I am so excited for today’s post! Why, you ask? Well, because today I have two exciting announcements!
1. Welcome to my new monthly series, #WCW. Every month I will showcase someone who I feel is killin’ it in this world of female entrepreneurs. Being a business woman in today’s society is hard effing work. And i’m not talking about the general stereotypes from men who doubt us, I am talking about the catty women who are only in it for them and themselves. I am just not about that. With my background in PR, I’ve learned how important and rewarding it is to support others in and out of your industry.
2. Today I am showing off a major girl crush I have…
Her name is Lauryn Evarts…but many know her as the bad ass babe behind “The Skinny Confidential”. If you have never heard of her or read her effing fabulous blog…go over there right now and kick yourself in the ass for being so behind [kidding...kinda]
So, here’s Lauryn:
Total babe, right?! Lauryn Evarts has worked her ass off to turn her blog and lifestyle in a full brand in the last 3 years. She has inspired me in so many ways, not only for my own blog but for everything I do. She has taught me to embrace my own weird, quirky style because if I don’t…who the hell will??
This weekend I had the opportunity to embrace her way of living with her brand new lifestyle guide, “The Skinny Confidential: A Babe’s Sexy, Sassy Fitness and Lifestyle Guide”
Because I have been a total stalker for the entire three years that Lauryn has blogged, reading her book just made it feel more real. [stalking her life and her 'lifestyle', that is ;)]. I love how she made her book to be another layer of her skinny girl lifestyle (& BRAND!!) and not just her most popular posts copy and pasted onto a shinny page. She’s the real deal guys and so is her lifestyle guide. Here are some of my favorite quotes that I am currently adding to MY lifestyle, the Emily Ahlbum lifestyle…
This quote literally hit me right on the head. Have you ever heard of that saying that goes something like “I am either completely obsessed or not interested at all”? Yeah, totally me. Esp. with blogging, food and my BF <<< and being obsessed with all of them has bitten me in the ass once or twice. As Lauryn would say, it’s all about balance, babes.
In the next upcoming months, I will be working my ass off to make one of my dreams come true. I’m not going to tell you exactly what I am concocting just yet, but I will say there are already days where I want to crawl in a hole and hide. I have to learn how to fake it until I make it…and you better believe after reading this book, I am up for the challenge.
I love being inspired and I love having the opportunity to inspire others so if you haven’t read the #TSCBook, I highly suggest you do so. It’s not about being skinny or adapting her lifestyle, it’s about embracing your own and being the best you can be (even if you have to fake it for a while)!
Also, a HUGE thank you to Lauryn, who has not only answered every.single.email I’ve sent her [within 24 hours, because shes not too cool to talk to her fans] but because she’s a true role model. Not only for me, but for everyone else in this crazy ‘creative’ world. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You can find The Skinny Confidential here | here | and here…and while you’re at it, go download her new app in the app store (i told you she was the real deal!)