denim diaries

If you’ve seen my first ever YouTube video – if not, I’ll link that here for your viewing laughter pleasure – then you would’ve heard me talk about my meeting with American Eagle and how I was so excited to be working with such a fab company. Basically, you’d have heard me fan girl to high heaven and totally lose my shit over how amazing their jeans are, and today, I’m pretty much going to do the same thing all over again, in written/stills form.

You lucky little things, you… πŸ˜‰

I was extremely lucky to receive a pair of jeans from American Eagle only to so kindly be given another pair when I went to check out their showroom – such little charmers AE, such little charmers… – so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to show you how I’d style up both pairs of these beauties and hopefully do some justice to just how amazing they are.

I probably didn’t but one can hope right? Right…

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Primark off shoulder top
Primark off shoulder top
Primark off shoulder top
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This first look features the gorgeous American Eagle jegging in vintage teal destroyed* and I am beyond obsessed with them. First things first, they are so ridiculously comfortable, so stretchy and soft but also thick and well made. The quality of the denim has completely blown me away (maybe that’s because my mind is programmed to the polyester palace aka Primark’s level of quality, but still… they’re stunning) This colour, as you can see, is a beautiful lighter toned destroyed denim which looks amazing dressed up – as above, although I am by no means saying that I look amazing – but equally as lovely dressed down with some converse/casual flats. The perfect Spring/summer jean.
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American eagle jeans
American eagle jeans
American eagle jeans
American eagle jeans
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American eagle uk
American eagle denim diaries
elle next door
elle next door
stripe zara shirt
These are said jeans that I received when I went for my meeting with American Eagle/look around their showroom and aren’t they gorgeous? The lovely, lovely Sophie from AE actually gave me free reign to pick whatever I wanted – I know, brownie points for me for not walking out with one in each colour/style – and as soon as I saw these American eagle jegging in Dark destroy* I knew they were the one. A darker, more classic/all year round jean with the same gorgeous material as the formerly mentioned pair. They just go with everything. They’re also slightly less distressed meaning a tad more conservative and appropriate all year round/for any occasion. Basically, in rotation with the the distressed denim pretties above, I have not taken these off for weeks.

I mean, obviously I’ve taken them off to wash them – ain’t nobody got time for Smelly Ellie – but they are easily my go-to options when I have no idea what to wear,
 i.e all day ehhrday!
Before I sign off I thought I’d include a few photos of American Eagle’s showroom, or what I like to call… the denim rail that Pinterest dreams are made of. Because I am a complete and utter twat!
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american eagle uk
american eagle uk
american eagle uk
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distressed denim
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So, that brings me to the end of today’s denim diary/major American Eagle fan-girlin’. I really do feel so lucky to be working with such a fab brand and am extremely grateful for their generosity in gifting me what has easily become my holy grail pairs of jeans. 
I would love to know if you have any recommendations for your favourite pair of American Eagle jeans – or just any jeans really, there’s no such thing as too much denim is there? No, no there isnt… – What you thought of how I styled up these looks, and just any links to any posts on how you style different kinds of denim pieces. I am always in need of inspiration πŸ™‚
One last thing before I go – oh jesus christ does this girl ever stop babbling? – I have a brand new video up over on my channel and it would make my day if you popped over and checked it out. And obviously if you like it then you are more than welcome to go over and subscribe. More than welcome πŸ˜‰
As always, thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!


  1. Well, these jeans really are to die for, aren't they? When I was in New York, I spent hours in American Eagle just mooching because I'd never even heard of them before (oops). I wish I had one closer to where I live! xxx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  2. Zarrah Jane says:

    Those jeans fits you perfectly.
    I love it

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  3. I've never actually worn American Eagle but these look so gorgeous! I love how you've styled them too with the smart tops and barely there sandals. You look perfection (as always ;)) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  4. Sarah Speaks says:

    They look like such good quality jeans and you style them so well, especially love that shirt. I really need to get on this ripped jeans scene as I'm yet to buy some! They look amazing on you and stunning photos! Xxx

    -Sarah Speaks

  5. Oh my word – it isn't even payday yet and I'm blowing my budget on new jeans that I of course REALLY need…

    On a serious note I can understand why you lose your shiz over these jeans they're absolutely beaut!

    Emma |

  6. Aisling says:

    I didn't even know there WAS American Eagle here! Obviously they're EVERYWHERE at home in Canada. One of my favourite jumpers that I actually brought over with me when I moved to the UK 2 years ago is from there. πŸ˜€

    Aisling | aisybee.

  7. Rubi Ani says:

    I love the darker pair that you are wearing.
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den |

  8. LBG says:

    I love both washes! The fit is amazing on you! I don't need any more jeans but hmmmm maybe these? I almost bought the sunglasses you show! I need to go back

  9. I love jeans and when the weather in Poland is not so hot I always wearing them. I like the first one, you've shown. You look beautiful! Greetings from Poland! πŸ™‚

  10. Anika H says:

    Absolutely love the jeans! Great post.

    Anika |

  11. May Cho says:

    Both pairs are GORGEOUS! You've styled both so well, I gotta go get myself a pair ASAP! Hope you're having a lovely Sunday, Ellie! <3

    May x β€’ THE MAYDEN β€’ bloglovin'

  12. These jeans are lovely! You have such amazing legs I'm so jealous! I also love your blog.. just saying haha πŸ˜€ Also I'm glad you're carrying on with Youtube! πŸ™‚ xx

  13. Anonymous says:

    So pretty jeans & I love your outfits!
    I really enjoyed your tag you uploaded on YouTube, more videos please <3
    Nati xx

  14. Im Andrea says:

    Normally I choose my favorite outfit, but in this case I can't, they are both perfect!!

  15. Loving the ripped Jeans Xxxx
    I need to check out American Outfitters
    you're always slaying Xxx too pretty

  16. I've never tried any jeans from American Eagle before. I sort of hate shopping for jeans, so I always go for the Topshop Jamie jeans. I just know they fit well, so they are like my go-to pair! I have to say that these jeans look amazing though!

    X Marjolein

  17. Really enjoyed the second video love! (and these photos ofc)

    xx -n
    Naomi in Wonderland

  18. Alina Bostan says:

    Jeans are a complete staple in my wardrobe so I would love to try out American Eagle ones, they look like really good quality and the second pair (in the darker denim) are definitely my favourite x

    Beauty with charm

  19. Oh mt gosh I love american eagle and those jeans are so beautiful, definitely jealous! You look incredible babe xxx

  20. This is pretty damn perfect!! Especially the first look, those jeans look SO fab on you (well, everything does so no surprise there) xx

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  21. Really nice jeans πŸ™‚ and you look stunning as always!! πŸ™‚
    Xx Sab

  22. love american eagle!! great looks πŸ™‚
    kisses from dubai β™₯

  23. Beautylyme says:

    I absolutely love the second pair! xx


  24. Valentina R says:

    lovely post darling <3



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  25. GREAT jeans!! I love both pairs…and I adore the striped blouse, too!

    All the Cute
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  26. crafty-zone says:

    I really like your new jeans, both pairs look stunning on you and I love how you styled them, Ellie πŸ™‚ And moreover, I like that they're so versatile, so they would look perfect with every top πŸ™‚

  27. Anonymous says:

    I love American Eagle! These jeans are absolutely stunning and perfect for summer time. My favorite is definitely the jegging in vintage teal destroyed! I love it! xx

  28. Rachel-Beth says:

    Lovin this post Elle! You style the AE jeans so beautifully, and I love the ripped detailing- they are so pretty and on-trend.

    Rachel xx

  29. Jordan says:

    I recognise the first photos from your video and you look beautiful!! I love both outfit and American Eagle Outfitters do some great clothes! There's a severe lack of ducks though πŸ˜‰ xx

  30. Looking beautiful as always! American Eagle dreams are such amazing quality and they fit you perfectly.

    X Emma |

  31. These look like the perfect jean!! The fit looks amazing on your. Love how you've style them and the sandals with the light jeans especially.

    M xx

    The CSI Girls

  32. Eden Mint says:

    Love this denim, been looking to get a new pair of jeans. I love the fit at AA.

  33. Love these American Eagle jeans looks! Both pairs are perfect!

    xo, Bry

  34. Love these American Eagle jeans looks! Both pairs are perfect!

    xo, Bry

  35. Elle, I absolutely love your outfits. And let me just say I am still in love with that leather jacket. You look amazing. And I am so in love with those heels. You have to tell me where you got those from. Beautiful post girl.

    Kia / The House of KTS

  36. Jen Avery says:

    Great jeans, I am obsessed with everything denim and these look so good on you!

    Style by Avery

  37. Love the black bardot and distressed denim look – I never thought you could get comfy soft distressed jeggings! Absolutely have to go try these!
    x SΓ­le
    Any Idle Sunday

  38. Love all the outfits, and I really like American Eagle jeans, they fit perfectly!

  39. t says:

    Love AE jeans especially the ripped ones!

  40. April Nunez says:

    I absolutely love your outfits, you look stunning! Great post! πŸ™‚

    April of:
    Instagram: @aprilnunezzz

  41. Your style is stunning!! πŸ™‚

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