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Off the Rack: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Holiday Dresses

Yesterday I stopped by Kohl's to check out their Veteran's Day Sale and was quickly sidetracked by the dazzling selection of party dresses from the LC Lauren Conrad collection. Thanksgiving is already next week (can you believe it?!) so now is the time to start shopping for all your holiday events. Luckily for us, LC makes getting dolled up for the season simple: There's the show-stopping sequin number ($60, was $80) that's still demure enough to take you from a family gathering to a club; a simple little black dress ($48, was $64) with surprise tuxedo-lace detailing on the back; a red dress ($48, was $64) with a sweetheart neckline and just enough lace to keep things fun; and my personal favorite, a creamy gold jacquard party dress ($48, was $64) with a flattering a-line skirt and bow detail on the waist that's so Kate Spade, without the Kate Spade price.

I also spotted some chic blazers in velvet and lace, brocade shorts and pretty sweaters for days you don't want to don a dress. (I went home with a heart sweater, striped dolman top, and a cobalt blouse with embellished sleeves).

There were some issues, however, especially with sizing. I tried on all the dresses to give you guys a better idea of what these look like in real life and found that I took a size 6 in the ivory dress, a "medium" in the sequin dress, a size 6 in the LBD and a size 8 in the red lace dress. My advice: Try these on in person! Happily, most of the dresses were bra-friendly, always a huge plus. Overall I'd say check your store or for more options, and make sure you use your Kohl's charge and coupons to get the best deal!

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Sophie Theallet for The Limited

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Just in time for the holidays, The Limited is teaming up with Vogue Fashion Fund winner Sophie Theallet for an exclusive collection. Known for her use of vibrant colors and "feminine confidence", the collection features a single dress in four colors (ivory, magenta, black and vermillion), plus a cardigan in four colors (midnight blue, midnight purple, brass and tangerine), that can be mixed and matched in multiple ways. There's also a belt, clutch in red, brick, eggplant and gold, and five styles of bracelets and two styles of earrings for The Limited collection. Dresses will retail for $108, cardigans for $69, bags for $59, belts for $49 and jewelry for $29. I love the trumpet hem, so on-trend this season! "The Look" for Holiday will be available in over 255 stores and online at beginning November 14th.

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The Look for Less: Pottery Barn Ruched Duvet Cover

Dress your bed in luxury with the "Hadley" full/queen ruched duvet cover in 100% cotton voile, $159 at Matching standard shams are $39 each.

Get the look for $74.99 with the Home Classics "Olivia" 3-piece duvet cover set in cotton at

Another option at Kohl's is the Madison Park Catalina 4-piece ruched duvet set, $114.99 for the full/queen. Both sets are also available in lavender.

Shop the look for even less with the Simply Shabby Chic Smocked Duvet Cover, $79.99 for the full/queen size in 100% cotton including two standard shams at