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Dia & Co. Clothing Subscription Box Review – October 2017

Dia and Co October 2017 - box

Dia & Co. is a monthly plus size clothing subscription box that is personally curated for you by a Dia stylist. Upon enrolling with Dia, I filled out an extensive survey asking me about my clothing size/weight/height, price range, and also my style likes and dislikes. Every month my stylist selects five pieces that could be clothes or accessories to try out. If I like them, I have the option of buying them. There is a $20 per month service fee, but the fee can be applied to any purchases I opt to make. A 20% discount is applied if I choose to keep all five pieces too!

The items in my box are chosen personally for me dependent and reflective of my style and price preference, so the package you receive from Dia & Co. may be entirely different than mine!

Check out all of our Plus Size Clothing Subscription reviews to see all the different subscription box options!

Dia and Co October 2017 - box opened

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Dia and Co October 2017 - review of clothing stacked

The Subscription Box: Dia & Co.

The Cost: $20 Styling fee (Pay for whatever items you keep minus the $20 credit)

The Products: 5 plus-size clothing items selected for you based on your Style Profile.

Ships to: U.S. only, shipping is free both ways

Good to Know: Dia & Co. will price match! So if you like something and want to keep it, but find it for less somewhere else, Dia & Co. will sell the item to you for that price.

Also Good to Know: You can exchange pieces for a different size at no charge!

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Dia and Co October 2017 - booklet of information

The always adorable and stylish Dia & Co envelope that I look forward to every month!

Dia and Co October 2017 - letter from stylist

Enclosed in this cute envelope is a note from my stylist, Natalie, telling me why she selected the pieces she did for me along with some awesome styling tips.

Dia and Co October 2017 - Invoice

The other form is an invoice that has a detailed list of the brand, name, color, size, and price of each item she selected for me along with the grand total after the styling fee and 25% off ( if I opt to keep all five items) is applied. The savings would be $114 if I did decide to keep everything! You can’t beat that price. That amount in savings is like getting the purse and striped blouse for free!

Dia and Co October 2017 - Striped Button Down Shirt and Black pants

Dia and Co October 2017 - Striped Button Down Shirt

Luna Striped Woven Blouse by Dex Plus, Size 3x — Cost to Keep $69

This top immediately makes me think of Blondie’s Parallel Lines album cover. It makes me nostalgic for the many Thursdays in my early twenties that I spent dancing to the Smiths at 80s night with my friends. I really love the details on the chest pockets and the buttoned rolled up sleeves. Button downs can be a drag for an ample busted, bodacious babe such as myself, but there was no gapping on this blouse! Hallelujah! I also liked that the shirt was a bit loose on me. The woven material doesn’t have a lot of stretch, but you don’t need it due to the style and cut of this top. I paired my prized ASOS Curve Disco pants and B.A.I.T gold go-go booties with this top to complete the New Wave vibe. I could also see this styled amazingly with jeans and pointy-toed flats or tucked into a red pencil skirt with fishnets and booties. Ooh, la la!

Dia and Co October 2017 - Striped Button Down Shirt and Black pants

Dia and Co October 2017 - Velvet handbag

Dia and Co October 2017 - Velvet handbag

Cellebes Velvet Bag by Urban Expressions – Cost to Keep $35

Have I mentioned that I am a bit obsessed with velvet these days? I am a total sucker for this velvet trend and I am making this purse mine! This black crushed velvet purse harkens back to 90’s grunge style; imagine Courtney Love in her baby doll dresses and Mary Jane heels. The stitching and gold chain link strap details add sophistication to this piece. This would pair well with a cute LBD with leopard platforms and a leather biker jacket or amp up a casual outfit of jeans and a vintage t-shirt easily. This purse’s versatility makes it an awesome find and a great value.

Dia and Co October 2017 - Velvet bell sleeved top

Dia and Co October 2017 - Velvet bell sleeved top

Sophia Flutter Sleeve Knit Tee in Navy by B.Curvy, Size 3x — Cost to Keep $85

YES! MORE VELVET! This rich navy, crushed velvet, bell-sleeved top is perfect for all your witchy October looks. The fabric of this top is rather comfortable and has ample stretch. The length is a bit long, but that can be fixed by tucking the top into one’s bottoms or belting it like I did. This top would look amazing with a mini skirt and patterned tights and booties. I opted to style this gorgeous top with a floppy hat, my go-to western belt from eBay, Torrid Bad Sandy heels, a necklace from my last Jewelry Subscription review, and pants that were also included in this month’s box.

Dia and Co October 2017 - black pants

Dia and Co October 2017 - black pants

Dia and Co October 2017 - black pants

Stockholm Sueded Skinny Jeans by Slink Jeans in Charcoal Grey, Size 24 – Cost to Keep $98

Slink Jeans are designed specifically for curvy women— and it really shows. Their fit is phenomenal. I have received Slink brand jeans in many of my subscription boxes before and they never disappoint. This pair is unique due to the soft suede-like fabric they are made from. The pants have some stretch and embrace every curve of one’s body amazingly well. I generally prefer skinny leg styles to boot cut, but there are exceptions to every rule. These pants are very flattering on and would pair well with everything from a vintage band shirt and boots to a button-down blouse and heels in the workplace.

Dia and Co October 2017 - graphic printed short sleeve dress

Dia and Co October 2017 - graphic printed short sleeve dress

Dia and Co October 2017 - graphic printed short sleeve dress

Dia and Co October 2017 - graphic printed short sleeve dress

Dia and Co October 2017 - graphic printed short sleeve dress with leather bomber jacket

Cassie Sweetheart Dress by Leota for Dia & Co, Size 3x — Cost to Keep $89

When I first saw this dress I was slightly bummed by the color scheme since it is so summery. That isn’t to say I didn’t like it, but I am in an Autumn state of mind and long for deep jewel tones and rusts. I did pep up when I realized this was a Leota dress. I became familiar with Leota a few months ago through my first review for MSA! Leota makes flatteringly body-conscious dresses that have a Joan Holloway from Mad Men quality to them. The fabric of this dress has ample stretch and fits like a glove. I opted to style it with my trusty faux leather biker jacket, Bad Sandy heels, and a Leota fan that was in my swag bag from Curvy Con. I couldn’t resist using that as a prop for these photos, but can you really blame me? This dress would also look great styled with a cardigan and flats for a more low key office look.

Verdict: This month’s Dia & Co box was filled with some fantastic pieces, but it didn’t wow me like last month’s box. I adored the striped top and both crushed velvet pieces that Natalie selected for me, but I was kind of taken aback by the Leota dress being included. It was gorgeous but felt slightly out of place with the rest of the pieces. I requested too in my last month’s feedback that pieces from the Dia & Co fashion show at Curvy Con be included in my box, but they weren’t sadly. There is always next time, right? That all being said, I did enjoy this month’s picks and am excited to see what Natalie sends me next month. Dia & Co remains one of my favorite boxes to get because it brings the mall to your doorstep. This is only improved by the pieces exclusively made for Dia & Co! That $20 styling fee is well worth it for such a personalized and convenient service.

What did you get from Dia & Co this month that you love?

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Written by Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder is a self-proclaimed clothing fiend and is new to the subscription box world. She loves boxes like Gwynnie Bee because she can play around with styles she may not have before!

Posted in Clothing & Fashion Subscription Boxes, Plus Size Clothing Subscriptions, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: dia & co | 30 comments

Comments (30)

  1. First outfit makes you look AMAZING! Love the whole look all the way down to your hair!

  2. I admire your sense of style and adventure; knowing what looks good, you’re not afraid of trying something new and different. I learn a lot by how you mix and match!! You have nice writing skills with great descriptions and an enthusiasm I envy. Keep up the good work.

  3. Nicole, you have hands down the best style!!! Everything you put on looks fantastic!

  4. I went and looked up the Leota brand to see if they made my size. They do, but gee, are those dresses out of my typical price range. Which is too bad because I really like a lot of them.

    Am I the only person who wears whatever colors I feel like, even if seasonally inappropriate? I think the last dress you got is great and I would totally keep it.

    • Thanks, Ragan! If you want to try them out get Gwynnie Bee! They are one of the mainstay brands through them. Plus if you have Dia & Co you can request the Leota brand. They apply $20 styling fee to anything you purchase.

      Nah, I mean I just personally am really feeling all the jewel tones this season. And I am not much of a fan of hot pink any season though, the. But this dress is the exceptional! Glad you liked it!

      • Ah, I am size 2 so I can’t do Gwinnie Bee or Dia & Co. (I still read the reviews because sometimes there are cool things that also come in smaller sizes.) If there is another service out there that anyone knows of that carries that brand I would be interested. Or maybe I will join Leota’s mailing list and see if there are Black Friday sales.

        I am so into hot pink lately (which is weird for me, by the way) that my husband is making fun of me.

      • Awe, totally understood. And that makes sense! I definitely appreciate looking at different reviews for a variety of sizes. I get inspired by them all.

        I will ask around and see if Leota is included in other subscription boxes. And i definitely would say join their mailing list too. It definitely doesn’t hurt.

        Hahaha, hey! You do you and wear all the hot pink you like! Personally, for me, hot pink makes me look so pink due to my skin tone that I tend to avoid it. Which is funny because I used to wear LOTS of hot pink years ago. Go figure!

  5. I feel like YOU should be a stylist… have you ever thought about working for one of these subscription boxes? 🙂

    (P.S. My fave outfit was the one with the striped shirt. I’m a sucker for black and white, and especially black and white stripes!)

    • Elle Em, I do love to style. I used to work with a photographer and he always said I would be an amazing stylist more so than model. I like doing both, though! Who knows, but I really do love reviewing. It comes pretty naturally to me.

      And thanks! I love that top too. All the black and white stripes!

      Thanks again for checking out my review. I really do appreciate it!

  6. That dress looks amazing on You!

    • Thank you, Lynsey! 🙂

  7. Holy cow your stylists are nailing it this month. I love every one of these outfits on you!

    • I know, right? My stylists are all SLAYING this month! Thank you for checking out my review btw!

  8. What a great box. You look fabulous in everything!

    • Awe, thank you, Heather! That is so sweet of you to say! And it was a good box for sure.

  9. Please tell me where you got that amazing faux leather moto jacket?
    Looking great as always!

    • Thank you, Rachel! I got that jacket from JC Penney on sale a few months ago. It is from Ashley Nell Tipton’s Boutique line! I cannot suggest them enough. Her jeans were the only ones I would wear for a while because they had a perfect skinny leg and I always could find them rather cheap! I hope you have lucky finding it! BTW her line’s fit is more like a vanity size. That jacket is a 1x and I am usually a 3x or sometimes a 2x depending on the brand. I hope that helps!

  10. You look beautiful in the dress. You should keep it, even if you put it away until the spring.

    • Thank you, Kat. I ended up sending it back. But a lot of my other subscription boxes offer Leota styles, so I sense there will be another one soon!

  11. Nicole, I love your reviews so much I hate to ask – but – could you show one picture of each shirt without a belt. I never wear belts so I’d like to see the cut of the shirts as they are. You remain my hero.

    • Rachelle, that totally makes sense. I will take that into account when styling some of the items for sure! I always want to give the best idea of how pieces fit.

    • And thanks for following my reviews. That means a lot to me!

  12. I love reading your reviews, Nicole! You have such a fun, distinct sense of style. My style is more subdued, but seeing the way you style the items helps nudge me out of my fashion comfort zone 🙂

    • Awe shucks! Thanks, Jessica! I love trying out new styles and seeing how to make them work for me, so I am glad to get you thinking like that too! Fashion is totally meant to be a fun self expression as far as I am concerned! Thanks for checking out my review!

  13. You look so good in all of them, especially that dress!

    • Thank you so much, Shannon R.! his month’s box was pretty cute!

  14. I LOVE that dress, it’s so pretty!

    • Thank you, Sara! It is really cute for sure!

  15. That dress looks SO good on you!!!! It’s very flattering, even if it’s summer!

    • Thank you, Bria! I love Leota’s styles because they have such flattering cuts. This one is definitely adorable.

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