Styling With Dia & Co
So let me be the first to say, I can be a clothing hoarder with attachment issues. Now that I’ve admitted to that, let’s proceed. For the past year or so, I’ve really been working on that. I invite friends over to take what they want from my closet because I tend to buy things that make me swoon in that moment then discover months (sometimes years) later that I have yet to wear. It just became a huge waste of money.
I continued to purge my closets, while admittedly purchasing clothing here and there in the meantime, I discovered Dia & Co. as I was following some of my favorite plus size bloggers.
What is Dia & Co.? They are an online personal styling service for women sizes 14 and up. They have you answer a series of questions in regards to your body type, height, what sizes your top, bottom, and bra are etc.. Dia & Co. will then ask about your fit and your personal style. So if you don’t like animal print, you can choose that as a style option they should avoid sending you. After providing them with all of that information, one of their stylist there will hand select the clothing and accessories that best fit your personal style. The part that I LOVE about all of this, is that I don’t have to keep everything they send me
Now I’ll admit, they do ask a lot of questions. At one point I thought they were going to ask for my birth certificate with as many questions as they asked but, I get it. They want you to be satisfied with the items they send you and want to make sure the fit and style works for you. Out of everything I received in my box, probably only one thing was a miss but I didn’t think that was a big deal.
When you receive your clothing from Dia &Co., they give you 5 days to try on the clothing and pick what you want. Whatever doesn’t float your boat and you prefer not to keep, you can send it back to them in their prepaid postage return bag. This is great for a few reasons. 1. You won’t become a clothing hoarder like me and have to invite your friends over to take it off your hands. 2. You get clothing that you may have seen online but were unsure if you wanted to purchase because you weren’t ready to commit to something that might not fit. Let’s say you like it and it doesn’t fit, you can send it back and exchange for another size.
You’re probably thinking, “Well all of this sounds great but, what’s the catch? There really isn’t a catch but like any successful business, there are fees associated with it. There is a $20 styling fee because, nothing in this world comes for free BUT, that $20 gets credited to whatever you decide to keep. They offer a few different subscription plans so you can choose when you’d like to have your box sent to you. Whatever you choose to keep you will also be charged, what I call, a very fair price for with up to 20% if you keep everything. Let’s say you get tired of Dia & Co for whatever reason or decide to take a brief break from them. Dia & Co. allows you to “break” or “pause” your subscription.
So, looking to create more closet space and de-clutter your life? I’d say you should at least try them out! Check out a few of the pieces I got below after giving them a try.
P.S. I’ve added some behind the scenes pics in the mix because I’m a mess and this is a known fact.
Blue Dress: Dia &Co.
Black Heels: Torrid
Both Crochet Bags Handmade by me
Black Sweater: Dia &Co.
Distressed Denim Jeans: Dia &Co.
Red Wedges: Torrid
Color block earrings: Kadokele