So I mentioned in previous blog posts that I tend to be style challenged and even enlisted some help from fellow bloggers which I never followed up on but either way I have read about stitch fix and thought that was an awesome idea. I looked at stitch fix and I tend to be on the larger side and the upper limit for them is a size 14 which I am about a 10-12-14 size in most clothing. I came upon Dia & Co. which specializes in larger sizes which I thought would be great because why not be in the lower range than the upper range. I filled out the questionnaire and detailed how I normally dress, the size I currently wear and price point I would like to stick to. Being a working mom I need my clothes to be easy to wear and not too pricey. I also read a couple of reviews that the sytlists would call you to consult which I liked. Well I decided to try it for the $20 styling even if I didnt like anything it was worth a try.
I got my box on Sunday and this is how it came:
The items included the following:
This was the sweater which was grey and had mesh panels. The size was XXL and as you can tell it is huge!!! I have never worn a shirt that large and I indicated in the questionnair that I wear between a large and x-large in tops. The sweater price was $45 which for me is a little pricey for a top. This went back because it was too large.
Next was this black chiffon blouse which was a 1x again way too big. I also do not like sleeveless tops since I am super self conscious of my arms which I also stated in the questionnaire. The blouse was $64.99 and I also returned it because it was too big and was not a fan of the look plus the price was too expensive for me.Next was the faux leather pant leggings. I am not a big fan of leggings to begin with and I do not like faux leather which I also indicated. As you can see its huge and again never have I worn a size that large before. The price was $69 which was also too expensive, I did not like them and the pants were too big.
I did not take a picture of me wearing the scarf but it was a purple infinity scarf which cost $35. The price is too expensive for a scarf so I returned it.I did keep one article of clothing which was this dress:
I dont own or wear many dresses since I tend to have an issue with fit since I am large chested and my middle is also large. I feel boxy in them or they just make me feel bigger. The dress is a size 14 and I think overall its a nice dress. Am I absolutely in love not really but the dress cost $45 so it was not bad plus the styling fee gets credited from my purchase so it would cost me an additional $25 to keep it. I decided to keep it and wear it on a date night or if we are going out with dark tights and boots.
The total for the box was $187.19 if I would have kept everything given the 20% discount.
I am still on the fence if I want to give them another chance or if I should try stitch fix.
What do you think?
P.S. Sorry for the bathroom pics. I do not have a full length mirror. I need to buy one 🙂
I sent the following email to Dia & Co. to express my dissatisfaction with my first box:
I just got my 1st Dia&Co. box and was a little disappointed. The sizing was way off with the shirt being an 1x, the sweater was an xxl and the leggings being 1x. I stated in my profile that I wear between a large and extra large in most clothes and wear a size 10-12 in pants. I did like the dress which was a size 14 which I will keep but everything else will go back. I thought I would get a call to discuss my style since leather leggings was not something I would have ever worn or bought.