My second Dia&Co box arrived earlier this week, and I was just as giddy to open it as I was the first time around. Seriously, “going” shopping without leaving my house is probably my new favorite thing.
A little info about Dia&Co: If you’ve heard of StitchFix, they’re similar, but Dia&Co specializes in fitting women who wear a size 10 and up. Basically, you fill out a style profile, pay a $20 styling fee, and then your stylist sends you five items. You have five days to try everything on and get a feel for it, then you send what you don’t want back. Then, they’ll deduct that twenty bucks from the price of anything you decide to keep. Sweet deal, right?
So back to this month’s Dia&Co reveal…
Instead of taking poor-quality selfies in our tiny hallway closet, I voluntold my husband to take pictures of me with my big girl camera. You guys, “modeling” is tough. Modelling outside is really tough. Modeling outside in Georgia during the summer is basically just stupid, especially when one of things you’re wearing is long-sleeved. On the bright side, today was the first day in months (okay, almost a year) that I wore actual non-maternity jeans. Like, they zipped all the way up and I could button them. I would’ve jumped around to celebrate, but I didn’t want to pop a button or something.
Where was I? Ah, yes: modeling. I’m not going to quit my day job for a fashion blogger’s gig, that’s for sure. This was also the first time in a really long time that I used my camera on manual. I actually went to a photo class last weekend and wanted to put what I learned into practice. I think they came out pretty good—we just need to work on focusing a little more since some of the pictures are blurry.
Okay, enough rambling. you’re here to see what I got this month! Please let me know which your favorites are in the comments—I don’t have to return things until Friday, so I can always be persuaded to keep or ditch something before then!
Here’s my second Dia&Co reveal:
Item 1: Modamix Black and White Spotted T-shirt, $48
I LOVE this shirt. It’s casual, fun, and so ridiculously comfortable that I could see myself never wanting to take it off. I really like the length, and I can’t get over the material—did I mention that yet? This is something I can wear during all seasons, too, which I appreciate.
Verdict: totally keeping
Item 2: a.n.a. Chiffon Trim Open Front Cardigan in fuchsia, $40
Uuum no. I like the color and the material, but that’s about it. It’s too big and way too long; the sleeves go way past my fingertips, and the bottom goes down almost to my knees. I’m short (5’2″), and this cardigan is almost as tall as I am! I also have several cardigans in this style already.
Verdict: sending back
Item 3: Charter Club Printed Shirt Dress, $88
My husband liked this dress on me, and out of all of the photos, I think I actually look the best in this dress…but I’m not digging it. The pattern made me feel like I should put on my pearls or gold jewelry (neither of which I own) and go to the tennis club with my girlfriends. And (spoiler alert), I don’t play tennis. It’s just not my style. (Although, the more I keep looking at the pictures, the more I want to keep it just because of how flattering it looks on me. Decisions, decisions.) Verdict: sending back (probably)
I really like how this looks on me, especially from the front. The geometric print is tiny, so it’s not obnoxious and distracting. It’s super flattering. I love the neckline and the buttons on it (hooray for a shirt I can breastfeed in, and the material is nice and soft. I think I can wear this casually or dress it up if I want to. The only interesting part that makes me slightly hesitant to definitely say, “yes,” is the top’s cut—it’s longer in the back. You can see the different length in the right photo. Thoughts?
Verdict: probably keeping
Item 5: Jessica Simpson Midi Skirt in Coral, $60
Okay, so I almost like this skirt? I mean, I want to like it, but I just…don’t. Pros: the color and the actual material—it’s so lightweight even though it’s a full skirt, and it feels really lovely on. It’s actually a little big on me (hard to tell from the pics—probably should’ve worn a different, more flattering top), but I’m not letting that factor into my decision to keep it or not (I’m assuming if I loved it they could send me a smaller size). Con: The length. This is a midi skirt, and I think I’m supposed to wear it higher up on the waist (and over a top?), but it was too big to do that. Since I can’t wear it higher, it fell in the middle of my calf, which isn’t really flattering. Also, the texture/design is just strange. I should’ve taken a close-up picture of it, but there’s just something about it that I don’t love. It almost reminds me of a 1950s kitchen towel—does that make any sense?!
Verdict: sending back