“There’s nothing better than waking up on a day with no formal plans or obligations. Just an open day to do whatever makes my heart happy. No matter how I end up spending my time, I make sure to wear clothing that makes me feel good on the inside and out. This, my friends, is why I love wearing Aerie so much – I feel comfortable, beautiful, and dare I say unstoppable? From practicing yoga to eating popcorn on my couch, here’s a glimpse of how I chill, play, and move as an #AerieREAL girl.”
“I’m one of those people who goes to bed verrrry excited to wake up and make coffee in the morning. It’s therapeutic, and I enjoy the process from grinding the beans to brewing it in my French press. It makes me feel calm as a clam 🌊 – which is how I feel when watering my plant babies. These tiny and seemingly mundane moments can actually be some of the most beautiful little details that make your mood 💯!”
“Consider this a version of mind-play – It’s my job to write, so grabbing my journal and writing down my dreams and ideas is exciting to me. Whether it’s writing song lyrics, full blog posts, or even simple lists, I always appreciate the little dreamstorms. You never know if an idea you have on a rainy Sunday afternoon will turn into something real and substantial someday. Give your mind a break from the constant noise of social media – put pen to paper and see what happens when your mind is at ease and has time to wander. ☁️”
“You gotta move to groove. Exercise doesn’t have to come from a superficial place. Staying active keeps your mind, body and spirit healthy, and that should always be a priority. I feel super energized after a sweaty yoga sesh or a breezy walk around my neighborhood. Find what it is that excites your spirit – maybe it’s rock climbing, biking, or dancing. You don’t have to be a slave to a gym if that’s not your jam. It’s certainly not mine! #YogiProbs” “Aerie empowers women to be who they are in their realest and rawest forms. I love the fit, feel, and look of Aerie’s clothing, and I feel incredible knowing I’m supporting a brand that supports me right back. Celebrating diversity and being vulnerable is what makes us human and what brings us together. That and high-waisted yoga pants.”
Forget V-Day. This year is all about U-Day! Make yourself happy & celebrate everything you love about YOU. Read on to learn how Ally Arrigo, the blogger behind Cali Ally spends her “me time.”
“Valentine’s Day (which is one of my favorite holidays) is right around the corner! I know, I know… Valentine’s Day can be a real drag if you’re not taken. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Before I met my fiance, I would go out with my girlfriends for a fun night of dinner and drinks. Now, Hayes and I like to cook for each other in our pajamas, listen to music, and watch movies at home.”
“As much as I love spending lots of time with Hayes and my girlfriends, I do love some good quiet “me time.” Sometimes I’ll walk around my neighborhood with my headphones in or sit by the bay at the end of a long week reflecting on the last few days. But one of my absolute favorite things to do is take my parents dog Poppy for a walk on the beach.”
“Newport Beach, my hometown, really dies down during the winter especially on week days which makes it the perfect time to let Poppy run loose. When the tide is low and the waves are small, I’ll throw a tennis ball for her into the water and watch her splash across the sandbar. She is just the cutest! Except when she chases a bird for half a mile down the beach and I have to chase after her. I definitely get my cardio in that way! Spending time in the sun and salty air gives me time to reflect and unwind which is something we all need from time to time.”
It’s a new year. Aerie girl The Cake by Hannah plans to master baking. What will you do with it?
“I am rocking my favorite Aerie sweater and satin pants with this awesome bralette to kick off my year at mastering baking. Nothing gets me motivated like a good pair of panties (to each her own, right?!) This bralette really does make me feel sassy and on top of the world. These pants are so cozy, and you can wear any of these items for lounging straight to the street. These are the best kind of items to purchase for your wardrobe- versatile, cute, and #AerieREAL.”
Photos by: @cottonwoodroadphotography
Ho-ho-holiday cards are extra special when you DIY.
What you need:
- Cardstock Paper
- Markers/Pens, etc.
- All The Glitter!
What to do:
- Write Your Message In Glue
- Sprinkle on the twinkle!
- Shake shake, shake it off
- Repeat for everyone you love
Write your message inside
- Seal it with a kiss!
What are your DIY gifts this year? Comment below & tell us!
“This look is all about my favorite Aerie morning must-haves from the comfy PJ pants, to the feminine bralette, to the cozy sweater on top. As a blogger, I spend a lot of time working from home, and being comfortable is a must while I work on the computer.”
“I’m totally loving Aerie’s use of un-retouched images, teaching women to embrace & love their bodies as they are. Everyone’s shape is different, and that’s something to celebrate. No matter your size, your body is an amazing machine, and it should be treated as such! Show your beautiful body some extra love today, ladies!”