Lauren Conrad in J Brand

Busy author Lauren Conrad takes some time to cool her heels on the back of a friend's pick up truck in Westwood, CA on October 8, 2010. Fame Pictures, Inc

It looks like Lauren Conrad is back in the public eye. She recently announced her new fashion based reality show and she’s busy promoting both of her books. Her most recent book Style, provides a handy guide for the do’s and dont’s of fashion. I love Lauren as much as the next girl but I don’t necessarily see her as a fashion icon. Do you?

Lauren took a break from her book tour to hang out with her friends. She was recently snapped hanging out on the back of one of her friend’s pick ups. She looked like she was helping them move! Although, she did look a little overdressed, in a lacy shirt, J Brand skinny jeans and fringe boots. Buy J Brand jeans at Boutique To You.

Busy author Lauren Conrad takes some time to cool her heels on the back of a friend's pick up truck in Westwood, CA on October 8, 2010. Fame Pictures, Inc