Que Bella – Mirabel Shorts

I am really liking the Mirabel pattern right now. Having bought two dresses and passing on the pencil skirt, only because I have the dress in the same color, I saw the shorts in-store as I was checking out. The pattern is different with each short. The size 0 was more like the online photo with less embroidery in the front and more in the back. The size 8 I purchased had more in the front and less embroidery in the back.

This is the city fit and a 4 inch length. I’m not much of a light pink person but with the yellow embroidery I liked it. I wear an 8 in all J Crew shorts now. I have a few pair from pre-2009 that are a 6 that fit just like the 8s now. It was pretty humid Friday evening so I chose these shorts to wear instead of my original white jeans/navy linen shirt combo.

Short Sleeve Selvedge Chambray Shirt, S (sized down in this, see it on Ema)
Joley Patent Flat

Right after I took these pictures I sat down and the shorts ripped!! It was on the inside seam right at the hem and if you look at the 2nd picture up close you’ll see that it was already starting to rip. I’m not sure if it was like this when I bought them or after I put them on but they’ll be going back and not be re-purchased. Other than buttons popping off I’ve never had a bad experience with J Crew clothing like this. And I’ve heard the stories. The cotton wasn’t thin and these shorts are lined so it totally sucks.


  1. May 22, 2011 / 1:26 pm

    Wow, that's too bad…they are cute shorts. But, for J Crew prices (even their sale prices) they need to last!! let us know if you get any flack when you try to return them!!

  2. May 22, 2011 / 1:48 pm

    Oh, you're kidding!!! I hope you were still at home when it happened. How awful. They are so cute but I am with you 100%-the quality needs to be there for pay full price for a pair of shorts. What's up with the lack of quality control issues?!? How disappointing.

  3. May 23, 2011 / 1:25 am

    Ew that's too bad about the shorts ripping. I have to say I'm not a fan of the random pattern. The two colors are interesting together, though.

  4. May 23, 2011 / 2:20 am

    Cute shorts, but sorry for the accident! I have had some not so good experiences with the JC tees.

  5. May 23, 2011 / 3:49 am

    Good grief that is terrible that they ripped! I hope your dresses hold up much better than the shorts. What a disappointment. Clothing has become so lightweight and flimsy lately it is just getting pathetic, especially for the prices charged. :^( Thanks for sharing the photos but I will be avoiding all the Mirabel pieces JIC.