Time to dump dia?

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So my second styling from Dia & Co. arrived. 

I’m less than thrilled. Maybe it’s time to dump the stylist because it appears I know way more about my likes than they do. 

Maybe that’s too harsh. 

Let’s walk through it. 


I dig the necklace, even though gold is not my preferred choice. Like the shape though so I’m keeping it. 


Next up, a jean jacket that I actually did like. Soft and comfy but… I own 4 jean jackets. Do I need a fifth? I had to let it go. Plus, it was $98. That’s a bit pricy for me. 


The floral blouse caught my eye, even though I don’t like blue. I liked the cut. Then I tried it on. Too tight through the ta-tas. Bummer. 


I like maxi dresses and this one looked comfy. Unfortunately, it was too big under the arms, gaping material. Not attractive. Sent back. 


Last item: ember skinny jeans. Too bad the same colored jeans were sent last month and I kept that pair. Sent these back. 

Bottom line, after the styling fee was deducted, I have an $8 necklace. 

I like the idea of letting someone choose my clothes, but I’m pretty disappointed in what I received this time. 

Shades of gray and yellow

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Seeing all these hints of spring – and sunshine – have me searching out color in my wardrobe. 

I bought this dress on clearance at Dollar General for $5.  I like the varying shades of gray. In the summer, tights won’t be necessary but on a windy April day, I’m fine with the look. Tights are Cato brand. 

The yellow cardigan is lightweight. Target, on sale for $7.99. 

Paired this look off with a pair of gray flats. Look out, world! 

Print day

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No print on my clothing. We print our weeklies on Wednesday and let’s just say that white isn’t a good color in the print shop. Plus, it’s a fairly casual day as we gear up for the next week

So, I picked a pair of gray skinny jeans from Dia & Company. I recently signed up for the service and received the first shipment of clothing. This was the only item I kept. Granted, these were pricey – $65 – and after the $20 styling fee was deducted I paid $45. I don’t mind – this time – because they are comfy and fit great. Normally I wouldn’t dream of paying that much for a pair of jeans.

The top is from Gordman’s, who filed or bankruptcy so I will have to head there to find a bunch of bargains. Price: $11.99.

Between seasons

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OK, so spring doesn’t officially begin until Monday, and it snowed Monday and Tuesday, but it feels like I’m caught in between two seasons. 

Tuesday is deadline day. No interviews. Not a lot of time out of the office. So I wanted something semi-warm and comfy. 

I settled on a pair of Cato jeans, added a cornflower blue cami and topped it was a beige lightweight sweater. The most expensive part of the outfit: the jeans. $26.99. Totally worth it. So comfy. 

Cami cost $6.99 on clearance. Sweater is several years old but cost $11.99 on clearance. 

Perfect. 

Winter returns

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After a few days pushing toward 60, winter has returned to Nebraska. Wind chill: -2. Boo. 

I’ll need something warm to wear today, but I also have meetings to cover so I need to be dressed up. 

I settled on this outfit. 

The black skirt has leather accents on the pickets and hem. It’s from Cato. Original price: $24.99. I found it on clearance for $11.99. Bargain. 

The black and white striped turtleneck is sleeveless so it will work almost any season, especially if paired with a cardigan. Again, Cato. Original price: $15.99. Clearance rack buy for $6.99. 

I’m pairing it with a burgandy cardigan that’s from WalMart. Honestly, it’s 10 years old but one of my favorites. 

I added a pair of cable knit tights from Lane Bryant. I like them EXCEPT the cable knit doesn’t extend to the waistband. Instead it has a “control top,” like pantyhose. Clearance price: $8.99. 

Necklace is from Cato. 

Braving the weather now. Brr.