Real Talk with Lauren Scruggs

“Real beauty truly comes from accepting yourself fully.” Lauren Scruggs is #AerieREAL!  Her strength and beauty inspire us every day, and her latest books show how she relates to girls everywhere. Read on below to learn more about Lauren, what #AerieREAL means to her and her picks for the holidays season.

Real Talk with Lauren Scruggs

Hi, Lauren! Thank you for chatting with us! 

How did your personal experiences help shape your body positive message? 

After losing my hand and an eye, I was faced with acceptance. It has been a process, but after four years, I am confident in my scars and my body, knowing that they are a part of what has made me who I am. My body now reflects my story, which is beautiful because it’s bigger than the shallow external; it’s a tool to bring hope and encouragement to others!

What’s your advice to girls to find their inner strength and confidence? 

After my physical appearance shifted drastically, I realized quickly that the worth I put in outward beauty did not sustain. As those around me still saw me as beautiful when I didn’t feel like I matched that adjective, it proved that beauty is truly internal.

Wow! That’s really amazing and inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing.

Now onto a holiday note: we can’t wait to spend time with friends and family. Do you have any favorite holiday traditions?

Snuggling up to Christmas movies, making hot chocolate, baking often to Christmas tunes, playing dominoes or card games, and being around people I love!

What is your favorite holiday movie?

“Miracle on 34th St” and “The Santa Claus” are my two all time favorites.

What’s on your wish list this year?

Cozy pullovers for those chilly LA nights, new slippers, and a lightweight robe to lounge in!

How do you give back over the holidays?

We love inviting people over who don’t have a place to go for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and we have a mission to be extra generous (the way that plays out looks different every day!).

Real Talk with Lauren Scruggs

How are you getting cozy this holiday?

Those closest to me know that I change faster from my normal clothes into sweatpants than anyone when I get home. The perfectly snuggly clothes encourage my homebody mentality, and having the ability to feel cozy and “at home” in public is as real as it gets for me.

Do you have any advice to leave with our girls?

There is no benefit in comparing yourself to other girls. The most freeing thing is to be who you are and pursue your passions fearlessly!

Real Talk with Lauren Scruggs

Shop Lauren’s Look: Fringe Turtleneck, #AerieREAL Graphic Tee, Flannel Jogger, Faux Fur VestReal Talk with Lauren Scruggs

Thank you, Lauren!

xoxo,

Aerie

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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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Daily WHOA! – Day 10: Flannel Girly Boxers

Daily WHOA! – Day 10: Flannel Girly Boxers

And, on the 10th day of Daily WHOA, tie up in a bow boxers!

Forget his boxers. These are way, way cuter! With pretty color palettes and rhinestone details, your Zzz’s have never looked better.

Daily WHOA! – Day 10: Flannel Girly Boxers

Soft cotton poplin and rhinestone detail, with a ribbon drawstring waist? We’re in.

Stay tuned for a new WHOA! gift every day!

xo, Aerie

#MerryAerie

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Daily WHOA! – Day 2: Sleep-In PJ Pants

Daily WHOA! – Day 2: Sleep-In PJ Pants

It’s Day 2 of our Daily WHOA! Plaid and flannel, topped with a bow.

Seriously though, these pants were made for the extra long snooze. So quiet your alarm and snuggle up in the soft and warm flannel. Plus, these pretty PJ Pants come in lengths!

Daily WHOA!! - Day 2: Sleep-In PJ Pants

Sparkle while you sleep!

Daily WHOA!! - Day 2: Sleep-In PJ Pants

Which PJ Pant is your favorite? Comment below!

The countdown has only just begun! Stay tuned for a new WHOA! Gift every day!

xo, Aerie

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