5.13.2010

Thrifty Thursday: 7 For All Mankind Boyfriend Denim Shorts with Crochet Lining on the Cheap

Kitty cats, to the left we have Forever 21’s blissful Beach Frayed Shorts; to the right we have 7 For All Mankind’s Boyfriend Denim Shorts with Crochet Lining.

While the fabulous Forever 21 offering lacks the crochet lining of 7 For All Mankind’s marvels; at $24.80 a pair, as compared to its $159.00 counterpart, it is just as easy, breezy, and beautiful for the summer months – on both your wardrobe and your wallet!

What’s your bank account telling you to do, kittens? Will you be a big spender with 7 For All Mankind, or play the role of the thrifty fashionista?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Forever 21 and Shopbop for the pictures.


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Melanie said...

I'm not a huge fan of pockets sticking out past the bottom of my shorts... I think it means the shorts are too, well, short. Good lust-must find, though!

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

Amber's Notebook said...

omg those are adorable! Great find Erika!

Jamie said...

Once again I'm gonna be cheap! I actually like the Forever21 version better! I think the frayed edges wear better and are more flattering.

(although can I say I love the sandals they're both wearing?!)

http://glamlatte.blogspot.com

daisychain said...

great find, though I personally dont love these!

CC said...

So, I wanted to do a Thrifty Thursday post on my blog, yes? And it took me HOURS to find something even remotely post-able. But it still wasn't good enough.
How you do it, Erika, is truly a wonder!
Fab post! :)
Xx

Maddy said...

Maybe I'm becoming an old lady, but I say nay to both! I don't care for short shorts, but I can tolerate them if they look sleek and polished. But is that the pocket lining showing in addition to the ripped effect? Not my cup of tea :(

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Sadly, I cannot do shorts. Either way it's a lose for me. Oh well.

Kassie said...

I love the ones from 7 for All Mankind just because I like a darker wash. However my wallet would disagree.

Stolen Stiletto

ellie said...

I love crochet..but do we really need it for a lining in shorts? I'd rather wear a bad hair day hat..made orginally from me.. than have them in the lining of my boyfriend's shorts..so..you know where I'll be checking to find these..my boyfriend's closet.

Such a cool summer look!

Melissa Blake said...

Oh, these make me miss the '80s!! xoxo

Tights Lover said...

Oooh. Gotta admit, I prefer the Seven's on this one. They just look a little better designed!

Joanne said...

Oh I don't care for that look! It doesn't look high end, even on the $159 option. I'll let my $$ sit in the bank and earn some interest as I browse for something more to my liking! Any boho skirts or board shorts in your photo inventory?

Dancing Branflake said...

Reason number gazillion why I love Forever 21. I love 7, but not the price tag. Although, I wouldn't mind purchasing some Paige jeans. Those are designer jeans I love.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

F21 for sure- these are so summer! :)

The Anthology said...

You know what my heart is telling me? That I need those sandals in the 7 for All Mankind shot.

(It's so hard to focus on anything else when cute shoes are involved, isn't it?)

*Kelsey

Leah said...

I don't care much about the crochet lining... I want cheap and fabulous. Hahaha!

Have a great day Erika! xoxo

Style with Benefits said...

Def. think you don't need to splurge on denim cutoffs. The Forever 21 looks good to me! If I'm going to spend that much money on one item it will be on a nice dress! :)

xo, becs

Sara Lynn said...

I have to say that I love f21 and those shorts are adorable! I would gladly pay the $24 for them. I even tried to make some, I failed. lol

It's almost friday Erika :D

la petite fashionista said...

i love the lighter wash to the Forever 21 pair, the exposed pockets are cute too :)

Rachel said...

These shorts are pretty cute! I actually think I like the Forever 21 pair better. I might need to get these... :)

Emily said...

the f21 pair, of course :)!

Emily said...

the f21 pair, of course :)!

Jen said...

I simply cannot tell the difference, so F21 all the way for me! I love these shorts - the crochet detail is just so cute. :)

Sherin said...

The forever 21 ones are so much cuter. I'm definitely picking them.

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh, and I forgot to say that YES! Wedges do make our legs look more defined and work muscles we usually don't. I was actually just marveling at some new indents this past weekend while wearing my new nude wedges. I was like, "Dang! I've not seen that before!"

Kristin said...

My poor gams are so far from being able to bare them in shorts like that. Wahhhhhhh

nookie said...

the forever 21 pair looks better...

meg said...

Its amazing the price for cutoffs. Anyways, got me looking in the closet for summer things.

junghwa by amy stewart said...

When it comes to shorts, I'm definitely a thrifty shopper. I like waiting for the sales in early spring. Then I scoop up lots! Jeans on the other hand... well... that's just a different story. ;)

janettaylor said...

Just cool! I love them!

dancinginchiffon said...

i think i like the f21 short better...not sure because of the pattern on the denim or not but it surely looks better in photo :)

Hope said...

I think I am going to have to go with the Forever 21 ones, they both look fab, but my wallet would hurt really bad if I bought the other ones.... xoxo

The Blonde Duck said...

Sigh. I can't wear them. Ben won't let me.

mom & son said...

for me, i like the forever 21 shorts better
than 7 for all mankind. love the style better!

Fashionography. said...

I actually like the looks of the Forver 21 pair better, which is good because they're the ones I can afford!

Clare said...

No question here! Totally Forever 21... but mostly because I am obsessed with forever 21 :)

Josie said...

What a great find -- such a similar look! I've been loving those 7 shorts for awhile but the F21 ones will certainly do just fine!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Aury said...

I think I'm in love with Forever 21!

They just seem to know me (and my ridiculous bank account) so well.

Lovely post Erika :)

Pixie Drive-In said...

I think I'll stick with Forever 21! I like to make my denim shorts from old jeans too.

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

prefer the colour of the 7 for all mankind ones. not a fan of the huge pockets sticking out thou!

Elle said...

Hmm i don't think I own shorts (that aren't meant for the gym)... but if I were to invest in a pair I'd def go for the F21 pair!

Join the Gossip said...

I like the f21 pair better, the pockets aren't so long.

Mar said...

I love the ones from forever 21! I just can't wait for summer to wear shorts! Love xxx

stylechanges said...

wow lovely shorts looks amazing i love it nice post

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

F21 for sure!! Neat deal there!

Sara Bentley said...

I think I'll go with the Forever 21 shorts this time; I actually like their fading more! Thanks Erika!

www.sarabbentley.blogspot.com

vicky h. said...

I actually have a really similar pair from forever 21 from last summer and love them! I could basically live in them because they're crazy comfy and since they only cost about 15$ I never have to worry about ruining them!

xox Vicky
Bikinis & Passports

Anna Jane said...

I think I do prefer the Forever 21 pair simply because the pocket linings aren't so much on show! I don't like exposed pockets!!!

- Anna Jane xxx
(PixelatedBlonde.com)

sexylegsandbody said...

Hey, that's easy, go for the cheaper one.... especially if it is my wife doing the buying and she is using my credit card... :) dont tell her I said that...

Have a super weekend Erika.

Colin.

zupu said...

I don't love the pockets but I adore denim shorts!
I really need to get some color for my legs though..
Wish you a lovely day dear!

Jessica said...

I miss F21 bunches! and I miss you! I've been sans net at the house for about 2 wks now and I'm quite sick of mcd's ...and the speediness of French customer service apparently! Hoping to be up and running soon!

michelle_ said...

i've always loved the grungy feel of hanging pockets :) these are fab finds erika !

cheers for the nice comments :)
have a great TGIF !
glistersandblisters.blogspot.com

Audrey Allure said...

Those are so cute, I actually like the Forever 21 pair more :)

Melanie's Randomness said...

Count me down for the Thrifty Fashionista!! They are cute, but I love the sound of $24.80!! hehe =P

J. said...

I guess when it comes to denim shorts I'm even thriftier than $24.80 and prefer to cut my own...but if I HAD to choose, F21 it is...I like their's just slightly better

Susu Paris Chic said...

This chick stays chic but not by spending too much. Being savvy and inventive!

Cindy Whitehead said...

for once I like the less expensive ones - F21 wins!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Oh you know I am excited for shorts this summer!!!! =) And I am glad to see that you are too. What other lovely summer items are you excited about?

Savvy Gal said...

I actually like Forever 21 more. : )

Fashion Court said...

i LOVE the f21 ones - they actually look more expensive!

Mara said...

oh I like that it's crochet lining! Very cool :) My friend might be getting a job with Seven so maybe she could get me a discount on those :)

Cafe Observer said...

I luv that name, "7 for all Mankind!"

Alicia said...

gosh f21 is just so great! i do love sevens tho... ;)

Nikolett said...

This is probably my first 'neither' because I don't like the whole pocket-past-the-short ... especially since I usually put things in my pockets, it would look awkward. They both look stylish though and I love the shoes in both pics :) You're always great these finds!

Hope you have a fab weekend!

AH said...

i think the f21's look better, so i'd be thrifty here..

English Rose ♥ said...

I'm not a fan of these, but I am most definitely a fan of you and your blog!

Thanks for your lovely comment darling =]

Have an immense weekend!

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

ediot said...

i do LOVE jeansshorts- wearing a pair as we speak- but i prefer them a bit longer usually.

xx ediot

Claire Kiefer said...

I like the Forever 21 ones better! The 7 ones look a bit awkward, like they're cut too straight to have those pockets hanging down or something.

Valerie said...

I have 2 pair of boyfriend shorts from F21 and I love them both! So comfy and fun to wear. And cheap!

xo
Valerie

Robin said...

Nice site !! i also know a very good site for denim shorts Denimology(.)com !!!!

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