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Throwback Thursday: Lauren Conrad's Floral Blouse and Liquid Leggings Look for Less

Nothing could be more fitting for this week's Throwback Thursday Look for Less than Lauren Conrad's floral look from 2011. Perfect for this spring, Lauren paired a printed blouse with a pair of liquid leggings, camel booties and handbag, and a pearl choker necklace. I love all of the style influences that I am seeing in this one look. It's feminine and playful because of the florals and pearls, edgy from the addition of leather and a bit bohemian thanks to the use of cognac in her shoes and bag. I never would have styled these items together, but leave it to Lauren to show us that opposite styles attract! Read on to see my finds and get her look for less...


Lauren Conrad Photo Credit: David Tennessean, Pacific Coast News

LC Lauren Conrad's Latest Spring Looks, Plus Reed Krakoff for Kohl's

LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's spring 2016 lookbook
Feminine florals, pretty pastels and breezy fabrics are back for spring in the LC Lauren Conrad collection at Kohl's latest lookbook. There are absolutely no surprises here - Lauren knows her brand DNA and is sticking with it. She's floating away in a hot air balloon, picking lemons, making lemonade and enjoying a picnic - among other things - all while rocking her signature cat-eye and enviable hairstyles. If you're looking for something new, mark your calendars for April 14th when REED for Kohl's - a new designer collection of handbags and apparel by Reed Krakoff - will land at (and April 21 in stores). Until then, read on to see all of Lauren's predictable albeit utterly adorable looks...

Back to Basics: Molly Sims's Blazer and Boyfriend Jeans Look for Less

I've always felt that at the heart of every woman's wardrobe is a great pair of jeans and a crisp white tee. The pieces can be styled in any way and fit into every budget. Molly Sims rocks the two pieces in this classic look by pairing them with a tailored blazer, black sandals, gold aviators and a cognac leather bag. One of my favorite styling tips is pairing a blazer with denim - it instantly elevates an outfit with just a touch of, adding a structured handbag like Molly makes it even more chic! Read on to get Molly's look and grab a few of my closet essentials.

The Look for Less: Schutz 'Enida' Sandal

The Look for Less: Schutz 'Enida' Sandal
There's something magical about the Schutz 'Enida' sandal. It has this incredible leg-lengthening effect, and the block heel makes me think it's probably comfortable, too. I'd start with the nude color to get the most wear, but the other colors are equally tempting. While $170 isn't that much to spend on a pair of heels, I found a look for less that's about half the price.

Splurge: Schutz 'Enida' Sandal, $170 at
Steal: Steve Madden 'Carrson,' $89.95 at

You're Going to Want to Steal Lauren Conrad's 'Celebrate' Book Launch Outfit

Lauren Conrad's new book! her outfit's from Kohl's under $50
Lauren Conrad wore a dress and heels from her Kohl's collection to fête the launch of her new book, Celebrate (out today!), a lovely fact I picked up while watching Style Code Live. It's my new nightly obsession/guilty pleasure if the kids are both in bed, and it's only 30 minutes long so I can squeeze it in while doing other things. But back to Lauren: She was on the show to talk about her latest book that's about all-things-party and revealed that she wore this dress and these heels, as seen on her Instagram feed. I think she looks amazing - the dress is so girly and chic, not to mention figure flattering with its fit and flare silhouette. Lauren's exact dress is available in sizes 0-18 for just $48 while the heels are available in four colors for just $40! See? Watching TV isn't just fun and games, it's research.

Photo: Lauren Conrad Instagram