Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Cutest pumpkin on the block starts here! Print one (or all) of our four Aerie-ized stencils and get carving.

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Pumpkin
  • X-Acto Knife (scissors work ,too)
  • Sharpie
  • Printer
  • Tape

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

STEP 1: Cut a circle around the stem of your pumpkin. Remove the top (save it!) and clean the seeds and goop out from inside.

STEP 2: Choose your favorite Aerie stencil from our downloadable pumpkin stencils file. Print the stencil on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

STEP 3: With your X-Acto knife, cut around the dark outline, creating a stencil out of the printout.

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

STEP 4: Tape the stencil outline onto the area of your pumpkin you want to carve.

STEP 5: Using a sharpie, trace the inner lines of the stencil.

STEP 6: Using a pumpkin carving kit or any carving tool you want (we used smaller pottery tools), begin to cut out the outline of the stenciled drawing.

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

STEP 7: Be sure to follow the guidelines on each stencil, differentiating between the no-carve zones and etch carving areas.

STEP 5: Place a lit candle inside of your pumpkin and replace the top.

STEP 6: Show off your hard work!

BONUS TIPS

  • To keep your pumpkin fresh, spray it with a bleach/water mix.
  • Rub vaseline on the carved sections of pumpkin to keep mold away.
  • Use battery-powered candles to reduce hazard and provide more light.

Which is your favorite pumpkin carving design? Comment below and tell us!

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Music Monday: AEO October 2016 Playlist

You know that one perfect song, the one you just can’t get enough of? We bet that you’ll find it on our October 2016 playlist. This Music Monday, we’re taking it back to the 90s with favorites like “Just A Girl” from No Doubt and “Closing Time” by Semisonic. Of course, we’re keeping things fresh, too, with “American Money” by BØRNS (definitely on repeat) and “The Greatest” by the greatest, Sia & Kendrick Lamar. Check out all of the songs we’re loving this month, and make sure to follow the playlist on our Spotify channel!

Music Monday: AEO October 2016 Playlist

  1. Rhythm & Blues – The Head and the Heart
  2. Give Me a Reason (Radio Edit) – Jagwar Ma
  3. Tag Team – Lawrence Taylor
  4. In the Name of Love – Martin Garrix, Bebe Rexha
  5. Runaway Train – Soul Asylum
  6. Let Me Love You – DJ Snake, Justin Bieber
  7. The Winds of Change – Bahner Cheerleader Remix – St. Lucia, Bahner Cheerleader
  8. Never Enough – The Hunna
  9. Just A Girl – No Doubt
  10. Run Run Run – Junge Junge, Kyle Pearce
  11. Yellow – Coldplay
  12. Kids – OneRepublic
  13. Closing Time – Semisonic
  14. I Wish – Skee-Lo
  15. Don’t You Know – Jamie N Commons
  16. Spirits – Sondr Remix – The Strumbellas, Sondr
  17. Feels Like Home – Radio Edit – The Him, Son Mieux
  18. Just A Friend – Biz Markie
  19. Be As You Are  – JordanXL Remix – Mike Posner, Jordan XL
  20. On My Way – The Wild Feathers
  21. Rotten – Gringo Star
  22. River Runs Dry – Scavenger Hunt
  23. Hurts So Good – Sonny Alven Remix – Astrid S., Sonny Alven
  24. In My Blood – KANT Remix – Leo Stannard, Kant
  25. New Song – Warpaint
  26. American Money – BØRNS
  27. I Will Buy You A New Life – Everclear
  28. Mind How You Go – Tijuana Panthers
  29. Do You Love Someone – Grouplove
  30. Girlfriend – Matthew Sweet
  31. Miss You – James Hersey
  32. Drive – Incubus
  33. ILYSB – LANY
  34. My Babe – Whitehore
  35. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong – Spin Doctors
  36. Big Me – Foo Fighters
  37. All I Want – Toad The Wet Sprocket
  38. No Excuses – Alice In Chains
  39. Move – Saint Motel
  40. Closer – The Chainsmokers, Halsey
  41. Get To Know Ya – NAO
  42. Fireproof – Embody Remix – Coleman Hell, Embody
  43. Better (feat. Nicole Millar & Imad Royal) – Sweater Beats, Nicole Millar, Imad Royal
  44. Pony – Wavves
  45. Crazy Love – Audien, Deb’s Daughter
  46. Going Strong – Hoops
  47. Now That We Found Love – Heavy D & The Boyz, Aaron Hall
  48. Honey Sweet – Blossoms
  49. Shelter – Porter Robinson, Madeon
  50. She Said – Sundara Karma
  51. Right Here Right Now – Jesus Jones
  52. Inside Out – Eve 6
  53. Never There – Cake
  54. Stars (feat. Haley) – Project 46
  55. Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
  56. Follow You Down – Gin Blossoms
  57. All Apologies – Nirvana
  58. Paralyzed – Hanni El Khatib
  59. I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore – Lucy  Dacus
  60. Heydays – Total Babes
  61. Wild One – Colleen Green
  62. 3AM Spiritual – Smith Westerns
  63. gratuitous abysses – of Montreal
  64. Moon Child – Escondido
  65. Nightlight – Silversun Pickups
  66. Hurt Like Hell – The Heydaze
  67. Whole Heart – Gryffin, Bipolar Sunshine
  68. Reverse Skydiving (feat. Anabel Englund) – Hot Natured, Anabel Englund
  69. SOS (Overboard) – Joseph
  70. Young Blood – The Wild Wild
  71. Daisy – Goodbye June
  72. We Used To Be Friends – The Dandy Warhols
  73. Cool Kid – The Eeries
  74. Someone to Lose – Wilco
  75. Nervous – The Ooh Song/Mark McCabe Remix – Gavin James
  76. Fountain Of Youth – Local Natives
  77. The Greatest – Sia, Kendrick Lamar
  78. Waste a Moment – Kings of Leon
  79. Perfect Illusion – Lady Gaga
  80. Crazy – James TW

What songs are on your own Fall playlist? Let us know in the comments!

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: LAYERS ON LAYERS

Our stylist’s outfit of the week is all about NEW and all about LAYERS! With 500+ new arrivals online now (+ in stores Thursday), Erin couldn’t pick just a few for this week… so layer them all on!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: LAYERS ON LAYERSShop Erin’s Look: Lace Silky Nightie | Real Soft® Long Sleeve Tee | Mixed Cozy Cardi | Cable Sweater Beanie | Romantic Lace Longline Bralette | String Thong | Real Soft® Over-The-Knee Socks | Hunter Original Short Rain Boot

This outfit is all about mixing and matching, like wearing your Lace Silky Nightie post-bedtime, layered on top of your Real Soft® Long Sleeve Tee. Think pink underneath with our Romantic Lace Longline Bralette and String Thong, and add our Mixed Cozy Cardi and Cable Sweater Beanie on top for extra warmth. Cozy up and don’t forget to check out the rest of our new arrivals for more layers to love!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: LAYERS ON LAYERS

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How To Style The Hi-Rise Kick Crop Jean with FOREVERVANNY

Cropped denim is the fit you need in your closet right now. Among other classic 90s trends, we’re excited to style the crop jean this season. Updated styles like the Vintage Hi-Rise and Jegging Ankle bring the crop trend into the new millennium, and one of the most exciting fits right now is an new take on the pedal pusher – but this isn’t the jean you remember, believe us! A longer length and a more subtle flare at the hem give you the Kick Crop Jean. Blogger Van Le from FOREVERVANNY styled the Denim X Hi-Rise Kick Crop. Check out Vanny’s #AEOSTYLE below, and if you love her look, be sure to check out her previous post on the blog!

Forever Vanny styles the Hi-Rise Kick Crop Jean

Meet Vanny:
FOREVERVANNY was created in 2013 by Van Le as an outlet to document her personal style, photography, and fashion inspirations. Over the years, the site has evolved to be a collection of fashion photographs personally styled and shot under the creative direction of Van Le. Based in New York, FOREVERVANNY‘s style is as diverse as the people who roam this city. Chic, polished, and a little bit of contrast between delicate details and tomboy-ish vibe is what she aims to show. Beyond fashion, FOREVERVANNY seeks to find other forms of inspirations through different cultures and travel adventures with photo-diaries and thoughtful reflections of her experiences.”

Forever Vanny styles the Hi-Rise Kick Crop Jean

How To Get Vanny’s Look:
Play with lengths for a look that stands out. The Kick Crop Jean can be intimidating to style because of its unique silhouette, so to contrast the short hem, Van paired the denim with a long bell sleeve shirt that nearly covers her hand. We love the way the bell of the sleeves and the wide bottom of the crop jeans complement each other and pull the entire look together. Make sure to choose an ankle boot that shows a bit of skin between the bottom of the jean and the top of the shoe so that your legs look longer, not shorter.

Forever Vanny Styles the Hi-Rise Kick Crop Jean

Shop the Look: Denim X Hi-Rise Kick CropLace + Bar Swing Top (Similar)
Chelsea Bootie (Similar) | Convertible Bag + Backpack (Similar)

Show us how you’d style the Hi-Rise Kick Crop Jean using #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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4 Easy Halloween Costumes

Get ready to party, boo! Halloween is just around the corner, and we have everything you need for a fast and easy costume. Check out 4 looks (featuring #AerieREAL girls at our HQ!) below.

 

MERMAID

Take your fave layers under the sea, trade in your feet for fins and splash around town!

4 Easy Halloween Costumes

WHAT YOU NEED:

4 Easy Halloween Costumes

GET THE LOOK:

  • Don’t forget the fins! Spray-paint a pair of swim fins with blue spray and glitter adhesive.
  • Stick with makeup in shades of greens and blues with shimmer or glitter bases.

 

BUNNY

Grab your ears and go! The simplicity of this costume makes it a go-to for last minute party girls.

4 Easy Halloween Costumes

WHAT YOU NEED:

4 Easy Halloween Costumes

GET THE LOOK:

  • Blend a little white makeup on the area above your lip.
  • Make your own rabbit nose with black eyeliner, bringing the line down to meet your cupid’s bow.

 

CAT

Chilly outside? Play dress up and still keep cozy. Meow.

4 Easy Halloween Costumes

WHAT YOU NEED:

4 Easy Halloween Costumes

GET THE LOOK:

  • For the purrfect look, use black eyeliner to create a bold winged-look extending past the outer corners of your eyes.
  • Use the same liner to create lines that extend across your cheeks.

 

PRINCESS

This is a REAL fairy tale… no prince needed.

4 Easy Halloween Costumes

WHAT YOU NEED:

4 Easy Halloween Costumes

GET THE LOOK:

  • Stick with simple makeup, with pink eye shadow and lip color to complement the costume.
  • Try a cute, no-fuss style for your hair with pink ribbons for an extra-special touch.

Comment below and tell us what your go-to Halloween looks are!

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How To: Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s that time of year again! Time for everyone’s favorite seasonal coffee drink – the PSL! Our Pumpkin Spice Latte is not only easy to make, but tasty to drink. This recipe combines a pumpkin spice reduction that you can store and use in not only lattes, but iced coffees, shakes, and more.

How To: Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte

LATTE INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 shot of hot coffee (strongly brewed)
  • 3/4 cup of  milk

PUMPKIN SPICE REDUCTION INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tbs. of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup of canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

TOPPINGS:

  • Whipped Cream
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Ground Cinnamon

How To: Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte

DIRECTIONS:

  1. To make pumpkin spice reduction, combine all ingredients, sans vanilla, in a small saucepan over medium to high heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low. Let the reduction simmer for 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  3. While mixture is simmering, steam 3/4 cup of milk & combine with coffee.
  4. Remove pumpkin spice reduction from heat & add in vanilla extract.
  5. Combine pumpkin spice reduction with latte, stirring to mix all ingredients evenly.
  6. Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and ground cinnamon to taste.
  7. Store any leftover reduction in the refrigerator for up to a week, using in more lattes or as you see fit.
  8. ENJOY!

BONUS: Coat the rim of your glass with caramel sauce and dip into either pumpkin pie spice, ground cinnamon, brown sugar (or a combination of the three!) to add a hint of sweetness, additional flavor, & a touch of style.

How To: Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte

Are you a seasonal pumpkin spice lover, or do you enjoy the yummy flavor year-round? Comment below to tell us how you take your PSL!

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