Bloggers Do It Better: Little White Dress

Bloggers Do It Better: Little White Dress

We challenged three fashion bloggers – Stesha from Classic & Bubbly, Brie from Sophistifunk and Ashley from SideSmile Style – to style the AE Paneled Lace Dress and the AE Crochet Cinch Dress in their own way. Check out how they styled their little white dresses and let us know which look is your favorite in the comments.

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“I love the crochet detailing of this dress, but decided to give it a bit of edge by styling it with some lace up boots. I kept my hair simple with a topknot to keep the look polished.” -Ashley from SideSmile Style wearing the AE Crochet Cinch Dress

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“A little white dress is a perfect summer staple for any fashionista! The lace detail on the front, back & sides adds a pretty and feminine feel that can be dressed up or dressed down.” -Stesha from Classic & Bubbly wearing the AE Paneled Lace Dress

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“I packed this dress up to take on vacation and was pleasantly surprised to open my suitcase and find that the dress needed no ironing. My favorite thing about this dress is it’s versatility. I wore it on an unexpectedly cool night and threw a chambray blouse over it to keep me warm and finish off the look.” -Brie from Sophistifunk wearing the AE Crochet Cinch Dress

 

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Denim Done Right: Original Taper

Denim Done Right: Original Taper
We talked to Men’s Denim Designer Joanna S. to give you the “skinny” on all of AEO’s legendary jean fits that have been updated and redesigned for the Back to School season. Read on to find your perfect fit.

Original Taper: Our newest fit & the jean you’ll want to wear all day, every day.

The relaxed fit is essential, the slimmer leg preferred. Our new Original Taper jean lets you have it all in one style. Give it a casual roll with sandals or tuck it into your most rugged boots for a workwear-inspired look.

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Introducing the Original Taper

Introducing the Original Taper

 

Rise (waist): Sits lower on waist

Front Rise: 11 1/8″

Back Rise: 15 1/8″

Fit: Relaxed through thigh.

Leg Opening: 14 1/4″

Washes: 4 Washes available + Available in Premium! Also Available in pants!

Main Benefit: Perfect for someone who wants to wear skinny, but needs a little more room.

Price Range: $44.95 – $79.95

Check out the awesome washes in our Original Taper jean.

Check out the awesome washes in our Original Taper jean.

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Denim Done Right: AEO Straight Jean

Denim Done Right: AEO Straight Jean
We talked to Assistant Women’s Denim Designer Rachel C. to give you the “skinny” on all of AEO’s legendary jean fits that have been updated and redesigned for the Back to School season. Read on to find your perfect fit.

Straight is a new favorite fit. The classic slim jean with a modern, sophisticated twist.

Timeless and true, this is one silhouette that’ll never get old. Keep it simple with a favorite tee and signature hoodie, or play it up with an embellished tank and tons of accessories. This signature fit looks best with classic kicks. Try high top sneakers or Western boots.

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We love the AE Straight Jean

Rise (waist): Mid Rise

Front Rise: 9 – 1/8″

Back Rise: 13 – 7/8″

Inseam: 31″

Fit: Straight thru entire leg

Leg Opening: 13 – 3/4″

Washes: 2 washes available, 2 in Super Stretch! 4 additional washes available online

Store Sizes (& lengths): 00-18 Short, Regular, Long, and Extra-Long

Shoe Recommendation: Wear with boots, sandal, or high top sneaker

Main Benefit: A modern take on the straight fit with a mid rise and flattering skinny leg.

Price Range: $39.95-$49.95

Check out our awesome washes in Straight Jeans

Check out our awesome washes in Straight Jeans

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#AEStyle Round up

#AEStyle Round up

American Eagle Outfitters is all about expressing your individual style. That’s why we asked you to share your personal look with #AEStyle on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to show us how you live your life in fashion. Check out some of the recent #AEStyle photos that are inspiring us this week.

 

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AE Printed Floaty Top (similar)

Skinny Jean

AEO Woven Mini Wedge Sandal (similar)

AEO Round Sunglasses

AEO Fan Burst Necklace (similar)

 

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Shop the Look:

AE Bold Stripe T-Shirt (similar)

Slim Jean (similar)

AEO Suede Flip-Flop (similar)

AEO Straw Fedora (similar)

 

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Shop the Look:

AEO Straw Fedora (similar)

AEO Double Strap Gladiator Sandal (similar)

AE Floral Bikini Bottom (similar)

 

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Shop the Look:

AE Zip Shoulder T-Shirt (similar)

Hi-Rise Skinny Jean (similar)

AEO Criss-Cross Sandal (similar)

 

Aerie Friends & Family: Sarah R., Bright Pink Storyteller

Aerie Friends & Family: Sarah R., Bright Pink Storyteller

For the past few years, Aerie has been partnering with Bright Pink, a national non-profit organization focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. We wanted to celebrate our partnership with them by showcasing some of the members that make up the soul of the organization. Meet Sarah R., Bright Pink Storyteller and Fitness Director for Chicago Athletic Clubs. Read on to learn more about how Sarah’s journey with Bright Pink began and how you can get involved too.

 

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Sarah R., Bright Pink Storyteller

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am fortunate to be living in a city I love and working doing what started as a hobby, now turned passion. I started teaching group fitness classes in 1997 in Denver, Colorado before and after my “day” job as an marketing and event director for a publishing company. When my husband, son and I moved to Chicago seven years ago, I picked up some classes at several Chicago Athletic Clubs locations. I am now the Fitness Director for CAC, overseeing the Group Fitness and Personal Training Departments of all six locations and, of course, still teaching classes!

How did you hear about/ get involved with Bright Pink?

I was introduced to Bright Pink through lululemon four years ago. I am closely connected with the fitness community and was introduced to Lindsay prior to the very first Fit Fest (now Fab Fest). I was honored to teach a class at the inaugural event and am thrilled to continue my involvement.

Who or what has been the most important influence in your life?

My father is the most important influence in my life. He introduced me to fitness when I was nine years old. I ran my first race with him when I was ten. We ran the same race thirty years later and crossed the finish line hand in hand. His strength, dedication, compassion, commitment and unconditional love influences me daily.

Why is it important for girls/women to become educated in breast/ovarian health?

It is important to know our body, to know what it should be and to know what it should NOT be. This applies not just to breast/ovarian health, but overall health and fitness, as well. Awareness is the first step in being and staying healthy.

What inspires you in everyday life?

The real people around me inspire me daily. The people I see every day who often say they look to me for inspiration inspire me. They make me want to be better so I can continue to inspire and positively influence them.

What do you love about Bright Pink?

I love that Bright Pink focuses on education and prevention of breast/ovarian cancer to young women. The proactive nature of Bright Pink, combined with the support network and the fun events targeted to young women set it apart from other organizations.

How can girls/women get involved with Bright Pink?

Bright Pink has so many ways to get involved from donating, volunteering or participating in chapter events. I am a little biased though… one of the most fun ways to get involved would be to build a fundraising team of eleven friends and come to Chicago in September for Fab Fest 2013! Visit www.brightpink.org for opportunities and information.

Bright Pink’s message is about the importance of taking a proactive approach to your health and they offer an interactive online quiz that combines your family health history and lifestyle factors to create a personalized risk assessment for you to save, print, and bring to your doctor to craft a proactive breast and ovarian health strategy unique to you!  Check out Bright Pink’s Assess Your Risk tool and check back for more updates on our partnership.

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AE Friends & Family: Meet the Marketing Interns

AE Friends & Family: Meet the Marketing Interns

American Eagle Outfitters welcomed 60 interns for Summer 2013. Meet nine interns currently working in Marketing! Read on to learn more about the interns and what it’s like to work at American Eagle.

 

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Top Row (l-r): Jenny M., Cameron B., Angela I., Jules F.
Bottom Row (l-r): Sabrina Z., Megan F., Sasha D.
Not Pictured: Alice F., Kate M.

 

Why did you apply for an internship at American Eagle?

“For me, I had a lot of job experience with American Eagle. I worked in a store when I was in high school and I was a campus representative when I was a sophomore in college. I just wanted to grow the experience into something different and see a new angle of the company.” -Alice F.

“I am a costume designer and I was interested in learning more about the world of styling and the apparel industry.” -Sabrina Z.

“I go to the University of Pittsburgh, so we hear a lot about the company. I’m in an organization called the Fashion Business Association. Actually, it was founded by employees who work here, two girls in merchandising. Every year we have someone come and talk about the culture and company. The corporate culture sounded like a company I could see myself working at and enjoy working at. Since the first person came to talk about it I’ve had an interest in pursuing a career here.” -Megan F.

“I wanted to explore the commercial side of photography and check out how retail works because I’d never had any experience that. And I wanted to explore Pittsburgh.” -Jenny M.

“Last summer, I interned with the PR department in the NY offices and I was really impressed with the team. They were so nice and I learned a lot from them. It was a really cool first experience with an internship. I wanted to see the other side of the business and come to the corporate headquarters because we always talked about what was happening in Pittsburgh.” -Cameron B.

 

What did you hope to get out of this internship?

“I think I just wanted more skills in marketing. That’s something I want to go into as a career, so more background on that.” -Sasha D.

“I wanted to learn more about my own interests and explore my skills.” -Jenny M.

“I wanted to put my journalism and marketing skills to use, and social media seemed like a good fit. I didn’t know what exactly a job in social media was like, so I wanted to figure out if this was a possible career path for me.” -Angela I.

 

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Interns Megan F., Jules F. and Sasha D. at a Pirates game.

 

What’s something about working at American Eagle that you didn’t expect?

“I didn’t expect the amount of time and detail that is put into every part of the business, like the signs in the store, the windows outside. Every single thing that belongs in the store has a lot of time spent on it to think through it first.” -Alice F.

“I didn’t expect getting to work with a bunch of different departments because I thought it was solely marketing, but we have touched probably every different department here.” -Sasha D.

“I didn’t expect it to be so structured. I’m glad it is. A lot of my friends who have internships in the corporate setting go in and they get their own little jobs. They don’t have classes each week touching on all the different departments and they don’t really get to meet with executives. They just kind of stay at the lower level and do their own thing.”  -Jules F.

“I was surprised by the size. For such a large company I expected there to be a larger creative department.  Just goes to show its the quality of the people, not the quantity.” -Kate M.

“I wasn’t expecting to fit so well within my team. They have made the internship experience more fulfilling than I could have ever hoped. I also didn’t anticipate the huge number of interns AE would host!” -Angela I.

 

AE’s headquarters are in Pittsburgh, PA—what’s the coolest thing you’ve done in the city so far?

“We were supposed to go kayaking but then one of my roommates’ tires popped and we changed it right outside of PNC Park. That was a little bit of sight-seeing but not actually sight-seeing.” -Cameron B.

“I’ve really enjoyed spending time in the different areas and neighborhoods that make up the city.  There is always something new to see or check out.  Biking along the trails and river near AEO headquarters was great!” -Kate M.

 

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Interns Christina D., Sabrina Z., Angela I., Jenny M., and Natia J. in front of the city skyline.

 

How do you “Live Your Life”?

“I live positively and I really believe that what you put out is what you’ll get – karma. I really like doing things for other people to make them happy. I love knowing that I put a smile on their face, which is why I make cards and why I try to be a positive influence. Find the silver lining.” –Cameron B.

“I live my life in constant motion. I’m from Colorado but I go to school in Boulder, I moved here to Pittsburgh for the summer and I’ll be moving to Florida in the fall for the Disney College Program, then back to Colorado in the spring and maybe somewhere else in the summer again before I study abroad. It’s pushing myself out of the comfort zones so that I can grow in different ways and learn more and more before I’m out of college and even after college.” -Alice F.

“I don’t know the word… I feel like I’ve morphed into enjoying being outside. I like biking and kayaking. I do whatever comes to me at the time. But what is a word for that? Being here at AE, I’ve taken it as feeling everything out and looking at the big picture.” –Jules F.

“I live my life surrounding myself with friends and family, people that I love and enjoy being around and living life day by day and not getting too worked up over things and living in the moment.” -Megan F.

 

What’s your favorite AE or Aerie item?

Fringe vest. I love that thing.” -Jules F.

“I love Aerie’s Lace Racerback Bralettes. They’re so comfy, and they look really cute peeking out of tanks or tees.” -Angela I.

“I like the Aerie bras because they fit me well. I just got Brooke. I really like her.” -Megan F.

“I love the Aerie scarves. I love the bold floral loop scarf. I love all of the different patterns that Aerie has.” -Alice F.

 

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Interns Brianna S., Cameron B., and Alice F. picnicking in Pittsburgh.

 

What’s one aspect of Marketing that surprised you?

“We work mostly in-depth with the merchant teams, and I wasn’t expecting it. Also, I wasn’t expecting how much I was going to learn with a program called Qualtrics. I had a beginner/intermediate background with the program and now I use it on a daily basis. I’m improving that skill, challenging the skill I had a beginner level in.” -Megan F.

 

What’s been your favorite part of the internship?

“I think the people that I’ve met are really awesome. That’s a vague word, but there are so many really brilliant people, creative people, people that you can tell are really driven with high integrity. I love my mentor. She’s one of the hardest workers I’ve ever met. The people come from all different backgrounds. And Pittsburgh recruits from across the country, across the globe. It’s neat to hear their experiences and get a new perspective.” –Cameron B.

“I think that in the first week, when we did the community day, it was cool to see how many people work for AE. When you looked around that day, it felt like everybody got along, everyone was fun creative and enjoying themselves and each other. I feel like that’s not as common in a large corporation, that everybody would have like kind of outlook and energy.” –Jules F.

 

Did you receive any good advice during the internship?

“Don’t be afraid to ask questions. You put yourself in a vulnerable position, but if you ask those questions you can learn a lot and get to know somebody better, too. In college we’re expected to get things done right then and there, and I’ve had to learn that sometimes you have to prioritize and say this is what I’m going to be able to accomplish today and the rest I’ll so first thing tomorrow.” -Cameron

“Always be accountable.” -Kate M.

“We had a class with Cathy U., the EVP-Chief Culture and Talent Officer. Her whole presentation was filled with career advice, but what stuck with me the most was that she said you won’t know what your values are until they are really tested under pressure. There will inevitably be difficult choices to make during your career and you have to make them gracefully.” -Angela I.

 

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Interns Sasha D., Megan F., and Jules F. out for the night.

 

Any advice for future intern candidates?

“Be patient when you apply. Personally, I had to go through four different interviews of every different kind you can think of – video, Skype, telephone, and in-person. That was a whole semester of interviewing for a position. Sometimes they want you for a different position, it changes. Never give up even if you may not get the first one. They might call back.” -Sasha D.

“Don’t be discouraged. Be persistent, because this was my second year applying. It shows your passion and dedication to a company if you continuously try to get that position you were hoping to get.” -Alice F.

“I would say to enjoy it. Don’t be so stressed out about it. It’s an awesome internship and it’s an awesome place to be. I feel like the past six weeks have flown. It’s going to go so fast, ten weeks is not a long time. I think you should just take in as much as you can and experience everything that the company has to offer.” -Jules F.

“Look at the job postings on the site. Not all internships here are for merchandising, marketing, and planning. AE has a vast variety of positions.” -Angela I.

 

To learn more about American Eagle Outfitters’ internship program, please visit liveyourlifeloveyourjob.com.

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