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Lauren Conrad Launches Maternity Collection at Kohl's

Lauren Conrad launches her maternity fashion line at Kohl's.
Lauren Conrad just launched her first maternity clothing line at Kohl's, and it's just as feminine, romantic and whimsical as the rest of her popular collection.

The mom-to-be included easy to wear separates and casual dresses in the initial launch, like this cold shoulder pleated dress (above), these belly panel jeggings, and this pintuck pleasant blouse.

Prices range from $28 to $47 (and you can knock those prices down even more with Kohl's coupons, Kohl's Cash and Yes2Rewards).

I remember how hard I searched to find an affordable, cute dress for my baby shower when I was pregnant with my first son...back then I wanted to try something on in person and didn't have much luck ordering maternity dresses online. The struggle is real, ya'll. I'm so happy to see another option out there for moms to be, and I'll be sharing this little news scoop with all my mamma friends!

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LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Maternity Clothing Line

LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Maternity Clothing Line

LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Maternity Clothing Line

LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Maternity Clothing Line

Photo credit: Kohl's


The Look for Less: Rag & Bone 'Harrow' Ankle Boots

LC Lauren Conrad's slit ankle bootie is a dead ringer for Rag & Bone's iconic Harrow booties.
Before you read this post, please know that I can not be held responsible for any shoe purchases that might ensue. Having said that, this look for less is just so good, you may end up getting all three colors for fall. The LC Lauren Conrad split ankle boot is a dead ringer for the Rag & Bone 'Harrow' boot, a perennial fall favorite that looks amazing with skirts, dresses, and skinny jeans. Scoop up the real or the steal - you really can't go wrong with this wardrobe staple! #yourewelcome

Splurge: Rag & Bone 'Harrow' Bootie, $495 at nordstrom.com (also available at rag-bone.com)

Steal: LC Lauren Conrad Split Ankle Bootie, $49.99 (down from $69.99) at kohls.com

LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Fall 2016 Look Book

LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's
At first glance, Lauren Conrad's latest Fall collection for Kohl's looks a lot like past seasons, with feminine florals, pretty tops and essentials like skinny jeans and ankle boots (which we will gladly take one of each, thank you). But look closer and you'll see a wearable line that's totally in step with fall's dark romance trend as seen on the runways. Think lace, cold-shoulders, bow-ties, opaque tights and edgy boots paired with flirty dresses and skirts. Moody hues like mauve, moss green and merlot enliven the color palette.

Off the Rack: What to Buy at Kohl's for Spring

LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's spring styles are so cute
Earlier I shared the LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Spring 2016 lookbook, now you can see how some of these fashions look in real life. Plus, that Reed Krakoff collab I told you about is now available for pre-shop if you're a Kohl's Yes2You Rewards member (check your email, you should have received a link). I don't expect this collection to sell out anytime soon, though (over $100 for faux leather bags at Kohl's? I don't think so.) But back to spring fashions: in the juniors department, I found a cute anorak (Junior's Mudd Utility Jacket, $39.99) and cargo vest (Junior's Mudd Utility Vest, $32.99), both versatile layering pieces. Sonoma Goods for Life (what's with the new name?) also has a nice cargo jacket (Utility Twill Jacket, $34.99) and a gingham shirt (Sonoma Goods for Life Plaid Shirt, $19.99) worth checking out. From LC Lauren Conrad, it's all the florals and lace and girly dresses and blouses we've come to expect...but where else can you find these things on a budget? Here's a foolproof spring/summer outfit idea: Take any pretty top from Lauren's line (love this floral babydoll top, $26.40), add white jeans and anchor it with a cognac bag and sandals - the best you can afford - and you've got a gorgeous look that can take you anywhere (sorta like this). Rock & Republic also has camo shorts and pants, and nice denim jackets if you're looking. In the shoe department, I saw lots of shoes marked down to $24.99 for spring like white strappy heels, scalloped ballet flats and boat shoes.

Take a look at my photos and tell me what you're loving at Kohl's for spring!

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 kohls.com (and April 21 in stores). Until then, read on to see all of Lauren's predictable albeit utterly adorable looks...