Showing posts with label VIP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VIP. Show all posts

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AERO NOW and more America

Obviously the 4th of July has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean being patriotic is no longer cool. I’ve worn this flag-print scarf twice since the 4th – once here, and once with an outfit that was unintentionally patriotic (happy coincidence, though). I needed a little something to dress up this plain white tee and dark bermudas (both from Aéropostale), and this new scarf from Aéro was calling my name. I work in an office, and sometimes it can get chilly in there with the A/C, so I can get away with a scarf for at least a little bit of the day. However, I did eventually have to head a hot construction site, so off came the scarf, and on went jeans and close-toed shoes and my hard hat.
Womp womp.

Be sure to check out Aéro’s new collection, AERO NOW, which launched just a few days ago, on Monday, the 28th.

shirt: Slub V-Neck Pocket Tee (similar)
scarf: sold out :(
sandals: DSW

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

AERO NOW and Minty-Teal Plaid

This plaid shirt from Aéropostale has quickly become a new favorite in my closet – it makes me wonder “How often is too often to wear this?” It’s not like jeans or shoes that you can wear repeatedly without fear of getting called out for wearing the same thing over and over. It’s bright minty-teal, with fun lace-detailing on the back, so it stands out. I’ve got a lot of clothes, so I guess I feel silly when I wear the same thing twice (or more!) in quick succession. Not sure why – if I like it, I should wear it, and everyone can…a-hem, get over it...and stop making Western jokes...
We’ll go with that…

Be sure to check out Aéro’s new collection, AERO NOW, which launched just a few days ago.

sandals: Target

Sunday, July 27, 2014

AERO NOW & Arrows

look at that handsome face

I’ve never really been one to wear  motifs or symbols, like arrows, birds, owls, or peace signs. I do have the occasional piece with something on it, and I do have three pairs of bow earrings, but these types of clothes/accessories aren’t usually something I seek out or have  a lot of in my wardrobe.

Enter this lightweight tank from Aéropostale with an arrow print. I saw it in the store, and decided on a whim to try it on. And what do you know? I liked it so much it came home with me! Obviously I went with a casual pairing today, but I’m thinking maybe with a skirt? Or under a cardigan or blazer when we’re thrown back into Arctic temps this winter? Or possible next weekend to see Kacey Musgraves in concert? A subtle nod to "Follow Your Arrow," perhaps...

Be sure to check out Aéro's new collection, AERO NOW, launching in stores tomorrow, the 28th of July. 

Stores are closing tonight to put out their new line and hosting an event tomorrow starting at 4 pm. Be sure to bring the below invitation to your local store!

sandals: Shoe Carnival

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Neon = Fast

I got some new stuff from Aéropostale. Not just regular clothes (I did get some of those, too), but more running stuff! Which is perfect, because my Dad and I are doing a 10k early this Saturday morning...
Oh, and I've actually been training for my half this time around!

All of this new activewear is from the Live Love Dream collection at Aéropostale (previously here). I'm a big fan of this stuff - fun prints and colors, quality sportswear (nothing worse than a bad sports bra, amiright?), all for very reasonable prices, just like everything else at Aéropostale.

I have a theory that neon makes me run faster. So I opt for bright and loud neon when I run. Bright shirt. Bright shoes (you can see me coming from a long ways off). Bright sports bras. Bright e'er'thang. It's tough to find neon running shorts, but don't worry - I'll keep looking.

shorts: LLD #BESTBOOTYEVER Volleyball Shorts <-- the name of these cracks me up.
They say volleyball shorts, but I've worn them running a few times. While there is less coverage, I've added them to my running bottoms rotation. Sometimes it's nice to switch things up, y'know?

I really like these shorts - the paint splatter print is so fun, and a fun change from my stash of black and navy shorts. They're a bit shorter inseam than I'm used to, but that's not a big deal - I have shorts in all different sizes, fits, and inseam lengths. However, I do think I'm between sizes - the tush and legs of the shorts fit great, but the waistband is a wee bit big. Story of my life lately - clothes fitting in one area, and not another!

shoes: Mizuno

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New Schtuff from Aéropostale

Oh heyyyyy, there! I'm back with more goodies from Aéropostale - I'm loving the new stuff I got!

left to right: 

This dress will be so fun for this summer. It's got a scooped back, and a really full skater skirt to swish around in.

similar to the shirt above
I couldn't find the exact one on Aero's website :/ but really excited to wear this lightweight button up this summer.

This will complement the rest of my lace skirt collection quite nicely.
I've got pink and orange, and now black!

left to right:

You know how I feel about neon when it comes to my workout gear. I'm training for another half, so this should help.

similar in link
I can't find this exact reversible bandeau, but it's black on one side and white on the other. Perfect for when you need some sort of coverage, but a regular bra just won't do.

I got this nail polish, because, well, I like nail polish.
And I don't have this color.

I can't find these exact bracelets, but here's a link to the rest of the bracelets on Aero's website: bracelets. I played with the idea of buying a studded bracelet ages ago, and the fox is just too. perfect. One of my best friend's last names is Fox, so, really, how could I not bring this cute little guy home with me??

I'll be sure to post pictures of me in my clothes soon - stay tuned!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Pretty Little Liars and Teens for Jeans

If you've been around here for a while, you'll know that I'm an Aéropostale VIP, and as such, I get early access to their newest lines & products (previously: AugustLive Love Dream, and November). They're really pulling out all the stops lately - have you heard of their new Pretty Little Liars collection?


Let me tell you!

Aéro paired up with Mandi Line, the costume designer from the show, Pretty Little Liars, to create looks like you'll see on the show, but to be sold in the store, so, pretty easily obtainable! Each character has at least 1, if not 2, different looks devoted to their style. The girls on the show have some pretty great looks, and I know I tend to think "That looks great on her. Wonder if I could pull off XYZ?" 

Below is the first part of the line that landed in stores earlier this month. 


Unfortunately, I couldn't pull the trigger on anything from the PLL collection - nothing was left in my size! Although I did come home with a blue dress similar to the one in the bottom left, perfect for some weddings this summer.

Below is a preview of the styles that are going to be in stores on March 16th - which is your fave?

Are you more of an Aria, Hanna, Emily or a Spencer?

I love these hi-low hems!

I'm thinking a dress or skirt with a hi-low hem has my name all over it. Or maybe a denim jacket - the one I currently have has seen MUCH better days...

So, not only does Aéro have some really cute stuff in stores now, but they're also into giving. They've launched their 7th annual Teens For Jeans campaign in partnership with The campaign encourages folks to donate their gently used jeans in the store so they can be given to someone that is in need. One of the most requested items by teens in need are jeans. So, in exchange for donating your gently used jeans in your local store, Aéro will give you 25% off a new pair of jeans. What better way to replace a pair (or 2! or 8!) of jeans that don't fit quite right, or have been hiding in the back of your closet for the last 6 months to a year, than by giving them to someone in need and replacing them with a newer style and/or wash that will get a lot more wear?

Confession: I donated 4 pairs of jeans that I liked (but hadn't worn in ages) and got 25% off 4 different pairs of new jeans. I've been rotating these 4 new pairs nonstop - it's love. For whatever reason, I like to hang on to clothes from high school and college that don't reflect me and the person I've become. So, after hearing about this great deal, I told myself I could get some new jeans, but ONLY if I was willing to part with several pairs. It's a lot easier to part with old favorites knowing that (1) they're going to someone who will wear them a lot more than I will, and (2) I'm filling my closet with some new pairs that are more "me." It's a win-win for everyone, really. 

So, do a quick inventory of your jeans and donate some oldies (but goodies) so you can save 25% on a new pair (or several new pairs)!

For more information, check out this PSA:
as well as:

Below are some really great things that are now (happily) living in my closet.

L to R:
Lola Grey Wash JeggingBayla Skinny Core Dark Wash Jean;
similar: Bayla Skinny Dark Wash JeanLola Core Dark Wash Jegging
These are the 4 (!!!) pairs of pants I came home with after I donated 4 (!!!) pairs

similar: PLL Hanna Lace Dresssolid full-zip cardigan
This dress is not from the PLL line (the one from the line is linked above), but looks pretty similar, don't ya think? And this sweater - worn it twice already. You know I like to fill holes in my closet, and I didn't even know how big the hole of a cream cardigan was, but now that it's filled, I can sleep at night am pretty excited about it.

capris: similar - LLD inset capris; sports bra: similar - LLD Contrast Racerback Sports Bra
Another pair of workout capris in bright teal (remember, brights/neon make you run faster!) and a new sports bra (essentials, my friends).

similar: earring 3-pack
New earrings. I love fun little studs. You can never have enough pairs of bow earrings.
or wishbones.
or rose gold hearts.

Any favorites??

Hope you had a great weekend!