BLOGGER’S PICK’S: Pom-tastic

Not only are our holiday accessories warm & cozy, they’re pom-tastic for gifting! We partnered with #AerieREAL girl Alex Michael May to talk her fave holiday gifts and what makes her #AerieREAL.

BLOGGER’S PICK’S: Pom-tastic

How do you get cozy this holiday season?

“I LOVE to snuggle up in extra cozy sweaters, and usually treat myself to some new comfy threads just for the season! I find myself spending more time at home, cozied up on the sofa (or bed, let’s be honest!) with my favorite candle lit and my fave records on and a hot cup of tea or coffee. Sometimes I’ll put on a mediation, too. It’s all about finding those pockets of quiet and calm during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season!”

What are some of your fave Aerie items to gift?

“I love to give friends little luxuries they don’t normally buy themselves: some extra-soft socks, slippers or a sleep mask for example. I love all the Aerie scarves and pom poms as well! They’re so fun and let a little personality loose!”BLOGGER’S PICK’S: Pom-tastic

What makes you #AerieREAL?

“I’m your virtual BFF, so I pride myself on keeping it real. But when it comes to being #AerieREAL, I just try to be as lovingly honest and authentic as I can in every area of my life. About a year ago, I decided I couldn’t go on NOT loving my body. I had to get real with myself and the ways in which I was limiting myself and not giving myself the love I deserved and so desperately needed. I decided I would declare this radical self-love despite how I currently felt, and I can say, it changed my life. For me, being real is being present. Being IN your body and asking the right questions. What I love about the #AerieREAL movement is that it’s so empowering; it’s about embracing your TRUE self and being brave enough to live that out every day in confidence, and THAT is what I strive for each and every minute.”

BLOGGER’S PICK’S: Pom-tastic

Shop Alex’s Look: Boucle Pom Pom PulloverRibbed Sleep LeggingDouble Pom-Tastic Beanie | Pom-Tastic SlipperBLOGGER’S PICK’S: Pom-tastic

Show us how you style your fave holiday gifts with #AerieREAL for a chance to be featured on the style gallery!

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Aerie x Darling Retreat

We partnered with Darling Magazine to bring a strong group of #AerieREAL women together for a weekend full of self-discovery and inspiration. For 3 days, 21 women from all over the world shared their stories and bonded through group workshops, family-style dinners and adventures to the beach. We talked, we laughed, we cried… and the love was REAL!

Aerie x Darling Retreat

Aerie x Darling Retreat

We started each day with a little flow and a lot of fuel. At morning yoga, we set an intention for our practice: clearing our heads, finding balance, dedicating the time to someone or something. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you find a little peace of mind, and yoga was a great way to kick off days full of conversation and self-reflection.

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“The power of women brought together to simply love and be… two words: pure magic. Find your girls and love them hard.” – Alexis Jones, founder of two powerful movements: I Am That Girl and Protect Her.

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Fall was right on time for this cozy weekend. We snuggled up for daytime workshops focused on identity, positive self-talk, intuition and belief systems.

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“If you’re currently struggling with something, look back and try to find where that fear originated from. If you can recognize it, you can OWN it, and you can rise above it.” – Cassey Ho, aka @blogilates, creator of POP Pilates and PIIT28.

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So much love for these Darling and #AerieREAL ladies!

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Aerie x Darling Retreat

“So much can change in a year friends. In a CONVERSATION. In a moment. We are all changing and learning and becoming. And the journey is long, and hard… and painful. But above all, it is BEAUTIFUL. It is redeeming. And it (and YOU!) are WORTH IT.” – Blogger Alex Michael May

Aerie x Darling Retreat

Aerie x Darling Retreat

We are filled with gratitude for this amazing group of women, and hope for what we have the power to accomplish together. Want to recreate your own retreat? Get your friends together and get talking. Together we can all make the world a better and brighter place.

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