Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Can’t get enough of our Fuzzy Beanies? We’ve teamed up with Jenni from I Spy DIY to show you how to give your beanie a little sparkle this holiday season.

What you’ll need:
Fuzzy Beanie
Gems (We love these!)
Gem glue
Needle and thread

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Step 1: Arrange gems on to your beanie.

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Step 2: Use glue to adhere gems to beanie.

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Step 3: Sew on gems to reinforce.

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Voilà! Add an Aerie Blanket Scarf into the mix and you’re all set.

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Holiday Beanies with I Spy DIY

Looking for ways to style your beanie? Check out our Graphic Sweater Style Challenge here! xo

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Holiday Survival Tips

The Holiday season is upon us, and with it comes fun memories and traditions. The downside? The season also comes with a less welcome side of stress, between wrapping a million gifts, long lines and listening to your Great Uncle Jeff tell that story (again).

A quick checklist of the essentials is key to getting through the craziness that comes with the season. We asked Aerie’s fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, for some of her Holiday survival tips and must-have Aerie items. Read on for Jenny’s tips below!

Jennys Holiday Survival Tips

Everything you need to survive the holidays starts at Aerie!

Jenny’s Essentials:

1. The Romantic Lace Bralette: The soft structure shows off your most natural shape. Just enough support with tons of comfort!

2. The Pushup Bare Bra: This is the best bra investment you can make! It will get you through every holiday event.

3. Outta-Sight Undie: Good undies are also important and panty lines are not allowed! This is a no-fuss option under any dress.

4. Moccasins: I can never have enough slippers around the holidays, and these are my favorite on the site right now.

5. The Aerie Blanket Scarf: I bought 4 of these blanket scarves for friends as gifts! You cannot go wrong!

6. Aerie Waffle Sleep Set: Mix & match pajamas are a favorite of mine for winter.

7. Aerie Flannel Pajama Pant: I love flannel bottoms with a drawstring. I love the ones with the shopping bear!

Jenny’s Holiday Survival Tips:

1. I like to glam up my holiday look with some jewelry, and this is where I make a little investment! I go for classic, personal pieces that make you feel special,

2. I love with the house smells delicious. If I’m not baking anything (which I’m probably not), then a yummy candle is the thing. I love fig scents, but pine smells really woodsy…a smell I appreciate living in the city!

3. A great pair of shoes that can carry you through all your holiday events is a must! For me, it’s a functional bootie in winter, with a touch of glam.

4. A live Christmas tree is a must for me. There is nothing that smells better and makes you live the holiday moment more than the scent of real pine. This smell reminds me that I’m home every time I walk through the door.

5. I love to eat…and there is no time I enjoy it more! My mother-in-law inspired me to make some amazing soups. I’m a vegetarian, so this Avocado Soup is my favorite (you sprinkle popcorn on it!).

Super-Easy Avocado Soup

Ingredients:

4-5 ripe avocados

Broth (I use vegetable, but feel free to use chicken broth)

A squeeze of lemon to taste

Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients together, then serve at room temperature with a handful of popcorn sprinkled on top. Then eat the rest of the popcorn, of course!

6. Finally, the key to getting me through the holiday season (especially a cold, New York City one) is a trip planned with my family for January! When I know there is something warm in my future, it gives me something special to look forward to.

Thanks for the tips, Jenny! We hope you have a fun-filled holiday season, Aerie girls!

Xoxo,

Aerie

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Our Favorite Things

From snuggly fleece tops to beautiful bras, we chose a few of our favorite things to share with you this Holiday season! With free shipping all season long, it’s the perfect time to get those must-have gifts for your secret keeping BFF, your always-there-for-you sister, your loving mom, (and even yourself!)

Aerie's Favorite Things | Gift Guide

Shop tops, our favorite sleep essentials, cozy joggers, cold weather accessories, and bras now!

Show us your new favorite Aerie goodies with #AerieHAULiday on Instagram and Twitter. Have a merry Aerie!

xoxo,

Aerie

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DIY: Glitter Ombré Holiday Nails

Keeping in step with ombré, one of our favorite beauty trends, we winterized our go-to mani with a sparkly twist. We partnered with Nails By Dallas at our most recent photoshoot where they taught us step-by-step how to make the cutest, yet simple holiday mani! Read on below to learn how to create the perfect glitter ombre nail.

DIY: Glitter Ombre Holiday Nails

1. First, organize your supplies. You’ll need a chunky gold glitter polish, a sheer pink polish and some fine gold or rose gold craft glitter (we like Martha Stewart’s Rose Quartz). Also, a file, buffer, orange wood stick or cuticle pusher, small nail art brush, alcohol and cuticle oil.

2. Start by manicuring your nails: file to preferred shape, push cuticles back gently and lightly buff the shine off nail plate. Cleanse nails with alcohol to remove oil.

3. If you have a preferred base coat, apply that first and let dry. Then apply two coats of Aerie’s light pink polish and let dry. (Shop at your local Aerie store!DIY: Glitter Ombre Holiday Nails

4. Start by dabbing the chunky gold glitter on just the free edge of the nail. Take your small nail art brush and gently brush glitter towards the cuticle. *When doing this, use a feather touch to ensure no streaks in your base polish* DIY: Glitter Ombre Holiday Nails

5. Next, mix some craft glitter in with your chunky glitter polish and apply the same way. This will add smaller pieces of glitter to your design, making the ombré look really pop. DIY: Glitter Ombre Holiday Nails

6. End with a top coat of your choice and be sure to cap the free edge where all the glitter is!

 

DIY: Glitter Ombre Holiday NailsToo cute! Show us your new mani looks and designs with #AerieHAULiday!

xoxo,

Aerie

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DIY: The Perfect Holiday Hot Chocolate

If we could sip only one type of drink all winter it would most definitely be hot chocolate! Last week we hosted our first ever Holiday Blogger Party for our friends in New York City and had our very own DIY Hot Chocolate Bar! Despite our attempts to persuade our team to build a hot chocolate bar at our office (we’re not feeling optimistic) we had so much fun decorating our drinks with very necessary amounts of whipped cream that made our hot chocolates incredibly Instagram worthy. Read on below to see how we created THE perfect hot chocolate!

AERIE-BLOGGER-PARTY_0478Whether it’s from a packet or a homemade recipe, pour your hot chocolate mix into your favorite winter mug! (Ours are plastic – easier to clean up at the party!)
AERIE-BLOGGER-PARTY_0497Load on the whipped cream! Don’t forget to shake the bottle, push down a bit into your mug, and swirl!

AERIE-BLOGGER-PARTY_0508 Next step…add MORE chocolate! We placed chocolate chips on the whipped cream and sprinkled a dash of cinnamon on top. We placed little mini marshmallows on top AND added one large marshmallow right in the middle.

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Last step? Add a candy cane. Stir as desired!

Enjoy! Stay cozy!

xo,

Aerie

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The Gift for Every Girl On Your List: A Bunch of Undies!

If there’s something no Aerie girl can ever have enough of, it’s undies! We love to switch up our look with the seasons – and undies give us an extra dose of happy color even on the dreariest winter days. Undies are also a super giftable item for stocking stuffers, gift exchanges…you name it!

Aerie has made it easier than ever to find an undie bundle for every girl on your list! Check out our 7/$26.50 Undie Bunches lookbook to get some inspiration…and purchase that perfect curated bundle!

Shop the Undie Bunches lookbook!

This mix of fun animal graphics, prints, and pop colors will make every spirit bright!

Shop the Undie Bunches Lookbook!

Lots of lace for the girly girl on your list!

Shop the Undie Bunches Lookbook!

Printy in pink!

Shop the Undie Bunches Lookbook!

Sweet details make even sweeter gifts.

Shop the Undie Bunches Lookbook!

Icy hues in cool prints turn up the heat on style.

Shop the Undie Bunches Lookbook!

A punch of color, a pop of lace.

Now that you’ve got your inspiration, get gifting! Which bunch is your favorite? Tell us below or share on Instagram or Twitter with #AerieREAL!

Xo,

Aerie

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