4th of July Mocktail Recipe

4th of July is a Tuesday this year… take it easy with this pretty mocktail! Mix up summer fruit and fresh flavors for a refreshing drink that’s all red, white and YUM.

4th of July Mocktail

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Club soda
  • Lemon lime soda
  • 3/4 tsp. grenadine
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • Starfruit slice (for garnish)
  • Ice

4th of July Mocktail

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Place raspberries in the bottom of the glass.
  2. Pour grenadine on top of raspberries.
  3. Muddle raspberries and grenadine until slightly crushed.
  4. Fill the glass 1/2 of the way with ice and pour club soda until the glass is 3/4 full. 4th of July Mocktail
  5. Slowly add lemon lime soda to the glass, continuing to create a layered look.
  6. Place  blueberries on top.
  7. Garnish the rim of your mocktail with a slice of starfruit.
  8. ENJOY!

4th of July Mocktail

What’s your go-to 4th of July drink? Comment below & tell us!

If you’re looking for another fun summer treat, check out our strawberry pink lemonade popsicle recipe here.

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4th Of July Packing Guide

Rock your stars and stripes! Use our guide to get set for anything the holiday weekend throws at you– working out, laying out and any way you’re celebrating.

 

4th Of July Packing Guide

Pair our Real Soft Lace-Up Bodysuit with a baseball cap and American Eagle denim shorts for a sporty laid-back look. We are LOVING the red stripes on this top!

4th Of July Packing Guide

Firework it out with our newest navy Chill. Play. Move. styles for the weekend. Our Chill Sunflower Lace Sports Bra can be paired with your fave muscle tank and leggings or shown off with a sundress.

4th Of July Packing Guide

Bralettes and undies in light and breathable fabrics are extra necessary in the summer heat. Pack them all!

4th Of July Packing Guide

Festive stripes and retro shades are all the rage. Pair this vintage look with a bright bandana for a pop of color.

4th Of July Packing Guide

Heading to the beach? Be the star of the day with our Piping One Piece and ombre shorts. Pack a picnic-ready change of clothes with our Cutout Maxi Dress and floppy hat!

4th Of July Packing Guide

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Mother’s Day Series: #AerieREAL Girls & Mamas

We hosted an #AerieREAL Mother’s Day brunch for our team & their mamas and asked each “how does your mom inspire & empower you?” Watch their responses and share your own story by commenting below.

Mother's Day Series: #AerieREAL Girls & Mamas

#AerieREAL Role Model, Iskra Lawrence and our Vice President of Aerie Marketing, Stacey McCormick, spoke with the mother/ daughter duos about what it means to be #AerieREAL and what an important role women play in our lives every day.

Wilma, Iskra’s Mother, talks about Iskra’s inspiring message to #AerieREAL girls all over the world and how much it means to be able to share in that message with her while Iskra aspires to be the woman her mother is. Watch below!

Mother's Day Series: #AerieREAL Girls & Mamas

Jill Maurer, our Store Ops Communication Lead, shared the day with her mom Sue. Between their shared sense of humor and knack for storytelling – two of them discussed how proud they are of each other and their own personal accomplishments!

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Mocha Peppermint Holiday Cookies

These festive cookies are a must for cookie swaps, parties or for keeping all to yourself!

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp espresso powder or 1 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 8 oz. chopped white chocolate
  • 3 large candy canes, crushed

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Beat butter for 1 minute on medium speed until it’s creamy and smooth.
  2. Add both types of sugar and continue to beat on a medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Turn up to high speed, and mix in egg, vanilla and peppermint extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, espresso powder and salt.
  5. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix at a slow speed until completely combined.
  6. Continue to beat on high and add in the chocolate chips.
  7. Chill for at least three hours or overnight.
  8. Remove cookie dough and bring to room temperature.
  9. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  10. Roll dough into small balls and place onto lined baking sheets.
  11. Bake cookies for 8-9 minutes and allow to cool for an additional 5 minutes on the sheet.
  12. Melt white chocolate (make sure you don’t burn it!)
  13. Dip each cookie halfway into the melted chocolate and place on wax paper.
  14. Before the chocolate hardens, sprinkle crushed candy canes onto each cookie.
  15. Place in the refrigerator to help chocolate set completely.
  16. Enjoy!

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What’s your favorite Christmas cookie? Comment below & tell us!

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DIY Ugly Sweater For Last Minute Holiday Parties

Holiday party season is in full swing, and there’s always a chance you might get a last minute invite to one this weekend (or already have one on the calendar!). It seems like every year holiday parties require the best (or worst?) ugly sweater attire, so if you’re scrambling for a quick outfit to wear out this weekend, we can help. All you need are a few quick decorations and tools, most of which you probably already have on hand. Keep reading for our step-by-step guide to making a DIY Ugly Sweater for last minute holiday parties.

What You Need: 

1. Find the perfect sweater. We like our Ahhhmazingly Soft Jegging Sweater (pictured) or the Raglan V-Neck Sweater. Bright colors are best to really make your look stand out!

DIY Ugly Sweater for Holiday Parties

2. Start with some tinsel. Use your hot glue gun or fabric glue to add some fun texture and depth to your sweater. In this case, the crazier it looks, the better!

DIY Ugly Sweater for Holiday Parties

3. Glue on seasonal patches or pins. Grab your DCI Ugly Sweater Kit or pins, or make your own cutout holiday shapes from thick fabric like felt or fleece. Glue the patches over the tinsel for a 3-D effect.

DIY Ugly Sweater for Holiday Parties

4. Add your finishing touches. Take your sweater over-the-top and add finishing touches like mirror balls (you could even use ornaments here) and throw a necklace on top – extra points if your sweater lights up!

DIY Ugly Sweater for Holiday Parties

COMPLETE YOUR LOOK: We like these little extras from our Holiday Party Shop for the ultimate ugly sweater party outfit .

Show us what you’re gifting & wearing this season with #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter.

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Holiday Traditions

We asked some of our #AerieREAL girls to share some of their favorite holiday traditions with us. Watch below and find out how they spread cheer!

 

 

 

 

What are your favorite holiday traditions? Comment below & tell us!

 

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