How To Style The Printed Slip Dress With Style Lullaby

The slip dress is one of the year’s most versatile pieces – you can dress it up or down by playing with layers, and whether you’re going for a grunge, boho or classic look, it effortlessly translates into different styles with the help of accessories. Some of our favorite ways to rock a slip dress are over a cropped t-shirt or paired with an oversized cardi. Blogger Sharon Wu from Style Lullaby brought this 90s fave into 2017 with a washed out white jacket and heels. Check out Sharon’s look below featuring the AEO Printed Slip Dress, and if you love her style, you can find her past post here!

How To Wear The Printed Slip Dress with Style Lullaby

Meet Sharon:
“Born & bred in California, Sharon Wu discovered her zest for fashion through modelling at the young age of 17. Since then, she has worked with many creatives in the industry, while developing other passions such as photography, styling, and storytelling. In 2014, she created Style Lullaby as an open, creative space where she combines them all while sharing her personal style, beauty tips, fun life hacks, and more!

When Sharon is not busy shooting campaigns or creating content for Style Lullaby, she can be found at local boutiques, shops, and thrift stores scouring for unique and trendy pieces to style. All work aside, she loves spending time with her Chinese water dragon, Babadook.”

How To Wear The Printed Slip Dress with Style Lullaby

Shop the Look: Printed Slip Dress | Denim Jacket

What Inspired Sharon’s Look:
“I’m usually not one for too many prints, but this dress stole my heart the moment I saw it. Firstly, the eyelash lace trim reminded me of the perfect bralette I’ve been looking for to layer under my cozy sweaters! This type of lace is just as flattering on this little number. I can wear an oversized sweater over it, or opt for a knit cardigan… but for this look, I chose to wear AEO’s white denim jacket from last summer’s collection. Since the dress is black, I wanted to bring out the feminine florals & brighten up the look a bit. Lastly, the dress and jacket pairing makes a fairly simple outfit, so I dressed it up with a statement pink bag and nude heels.

Until the sun starts to shine again, I’ll be wearing this dress under my favorite cardigans and sweaters. I love versatile pieces that I can easily style with other loved items in my wardrobe. This one is definitely my latest favorite. Not only is it comfortable to wear and super lightweight, it’s also a fantastic transitional piece from Winter to Spring!”

Show us how you’re styling the Printed Slip Dress using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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National Strawberry Ice Cream Day: No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Our good friend Erin, the blogger behind The Almond Eater, is back again and celebrating National Strawberry Ice Cream Day with us! For more from The Almond Eater, check out her recipes herehere, here and here

Hey, hey, hey–happy National Strawberry Ice Cream Day! I know, ice cream day in January? Who thought that up? To be honest, I’m not mad about it. Though I’m a year-round iced coffee drinker, I tend to gravitate toward warmer foods during the colder months, which leaves me missing some of my favorite cold foods like ice cream! I know a lot of people who drink smoothies in the winter, so why not eat ice cream too? It’s baaaasically the same thing except, well, better.

The awesome thing about this recipe is that you don’t need a fancy shmancy ice cream maker–nope! This no churn strawberry ice cream is just that: no churn. One of these days I’m sure I’ll cave and purchase an ice cream maker, but until then I’m going to keep doing things this way because it works and it’s GOOD. ….and because I feel like the majority of people out there don’t own an ice cream maker, but maybe that’s just me.

National Strawberry Ice Cream Day No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

ANYWAY, let’s talk out this ice cream recipe real quick so you can see how easy peasy it is. You’ll heat the strawberries and sugar over the stovetop essentially until the strawberries turn into a sweet strawberry compote. Then you’ll let them cool off while you whip the whipping cream. Whipping the whipping cream (<–hate that I love saying that) requires a liiiiittle bit of patience, but nothing crazy. Five minutes, max. You got this.

So yeah, you’ll whip the whipping cream until stiff peaks form and then you’ll add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, fold the strawberries into the whipped cream and BOOM that’s it!! You freeze it to form hard serve ice cream for these ice cream sandwiches, or you just eat it straight up like the ice cream-obsessed person you are.

The trickier part is getting the ice cream sandwiches to actually look presentable. If you make this recipe, PLEASE tag me on Instagram @thealmondeater so I can see your pretty creation and how you one-upped me in that department.

These no churn strawberry ice cream sandwiches are LEGIT and you need them, even if it is the middle of winter.

National Strawberry Ice Cream Day No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Recipe

Ingredients

For the ice cream:

  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen and thawed strawberries, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the cookies:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions

For the ice cream:

  1. Place the strawberries and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and use a wooden spoon to break down the strawberries, forming mashed strawberries. Simmer for five minutes or so.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside, allowing mixture to cool completely.
  4. While mixture is cooling, make the ice cream.
  5. Place heavy whipping cream in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer for about 5 minutes, allowing the cream to form stiff peaks. Tip: mix on low for about 2 minutes, and then on high for the final 2-3 minutes.
  6. Once peaks have formed, add the condensed milk and vanilla and mix until everything is combined.
  7. Fold HALF of the strawberries into the whipped cream mixture and transfer to a baking pan.
  8. Pour the rest of the strawberries on top and stir so that there are some swirls and some strawberry chunks.
  9. Cover pan with aluminum foil and place in the freezer for at least 6 hours, but preferably overnight.

For the cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together in a separate bowl; add eggs and vanilla and stir to combine.
  4. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and then, once everything is mixed, stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  5. Scoop dough out a spoonful at a time and transfer to a baking sheet.
  6. Place cookies in the oven and bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until cookies are harder around the edges but still soft in the middle.
  7. Transfer to a cooling rack and cook completely before making the ice cream sandwiches.

For the sandwiches:

  1. Scoop ice cream out onto a cookie and then place a second cookie on top, carefully smashing it down on the ice cream.
  2. Repeat this process until cookies are done. You will have ice cream leftover, but I don’t think that’s a problem!
  3. Place cookies on a plate or baking sheet and back in the freezer for at least an hour, allowing time for everything to harden and solidify.

National Strawberry Ice Cream Day No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

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How To Style The Vintage Hi-Rise Jean & Embroidered Bomber Jacket With Trendy Chickadee

If you don’t have a bomber jacket in your closet by now, it’s time to get one ASAP! This season, the bomber jacket gets a fresh update from the darker tones and thicker fabrics of Fall & Winter. This must-have jacket has a satin finish and embellished details reminiscent of the 90s, like embroidered designs and cool stripes. Blogger Molly Hogan from Trendy Chickadee took this runway staple and is showing you how to wear it for a vintage athletic look. Plus, she paired the bomber with the jean taking over Instagram, our relaxed fit Vintage Hi-Rise Jean. Check out Molly’s outfit below featuring the AEO Vintage Hi-Rise Jean and AEO Embroidered Bomber Jacket for some major old-school vibes.

The Trendy Chickadee styles the AEO Vintage Hi-Rise Jean and the AEO Embroidered Bomber

Meet Molly:
“I’m Molly, a Los Angeles-based boho style blogger! A few months ago I moved from the best, weirdest city on earth, Austin, TX to the City of Angels to pursue a career in blogging and advertising. My blog, Trendy Chickadee, is for anyone who is curious about fashion and cares about the story behind the brands we wear. I hope to inspire people to never stop searching for beautiful adventures, beautiful people and beautiful clothes!”

The Trendy Chickadee styles the AEO Vintage Hi-Rise Jean and the AEO Embroidered Bomber

The Trendy Chickadee styles the AEO Vintage Hi-Rise Jean and the AEO Embroidered Bomber

What Inspired Molly’s Look:
“I’ve seen embroidered bomber jackets walking down the runways of couture fashion brands, but I was struggling to find one for myself that didn’t break the bank…until I partnered with AEO! This bomber is just what I was looking for at a price I could afford. AEO took on this silky, colorful trend perfectly, so I paired my new bomber with distressed denim (always a favorite of mine) and headed to the beach for a fun day of shooting and styling. Hope you guys love! ”

The Trendy Chickadee styles the AEO Vintage Hi-Rise Jean and the AEO Embroidered Bomber

Shop the Look: Embroidered Bomber Jacket | Vintage Hi-Rise Jean | Soft & Sexy Ribbed Hi-Neck Tank

Show us how you’re styling the Embroidered Bomber Jacket or Vintage Hi-Rise Jean using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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Trend Alert: Track Pant

New track. No sweat! Add our collection of track jackets and pants to your closet and your off-duty looks will be set with our must-have trend.

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Make it a sporty look from head to toe with your go-to sneakers on the bottom. We like a fresh white pair to complement the bold colors on our bottoms.

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Our track pants and jackets come with sporty stripes, zippers and satiny shine. A wide leg and stretchy waistband means they’re as comfy as your fave PJ pants, but still cute enough to wear out.

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How are you wearing the track trend this season? Comment below and tell us!

 
 

 
 

 

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10 Ways To Take A Digital Detox

New year, new reasons to put your phone down! We’ve been making time to take a digital detox and focus on real life over likes. Find your ME time with our ideas for unplugging.

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  • Go on an adventure. Use a REAL map to plan a trip, but don’t worry about getting lost along the way.
  • Read a book. Or make time to write in a journal. Let your imagination run wild!
  • Stop and smell the roses. Bring home fresh-cut flower to look at instead of a screen.

10 Ways To Detox For The New Year

  • Create your own music. Learn an instrument, sing in the shower, dance in your undies.
  • Watch the sunset. There is so much beauty around you… take time to appreciate it.
  • Get outside. Weather or not, bundle up and connect with nature.
  • Choose people over pixels. Meet up with some friends for lunch or coffee, no phones allowed!

10 Ways To Detox For The New Year

  • Take a yoga class. Reconnect with your body and get moving.
  • Learn a new skill. Pick something that’s been on your list forever and finally go for it!
  • Close your eyes. One of the easiest ways to take a digital detox is to just breathe, and just be.

Now get off the screen and take a digital detox!

 

 
 

 

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Digital Detox: Running With Laura

Less screen time. More you time. We asked some of the Aerie girls at our HQ how they work a digital detox into their lives to balance between REAL life and likes.

Aerie Copywriter, Laura, puts her running shoes on to recharge: “Running is my ME time. I don’t take anything with me, I don’t time myself, I don’t listen to music… it’s the one part of my day where I disconnect from screens and everything that fills my head. And I think because it’s the one thing I do that’s just me, it’s also the one thing that’s always guaranteed to make me feel better. No matter what kind of day I’ve had, it’s the reset button.”

Digital Detox: Running With Laura

 

Shop Laura’s look: New Balance 515 Sneaker | Real Soft® Tube Socks | Move 7/8 Legging + Mesh | Graphic Crop Sweatshirt | Move Sports Zip-front Bra

How do you take a digital detox? Comment below & tell us!

 

 

 

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