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.