In this piece, I got the chance to collaborate with the beautiful and talented Liz of With Wonder and Whimsy. We bonded over being similarly stylish pastel sisters, and wanted to come up with a fun way of showing off these beautiful pieces while also speaking about something that means a lot to us.Read more
When it comes to being a plus size fashionista in NYC, its hard to find beautiful, comfortable, and on-trend pieces that don’t feel like they’re made for “basic” individuals. Sure, there are the Lane Bryant locations, and a section at Macy’s Herald Square that has some decent (but mostly business, “corporate” focused) brands and selections – but none of them (in my opinion) can hold a candle to the quality and versatility of Eloquii.
Some of us wake up feeling proud in the morning. Perhaps it is for your gender, sexual orientation, heritage, or the breakfast you just made – you name it, you own that confidence and pride for it. And while I have quite a bit of admiration for a lot of those elements of myself, one of the things I am the most proud of happens to lay in the middle of my right arm – my birthmark aka my hemangioma.
On my journey towards accepting all of my curves, I have decided to experiment and take a leap into the world of plus size-friendly subscription boxes. And though there are quite a few that exist throughout the interwebs, there were two I was the most interested in and wanted to give a try. The first of the two is Dia&Co which is described as the following:
“Dia&Co is a female-founded company exclusively dedicated to serving women who wear sizes 14 and up. We believe that style has the power to spark radical self-love, and we’re committed to ensuring that women of all sizes have equal access to beautiful clothes. We offer a new type of shopping experience: Our stylists take the time to get to know you, then send you hand-selected clothing and accessories that match your unique style, body and budget.”
So, what does that really mean? Well, the whole deal works like this: You pay $20 for a “styling fee”, which you can sort of think as a down payment for anything you actually end up buying from the box (which I’ll explain more about later.) At the same time, you also create a profiler so that the stylist knows what you dig, hate, and should avoid at all costs to put in your box – along with what you would like the costs of your items to be (ranging from “as low as they can go” to over $200 bucks a piece.)
You finish off your prepping process by giving other hints to the stylish (including pinning other consumer’s photos of their box items), press the completed button, and in a few days the box is on your doorstep.
So, after all of that, what actually ended up in my box? Let’s take a look!