Thanks to all the D.C. area Aficionadas who attended the marvelous extravaganza that was the J.Crew Private Shopping Event followed by Sunday brunch!
An incredible day was had by all, thanks to the tremendous efforts of the hardworking and talented J.Crew Pentagon City associates. Each Aficionada was showered with lavish attention, lovely sweets, and refreshing mimosas as the amazing associates waited on us hand and foot to make sure we found lots try on from the pretty new spring and summer collection. The guests walked away with plenty of fabulous finds (to wear to future occasions!) purchased at a 20% discount. The experience was no less than a shopping fairy tale!
Afterwards, we adjourned to the lively Boulevard Woodgrill in Arlington for brunch. Our server did an outstanding job of attending to all of our food and beverage needs as well as taking some key photos of the group. The private dining room was idea for catching up with each other, and also for sneaking a peak at Diana P's stunning jewelry creations (more on that in an upcoming post).
The morning started somewhat overcast in the high 50s with a little drizzle but blossomed into a gorgeous sunny afternoon in the mid 70s. And speaking of blossoming, the famous Washington cherry blossoms were in full bloom throughout the area, making for a glorious spring day to complement the lovely spring pieces in the store.
All the Aficionadas looked spectacular in their "Frilly Frocks" themed J.Crew ensembles. Polyvore sets to follow. Please send me yours!
Guests in attendance included Slastena, Dinagideon, Drewablank, DianaP, Cleo, HeidiG, Kat, Lexieloo, JBird, Metropolitan Magnolia, Joyce, AnneG, Rosa, Geneva, Aasha, LisaK, Jackie from DC, Nancy, Cindy, Gina, Gillian, Awojo, Amy, Kate, and 3-Penny Princess. (Please let me know if I've left anyone off the list.)
Check out the photos below:
Susan, our talented and attentive (and stylishly polished) J.Crew personal shopper, sent a note thanking all of us for attending the Private Wardrobing Session. She writes:
"...All the ladies were wonderful, and were so pleasant to work with. I know the staff had a good time, and I hope all of you did as well.
I've got you scheduled for the end of August. Ahh, I love fall clothes; its my favorite line all year."
Yes girls, you know what that means... we're invited back in late August to preview the Fall 2009 collection. Keep your calendars open!
Also, check out dinagideon's blog post and Slastena's blog post for a swell recap of the private shopping & brunch with photos.