Getting glammed up is part of her job, but Richie, who has two young children, Harlow and Sparrow, says she's not always picture-perfect. She carries the big round sunglasses she's famous for as well as bobby pins wherever she goes for a quick transformation. (Richie says she's a master at a quick hair braid.)
"There are often times that I do look a hot mess and I guess I probably should work on making myself a little more put together at all times. It's a work in progress."
Not on this day. Her hair is just-right wavy, and she's wearing a peacock feather-print dress from the Impulse line. "I would say that jewel tones and intricate prints are the main focus of this collection but I also worked with faux-leathers and lace," she says.
Her fall shopping list includes leather pants. Yes, she says, more women than you might think can pull off leather pants.
Of course, they'll need boots, she says.
She'll also replenish her pullover sweaters, including the colorblocked one from her collection. "I love a good pullover but I think that every girl wants to be able to put on a pullover but not look so sloppy. This pullover, it's actually pretty cropped and still very structured but extremely comfortable at the same time and I worked a lot with colorblocking just to give it a little bit of a punch."
It also looks nice with leather pants, she says with a smile.
She won't build her wardrobe around trends, because there might not be enough room for her favorite things, Richie says.
"I never get rid of something because it's old. I wear things with holes in them like all the time. But I do like to get rid of things just to kind of keep my closet fresh. But most of the time I'm donating. I'm not just throwing clothes away. But I'm a Virgo; I'm pretty organized so I like to keep my closet pretty clean."