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Nicole Richie: "I’m a Jeans and T-shirt Type of Girl"

USMagazine, Friday, September 3, 2010, 6:26am (PDT)

Nicole Richie looks chic even when she goes to the grocery store.

But the mother-of-two, 28, tells the October issue of UK In Style, "I don’t think it’s as prepared as you’d think. I just grab whatever’s around and put it on," according to Britain's Daily Mail, which features excerpts from the article.

She says she's "pretty much a jeans and T-shirt type of girl and then I go from there."

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Her style secret? "I collect a lot of vintage kimonos and vintage bed jackets," she says. "I’ll throw those on, and a lot of the time it will appear that I’m wearing a completely different outfit, but I’m not."

Her 2-year-old daughter Harlow, on the other hand, is different when it comes to getting dressed.

"[Harlow] picks her own clothes. It’s a 20-minute thing – it begins at 7:30 each morning," she says. "But it is what it is and it’s fine."

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In the interview, Richie says she's also put an end to her wild partying days (in 2006, she pleaded guilty to DUI and served a brief stint in the slammer). "I got myself through it with the help of a lot of great people," she says.

She now prefers domestic life, making "home-cooked and very, very healthy" food for her family (which includes son Sparrow, who turns 1 this month).

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"I don’t have a hat and apron, but I entertain at home a lot," she says. "I love cooking for other people."

Says Richie, "My house is pretty eclectic. I think it represents me well. It’s fun and comfortable at the same time and it’s a place where a lot of people like to be. It has a lot of people in and out all the time."

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