My First Dia & Co Box

So, one of my vices lately has been joining a crazy amount of Facebook groups. I’m in all kinds, but the two predominant types are blogger support groups and subscription box groups. Those subscription box groups? Well, that’s where I heard about Dia & Co, and I was intrigued.

You guys know I’m a huge fan of Stitch Fix and have been for a while. That said, I am at the top of their size range, and often their stuff just doesn’t fit me the way it should, and bigger sizes aren’t available. I’m between a 12/14 on the bottom and a solid XL on the top, and that just makes things difficult sometimes. Sometimes you just need bigger sizes.

Dia & Co Review

That brings me to Dia & Co. While they’re very similar to Stitch Fix in the method they operate, there’s something just a little bit different about them. The primary one? Their sizes start at size 10 and go up! They also assign you a specific stylist that calls you to go over what you do and don’t like, what you’re looking for, etc. before starting on your box. I also got the sweetest handwritten note and LOVED that personal touch. Each item also gets a Dia & Co tag with ideas on how to style the piece.

Dia and Co Note

Dia & Co Tag

So, let’s get to my box, shall we? I’ll go through it the same way I go through my Stitch Fix boxes – each item and my thoughts about it. (Also, sorry these photos aren’t the best. That’s what happens when you try to take photos when the toddler is awake!)

Item 1 & 2 – Stylus Knit Blazer, Modern Pink – XL – $68 and Modamix Sleeveless Cinched Waist Dress, Black – 16W – $55

Stylus Knit Blazer, Modern Pink - XL - $68 and Modamix Sleeveless Cinched Waist Dress, Black - 16W - $55

The second I opened my box, I saw this bright pink blazer, and it didn’t disappoint. It’s soft, fits perfectly, and has the cutest striped lining. The only thing? It’s May, and Virginia is only going to get hotter until fall arrives. It’s a cute finishing piece, and I really enjoyed trying it on – something I might not have picked out for myself but I’m so glad Nadia did.

As for the dress, it just wasn’t me. It was also way too big as I’m more of a size 14 nowadays. You can’t tell from the photo, but it’s sleeveless. The length is also a big weird on me. I sent both of these back.

Item 3 – Jones New York Chevron Short Sleeved Top/ Black Multi 16/ $56

Jones New York Chevron Short Sleeved Top/ Black Multi 16/ $56

This shirt was Chris’ favorite. I like the idea of the pattern, but it seemed SO busy for me between that and the neckline with the sheer panel. The sleeves on this were also super tight, as in cutting off my circulation tight. Back it went.

Item 4 – Calvin Klein Striped Sleeveless Blouse, Black/White L – $48 (With the blazer again)

Calvin Klein Striped Sleeveless Blouse, Black/White L - $48

This is the piece I was most drawn to when I pulled it out of the box, and for good reason. I love stripes, but the back is a solid, super comfortable stretchy material. The large fits me perfectly, and since this is sleeveless, I can wear it to work with a cardigan or all summer with some brightly colored shorts. Needless to say, this one was a keeper.

Item 5 – Tear Drop Pendant Earrings/ $16

Tear Drop Pendant Earrings

When I spoke to Nadia, she asked if I was open to getting jewelry, and since I’ve generally had good luck with it, I said yes. These earrings were beautiful, but just too heavy for me. If I wear earrings that are heavy at all, my ears start to hurt and I get a headache. Sent these back.

So am I glad I tried it? All in all, yes. I am really glad I gave Dia & Co a shot. Will I do it again? I think so, at least as long as I’m in their size range! I love the unique personalized touches they have – the phone call, the handwritten note – and it’s awesome that everything fit or was too big for a change (except those sleeves!). I love that more companies are starting to cater to women of all sizes, and I’m so excited to watch this one grow.

You can check out Dia & Co here. They don’t have referral links at this point, but if you decide to sign up, please do me a favor and mention my name – it gives me a 20% discount off a future box!

What did you think of my box? Would you try Dia & Co?

 

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12 Responses

  1. I have never heard of this company, and hello! I love stitch fix. I will have to check this out! Those earrings were very cute and everything looked flattering on you! Thanks for sharing

  2. I’ve always wanted to do one of these! I’m glad to hear your feedback on Stich Fix, too. I’m probably in the same size range as you, and I didn’t want to be automatically discouraged from it. But I love the experience you had with Dia & Co. The handwritten note really makes me want to try it out!

    1. I definitely recommend trying at least once.. I mean, I waste $20 at Target all the time, so if nothing worked it’s not HUGE deal. Let me know if you do try it – I love to read these posts too!

  3. oh I love the earrings too bad they were heavy. I can’t do heavy earrings either. Ouch. Love the striped top that you kept!

    1. Heavy earrings are the WORST. It’s why I don’t really wear a lot of big ones, and the big ones I do have are super light.

  4. Wow! What a cool company!….they even sent a personalized card! The card alone would make me feel extra special. So, did they create th outfits or did you put the outfits together? All outfits were cute and I happen to agree with why you liked or disliked a piece…however, I really really like the shirt that was cutting off your circulation, for myself

    1. Honestly, they sent things that just happened to go together… and I happened to wear black pants to work that day, so I just kept them on. Pure coincidence!

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