Saturday 9: Piano
Birthday Sunday Stealing

Dia Box

I've been seeing "sponsored posts" on my Facebook feed from Dia & Co. - an apparel subscription service for women of a certain size. I took a look at the ads and wandered on over to the website, and it looked appealing.

I eventually decided, "Aw, what the hell," and filled out their style survey. However, being the suspicious sort, I asked my Facebook tribe if anyone had tried it and, if so, how they liked it.

The lovely and talented Heather responded with a generally positive review. She also sent me a link that would land her a credit on her next box.

Then I waited a couple days. Finally I went ahead and pulled the trigger.

My box arrived today!

It contained:

  • a pair of olive bootcut jeans
  • a dark teal cowl neck sweater
  • a floral-patterned tunic top
  • a red and black print dress
  • a cute turquoise beaded necklace.

I tried the jeans on first. They fit nicely in the waist and hips, but were way, way too long. Back they go.

Next up, the dress.

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Joe's reaction? "Oh, I really like that!"

So do I! It's long enough, for one thing, and stretchy through the waist. The fabric is a soft, silky jersey-type knit. Normally, I would pass this print right by, but it's actually quite nice. However, I thought about sending it back because I just don't wear dresses that much. When I said as much to Joe, he said, "No! Keep it!"

Your wish is my command, darlin'.

On to the tunic. This was another print that I would have passed up if I saw it in a store.

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It's hard to see, but there's a wide black band at the bottom of the piece, so it really is a tunic. The print is quite lovely, and there are cool zippers on either side that you can use to change the fit a bit. It feels quite smooth and light. I like the three-quarter sleeves, too.

It also got the Joe Flynn Seal of Approval ™. Into my dresser it goes!

If you squint, you might be able to see the necklace twinkling against the print. I decided as soon as I saw it that it was a keeper.

Finally, here's the cowl neck sweater. I. Love. It.

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This is my favorite piece. It's so soft!! It's acrylic and nylon, so it's not itchy at all. And, it's long enough. The back is a little longer than the front, but not obnoxiously so. Hey, it covers my butt, so that's a definite plus. In fact, it's long enough that I might be brave enough to wear it with leggings and boots.

All in all, I think my first box is a definite win. And, it wasn't exorbitantly expensive - a little spendy altogether, but each piece is fairly priced. Plus, the sylist stayed within the budget range I set in my "style profile." I'm not setting this up for automagic delivery, only because I want control over when I order. Also, I'm going to have other things on my mind in the next few months and my money is going to have to cover deductibles and coinsurance for a little while.

So thanks, Dia & Co. Nicely done!

 

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