USMagazine, Saturday, February 2, 2013, 2:00pm (PST)
Gettin' wild in the wild wild west with LC! Lauren Conrad turned 27 on Friday (Feb. 1), and made like a sexy cowgirl for the special occasion with a Western-themed birthday celebration with pals that night. Documenting the free-spirited evening out via Instagram and Twitter, the former Hills star turned designer and author wore tiny Daisy Duke shorts and a plaid, Western-style shirt tied above her navel to reveal her trim abs.
"Headed to our b-day hoedown!" Conrad wrote beneath one detailed snapshot of a "Country Western" belt buckle. As the night unfolded, Conrad shared more pics with family members and pals in similar cowboy (and cowgirl) dress, and posted a full-body shot as she looked for a ride home. ("Just hailing a cab with my stick pony . . . ")
Conrad added some Caribbean flavor to the festivities as well -- apparently downing some rum during the evening. "Cheers to my Birthday! Can't wait for what @Malibu_Rum and I have in store for you all this year," she captioned another pic, in which she holds up a bottle of Malibu Rum.
Before heading out for the raucous night, the California girl went for a hike, and also Instagrammed some of her birthday spoils: Pale roses, French macarons, and birthday cards. No word yet what birthday goodies Conrad received from boyfriend William Tell, whom she began dating on Valentine's Day 2012.