Josh and Brittany at the Express in NC were most-helpful and friendly. Josh was the first to help me in my quest for jeans and was knowledgeable of the Express denim line.
After lots of trying on, I decided to get a pair of the Rerock jeans (apparently made by the same people who do designer jeans...maybe Rock and Republic?). I loved the way they fit and the designs on the back pockets.
I've had the chance to play around with some different looks for my new jeans. Here are some looks:
I wore this look to do some daytime shopping this weekend. I wanted to look cute but casual, so I put on a simple white top that was just a tad loose (to balance the fit jeans) and wore my hair down and curly.
This light brown belt just peeked out from under my top.
These chandelier earrings completed the look.
Top: Ann Taylor Loft
Belt: Banana Republic
Leather Wedges: Banana Republic
Slightly Dressier Daytime Look
Here's another casual chic look that I think you could take to a casual nighttime event (depending on where you live, of course). The colors are definitely what I'd consider more nighttime, but in the South, the line gets a bit blurry for what's appropriate when.
My accessories - I love the ruffles of this purse!
Close up of my bracelet. With this and the adorable tote, I kept the rest of the accessories simple with no necklace and simple pearl stud earrings.
Tank top: American Eagle
Bracelet: J Crew
Ruffle Purse: Ziordia
Casual Nighttime Look
I found this cute black top with purple features at the Express store while I was shopping for denim. It was a bit of an impulse buy, but it's so comfy and chic enough to dress up. Here's the look with a layer of a black sweater.
Sans cover. I dressed up this look with some drop earrings, a leather purse, a silver-leather bracelet and my D&G strappy heels.
Love the back pocket embellishment.
Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana
Bracelet: Wilson Leather
Earrings: I made them!
Purse: Kenneth Cole
Sweater: Banana Republic
Reader question: What's your favorite way to dress up denim?