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Blogger Babe Carolyn Pinson from Always Against The Grain

The Skinny Confidential talks to Always Against the Grain.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Always Against the Grain.

Ummm…if Carolyn Pinson from Always Against the Grain isn’t babe town x a bill, then I don’t know what is.

She’s got rocking style & a badass, sexy blog. Naturally I was immediately drawn to her style because it’s not typical— the girl has her own look going on. Love it, right?! Different= cool in my book.

Ok, so kick back, grab a glass of vino, & enjoy Carolyn Pinson:

|| + Hi! Introduce yourself. ||

Carolyn Pinson: My name is Carolyn Pinson. I live in Columbus Ohio & I’m a personal style blogger. I have a great love for fashion, but also love to travel & work out! Staying fit and eating right is a very important part of my life.

I also enjoy walking in local fashion shows & currently I’m pursuing modeling for online shopping websites.

|| Lil skinny tip? ||

CP: Cut out carbs, no alcohol, &/or sugar, Sweat as much as possible & track calories with the Live Strong App on the iPhone.

|| Ok, so your bod is rocking…spill your weekly workout schedule! ||

CP: My weekly workout schedule consists of running three to four times per week & doing hot yoga at least four times per week at Harbor Yoga studio. The hot yoga is not your average yoga class. It can last up to an hour & half and the room is 95 degrees…it’s hardcore cardio yoga to upbeat music.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Always Against the Grain.

|| + Healthy food obsession? ||

CP: My favorite healthy go to food is kale! Love it! Kale salads, smoothies, and I even put it on my pizza ; ).

|| Cocktail pick? ||

CP: My cocktail of choice is usually a glass of Chardonnay. But If I’m going to slurge and have more than one drink I go for a vodka soda.

|| Can’t live without beauty product? ||

CP: My can’t live without beauty product is my Clarasonic face brush. I use it every morning and night. It helps with fine lines and wrinkles! Plus my face is 1000 x cleaner.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Always Against the Grain.

|| Fashion blogger tip? ||

CP: Looking good for the camera is all about knowing what looks good on you & what works with your body. Also, the right lighting is key!

|| Favorite natural remedy? ||

CP: Every night before bed I use Emu Oil on my face. It’s 100% natural and has anti aging, moisturizing, & anti-inflammatory properties.

|| WTF in your handbag? ||

CP: My purse consists of Chapstick ( I’m obsessed ), an array of lip glosses, almonds, sunglasses, gum, & of course dark chocolate.

|| Top five favorite outfits lately? ||

CP: My top 5 spring fashion pieces are:

1.} Free People’s Matador hat

2.} The Stone Cold Fox Majismo pant

3.} Stone Cold Fox x Luv AJ belt

4.} Sheer tunic dress from Spell Designs

5.} Isabel Marant sandals

|| + Quick, lil recipe? ||

CP: My quick go to healthy recipe is Greek yogurt, with organic raw oats, organic dark chocolate chips, & a little bit of all natural almond butter— mix together & it seriously tastes like cookie dough. Yum!

+ To follow Carolyn on Instagram, click here.

++ To shop dresses like Carolyn’s wearing click here & here & here.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Always Against the Grain.

The Skinny Confidential talks to Always Against the Grain.

WTF I’m Obsessing Over…Lately

Lauryn Evarts talks fitness, health, and diet.

A.} This foundation is freaking killer. I just tried a sample & I’m buying it ASAP.

B.} Cute, right?! The perfect sweater to throw on over black jeans. Love!!

C.} I’ve been living in these tribal workout pants by Strut-This. So good it hurts.

D.} Rompers are so fun for spring & summer. This silk dime would be super cute for a warm night with the BF.

E.} If it were up to me everything would be cashmere…so I’m real into this simple, but chic grey sweater.

F.} A little baby doll dress gets me every time. I just purchased this one to wear for a special occasion.

G.} Current coffee table book: Grace…such an amazing read too!

H.} Ahhhh. This leather moto jacket is on sale & it’s literally to die.

I.} These black flats look super high-end…& for $47 bucks? Sold.

J.} I’m SO obsessed with these black Rag & Bone jeans…it’s scary. I wear them with everything, everywhere. My absolute favorites!

K.} Just ordered these unicorn salt & peppa shakers because they’re so different & fun.

How to Style A Blogger’s Desk

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.Ahem.

Ready for a big-ass post?

Cuz it’s about to go down.

To begin: my desk is like, sort of, my life, so forgive me if this post took six billion hours & is ten pages long. I live & die at my desk.

When I first moved into The Kitty Den ( AKA my new place ) TSC desk’s future aesthetic was weighing heavily on my mind.

And let’s be real: I was literally sweating & perspiring about how to style my desk.

I mean…I’m a blogger, so my at-home office has to reflect my personal style + a blogger’s life + that I’m-so-profesh-because-I’m-not-in-college-anymore-look.

Right?!

So I started from the bottom, now I’m here.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

TSC’s advice for stylin’ a desk:

1.} Keep it clean. No one wants shit everywhere. Your workspace should be clean, not too cluttered, & simple. Also, keep things like staplers, tape dispensers, & gold paper clips in a convenient place.

2.} Make sure it’s pretty. No one wants to work at an ugly desk. Gross grey offices just don’t do it for me. I want pretties around me. Pretties= yummy candles ( << ambience, people! ), a few pieces of decor ( like the cutie turquoise unicorn ), & gold scissors ( because Vons staplers are sick ).

3.} Make it your own. No one wants someone snooping through their files. Michael’s not allowed to touch my desk. Sorry, I’m not sorry. It’s my playground. GTFO.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Oh, & P.S. all blogger desk essentials can be found here:

1.} White candle // Jo Malone candle // Voluspa ‘Laguna’ candle

2.} Elephant figurine // Unicorn figurine

3.} Gold dipped bowl

4.} Acrylic chair

5.} White desk 1 // White desk 2

6.} Seahorse stationary

7.} Acrylic business card holder

8.} Acrylic stapler // acrylic tape dispenser // gold paper clips ( also: my fav gold stapler can be found here )

9.} Gold scissors

10.} Blogger book

11.} Frame 1 // Frame 2 // Frame 3

12.} Turquoise day planner

13.} Brigitte Bardot picture // two monkeys // crystals: flea market

14.} Canon camera

15.} Acrylic envelope holder

16.} White feather pen

17.} Turquoise coasters

18.} White pencil holder ( similar )

19.} Rose gold headphones

20.} White tray

How do you style your desk? Tipsies?

X L // the desk psycho
Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

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