8.19.2010

Thrifty Thursday: J Brand Houlihan Skinny Stretch Cotton Cargo Pants for Pennies

Darlings, in the left corner we have J Brand’s ultra-covetable Houlihan Skinny Stretch Cotton Cargo Pants – the very same ones seen decorating the derrieres of Miley Cyrus, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cindy Crawford, Eva Longoria, Kate Bosworth, Renee Zellweger, Jessica Alba, Rachel Bilson, Khloe Kardashian, Hilary Duff, Rihanna, Ciara, and Gwen Stefani; in the right corner we have dELiAs blissful Brynn Skinny Cargo Pant.

While the beautiful Brynn is slightly lighter in shade than the jazzy J Brand’s; for a mere $49.50, as opposed to J Brand’s $231.00 price tag, they harbor many of the same covetable characteristics – side zipper detail at the ankles; cargo pockets – at a price that is oh-so right for the budget fashionista!

Which role are you playing today, kitty cats…the frugal femme fatale or the sassy spendthrift?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Nordstrom and dELiAs for the pictures.


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56 comments

Shop N' Chomp said...

I actually like the Delia's more! :)

janettaylor said...

Love this color!

tenthings. said...

American Eagle has some cute stretch cargos as well! They're a bit darker.

Kerri
tenthings.etsy.com

Dancing Branflake said...

I love Delias! I love these because even though they are cargos they aren't bulky and wont make my thighs looks humungo.

Sunshine Sarah said...

Love love love this pants' design.
Gotta get me some! :D

Sarah.

Grace said...

Ooh, I always like Delia's stuff.

briannelee said...

I feel 15 years too old for Delia's but I def like their version better :)

J. said...

I've decided to put myself on a shopping ban- we'll see how that goes-so in honor of my ban, I'll go thrifty today. But I can't tell you how badly I actually want a pair of something like these...

FASHION SNAG said...

J Brand all the way!

www.FashionSnag.com

Valerie said...

I'm totally into the Delia's version on this one. For some reason I have a hard time paying over $200 for cargo pants. But it is a trend I'd love to try. The Delia's pant is the perfect price for this trend. Great find, Erika!

xo
Valerie

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Delia's version. But holy wow, skinny stretch cargo pants!?

xoxo G. said...

I like the Delia's version way better!
xxx
http://xoxogabs.blogspot.com/

The Favour Shoppe said...

Loving the Delia's version better!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh darling you always find the best deals! xo

Couture Carrie said...

Frugal femme fatale here, darling!
Thanks for the fab find!

xoxox,
CC

Chas said...

I like the Delia's ones better, the color is much nicer.

Thanks for stopping by!

http://fromdenimtodessert.blogspot.com/

AH said...

i'd absolutely go for the delias ones, they look great!

v [ hobovogue ] said...

delia's! cool find, i've been slowly decreasing my visits there because most of their designs are semi boring but these look chic!


<33 [v] hobovogue

Brandi said...

I'd have to feel both to really make a decision as to which is superior, but I can't imagine that the J Brand pair would feel so good as to warrant that crazy price! Best to go with the cute pair from Delia's.

L'Amour et la Paix said...

Hmm to be honest I like the J Brand pair much more. But great find nonetheless -- they're so much alike! xo

http://lamouretlapaix.blogspot.com/

AMK said...

i love both!

Saretta said...

Always the spendthrift, always!

Nikola said...

I love these pants!

Tights Lover said...

Great find, Erika! I love J Brand, but how can you say no to the Delias at a price like that? I love them!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love cargo pants!

Sootjeelina said...

I love it! I think I saw a cargo pants look on Blake Lively/Serena in the season finale of Gossip Girl season 3, and I love it so much!
Btw, thanks for your comment on my blog, I really appreciate it

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Paislea Elyse said...

can i just say that i have been in love with delias for so long? ever since high school. it's one of the cutest places ever!

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lucy and sarah said...

Delia's always delievers good stuff. Great price too.

ediot said...

hi love. thanks for that sweet message you left me ;)
im adding you to the giveaway competition as we speak. havent drawn the winner yet ;)
hope youre having a wonderful week
i love delias pants- they look better.
i have a similar pair of pants that i bought for 7 dollars on sale ;) gonna wear them a lot this autumn.

take care

xxx

Leia said...

Cute trousers! I prefer the delias pair :)

Leia

lancelonie said...

I need a new pair. This is so cool!

ellie said...

oh goodie. a Delia deal!

Anaiz said...

ooo I definitely like the Delias pants :)

Krystal said...

for sure delias!

Mimi said...

i love this! and i like the color of delias better than the other one. :)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

this free bird said...

I've got the jbrands (can you say impulse purchase?? but i had a 20% off coupon + no tax+ no shipping!!)

okay anyway, truth is...i love the color on the delia's. that's a major find erika.

xoxo,
carrie

Tasha said...

Although they are both pretty similar I like the J brand pair more! Expensive taste I guess! lol

Stephanie said...

LOVE those---totally heading to Delia's tomorrow!!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Omg the ones from Delia's are SUPER CUTE!! I might actually head over there next week. Wow. :)

Pixie Drive-In said...

I like the Delia's. I never thought about that green color before, but it looks really good!

Josie said...

Ummm, Delia's FOR SURE. I feel like they're more of a trendy piece than an investment.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

I'm not sure I could pull these off, but great job finding the comparison! I don't know how you do it so well.

lachicmenagerie.blogspot.com

Style Eyes said...

I am definitely thrifty today. I couldn't bear to pay that much for a pair of casual trousers and they look pretty similar anyway.

The Owl's Closet said...

Erika, you must have read my mind! LOL I've loved the J Brand version for some time now, but I just can't bring myself to spend $231 on a single pair of pants. I almost fell off my chair when I saw the price tag online haha! This delia's version is awesome! Thanks for the tip:)

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

Sherin said...

I think I need the J Brand ones to survive. Seriously: they will be PERFECT for the autumn.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I love these posts--you always do such a great job finding a really good (non-cheesy) alternative! Hoping you are staying cool and have a great weekend!

xoxo Mary Jo

EleanorRose said...

I have to be honest and say I prefer J Brand's! It's awful I know, I really should be a frugal femme fatale! But great find anyway, I certanily would by Delia's because its pretty similar anyway! :) xxx

OneCraftyFox said...

I think I would wear either pair! The muted ones for casual Fridays at work, the brighter hue strolling around the city.

Great find, Erica!! Have an awesome weekend :)

Purses Pastries Etc... said...

I love the Houlihan but Delias version actually looks pretty amazing -- love the way it looks with the Converse! And under $50?!?

Savvy Gal said...

they are both so similar. hm... hard call.

Nikolett said...

Ahh, I love the J Brand one! I caught a pair like that at Zara's last week but unfortunately never got it. I'd love to add something like that to my wardrobe.

Rachel said...

I still don't think I can really rock the cargo pants look. But the dELiAs pair looks so similar to the J Brand pair. I would definitely save here!

Ashley said...

These are pretty much identical - if I were inclined to buy, I'd go for Delia's! I always forget about them (except when I was 12 and Dela's was literally THE coolest thing ever.)

Good find!

xoxo, Ashley

style'n said...

I like the delias one too! And I am going to get a pair of skinny cargos for the fall!

pradaforbreakfast said...

Wow, great find - the Delia's version is almost a perfect copy of the J Brand one! I love the utilitarian look for this fall, and I might just need to get a pair of these pants (either these or a fabulous khaki-colored pair).

- Halie

Style, via TIa said...

I honestly like the delias version more!

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