Sunday, July 18, 2010

DC JCAs Gather for Drinks, Dessert, and Light Shopping

Our favorite cruise director, Rosa in DC, put together another fabulous evening of cocktails, dining, and shopping at the Tysons Corner J.Crew. The theme: bargain finds of the season. The ladies began the evening at the always delicious Daily Grill in Tysons Galleria where we munched on hot and cold happy hour specials. The Gazpacho was very refreshing as was the Mojito I enjoyed, courtesy of a desire to chill out after a week spent in the 90s.

After discussing the merits of the fall Look Book, the recent finds at Crewlets and the almighty distribution center in Lynchburg, and regular in-store shopping events, the girls made their way to the B & M J.Crew with what seemed like one goal in mind: to clean out the extensive sale section. The good news? No one seemed to go overboard, potentially in anticipation of pre-fall shopping. But more than a few summer sundresses flew off the racks, as well as ruffled flouncy skirts. Clearly, summer is still in session and there are plenty of opportunities left to wear these frocks.

Afterwards – and possibly fueled by a need to re-energize – a few of us hopped over to the Cheesecake Factory for dessert and wine. Yours truly could not resist a White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle cheesecake with extra dollops of whipped cream, a treat justified by eating a very light dinner.

Below a photo recap of the lucky ladies, post-shopping. Left to right: Slastena, fshnonmymind, Summerilla, Rosa in DC, and 3-Penny Princess. Also in attendance were Cleo26, Heidi G with her lovely daughter E, and kater.

July 2010 JCA Drinks and Shopping 1

And a close-up:

July 2010 JCA Drinks and Shopping 2

Here is my Polyvore of what I wore:

 

Can’t wait to do it again! Thanks Rosa, for another fabulous gathering.

5 comments:

Cloggsy said...

You all look so fabulous!

Rosa in DC said...

I had such a great time! As always, your recap of our evening of drinks, desserts and shopping is amazing.

Cleo said...

Can't wait to meet up again. I had a fabulous time. Special thanks to Rosa in DC for organizing!

3-Penny Princess said...

Thanks, Cloggsy! Wish you could have joined us. Maybe next time!

3-Penny Princess said...

Rosa, you are a wonderful organizer!

Cleo, hope your "date" at Nordstrom went well afterwards.:)