'Tis the season for chic, glee, festivity and LC. Television personality, fashion designer and author Lauren Conrad has captured the world's attention since her reality days on Laguna Beach and The Hills. From her holiday wish list and resort wear recommendations to her New York Times best-selling novels and more, Lauren graces Style Solutions with her story.
Sydney: It's the holiday season: ideal holiday party outfit, please!
Lauren: I always think you can never go wrong with a cute party dress.
S: Tell me about your line with Kohls and some key pieces in your collections.
L: I love working with Kohls, and I think there are some amazing staples for any wardrobe. We have a few blouses and boyfriend blazers that we've done a few seasons in a row, but in different colors and patterns, as they are just must-have items.
S: What's it like to be writing fiction after years on TV?
L: I just released a new series to follow up "LA Candy." This one is from the point of view of the bad girl, so I must say it was a little more fun to write.
S: What about your Lauren Conrad Beauty and Style books?
L: Writing those books was really eye-opening, as you realize just how much goes into beauty and fashion, and also how much I've learned over the years. I think both books are essential, as they don't really teach you one particular look that will go out of style next season, but rather tools and tricks you can use over the years.
S: What's on your holiday wish list this year?
L: I always love candles, cookbooks, coffee table books, and scarfs. They always fit and are so useful and fun.
S: Definitely. I also think nail polish makes for great stocking stuffers. What are your current go-to's?
L: I am loving metallics lately. They're fun and festive and go with everything.
S: If you could create your dream Christmas tree ornament, what would it be?
L: I love the holidays, that is a great question. I would say something very sparkly.
S: What's your favorite holiday song and movie?
L: I love "Sleepless In Seattle" and "When Harry Met Sally." Also, anything Christmas like "It's A Wonderful Life."
S: Holidays are all about traditions. What's yours?
L: Spending time with my family -- we make it a point to get together.
S: This is also resort season. What are three items you must take with you on a vacation somewhere warm?
L: There are key must-have items for a resort trip. They include a maxi dress that can be worn as a cover up or to a nice dinner out, a great skirt that can be paired with different tops to create a few looks, and a cardigan for cool evenings.
S: What's up and coming for you?
L: I continue writing, designing for LC Lauren Conrad for Kohls and Paper Crown, and also running my website, LaurenConrad.com. I am also really proud of my sustainable bag line called XO(eco). It's a combo of really cute beauty and lunch bags that are also good for the planet!