A REAL Love Story: Lauren Scruggs & Jason Kennedy

The hike that turned into happily ever after! You already know author & #AerieREAL girl, Lauren Scruggs, now learn more about her love story with husband & E! News Host, Jason Kennedy.

A REAL Love Story: Lauren Scruggs & Jason Kennedy

How did you meet?

Lauren: Jason’s co-host, Giuliana Rancic, was the matchmaker! I met him on set at E!, he gave me a list of restaurants and a hiking trail my mom and I should go to, and told me to text him if we wanted to hike in the morning. We had the best time on Franklin Canyon, and the rest is history.

What do YOU love about YOU?

Lauren: I have become more aware of and more capable of communicating my own feelings as I have gotten older, and I am always up for any adventure!

Jason: Over the years, I’ve noticed that as I get older I’m more aware of people’s feelings, I want people to be happy, I want to be there for my friends more and I want to encourage them more.

A REAL Love Story: Lauren Scruggs & Jason Kennedy

Shop Lauren’s Look: Roomy Poncho | Panama Hat | Heart Sunglasses

A REAL Love Story: Lauren Scruggs & Jason Kennedy

Shop Lauren’s Look: Military Romper | Cat Eye Sunglasses

What do you love about each other?

Lauren: He is always so thoughtful, incredibly passionate about others, is an amazing communicator and leader, and loves me so well.

Jason: I’ve never felt so loved by anyone in my whole life. She has the sweetest spirit and makes me a better man every day.

A REAL Love Story: Lauren Scruggs & Jason KennedyShop Lauren’s Look: Chambray Dress | Shop Jason’s Look: AEO Pocket Crew T-Shirt | AEO Active Flex Jogger Pant | New Balance 515 Sneaker

How do you celebrate V-Day?

Lauren: The beach is our happy place, so we love to get away, spend good time together and just relax!

Jason: This year we are going to a hotel on the beach and will just hang by the pool the whole time. I don’t like to put extra pressure on myself to make it a magical day. We are pretty simple people, give us a beach and a little wine and we will make the most of it.

Thank you, Lauren & Jason!

xoxo,

Aerie 

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: V-DAY YOUR WAY

Food is the key to anyone’s heart, and that’s why our stylist stays home and makes pizza every year for V-Day. Talk about REAL romance! If you’re planning an Erin-approved day for Sunday—because why wouldn’t you be?—wear her V-Day loves to take you from shopping to cooking (recipe below!) to couch time.

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: V-DAY YOUR WAY

Get Erin’s Look: Boyfriend Button Down Shirt | Chambray Flare Pant | Sweater Crop Tank | Boybrief | Beach Bag (Similar) | Aviator Sunglasses | Cozy Up Eau De Toilette | Swedish Hasbeens Agneta

Keep it simple and soft with your outfit. Our Sweater Crop Tank is the prettiest first layer under an easy Boyfriend Button Down Shirt. On the bottom, go retro with our binding Boybrief and Chambray Flare Pant. Head out shopping and fill up your biggest tote (this one coming next week!) with all the deliciousness you need for the night. When you get home, take off your shoes and have a relaxing night in.

Happy V-Day, loves!

Erin’s Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

Preheat oven to 400′ F.

Ingredients:

1/2 head cauliflower

1, 2, 3 or 4 cloves of garlic (I use 4 – on Valentines day maybe use 1)

1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella

1 egg beaten

1 tsp basil

1 tsp oregano

Directions:

  1.  Prep cookie sheet or pizza pan with olive oil or spray
  2.  Chop cauliflower florets into chunks (removing all leaves and stems)
  3.  Add cauliflower to food processor, vitamix, etc.  Pulse until cauliflower texture is similar to rice
  4.  Saute or microwave cauliflower rice over medium heat for for 6-8 minutes, until translucent.
  5.  Combine cauliflower, egg, cheese and spices in a mixing bowl.
  6.  Spread “dough” evenly  on prepared cookie sheet and bake 25-30 minutes until edges are crispy and dough is evenly cooked.
  7.  Top with pizza sauce and your favorite toppings. Be careful to keep toppings light as cauliflower crust is easily weighed down.
  8.  Broil Pizza for 5 minutes until cheese and toppings are hot and melted.  Allow to sit 5 minutes.
  9.  Cut, serve and enjoy!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: V-DAY YOUR WAY

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How to Style a Halter Bralette

Bare your pretty back with a lacy, halter strap! Our new Geo Lace Halter Bralette‘s soft foam padding and pretty halter strap make for the perfect mix of style and comfort.

Jen from Palms to Pines pairs her favorite halter bralette with a flowy Boyfriend Button Down Shirt for a cozy beach look. How to Style a Halter Bralette

“Hi, guys!  It’s Jen from Palms to Pines – here to let you in on a few of my current crushes: winter at the beach, tomgirl jeans, and lacy bralettes. This El Nino winter has been a cold one in Southern California, and I secretly love how empty the beaches have been because of it. Since swimsuits aren’t practical at a cold beach, I’ve been opting for something a little cozier. ”

How to Style a Halter Bralette

“While I love the beachy boyfriend look, I realized sometimes my feminine side gets lost in all the layers. Enter this cute Aerie Bralette! Using it to layer lets my girly side peek through while adding that extra something. The bralettes come in so many different colors and cuts, I’m tempted to buy one of each. The best part: it’s comfy enough to sleep in ;). “How to Style a Halter Bralette

Get Jen’s Look: Geo Lace Halter Bralette | Boyfriend Button Down Shirt | Tomgirl JeanHow to Style a Halter Bralette How to Style a Halter Bralette How to Style a Halter Bralette

Photos by: Blake Nyman

Show us how you wear the Geo Lace Halter Bralette with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Saturday Adventure

Week already looking too long? Start planning for a Saturday adventure with our stylist’s outfit of the week!

Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Saturday Adventure

Get Erin’s Look: Chevron Kimono | Print Bralette Top | Harem Pant | Geo Lace Cheeky | K-Swiss Belmont Sneaker (Similar) | Street Level Reversible Mini Tote | Chronicle Books Eat Pretty | Fringe Faux Leather Notebook | Nudestix

Your first priority is a big bag like AEO’s Street Level Reversible Tote. After you throw in your camera and notebooks for documenting your adventure, it will still have plenty of room for adding anything else you may pick up along the way.

When you’re running around all day, you want an easy, comfy outfit. Underneath, try our Geo Lace Cheeky Undie and NEW Print Bralette Top: bra meets top in this all-new style that you can wear on its own! Finish your look with with our extra-comfy Chevron Kimono and Harem Pant. And don’t forget your K-Swiss Sneakers for running around all day!

Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Saturday Adventure

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Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Spring Break…Book It!

Spring Break: book it! Make warm weather dreams a reality & schedule your trip now. Then pack your bags with our stylist’s outfit of the week!

Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Spring Break...Book It!

Get Erin’s Look now: Henley Shirt | Tie Short | Scoop Bikini Top | Hipster Bikini Bottom | Panama Hat | Beach Bag | Cat Eye Sunglasses | Huarache Flat

Our favorite place to start packing? Swim! Our new Scoop Bikini Top and Hipster Bikini Bottom have two of our favorite new trends this season: ruffles and army green. Bring our new Henley Shirt to wear on top: its bright white color and breezy fit will make sure you can show off your swim underneath. On the bottom, try our new Tie Short in the softest chambray fabric.

No matter how far away your trip is, pack your Beach Bag now and keep it close as a reminder of sunny days to come. Think spring!

Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Spring Break...Book It!

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Follower Her Friday: Dana Falsetti

This week we’re inspired by yoga instructor and #AerieREAL girl, Dana Falsetti from Nola Trees Yoga! Read on to learn more about how yoga helped her discover self-love and what #AerieREAL means to her.

Follower Her Friday: Dana Falsetti

Get Dana’s Look: Romantic Lace Racerback Bralette | Boyfriend Jogger

We love that your passion for yoga has taught you self-love and given you the strength to believe in yourself now more than ever! What are some of your other interests or hobbies?
I’ve only been practicing yoga for about a year and half, and in that time my reality has shifted so much. Before yoga existed in my life, everything was about music. I’ve been singing since I could speak. There were times that I felt music was the only thing that understood me. You know when you listen to a song and it just sounds exactly like how you feel? I pretty much always felt like that. And on the flip side, singing and making music with my friends did and still does bring me more happiness than almost anything else. Just like my personal yoga practice, music is a way for me to express myself and to better understand myself. I also love to travel, especially road trips, and I even love to do them alone. 20+ hour drives with nothing but me, beautiful sunsets, and my favorite music. I always loved spending time alone more than most people. I find it comforting.

Aside from the physical changes, what other benefits did you experience from yoga?
The physical changes were pretty unexpected, so were all the others. When I started practicing I never dreamed my practice would look like it does now. Yes I’ve gotten strong and more flexible in my body, but the most dramatic changes are the unseen. Yoga showed me how to believe in myself after years of feeling like nothing. Growing up as the fat kid isn’t easy. I felt unworthy. I didn’t understand why I had to be different when all I wanted was to fit in. I came to my yoga practice after years of binge eating, and after a year of focusing on my health. At the time I had lost a significant amount of weight, but absolutely nothing changed. My body changed, but I brought myself with me to my “new body.” I still felt unworthy, I still felt limited, I still felt stuck. When I started practicing yoga I thought my body would limit my practice. But when you show up everyday and put in the work, things change. This is where the magic happens. I started getting poses I convinced myself I could never do. When those moments happen, it’s a huge paradigm shift. I started wondering what else I was telling myself I couldn’t do that I could have been doing all along. I started realizing that limitations are in the mind. Slowly over the last year and a half I have learned to love myself, to believe in myself and my worth, and to work for the things I want and deserve. Yoga does not look like a handstand or a backbend, it looks like love. Self-love first, and then it starts showing up all around you. But you have to show up for it, too.

Follower Her Friday: Dana Falsetti

Get Dana’s Look: Hi Neck Sports Bra | Boyfriend Jogger

What advice would you give someone who is interested, but never tried yoga before?
Just go. You have to just go. I know how intimidating and scary walking into your first yoga class can be. I couldn’t hold a down dog when I started. I felt like (and was) the fat newb in class. We all have insecurities and you’ll bring them with you into the room. But honestly, that’s kind of the point. Most of us come to yoga from a place of darkness when we are looking for healing. At the end of the day, you show up on your mat for you. You have to decide you’re worth it despite anything else. I promise if you can dedicate yourself to the practice, or to anything really, you’ll get exactly what you didn’t know you need.

What is your favorite yoga pose?
This answer changes all the time, but right now it’s probably Pincha Mayurasana, also known as Forearm Balance. This is a tough posture, one I never dreamed I would be able to do, and I put in a lot of work to find a place of ease in it. When I’m balanced upside down I kind of feel like I’m flying or defying gravity. It’s pretty amazing what we are capable of.

Follower Her Friday: Dana Falsetti

Get Dana’s Look: Long Sleeve Bodysuit

You offer trainings and workshops ALL over the United States! Where can our Aerie girls go to find more information?
Yes! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world most days. All of my workshops are on my website, nolatreesyoga.com. I also occasionally host retreats and team up with other teachers on trainings, so look out for those. I’m about to launch some online content as well, so we can practice together even if we never get to meet :) I’m also on Facebook as Dana Falsetti, and Instagram as @nolatrees.

What does being #AerieREAL mean to you?
I’m all about knowing your worth, so to me, that’s being #AerieREAL. My worth isn’t defined by my body, my stretch marks, or my yoga practice. And honestly, knowing your worth brings immense freedom. Mostly freedom from your own mind, but it will permeate throughout your entire life.

Thank you, Dana! Be sure to check out her site and follow along on Instagram.

xoxo,

Aerie

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