Posts Tagged ‘LC Lauren Conrad’

Lauren Conrad Does Holiday Style

Posted by    |    December 5th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I’m totally transparent about my love for Lauren Conrad.  She’s stylish, savvy, approachable, and somewhat represents “every girl”.  She’s an entrepreneur who soared beyond her reality roots and found herself an inspiration for girls of all ages.  So, when her LC Lauren Conrad Holiday Collection for Kohl’s appeared, I have to admit that it made me pretty excited.  Not only are these outfits worth pinning on Pinterest (follow mine here), they are affordable, which is a major bonus this time of year.  I love that Conrad partnered with Kohl’s to come up with a fabulous mix of trendy and classic styles, all of which are easy to find at the dozens of Kohl’s stores in the area, or a mouse click away online.

*Notice that her “holiday colors” aren’t all red, green, gold, and silver. She’s chosen colors that will look fab all winter long, and those gray booties are to.die.for. And how does she make a chunky sweater look sexy and not bulky? Genius.

If you’d like to see a sampling of her new designs that have made my wish list, check out these photos.

She’s come a looooong way since “Laguna Beach“, don’t you think?

How To: What To Wear Over a Spaghetti Strap Dress (for under $100!)

Posted by    |    September 23rd, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Spaghetti strap dresses are something every woman has in her closet.  You wear them for parties, formal events like weddings, special dates…but how do you get that same dress to work in situations where those skinny straps aren’t always appropriate, like in the office or at church? Or how about when the air turns cooler this time of year?

There are a few ways you can style your spaghetti strap dress that will take it from night to day, with the easiest being to add a few layers.  Most women think a simple cardigan will do the trick.  Though a cardigan sweater is definitely a pretty option, it can look a little 1950′s June Cleaver.  So, to keep things looking fresh and modern,  how about mixing things up and adding a fitted blazer with rolled up sleeves? You can push the sleeves up or down, and wear a long necklace to add something special.  A skinny belt is also a great way to add a new look and dimension to the dress. An added bonus to this look is that you no longer have to wear a strapless bra or go braless…your straps will be hidden under the blazer and make you much more comfortable.

If you’re still wanting to keep things formal and a blazer is too casual, try wearing a pashmina over the dress to keep you warmer, look more polished, and add a pop of unexpected color.  By layering on a a few extra pieces and accessories, you can take a dress that was once for one purpose only, and make it multi-purpose in a no time at all.

LC Lauren Conrad Blazer ($70) (more…)