Follow Her Friday: Elisabeth Tavierne

Not many people can say they’ve impacted thousands of girls at over a dozen university campuses nationwide, with a movement showing no signs of slowing…but Elisabeth Tavierne can.

Elisabeth found her passion for fitness through swimming for over 10 years, finally competing at the collegiate level at The Ohio State University. It wasn’t until she “hung up her towel” midway through college when she realized that many women’s sole form of workout was the elliptical or treadmill. Not to mention, they didn’t look like they were having fun.

ElisaTThis desire to “liberate girls from the elliptical” inspired her to create CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes, and Actions to Recreate Girls). Through CHAARG, she set out to create opportunities for girls to find their individual passion for fitness, whether it be dance, yoga, or running marathons. She ultimately built a supportive and encouraging community of college girls wanting to lead lead happy, healthy and active lives.

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Aerie: Hi, Elisabeth! Thanks for chatting with us! What does #AerieREAL mean to you?

Elisabeth: #AerieREAL means truly loving yourself for who you are. In this day and age, so many young women are plagued with confidence issues, whether it has to do with their body, in their work, or among their peers. Although everyone is bound to have insecurities from time to time, it is important that self loves trump all. There is absolutely no one in the whole wide world who is YOU. That in and of itself is pretty awesome. Get to know who you are, and own it.

Aerie: What makes you #AerieREAL?

Elisabeth: Following my passion and helping other find theirs.

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Where do you see yourself in 3 years?

Elisabeth: As a Chicago native – either still in Chicago or living in another exciting city (I would love to live in Australia for a little — I’m actually a dual citizen!). Most importantly, continuing to do what I love every day. My goal is to expand CHAARG to every university in the United States — if not the world, so in 3 years I hope to have a good start on that.

Aerie: What’s your favorite inspirational quote?

Elisabeth: This is a long one, but I love it.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

Aerie: What has been your biggest accomplishment thus far?

Elisabeth: Reaching 1,000 members last fall was definitely a huge milestone for us. Also, it’s always an accomplishment hearing from girls that CHAARG has changed her life. I remember one girl specifically said that CHAARG has allowed her to be the best version of herself. It is an incredible feeling.

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Aerie: Do you have a role model? If so, who is he or she, and why does he or she inspire you?

Elisabeth: All of my CHAARG girls are my inspiration. Every night before I go to bed I scroll through the #inCHAARG feed on Instagram and am blown away by their passion, dedication and positivity. These women motivate and support each other not only in gym, but in life. I am so blessed to be surrounded by them.

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Aerie: Do you have a favorite Aerie item? Do share!

Elisabeth: The Aerie Hi-Rise Printed Legging!

Aerie: What are three things you always have to have with you?

Elisabeth: Phone, Burt’s Bees and gum! 99% of the time I also a coffee in my hand.

Aerie: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, All, or Nothing?

Elisabeth: Instagram all the way!

Aerie: Favorite song to listen to in the car or working out?

Elisabeth: Lately I’ve been obsessed with Timeflies (I know, I jumped on the bandwagon pretty late).

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Thank you, Elisabeth! Keep up with her on Instagram or Twitter. While you’re at it, find out more about CHAARG on their Twitter, Instagram and Blog!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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Trend Tuesday: the Romantic Lace Bralette

What to wear when fall is in the air, but leaves are still on the trees? Transitional weather calls for some layering magic, and our Romantic Lace Bralette is the pretty layer you’ll need under tees and tanks now, and cozy sweaters later. Aerie buyers Ann and Emily are here to show how they style our newest bralette to jump start your #OOTD brainstorming!

Emily rocks her favorite Cable Knit joggers with a henley and an arm party of gold accessories for an easy, no-fuss look.

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Romantic Lace Bralette

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Henley Popover

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Ann has created the perfect recipe for Girls’ Night Out style: one part sheer, plus one part peekaboo, plus a splash of lace equals a flirty look that’s totally wearable.

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Romantic Lace Bralette

AEO Jeggings

How do you layer your bralettes? Tell us below or show us on Instagram or Twitter with #AerieREAL!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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Knowledge is Power! Bright Pink’s Tips to be Proactive About Your Health

At Aerie, we are so excited to be partnering with Bright Pink, a nonprofit organization that focuses on the early detection and prevention of breast and ovarian cancers in young women. The organization was founded by Lindsay Avner, a pretty powerful Aerie girl herself, who started Bright Pink while she was in her early 20s. Lindsay was frustrated by the lack of resources for young women of all levels of risk, so she set out to make her own!

Bright Pink’s mission is to help girls get the tools and information they need to be proactive about their health today. Check out the videos below as Lindsay sets the record straight on some common misconceptions, and gives her tips for being your healthiest self, right now. Knowledge is power!

Assess Your Risk

How do you know your personal risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer? Bright Pink has a 5-minute quiz that will help you determine just that. Take the Assess Your Risk Quiz today to find out your risk, and some lifestyle choices you can make to reduce it.

Is It Time for a Checkup?

You only need to see a doctor when you’re sick, right? Wrong! Lindsay explains how often you should be seeing your doctor to keep your breasts and ovaries healthy, and some questions you should be asking each time you get a checkup.

Ovarian Health 101

So, we hear a lot about our breasts at this time of year. But what’s the deal with our ovaries? Watch below as Lindsay explains the basics about ovarian health, and signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer to look out for.

Know Your Normal

One of the biggest myths of all is that there’s a “normal” when it comes to your body. Every body is different, and your body and breasts will naturally change over time. The key is to know YOUR normal. Lindsay gives some tips for checking in with your body below. Another great reminder? Text PINK to 59227 to receive monthly reminders to check your breasts!

Xoxo,

Aerie

 

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Fall Bottoms 4 Ways: Work It Out

When motivation to hit the gym, yoga mat, or trail is lagging, sometimes the perfect pick-me-up is some cute new workout gear! Aerie fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, has some amazing tips to upgrade your workout look. Now step away from that worn out tee and get ready to be seriously fit-spired!

PS: this look also works for running errands extra-fast or even watching “Nashville” reruns. We won’t tell!

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Outta-Sight undies are our secret weapon for rocking our favorite yoga pants. Bye bye, undie lines!

Get the look:

New Balance Sneakers

Sunwashed Crew Sweatshirt

Yoga Pants

Seamless Sports Bra

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Xoxo,

Aerie

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Fall Bottoms 4 Ways: Girls’ Night Out

Who says you can’t look amazing AND be comfortable while you’re out on the town with your besties? Dressing up your favorite jogger takes a little more finesse than pulling a pair on to hit the library, but luckily, fit and style expert Jenny Altman is here with pro tips for pulling off an effortless GNO look! Here, she builds the look starting with our Slim Fit Joggers. The fit is relaxed, but tapered in the leg for more of a dressed-up vibe. Scrunch ‘em up or down – either way, you’re sure to turn heads.

Our favorite part of this look? The floral bomber that’s a cool and colorful version of your favorite leather jacket! Just throw on your favorite pair of heels and you’re ready for an epic girls’ night. Have fun!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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Fall Bottoms 4 Ways: #OOTD for Class

When you’re running out the door and need an outfit that’s comfy AND cute, reach for this no-fuss style from our fit and style expert, Jenny Altman. You won’t be hitting the snooze button on your style with the bold colors in our Printed Hi-Rise Leggings. They’re an unexpected alternative to your basic pair. And let’s face it, you can only wear a stretched-out hoodie and the same boring black leggings to class a few times before people start to notice (we’re all guilty!).

Check out Jenny’s tips below for looking pulled-together when you really just rolled out of bed.

 

We give this look an A+ for style! For more of Jenny’s tips on wearing and pairing our new Aerie bottoms, check out her Lazy Sunday styled look!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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