The Woman Project: Lauren Conrad

Friday, April 25, 2014


Today, I'm excited to be a part of an amazing post series called The Woman Project! Each blogger participating chooses a woman we identify with and pay tribute to her on our blog by explaining why they inspire us and channel their style into an outfit. I'm all about role models so I think this series is so empowering and fun!

The woman I am inspired by the most, both by her style and accomplishments, is LAUREN CONRAD. I've been a fan of Lauren since she first appeared on the Reality TV show, Laguna Beach. She was a cute, girl next door who was down to earth and had big dreams. She was the underdog--the girl who was in love with a boy she would never end up with. We were able to follow a big chunk of her life via MTV as she moved from Laguna Beach to The Hills. She experienced heartbreaks, job drama, and backstabbing friends. She was so relatable!

It's amazing to see how far Lauren has come since her Reality TV days. She's written novels, founded The Little Market, runs a blog, traveled the world, gotten engaged, and of course created her own line of apparel. It's so inspiring to be able to see a small town girl like her, accomplish so much in her life at such a young age. I love how despite her fame and fortune, she still holds that girl next door persona that made America fall in love with her in the first place.

Now let's talk about Lauren's style. Seriously, this girl is my fashion guru. You guys have no idea how many of my outfits have been inspired by her. I don't think I've ever seen her wear an outfit that wasn't amazingly perfect! I decided to recreate a super cute spring outfit of hers that is one of my favorites.

Above is a side-by-side comparison of our outfits--What do you guys think? I'm the one on the right if you guys couldn't tell us apart (I mean we're basically twins haha I wish) ;)
Keep scrolling down to see a closer look at my inspired outfit, as well as a bunch of my favorite looks by Lauren!

Top: c/o Choies
Skirt: Forever 21 [similar]
Heels: c/o Lime Lush
Necklace: Forever 21 c/o Coupons.com
Belt: thrifted! [similar]

Below are some of my favorite looks on Lauren. She has a love for floral patterns, polka dots, bright colors, and of course, braids! How can you not love this girl's style? I'm obsessed.

LC images via Pinterest

The Woman Project series continues tomorrow on my girl, Gentri's blog! I've already seen a sneak peek of her post and you're definitely gonna want to check it out when the time comes. You won't be disappointed.

Who are some women you've drawn inspiration from?
I'd love to hear them in the comments below!!

Have a great weekend, friends!

Cheers.
  1. Love the outfit--and of course Lauren Conrad:)

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  2. Love the outfit on you so pretty !!

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  3. You did Lauren proud. Your outfit is adoable! I defintely see her as an amazing style icon! She's got a great classic look!
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  4. I LOVE lauren's sense of style, and you pull this off fantastically!

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  5. Ah LC has always been my favorite. You both are such classy women :)

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  6. I totally agree- LC's style is fantastic and you emulated her perfectly!! I absolutely adore that skirt!

    xo Always, Abby

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  7. Oh my gosh, I LOVE Lauren Conrad. You duplicated this outfit effortlessly. Beautiful.

    Anna
    www.enzaessentials.wordpress.com

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  8. love LC! and your skirt is so pretty!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  9. I LOVE LC! She is one of my role models too and I adore her style. You put this outfit together so perfectly. You look lovely, as always. :)

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  10. Those colors compliment you so well. You look beautiful!


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  11. You did an amazing job emulating Lauren Conrad's style. I absolutely love her classy style too!

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  12. I absolutely love Lauren Conrad! She is amazing! Your look here is & fabulous & so much like hers!!

    Kristin
    Crumbs & Curls

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  13. I love your post, ariel!! You nailed that look! LC is such an amazing role model, wish I could be just like her!

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  14. Gorgeous skirt!!!

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  15. Your looks are basically identical! You're such a pro! Lauren Conrad is such an inspiration to me as well. She's come so far since her reality TV days and stayed incredibly humble. And her style is so timeless and chic, always looking put together. What a superhuman!

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  16. Love LC's style, and you totally nailed her look!

    jenn @ hello, rigby!

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  17. I returned it and I already got my money back. Then order and 2x and it fit me a little big but at least it close. One thing it was long. But I will take it to my friend who will fix the long part and tight it a little bit.
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  18. Lauren Conrad does have a great girly style. She was my favorite from Laguna Beach too. lol! I always rooted for her and Stephen.

    I always love all of Jessica Alba's style. She's one of those girls that look good no matter what! lol

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  19. I love Lauren Conrad's feminine, romantic style. I buy a lot from her Kohl's clothing line and I like to get ideas from her. You did a great job matching your outfit. I love both of the blue skirts, love the lacy tops, love all of it!

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  20. Fresh and lovely! Great choice. Can we all join in The Woman Project? :)
    T

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  21. This look is so gorgeous! Love the color and cut of the skirt!
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