As I mentioned in my outfit post last week with the Audrey jeans, overall I’m very happy with Beija-Flor denim. I wore the Audrey’s on the plane to Atlanta and then didn’t immediately want to take them off when I arrived at my sister’s house. I ALWAYS want to take my jeans off as soon as I get home…
Same goes for the Kelly POD (that’s pull-on-denim). I actually wore these on the plane back from San Diego a couple weeks ago and was also very pleased. (I think that’s the true test of denim comfort: being able to wear them sitting in an airplane seat for 2.5 hours) I generally prefer my denim to be 98% cotton so I feel like they’re REALLY sucking me in instead of molding to my body, but until now, I probably haven’t given stretch denim a fair shake. Stretch denim IS INCREDIBLY comfortable, but I still do like to have a pair of jeans in my wardrobe that is more structured, like you get with more cotton.
If I had to choose a favorite style between the two Beija-Flor jeans, I’d probably say I like the look of the Kelly POD, but the feel of the Audrey better – which is probably because the Audrey has only 71% cotton to Kelly’s 84%. Who’d have thought I’d love a stretchy jean so much?? I also love that neither of these gap in the waist at all (which is always a big problem for me). I prefer the Audrey’s lower rise for myself, but I know that many women love a mid-or higher-rise; in that case the Kelly POD is PERFECT for you. I will admit it took me a little while to get used to just pulling my jeans off instead of un-zipping them, but that’s minor. The POD also has non-functional front pockets so you don’t get any bulge on the front of the hips at all. The Audrey has very small pockets in the front, so you don’t get any bulge there either; Beija-Flor really thought of all the little things!
Like I keep saying, I really love these jeans. I honestly wasn’t sure that I would, given my bad luck in the past with stretch denim, but as soon as I put these on, I knew they’d be my new favorites. They’ve each been washed/dried once, and don’t show any fading or fit issues. Beija-Flor initially sent me size 12s, but they were much too big in the waist, so I ended up with size 10 in both pairs. Maybe size 10 is my “new” size, but I think if you’re ordering a pair of these, you should try and size down one size. Anyway, they have a money-back guarantee that you’ll love your jeans, so there’s no risk in trying them! AND, when you use code CLOSET at checkout, you’ll save $25. Bonus!!
**edited to add: I forgot to mention the length of these: I haven’t hemmed them yet (I’m just wearing them folded under for right now), but I will have to. The Audrey style is not nearly as long as the Kelly, but they are both too long on my 5’4″ frame. If you’re a bit taller, then the Audrey ankle would work perfectly (I only have to fold them under about 1.5 inches), but the Kelly is still pretty long.
Now on to the good part…a chance to win your own pair of Beija-Flor jeans!! All you have to do to enter to win is leave your email address in the form below. I will be sharing email addresses collected for the contest with Beija-Flor, but will not use them myself or provide them to anyone else for any purpose whatsoever. For a bonus entry, leave a comment telling us why you’d like to try a pair of Beija-Flor jeans and which pair you’d choose if you win. The contest will end next Monday, September 24th and I’ll notify a winner via email on Tuesday, September 25th. Giveaway is limited to US readers only please! Good luck