I hate shopping. Seriously, I suck at it. I get totally overwhelmed and frustrated during the entire process. In high school, I would go to the mall every week with a few friends, where I would get lost and separated from the group. I have never understood how shopping was a group or partnered activity. You walk in, you scan the items, you try on, you buy and leave. My objective is to get in and out as fast as possible. I do not want the sales person to talk with me. I try not to make direct eye contact with anyone. My fiancee calls me the“store ninja”, as soon as we enter a store together, he loses me, and if someone tries to talk with me, I disappear almost immediately from their vicinity. I can get in and out of a store (except Target) faster than it takes most people to get through a singular section of the store.
所以当我第一次听说 针迹修复*，我对此表示怀疑，但很感兴趣。 You mean a “personal stylist”可以为我挑选衣服，而我可以避免进入一家真实商店时产生焦虑的所有方面？还是在线购物时完全不知所措？这听起来真是太好了！
我对此表示怀疑，因为我认为它们会抬高价格（他们必须以某种方式赚钱，对吧？） 并花费比平时更多的钱在衣服上。另外，我很难找到适合我下半身的衣服… 我在后备箱里有些垃圾。
But I decided to give it a try. My first“fix” (the shipment), I was super specific about what I wanted: a dress for my engagement photos, some clothes that were casual& approachable but professional for my new business branding photos, jeans, casual work clothes that could double as hanging out clothes. When my first fix arrived I was SO pleased! The stitch came with two dresses, one for engagement photos (red below), one for brand photos (purple below), jeans (below), and two shirts. One of the shirts wasn't my style but it was cheaper to keep it than return it (if you keep the entire shipment you get a 25% discount on your order).
So my first fix was a success! I was so excited I scheduled another fix right away. This time I was looking for shoes and casual and comfy clothing. Although I was less specific about where I would wear these items, I added a ton to my 销terest的 style board (yes, your stylist checks your 销terest的 board to get a better idea of what you are seeking), and updated my style profile on their site in detail. I eagerly waited while my Stitch was“styled”and shipped to me. When I saw the box at my door, I felt like it was Christmas morning! Only to open the box and find nothing but coal!
I was SO disappointed! The jeans fit me great, but had weird paint/fades on them and were twice as expensive as the last pair of jeans they sent me (and far outside of the price range I specified I was willing to pay for jeans), the shirts were hideous, and the scarf was cute, but super thick and heavy (can't get much use out of that in Sunny South Florida). I ended up keeping the scarf just because every time you order a fix there is a“styling fee”of $20, which if you buy anything from the order will be credited toward the item, but if you mail everything back, you lose that $20 and get nothing. So I kept the scarf because it is cute, it's just not something I would've ever bought living in the Florida heat year round.
After the disappointing second fix, I decided to wait a few months to order another fix when I had something I wanted to be specifically 风格的 for. So last week I received my third fix…This time I sent a photo of a top I was trying to specifically style an outfit around for upcoming photos. The 针迹修复 stylist sent me a skirt and shoes to go with it. I also requested jean shorts, which she sent, and included two shirts (you get 5 items per box).
While I am happy the stylist included all the items I requested, she even noted the skirt she included was a bit of a“risk”，这就是为什么我希望她会包括一个风险较小的备用选项，而不是价格过高的衬衫，而这根本不适合我的体型。虽然我没有为任何物品拍照，但我将为您简要分类：
1.裙子 是一个不错的选择，但打印完全错误！我试图为这款错综复杂的蕾丝短上衣定型 （在右侧），并收到了一条重图案的裙子…这只是很多细节的一种方式。再加上过去尝试过的人，这条裙子似乎有些拉长。
2. The shoes. 不舒服！再加上这些带脚踝带，加上裙子的长度加上我的身高，看来我几乎没有腿…再加上他们身上也有非常复杂的细节，这对我当时所穿的衣服来说实在太多了“styled” for.
3 & 4. The shirts。两者都真的价格过高…我会保留一件，但看起来像$ 20-25的Target衬衫，但实际上是$ 50…另一件衬衫看起来像是永久的21美元的15美元衬衫，实际上是60美元！两者的质量都不比Target或Forever 21好得多，所以我什至不能给他们这样的论点。
综上所述： 我阅读了很多关于Stitch Fix的好评，以至于尝试起来并最终摆脱试衣间的眩光让我感到非常兴奋！不幸的是，对我而言，这不是一个灰姑娘的故事。他们用我的第一把球将球踢出了公园，之后的每一球似乎都变得越来越糟。也许将来我会再尝试一次，但是现在我要中断了。