DENIM: Finding The Perfect Pair

For mom and blogger Lindsay Rutland, great days start with great denim. The 30-something young professional from Albuquerque, New Mexico is “denim obsessed” and wears jeans six out of seven days of the week. But because she’s tall and curvy, finding the perfect pair has never been easy. Lindsay says jeans are either too short, too tight in the legs, or not available in the length/size combination that she needs. See what happened when she tried three of our most popular new styles, including five-star rated EVERflex™ skinny jeans.

When looking for the perfect pair of jeans, I have a few basic requirements. The first is that the jeans are long enough. Since I am tall, it has always been a pet peeve of mine when jeans are too short. Secondly, I need my jeans to be comfortable enough to wear all day long. Finally, I need to make sure my jeans keep their shape. There’s nothing worse than a pair of jeans that fit perfectly in the morning, and stretch out or become baggy by the end of the day.


The first pair I tried on was Denimflex high rise jeggings in a dark wash. I am wearing a size medium tall in this pair. At first, I was worried that they might be too tight in the legs since they are a jegging, however that was not the case. These jeggings are super stretchy, and fit just like a pair of skinny jeans. Skinny jeans are typically my preference, so I was pleasantly surprised. There is light distressing, which gives the jeans some character without being over the top. I paired them with this pretty ruffle lace top and a cute pair of neutral heels to make the perfect date night look!


I’m going to let you in on a little secret — I immediately fell in love with this pair of EVERflex™ jeans. I am not sure I own another pair as soft as these are. Just like the pair before, I am wearing these in a medium tall. When finding jeans, you can never go wrong with a basic pair of dark wash skinnies. I love the wash, but better yet is the rise! This pair hits me right below my belly button, which is the ideal rise for me. Since becoming a mom, my appreciation for high waisted jeans has grown exponentially! I think it’s safe to say that I will be living in EVERflex™ skinny jeans. This would be a typical workday outfit for me, but could easily be dressed down with a flat pair of sandals or cute booties for fall.


The third and final pair that I tried was destructed hem Denimflex jeggings. Of the three pair, this one didn’t fit me quite right. They are a little tighter than I prefer, so maybe size up in these if you are unsure of the fit. These jeggings are a size medium regular length. I think if they came in a long length, I would love them just as much as the others. As I mentioned with the previous pair, I typically prefer a darker wash when wearing skinny jeans, but I do love the wash and hem of these. My ankles are an area that I prefer to cover up, and this pair hit me right above the ankle. This was easily remedied by pairing these jeggings with a cute pair of gladiator sandals. I am also loving this off-the-shoulder top, and would totally wear this outfit out on the weekend!

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