Sunday, February 15, 2009

J.Crew Aficionadas Night Out in D.C.

The Washington, D.C. area Aficionadas got together, thanks to the stellar planning efforts of Cleo26, for an evening of movies, cocktails, and scintillating conversation. We watched "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and discussed our own shopping adventures. The ladies all wore -- surprise -- J.Crew outfits. And we all looked incredible, if I may say so myself! Yellow and orange were featured prominently, as were chic black & whites along with a bold shot of gold represented by Drewablank's stunning metallic Cherie. Completely unbeknownst to us, sitting right next to us in the movie theater were 3 more D.C. Aficionadas, BirdE and her 2 friends. The Aficionadas definitely rocked the house!

Joining us were Slastena, Drewablank, Christina, Cleo26, Lexiloo, Dinagideon, and myself (3-Penny Princess). Below are the pics. Visit Slastena's blog for a full recap of our fabulous evening!





23 comments:

jackie from dc said...

thx for posting-- super cute pix! :)

itztru said...

A quick hello to let you know that I so enjoyed seeing the IRL pics! Great to put a face with the pen name!

HeidiG said...

What great pics - love all the JC fabulosity!! (is that even a word, I don't think so.)

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

You all look absolutely beautiful!!! How fun this must have been...I am SO wishing I lived in the area so I could go with all of you! Thanks for the pics! :)

Drewablank said...

3PP: These photos are fantastic! Thank you for posting! It was truly a fun night, and I can't wait for the next outing. :D

You've got email!

dinagideon said...

You rock...these pics are great...and I am so glad we all got to meet and hang out. :) I love how we all were able to enjoy each other's company so quickly and easily!!!

3-Penny Princess said...

Ladies, I had an absolute blast with you!! I too enjoyed the J.Crew fabulosity (HeidiG, it's definitely a word here!). It was wonderful to hang out with you and I felt an instant kinship even though we've never met before.

We must do it again!!

jackie from dc and HeidiG: you must join us next time!

itztru and FFM: come up and visit sometime! We'd love to meet you too.

Enjoy the week!

Slastena said...

Thank you so much for posting those! Much better then my iPhone pics! :)))

Amy said...

So sad I missed it- what great pictures!!! I am definitely in for next time. :)

Thanks for your sweet note on polyvore. I am feeling a bit better, but still stayed home from work today. :/

Amy said...

So sad I missed it- definitely next time. You all look GREAT!

Thanks for your sweet message on PV. I am feeling a bit better, but still stayed home from work today. :/

gigiofca said...

You look cute in your Lydia (I think). Great photos!

3-Penny Princess said...

Amy, definitely next time then! Hopefully the sunshine and milder weather will return soon so you can be back up to speed completely this week!

3-Penny Princess said...

gigiofca, thank you so much! I wore the pumpkin ecole jacket with the Lili ruffle cardigan and the ruffle tank in saffron underneath (which you can't really see).

Thanks to everyone for making these such great photos and dressing to the nines!

SanFranciscoCA said...

3PP: thanks for posting these pics, you all look fabulous (and it's not just because of fabulous JCrew clothing LOL!!!!)

Did you guys learn anything about controlling shopping urges from that movie or was it just another enabler? ;)

Alexis said...

Thank you so much for sharing the pictures of the night. I have to say that I am so jealous- I would have loved to have been there.

P.S. You are *all* absolutely stunning!!!

3-Penny Princess said...

Alexis -- thanks for bringing Aficionadas across the world together! We look forward to more delightful reading about our favorite obsession:)

3-Penny Princess said...

SanFranciscoCA -- my initial thought as I walked out of the movie was, maybe we should try to shop less. But then a few hours later, when I saw some of the great deals I could get with the 20% off discount, it kind of went out the window. And with the Great Weekly Exchange, we already do such an effective job of cleaning our our closets and helping others do the same. :)

Besides, there are 2 more novels that follow in the Shopaholic series (that I know of). So if the main character can't be cured of her addiction in the first one, how can we stop shopping after one movie? That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

itztru said...

Actually...D.C. would be the midway point if FFM came up from Florida and I came down from Vermont. Now that would be a road trip!

Love the pumpkin ecole...do I really need to pull the trigger?

gigiofca said...

The Lili cardi! I saw your polyvore set and was surprised. Very cute. Nice combo and job well done. :-)

AppGal said...

You gals look so wonderful! I bet you all had a lovely time.

I SO wish there were others in my town that loved j.crew as much as I do. At least I have the blog to share the love! :) Thanks for posting pics!

3-Penny Princess said...

itztru -- that's a great idea! Maybe a summer road trip for you then?

AppGal -- you're not very far at all (and from my original home state -- go Tarheels!). You should definitely come up sometime!

3-Penny Princess said...

gigiofca -- thanks! I've actually been wearing the Lili cardi underneath jackets more than I've been wearing it as a sweater. I can't believe how much it goes with! I have like 8 Polyvore sets with it. I highly recommend it in that color, too.

Anonymous said...

Slastena, I have that same jacket. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. It looks fabulous on you. All the ladies look marvelous. What fun. Wish I lived out east. I had gobs of fun sightseeing there in the spring and jokingly told DH we should move out there.