My Review of Liverpool Jeans Brenna Denim Trousers

$35 Men’s Jeans

$35 men’s jeans?! But are they high quality? Yes! These Men’s Eddie Bauer Traditional Fit Essential Jeans are normally $50 but are on sale right now for only $35. They are available in two colors and tons of inseam lengths. Short inseams start at just 20″ and go up every 1/4″ until 29″. Regular inseam lengths are 30″, 32″ and 34″. And men’s tall inseam lengths are available in 36″ and 38″. So basically you can find any inseam length from 20″ to 38″. Reviewers give them high marks for comfort and fit. They rate 4 stars out of 5.

If you’re still not sold on these $35 men’s jeans, I’ll give you one more reason to buy them. You can return them free to any Eddie Bauer brick and mortar store. I love buying tall women’s clothes for myself (and tall men’s clothes for my husband) on sale at Eddie Bauer because I know I can return them free at the mall if they don’t fit. They don’t carry tall sizes in stores currently.

$35 Men's Jeans
$35 Men’s Jeans

If you don’t know what inseam length you need, try measuring your inseam. We show you how to measure your inseam here. You can find the exact inseam you need at www.SearchByInseam.com, including these Eddie Bauer jeans. Click here to see all our men’s jeans. Just filter based on inseam length, waist size, brand, and price.

You can also check our blog for new arrivals. Here’s a post I did last week about a pair of men’s 37″ inseam jeans. Finally, sign up for our new product notifications here. We send you an email every time we add a pair of jeans, pants, workout/lounge pants, or shorts that fit your specific criteria. It’s a great way to shop since we save you time, money and energy!

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40% off Banana Republic, Gap & Old Navy

Get 40% off your purchase at Old Navy, Gap, and Banana Republic today with the promo code UPGRADE. You’ll also get free 5-7 day shipping with a $25+ purchase. Online only. Restrictions apply. Offer ends tonight: August 14, 2017. All three brands offer free shipping on any order over $50. Happy shopping!

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Tall Plus Size Linen Pants

I know I said I was going to do a post today that included something from the 38″ inseam category, but these were too good to pass up! I have never seen tall plus size linen pants in a 36″ inseam before today. Never! So if you are a plus size women who is also tall enough to have a 36″ inseam, you need to snap these up! I have no idea why there is so little available for tall plus size women today. It is really baffling to me… And the fact that any elegant linen pants are still available in August is truly amazing.

These Plus Size Persona By Marina Rinaldi Roger Linen Drawstring Pants are easy to dress up or down. They are made of crisp linen, so you can easily change the look and formality with your shoes and top. Wear these tall plus size linen pants with heeled sandals for a dressy look or flat sandals for a casual look. This neutral beige color is a great staple to have in your closet. It pairs well with so many colors. I can’t actually think of any colors it wouldn’t work with…

Tall Plus Size Linen Pants with 36" Inseam
Tall Plus Size Linen Pants with 36″ Inseam

This is the only pair of women’s plus size pants we have right now in a 36″ inseam. If you want to search for women’s plus size pants in other inseam lengths, click here. You can also email us and ask us to help you shop or sign up for new product notifications. We’ll send you an email any time we add a new pair of pants that match your specific criteria. Not sure what your inseam length is yet? Click here to measure your inseam. You can then shop at www.SearchByInseam.com for your exact length of pants, jeans, workout/lounge pants, and even shorts! Check our blog for other new arrivals, sales, and deals.

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Men’s 37″ Inseam Jeans

Yesterday I posted about women’s 36″ inseam sweatpants and today I’m posting about men’s 37″ inseam jeans. Maybe tomorrow I can find something in the 38″ inseam category and keep the trend going. You know what they say, inch by inch everything is a cinch. 🙂 And it is challenging to think of new blog content all the time! Maybe I can come up with a theme and figure out a few posts around that topic…

Anyway, these  Classic Straight Leg Jeans from Joe’s Jeans have a great dark wash and an extra long 37″ inseam. If you’re a tall guy or shopping for a tall guy, you know that most men’s tall inseams are 36″ in length. Sometimes you can find 38″ inseams as well, but a 37″ inseam – right in-between the two – is pretty rare. We have carried this pair of tall jeans on www.SearchByInseam.com before, but they went out of stock awhile ago. I’m glad they are back because we sell them when they are in stock! These men’s 37″ inseam jeans have a mid-rise and a comfortable fit. I love this dark wash because it is so easy to dress up or down. You can truly wear them anywhere. Except weddings and funerals, but you probably already know that. 🙂

Men's 37" Inseam Jeans
Men’s 37″ Inseam Jeans

If you’re looking for more men’s 37″ inseam jeans, this is the link to check.  We put all our men’s 37″ inseam  jeans right there. But right now, this is the only one we can find. Please let us know if you find other pairs and help out some fellow 37″ inseam guys! You can also sign up for our new product notifications and get an email as soon as we add any new 37″ inseam jeans to the site. Set up as many notifications as you like: different inseam lengths, different brands, different types of pants, etc. Thanks for stopping by!

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Women’s 36″ Inseam Sweatpants

It is rare to find a pair of tall women’s 36″ inseam sweatpants, so I just have to post about them when I see them! These Tall Classic Side Stripe Sweatpants are black with white stripes down the side of the leg. High contrast and high on style, these lengthening vertical stripes will make your long legs look even longer! Who doesn’t want that? The sweats have a thick waistband and tie waist. The leg is wide and comfortable – perfect for hanging out or working out. I love how they look in this picture below with a white top. They are neutral enough to wear with any color of top or shoe, though. Black and white is such a striking classic combo.

Women's 36" Inseam Sweatpants
Women’s 36″ Inseam Sweatpants

Love the length, but not quite your style? You can find more women’s 36″ inseam sweatpants here. Or, search for any inseam length you need at www.SearchByInseam.com. Earlier this summer I posted about these women’s 35″ inseam joggers that look cute and comfy. I haven’t tried the jogger look yet myself, but I have been admiring them on friends. These friends have been shorter though, and I do wonder if they will make my size 11 feet look even bigger! 🙂 The fitted ankle of jogger pants exposes the whole foot, whereas a wider leg style hides a good portion of it. Tall people problems! 🙂

Did you know we also have tall women’s workout pants in inseam lengths of 37″, 38″ and even 39″ right now? We are always adding new inventory, so be sure to check back often if you don’t see your inseam length listed. You can also send us an email or set up a notification with your exact criteria.  We’re here to help you find pants that are long (or short) enough!

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Back From Vacay!

Here's a pic I took on our vacay in Bora Bora
Here’s a pic I took on our vacay in Bora Bora

We are back from our amazing vacay in the South Pacific! It’s so beautiful down there. If you haven’t been, I would definitely recommend putting it on your bucket list! Bora Bora was my favorite out of the three islands we visited; the others were Tahiti and Moorea. They are all so different and it was great to spend time on all three.

We successfully packed two adults and two kids in three roller carry-ons. And one carry-on was just my huge contour neck pillow, laptop and two large stuffed animals! We each had a backpack as well. The boys each brought six stuffed animals, their life jackets and some books in their backpacks. I had all the 3 oz. liquids in my backpack and my husband carried his camera and lenses in his. So I packed clothes and shoes for all four of us in two rollers. It was a puzzle to solve to get everything in there, but I did it! We packed light and did laundry in the hotel sinks. We had warm breezes most days on our deck or balcony, so things dried fast. On a couple occasions it did rain, but it was brief and the clothes dried out again once the sun came back out.

Overall, the list I posted in What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation Using Only Your Carry-on was good, but I did learn a couple things. The mosquitoes on Tahiti and Bora Bora were pretty bad, so even with bug spray I wanted to cover up with clothes if I wasn’t in the water. This meant I didn’t wear the two dresses much at all. I made up for it on Moorea (where I had zero mosquito bites!) by wearing my dresses several times over the two weeks we were there, but in hindsight, I would have only packed one dress. It probably wouldn’t have been the strapless dress, because then I could have skipped packing the strapless bra as well. Because I didn’t wear the dresses much, I didn’t use the wrap much either. I did use it as a pillow and scarf on the plane, but I couldn’t have left that at home and saved more space as well. I only h ad one linen tee, one linen tank top, and two long sleeved linen tees for tops, and it would have been nice to have one more short sleeved tee or tank top to add to the mix.

It’s good to be home and doing laundry in my washing machine and having a whole closet of clothes to choose from now, but we sure do miss that clear blue water and incredible sea life!

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Find Shorts by Inseam Length

Looking for some new shorts to make it through the hottest days of summer in style? You can find shorts by inseam length, brand, rise and price at SearchByInseam.com. We carry women’s shorts, women’s maternity shorts, women’s plus size shorts, and men’s shorts. Short shorts usually start around a 2″ inseam length while Bermuda shorts generally have an inseam length of 10″ or more. Shop now for your new favorite pair!

Find Shorts by Inseam Length
Find Shorts by Inseam Length

 

 

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Review of Old Navy Tall Linen Pants

As I mentioned in my post, What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation Using Only Your Carry-on, I bought these Old Navy Tall Linen Pants for my upcoming trip to the South Pacific. I actually bought two pairs because I love linen pants. 🙂 Here’s my review of Old Navy Tall Linen Pants in green. Since I’m packing light and only taking one pair of pants, these didn’t make the cut for trip. I’ll only be taking the black pair because they go with all the tops I’m packing.

Review of Old Navy Tall Linen Pants
Review of Old Navy Tall Linen Pants – photo credit Jason Henderson

OK. First of all, these pants are a linen and rayon blend and they sit low on the waist. They have a drawstring waist and a relaxed fit. I love linen pants and have quite a few colors already. Black, white, tan, and a blue and white stripe pair are already hanging in my closet. I decided to try this sage green and am happy I did! It’s a great neutral and goes well with blue (as pictured), orange, yellow, pink, white and black.

The most noteworthy thing about these pants is the inseam length listed is incorrect! I ordered a tall small and the Old Navy tall size chart says these pants should have a 36″ inseam. Yet when I got them, I measured the inseam length at only 33.5 inches. What a difference! This length actually works well for me. I am 6′ tall and normally need a 35″ inseam for bootcut jeans and pants, but these are a loose drapey fit so a shorter inseam works well.

Why is this? When measuring the inseam length you need for a pair of pants, you measure from the crotch seam to the hem. In a drapey pair of pants like these linen pants, the crotch seam is not tight to your body like a pair of fitted pants. Rather, it drapes down several inches and as a result, the inseam length needed is much shorter than normal. Also, it is important to keep in mind the type of shoe you will most often wear with pants when determining the length of inseam you’ll need. Due to the fact that I’ll be wearing these with flat sandals, I didn’t need to account for extra heel height.

Buy linen pants in the exact length you need right now at SearchByInseam.com. Linen pants won’t be available much longer because it’s getting late in the season. The best selection is in early to late spring.

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What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation Using Only Your Carry-on

What to pack for a tropical vacation where you’ll encounter sun, humidity, bugs, moisture and wind? This question is top of mind for me right now. My husband, two boys and I are preparing for 5 weeks in the South Pacific. Eeep! We are SO excited! We scored a 3 island package from Costco Travel that includes time on Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Moorea.

My family and I have traveled quite a bit and we have this thing about not liking to check bags. In some ways it’s harder and in other ways it’s so much easier. You do have to carefully limit what you bring along. But there’s no schlepping huge suitcases through airports, hotels, tiny winding cobblestone streets, etc. We will be gone for 5 weeks this time and are only taking carry-ons.

Here are the 12-ish things in my carry-on for this trip and what to pack for a tropical vacation. You’ll notice a lot of black and a lot of linen. Linen is great for hot, humid climates because it breathes so well. Black is great for travel because it hides spills and stains until you get home and can take care of them properly. Before I pack up, I try everything on to make sure all the pieces work together. You don’t want any surprises when you get to your destination!

Here’s my list: 

  1. Linen Pants. I’m packing these Old Navy Mid Rise Linen Blend Pants in a tall 36″ inseam. For this trip, I’m taking black pants since we’ll be gone for 5 weeks and I’m hoping to minimize the amount of laundry I’ll need to do on vacation. Black is great for hiding spills, though it is a warmer color for a sunny location. When we went to Egypt, I chose a very light tan shade that was excellent for daytime sightseeing in 100′-plus temps. These are tall and say they have a 36″ inseam, but I measured the inseam and it’s closer to 33.5″. I normally need a 35″ inseam on a bootcut pant, but these are drapey and loose so the length needs to be shorter. Buy linen pants in the exact length you need at SearchByInseam.com. I’ll be reviewing these soon at blog.searchbyinseam.com.
    Old Navy Mid-Rise Linen-Blend Pants
    What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation Using Only Your Carry-on: Old Navy Mid-Rise Linen-Blend Pants

     

  2. A Big Soft Wrap. I chose a Glint Metallic Wrap in black similar to this Glint Metallic Lightweight Wrap . It’s so soft and cushy and will be a perfect pillow on the plane, protect me from germs, and keep me warm. (I read that you should cover your mouth with a wrap/scarf every time someone near you on the plane sneezes or coughs.) Once we’re on the islands, it’ll be an excellent swimsuit cover-up and extra layer once the sun goes down.
    Glint Pleated Metallic Wrap
    What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation Using Only Your Carry-on: Glint Pleated Metallic Wrap

     

  3. A Convertible Dress/Skirt. This Patagonia Kamala Convertible Jersey Skirt does double duty as a dress that can be worn two ways (straps can be worn as a halter or tied in front in a bow and worn as a strapless dress) as well as a midi skirt. 3 looks from the very same piece makes this a perfect space-saving item to take on vacation. I’m hoping to get some stunning Tahitian pearls to wear with this dress in strapless form! 🙂
    Patagonia Kamala Convertible Jersey Skirt
    What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation Using Only Your Carry-on: Patagonia Kamala Convertible Jersey Skirt

     

  4.  A Linen Dress. I chose this Old Navy Cinched Waist Linen Blend Dressto be a swimsuit cover-up or another dress for dinner. I only see the solid black available in plus sizes now, but I found it in a regular tall size this spring. This a great fit on my hourglass shape. It goes well with the black metallic wrap and is easy to dress up or keep casual.
    Cinched-Waist Linen-Blend Dress
    What to pack for a tropical vacation: Cinched-Waist Linen-Blend Dress

     

  5. A Linen Tank Top. This Paige Analia Linen Tank is super lightweight and shouldn’t stick to me in humid weather. I got the white color pictured below so I could wear it with my black pants, black skirt, or blue shorts. If I need to hand wash this on the trip, it’ll dry in a snap!
    PAIGE Analia Linen Tank
    What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation Using Only Your Carry-on: PAIGE Analia Linen Tank

     

  6. A Linen Tee. I have a linen tee from The LOFT that I’m taking this time, but this Old Navy Relaxed Linen Blend Curved Hem Tee is similar. Mine is white with black polka dots. It works with my black linen pants, my black skirt, and the linen shorts. I like to take tops that work with all the bottoms so I can make a bunch of different outfits.
    Old Navy Relaxed Linen-Blend Curved-Hem Tee
    What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation Using Only Your Carry-on: Old Navy Relaxed Linen-Blend Curved-Hem Tee

     

  7. A Linen Long Sleeved Tee. It should be about 80′ every day, but there may be some wind at night. I also need something long sleeved for the plane. So I found this Old Navy linen blend long sleeved boyfriend tee. It’s looser than I like, but if I wind up with a sunburn I’ll be thankful to have something on the looser end than on the clingy end. 🙂
    Old Navy Linen Blend Boyfriend Long Sleeved Tee
    What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation Using Only Your Carry-on: Old Navy Linen Blend Boyfriend Long Sleeved Tee

     

  8. Linen Shorts. Linen, linen, and more linen! This is the last linen item on my list, I promise. 🙂 These Old Navy Relaxed Linen Blend Shorts are fitted enough to be stylish, but loose enough to be comfortable on a hot muggy day. They have a 7″ inseam which is not too short and not too long, in my opinion. The blue in the shorts is the perfect match to the blue stripe in my linen tank!
    Old Navy Relaxed Linen-Blend Shorts
    What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation Using Only Your Carry-on: Old Navy Relaxed Linen-Blend Shorts

     

  9. Birkenstock Sandals. I’m packing these metallic silver Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor Thongs because they work with my linen pants, shorts, and dresses and they have arch support. They take up very little room in my carry-on as well.
    Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor Thong
    What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation Using Only Your Carry-on: Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor Thong

     

  10. Chaco Sport Sandals. I do feel a little clunky when I wear these, but I just haven’t found a better pair of sandals for arch support than Chaco Z/1 Classic Sandals. They do get stinky after awhile, but wash up well in the washing machine with a load of laundry and air dried outside in the sun. I just washed mine before packing them, so they wouldn’t stink up my carry-on! 🙂
  11. Bug Repellent. I read the Consumer Reports Insect Repellent Buying Guide and lined that up with the CDC’s recommendation for 30% DEET. Then I bought a few different brands and types (spray, lotion and wipes) on  Amazon.com to see what works best for me and my family. The wipes are nice because they aren’t liquid like the other types that need to fit in a quart-size bag. I hate that rule. 😐
    30% DEET Wipes: What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation
    30% DEET Wipes: What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation

     

  12. Sunscreen, swimsuits, and rash guards, of course! I have several 3 oz. bottles of sunscreen packed, because I’ve heard it’s very expensive to buy more in French Polynesia. For swimsuits, I’m going with a bikini top and short skirted bottom. I’ve found this style is great for coverage. I can play with my kids and not worry about the perfect bikini line shave every morning, either. I’m also taking a short sleeved rash guard and a long sleeved rash guard from Lands’ End to keep my back from getting scorched while snorkeling.

    My Lands' End Long Sleeved Rash Guard
    My Lands’ End Long Sleeved Rash Guard

I’ll buy a cute straw hat from a street vendor once we get there. And there you have it: what to pack for a tropical vacation using only your carry-on! Bon voyage!

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