#AerieREAL Love From Iskra: GRL PWR!

Hey Aerie girls,

Hope you’re having an amazing summer! If you’ve seen the new #AerieReal campaign – you’ll know it’s all about GIRL POWER and inspired by the 90’s. (if you haven’t seen the campaign check it out now here and here)

I’m so obsessed with this campaign because I’m a big believer in supporting and empowering our girlfriends. So in today’s blog post I want to share some ways I encourage and spread GRL PWR between me and my girls 🙂

I’d love to read how you empower your girlfriends so make sure to comment below!

#AerieREAL Love From Iskra: GRL PWR!

5 Reasons Why I Believe It’s Important To Empower Your Girlfriends

  1. Your girlfriends will always be there, so don’t neglect them. Invest time and energy into hanging with them or staying in touch.
  2. I don’t have blood sisters so my girlfriends are my sisters.
  3. Your girlfriends are your support system, when you need to laugh, cry or rant they will listen.
  4. You can be the friend to stop the vicious circle of negative body image talk or gossip, which will help your girlfriends feel good about themselves and shine bright.
  5. Empowered friends are more confident and often less defensive so it is easier to defuse misunderstandings.

5 Ways To Empower Your Girlfriends

  1. Complimenting them on things that you love about them – try any of the below:
    • Personality — ‘I love being around you, you literally make everyone laugh’
    • Their Clothes and style — ‘Your sweater is so cute’
    • Efforts — ‘you’ve been killing it at school’ – ‘It really inspires me how well you look after your _____ (mom, dog, brother)’
    • Friendship/loyalty — ‘You’re always there for me and that really means a lot to me’
    • Taste in music / food / creativity / culture — ‘Your fried chicken is BOMB’
  2. Help them out if they are struggling at school or work by holding a study night.
  3. Be a good listener, give them time, don’t interrupt, don’t judge!
  4. Encourage them to follow their dreams, have a fun filled day of vision boarding and be there when they need you.
  5. Defend them but also allow them to make their own mistakes, offering up advice but not telling them what and what not to do. We grow by making choices, and as girlfriends, the best thing we can do is be there for each other, the good, the bad and waiting with pizza.

And these are just my own ways, but you know your girlfriends better than anyone! So celebrate each other 🙂 we are so lucky to have one another. So let’s build each other up, we are not in competition; there is room for everyone because we are all completely unique.

Sending all you magical unicorns all my love,

Iskra xx

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Stylist’s Picks: All About The Tomgirl Trend

New season. New collection. New trend Tuesday! First up on Erin’s list? You go, tomgirl!

Stylist’s Picks: All About The Tomgirl Trend

ALL THE INFO

Flash back to the 90’s with comfy, easy-to-wear styles. Think all-new Tomgirl Bralettes, Hi-Leg Undies, iridescent caps and cropped sweaters that give girl power a whole new meaning. Isn’t it ironic that everything you loved as a kid is back and better than ever?

Stylist’s Picks: All About The Tomgirl Trend

Stylist’s Picks: All About The Tomgirl Trend

WHY ERIN LOVES IT

Comfy, cool AND classic… the Tomgirl Bralette does it all! In scoop, button-front and triangle fits and pretty shine and super soft cotton fabrics, there’s a Tomgirl for every Aerie girl.

Stylist’s Picks: All About The Tomgirl Trend

HOW TO WEAR IT

Rock your Tomgirl Bralette under a cropped white tee and pair it with the NEW tighty whitey, our Hi-Leg Undies*.

*Best enjoyed while jumping on your bed and blasting Alanis Morrissette.

Stylist’s Picks: All About The Tomgirl Trend

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How to Style the Tomgirl Bralette 5 Ways

3 Tomgirl Bralettes. 5 girl power looks! In scoop, triangle and button-up fits and pretty shine and super soft fabrics, there’s a Tomgirl for every Aerie Girl. Read on to see how to style this season’s must-have new bralette 5 ways!

How to Style the Tomgirl Bralette 5 Ways

  1. LET IT PEEK

One of our fave throwback styles is making a comeback! Wear our Lace Slip Dress over our Tomgirl Scoop Bralette for easy laid-back layers. Keep it cool with a jean jacket and dress it up with cute shoes!

How to Style the Tomgirl Bralette 5 Ways

2. SHOW IT OFF

Let your Tomgirl Bralette shine! Layer it over our Ruffle Baby Tee and pair it with AEO denim. It’s your best basic daytime look… with a twist!

How to Style the Tomgirl Bralette 5 Ways

3. SLEEP ON IT

Staycation all you ever wanted! Pair the Tomgirl Triangle Bralette with our new Hi-Leg Bikini, Wide Sleeve Cards and extra soft Boxer for the ultimate girls’ night in.  How to Style the Tomgirl Bralette 5 Ways

4. BRUNCH IN IT

Running from bed to brunch? Ready.. set… THROW on our Embroidered Shirt over your Tomgirl Logo Bralette and Chill Track Leggings. How to Style the Tomgirl Bralette 5 Ways

5. WEAR IT EVERYWHERE!

Add extra-special shine with our Tomgirl Scoop Bralette underneath our new Graphic Ringer Tee, and stay comfy on the bottom with our Warm-Up Pant. Wear it to run errands… meet a friend for coffee… ANYWHERE!

 

How do you wear your Tomgirl Bralette? Comment below & tell us!

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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

What is your must-have for the Fourth of July?

Are you loving our summer faves? Check out more trends we’re loving this season!

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DIY Yoga Mat Spray

Keep your workout gear clean with our DIY yoga mat spray! Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, and lavender oil is a known aromatic used to relieve tension and calm nerves. When combined, the two create a safe and clean spray that will keep your mat clean and your mind clear! Read on to see how to make your own DIY yoga mat spray.

DIY Yoga Mat Spray

DIY Yoga Mat Spray

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Small spray bottle
  • Pure tea tree oil
  • Pure lavender essential oil
  • Spring water

DIY Yoga Mat Spray

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Fill the small spray bottle with spring water.
  2. Add two drops of tea tree oil and one drop of lavender oil.
  3. Shake the bottle to mix ingredients.
  4. Before and after yoga class, spray your mat with the mixture.DIY Yoga Mat Spray
  5. Once sprayed, wipe down with a clean cloth.
  6. Keep the bottle in your gym bag so it’s readily available.
  7. Namaste all day!

What’s your must-have for yoga class? Comment below and tell us!

Want to see more DIY? Click here to see more!

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Strawberry Pink Lemonade Popsicle Recipe

We combined two classic summer staples into one refreshing must-have for any sunny day. Read on to find out how to make your own!

Strawberry Pink Lemonade Popsicle Recipe

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Pink lemonade (see lemonade/water ratios below)
  • Coconut water
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 10 wooden popsicle sticks
  • 1 popsicle mold (holds 10 popsicles)

Strawberry Pink Lemonade Popsicle Recipe

WHAT TO DO:

  1. De-stem and thinly slice strawberries. Set half aside.
  2.  Combine 2 parts pink lemonade to 1 part coconut water.
  3. Muddle half of the strawberries and mix them into the liquid.
  4. Zest a fresh lemon and add half of the zest to the mixture.
  5. Pour mixture  into popsicle molds, leaving space at the top for expansion.Strawberry Pink Lemonade Popsicle Recipe
  6. Carefully place leftover sliced strawberries (2-3 slices per popsicle) into molds.
  7. Sprinkle additional lemon zest on top of the molds.
  8. Carefully place wooden popsicle sticks in the middle of each mold.
  9. Freeze until they’re solid, or overnight.
  10. ENJOY!

Strawberry Pink Lemonade Popsicle Recipe

What’s your favorite summertime treat? Comment below & tell us!

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