Critter Shorts: the short story

I really really really try to avoid shopping online.  It’s so much easier to click “buy now” than to physically hand over a credit card, but sometimes it’s just absolutely necessary.
Case in point:  Critter shorts from J. Crew  
Haven’t seen these bad boys in stores in a LONG time, right?  Well the online factory store (only available during the weekend) had these anchor critter shorts.  And, I mean, I love navy.  Sooooo… I just had to get them.
Oh, but I couldn’t get just one pair, you know???  So I got these ridiculously adorable orange and pink paisley shorts.
My reasoning behind this is that during the summer I practically live in J. Crew chino shorts.  The 3″ are just too perf.  They can be dressed up or down super easily.
I find that they look great with polos, blouses, under shorter tunics, over bathing suits, and even with plain t-shirts.  Very versatile.
The second they arrived, I threw them on with my denim shirt that I was wearing with black leggings.  Kind of crazy how one minute the denim shirt looked very summery.  All I need now is a cute little tan (even if it’s faux) and I’m good to go.
Have you purchased anything from the online factory store before?

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The Aly Way

those shorts are adorable! great distractions from studying for midterms 🙂
i love the orange and pink print!


I too purchased the anchor shorts (I'm a Delta Gamma, and the anchor is our symbol, so I felt justified). But I absolutely agree — online shopping is my downfall.

Preppy 101

Many times. I only shop online. I actually spend less money than a trip to the mall! Online I only purchase whatever I'm specifically shopping for, whereas, in the mall I'll end up with much more!! I need to watch for those shorts for my daughter! xoxo


Love the neutral denim shirt with the fun shorts! Totally know what you mean about living in J.Crew shorts… they're the only ones I buy. I think it's an addiction! So do my parents haha


These are adorable! I got a great pair of shorts at VV last week. I think J.Crew and VV def. have the best shorts, especially when it comes to critters.


Critter shorts!
Oh man, I work at J.Crew and I was asking one of the personal shoppers why we hadn't gotten Critter shorts in yet (because they're a CLASSIC) and she said that we probably won't have them this year! I can't believe it. She said that they are too "cutesy" for our current more "urban" look.
I am disappointed, JC. Disappointed.


I love the critter shorts but I tried them on in store and found them (and the other shorts they had) to be a lot thinner than the shorts of the previous years…I love the heavier weight of the older ones and hope they go back to making them like they used to!

Sarah Benton

Hmm…clicked your link, and it brought up the factory store, and let me add things to my cart!!! Now to purchase…hope it lets me! I can't wait for Saturday– NJ is getting warm 🙂