Dia & Co. Subscription Review – October 2016

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Dia & Co
 is a monthly personal styling subscription for plus-sized women. It’s like Stitch Fix, but for plus sizes. Fill out your profile and sizing information, pay a $20 styling fee (refundable against anything you choose to keep), and have 5 items selected by a stylist sent straight to your home to try on. Dia & Co includes free shipping each way. If you keep all 5 items from your box, you’ll receive a 20% discount.

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Everything arrives neatly folded and wrapped in tissue.

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It looks like Dia & Co. have decided to make my information packet like those old school notes. They’ve combined the invoice and stylist’s note onto one one sheet. As always, the invoice shows  the price of each item plus my potential discount if I opt to keep all of the pieces. Let’s see how Jamie does this month!

Screenshot_2016-03-07-23-34-29These are the looks that I told my stylist I wear or like via my fashion profile. I made it a point to emphasize that although I work in an office, I spend a lot of my work day outdoors and live in Florida where it is VERY humid, so I need clothes that are climate friendly and easy care. For this box, I requested pieces for a business casual work environment.

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Everything in my box!

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Jules Smith Mini Teardrop Stone Threaders – 14k Gold Plated ($40.00): I love the style of the earrings; they are so simple and yet very trendy. However, I didn’t keep this pair. The threader was bent on both pieces, and it was too bad to repair.

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It looked like these may have been returned by another Dia customer. The cellophane bag showed signs of being resealed.

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Junarose Emory Dress – Black ($75.00): This definitely looks better when worn than on the hanger. My stylist said to pair this with strappy sandals or tights and booties. I didn’t do either. This could have been a cute baby doll dress, but the asymmetrical hemline threw it off for me – the extra fabric wasn’t needed and made a nice dress less attractive.

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Lexi decided to be part of the picture with me. While I liked the fit, I couldn’t get past the hem and sent this back.  So, I didn’t realize until now that I didn’t secure the strap on my heel. Oh, well. That’s what happens when you want to show off your fun new shoes. If you like this dress, you can find it on sale for $22.24 here.

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Fashion to Figure Skinny Jean – Medium Wash ($38.90): As you all know, good jeans are hard to find. I liked the wash on this pair and that they had stretch to them. They also go great with the two tops that were in my Dia box too.

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My pooch isn’t flattering, but the fit of these jeans on my legs and butt makes up for that. These will be great with tunics or tops with longer hem lengths.

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Emerald Shelby Top – Emerald ($38.00): I absolutely love the color of this top and the button detail!  This is a great weight for winter in Florida and will layer well.  The asymmetrical hem works on this piece, and there is a bit of swing in the body of the top.

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I wanted to pair this with my suede booties for a fall look.

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Emerald Ariana Tank – Heather Grey ($42.00): Although I am not a fan of the price, I did like this tank. I thought it was easy to wear and the lace gave it a girly feel. The suggested pairing was with the jeans I received and flats, which is exactly what I did.

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This time, Lily decided to get in on the photo fun. It almost looks like she’s smiling at the camera.

With a 60% satisfaction rating, this Dia & Co. box was okay. I was a little confused by my stylist’s picks – we are entering fall and I’m still getting summer items. I know that I live in Florida, but I do like my look to be in tune with the current season. The jeans were my favorite piece, but I know the green Emerald top will get a lot of wear this fall/winter.

So, what did you think of my looks from Dia & Co.? Do you agree with my choices? Share a comment below and let me know.

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  • maurinsky

    I have a good butt but a bad pooch, so I hate hi-lo! But we all have our own taste and style! I’m crooked, so an asymetrical hem that is longer on the right would be fine for me.

    I got the same top in royal blue (with the buttons). I wore it one day but it was unexpectedly hot and I had to change because it was too warm.

    The jeans are fab!

    I also got a t-shirt top with tuxedo tails which I love, but I haven’t figure out how to fit it into my wardrobe yet; a big circle skirt in olive green that makes my waist look tiny, a cool black cardigan with some faux leather details, and a necklace. I opted to keep everything. I told my daughter I was planning to style the circle skirt with a white blouse and a purple sweater, and she said “Oh, like the Hulk”. Not quite what I had in mind!

    (btw, found this while searching for Dia & Co October 2016 unboxing)

    • Summer

      So glad that you found the review and liked your Dia & Co. selections! Thanks for the heads up on the button detail top. It looks lightweight, but I’ll hold for much cooler weather. OMG, that Hulk comment! I’m sure you’ll look much better. ?

  • Julie B

    The emerald top looks nice on you! I hope the asymmetric hemline trend goes away soon. I get the front to back hi-lo hem, it covers the butt…but side to side asymmetric just looks odd to me.

    • Summer

      I don’t mind the asymmetric hem, but it can’t go on everything. The hi-lo is great on tops, but I can’t stand it on skirts. ?

  • Haylee

    That dress was gorgeous on you, very flattering. I love asymmetrical myself, but everyone has different tastes for sure. 🙂

    • Summer

      Aww, thanks Haylee! If it was a straight hem, I’d have kept the dress.