A REAL Love Story: Ally & Casey

These California dreamers were meant to be. Read about the REAL love story of #AerieREAL girl, Ally Walsh, and her drummer/writer boyfriend, Casey Wojtalewicz!

How did you meet?

Casey: I was working on a project with a mutual friend, Carla, at her house. Carla was going to an event that night with a couple friends, but I wasn’t interested in going. Right as I was about to leave, the doorbell rang. Carla got up to get the door and said, “Oh—that’s my friend Ally. By the way, Casey, you’re going to fall in LOVE with her.” At the time, I don’t think either of us were looking for a relationship. But something definitely shifted in me when she walked in the room. Suddenly, I decided I was interested in going to the event… and sitting next to Ally during it… and then going out to eat afterwards. That’s how it all started.

What do YOU love about YOU?

Ally: I love that I’m curious. That I love to travel, explore and learn about different cultures and food. I love that I’m passionate about health and nutrition. I love that I’m reliable and can always be there for my friends and family.

Casey: I love that I can brighten people’s day, that I strive to be authentic and true in everything that I do. I love that I’ve had the courage to follow my dreams. I love that I have a travel itch, that I ended up in LA and that I have music and poetry as creative outlets.

A REAL Love Story: Ally & Casey

Shop Ally’s Look: Racerback Boho Bralette  |  Shop Casey’s Look: Pocket Crew T-Shirt  | Skinny Active Flex Pant

 

What do you love about each other?

Ally: I love how helpful and kind Casey is. Whether it’s someone he knows or just met. He’s the nicest person I’ve ever met, in my life. I can always rely and count on him, no matter what. I love that he loves to travel, wake up early, make coffee, and go on road trips. And that we can listen to our favorite 90s hip hop and oldies songs together!

Casey: I love how confident Ally is. She’s just comfortable in her skin, and doesn’t fret the little things. I remember when we met how I was struck by her genuine curiosity and kindness. She treats everyone so nicely and is such a great listener—I think that’s really why everyone falls in love with her! I love that she’s a bookworm, a cuddler, and a traveler. I love that she’s so healthy. She’s definitely made me a healthier person, and shown me how to make some delicious food in the process. I love how crazy she is about sweet potatoes… And how she’s addicted to dried mango (she told me I can’t bring it home anymore).

How do you celebrate V-Day?

Casey: Honestly, between travel for Ally’s work and my tours, we haven’t been together on Valentine’s Day since when we met, three years ago! So just being together will be cause for celebration! We’ll probably get outside—go on a hike, get breakfast in Topanga Canyon. Relax at home with our books, watch the sunset on the beach, and make a nice dinner.

Boys can be #AerieREAL too! What makes you #AerieREAL, Casey?

I love my body the way it is—scoliosis and all! I don’t place my confidence or self-image in striving to “look better,” or get bigger and stronger. I love being healthy and active, and my appearance is a result of that.

Thank you, Ally & Casey!

xoxo

Aerie 

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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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Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her & Him

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, but there’s no need to panic if you’re still looking for an amazing gift to show your bae that you care. We’re here to help! The “perfect gift” can mean something different to everyone, but we’re pretty sure that your S/O would love some #AEOSTYLE (but not more than they love you… obvi). With brand new accessories and extras perfect for V-Day gifting plus all of the basics you know and love, there’s no need to look any further. We’ve made this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide super easy for you: just keep scrolling to find the personality that fits your hunny best and gift your little heart out.

GUYS: Make him swoon, no matter his style. Is your guy always ahead of the trends? He’ll love staple pieces with leather details like a watch or belt, and our latest denim technology will keep up with his constantly updating look. If your guy is always on the move, he needs #AEOSTYLE that can keep up with his adventurous spirit, like our  new Flex/4 360 swim trunks and a power pack so his phone is never our of battery. Is he into fitness and sports? No problem. Our favorite basics like joggers, sneakers, graphic tees and socks will only improve his style game.

For The Guy With #AEOSTYLE On Lock

FOR THE GUY WITH #AEOSTYLE ON LOCK: Keep him ahead of the trends with iconic style essentials and of-the-moment finishing touches.
Colorblock Crew T-Shirt | Skinny Core Flex Jean | 3″ Classic Trunk | Woolrich Beebe Leather Boot
Wool Fedora | Oiled Leather Belt | Brown Leather Watch | Aviator Sunglasses | LMNT Bluetooth Speaker

For The Guy On The GoFOR THE GUY ON THE GO: Whether he’s beach-bound or road-tripping cross country, we’ve got styles and essentials for every adventurer.
Flex/4 360 Swim Trunk | Denim Jacket | Clubmax Sunglasses | Sunnylife Underwater Camera
Heritage 4.5 oz Body Spray | LMNT Power Pack | Wolverine Plain Thomas Hiker Boot
Sunnylife Soap On A Rope | Bigmouth Pizza Pool Float

For The Guy Who's Got Game

FOR THE GUY WHO’S GOT GAME: Perfect styles to take your man from sport to street, featuring revolutionary AEO/Flex technology, must-have sneakers and more.
Signature Graphic T-Shirt | Vintage Baja Hoodie | Extreme Flex Fleece Jogger | 3″ Classic Trunk | Body Spray
Low Cut Socks | New Balance 515 Sneaker

GIRLS: The key to your #AerieREAL girl’s heart? Pretty little things! If your girl is head over heels, she’ll love bright, lacy bralettes and undiesAerie sports bras, leggings and the best workout essentials will help the girl who’s always active to get her sweat on. Score some extra points by gifting some sweet fragrance, too! Is she inspired by travel? Aerie swim will take her from the beach to the bike trail and everywhere in between. Still can’t decide? You can’t go wrong with fun accessories or basics like denim and tanks!

For The Girl In Love With Love

FOR THE GIRL IN LOVE WITH LOVE: Shopping for a hopeless romantic? Sweep her off her feet with our prettiest Vintage Lace bralettes, dreamy crocheted tops and sweet accessories.
Aerie Lace Cross-Back Bralette | Aerie Boyshort | Denim X Cafe Jegging | Peplum Cami
The Social Type Greeting Card | Aerie Fragrance
Beauty Crop Misting Spray | Heart Cookie Cutters… Coming Soon!

For The Girl Who's Got Game

FOR THE GIRL WHO’S GOT GAME: From throwback sneakers to printed yoga mats, we’ve got lots of swoon-worthy gifts for the girl who loves to get her sweat on.
Aerie Mesh Seamless Sports Bra | First Essentials Rib Crop Tank | Hi-Lo Zip Up Hoodie | Crop Hi-Rise Legging
New Balance 515 Sneaker | Colorblock Baseball Cap
Slant Stainless Steel Water Bottle | Headwrap | Ban.do Exercise Mat

For The Girl On The Go

FOR THE GIRL ON THE GO: Satisfy her wanderlust with a printed tote and travel journal or gift her with Aerie & AEO essentials for her next adventure.
Aerie One Shoulder Bandeau Bikini | Aerie Teeny Bikini Bottom | Pullover Windbreaker | Triangle Fringe Scarf | Fringe Faux Leather Notebook | Beauty Crop Misting Spray | AEO x Slant On The Road Mug
AEO Clubmax Sunglasses | Ban.do Heart Getaway Bag | Hang Ten Sunscreen… Coming Soon! (Shop Similar)

What do you want to give & get for V-Day? Tell us in the comments below, and show us your #AEOSTYLE & #AerieREAL gifts on Instagram (@americaneagle, @aerie)& Twitter  (@AEO, @Aerie) for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery.

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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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