Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lauren Conrad launched her Fall 2011 clothing line for Kohl’s last week. I have never even been inside a Kohl’s department store so I really had no expectations. Her line is sweet, very dreamy and whimsical. Not sure if I would actually try to find my nearest Kohl’s to buy her clothes, but in a moment of boredom anything can happen, right?

Reading about LC’s charmed life got me thinking about The Hills and I started watching past episodes. It made me realize why I like Lauren and why I have been able to relate to her so much. She put forth her feelings and emotions in every situation. She openly communicated, knew the difference between right and wrong, and held her friends to the same standards and expectations she put forward. Watching Lauren deal with friendships, relationships, family, career, or even the basics of navigating through a fast-paced materialistic city, allowed me to see myself in her scenes. It was not the story of LC, but the story of all twenty-somethings, figuring out who we are and who we want to be while putting our lives together, even when we don’t have all the pieces. Pairing together Lauren’s facial expressions with some of my most favorite touching and poignant quotes shows that hardships, heartbreaks, and pain are universal, and we should use these tests as blessings, learning from them, and developing our personal and spiritual growth. “Grief and sorrow do not come to us by chance, they are sent to us by the Divine Mercy for our own perfecting.” -- ‘Abdu’l-Bahá


"Stop torturing yourself, her friends said. Stop living in the past. He was gone. Capital G--Gone. He wasn't coming back. She should focus not on the pain, but on the possibility. Something good would come from all this heartache, something always did. Everything, her friends told her, happened for a reason. She should start looking for the silver lining. She thought she might start looking for new friends." -- Aryn Kyle

"Closure is a greasy little word which, moreover, describes a nonexistent condition. The truth ... is that nobody gets over anything." -- Martin Amis

"Perhaps this is what the stories meant when they called somebody heartsick. Your heart and your stomach and your whole insides felt empty and hollow and aching." -- Gabriel García Márquez

"Later, her first intense, serious love affair, yes then she'd lost something more tangible, if undefinable: her heart? her independence? her control of, definition of, self? That first true loss, the furious bafflement of it. And never again quite so assured, confident." -- Joyce Carol Oates

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." -- Anaïs Nin

10 comments:

Shamim said...

A little taste of the heartfelt and heavy mixed with superficial and sweet. Brills.

Teresa said...

Tala, thanks for stopping by! Here's a link to the watch I'm wearing:

http://www.skagen.com/en-US/item/107SRRD.fx

Jamie McCarthy said...

Love the quotes and also LC's french braid in that one picture!

Krizia said...

So funny, I started re-watching the first episode of The Hills yesterday!
I love LC.

x Krizia

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ChiccaStyle said...

Love the quote and LC'style!

Petra said...

Love the pictures!! Would love to see her new line...

Oh my Dior! said...

I love Lauren's hair!! By the way I'm your new follower please follow back so we can keep in touch!

http://www.ohmydior.org/

Babe Jane said...

I watched every single episode of "The Hills", but i really missed LC in the newer ones! She's amazing, I like her books and style :)

Anna of IHOD said...

Love her. She is such a fun and down to earth girl!

TAM + SAM said...

LC's line at Kohl's was not that bad actually. Not sure if I would buy it buy, it but it is definitely affordable fashion. t