Some Pleasant Surprises: Lauren Conrad Collection at Kohl’s 30% off 9/30 to 10/10

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Pictured: The new Lauren Conrad line goes on sale at Kohl’s on Sept. 30th

Some of you may know that Lauren Conrad (LC), star of MTV’s show The Hills, launched a fashion line for Kohl’s a few weeks ago. I have to admit, I was not very excited about this collection. I didn’t know anything about the clothes, and I didn’t follow The Hills. Of course, I’m always open to fashion whatever it’s shape, form and sometimes it’s price. 🙂 Kohl’s sent me a few samples of the LC line, and I have to admit, there were some very pleasant surprises among the samples. Of course, an even more pleasant surprise is that the entire line will be on sale tomorrow, Sept. 30th for 30% off the retail prices. Of course, the mere mention of the world sale, makes the line even more interesting 🙂 Below are some of what I think are the hits and misses in this line.

First up, I adore this 1940’s style vintage, flowing top. It looks like the store photo and is very flattering on. Here are the Kohl’s pictures and my pictures, so you can see for yourself.

Pictured: Kohl’s Lauren Conrad Flutter Sleeve Blouse, stock photo and my photo.

To my surprise, this blouse is really beautiful on. The drop waist and the frills around the sleeves are very vintage looking to me. It’s going on sale tomorrow and the price is right! The retail price was $40.00, tomorrow the sale price will be under $30.00.

Other pieces I think are good fall fashion values are the below cream dress with the fall leaves print and wide black belt. The belt can be removed and worn with other clothing items including sweaters and other more conservative day dresses for the office.

Pictured: The LC Lauren Conrad Watercolor Ruffled Dress reduced from $60.00 to $41.00.

I also like the red/rust sweater with the dropped shoulders. This is a stylish looking sweater that would look good with a nice gold necklace or even some pearls. Bad news on this sweater though, it’s almost all sold out already online, so you’ll have to look for it in the stores tomorrow. I’m not the only one who likes the look of this piece.

Pictured: LC Sweater with dolman sleeves.

This red rayon sweater has a nice flowing fit and is well priced at $27.99 on sale. Of course, there are other pieces in the collection that I am less fond of. The jeans are cute, but unforgiving in cut and style. They will only look good on someone, well, with the figure of Lauren Conrad (think size 2). I’m also not big on the below pictured “sheath dress.” The print on this one is brushstrokes on the front. An over sized zipper adorns the back of the dress. It’s not my cup of tea, and even on sale, it’s $34.00 (better than the $50.00 retail price), but I am still not sold on this one.

Pictured: My least favorite: the LC back zipped sheath dress.

As with every collection, there are hits and misses. Still if you are looking for some affordable and colorful fashion choices, then LC at Kohl’s is worth a look.

Tomorrow’s sale includes all the Kohl’s designers. So look for Apt. 9, Dana Buchman, Vera Wang, Elle and Daisy Fuentes at additional savings. Look for the Apt. 9 animal print cardigan for only $24.99. My sales flyer notes that if I use my Kohl’s charge card tomorrow, I will receive extra discounts and savings. Not a bad deal. Check the prices on line before you put the charges on the card to maximize your savings. And don’t forget your Kohl’s cash . 🙂

PS: One I bought myself at the Kohl’s Grand Opening Sale, the LC Dolman Sleeve Teal Sweater. Great color, and its comfortable. Price: sale $27.99

Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.