Today is Lauren Conrad's 29th birthday. There are so many reasons to celebrate the reality star-turned-designer — first and foremost the fact that she's one of the only former reality stars to ever successfully transition into any other walk of life.
These days, Conrad runs a thriving fashion empire and is a New York Times
best-selling author. Her Instagram is a candy-colored delight. She has two pups
that would send anyone running to Petfinder. Her beauty tutorials
are on-point. The Little Market
finds delightful trinkets from around the world and also gives back.
Despite all of those accolades, we still fondly remember the Lauren Conrad we knew and loved from the halcyon days of Laguna Beach
and The Hills
. On those shows — the latter especially — it wasn't about what was said or what happened as much as what wasn't or didn't.
The long, awkward pauses and lingering stares pregnant with D-R-A-M-A were basically just waiting to be GIF'ed and applied forevermore to similar occasions in your own life.
Lauren Conrad was the absolute master at cutting someone down with a withering glare, weeping through mascara tears, and giving solid Jim Halpert from The Office
vibes with her "Can you believe this shit?" eye rolls. Her expressions are really the enduring GIFs that keep on GIF-fing, so in honor of her birthday, let Lauran Conrad do your emoting for you. She's got the perfect look for every occasion down pat.