A lot of my branding has come from stubbornness – I knew what I liked. I knew what I wanted to do.
A lot of people in fashion don’t want to be linked with anything that has to do with reality TV.
Any way to make a workout feel like playtime is great.
As a designer, you are flattered to see anyone in one of your designs, whether it’s on a red carpet or passing by you in the market. It’s this wonderful little high every time.
At night I can write for hours.
At the end of the day it’s going to hurt your feelings if someone says something mean about you, but I’ve learned to take a step back and ask myself if it’s really going to affect me, if this person who I’m never going to know or meet doesn’t like me – and it doesn’t.
Being a good observer is a great tool to have as a writer, just taking the world in.
Being responsible for another human life terrifies me, because I kill plants.
Blogging is a great way to show your talents and interests to prospective employers, while adding an edge to your resume. If you blog consistently it shows your dedication, passions and creativity – all of which are key attributes employers look for in job candidates.
Dates are always hard. You don’t want to be too dressed up or too casual.
Dating in Los Angeles can be hard, which makes it all the better when you meet a really nice guy.
Dating is all about the chase. It’s fun!
During holiday parties I end up recycling a lot of my cocktail dresses and just wearing a layering piece, like a blazer and tights, with it.
Everyone has that friend who’s every day, like, ‘I hate my nose, I hate my nose, I hate my nose.’ You either need to come to peace with it and be like, alright, I hate it, but it’s part of me – or change it. So I’m not against plastic surgery, I’m against plastic surgery when it doesn’t really need to be done.
Fitness is a luxury when you are busy!
Five years on TV is a really, really long time.
I almost exclusively wear skinny jeans. I’m terrified of any other cut of denim.
I always wear bronzer because I love the way my skin looks when it’s tan.
I can sleep anywhere. I’m like an infant.
I can’t even read a script. I’ve tried and it’s painful to watch.
I definitely aspire to be someone like Tyra Banks, who’s created an empire for herself.
I do most of my shopping online. It’s just convenient for me.
I don’t call magazines and let them know about things so they can write stories.
I don’t have the best dating track record.
I don’t kiss on the first date. My friends always make fun of me for that! But I will hold hands.
I don’t stage my own publicity.
I get very uncomfortable with people watching me.
I go into meetings, and people have this preconceived notion of me that I didn’t work hard to get where I am.
I go through phases when I’ve been filming where I wake up in the middle of the night and I think I’m being filmed.
I grew up at the beach and I was always involved in beach clean-ups and caring for my environment.
I haven’t met a woman without insecurities.
I like to involve myself in charities that help children and also young women in need.
I like to know exactly what’s being put into my food.
I like wearing scarves in my hair because they make me look put together without taking a lot of time.
I love anything really feminine. I love any sort of girly detail – anything with a bow or a heart on it, I’m immediately in love with.
I love Chelsea Handler.
I love going on book tours because it’s an opportunity to connect with the people that matter most to my brand.
I love wearing designer pieces with something I found at Target.
I make fun of guys when I like them. I act like I’m 10 years old. I do it as a test to see if they can laugh at themselves. If they get sensitive, then it’s like, ‘Um, this isn’t going to work.’
I mean, it’s fun to go out and do stuff in Hollywood, but if it was gone tomorrow, I really wouldn’t be disappointed.
I never wanted to end up in entertainment; that wasn’t the goal.
I read a lot of ‘Spark Notes’ in high school.
I really, really want to produce. That’s the top of my to-do list.
I think a good friend, to me, is all about trust and loyalty. You don’t ever want to second-guess whether you can tell your friend something.
I think any opportunity you have to be green, whether it’s in business or in everyday life, you should take it.
I think clothes hang beautifully on thin women.
I think it’s definitely important to look like yourself on a date. You don’t want to look like someone else with too much makeup or too much hair.
I think that I get bored easily with things.
I think that it’s really nice to learn that makeup is different for every person. Everyone has a different feature on their face that they like to show off.
I think that like most girls in high school, I just mirrored what was around me.
I think that makeup can be challenging, especially when you are younger.
I think that when you have kids, it’s all about them.
I think there is a niche for every market.
I think when you’re put into a completely different situation and environment, you really see who you are. You’re not affected by what’s around you. You are who you are.
I try really hard to separate myself from other celebrity brands.
I try to never look back at how I dressed in the first few seasons of ‘Laguna Beach’ because it was pretty bad… head-to-toe bad.
I used to get taxed on my allowance. Yeah, I’ve been taxed since I was a little kid. And at the end of the year I had to pick a charity to donate my taxes to.
I wouldn’t include a piece in my collection that I wouldn’t wear personally.
I’d love to design bridal dresses.
I’m a writer slash designer slash TV personality.
I’m comfortable in front of the camera, but I can’t act.
I’m into mellow dates with really good food.
I’m just not a fan of the gym. In fact, I hate it. I understand loving the feeling you get after working out all those endorphins. But going there? It’s the worst.
I’m meant for California.
I’m my happiest when I’m really busy. I love feeling like I need one more hour of sleep, or when I’m running around frazzled!
I’m not a sexy person. I’m OK with it. I’ve never been the sexy girl. Whenever I’ve had a boyfriend, he’s always been like, ‘Oh, you’re cute.’
I’m not old-fashioned when it comes to dating, but there’s something nice about a guy pulling out a girl’s chair and opening the door for her, even if it’s just in the beginning.
I’m not really a big reader.
I’m obsessed with the 1920s, everything from the style to the lifestyle. It was a really cool era.
I’m sure a lot of people don’t take me seriously.
I’ve actually spent a lot of time researching beauty products, how they are produced and how they are sold.
I’ve always been a big fan of Phillip Lim. He’ll always be a favorite of mine.
I’ve always been open to doing reality again. Just under certain circumstances.
I’ve found when all I’m eating is really fresh, healthy foods, I stop craving pizza and burgers.
If you’re on the cover of any magazine, you certainly get recognized more.
If you’re putting your name on something, it’s really important to be a part of it, or else people will just do whatever they want with it. And then it’s not really you, and it won’t be true.
Imperfection is relatable.
In high school I spent most of my time in jeans and T-shirts or Juicy sweats. We’re such a laid-back town. I mean, people wore bikinis under their clothes half the time, so you didn’t really get dressed up to go to school.
In Hollywood, you grow up quick.
It’s very hard to lose someone who’s the closest person to you in your life.
Like most people, I used to wear clothing off the rack. But having them fitted to me makes a really big difference, especially with pieces like a cocktail dress. Little nips and tucks can take 10 pounds off you.
Listen to advice from people who have been there and done that. It is so hard to believe that when you are young, but parents, mentors, teachers, they can all be so valuable when it comes to advice.
Most of my friends all tend to work in restaurants part time, doing acting classes on the side.
My website inspired me to create my book club and provides me with a creative outlet where I can write about things that interest me. It’s a platform where I can present ideas or new ventures and get feedback straight from the people who mean the most to me.
No one eats pretty.
None of my friends call me L.C. That was just a high school nickname, and nobody refers to me like that anymore.
One of my biggest goals, especially with writing YA novels, is just to have people enjoy reading.
One way to stay grounded in the entertainment industry is to surround yourself with very good people that will constantly remind you how uncool you are.
People are just obsessed with other people’s lives. I don’t know whether it’s kind of a way to escape their own, or something to follow… I really couldn’t tell you.
People label you the way they know you best.
Scripts are corny and predictable. Real life is always better.
Social media is key to promoting the editorial posts on my website.
Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.
The first series I wrote, ‘L.A. Candy,’ was always meant to be a three-book series, so when I started out it was all outlined that way and by the time I was done with the third book, I had become so involved and the process and the stories, I was a little bit sad to be done.
The normal 21-year-old doesn’t have to worry about their night out being put on TMZ.
The one thing I’ve learned about friends is that the good ones are rare.
The only thing that ever really bothers me is that a lot of people think I’m that girl who hates your boyfriend. I’m really not that girl. Some of my friends’ boyfriends are my best friends.
There is never just one thing that leads to success for anyone. I feel it always a combination of passion, dedication, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time.
There’s not a business or a master plan as far as I’m concerned. I take it week by week, and I don’t think you ever expect to be able to do the next thing.
There’s not one person that I say I want to look like.
When I work with my art department on putting imagery together for my blog posts I always think, ‘Would I pin this?’ That really helps.
When you are working really hard and you’re really focused on your career, a lot of other things suffer.
When you do multiple things you love, it doesn’t feel like work.
When you’re growing up, you play dress-up – it’s a game, it’s a pastime. And then as you get older, getting ready and looking nice becomes this constant stress. I want to make it fun again.
When you’re writing a book, you don’t want it to be overly trendy because you want people to enjoy it for years and refer back to it.
Whenever someone comes up to me and says, ‘I’m having trouble shopping.’ I tell them to pull out their 10 favorite, most-worn pieces, then build a wardrobe around them. Those staples are going to be different for everybody.
You don’t want a slob, but you don’t want a guy who is constantly borrowing your tweezers.
You have your personal life and you have work life; when it’s combined, it’s difficult.
You should never need a guy to make you feel complete.