Dia and Co. Summer Box Review

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Dia & Co.
Cost:  $20 Styling fee that can be used towards purchase.
Frequency:  Subscriber chooses, monthly/quarterly etc.
Shipping:  United States/ 2 Day Shipping
This post contains a referral link to Dia&Co.

 

–    For those of you that are new to Dia & Co.  it is a newer fashion subscription service that pairs clients with a stylist.  Qualitytimes7 pays for this subscription.

–     What makes Dia & Co. different is that they are for ladies size 10 and up. I have written about my fashion challenges in the past and I find this subscription takes me a bit out of my normal clothing rut, trust me this is a good thing.  I am very sensitive about the way I look in clothing and I feel like this subscription has given me a chance to love what I am wearing. If you try it I hope you feel the same.  You can see some of my past reviews by clicking here for my Winter Box or going to my subscription box list at the top of my site.

–    New subscribers take a styling quiz and discuss their preferences on the phone with a stylist.  Once your stylist has a good idea regarding your preferences,  Dia & Co. sends subscribers five pieces of clothing and accessories. I have come to truly appreciate my stylists, and they always send personal notes with each box that explain how each piece could be worn and why they chose this for me specifically.  Your $20 styling fee will be applied to your first item, if you purchase all five items you receive another 20% off.

Item One:  KIYONNA – Pullover Wrap Top – $62.00

 

–    What a beautiful wrap dress and perfect for summer temperatures.  I chose not to keep this one because I already have several wrap dresses, and way too many black dresses. Verdict:  Returned

 

Item Two:  Tua – Christina Top – $46.00

–    I fell in love with this shirt before I put it on, and the timing could not have been more perfect, I wore it with the skirt below for our 4th of July celebration.  It looks so sheer, but on it offers full coverage.  The color is so pretty and just popped and the collar was a very delicate cut. Verdict: Kept

 

Item Three:  Modamix – Mable Skirt – $69.00

–     I needed shorts for summer but this skirt did the trick.  It is so flattering and a very nice length.  The front pockets are a nice slimming touch.  It would have also looked great with top below. Verdict:  Kept

Item Four:  KIYONNA – Pullover Wrap Top – $62.00

–     Wrap tops are really flattering on plus size ladies,this Kiyonna top did not disappoint.  The color was perfect for summer and the fabric was light weight.  I thought about keeping this top for awhile.  At first I thought it may be too low cut, but it looked great on.  I decided against keeping it, only because there was a slight snag and I was afraid it may snag too easy, especially considering I run around with kids all day. Verdict:  Returned

Item Five:  Celebrity Pink – Storm Skinny Jeans – $65.00

–     I loved how soft these jeans were, but I have been purchasing blue jeans for a bit now and decided to pass this month.  I probably would have kept them in a few months, during the winter. Verdict:  Returned

Overall Value:

  Dia and Co. is the perfect service for those of us that are beyond busy or a little challenged. I often price out their clothing and find they are pretty comparable to paying non-sale prices.  I think that is fine considering you get your $20 back with purchase and another 20% off if you purchase the whole box.  The stylists also ask how much you would like to spend ahead of time and try to stay within your budget.  Finding cute plus-sized clothing can seem impossible at times, but the stylists at Dia make this look so easy.  I am grateful for each box I have received and will continue to purchase boxes.    I hope you will give them a try.

–J

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B in the Rain FabKid Outfit Two

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–    I did not have a chance to post B in her other FabKid outfit in the post from a few days ago. It has been raining so much the last two days that I have decided we need raincoats and boots, lol.  Since we could not get a sunny pic, we went out on the porch and danced. I am impressed since she has already worn this once but it still looks brand new.  I really love how cute this is, it says No 1 Love.  The shoes were free with their points system, if you review and purchase you get points.  Remember you can click my link and get one outfit free with the purchase of another ($30 off).   

If any of you have rain boots that you love, let me know.  We need to pick up two pairs!

 

FabKids April 2016 Girls Review

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B rocking her Ikat outfit.  I love how excited she gets over clothes 🙂 She picked this out herself.

FabKids
Cost:  $29.95 per outfit/monthly (but can skip any month by the 5th)
Shipping: US
Coupon: Click HERE to receive a buy one outfit get one free, a 50% discount.  Upon acceptance, this will begin a monthly subscription and you must skip by the 5th of each month on your page to not be charged. If charged, you can use the credit to purchase an outfit or item at any time. To cancel you must call FabKids.  I have done it in the past for another “Fab” subscription and it really was not a big deal, although I would prefer to just pause or cancel online.

Disclosure:  This post contains a referral link to Fabkids.

 

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–     I am not going to lie, at first I thought FabKids may be a bit overpriced.  After subscribing for a bit I have changed my mind and I will explain why. First, for those of you that are new to FabKids, each month FabKids gives subscribers adorable outfit, shoe and accessory choices for either boys or girls.  You always know when your items have arrived because they have the brightest packaging I have ever seen…pink for girls and a dark blue for boys.  One other feature that I have come to appreciate is the sales that they regularly offer.  Some months they offer buy one get one free, or buy one get one 50% off.  They also offer a points system, the more you buy, write reviews and refer, the more discounted or free items   You can see a past Back to School Review by clicking HERE or even more by looking at my list above.  

Item One: Ikat Henley Romper  and Metallic Heart Flip Flop ($29.95)

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Although our big move to New York is coming fast, right now in the South it is hot and time for summer clothing.  My favorite time to use my FabKid subscription is during the holidays (there is a holiday dress shop) and during the spring to purchase summer outfits.  You can see a past July review by clicking here.

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–    I think a romper and flip flops for under $30 is not a bad deal.  She gets quite a bit of wear out of her outfits and I really love how cute she looks.

 

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Item Two:  Love Tutu Dress  and Fab Cheetah Legging  ($29.95)

 

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–    B looks so cute in this outfit.  She has her Kindergarten ride along in June and I thought this outfit with the shoes below will be perfect.  I will try to get a picture of her up in it sometime over the next day or two. These pictures for now are from the FabKids site.

Item Three:  Fab Leopard Slip On  (Points Bonus)

–     These shoes were free through the points award system. We have purchased slip-ons in the past and B loves them.  I was really surprised how long these shoes last.  We had the pink glitter ones that are still on the site.  After awhile the white at the bottoms will get dirty but  not without a lot of wear. I actually was not going to get the cheetah outfit above at first, but then I thought, why not, they will look great with the shoes-and it does!

 Bonus Item:  Redbook Magazine Subscription (Free)

–     Each month that I purchase an outfit, I also receive a free magazine subscription.  So far I have Vogue, Rachel Ray, Living and a few others.

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Overall Value:  FabKids tends to have coupons that take amounts off certain spending amounts.  I do not purchase outfits every month, in fact I skip several.  I try to find the best deals and what B falls in love with.  In December I bought a dress, tights and boots from the Holiday Shop.  It was one of the cutest outfits I have put on my daughter and she was so proud.  For me, that is everything.  Let me know what you think and don’t forget if you click here and use my invitation, you can get a buy one get one free deal at sign up.

Dia & and Co. Spring Box Review 2016

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Dia & Co.
Cost:  $20 Styling fee that can be used towards purchase.
Frequency:  Subscriber chooses, monthly/quarterly etc.
Shipping:  United States/ 2 Day Shipping
This post contains a referral link to Dia&Co.

–       As I was leaving to hop on my Italy/Greece adventure, another Dia & Co. box arrived at my doorstep.  The timing was perfect especially considering what was inside. For those of you that are new to Dia & Co.  it is a newer fashion subscription service that pairs clients with a stylist.  Qualitytimes7 pays for this subscription.  What makes Dia & Co. different is that they are for ladies size 10 and up. I have written about my fashion challenges in the past and I find this subscription takes me a bit out of my normal clothing rut, trust me this is a good thing.  I am very sensitive about the way I look in clothing and I feel like this subscription has given me a chance to love what I am wearing. If you try it I hope you feel the same.  You can see some of my past reviews by clicking here for my Winter Box or going to my subscription box list at the top of my site.

–    New subscribers take a styling quiz and discuss their preferences on the phone with a stylist.  Once your stylist has a good idea regarding your preferences,  Dia & Co. sends subscribers five pieces of clothing and accessories. I have come to truly appreciate my stylists, and they always send personal notes with each box that explain how each piece could be worn and why they chose this for me specifically.  Your $20 styling fee will be applied to your first item, if you purchase all five items you receive another 20% off.

 

Item  One:   Taylor – Stripe Ponte Fit and Flare – $118.00

 

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–    I was not going to keep this dress originally, mainly due to it’s price tag but then I tried it on and fell in love.  It really is flattering, and perfect for a garden or tea party.  It would also work well for a wedding.Verdict:  Kept

Item One:   Modamix – Cowl Neck Chiffon Tank – $59.00

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–     When I saw this tank I immediately changed into it.  I wore it on my way to Italy on the plane.  It was a great layering piece and the color is amazing.  I had just pulled it out of the washer when I took this picture, it does need to be pulled out quickly and I would recommend washing on delicate and alone.  By far my favorite item in this month’s box.  Verdict:  Kept

 

-Item Three: Junarose – V-Neck Blouse – $79.00

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–     I like this type of  blouse since it is light weight and tends to be very flattering.  My issue is that I have several very similar items.  This sat in the box while i was gone and became a little wrinkled, which was not the fault of Dia & Co., but rather mine.  I did return this once I came back, mainly because of my multitude of black blouses. Verdict:  Returned

Item Four: Fashion to Figure – Ruched Sweater Dress – $46.90

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–     I really liked this sweater dress.  The color is earthy and it is very light.  I kept seeing it with a pair of brown leather boots and leggings.  My issue is that I don’t have the body to pull it off.  I thought maybe with a vest but that would make me too hot this time of year. Verdict:  Returned 

Item Five: BB Dakota – Patterned Peasant Blouse – $84.00

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–    This is a beautiful light weight blouse but it must have something underneath it because of the plunging neckline.  I grabbed this item second and put it in my suit case.  I love layering pieces.  I wore this all over Rome with a sports bra underneath.  I don’t know if you can tell but I did have an issue with the tie.  My first washing caused it to snag and rip.  My husband is going to attempt to re-attach I am still able to wear it.  Verdict:  Kept-but be careful when washing.

Overall Value:  I went online and did a price comparison starting with the highly priced Taylor dress.  To my surprise Taylor dresses were going for around $100 on Amazon.com and they weren’t even what I would consider the quality of the dress I received.  You can see it here.  The other items seem somewhat comparable.  I know many of you are thinking, well you could get them on sale though.  Here is my issue with plus sized clothing that looks good–it sells out way to fast.  That is probably the biggest reason I will keep getting this subscription.  I have another box on the way for April but then I am going to talk to my stylist for a switch to formal clothing.  I am heading back to law this summer and will need to start wearing suit outfits again.  What do you think of Dia & Co?  Make sure to let me know if you get a box and your opinion.

Dia and Co. Winter Box Four Review

Dia & Co.
Cost:  $20 Styling fee that can be used towards purchase.
Frequency:  Subscriber chooses, monthly/quarterly etc.
Shipping:  United States/ 2 Day Shipping

This post contains a referral link to Dia&Co.

Hello all, this blog is getting a bit dusty as I have been living life at full speed and needed to take a break.  The next few months will be just as busy as I am getting ready to head to Italy and Greece in a few weeks and my Speech and Debate team is large and going full speed ahead this year. Despite the crazy, I am happy to drop by today and offer another Dia and Co. Review.

–    I have been very impressed so far with my stylist and outfit choices.  I really like that they leave you a note each month explaining how the pieces work together and what you would need that is not included in the box, this month I need a cami, which I already have at home.  I know I have said this in the past, but it still holds true today- Women’s fashion subscriptions in the past such as Stitch Fix and Golden Tote did not offer curvy ladies a subscription. I am grateful that this is beginning to change.  That brings me to today’s fourth Dia & Co., review (where is the third… it’s coming out soon, I am doing something a bit different) a women’s fashion subscription for sizes 10 and up.  Yes, finally a subscription for the average size woman. After four boxes I have to say I am in love with this subscription service.  I am a working middle aged mother of seven. Any time I can find a subscription that saves time for my family and offers an amazing product is such a blessing.

Note:  When you first subscribe you will take a styling quiz and arrange a phone conference to give your stylist an idea of what you are looking.  Each box requires a $20 styling fee that you can use towards what you keep, and if you keep all items you receive a 20% full box discount.

Item One:  BB Dakota – Flowy Top – $80.00

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–    When I spoke with my stylist, I made sure to tell her that I am looking for comfortable piece that a teacher could wear to work.  So far she has done a fantastic job.  My items are formal enough for work but so very comfortable. The deep emerald green color of this blouse sold me on it before I even tried it on.  However, I was not expecting the middle button to pop open as soon as I put it over my head.  You can wear it with the button closed or open with a longer v opening.  I would not trust the middle button to hold in place, this requires a cami or tank.  Even with the deeper opening, I decided I loved it too much to send back.  This will be great in all seasons as it is very light and a layering piece. Verdict:  Kept

Item Two:  Zenobia – Chiffon Blouse with Center Detail – $42.00

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–    When I first saw this blouse I thought there was no way I was going to keep another black blouse, but when I put it on, I was beyond impressed with how  much it flattered my not so perfect middle.  It is also very light and a nice layering piece.  You can wear this by itself as it is dark enough to not be see-through.  My picture really does not do the piece justice, the arm details is awesome. Verdict:  Kept.

Item Three:  American Rag – Skinny Jeans – $59.50

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These jeans are sturdy and a nice color but they were a bit too short for me.  I have a high waste and very long legs.  If they fit better I may have kept them.  Verdict:  Returned

Item Four:  Junarose – Open 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan – $89.00

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–    In the winter a cardigan is always much appreciated, especially one that is as versatile and cozy as this piece by Junarose.  I chose not to keep this piece even though I loved the thickness and it was beyond comfortable, because my shoulders are just to round to pull it off.  I think if it was in a royal blue, navy or black and white it may have looked a bit better on me.  Verdict:  Returned

Item Five:  BB Dakota – Three-quarter Sleeve Crepe Dress – $72.00

–    My last item was this BB Dakota Crepe Dress. At first glance I was not going to keep it because I thought it would look like a potato sack once on; I could not have been more wrong. It hugs in all of the right place and is so light and comfortable. Another fantastic layering piece. I put the cardigan on it as you can see in the picture above, but it just did not work. The open back is really cute. Verdict: Kept

Value:      Overall the cost of each item seems to be very much on par with what you would find in stores.  I often find several similar items at Macys online and the prices are right on par.   Dia & Co, offers subscribers a personal shopper for $20 that will get to know you and your tastes. The fact that your fee can be used towards your purchase is incredible. Also the 20% off when keeping all five items is a great deal, especially since you can choose your price range. The convenience alone, not having to shop, makes this a great subscription. The items that I did not keep just went into a pre-paid envelope that was included in my box, and back they went (you have five days to decide). I will definitely continue with this subscription.

FabFitFun Winters 2015 Box Review and Coupon

Fabfitfun Winterbox 2015
FabFitFun
Cost: $49.99/quarter (four times a year)
Shipping: Continental United States and Canada
Coupon: Click here for my personal invite and to receive a coupon code for $10.00 off your first box. You will receive over $300.00 worth of items for $39.00! 

 

With Each Box FabFitFun sends a fun and visually appealing insert.  You will find a note from the editor, a full description of what is in your box and retail values, and special articles including but not limited to holiday music selections and five tips when flying.

My items arrived in fantastic shape.  I have yet to receive an item in over seven boxes that is damaged. You can see a past review by clicking here or by going to the search bar or clicking on my Subscription Box List.

Note:  The first three items had different color and scent options.  Any subscriber that is a VIP (meaning your purchased a year in advanced) is sent an email before shipping to choose what variations of items they like the most.

Item One:  Fingerless Gloves by Whitney eve and FabFitFun ($26)

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I really love these gloves.  They fit great, look stylish and of course your fingers are free, making it easier to pick things up or use your phone.  Great for the morning commute, especially if you love drinking coffee.  FFF also gave VIP members the chance to pick these up in black.  I preferred the gray.

Item Two:  Diffuser by EJH Brand (Cinnamon $37)

The diffuser by EJH Brand is beautiful and festive.  With an eco-friendly fragrance and five reeds, this is sure to be a hit at my holiday part. I have not opened this to try it because I am saving it for Christmas Eve, but I will report back later on how it worked.  VIPs were able to choose from pomegranate, cinnamon, sugar cookie or lavender scents.

Item Three:  The Donna Earbud by Friends ($80)

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These earbuds are pretty pricey.  VIP’s were able to choose from multiple colors like black and rose gold.  I really went back and forth on the colors, in the end I went with the color that matched my phone.

Item Four:  Dermalogica Travel Set ($45)

There usually is one or two items in a subscription box that make the cost well worth it, and form me it was this Dermalogica Travel Set.  In a past box I have received their serum and I still use it to this day.  This is a great brand and this kit specifically is designed to keep your skin at its best with a soap free-foaming cleansing gel, a multi-active toner and a medium weight moisturizer to smooth and balance.

Item Five:  Nail Polish by Zoya ($9)

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Another favorite item in the box, and that is strange because I normally hate receiving nail polish.  This deep berry colored Zoya is the exception, the color is incredible.  I actually already have it on.  The formula is also pretty impressive since there is no formaldehyde, formaldhyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate or camphor.

Item Six:  Candlenut Body Crème by JUARA ($35)

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Used for centuries in Indonesia, Candlenut Oil is making its way across the ocean to save our dry hands!  With ingredients that support the candlenut oil such as Lllipe Butter, Rice Bran Oil and Avocado oil, this velvety body cream hydrates.  It has a light citrus scent that is not overpowering and feels amazing going on with no major residue.

Item Seven:  Wine Stopper & Charm Set by FabFitFun

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My family does not drink much wine because many of us have sulfite allergies however, I plan on making a Southern Comfort Punch (you can see the recipe in my pinterest under holidays) and these charms will look really cute on peoples glasses.  I received glass writers last year from a sub box and I plan to write peoples names and attach a charm on each of their glasses.  It should look pretty cute.

Item Eight:  Gift Card by Shoptiques ($25)

Shoptiques is an online destination that allows you to shop the world’s best boutiques. More than 2,000 stores from all over the world are available at your finger tips. This is a true gift card and can be used for items under $25.  I already know that I am gifting this to a family member.

Item Nine:  Gift Card by Sweet & Spark ($40)

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Sweet and Spark offers costumers vintage jewelry .  I had a chance to go through their site before my box arrived and although the concept is cool, jewelry from 1950-1990.  After searching for awhile I did find one item close to four dollars that I thought may be worth it, but I did feel their prices were a bit inflated, most likely in part to the ease of being able to purchase vintage with one click.

There also was a Hello Fresh three free meals for new subscribers card and a chance to partner with FFF and donate to the ASPCA.

Value:  If you follow this blog you know that FabFitFun is one of the most valuable subscriptions out there.  For $39 (with a new subscription code) you will receive over $300 dollars worth of items, and some great gift ideas.  My husband gifts this to me every year because he knows I really enjoy the four seasonal boxes with products that I would not even know existed.  I cannot recommend this gift enough for the ladies in your life.

Your Bijoux Box November 2015 Holiday Box Code and Review

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Disclosure:  This box was sent to us for review purposes, all opinions are my own and no money is being exchanged.

Your Bijoux Box
Cost:  $35.00 Monthly
Shipping:  US and Canada

Holiday Coupon Code Alert:
All 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions starting in December (available now) will receive a free this November box to give or keep with CODE: CYBERMONDAY Also works on Gift Subscriptions!

–     Your Bijoux Box is a monthly jewelry subscription that sends out 2-3 pieces of stylish, trendy, and seasonally appropriate jewelry with a value of at least $70. If you do not have pierced ears, no problem, let them know when you subscribe.  I find their boxes often include beautiful statement pieces as well as my favorite, long pendant necklaces.

Your Bijoux Nov 2015 Explanation

The November Box will be included in any new 3, 6 and 12 month subscription including gift subscriptions.  Some of the pieces were a bit longer than usual so I needed to be creative 😉

Item One:  Renegade Y-Chain

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– The November theme was Autumn Chocolate and my pieces slightly varied from the themed card.  Once again Your Bijoux including a bonus piece, which happens quite often and is a pleasant surprise.  This Y-chain is very trendy and I know exactly the young lady I plan to gift it to this holiday, one of the perks of this subscription is that I have a lot of jewelry I can share with friends and loved ones.

 

Item Two:  Chocolate Statement Chain

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–     This was the spoiler for November and I had the hardest time getting a picture because the chain is son long. This is my favorite item in the box, it is gorgeous and a keeper.  Here are a few different shots including the spoiler pick.

A much better picture directly from Your Bijoux Box, it is a stunning piece.

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Item Three:  Raise the Bar Earrings

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–     These earrings are very simple but elegant.  I will probably gift these but I am not sure yet.

 

Item Four:  Bonus Necklace

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–   I love a bonus, but I especially love it if it is a gold, long necklace.  This will look great with several outfits in the upcoming months.

The November box is full of beautiful items, many which would be great to gift.  My only concern with Your Bijoux is that occasionally I have had pieces that the stones have come out after a few uses.  I would suggest you treat your items very gently.  I do know that if their subscribers have any difficulties, Your Bijoux Box will happily replace items, they have great, friendly costumer service.

–J

 

Citrus Lane 2-3 Year-Old Boys Box Review October 2015

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Disclosure:  This post contains a referral link to Citrus Lane.

Citrus Lane
Cost:  $29 monthly/less with longer subscription
Shipping:  Contiguous 48 States
Coupon: Click here to receive 40% your first box.

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–    Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box that is age appropriate based on your input at sign up, and offers fun and educational toys for you and your little one.  This subscription also makes a fantastic gift for an expecting couple.  I recently gave a box to my cousin for the birth of her new baby girl and she loved it!   Every month since my son’s second birthday he has looked forward to his yellow box full of toys.  I purchased an annual subscription for A on his birthday and we have really enjoyed our Citrus Lane boxes so far.   You can see past Citrus Lane reviews by clicking HERE for another boys review or HERE for a Girls Mystery Box Review.  You can also see all of my reviews in the Subscription Box List heading.

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First Look October

–      Each month Citrus Lane sends out an information pamphlet.  You can typically find coupon codes and an explanation of all your goodies.  Some months Citrus Lane also includes a surprise for mom.

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My October 2015 Boys Box Included:

Item One:  Power Mask from Little Adventures (Retails $5.22 and up on Amazon depending on color choice).

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–    With Halloween quickly approaching it makes sense to find a type of costume item in an October box.  We already have something very similar from our first My Pretend Place Costume box, but now we have one for each child.  I doubt A will keep this on right now for more than 20 seconds, but in the future he may like it a bit more.

Item Two:  Stencils from Mudpuppy (Retails $21.64 on Amazon)

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–    Mudpuppy stencils are very high quality and a lot of fun.  After receiving our robot stencils, I now want to pick up a few others for my daughter (tea cup/princess). Normally I would have loved to receive theses in a box, however my son is a little young for stencils at this time.  My daughter B however, enjoyed them and I was introduced to a new brand/product, so in a way it was a win for us.

Item Three:  Vehicle from Automoblox (Berlinetta Version Retails 12.00 )

–    By far my sons favorite item in this box, Vehicle by Automoblox is actually a popular brand with a great, sturdy product.  I had never heard of them and was very surprised as I looked up prices on Amazon.  Amazon and Citrus Lane differed in retail by 99 cents with Amazon being cheaper, but interesting enough prices went all the way into the hundreds for different versions.

Here is a picture of the Sedan version which retails for $44 dollars on Amazon.

Item Four:  Basil Dish Soap from Mrs. Myers (Deluxe Sample)

–     We received this in Basil, I am not sure what scent variations actually went out.  It is a pretty small sample but I love Mrs. Meyers so it is a win.

Bonus Item:  Subscriber Perk from Groove Book

IMG_4720–     Groove Book is a new app that takes your precious everyday moments you’ve captured on your phone and makes them into your very own keepsake book.  For $2.99 a month, youll get a new book in the mail every month.  This card offers subscribers a  2 month free trial, and although I have not used it yet, my guess is you will have to put in your credit card.

Value:  At first glance, this month’s box did not impress me that much. As I researched the products I realized this box had high value of around $40 dollars, this is more than double what I pay monthly with an annual subscription. The Stencils are not something my son can do at this time and the dish soap just seemed like such a small item, but I am happy that B will get use out of the products that A cannot.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Mrs. Meyers cleaners and it will go to good use as well. I did not review last month’s box because one of my items was replaced with an item for a child that was four and up and presented was a choking hazard for my then two-year old.  I contacted Citrus Lane and they immediately sent out the drum that was supposed to be included instead of the older toy with apologies.  They really do have great customer service and respond quickly. I have mentioned on this site that my son has mild to mediate autism, so I am unsure how much of an impact that has on his ability to play with certain toys, although I do not think that B could use stencils at 2 going on 3.  I think this was my least favorite box in a year of boxes, only because A could not use most of the items.  Overall my boxes have been very high value and are pretty consistent in quality. We look forward to our boxes every month.

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Dia & and Co. Fall 2015 Box 2 Review

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Dia & Co.
Cost:  $20 Styling fee that can be used towards purchase.
Frequency:  Subscriber chooses, monthly/quarterly etc.
Shipping:  United States

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–    Dia and Co. is a newer fashion subscription service that pairs clients with a stylist.  Qualitytimes7 pays for this subscription.  What makes Dia and Co. different is that they are for ladies size 10 and up. After new subscribers take a styling quiz and discuss their preferences on the phone with a stylist, Dia and Co.  sends subscribers five pieces of clothing and accessories.  Your $20 styling fee will be applied to your first item, if you purchase all five items you receive another 20% off.  This is my second review for Dia and Co., you can see my first review hereDia and Co. gives you a choice as to the frequency of your boxes.  You can choose monthly or quarterly.  As a side note, this is my second box and my stylist did a phenomenal job. I have decided to keep everything!

Item One: Taylor 3/4 Sleeve Color-block Dress in Navy, Plum and Black  (Retail $104.00)

Dia and Co October dress–    The Taylor dress is a comfortable way to be a bit more formal.  I plan to pair this with black nylons and black peep toe wedges but I could also see going a bit more casual with leggings and flats.  We are heading to the Opera today to see La Boheme and I plan to wear this dress.

Item Two: ASOS Curve White Step Hemmed Top (Retail $35)

dia white cotton shirt oct–     I was a bit taken aback when I first put this top on.  It is extraordinarily light and breathable, but it is also very see through.  I had no idea what I would wear this with until I proceeded to look at the rest of the items in my box.

Item Three:  Modamix Black Tank with Off Center Detail ($48)

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–    I realized after trying on the white top that this item goes over it, hence, no more see through top.  The cut on the tank is absolutely spectacular.  It is long enough to wear skinny jeans and the slant and detail gives it a real modern vibe.  My picture does not really show the slant, but it is cut to make the right size longer than the left, it looks really good.

Item Four:  Modamix Moto Black Jacket with Faux Leather Detail ($149)

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–    The Modamix Jacket is very edgy and looks great with the ASOS top and Modamix tank above.  I was originally on the fence about this one because of the price tag, it seemed a bit high.  My husband loved this jacket, said I looked tough and hot.  Yes, that was enough for me to keep it and no, I do not dress only for my husband, but his face was so cute and sincere. I keep it unzipped with the outfit above but I wanted to show you zipped for the full impact.

Item Five:  Style & Co Hunter Skinny Knit Jeggings (Retail $59)

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–    Last month I received a similar pair in denim and I wrote about how they were probably the best find in my box.  I was thrilled to see another pair this month but this time in a Hunter knit.  I actually found this pair to be a bit roomier and softer, which was a great plus.  I have been pairing these jeans with a black top and also, the outfit above, they are pretty versatile.  I have washed these three times in the picture above and they have stayed very true to color and form.

Verdict:  Dia and Co. has quickly become one of my favorite subscriptions.  Having a stylist makes all the difference for someone like me because they offer  clothes that I probably would not look twice at and yet they work so well.  Another great perk is that they let you set your box price so you have a general idea of how much it would cost for you to keep all of your items.  I cannot recommend this company enough, give Dia and Co. a try, the worst thing that would happen is you keep one item, apply your $20, and send the rest back.  If you subscribe please consider using our invitation link and let us know what you think of your first box.  I will keep sharing mine.

–J