Feeling Hippie Chic in LC

Top: LC Lauren Conrad Shorts: Seven For All Mankind Bag and Shoes: Chloe

Top: LC Lauren Conrad
Shorts: Seven For All Mankind
Bag and Shoes: Chloe

Today I was feeling a 60’s 70’s “My Girl Vibe.” And all I needed was a bike, and Macaulay Culkin as my BFF. Some days I just look at my closet and one piece just inspires the whole ensemble. Today, it was my LC Lauren Conrad floral and lace peasant top to release my inner Vada Thomas. While I always second guess being too matchy matchy, a floral necklace with a floral top just seemed to be the perfect combo to achieve the ultimate “flower child” look.

Jeans and a t-shirt a la' "My Girl."

Jeans and a t-shirt a la’ “My Girl.” I’m not much for Converse though.

While I have reservations about shopping at Kohls, (polyester and J. Lo inspired outfits, no thanks) I was sucked in by Lauren Conrad. I look to her as the every day, normal girl’s fashion icon. While yes I’d love to go out every day rocking the Nicole Richie look, let’s face it sometimes not only is it impossible to achieve EVERY DAY, but it’s also unnecessary. I realize this a complete contradiction to previous posts where I state I like wearing Louboutins even on the most mundane days. But some days I like to dress down, and this is me dressed down. And who better to create pieces for having a casual Saturday in So. Cal than the So. Cal fashion queen herself, Lauren Conrad.

I had written an article about her collection when it first debuted years ago when I was interning as a Fashion Editor for Orangecounty.com. Initially I reviewed it as a knock off of Free People and Joie, Fashion Blogger Anna James of Fashion Blvd, renewed my faith. Sometimes it’s not what you’re wearing but rather how you wear it. Plus, let’s face it not all couture is made of the finest silks with a tag that says made in Italy. While yes it’s mass made, and mostly of polyester nearly all of her pieces have cute little accents that make them classic and girly. My two favorite words when it comes to outfit selections.

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