Dia & Co. Subscription Review – November 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.

Dia & Co. have combined the invoice and stylist’s note onto one one sheet. The invoice shows  the price of each item plus my potential discount if I opt to keep all of the pieces.

Ok, Jamie… Style me gorgeous.

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 some fall transition pieces that are office friendly.

My full Dia & Co. box. I see lots of patterns and textures.

Tua Evelyn Top – Navy ($48.00): I really liked this top. The navy with ivory flowers was so pretty and different from the other tops in my wardrobe. However, this ran small. I was able to get it on, but it was a bit tight in the shoulders. Then the drama began because I got stuck trying to take it off. It was very embarrassing to have to ask for help to get out of a top. The struggle is real, y’all.

Tua Elisa Top – Black ($45.00): Another Tua top, and this one fit perfectly fine. One of the things I absolutely hate about clothing is that sizing, even in the same brand, is never consistent. It drives me crazy! Anyway, this is a heavier weight polyester top with ties at the waist. Black is always a part of my wardrobe, so this fit in well. The heavier fabric is good for cooler days and can be paired with a cardigan for extra warmth. The ties gave this top a more tailored look too.

Sandra Darren Karis Dress – Black/Magenta ($65.00): This dress was totally out of my comfort zone because of the strong pattern and bright colors, and I was surprised that I ended up liking it. It was very comfortable and didn’t cling. Plus, I was able to find it here for less and Dia did a price match for me!

Eloquii Hendrix Eyelet Lace Pencil Skirt – Black ($99.90): Again, something out of my comfort zone. I like the style of the pencil skirt, but the large eyelet lace with shorter lining is not something I would have chosen for myself. However, once I put this on, I thought it was a nice combination of conservative and sexy. This was another price match item for me. If you like this skirt, get it here for $40!

Lysse Tori Ponte Pant – Grey ($65.00): These are actually not a solid grey but a herringbone pattern. These are a VERY high waist pants – I’ll show you below. If you like stretch, the ponte knit is perfect for you. The herringbone pattern and front leg seams add a polished look to these pants.

And now for the pictures…

As Jamie suggested, I paired the black Tua top with the pants. I’m not in love with this look, and feel the slight flare in the arms with the bootcut is too much. When I wore this in real life, I ended up pairing the pants with a chunky knit sweater and ankle boots (we had a cold day). That look was more flattering on me.

Here’s the Sandra Darren dress. I paired it with flats for a day at work – I do a lot of walking. I realized that this pose makes the dress look very boxy. It was a bit more figure flattering head on.

I originally paired the Eloquii skirt with the Tua top, but my photographer (14-year-old niece) said I needed color because I looked like a funeral attendant. So, here’s my attempt to brighten up the look. Jamie suggested that the skirt would work in fall/winter with tights and booties.

I wanted to show you all how high the waist was on these pants. I’m short-waisted, but these reach up to my braline. I’ll have to get them altered to wear them at my waist.

Apart from getting stuck in a shirt, I was happy with this selection from Dia & Co. I was even happier to find some deals on my pieces and get the price match. I know the 5 day selection period goes quickly, but it does pay to take a little time and research your pieces for lower prices. I’m hoping for some more transitional pieces and some party wear for the holiday season in my next box.

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

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  • Julie

    I got the same Tua Evelyn top, and love it too, and ran into the same issue. Its tag says it’s 4X, but it’s more like a 1X because it’s only 42 inches across the chest. I’m in the same box with my box.

    • Summer

      OK, I’m so glad you commented. I thought that it something was wrong with me when it came to that top. It’s a shame that the sizing wasn’t consistent with Tua’s other tops. 🙁

  • Julie

    You are beautiful!

    • Summer

      Thank you, Julie!