Um, let me think about that for a second….
I have 2 pairs of designer jeans that I adore (both from Nordstrom).
I don’t talk about them all that much since they are so expensive, so I tend to talk more often about my Vigoss jeans (because they are much more affordable).
The 2 pairs of designer jeans I own (1 is AG and 1 is Paige), I actually do wear a lot.
I know that many of you would never think of paying so much for jeans (and I totally get that) because you want several pair to choose from and need them to be well-priced. Still, there are others that absolutely swear by your designer jeans and say that you are willing to have only 1 or 2 pair of jeans if it means they can be ones that you love (even if they are super expensive).
I see both points.
I ordered 5 different pairs of jeans (from 5 different designers: AG, Paige, Hudson, Joe’s, and J Brand) for this post to try them all on and find a pair that I liked.
I fell in LOVE with the pair that you will see throughout this post. And no surprise here,
they are AG.
Which is the same designer as one of the pairs I already own.
AG just fits me like a dang glove.
And I’m going to do something a little bit different today.
In addition to showing off my new jeans, I’m also going to take you along on a trip to one of our local favorite restaurants that’s on the McKinney Square: Sugarbacon!
Here I am at Sugarbacon, about to get my EAT ON, in some super stylin’ jeans. 😉
Please notice how they are the perfect length on me to wear with converse, flats, and ankle booties.
Check out all of the outfit details here:
sweater / my exact pair of jeans HERE (but almost sold out) / AG jean options HERE (with a little bit more distressing) and HERE (with no distressing)/ converse / ray-bans / blingy hoops / $18 chevron necklace / similar cognac crossbody HERE
For size reference, I’m true to size in AG ankle skinny jeans and wear a 27.
Get My Look For Yourself Here.
If the color doesn’t look right in the thumbnail pic, just click it and it will lead you to other colors!
Here’s a shot of the outside of the restaurant.
It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but that’s a great patio that you are looking at on the right!
And the inside is super cool.
It’s industrial, but still very warm and inviting. It’s totally cozy!
I love the brick walls, and the lighting and overall ambiance is fabulous.
And the menu?
And the service is top notch.
I’ve eaten there 3 times now, and every single person I’ve come into contact with is very knowledgeable about the menu offerings and just plain nice!
We went for lunch, so Chris got a burger.
He considers himself a burger expert :), and he thought this was one
of the very best burgers he’s ever had.
In his whole life.
And the fries are awesome too! I happen to be very picky about my fries, and these passed all my tests. Seasoned well, crispy (but not too crispy), and not too thin. I’m not a fan of shoestring fries.
I got a salmon blt, and it was good, but next time I think I’m going to get one of their fancier offerings (like the shrimp and grits)!
But what I really want to talk about is this:
the chocolate hazelnut icebox pie.
It’s thick, and cold, and fudgey (it’s a word) and comes with some crunchy hazelnuts on top, homemade whipped cream, and fresh strawberries.
It is dessert PERFECTION.
It’s a good thing my jeans had some stretch in them, because I ate 75% of the dessert myself.
I even ate the last bite when Chris wasn’t looking.
So back to the jeans.
My exact pair is almost sold out (I bought them when they were being price matched about a month ago, and only 27s are left right now), but they are an AG legging ankle jean, and there are several still available HERE.
These jeans obviously aren’t going to work for you if you are tall, but at almost 5’4″, these are perfect for me. They hit me at just the right place to wear with converse, flats, and booties.
And they are fitted in the calves, which makes them great for tall boots as
well because they tuck in beautifully.
Click HERE for an assortment of jeans from AG.
They all have fantastic reviews.
And one more shot.
Please pay special attention to my converse.
Click HERE for this grey striped option that I’m hoping isn’t itchy.
It would look just as cute with the ankle jeans and converse!
Just for grins, when I got home, I threw my red Hunter boots on with the same outfit.
Because I felt like this outfit was made for red boots.
And it was.
See how great the jeans look with tall boots too!
The jeans are very fitted (but stretchy, so still comfy), and they look awesome tucked into boots.
If you don’t have rain boots, I would highly suggest getting them.
I love my Hunters, but they don’t have to be Hunters.
You can check out Chooka boots (love the brown buckles on them) as an alternative, and they are half the price!
I’m kind of dying over THIS short brown and red version from Sperry.
You can also check out THESE from Joule’s and BP even has some absolutely darling solids and some patterned ones HERE.
And completely unrelated, a reader (Hi Robyn R.) sent me a facebook message with an awesome idea for our favorite $8 earrings as Halloween gifts for teachers!
Thanks for the great idea Robyn!
And since I know not all of us are as talented as Robyn, I had my friend Andrea whip up a quick printable for us!
Right click on this printable, hit “save as”, print it out, and then stick the earrings in the “o”s.
It prints out as a 4×6 and would make a fun little present for anybody!
Think teachers, your sister, a bestie, or a teenage daughter!
Click HERE for the earrings in black or hematite!
Have a great Monday girls!
And thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!
AG distressed ankle skinny jeans / similar pointy toe leopard flats /
earrings / arrow necklace / signature necklace (antique gold finish) / long necklace not yet available / bracelets not yet available