4.27.2011

Crazy for Callahans

Happy Hump Day everyone!

It should come as no surprise to y'all that I love Lilly's Callahan Short, because really...Lilly can do no wrong in my book!

I'd always been a J. Crew chino kind of gal (I've got close to 10 pairs of the shorts), but last summer I found myself feeling less and less satisfied with J. Crew's chino shorts.  The 5" look awkward on my 5'3 body, so I always used to buy the 3".  Last summer though, I felt myself pulling them down to make them longer constantly, and let's be honest--after wearing them for just a little while they get the worst wrinkles and all bunched up which makes them even shorter!

At the end of the summer I came across Lilly's Callahan short, though!  I bought an aqua pair on sale and fell in love!  I pulled them out for the first time of the season on Monday (paired with a white eyelet cami and white Jacks), so naturally I thought it would be appropriate to post about them.

Aren't they a great color?

What I love about the Callahan shorts are:  
  • Their 5" inseam is a little longer, but the cut is not awkward on my shorter body
  • The material is a little softer than the J. Crew chino and they are SO much more comfortable
  • They wrinkle way less than J. Crew chinos. 
Fun shorts are one of my go-to summer staples.  When I'm running around all day with the Cuties, comfort is key, but I still want to look cute.  What I love about the Callahans is that you can pull them on with a plain tee shirt or tank and you're set!  

These Callahans are now on my summer wishlist:

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved the crisp look of white shorts.  These might need to replace my white J. Crew chinos!


I have been obsessing over this print for a while now, so I think the shorts would be a perfect addition to my wardrobe!

Multi Minnie Zinny-- say that 5 times fast!

In middle and high school I had a pair of pale pink shorts I lived in!  Eventually I had to get rid of them, because they were so worn, BUT I think these would be the perfect replacement!


Who doesn't love a fun a green print?  


Are you a fan of the Callahan short?  What are your favorite Lilly products?  

34 comments:

  1. I do not own any of these YET:)

    It's funny cause my "shopaholics: things I am loving" post wouldn't post correctly yesterday and I was talking about the Jcrew 3" lol. I got 2 seperate types and I may be talking them all to the cleaners:)

    The Green Bean stamped is TOO CUTE!

    Have a great day, doll!

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  2. Ohhhh, I love all these. I need. I want! I must have!

    You are so adorable and I just love your beautiful smiling face!

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  3. Seriously I think we may be the same person haha. We have the exact same taste! There are definitely on my wish list this year - in the green print and the zinny. Love!!

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  4. i just bought 4 pairs of the 5" J Crew shorts at the outlets (I mean, how can you beat $25 for shorts?) and am curious to see if I like them...

    I am a fan of Banana Republic bermuda shorts personally!

    I haven't bought anything Lilly in a while.

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  5. Thanks for suggesting these! I am always looking for a pair of good-fitting shorts! The J.Crew cut just doesn't fit me correctly, I either get a pair that fits in the waist and is a tad too tight in the legs, or get a size larger so my legs don't look gross & then the waist area ends up being huge! Such a dilemma. The prints are adorable too!

    Have a lovely Wednesday!

    xo lamb

    lamb loves

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  6. I love the Callahan! I have a bright green pair and a printed pair from last summer that will get tons of wear this year! I need a new pair of white ones though, because mine got ruined at a day party last year! The best thing about the white ones is that the pockets are made of nude material so they don't show through, which I hate about most white pants/ shorts! I am also a fan of the VV classic twill shorts. They are a little wider in the leg, which I like because I hate things tight and I have semi-muscular thighs.

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  7. I love those green bean stamped! They're absolutely precious! I hope you had a great Easter and that you're ready for finals!

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  8. Those ARE cute shorts! I'm a sucker for Old Navy ones because they are so inexpensive, I can really stock up. I usually get a white, navy and sometimes kacky pair.

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  9. OOOOoooooo, I want every one of them!!!!

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  10. Oh I am SO ready for shorts! I'll take a pair of classic white and a fun print!

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  11. I know exactly what you are talking about with the Jcrew chinos. The wrinkles get so bad. I have a few older paris that are a lot better quality & my newer ones do nothing but wrinkle.

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  12. Having worn skirts almost all my life I didn't even own a pair of shorts (that is, shorts that were not for working or hiking) until just a couple years ago, and I'm shocked to realize they're still my only pair. I'm in desperate need for a shopping trip!

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  13. ahh this is such a great post! I'm only 5'1 and I struggle with shorts! I normally wear the 3' jcrew chinos. They wrinkle soo much and bunch up! I'll have to try the Lilly pair!

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  14. my sister is obsessed with these shorts as well!

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  15. I've never tried on these shorts before. I have many many pairs of the chino shorts from j. crew and they drive me nuts at times with the way they fit.

    btw in response to your comment, I've seen the Office Max supplies deal before! Soooo cool! Somehow I haven't taken part, but like you said I really want to!

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  16. What a gorgeous color, and I just love all the prints too... I must add these to my closet soon! XO

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  17. I'm loving the shorts - just wishing I could fit into mine right now!

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  18. I am going to have to try these! I've never worn them but the wrinkles in my J.Crew chinos drive me crazy as well!

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  19. Love that they are a little longer in the inseam...that is pretty hard to find nowadays! And that green print is *fantastic*! I gravitate towards anything kelly green, love it!

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  20. Love those shorts! I love all Lilly
    xoxo
    SC

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  21. I just want you to know that I LOVED your comment on my post today! Thanks for the book recommendations. Funny this is, I LITERALLY watched the preview for the upcoming movie: The Help. After the preview I said, "I'm gonna read that book!" It is now on my list! I'm glad to know the Lilly Callahan shorts are good on a short frame...that would also be me, my friend! Can't wait to see more posts about Cuties A and B!

    Happy Hump Day

    XoXo

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  22. I am going to have to try these, I think.

    I have trouble finding the right shorts, and length. I don't want too short, but not too long.

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  23. Oh girl! Thank you so much for the link! I am headed that way to check it out now. I am loving all these shorts! Hope your having a fabulous week! xoxo

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  24. I guess I need to try these if you say they are better than the jcrew chino's (which I live in during the summer). Thanks for the recommendation!

    xoxo.

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  25. Okay i have a slight obsession with Lilly so I loved reading this post! I don't actually have any of those shorts, but am definitely going ot have to order some! :) Thanks!!

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  26. Great look, great color and if you have great legs..go for it! When I lose my 15 pounds you better bet your lillies I am going to be going for them too! Love them...I think they also made them in eyelet which were too cute! Great looking..a true summer classic!

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  27. I don't have any Callahans, but I LOVE the scallop pink ones! I may have to grab a pair of these before I leave Richmond tomorrow!

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  28. The shorts are the right legnth for young girls! I am starting to look for the longer ones now.

    Susan

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  29. SO cute. Gotta get me some of those..

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  30. I love those shorts in aqua. Especially since you say they are comfortably long without being awkward. I might have to pick me up a pair of them.

    -Julie. littlepinkrainboots.blogspot.com

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  31. Oddly enough, I've never even tried on Callahans! I think this summer I'll get my first pair! :)

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  32. i love love love the callahans! have you seen the new callahan belt?? it is TDF.

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  33. Love the shorts! I have not tried them on but have been admiring them on the website for a while. I like the printed ones and baby blue best

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