3.09.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: AG Adriano Goldschmied Ex-Boyfriend Short for a Steal

Obviously I’m unable to speak for all of you, dolls; but as for myself, I have always felt that a break-up with a cute boy resulted in quite a bit more than simply throwing oneself headlong into the dating game once again. The true tragedy of such an occurrence lies more within the wardrobe department.

Though we are loathe to admit it, preferring to keep our mark Gloss Gorgeous lips sealed, the truth of the matter is that a break-up literally cuts our beloved wardrobe in half. No longer do we have access to the oversized cardigans that kept us warm on chilly afternoons; the boxy black blazers that balanced our flirty, floral skirts; or the baggy jeans that so perfectly complemented our oxford flats and skintight tanks. Rather, we are forced to rely on the contents of our very own closets – a concept which makes us contemplate rekindling our fizzled-out romance. Hence the reason why I am so obsessed with AG Adriano Goldschmied’s Ex-Boyfriend Short.

Proffering the very same style synonymous with the much adored pieces found buried within the depths of your boyfriend’s bureau; the Ex-Boyfriend Short gives you the chance to retain all semblance of androgynous adorableness, without the unnecessary BF drama.

Decadently distressed and sporting slight whiskering about the front to create that well-worn, weatherbeaten aesthetic that we all know and love, the Ex-Boyfriend Short is a design with the ability to dress your look du jour up or down – depending upon your mood of the moment, of course!

But no; darlings it’s truly not as simple as that. While sinewy, seductive, and sophisticated by outward appearances; the tiny tag dangling from the waistband boasting the wicked triple-digit appraisal of $195.00 is a lackluster addition to the allure of the Ex-Boyfriend Short, rendering it as nothing more than another item to place on our ever-growing wish list. Thank goodness for LOFT!

At $54.50 a pair, LOFT’s Dark Wash Boyfriend Shorts, while lacking the whiskered detailing seen upon the Ex-Boyfriend Short, are just as glamorous as their higher-priced partner in crime; and a complete necessity for your spring wardrobe!

Are you having a tightwad moment darlings, or are you plagued with a craving to splurge?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Piperlime and LOFT for the pictures.


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Francy said...

Oh, those are so cute and perfect for summer. But I agree, they're wayyy overpriced. I think I'd go for a bargain, or DIY my own pair!

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Melanie's Randomness said...

I seriously love these posts that you do where you show a lesser priced item that honestly looks exactly the same!!! I love these type of shorts so I'm going to be looking for a bargain!! Thanks hun for the info!

The Style Revolution said...

I love Tightwad Tuesdays.. They are the BESTT! I think the Gap has some now.

Leah said...

Personally, I prefer the Loft's version. I find it more appealing without the whiskered detail.

I need to get me an ex-BF's shorts.

Have a great day Erika! xoxo

daisychain said...

I've been living in my shorts lately. So perfect.

valncami said...

I love AG and live in my boyfriend jeans. But the Lofts are so cute and so much cheaper. I am defiantly checking them out I can't fathom spending 200 on shorts this year.
Thanks for the info.
XX

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Jaime said...

I love this look- I hope I can pull it off! I like how LOFT styled it with that brown belt.

jjparks said...

LOVE these, especially the look for less! They are perfect for a casual summer day.

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Audrey Allure said...

Those are really cute & great for this upcoming warm weather :)

SabinePsynopsis said...

No way would he get his shorts back! But if I really needed to buy new ones... Both your choices are super!

Jacqueline said...

I love this look, but I think I am going to go with the LOFT version as they are just as cute and cheaper! xo

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The Trendy Fashionista said...

Those shorts make me wish it were summer!!!

-The Trendy Fashionista
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J. said...

I am so the tightwad on this one! I like the fit just a tad more on the Loft pair.

Sara Lynn said...

You are completely correct! I don't know what I would do without all of the BF's clothes at my disposal..maybe steal my brothers? (by the way if you want one, i can loan you one :P)

I adore these shorts. I have been eyeing these all winter-waiting on spring. I think the loft's are just fine, just as slouchy and rigged as the other pair, great find :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

Ohhhh you always read my mind. I want to try these...I think I'll be a tightwad first, to see if they work with my legs haha.

Happy Tuesday darlin!

Dancing Branflake said...

I'm always in a mood to splurge but I find the most happiness when I see a big red sale sign. I love that you are posting about longer shorts. I hate short shorts! All the girls in the high school I teach wear really short shorts and then I see women ten years older wearing the same thing. A little odd to me. These are definitely more grown up.

janettaylor said...

How cool is these. :-)

Alice said...

I am definitely a huge fan of boyfriend wear! I always snatch my boyfriend's jumpers, t-shirts, or whatever is at hand.

You know, some women, when they break up with their once beloved, destroy their closet, they pour paint on their clothes, cut them in small pieces, and take other completely unneccessary drastic measures. Such waste! I never understood them! Why not just take the clothes, as a compensation?

Miss Caitlin S. said...

haha, I love this. The real tragedy to a break-up isn't the heartbreak but the loss of wearing those clothes :) You're such a great writer! These are really cute but alas, I can't do the boyfriend short. With my large tush it's just completely unflattering but I do definitely support them on others!

Maddy said...

I wish I coud wear my hubby's clothing! Unfortunately, he lives in sweats...so that's no fun :(

I woud definitely go for the Loft pair. $195 for a pair of denim shorts?? I just don't get it. Actually, The $55 from Loft seems kind of pricey for me too. I'd go even lower for a pair of shorts... that's half the fabric ;o)

Luana said...

I can't wait til it's decent out so I can wear shorts! I like these but they wouldn't be very flattering on me since I don't have the longest legs in the universe...

ellie said...

Thanks for the idea..or I'll just go to the closet and find the old pair I have and get to work on them..love the sandles. Especially, in the second shot. Makes me dream of something warmer than 40 degrees weather which is like a heatwave here, at the moment.

nookie said...

I like the Loft version:x

Rachel said...

I actually like LOFT's version a lot more. In fact, I think I need to rush off to buy these because they are perfect for spring and summer! :)

Leia said...

Really cute shorts! :)

AH said...

great post! i actually like the loft ones best, so i'd definitely go for them!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Those shorts are actually really cute. I want a pair for summer but will have to save up money, even for a cheaper version. Lol.

Alicia said...

Yay, I'm so glad you posted these on your tight wad Tuesday! I've been wanting a pair of boyfriend shorts yet haven't found the perfect pair - in the right price range. I'm also thinking about cutting old jeans and making my own! For Free!! ;) I should have added these to my "Spring Wish List!"

Jen said...

Love the LOFT pair! But love the shoes the model is wearing more. How amazing are they?!

neverland trinkets said...

those shorts are perfect for spring. ann taylor loft has been coming out with cuter clothes these days

Bonnibella said...

Oooo I like the length since I'm not at the age where "dukes of hazzard" shorts or appropriate anymore.

sharonlei said...

Boyfriend shorts! LOVE IT!

xx Love & Aloha

Aury said...

Fabulous post darling! I would definitely go for the Loft pair, they make me wish it was warm already!

Aury said...

Fabulous post darling! I would definitely go for the Loft pair, they make me wish it was warm already!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

These are cute for warmer months, but in this chilly day I am craving something really stupendous and mind-blowing...just because. I want to exchange my dreary pink long sleeved tees, cashmere hoodies, and boyfriend jeans for some glamorous new duds! So yes I am wishing for great shorts AND something very glam to go with :)

xo Mary Jo

Sherin said...

They are both so cute!! Can I pick both?? I seriously can't choose.

The Blonde Duck said...

Finally, something always stylish in Texas!

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous find, per usual, darling!

xoxox,
CC

E said...

Oh I actually think I like the cheaper pair better and I really really want them...

Diane said...

i actually think that the cheaper version is cuter.

mom & son said...

I love them both.
I will just make my own boyfriend jean shorts!

OceanDreams said...

I think I like the Loft version better too but you can't beat saving some money!

Joanne said...

They're cute, but I think I'll pass on this one :( The style just isn't "sitting" right with me, but I hope you'll give us more summer short alternatives!

Julia said...

I'm a big fan of both of the shorts and love the "boyfriend" or I guess now it's "ex-boyfriend" look! Unfortunately I've never been able o find a pair of shorts that length that look good on me. Maybe I'm just partial to short shorts ;)

xoxo
FashionEye

City Girl Chicago said...

I wasn't sure I was ready for the return of jorts (jean shorts), but upon reading this I've been convinced. When done at just the right length, so as to not portray Daisy Duke, or opposite, look too frumpy dumpy, they are quite chic. Thank you for opening my eyes to the new jorts! :)

Style with Benefits said...

First off, I love reading your posts because of your writing and detailed descriptions! Personally, I actually like the LOFT's pair better. And these are a welcome change from the denim cutoffs that I usually wear. They are perfect for the summer and even now with tights or thigh high socks!

xo, becs

Hannah ♥ said...

oh I loveeee this style of shorts, will definitley be buying myself a pair for summer :)

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Josie said...

I am POSITIVELY in love with these. They are so darling. I have a constant urge to splurge, but I might actually like the Loft ones better!
xxoo Josie
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The F Word Online said...

hey girl ! i love reading your msgs, you always make my day <3 i love those shorts. ive been looking for boyfriend cut off jeans for a while now - i found a pair of levi one from urban outfitters, but I'm still hunting.

xx lue

Katie said...

I sometimes cut my jeans at the knee I love that look.. I leave it frayed. X

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love the boyfriend shorts; they are a summer staple.

goodwillgirl said...

I need those shorts. Please send them ASAP. I will be watching the mail like a cat watches a mouse.

Stephanie said...

Def going to incorporate those shorts into my spring wardrobe!

Kisses,
Stephanie

Emily said...

I absolutely ADORE boyfriend shorts. they are possibly one of the best finds around, especially when they are worn in :)

meggasus said...

Boyfriend shorts are definitely more reliable than most boyfriends...haha! Can't wait for the nice weather.
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Elle said...

for the life of me i can;t recall the last time i wore denim shorts... but i'm loving these! splurging... not so much :)

Nubiasnonsense said...

I like the ex boyfriend shorts lol but I am dying for rompers!!!!!

Mara said...

definitely a better deal! I'm loving the length too! As long as they wouldn't make me look more short than I already am!

her waise choice said...

Just wanted to say... that I think you`re a great writer. Your love for it really shines through your posts and the thought and effort you put into it is really encouraging :)


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marshmellowness said...

i love how these are called the EX-BOYFRIEND shorts! makes me want them even more. haha so cute and unusual!

Schnappy said...

Je, I love farmer! And this slippers cool! :)

allthatglitters said...

I love this trend, shorts are my perfect pair of jeans.
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Tarryn said...

Hey hun,

I featured you today on my blog, check it out!

http://insert-witty-and-apt-url-here.blogspot.com/2010/03/blogs-that-are-better-than-mine-erika.html

Thank you so so much for participating!

Loving the shorts by the by!

Hope the week is going well!

Tarryn.

Ladyulia said...

hallo,,,
thx for commenting back,,,

hmm
I would like to ask bout giveaway
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All Women Stalker said...

Both look cute! But since we don't have those where I live, I'll have to find a way to cut up a pair of the boyfriend's pants and make my own haha

Spicy Candy said...

Love AG...I have a pair of boyfriend jeans that I DID NOT buy for that price lol...but I live in them...so comfi. Cute write-up...loved it. I'm definitely going to go search in my BF's closet asap :)

xoxo
Katya-

Spicy Candy said...

Love AG...I have a pair of boyfriend jeans that I DID NOT buy for that price lol...but I live in them...so comfi. Cute write-up...loved it. I'm definitely going to go search in my BF's closet asap :)

xoxo
Katya-

Fashion Court said...

you always find the best lookalikes! seriously, i always love the lookalikes better too :P .. i really love those shorts but i'm not sure if i could pull them off. jolt has really cute ones too!

Andhari said...

Those look good :) I'm usually skeptic in boyish items these days but they still show your feminine side. Nice!

Chic Mommy, Cool Kid said...

I am not a shorts girl, but these are just super cute. And the "ex-boyfriend short". What a great name!

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