Follow Friday // The Skinny Confidental

So last week we talked about being a blog n00b… if you don’t have your Feedly account set up yet, get to it, because this week I have your first blog to follow! This one is going to rock your world.

I’m pumped to introduce you to Lauryn from The Skinny Confidential! Have you heard of her yet? Surely, you have? She’s been a mainstay in the So-Cal Blogging world for a while. Let me tell you why this lady gets my first Follow Friday nomination. Lauryn Keeps. It. Real.

Lauryn from The Skinny Confidential 

Lauryn from The Skinny Confidential 

The Backstory

So I’m chatting with a friend of mine about bloggers/Instagrammers with super-styled photos, clothing sponsors and more Celine bags than you can shake a stick at, and she drops this bomb on me: 

“I can’t look at their Instagram accounts. They just make me feel bad about myself.”

So here’s the thing. I can totally relate.

I never actually verbalized or even fully formed this thought in my own head, but the truth is, this massive feeling of inadequacy keeps me from fully trusting or aligning myself with women that are writing aspirational blogs featuring super bright shiny photos of their ultra-glam jet setting lives. They make me feel skeptical and envious.

This is not the type of lady I want to be.

And then, the universe drops this blog in my lap.

Lauryn’s article about the “Blogger Façade” was the hockey-style shoulder check that I needed. What the hell am I doing feeling inadequate, hating on women that are doing well? Looking at people thinking “Oh, your life must be so easy, look how many pairs of shoes you have!” Umm... no.  This was just the reminder I needed to remember that we’re all in this together.

Style and substance on TSC.... There is always more than meets the eye.

Style and substance on TSC.... There is always more than meets the eye.

On the surface, The TSC Blog looks like it could be one of those super-gloss lifestyle blogs but it’s’ really not. It’s about living a healthy, rich and beautiful life. It's honest. It's real. Lauryn writes in a true voice, her tone is light, easy to digest and always informative. Here is a sampling of some of my favorite articles from The TSC:

Supermodel Skinny Secrets, aka A Spoonful of Magic.

Kombucha + Champagne = amazingness. (Since I’m coolin’ it on the booze, I’ve been drinking Kombcha + sparkling water mocktails while watching RHOBH. Still amazing.)

Take a peek into her ultra-chic home & nab some decorating ideas.

Tips for Grabbing Life by The Balls.

Lauryn is the real deal. And she’s someone who is Just Doin’ It, and doing it well! Add her to your Feedly List & subscribe! You’ll thank me later.

A dog tee-pee? That's my kind of girl. 

A dog tee-pee? That's my kind of girl. 

The spirit of THIS site and my mission in general is to unite fabulous people everywhere, so we can all get better together. So keep checking back every Friday for more recommendations of ladies we can all learn a little somethin-somethin from!

xoA

All photos posted with extreme respect // borrowed from Lauryn's blog, The Skinny Confidential.