When you fill out your profiles on Dia & Co you provide a lot of information about your sizes, style choices, likes and dislikes. I said how much I don’t like button-down shirts – oh they’re horrible on me! 🙂 When my first box arrived, it came with a personal note from my stylist about what she chose for me and ideas of how to wear it. This is SUPER HELPFUL!
They sent a necklace, scarf, top, pants and a dress. This was the scarf – it was soft but bulky ($36).
This t-shirt ($48) was a cute pattern but it was sort of see through. I tried it on with the necklace that they sent ($25). It was cute-ish but I was a little uncomfortable in it – I guess I’m more modest in my old age. I did keep the necklace. I love that they ALWAYS have some $25 item – because then when you buy it – you’re only paying $5 because you get the $20 credit.
Here’s me with the scarf. I’m not great with knowing how to wear a scarf so I never could figure this out and did not keep it.
They also sent this pair of leggings with a faux leather front panel ($69). While they’re cute – I have one pair of black leggings and that’s enough – especially for the $70 price tag.
The last item was a long sleeve, black dress ($89). As you can see – it really just had no zing – it was like a big giant black sack. I definitely wasn’t keeping this one.
Here’s the statement you get with the box – it outlines all of the items and the cost. You also could get a 20% discount if you keep the whole box. If I was starting from scratch with a wardrobe – it might be more of an option – but for me – I have been keeping one item.
After you get your box and have your decisions made – there’s a big bag that you put your returns in and pop them in a mail box. Then you go on Dia.com and fill out a survey letting them know what you’re keeping/returning and any notes on the fit, style, color, etc.
Cut to a couple of months later – here’s my third box. After the 2nd box I asked for brighter colors and no more pants. I have a lot of pants – so I don’t really need more.
Here’s a chiffon coral pleated tank ($59) – the tank was cute but a little tight at the bottom so I didn’t like how it fit. I think a size larger would have been too big on top. Looking at this pic though – it does look cute.
My stylist recommended I try this with the black & white cardigan ($42). The open cardigan is nice & long and has pockets. It’s super light weight and comfy.
This hummingbird scarf was also in the box ($25) – it’s sort of a green-ish mustard-y color but more green than yellow. It’s very lightweight and see through. Normally – this would be the $25 item that I would keep…but not today!
I was pretty much decided that I would be picking between the b/w cardigan and the mint hoodie. The mint hoodie is $10 more – but it’s super cute. I put the decision to the people – and the people resoundingly chose the mint hoodie – so the decision was made for me. I kept the mint! I actually have it on as I write this and it’s super cozy!
There was also a super cute fit & flare dress ($118) – it fits great, it looks great – but it’s too expensive. I wear dresses a lot in the summer but really don’t want to pay more than $50 for one. It was super cute though!
Here’s my bill of goods for the items in box 3 – it was a lot better – and I was really excited to fill everything out and get another box.
Dia & Co:
- $20 styling fee (credit towards purchase)
- monthly box
- purchase only
- free returns
- personalized stylist
- items are expensive
- stylists improve over time
- clothing more unique
- pushes your comfort zone
- $35/month for 1 item (can go up to 5)
- unlimited exchanges
- rental of clothing, purchase available
- free returns
- you’re your own stylist
- items are more affordable
- lots of options to try
- items do seem a bit similar after a while – lots of similar options in variety of colors
- Melissa McCarthy brand!