have you heard of asos.com? i'm sure you have.
anyway, i got these cropped vero moda skinny jeans on sale from asos for $17.40, with free shipping! i also actually used a coupon code for 10% off that is now expired, but check around on the internet--asos does lots of coupon codes.
they have them in indigo (what i got, a really dark denim) and black--although i think they are almost out of sizes in black. they are quite thin (so they may not last forever, but it's good for summer weather!) and the rise is a little higher than my usual fit, which i wanted. i like them so much, i think i may go order the black right now. at that price they are practically forcing me, right?