Dia&Co. Reveal (October Box)

My latest Dia&Co. box arrived over the weekend, and I finally had a chance to try everything on. Some things that I thought would work, didn’t, but others that I really didn’t think would look good, did. Color me surprised! I like that I’m building my wardrobe with items that fit and pieces of clothing that reflect who I am, or at least who I think I want to be.

A little info about Dia&Co.:

Dia&Co. is a plus size styling service catering to women who wear a sizes 14-28. Basically, you fill out a style profile, pay a $20 styling fee, chat with your stylist to see what you’re interested in, 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?

They’re also in the middle of a style challenge on Instagram right now. There are different prompts every day for the rest of October. Do a quick search for #DiaStyleChallenge if you want to participate! I play along when I can, and it’s been pretty fun!

Since my photographer (the husband) was out of town for this reveal, I enlisted my sister-in-law for help, and thank goodness she was available, because she let me use some of her accessories, too. Funny thing about packing and going on a trip for two months with two little people: you kinda forget to pack for yourself. Yours truly forgot to pack more than one pair of shoes (so I’ve been sporting my Birks all day, everyday), and I didn’t pack anything with long sleeves (and it’s been in the 40s here in the mornings).

Anywho, that’s all a story for another day. Back to this month’s box…

Dia&Co. Reveal

Here’s my October Dia&Co. reveal:

Item 1: Lucky Brand – Embroidered Elephant Top – $59.50

Lucky Brand - Embroidered Elephant Top
Lucky Brand - Embroidered Elephant Top

My thoughts:
I truly didn’t know what to think of this when I saw it. I mean, it’s a giant elephant embroidered on the front of my shirt. I’m all for loving on elephants, but sprawled across my belly? I don’t know. I was totally against this shirt before I even put it on, but then I wore it and saw myself in the mirror and I really liked it. This sounds weird to say, but the elephant hugged me in all the right places. I loved that the trunk wrapped around my middle, and that it was a funky design. I also liked the navy blue; I’m discovering colors I really like, and navy blue is one of them.

Verdict:
I actually liked it, and could see myself wearing it, but this one is unfortunately going back, only because there’s no way I can spend $60 on a tank top.

Item 2: Fashion to Figure – Cargo Jacket – $48.90

Fashion to Figure - Cargo Jacket

Fashion to Figure - Cargo Jacket

My thoughts:
When I first tried this one, I said, “Bummer,” because it was tight in my upper arms. I wanted to like it, but I dismissed it right off the bat. But then I put it back on for the photos, and my sister-in-law’s eyes lit up when she saw it on me. The compliments just kept coming, and I forgot all about the tightness in the arms. I saw myself in it and really liked it. Plus, the color is lovely (apparently olive works for me, too), and the style just worked. I also liked that it’s lightweight, so I can wear it more often.

Verdict:
I want to say that this is a keeper? I’m still a tiny bit torn, only because of the arm situation (although, let’s hope the weight loss keeps coming). Totally undecided, but I need to decide ASAP!

Item 3: Style & Co – Skinny Jeggings – $56.50

Style & Co - Skinny Jeggings

 
Style & Co - Skinny Jeggings
My thoughts:
I came out to New Mexico with one pair of jean capris, two pairs of maternity khakis, and a goal to find more jeans/pants that fit. I’ve been on the prowl, and have already tried on several pairs of jeans, only to leave discouraged. They’ll either fit in the leg, but not in the waist, or they’ll fit in the hips, but then be gigantic in the legs. (Thanks, 9-pound children, for making my hips even wider than they were before.) So when I tried these on, and they fit in all the right places*, I immediately took the tags off and didn’t think twice. 
 
*They’re a tad-bit long, so I think when I get home I’ll swing them by the tailor and see if they can get the length to fit me a little better.
 **By the way, recognize that top? It was from my second Dia & Co. box. I still love it!
 
Verdict:
Keeping them!
 

Item 4: Junarose – Center Detailed Short Sleeve Peplum Top

Junarose - Center Detailed Short Sleeve Peplum Top

Junarose - Center Detailed Short Sleeve Peplum Top

My thoughts:
I immediately LOVED the color. It’s like a pretty coral that’s slightly on the pink side. Loved it. I’ve seen this style of shirt around, so I was curious how it’d work on me. Unfortunately, it made me look really boxy or square.

Verdict:
Sending back. Loved the color, but that wasn’t enough to make me keep it.

Item 5: C’est Ca – Tulle Skirt – $119.00

C'est Ca - Tulle Skirt

C'est Ca - Tulle Skirt

C'est Ca - Tulle Skirt

My thoughts:
Honestly, this was my reaction: Waah-waah. I reallllllllly wanted this to work, but there were too many factors working against me for this skirt. First, It was probably a size too big, so it didn’t fit snug enough on my waist. Second, unless I was holding out the skirt (like in the first two pictures) the tulle poofed out at the top just enough to make me look like a blueberry muffin top (like in the sad last picture). Also, the length was too long for this to work. I have a ridiculously short torso, so if I hiked the skirt up any higher, it completely cut me off. The final straw was the price. Unless it fit me perfectly, I couldn’t spend that much on a skirt.

Verdict:
No way, jose. Sending back.

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So that’s my Dia&Co box reveal this month.
Let me know what you think I should keep and what should go back in the comments.
And don’t for get to sign up for a box of your own!

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16 Comments

  1. I like the elephant tank, but I’m with you in that I could never spend $60 on a tank top. Love the olive jacket,-it looks great on you and it’s a good price, I hope you keep it! And I totally agree on finding a good-fitting pair of jeans-go with it!

  2. That’s too bad about the skirt, I love tulle skirts and have been looking for one as well. And that jacket is great! If the arms are a little too tight could you maybe exchange it for a larger size? I’ve heard other clothes subscription services do that.

    1. I thought about asking for a bigger size, but I like that it fits me snug everywhere else, and I think it wouldn’t have the same look to it if it was baggy elsewhere. So! My plan is to keep it, and just keep on keeping on with the weight loss 🙂

  3. Great choices! I love the olive cargo jacket and the jeggings. The elephant tank is cute, but I hear you on the price. I bet you look good in tan and brown, too. I’m an Autumn, so those are my colors as well as olive green. ?
    Susan

  4. I LOVE the olive jacket. I have one similar and it is probably my most worn piece throughout fall! It looks great on you. I say it’s definitely a keeper 🙂

  5. Navy and olive are DEFINITELY good colors for you! I love that elephant tank, too! And I’m so sad for you that skirt didn’t work. What a fun idea!

  6. I’ve seeing more and more of these subscription boxes and this one is one of the coolest I’ve seen. Although the elephant tank is pricey it can be one of those signature shirts that you wear enough to get your money’s worth. The jacket is my second favorite, it fits you well and looks comfy, a hard mix to find in this fashion crazy world.

  7. I just received my first box and I am having a hard time deciding on what I want to keep. I really like everything in my box! I love that jacket on you and hope you decided to keep it! The pants were also great!

  8. I have to voice my opinion on not being able to spend $60 on a tank. I used to think this way, but no more. That tank has so much more to offer than just being what we think of as a tank. A piece like that makes a statement when we just wear jeans or leggings. It could be worn alone or with your awesome green jacket. Being stuck with so little fun or statement pieces in Plus sizes, I would have loved that one. And I bet lots of compliments and “where did you get that?”

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