Sweet Gift Ideas: Candy Crush

Sweet Gift Ideas: Candy Crush

Pair dreamsicle hues with neon pop colors to create a crush-worthy Valentine’s Day look!

Sweet Gift Ideas: Candy Crush

Have a sweet tooth? Shop our Candy Crush Gift Guide for lots of Valentine’s Day inspiration!

Sweet Gift Ideas: Candy Crush

We heart our candy coated Drew Smooth Studded Pushup Bra and Daydream Fragrance. Perfect for a night out!

Sweet Gift Ideas: Candy Crush

Say it with lace in our Ella Gel Lace Pushup and Vintage Lace undies.

Sweet Gift Ideas: Candy Crush

Our Slim Fit Pocket T-Shirt adds the perfect layer to a sexy bralette.

 What are your plans this Valentine’s Day! Tell us, and comment below!

Looking for more great Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Check out our Sweet and Sexy and True Love Gift Guide  for other great romantic looks!

xo,

Aerie

#AerieREAL

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Real Talk Interview with Lauren B. of Wichita, KS!

Real Talk Interview with Lauren B. of Wichita, KS!

To celebrate our recent launch of Aerie REAL we wanted to take the opportunity to feature a few fantastic women who embody #AerieREAL. Today’s Real Talk interview is with Lauren B., born and raised in Wichita, KS and loving her first 5 months working at her local Aerie store.  Learn more about Lauren, what #AerieREAL means to her, her must-have Aerie item, and what inspires her below!

Real Talk Interview with Lauren B. of Wichita, KS!

Lauren and her fellow Aerie Associates at store #2734, Amy, Katie, and Morgan in front of our spring collection. #AerieREAL

What does #AerieREAL mean to you?

To me, #AerieREAL means loving yourself just as you are- the REAL you! Since this campaign has launched, I have heard and read many comments from women that say something along the lines of “I love myself despite my imperfections” which is my goal for #AerieREAL. I want all women to look at themselves without the standards of a society bringing them down for things that make them one of a kind. It would be nice to see women love themselves by recognizing their own inner and outer beauty and rocking it daily.

Real Talk Interview with Lauren B. of Wichita, KS!

Lauren showing us her #AerieREAL!

We love that! Because imperfections, aren’t even imperfections! They make you, you! What makes you Aerie REAL?

I am Aerie REAL because of the effort I have made to improve my self-image. I used to think quite poorly of myself but now I take time to notice all my lovely characteristics. Working in a store that specializes in bras and underwear can be a delicate job because I come across many customers that struggle with their self-esteem. I try as hard as I can to help these women notice their own immense beauty.

Real Talk Interview with Lauren B. of Wichita, KS!

Lauren and her lovely boyfriend, Calton!

Where do you see yourself in 3 years?

In 3 years I would love to be finishing up my graduate studies in violin, playing in professional orchestras, and celebrating three and a half years at Aerie.

That’s awesome! What’s your top favorite Aerie items right now? 

The Holly Longline Bikini Top, Aerie Silky Chiffon Boxers, and the Aerie Striped Mesh Cheeky undies- I yearn for all these things in every color!

Real Talk Interview with Lauren B. of Wichita, KS!

Lauren’s favorite hobby, soon turned career? Violin! #AerieREAL

What is one thing the world needs more of?

Fine Arts Appreciation! I know so many talented artists that haven’t pursued their passion out of fear that their work would be underappreciated or they wouldn’t be able to make a living. The funding for fine arts is cut from so many schools, even though it has been proven to improve test scores in other classes. Art is such a powerful force that can do so much good in the world.

If you could take a vacation to anywhere in the world, where would it be and who would you bring?

I would love to witness the beauty and majesty of Vienna. There would be so much for me to learn and enjoy from visiting this place. I would take my dear boyfriend Colton- the poor guy has never even been on a plane.

Real Talk Interview with Lauren B. of Wichita, KS!

Lauren at the beach with her friends Luis, Ricardo, Jorge, and Eugenio!

 Thank you so much for chatting with us Lauren!

Show us how YOU’RE Aerie Real and tag your photos with #AerieREAL for a chance to be featured on Aerie.com!

xo,

Aerie

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DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

Looking for something sweet to make a loved one for Valentine’s Day? Taken or single, follow our step-by-step DIY to make the cutest V-Day card for your best girlfriend or your special guy!

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

What you’ll need:

 • 3 sheets of craft paper (different colors or shades)

 • Draw and cut out 2 hearts to use; one larger, one smaller that fit on card

 • Envelope, size of your choice (optional)

 • Scissors

 • Ribbon

 • Pencil

 • Tape

 • Ruler

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

STEP 1: If using an envelope, measure and trace paper to be slightly smaller than two lengths of the envelope, so card can slide in easily. Cut the two sheets you want to be the first and second layer of card.

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

STEP 2: Fold edges to meet in the center and crease.

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

STEP 3: Trace the third sheet of paper for the layer inside the card.

It is easiest to close the card and trace the outer edge as a pattern. Cut and tape the back of the sheet; flip over, press and center on second layer.

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

STEP 4: Using the larger heart shape, trace and cut the shape out of the outer layer. 

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

STEP 5: Using the smaller heart shape, trace and cut the shape out of the second layer.

DIY: Your Own V-Day Card!

STEP 6: Tape the back of second layer (orange) and nestle into outer layer (pink). Fold together and finish with a ribbon. 

Hashtag the end result of your DIY V-Day card with #AerieREAL for a chance to be featured on our Twitter or Instagram! Have fun and happy Valentine’s Day!

xo,

Aerie

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Real Talk with Hana – #AerieREAL

Real Talk with Hana – #AerieREAL

Meet Hana! The newest addition to our Aerie team. Beautiful inside and out, read on to watch and learn what makes Hana #AerieREAL.

Real Talk with Hana - #AerieREAL

Hana catching up with friends while waiting for her next shot!

Hi, Hana! Thanks for sitting down with us! Where’s home to you?   

I am originally from Claremont in Southern California, but now I live in West Village in NYC.

Do you have any hobbies that you can’t get enough of? 

Yes! Yoga! I teach Yoga each week as well.

What’s your favorite yoga pose?  

When things in my life are going crazy, I like to flip upside down. Inversions are awesome! I also really love hip openers and heart openers. It reminds me to remember to stand up and tall and not slouch.

Real Talk with Hana - #AerieREAL

Namaste!

That’s awesome! You’re really talented! What’s your must-have item in your purse? 

Chapstick, I’m fully addicted to any chapstick and have about 15! But, of course, I always grab my one purse that never has any chapstick in it. If I had to choose a flavor? I would say cherry!

What’s your favorite go-to item in your closet?

I do have a favorite t-shirt! It’s sheer, long, and asymmetrical. I like to tie it up at the bottom. I wear it all the time, so my friends who are reading this will totally know what I am talking about!

Real Talk with Hana - #AerieREAL

Hana rocking out in her soft lace bralette and striped boxers!

What’s your all time favorite Aerie piece for Spring?

OMG. I love everything! I’m addicted to all of it. Aerie’s sweatpants are so cute and I love the little pockets. Also, I usually don’t rock a pushup, but I love the Brooke Polka Dot Pushup suit. I also love the bedtime lacy boxers!

Do you have a role model? 

To be honest, any strong, confident, female serves as a great role model to me. Lately, I have loved reading about Malala Yousafzai, “the bravest girl in the world.”  Her level of resilience is amazing and I love that she stands up for what she believes in.

Real Talk with Hana - #AerieREAL

Let’s switch things up! Instead of John shooting Hana…wait, Hana that’s not what we meant!

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what does “love” mean to you?

I was in a yoga class and a teacher was talking about how the Japanese don’t say, “I love you.” And, if you think about it…we say “I love you” all the time! They challenge, “how can you take such a big feeling and emotion into a single word. It’s such an incredible thing!” I really like that description of it.

While it may be hard for me to sum up I do know one thing is for sure; it makes me warm and fuzzy just talking about it, and I don’t think it’s the Miami heat! :)

Thank you so much Hana for chatting with us!

Learn more about #AerieREAL and “no retouching” here, and stay tuned for more upcoming “real talk” interviews.

xo,

Aerie

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Sweet Gift Ideas: Sweet & Sexy

Sweet Gift Ideas: Sweet & Sexy

Pink isn’t the only color for girly girls. Dress up in natural blues, greens & pretty floral prints this Valentine’s Day!

Sweet Gift Ideas: Sweet & Sexy

Feeling blue this Valentine’s Day?

Sweet Gift Ideas: Sweet & Sexy

Stunning, sweet, and sexy… the Holly Satin Pushup Bra!

Sweet Gift Ideas: Sweet & Sexy

Dots of love!

What are your plans this Valentine’s Day! Tell us, and comment below!

Looking for more great Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Check out our True Love Gift Guide for a more vintage-inspired and romantic style.

xo,

Aerie

#AerieREAL

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Real Talk Interview with Jill M. of Pittsburgh, PA!

Real Talk Interview with Jill M. of Pittsburgh, PA!

To celebrate our recent launch of Aerie REAL we wanted to take the opportunity to feature a few fantastic women who embody #AerieREAL. Our first Real Talk interview is with Jill M., originally from Altoona, PA, but currently living in Pittsburgh, PA and rocking her position as store manger in the Southside Works Aerie Store. Learn more about Jill and what #AerieREAL means to her, her must-have Aerie item, and what inspires her below!

Real Talk Interview with Jill M. of Pittsburgh, PA!

Jill and two of her Aerie girls at work, Morgan and Catie!

Hi, Jill! Thanks for joining us. :) What is your favorite thing about being Store Manager?

Being able to work with and influence girls that are in collage, especially with the the start of Aerie REAL. I feel like having confidence in yourself is important at this age and I love being a part of building that.

What does #AerieREAL mean to you?

#AerieREAL is being a strong and confident woman…even though naturally we have scars, freckles, back fat, arm hair, and cellulite. And guess what!? Aerie is saying that’s okay and that they can relate!

What makes you Aerie REAL?

I’m REAL because I have pale skin (I even have to wear sunscreen in the winter) and I have a lot of freckles!

Real Talk Interview with Jill M. of Pittsburgh, PA!

Jill and her family. :)

What is currently playing on your iTunes?

I’m always stuck on “I and Love and You” by the Avett Brothers, anything Fleetwood Mac, and an awesome up and coming band Ancient Ear.

If you could take a vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go? 

Mykonos, Greece – it looks so beautiful and serene!

Real Talk Interview with Jill M. of Pittsburgh, PA!

Jill and her mom, Sue!

Where do you see yourself in 3 years? 

I would love to be working with American Eagle Outfitters still in the corporate offices or in California! Why California? The warmth!!

Real Talk Interview with Jill M. of Pittsburgh, PA!

Jill, her boyfriend, Edward, and her two adorable pups, Che and Bruce!

Agreed. Pittsburgh right now is not the warmest place on Earth! Speaking of sunshine, what’s your favorite new arrival at Aerie for spring? 

I love the new Nina Bra! It has a really great fit and I love how the  air is all the way through the cup so it looks nice under a t-shirt.

Any quotes you live by? 

“Come in with a smile!” and fake it ’til you make it!”

We love those both! Thank you so much for joining us Jill! Show us how YOU’RE Aerie Real and tag your photos with #AerieREAL for a chance to be featured on Aerie.com!

xo,

Aerie

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