy out to make more room for good people. Because honestly? There are a lot good, good people. And who has time for poisonous people? Buh-bye!

|| A negative living situation || don’t stay in a crappy living situation. Once I had a roommate who stole from me…it happened one time & I immediately moved out ( she literally stole all my handbags…). I was young, broke, & just starting out…but it didn’t matter: I booked my ass out of that two bedroom & figured out a Plan B. In my opinion, living in a negative situation is bad for your health. But really, being comfortable in your living space provides peace of mind.

Seriously though, lately my motto is: absolutely no bitching if I choose to keep myself in an unhealthy situation…anyone with me?

( Does being around someone who leaves the toilet seat up count? Technically it’s not very healthy if I fall in…hint, hint babe ).

So. On that note, thank God it’s Sunday because Monday’s fresh start. A clean slate. A time to look forward, not backwards.

Go kill it tomorrow. xx. L

My Summer 2014 Bikini…

The Skinny Confidential teams up with Lady Lux Swimwear.

The Skinny Confidential teams up with Lady Lux Swimwear.

With Summer 2014 around the corner I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect bikini.

& welp, it looks like I found the winner.

This flirty, floral number by Lady Lux Swimwear is seriously ahhhhmazzzzing.

It holds everything in in all the right places & really keeps ‘the girls’ perky & energetic.

(( Because you don’t want any of that saggy action going on )).

And let’s be real: there’s nothing I love more than a flattering bikini, a pool with a diving board, skinny margs…& a oversized, extravagant striped umbrella ( you guys know how I feel about the sun…I’m a hat & SPF-kinda girl— so not the UV reflector abuser, sun worshipper-kind ). So anyway this bikini really fits with the game plan AKA my summertime vision.

This suit is also clearly designed by a women, which is muy importante. So many suits these days are designed by men. & honestly? A man designing a girl’s swimsuit, is like a women designing a high end jockstrap…ouchhhhh.

Back to the floral two piece- it also happens to go perf with Essie’s ‘Bikini So Teeny’ & Wendy Peppercorn-ish cat eye white sunglasses.

Die.

Love the detail in it too:

The Skinny Confidential teams up with Lady Lux Swimwear.

The Skinny Confidential on swimwear.

The Skinny Confidential teams up with Lady Lux Swimwear.Oh, I’m also always a fan of the simple black suit ( just in case Aunt Flow’s in town & rearing her ugly, bloated head— preparation is key ). I ESP like this one because it’s black, gold, & super chic. I mean, picture it now: lounging poolside with this black dime, bright red nails, & a huge ass hat?

Geezzzz—- summer can’t come soon enough.

Since it’s freaking hard to really find a flattering, bikini, I become sorta obsessed/Swim Fan-ish when I find one I actually like. Soooo naturally when this floral winner came into my life, I had to hold a show & tell with you guys.

What’s your must-have bikini for summer? Spill.

X L

{ BTW: Lady Lux Swimwear is offering 10% off to TSC readers — just use the code SKINNYLADY ( cap sensitive ) }.

The Skinny Confidential teams up with Lady Lux Swimwear.The Skinny Confidential teams up with Lady Lux Swimwear.

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