Tonight I met mom for dinner at Ruby Tuesdays, one of our favorite haunts (it’s all about the salad bar). Since it’s located in the Battlefield Mall, we took a short stroll after dinner. Mom had to buy some birthday gifts for a teenager which meant trips to Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch, two stores I never visit. Both produced olfactory overloads and had such loud music it was hard to hear what the salespeople were saying. Clearly, I’m not their target audience which is fine with me. After those harrowing adventures, mom mentioned she wanted to check out the [Bitten](http://www.bittensjp.com/index.php) line at Steve and Barry’s. Because the store is located by the Food Court, I rarely venture down that way unless I’m indulging in my Chick-Fil-A cravings so I hadn’t seen the new fall collection. I had purchased a cute knit top by Bitten this past summer, but it lost it’s luster when the black rubbed off on my favorite orange leather purse. What should I expect for $7.95? Hell, it cost more than that to have the purse cleaned. But I digress. Mom and I tried on some of the jeans and had a surprising success. The Premium Straight Leg jeans are really nice on and they come in short, regular and long lengths. I chose the deep, rinse wash while mom got a slightly lighter rinse. For $14.98 they were a nice bargain and fit like jeans 4x the price. I will say you need to take several pairs back and understand you’ll probably have to go up a size. I did and the waist is a little big, but the next size down was much too small. What I liked was the dark rinse, the long length and the price. If I lose weight and they don’t fit any more (wishful thinking) I don’t feel bad about buying another pair. Now, these don’t completely take the place of my all-time favorite [Long and Lean jeans from Gap](http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=15675&pid=488528), but at $14.98 they’re a nice addition to my denim wardrobe.