Love is Love 2015

Pittsburgh, Toronto, New York City and San Francisco are not only some of the greatest cities in the world – they also happen to be just a few of the many cities that support a cause that is near and dear to our hearts… Love.

For the third year, American Eagle Outfitters is proud to be a supporter of Pittsburgh Pride on June 13th taking place on the streets of downtown close to our Headquarters. Following Pittsburgh, a series of events will take place starting on June 19th to make up the WorldPride Festival in Toronto.  On June 28th, New York City will kickoff it’s pride events with a rally and on June 27th-28th, San Francisco will host it’s annual themed Pride Celebration. We wanted to support the cause too!  So we designed limited edition tanks and t-shirts for men and women and are selling them online and in select AEO stores!  To help ensure that these events continue to take place all over the globe, we will be donating 15% of the proceeds from every purchase to InterPride. Read on to learn more about InterPride, what they stand for and the amazing work that they do.

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InterPride is the international organization that ties Pride together globally.  Members of their organization are dedicated volunteers who organize and work to put on Pride events all over the world.  InterPride’s Vision is a world where there is full cultural, social and legal equality for all.  InterPride’s Mission is to increase the capacity of their network of LGBTI Pride organizations around the world to raise awareness of cultural, social and legal inequality, and to effect positive change through education, collaboration, advocacy and outreach. InterPride acts as a source of education and a stepping-stone to elevating community interaction for PRIDE events worldwide.  They promote Pride on an international level and increase networking opportunities and communication among Pride Organizations. Learn more at interpride.org.

If you are going to one of these events or live close by, check out the following United States and Canada stores that are selling the shirts: SoHo, Times Square, 34th Street, Union Square, San Fran Center, Ross Park, South Side Works and available in the following Canada locations: Queens Street West, Eaton Centre and St. Cats.

Going to a Pride event? Tell us where in the comments below.

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5 Healthy Breakfasts

Today’s CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes & Actions to Recreate Girls) post is for the on-the-go girl. When you’re busy, it can be tempting to choose the fastest, easiest breakfast option instead of making breakfast every morning. Though convenient, those grab-and-go options are not always the healthiest choices, and buying them can really add up. Today, we’re bringing you 5 healthy, homemade options for breakfast on the go! Each of these recipes can be prepared the night before or over the weekend to save you precious time in the morning.

Chocolate and Raspberry Breakfast Quinoa

Makes 2 servings

½ cup quinoa

1 cup + 2 tbsp milk (I used cashew milk, but any milk will work!)

2.5 tsp cacao powder

½ tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup raspberries

1 tbsp cacao nibs

1] Bring ½ cup of quinoa and 1 cup of milk to a boil in a small pot. Once it boils, stir and reduce the heat to a simmer.

2] Cook the quinoa until all of the liquid has been absorbed, about 10-15 minutes.

Healthy Breakfast - How To: Chocolate and Raspberry Breakfast Quinoa

3] Place the quinoa in a medium-sized bowl and fluff with a fork to cool.

4] Add the cacao powder, vanilla extract, honey and remaining milk to the quinoa and stir to mix. Depending on the milk you used, you many want to add a touch more honey for sweetness—your call!

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5] Transfer half of the quinoa mixture to a bowl, top with the raspberries and cacao nibs and eat up!

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Coconut and Mango Avocado Toast

Makes 1 serving

½ cup sliced mango

½ avocado

1 tsp coconut oil

1 tbsp shredded coconut

2 slices bread

½ tsp salt

5 Healthy Breakfast - How To Make: Coconut and Mango Avocado Toast

1] Preheat the oven to 400℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2] Spread the coconut oil on both sides of the bread, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pop into to the oven.

3] Bake the bread until it is golden brown and crisp, about 5 minutes per side. Feel free to double or triple the bread and coconut oil if you want to prepare extra for the upcoming week!

4] Mash the avocado with a fork and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.

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5] Spread the avocado on the toast and top with the sliced mango. Sprinkle on the shredded coconut and eat up!

5 Healthy Breakfast - How To Make: Coconut and Mango Avocado Toast

Vegan Blueberry and Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Cups

Makes 12 cups

2 ½ cups rolled oats

1 cup blueberries

½ cup + 1 ½ cups milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp agave nectar

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp melted coconut oil

1] Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a muffin tin with baking cups.

2] In a small bowl, combine chia seeds with ½ cup of milk. Stir to mix and let sit for about 20 minutes, or until a chia pudding has formed.5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Vegan Blueberry and Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Cups

3] In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, blueberries and baking powder.

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4] In a smaller bowl, combine the remaining milk, vanilla extract, agave and coconut oil. Whisk the wet ingredients until fully combined.

5] Pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl of dry ingredients and stir to mix. Once the chia pudding has set, add the chia to the mixture and stir once more.

6] Spoon the mixture into the baking cups and pop into the oven. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until slightly golden brown on top.5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Vegan Blueberry and Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Cups

7] Remove from the oven, set aside to cool and eat up! Any leftover oatmeal cups can be stored in an airtight container.

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Vegan Blueberry and Vanilla Baked Oatmeal Cups

Strawberry and Coconut Chia Pudding

Makes 3-4 servings

6-8 large strawberries (about 2 cups)

1 cup coconut milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup chia seeds

1 tbsp shredded coconut

1] Remove the stems from the strawberries and toss into a food processor, along with the coconut milk and vanilla extract, and puree until completely smooth.5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Strawberry and Coconut Chia Pudding

2] Pour the pureed strawberry mixture into a large bowl, add in the chia seeds and stir to mix. Let the mixture soak for at least 20 minutes, if not overnight, so that the chia seeds will form a pudding.

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Strawberry and Coconut Chia Pudding

3] Spoon the chia pudding mixture into a bowl, or a hollowed-out coconut if you’re feelin’ summery!

4] Top with sliced strawberries and sprinkle on some shredded coconut. Eat up!

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: Strawberry and Coconut Chia Pudding

Kale, Berry and Chia Acai Bowl

Makes 1 serving

2 cups kale

½ cup blueberries

½ cup raspberries

½ cup blackberries

1 packet frozen unsweetened acai puree

1 tbsp chia seeds

½ cup milk

1 tbsp honey

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: A Kale, Berry and Chia Acai Bowl

1] Combine the kale, milk and chia seeds in a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth. No one like kale chunks in their smoothie!

5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: A Kale, Berry and Chia Acai Bowl

2] Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. You’re aiming for a very thick smoothie that can be eaten with a spoon, so try not to add additional liquid or you’ll end up with a soup.5 Healthy Breakfasts - How To Make: A Kale, Berry and Chia Acai Bowl

3] Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with anything your heart desires! I recommend using fresh berries, cacao nibs, coconut and goji berries. Then eat up!

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ABOUT CHAARG 

We believe that working out can (and should!) be fun. We’re an organization of 2,500+ girls at more than 24 universities that encourages college-aged girls to find their fit, whether it’s yoga, CrossFit or anything in between.

You don’t need to be a marathon runner or a weight lifting champion to join—it’s all about finding what works for you. That’s the beauty of CHAARG. We’re a group of real girls with a passion for leading happy, healthy lives.

Sound like you? Learn more about us, check out CHAARG.com and find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

ABOUT TERESA 

Teresa Sandoval is a CHAARG blogger from The Ohio State University. She dedicates her free time to any and all activities that get her outside. When she isn’t taking her dog for a run or spending time in the sunshine, she can be found getting messy and creative in the kitchen.

Meet Teresa from CHAARG!

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#MusicMonday: June 2015 Playlist

Hello June! This month officially kicks off summer and what better way to celebrate than with new #AEOSTYLE and great music? Check out our in-store June 2015 playlist below and be sure to follow us on Spotify to gain access to all of our past and present playlist.

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  1. Cool- Sweater Beats Remix- Alesso, Roy English
  2. Giant- Django Djgago
  3. The King Of The Cape- Alfred Hall
  4. Shadow- Bleachers
  5. Surrender- Laibert Remix- Cash Cash
  6. U Don’t Know- Alison Wonderland, Wayne Coyne
  7. Canyon Moon- Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
  8. One Last Time- Ariana Grande
  9. On My Way- Axwell Ingrosso
  10. Think/Feel- Beat Connection
  11. Burning Gold- Bit Funk Remix- Christina Perri, Bit Funk
  12. Bright- Echosmith
  13. 10,000 Emerald Pools- BORNS
  14. Superstar- Broods
  15. Outside- Oliver Heldens Remix- Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding
  16. Upside- Allen Stone
  17. Red Balloon- Bonus Track- Charli XCX
  18. I Bet- R3hab Remix- Ciara
  19. All Over- CRUISER
  20. The Giver- Reprise- Duke Dumont
  21. All Of You- Betty Who
  22. Put On Your Neon- Donora
  23. Needy Girl- Chromeo
  24. Without You- Ghost Beach
  25. Tether- Eric Prydz Vs. CHVRCHES
  26. Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)- Felix Jaehn, Jasmine Thompson
  27. Been There Before (Shook remix)- Ghost Beach
  28. My Silver Lining- First Aid Kit
  29. New Rush- Gin Wigmore
  30. Miracle- Ghost Beach
  31. Imagination- Gordon City, Katy Menditta
  32. Free Again- Greg Holden
  33. Hymnals- RAC Mix- Grizfolk
  34. Endlessly- Guster
  35. Epsilon- Original Mix- Kygo
  36. We Won’t Sleep- Handsome Ghost
  37. Try to Lose- Penguin Prison
  38. Stand Up- In The Valley Below
  39. Talk To Me- Kopecky
  40. Buzzcut Season- Lorde
  41. Stole the Show- Kygo, Parson James
  42. Prayer in C- Robin Schulz Radio Edit- Lilly Wood and The Prick
  43. Feels Like a Lie- Joywave
  44. Pay No Mind- Madeon, Passion Pit
  45. Blame It on Me- Mapei
  46. Carousel- SNBRN Remix- Melanie Martinez
  47. Sunshine- Pacific Air
  48. I Won’t Let You Down- OK Go
  49. The Island- Parade of Lights
  50. Waves- Math Bishop Remix- Sleeper Agent
  51. Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)- Passion Pit
  52. The Seeds You Sow- Prides
  53. The Avenue- WATERS
  54. Life Your Life- Yuna
  55. No Need For Dreaming- MisterWives
  56. Portugal- Walk the Moon
  57. Time of Our Lives- Pittbull, Ne-Yo
  58. You Haunt Me- My Digital Enemy- Sir Sly
  59. Until You Find Me- TeamMate
  60. When I’m Away- The Colourist
  61. Falling- Yuna
  62. Drove Me Wild- Tegan and Sara
  63. Classic (featuring Powers)- The Knocks, Powers
  64. Super Critical- The Ting Tings
  65. Run Baby Run- Toro Y Moi
  66. My Gun- Tove Lo
  67. Weekends- Urban Cone
  68. Come Get It Bae- Pharrell Williams
  69. Sing It All Away- Walk Off the Earth
  70. Mine- Phoebe Ryan
  71. Forever- Youngblood Hawke

What songs would you like to hear on our July 2015 playlist? Tell us in the comments below!

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How to Style a One-Piece Swimsuit

The One-Piece swimsuit isn’t for the timid. Between the bold prints, fun cut-outs, crisscross backs and crochet details, we’re clearly not afraid of a challenge.

Jessica from The Steele Maiden styles her favorite Cross-Back One-Piece by pairing it with our Beach Tank and Short.

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What Inspired Jessica’s Look:
“My motto for the beach is casual and comfortable.. but still cute!  I loved the relaxed fit on these breezy shorts and this sweater tank is so easy to throw on, plus it was easily dressed up with jeans and heels to head out to dinner later that night. And I can’t get enough of Summer hats like this straw fedora – stylish and practical, it’s a win win.”

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Get Jessica’s Look: Cross-Back One-Piece Swimsuit | Beach Tank | Beach Short | Panama Hat (Similar) | AEO Half Frame Icon Sunglasses (Similar)

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“I’ve been dying to try a one piece suit this Summer and this floral one-piece didn’t disappoint! The cut was so flattering and the lace-up back detail really makes it standout from the crowd.”How to Style a One-Piece Swimsuit How to Style a One-Piece Swimsuit How to Style a One-Piece Swimsuit How to Style a One-Piece Swimsuit How to Style a One-Piece Swimsuit How to Style a One-Piece Swimsuit

Show us your favorite One-Piece with #AerieREAL or #AerieSWIM on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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As Seen In: A-List #AEOSTYLE

From People Style Watch to Seventeen and more, we’ve spotted some of our favorite Summer products in magazines all over the world. Check out where we’ve been spotted in this week’s edition of As Seen In.

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Shop the look:
People Style Watch: Lace Up Gladiator Sandal
Nylon Magazine: Printed Midi Skirt
InStyle Magazine: Printed Midi Skirt
Seventeen Magazine: Embroidered Kimono | Fit & Flare Dress

Have you spotted #AEOSTYLE on your favorite blogs, magazines, etc? If so, tell us where in the comments below.

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AEO Community Day Photo Diary Recap

Every year, hundreds of AEO associates from around the world take time out of their workweek to give back to their communities. From helping out in garden centers, to feeding animals and playing with students, AEO is making a difference. Take a look at our associates in action from Pittsburgh, to New York and beyond and start volunteering today.

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Photo Credit: Notorious17

 

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Photo Credit: Sarah B. Pittsburgh Associate

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Photo Credit: Elise F. Pittsburgh Associate

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Photo Credit: Heyyojorae

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Photo Credit: gingerlinds1

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Photo Credit: lisamrusc

How do you help out your local community? Tell us in the comments below.

 

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