When Aerie invited me to my local mall for a "trunk show" preview of the 2011 holiday collection I knew it would be the perfect thing to take my niece to. Zoie and I don't get to spend much 1 on 1 time so an evening of shopping and giggling was much needed. When we arrived at Aerie we were greeted by Rachel and Ashley who were so incredibly nice and helpful. They instantly made us feel super comfortable and special while in the store. My shy niece who never says a word to a sales associate actually spoke to them and wasn't shy! Ashley even got her to try bras on!! That says a lot! Ashley and Rachel showed us all of the new items from the 2011 Holiday collection and even pulled items from the back that just came in. If I had to describe the collection as a whole I would call it "Sparkly Comfort", meaning glitter, sequins, flannels, thin and chunky knits, fun prints, and bright colors.
The bras were so fun-warm flannel prints and also bras (not shown) that were so sparkly and gorgeous that I didn't want to hide it under a shirt.
A super cute sparkly skirt but sadly way too short in my size for my 30 year old body. (The one I'm holding is an XL and it was too big but perfect length)
(Side note-like my new hair? 5 inches shorter and 3 different shades darker!)
Doesn't Zoie and I look ready for bed in our new Aerie lounge outfits? I went home with mine (who can pass up polar bears on pants!) and Zoie opted for my shirt but in her size. Zoie and I had such a great evening shopping, talking, and trying on clothes. Our dressing room was packed with so many different things that we wanted to take home with us. We each settled on more than we needed and being the nice aunt I am I treated my sweetpea to a few items. Don't know what I was thinking with her birthday and Christmas quickly coming up! Thank you Aerie for inviting us to check out the Holiday collection and thank you to Ashley and Rachel for making our time in Aerie so much fun!
Disclosure: I received an invitation for myself and a guest to attend the Aerie Trunk Show. We each received gift cards to put towards our purchase and were not required to post, blog, or tweet about our evening. All words and opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this post.
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