REAL Talk with Gal Meets Glam

What happened when Gal Meets Glam‘s Julia Engel took our PJ’s on a getaway? The cutest, coziest weekend of the year! Even though she felt a little under the weather, Julia rocked her faves from our Holiday collection all weekend long.

REAL Talk with Gal Meets Glam

“My ideal weekend during the holidays is spending time somewhere cold, bundled up by a fire and eating lots of sweets. That’s exactly what we did last weekend with my family in Tahoe. It was probably the best situation for me to come down with a cold since I had my mom there to take care of me (aren’t moms just the best- endless back tickles & tea) and a cozy spot on the couch all weekend. I stayed in my pjs 80% of our time there and I’m not complaining about that one bit.”

REAL Talk with Gal Meets Glam

REAL Talk with Gal Meets Glam

“I’m excited to be partnering with Aerie this holiday season to show a few of my favorite cozy holiday looks, plus I’m proud to support #AerieReal, an anti-photoshopping movement Aerie started last year. It’s so important to love our bodies just the way they are. We all have what we consider imperfections, but it’s these areas that make us uniquely special. And trying to cover them up or doctor them into something ideal simply makes them seem unreal and unattainable. Embracing what we naturally have exudes confidence, which is real beauty in and of itself.”REAL Talk with Gal Meets Glam

“In the late afternoon, I slipped into this flannel nightie and added this fun fluffy vest for a relaxing afternoon watching all my favorite chick flicks on Netflix (Bridget Jones, My Best Friends Wedding, It’s Complicated…) and cuddled up on the couch with my sisters. A lovely combination of warm slippers, hot tea and a soft scarf completed the evening until we passed out from eating licorice and chocolate almonds.”REAL Talk with Gal Meets Glam

Get Julia’s Look:

Flannel Henley Nightie | Faux Fur Vest | Bonfire Blanket Scarf | Cozy Slippers | Fringe Stripe Scarf | Graphic Sleep Mask REAL Talk with Gal Meets Glam REAL Talk with Gal Meets Glam

“Wearing what feels good on is important to me, especially when it comes to my pajamas. If you know me, then you absolutely know I love my pj sets! As the weather gets colder, I crave warm flannels and comfy socks to lounge around the house in. I added the striped joggers and this plaid sweatshirt from Aerie to my mix along with this sweater pom beanie, these plaid socks and this cable knit sweater to keep cozy.”
REAL Talk with Gal Meets Glam

REAL Talk with Gal Meets Glam REAL Talk with Gal Meets Glam

Show us how you style our Holiday Collection with #AerieHAULiday and #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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Holiday Gifting: The Blanket Scarf

Once you’re done creating your own mini stockpile of Aerie Blanket Scarves, it’s time to think about the special people in your life. The holidays are, of course, a time for giving. And who wouldn’t want an extra large, super soft (not-to-mention super cute!) blanket scarf to add to their winter wardrobe?

Our girl Kristin from Living in Color Print couldn’t agree more. Check out her favorite Aerie Blanket Scarves below!

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Why Kristin loves the blanket scarf:
I personally can’t get enough of them! I think I’ve added about 8 new prints, colors and patterns to my collection this year, and the season isn’t even over! A blanket scarf if a great way to mix up a look without too much effort. For example: take a simple look like jeans and a solid long sleeve shirt – add in a plaid blanket scarf, or a stripe version. Either option completely transforms the look a little differently without the need to change anything else. A definite must-have for the year!

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Want a chance to win an Aerie blanket scarf? Head over to Living in Color Print to learn more about Kristin’s #LICPChristmas twelve days of giveaways!

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A Holiday Letter From Jen Foyle

HI AERIE GIRLS!

Let’s get real… Holiday shopping begins in less than 40 days and it’s time to get in the spirit! NO worries — Aerie has everything you need for every girl on your list—and some special treats for yourself, too! 

A Holiday Letter From Jen Foyle

I’m feeling EXTRA excited about this season because it is our most beautiful collection to date AND one of the most fun, too. I love every piece but a few of our favorite things are our Merry Aerie PJ Pants in fresh plaids and cutie prints, our joggers are the chicest you can find and totally necessary for chilly days.

A Holiday Letter From Jen Foyle

A Holiday Letter From Jen Foyle

We have tons of cozy fleece and accessories with the most adorable pom-poms ever. YOU have to have a pom-pom hat or pair of mittens this year! Our blanket scarves are cloud soft and feel like you’re wearing your childhood blanket. Everyone is wearing them in our office already. They are so special. The perfect gift (and we don’t believe in perfection!) We’re also very proud to launch our 5th fragrance, COZY UP… our yummiest, most delicious scent yet. It’s like wearing cotton candy! And if you’re not sure what to get, you can always get one of our gift sets—all wrapped up in our signature holiday ribbon.

A Holiday Letter From Jen Foyle

A Holiday Letter From Jen Foyle

And no holiday would be complete without giving back. This year we decided to sell our gift boxes for 50 cents each and donate the money to the non-profit Bright Pink, whose mission is to save young women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer. Now that’s REAL.

Remember, no matter what you give this holiday being the REAL you is the best gift you can give anyone!

A Holiday Letter From Jen Foyle

Mistletoe Kisses & Holiday Wishes…

Jen Foyle, Aerie’s EVP and Chief Merchandising Officer & The Aerie Team

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What To Wear: Homecoming 2014

Start with a few bonfires in the backyard, mix in a day of apple-picking, and add a heaping amount of pumpkin-flavored everything. What do you get? Our favorite season, fall! With these traditions come two others that give us a chance to dress-up and bundle-up: Homecoming dance, and of course, the Homecoming football game!

Whether you are hitting the dance floor with your friends or you snatched a cutie from chemistry, you’ll love the way our stylist mixed and matched our favorite AEO and Aerie pieces. Start with the Maddie Multi-Way Bra and an Aerie Thong. You’ll want to pick a shade that is closest to your own skin tone. No undie lines here!

Then, she paired these must-have basics with an AEO Crocheted Lace Shift Dress and an over-sized knit blanket scarf (coming soon!)

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Homecoming games are known to be pretty chilly and you won’t want to be shivering while cheering for your team! We suggest rocking a layered look that is cozy and comfy. Start with your favorite bralette and leggings. Then, add a boyfriend t-shirt and a legging crew neck sweatshirt (the perfect pair for leggings!) Top with a sporty cap (available in store) and an over-sized blanket scarf to keep you warm. Touchdown!
SET11_9_30_14_AERIE_SM_HOMECOMING21257Have fun! Tag your pictures with #AerieREAL for a chance to be regrammed or retweeted!

xoxo,

Aerie

 

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