I don't usually do this stuff, but all the sudden, I've become a direct mail kinda gal.
It started with Young Living Essential Oils. Got my oils in the mail, 16 months later, I'm still ordering every month. I do love those oils and they do work!
Then it was Monat hair products. Um... I do like some of their products. I liked what their shampoo and conditioner did for my hair - wow! But then it was like my scalp hated me and it, so no more of that. I do like their detangler, my mom loves their hairspray and I like the dry shampoo, but it doesn't go very far.
Then, it was Plexus! I've had it a month and am having to slowly get into it. Detox isn't pretty and it tried to kill me (just kidding, I'm just a whimp) but I'm ok. I am introducing a little at a time. And a new order ships next week. :)
ALL THIS TO SAY, I ORDERED DIA & CO PLUS SIZED CLOTHING DIRECT MAIL.
Ya'll, for real, I ordered this on FRIDAY and it arrived at work on MONDAY. Holy smokes, it was on fire getting here so fast! Right from the beginning, I loved the box it came in. Purple packaging tape and lined in purple inside! I love purple!
But I'm jumping ahead, let me tell you from the beginning. I chose Dia & Co because I'm a plus sized lady. I figured if they specialize in my sizes, they would probably have a better chance understanding what would look good on a chunky monkey like me. So, Dia & Co it is.
Did the survey, answered the question, requested the items I was most interested in. Picked a price range, asked for no yellow clothing, no dresses and no skirts. What do I like to show off? Ummm.. nothing. No legs, no belly, no bust, no shoulders - can I have a burlap sack with eye holes please? But, it's all good, I figure they have seen and heard it all before me.
I sent a pic of what I was wearing that day - jeans and a flowy shirt. Flip flops. The only measurements they had were my height and bra size (that I can remember). I was determined to be open-minded and try on everything I received. I figured this was part of the experience, to lean on their expertise and step out of my comfort zone. I let my coworkers rate my box and gave a show this afternoon in the office. Here is what we thought:
(One day, I'll add pictures. Not today)
First - I did receive a dress and I was ok with that. I wasn't surprised, I'd seen too many dresses and skirts in pics advertising Dia & Co. But it's all good. I'm glad they included it.
--a necklace (everyone in the office LOVED it)
--a dress in kelly green and black (they loved the dress. I was OK with the dress, just not a dress person. But it did make me consider I could wear dresses in the future, should I want to). It's going back. April picks this as her TOP PICK.
--A black soft shirt with crochet sleeves. We all loved this shirt. I would not have chosen it becasue of the sleeves, but on, I really liked it! It's a keeper! Sharon and Cyndi pick this as their TOP PICK.
--An interesting blouse with a sheerish looking white back, light blue and white stripes and florals on the front. Ther eis no way I would have tried that shirt on ever. April reaaaallllly liked it. And I did, too, once it was on. Debating on this one.
--Bright magenta ankle pants - what a FUN color! The fit in the waist, legs all that was really great. But the crotch wasn't quite right for me. So I really appreciate they sent them and the color/size but the fit wasn't super right.
Overall - they did a great job picking the right colors fo rme! The right shapes of clothing and they looked good on (according to the work trio). They said the tops were a different type of fit than what I would normally wear and they were very flattering. And Dia included tips on what else to wear these pieces with - items most folks would already have in their closet. So that was helpful, too.
Count me as impressed. Items were in the price range I chose, which were a little more high end. But this will give me a chance to learn designer names that look good on me, styles and cuts that look good and help me shop for myself later on! :)