Lauren Conrad covers the March issue of Lucky, looking fabulous as ever and hinting that she's ready to start a family with BF William Tell ... someday.
One thing's for sure, her life these days is a far cry from The Hills.
"Honestly, he studies all weekend and I've been working," Conrad says of Tell, who's in law school at USC, and began dating her on Valentine's Day 2012.
Not that she's leading a particularly high-profile life herself anymore: "I'm renovating a condo, so I've been spending my weekends shopping for home stuff."
Tell's laid-back style suits the Paper Crown designer. "He's just a jeans and T-shirt guy, which I like," Conrad says of her 32-year-old beau's complementary style.
"[But] sometimes I'll buy him clothes and sneak them into his drawer!"
Conrad and Tell are in it for the long haul, but the two are taking their relationship one step at a time. "I want kids, but not in the immediate future," she explains.
"All of my friends in their early 30s who just started having kids say, 'Give it a few years,'" adds the L.A. Candy author, who is focused on her career.
Lauren Conrad, who wasn't allowed to watch MTV until she was 16, admits that being on TV "did not help" her reputation as a fashion designer.
"It was difficult to be taken seriously. But I think the fact that I went to school to study fashion and worked in the industry helped me," she tells Lucky.
"I think it's a good thing to feel like you have to prove something."
"You're always going to have to work a little bit harder!"