Dia & Co. Subscription Review – May 2018

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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 25% discount.

There’s a personalized letter waiting for you when you open the box.

Everything is neatly folded and packed.

The invoice for Dia & Co. shows the price of each item plus my potential discount if I opt to keep all of the pieces.

The stylist’s note introduces you to your stylist, provides insight on the selections, and offers suggestions on how to style the garments.

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 workday outdoors and live in Florida where it is VERY humid, so I need clothes that are climate-friendly and easy care.

Tammy Necklace ($28.00): This is a great long, layering necklace.  It has a simple design of arrowheads and beads on a fine chain done in gold tone. I liked the necklace but have so many similar pieces. What I’m really in need of are shorter necklaces (collar length).

East Adeline | Malibu Kimono Sleeve Knee Length Dress ($65.00): I wasn’t really sure what to make of this dress. It’s hard to see in the picture, but the body has a fine blue and white check pattern. That paired with the bold colored design along the hem and sleeve seemed very busy to me. I did like the jersey material because it is somewhat forgiving.

nanete Nanette Lepore | Sylvia Blouse with Ruffle Sleeve ($69.00):  My first reaction to this top was that it reminded me of curtains my mom used to have back in the early ’80s. LOL! It’s a pretty spring flower pattern. I did like the style of this polyester top and think it would have been a must-have for me if the pattern were slightly different. The ruffled sleeves were fun and added a little extra detail to make this stand out. The top hits just at the waist, so I would have to wear a cami underneath to prevent my belly from showing if I was reaching overhead.

East Adeline | Jasmine Knotted VNeck Tee ($45.00): I loved the pretty plum color of this shirt and the knot detail on the side. This top also features a split sleeve design. This was a bit more fitted at the bottom than I expected and a bit pricey for a tee.

Kut From The Kloth | Arlene Skinny Jeans ($89.00): These jeans were my favorite piece in this month’s box. They fit like a glove and gave me a little bit of lift in the rear thanks to the touch of stretch in them. The jeans were a medium wash with a distressed finish.

And now for the finished looks on me. I think you’ll understand why I did or didn’t like the looks after you see these. 😃

I paired the Malibu dress with a short wedge as suggested by my stylist. The look wasn’t too bad, but I felt the dress overemphasized my bust (something I try to minimize attention to). To me, this needed a belt to help break up the pattern, and the kimono sleeve didn’t add as much detail as I thought it would.

Here’s the Arlene jeans with the Sylvia top. I was surprised by how much I actually liked this look. The top was much better worn than on the hanger. I also have on the Tammy necklace, but it gets a little lost in the pattern of the blouse.

Here’s the Arlene jeans with the Jasmine tee. Why am I wearing a scarf you might ask… Well, it was one of the styling suggestions on the Dia & Co. site. I didn’t like the look with the scarf – it just didn’t feel right with this particular tee. Anyway, the knot detail hit just at my problem area and seemed to highlight it, making this shirt a no-go for me.

The overall price of the box (if I kept all 5 items) was $202. This is after the $20 styling fee and 25% discount are applied. By the way, Dia & Co. does price match, so if you find something at a better price, contact them with the information to receive additional savings.

I love shopping, but I haven’t had the time lately to actually go out and try on pieces. This is one of the reasons I love my Dia & Co. subscription. I have a stylist who finds pieces based on my likes and they get shipped right to my door. I can keep what I like and provide feedback to improve future selections. While this Dia & Co. box wasn’t my favorite, I didn’t completely dislike it. My stylist did a good job of finding pieces to take me out of my comfort zone, and I’m sure my next box will be more suited to my tastes.

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

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  • Deb

    Like the jeans and Sylvia top on you. Hope you kept both! Thanks for modelling all the pieces.