Thursday, July 9, 2009

Swifty

I had my first crisis of credit conscience today when I had to fight myself not to open a Bloomingdale's credit card.  Ah, the sweet promise of 15% off... 

So why was I tempted?  

Ah, Swifty, you and your adorable clothing.

I love Taylor Swift, but I REALLY loved her spread in the August 2009 issue of GLAMOUR.  Specifically, this look.  It's the mixture of the boyfriend shorts (which I think are a far better look than actual boyfriend jeans and perfect for summer) and the amazing necklace--also, girl's fierce hair, but that's beside the point.  She and I have the same build, which is what convinced me I could wear them in the first place.

They be these: 


So, because I have a slightly obsessive personality when it comes clothing I love, I began to troll the internet, looking for cheap knock-offs of the boyfriend shorts.  F21, GAP, you name it--nothing.  J Brand has a pair, but it's not distressed and it's only $30 cheaper at $154. 

So I'm THINKING about it, trying to decide if it's worth it to buy into this particular trend or if my money would be better spent elsewhere.  What do you guys think? 


5 comments:

Julia York said...

Sorry girl, but I have to say no. The shorts are adorable, but you'll only wear them for the next two months or so, and by next summer you'll be over the look. I think finding a pair of cheap jean shorts and then distressing them yourself would be easier than you'd think. Get a sharp pair of scissors and a hard surface you don't mind scratching up, then go to town.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Julia. Don't do it! I saw that magazine and like those shorts too.

Anonymous said...

What about these from Dillards? They're under $30! You can find boyfriend shorts for SOOOO much cheaper than that. http://tinyurl.com/m7tq2r

Aevan Arts said...

second what julia said, but i was gonna suggest cutting off a cheap pair of pre-distressed boyfriend jeans

Anonymous said...

i realllly love the sweater, but idont know where to findd one like that. with the same fit and everything. help?