Good afternoon, my friends!
You know what I’m loving lately? Doing fun outdoorsy activities on weeknights. It makes the days feel so long and full!
On Tuesday night, a group of girlfriends and I all met for a stand up paddleboarding (SUP – love that abbreviation) adventure at Key Bridge Boathouse (formerly Jack’s Boathouse).
Have you guys ever tried SUP before? It’s really fun – and a lot more stable than it looks, too!
The other three girls I was with had never tried it before, but they were naturals. 🙂 Here’s my college BFF Turner in action!
The four of us had a blast – we kept it casual on speed and paddled next to each other, chatting away for the whole hour.
What a lovely way to spend an evening! I brought along my waterproof camera with me in my SPIbelt, in case you’re wondering how I got these pics. I’m sitting down on my paddleboard in the picture below! 🙂
The girls and I all headed to dinner at the waterfront in Georgetown after our adventure – we went to Farmers Fishers Bakers, which is one of my recent favorites in the area. They have great brunch, too!
Another thing I’m obsessed with lately? Stitch Fix! Have you guys tried it yet? Am I the last person in the world to have found out about this awesome website?!
Basically, Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service and it’s officially the best thing ever, especially if you don’t like or don’t have time to shop in person. When you first sign up with them, you fill out a style profile answering questions about your style, sizing, shape, price preferences, etc., including selecting how much you like certain pictured outfits. I loved this because while I’m not really able to define a specific style in words, I can certainly select what I like and don’t like from pictures!
Once you finish the style profile, you schedule your first “fix”, which is a box of 5 clothing and accessory items that have been hand picked for you based on your style profile. What you get is a surprise and no one box is alike – cool, right? When you get the box, you try everything on, keep what you like, and send back the rest. You’re charged a $20 styling fee up front, but that goes as credit towards whatever you keep. I signed up last week and was super pumped to get my first box on Tuesday!
The first thing I pulled out of the box was this cute green necklace.
I liked it, but after some debate with my Instagram friends, I decided to send it back and save my money for the other stuff! (It was $32.)
Next up was this cute print skirt, which I LOVED. It was on the pricey end – $88 – which is normally way more than I’d spend on a skirt, but it’s really soft and comfy, super versatile, and it has pockets. Keeping this one – I’ll get a lot of wear out of it! 🙂
Love that each item comes with a tag with styling ideas!
Yay new skirt (paired below with an old favorite Banana Republic lace tank).
Next up in the box was this really cute dress. At only $48, I was tempted, but I decided in the end to send it back – summer is almost over and I have enough dresses! Plus, I didn’t think the cut of this dress was super flattering for me, even though I loved the colors and the style (especially the back ruffle).
Last I pulled out this sheer polka dot tab-sleeve blouse and a pair of skinny jeans. At first I thought no for the jeans because I’m not really looking for new ones right now, but then of course I tried them on and they fit like a dream – no gapping in the waist which is usually my problem. So I’m still debating on those. I’m not sure I can bear to part with them! You can never have too many perfect jeans, right?!
What do we think of the shirt? It’s $58 – should I keep it? I really liked that they sent me this because the sheer flowy shirt trend is one I always love the look of but never try on or buy if I’m shopping normally for some reason. I can’t decide – keep or not keep? 🙂
Anyway! My first Stitch Fix experience was definitely positive. I’m excited to keep doing it every once in awhile – maybe every few months or so when I have a little extra cash to spare. It’s more fun than shopping for myself – I loved seeing what they would surprise me with! Check it out if you haven’t already. This isn’t a sponsored post in any way (although the link is an affiliate link) – just thought it would be fun to share my experience and get some advice on what to keep. 🙂
Have a great day, friends! Time to get back down to work over here – apparently everyone is back from vacation and looking for nutrition counseling, because all of a sudden in the past couple weeks I’ve had a ton of new client sign ups and interest in my AnneTheRD services! Looking forward to helping them reach their goals. 🙂