ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: SUNNY CROCHET

Our stylist’s outfit of the week is all about our must-have trend this season: crochet all day every day!BLOG: ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: SUNNY CROCHET

Get Erin’s Look: Crochet Plunge Bikini Top | Crochet Bikini Bottom | Crochet Trim Short | Tall Beach Tote | Straw Wristlet | Round Sunglasses | Teva Original Universal Sandal (Similar)

Weave in hints of crochet throughout your entire outfit, starting with swim and our Crochet Plunge Bikini Top and Crochet Bikini Bottom. Then keep the crochet going when you’re ready to cover up on the bottom with our Crochet Trim Short.

If you’re heading to the beach, pack all the magazines, music and towels you want in our Tall Beach Tote, then throw in our Straw Wristlet to use when you want to run out for ice cream and leave your bulkier essentials behind.

Happy sunshine, beach babes!

BLOG: ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: SUNNY CROCHET

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Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Meet Kiara Schwartz, #AerieREAL girl and blogger behind TobruckAve! She just got back from a trip to the Cayman Islands full of sun, #AerieSWIM and #AEOSTYLE. Read on to find out more about her summer must-haves, her getaway bucket list and what makes her #AerieREAL.

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

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What was your favorite part of the Cayman Islands? 

The incredible colors of the Caribbean actually made my entire vacation feel like I was stuck in this beautiful watercolor painting. It begins when you start flying over the islands. Looking down and seeing the perfect ocean blue waters with the white sand and coral reef is when you know you are about to experience something unforgettable. There where so many favorite parts, but as a favorite spot I would have to say Star Fish point. Surrounded by palm trees  and a white sandy beach, it is the perfect spot to disconnect from the real world and really enter into that island state of mind.

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

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You travel all the time. What is your all-time favorite place to visit? 

Well, venturing to the Cayman Islands was my first experience in the Caribbean! Now all I can think of is when can I go back? I LOVE traveling and every destination has so many different special moments and experiences to offer. Continuously at the top of my list is the little town of Sayulita in Mexico. I love the energy there and the culture that it has preserved over the years. Even though tourism has increased a whole lot it still has kept its little surfer town charm, which is so enchanting. But when it comes to a perfect beach vacation, Cayman Islands seems to be the new untouchable! I have never experienced such sparkling beauty when it comes to clear waters and white sand between my toes.

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Shop now: Aerie Triangle Bikini | Aerie Crop Bikini 

Do you have any summer getaways planned?

Yes! Of course. I have so many on the list! A few destinations on my list include Barbados (like I said I need another dose of the Caribbean ASAP) and Costa Rica. British Columbia actually has so many road trip worthy trips as well. Tofino will be on the list for a Pacific Northwest getaway and maybe even a spontaneous road trip or two! Always trying to get away as much as I can. Travel gives me inspiration and energy and I am always the most excited to share new locations and take my readers to a new and exciting destination.

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

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What are your top Aerie & AEO picks for vacay outfits?

OMG, both have endless options. Aerie and AEO have all the best vacation outfits, they are all easy breezy casual looks that are ready for beach and even nights out on the town. Here are my top 5, but it was hard to narrow down! So if I could the list would go on way longer.

– Bikini 

– Dress

– Beach Bag

– Sandals

– Denim Shorts

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

Shop now: AEO Cross-Back Flowy Dress | AEO Hi-Rise Festival Shorties | AEO Double Buckle Sandal

What makes you #AerieREAL?

OK let’s get real, for all my curly haired friends out there. Curly does not equal perfect beach hair, sadly! I have a hard time accepting my frizz and curls in its natural state. BUT in this video on this vacation there are a few shots where you can see that I had no other option but to embrace the real curly frizzyness that is my natural hair. Sometimes diving into the water and getting my hair wet just has to trump keeping my “effort-full undone waves” that I try and keep especially for photos. I love the #AerieREAL message and would also like to add that I take pride in my body, I always try to eat healthy and work out. My dad always said while we were growing up, your body is your temple. I think that is an important message to keep in mind, never overdo something to the point of being unhealthy. Stick to what makes you feel at your best because that is what your body deserves.

Swim Break with Blogger TobruckAve

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: MONDAY BLUES

Weekend: over. Monday blues: on. Wear your heart on your sleeve (and your swim) with our stylist’s outfit of the week!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: MONDAY BLUES

Get Erin’s Look: Hi Neck Crop Bikini Top String Bikini Bottom | Eyelet Babydoll Top Cutoff Chambray Short | Textured Stripe Tote | Cat Eye Sunglasses | EOS Lip Balm  

Bring ocean blues to your bikini with this Hi Neck Crop Bikini Top and String Bikini Bottom in waves of tie-dyed blue and white. Cover up with our Eyelet Babydoll Top paired with our Cutoff Chambray Short, then tie it all together with our Textured Stripe Tote in every shade of indigo.

Who knew the blues could be so beautiful? Happy Monday!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: MONDAY BLUES

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How to Style a Sleeve Tube Bikini Top

A trip to the beach isn’t complete without Aerie Swim! Lisa from LMP Collections paired our Sleeve Tube Bikini with a Button Down Skirt on her recent getaway to Florida.

How to Style a Sleeve Tube Bikini Top

“Nothing beats warm weather and a sunset on the beach with your boyfriend! This past week I spent time on vacation with Tyler and a few of our friends for a much needed getaway to Florida. We spent time relaxing by the pool, going to the beach, walking the boardwalk, and making memories.”
How to Style a Sleeve Tube Bikini Top

How to Style a Sleeve Tube Bikini Top

“While there I wore this beachy outfit from Aerie to dinner on the boardwalk and loved the light-weight feminine vibe. This pink and white tube top bikini is seriously so amazing I can’t even put it into words. The arm strap detailing adds the perfect touch. I wore this suit as top under a denim shirt paired with Aerie’s button up white skirt.”

How to Style a Sleeve Tube Bikini Top
Show us how you wear the Sleeve Tube Bikini Top with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery!

 

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: PINEAPPLES & PALM TREES

Pineapples, palm trees and sandy beaches. Doesn’t get any better than our stylist’s outfit of the week!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: PINEAPPLES & PALM TREES

Get Erin’s Look:  Scoop Bikini Top Bikini Bottom |  Crop Beach Tank Chambray Short Raw Edge Floppy Hat Sunnylife Pineapple String Lights

Add summer shine with gold details throughout your look, starting with swim and this Scoop Bikini Top and Bikini Bottom. Then keep it going with a metallic pineapple on your Crop Beach Tank paired with our Chambray Shorts.

Sandy, sunny days ahead, beach babes!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: PINEAPPLES & PALM TREES

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Follow Her Friday: Jenna Kutcher

This week we’re inspired by photographer, girl boss and overall badass, Jenna Kutcher. Read on to learn more about how she quit her corporate job to fulfill her dreams and the secret to her success.

Three years ago you left your corporate job to pursue a career in photography. What advice would you give to someone who is considering taking the leap?

Know that your fears aren’t really that scary. I had sat in that windowless office until I felt like the life had been sucked out of me. Leaving a salary, a 401k, and benefits behind wasn’t a decision I took lightly, I planned and made sure the net was there before I took the leap. I had enough jobs booked to match my salary and had a business plan in place for how I was going to hustle to make sure that I wouldn’t fail. Life is short, if you don’t love what you do, you are spending your life not living up to your potential. I knew that if it somehow didn’t work out, I could use my degree and experience to land another windowless office job but thankfully I have never even thought about doing anything else with my life. To me success isn’t a corner office or a six figure paycheck, it’s yoga pants, working from the couch, waking up excited to work, sunny trips with my husband, daily naps with my puppies, giving back to others and educating others to go after their dreams.

Follow Her Friday: Jenna Kutcher

Get Jenna’s Look: Hi Neck Sports Bra | Aerie Logo Boybrief (Similar)

On top of wedding photography, you’re also a watercolor artist, blog contributor, business coach, and inspirational speaker. How do you balance it all?

To be honest, I don’t. I think balance is never achieved but that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped trying. I love each aspect of my business and life that I couldn’t imagine giving any of it up. I do set aside intentional rest time in each season to make sure that I am caught up on good reads and Netflix marathons but to be honest, I am happiest when I am working. I absolutely love what I do so taking time away is nearly impossible for me but I’m learning to rest, to enjoy it, and to never forget the things I love outside of work (like my adorable husband or rescuing puppies!) My schedule means a lot of travel (I’m the queen of sleeping on planes) but I am thankful to be able to see the world as part of my work! I’ve been living with a “less is more” strategy and really focusing on quality work, quality clients, quality experiences over quantity and that has helped me so much!

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. – James Keller

Oh man, this is so my jam. I think we live in such a world that talks about competing with others. We believe that we have to go it alone in order to make it and we are taught that her successes are our failures. That couldn’t be further from the truth! I seriously believe we rise in lifting one another up and when we start looking at each other as a community and not just our competition, our worlds will change. Some of my dearest friends are my direct “competitors” but I can tell you that this journey is so much better with them on the ride and when you start to believe that their success is a reflection of your potential, you start to see that the world is filled with beautiful moments and opportunities if you are looking!

Follow Her Friday: Jenna Kutcher We love your Immeasurably More Project! Can you tell our Aerie girls about it?

The Immeasurably More Project began when I was talking to a group of lady entrepreneurs. We joked that we never wear real pants or make up, that our lives look perfect and glamorous but the reality was we were living in yoga pants and feeling like we would never measure up. There is a nagging in my heart that tells me the world needs more rawness. I am not confident in my size 10 body, my face is getting wrinkles and zits at the same time (how confusing) I have cellulite and curves, my thighs always touch and I wonder if I will ever feel enough.

I am clinging to the truth that the Maker made no mistakes on me. I’m done tip-toeing around the fact that I look a lot like this everyday. I am done with the all the photos I see being retouched to perfection, bodies being changed, eyes widened, skin smoothed. I am done looking at them day in and out and hearing that little voice shout at me that I don’t look like them and I never will. The world desperately needs a movement, a reminder that the minute we open our eyes in the morning and draw our first breath of the day, we are enough. Whether we put on lipstick and heels for work or stay in our yoga pants in bed, we are worthy, beautiful, and capable. The Immeasurably More Project is a series of women who are changing the world, photographed with no make up, no retouching, and they are sharing their raw beauty and embracing the fact that their life is worth celebrating, no retouching necessary.

Follow Her Friday: Jenna Kutcher

Do you have a favorite Aerie item?

I would live in Aerie if it were possible! I am obsessed with the new swim line and am packing my bags with it for our trip to Hawaii! (I mean, c’mon, a one piece swimsuit that is adorable? Yes, please!) I also live in yoga pants and sport bras so their athletic line is my jam. I avoid putting on “real” bras and pants as much as I can get by with it so I love that Aerie focuses on comfortable, flattering, and fashionable styles that make me feel a little bit feminine and wildly comfortable.

What does being #AerieREAL mean to you?

Being #AerieREAL to me means accepting yourself for where you are at in this very minute. It’s seeing every day as a gift and a chance to be your best self (zits and all.) It is feeling worthy of being captured and documented in a way that is real and raw and in celebrating true beauty that radiates from the inside out.  #AerieREAL is a reminder that you were made to me you and that you are immeasurably more than the labels society gives.

Thank you, Jenna! 

xoxo

Aerie 

 

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