3 Ways to Make S’mores with a Twist

We’re celebrating National S’mores Day with some fun twists on the classic dessert! Check out our three favorite recipes below. 3 Ways to Make S'mores with a Twist

Grilled Peach and Honey Nutella

  1. Slice a peach into halves or quarters
  2. Grill the peach slices and marshmallow on your stove top or outdoor fire until brown
  3. Mix a tablespoon of nutella with a teaspoon of honey
  4. Place grilled peach, marshmallow and honey nutella spread on a chocolate graham cracker. Enjoy!

3 Ways to Make S'mores with a Twist

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White Chocolate Bacon

  1. Sprinkle brown sugar on 2-3 slices of bacon and place in oven for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  2. Place white chocolate chips in microwave until melted
  3. Drizzle white chocolate onto bacon (and graham cracker, too!)
  4. Sprinkle cayenne over chocolate covered bacon
  5. Add roasted marshmallow, graham cracker and enjoy!

3 Ways to Make S'mores with a Twist

3 Ways to Make S'mores with a Twist Peanut Butter Banana

  1. Slice banana into chips or halves
  2. Roast marshmallow over stove top or outdoor fire until brown
  3. Place sliced banana and marshmallow on a graham cracker. Enjoy!

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Happy National S’mores Day, Aerie girls! xo

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How to Style a Tassel Tank

Tassels are everywhere this summer and our Breezy Tassel Tank is right on trend! Its side slits and bohemian-inspired print make it our breezy new fave.

Francesca from Frank Vinyl pairs it with distressed denim and a bright wedge for a pop of color!

How to Style a Tassel Tank

“This years Summer style is all about embroidery, patterns, colorful tassels and anything boho. Of course I’m all over this. I’ve always been a junkie of anything even slightly reminiscent or fully “all in” eclectic/boho/folklore style. Especially when it is all mixed with the right pieces and textures. I was trying to stay slightly more neutral lately but who am I kidding? It’s hard to stay away from prints and colors during this hot summer heat that we are experiencing here in So Cal. This Aerie Breezy Tassel Tank has all of the above. The foolproof easy tank to throw on with jeans and instantly make my casual outfit stylish. I’m a big fan of how I can also dress this way down with some cute breezy shorts around the house or to head to the beach with a bikini underneath.”

How to Style a Tassel Tank“For this street style look, I mixed a bit of Folklore style with modern street vibe. I paired this tank with old ripped jeans and bright red wedges. I like how the red wedge heels help bring all the reds in the outfit out (like in the cute little tassels). All about those tiny details! Of course I always try and make sure to draw the eye to those tiny unique details somehow.”

How to Style a Tassel TankShop Francesca’s Look: Breezy Tassel TankHow to Style a Tassel Tank How to Style a Tassel Tank How to Style a Tassel Tank

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ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: PRINTS ON PRINTS ON PRINTS

Prints on prints on prints! Stylist tip: it’s easy to mix them when you keep a tight color palette. And it doesn’t hurt that they’re ALL NEW!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: PRINTS ON PRINTS ON PRINTS

Shop Erin’s Look:  Breezy Tassel Tank | Boho Longline Bralette | Harem Pant | Fringe & Texture Scarf | Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Montana Sandal | Thong

Start your look with your new fave piece—our Boho Longline Bralette—in a pop of bright orange (it comes in 9 other colors, so get ready to stock up!). Add hints of the same shade with our new Harem Pants, and pull it all together with dark blues in our Breezy Tassel Tank. The final product? Boho bliss!

ERIN’S OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: PRINTS ON PRINTS ON PRINTS

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How to Make Natural Bug Spray

For a DIY way to keep the bugs away, follow this recipe for a quick, easy and most important—all natural—remedy. Best of all, it smells delicious. Bug spray or your new fave fragrance? You decide!

How to Make Natural Bug Spray

How to Make Natural Bug Spray How to Make Natural Bug Spray

  1. Take the container you’ll pour the bug spray into, and fill it halfway with water, fresh mint leaves, dried lavender, citronella, lemongrass, peppermint oil, spearmint oil, and some dried cloves. You can use as many of these ingredients as you want, but they aren’t all necessary.
  2. Pour these ingredients into a pot and boil for about 5 minutes.
  3. 4How to Make Natural Bug Spray How to Make Natural Bug SprayUse a strainer to separate the liquid.
  4. Pour it into a bottle, and fill the other half with Witch Hazel.
  5. Give it a shake and spray it up!

How to Make Natural Bug Spray

How to Make Natural Bug Spray

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10-MINUTE BEACH WORKOUT

Summer is the season for our 3 favorite B words – beach, BBQs and bikinis! We’re sure you’ve been crushing your sweat sesh game so far this summer, but if you’re looking to switch up your fitness routine or for a workout to do while on vacation, this is a quick, no-fuss full-body routine you can complete in 10 minutes or less! Take CHAARG of your health and have a little fun while doing it!

Boat Crunches

Abdominal exercise to strengthen your core and flatten your belly.

Timing: hold for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds

10-MINUTE BEACH WORKOUT Tricep Dips

Arm exercise that focuses on your triceps while creating a lean chest and shoulders.

Timing: dip for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds

10-MINUTE BEACH WORKOUTPlank Knee To Opposite Elbow

Predominately core exercise that engages your entire body.

Timing: work for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds

10-MINUTE BEACH WORKOUTSide Plank Hip Dips

Abdominal exercise that focuses on your obliques.

Timing: work for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds on each side

10-MINUTE BEACH WORKOUTSquat Jumps

Combine a body weight squat with an explosion between each.

Timing: work for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds

10-MINUTE BEACH WORKOUTABOUT CHAARG

We believe that working out can (and should!) be fun. We’re an organization of 5,000+ girls at more than 37 universities that encourages college-aged girls to find their fit, whether it’s yoga, CrossFit or anything in between.

You don’t need to be a marathon runner or a weightlifting champion to join—it’s all about finding what works for you. That’s the beauty of CHAARG. We’re a group of real girls with a passion for leading happy, healthy lives.

Sound like you? Learn more about us, check out CHAARG.com and find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

ABOUT DELANEY

Delaney Spetnagel is a CHAARG blogger from the University of Cincinnati. Delaney is a lover of new experiences: traveling, tasting new cuisine, discovering fitness studios and anything that puts her out of her comfort zone. When Delaney isn’t trying to perfectly curate Instagram posts, she can be found exploring Cincinnati in pursuit of the best brunch hot spots in the city.

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Real Talk with Dormify

Aerie is breaking the rules of dorm décor with Dormify! This like-minded brand takes a fashion-forward approach to stylin’ small spaces & ONLY offers products they’re obsessed with.

We sat down with Dormify Co-Founder, Amanda Zuckerman, to ask a few questions about one of the newest brands we’re crushing on!

It’s no secret we love Dormify, can you tell our girls a little bit about the brand and how it got started?

When my mom and I were shopping for my freshman dorm room we realized first-hand that creating a space of your own, your first home-away-from-home, was a big deal. The problem, though, was that it was not easy to do so. We had a ton of questions – what exactly do I need for my dorm room? Where can I find it? What is the best way to maximize a small space? Can I decorate my dorm room in a way that is comfortable and affordable? How can I represent my personal style in my dorm decor?

It was during my dorm room shopping experience that the idea for Dormify.com was born: A brand and one-stop shopping destination carrying everything students need to easily and effectively style their small space. It was so important to me to be able to create a space that reflected ME, so we wanted to make sure that we could provide our customers with real ways to create a space that is uniquely theirs as well.

Real Talk with Dormify

How does your style advisor community work?

Our Style Advisor community consists of high school and college-aged tastemakers that act as style consultants and contributors to our content site, a destination for decorating tips, DIYs, and college advice. We love having real girls contribute real world ideas, whether through the content and images they create around their own small spaces or through consulting on product designs and initiatives we’re rolling out. It is so important to us to hear from those using our products and sharing their ideas with our customers too. We also work with our Style Advisors to help them build up their skills in design, social media, writing, and more—so that they take away some awesome experience to put on their resume!

What kind of trends are you seeing this season in dorm must-haves?

This season, muted tones are making a loud statement. The Misty Rose Bandana Print duvet paired with warm grey colors is the epitome of this trend. Another favorite of ours is incorporating texture into your look. For example, with a faux mongolian fur accessory—like a pillow or a rug—you can achieve a look that’s boho, girly, or luxurious, depending on how you style it! And last but not least, multifunctional pieces are SO important in a small space. Right now old school trunks are my favorite. You can create a chic nightstand or coffee table look, while still using the inside for extra storage.

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We’re so excited to offer Dormify on Aerie.com! Do you have a favorite item from the collection?

So hard to choose just one, but I’m obsessed with the ombre knit throws! And I definitely would’ve had the Reversible Mosaic Duvet Cover in my dorm.

Real Talk with Dormify

What advice would you give to those young entrepreneurs looking to start their own businesses?

Establish your personal brand. Start a blog, an Instagram account, a Twitter page—establish your online presence and talk about things that interest you.

Network. Stay in touch with people you have worked with in order to meet new people, you never know who could be of help to you in the future!

Be prepared. Whether you are at an event, networking, approaching someone in your industry, or finally getting that coffee meeting with someone you admire—do your homework so you are asking smart questions that can push the conversation forward.

Find a mentor. Learning from someone who has more experience than you can help you navigate your way as a young entrepreneur, and help you meet important people.

Stay humble. It is ok to not know everything! Listen to others, learn from them, get advice and opinions. Use what works for you, but do take the opportunity to listen to others.

Thank you, Amanda! Shop Dormify bedding, pillows & more now on Aerie.com. xo

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