Golden Tote Review – December 2013
Golden Tote has become one of my monthly obsessions – every month you get to pick out 1-2 pieces, and they surprise you with the rest. And they are the two designers behind the brand Puella (carried in Anthropologie), so they know how to pick out good items!
This bag came with a note from Sarah & Sarah, and the bonus Cyber Monday accessory.
I’m not too crazy for this bracelet, but I do like that it’s adjustable, so I’ll probably wear it – I may like it more when I do!
The Box: Golden Tote
The Cost: $49 or $149 (This review is of the $149 box)
The Products: Clothing items you pick plus surprises from Golden Tote!
Ships to: Everywhere! Shipping to the continental US $7.95. AK HI $15 and international is $25
Ultra Soft Cable Knit Sweater – Value $48
This was the first item I picked for my tote, and I absolutely love it. I was worried it would fit a little boxy since the knit is so large, but it’s actually fitted and very flattering. And it’s super cozy too!
It’s a loose knit, so it definitely needs a layer underneath.
Hollywood Glam Dress – Value $68
This was my second pick. I was worried the fit would be too tight, but it ended up being too loose! I love the cut and the color though, so I may try to get it taken in.
(For reference, I selected size large for this Golden Tote, and I’m also a size large at Forever 21 and ModCloth if that helps you gauge sizing.)
It has a great exposed zipper in the back too.
Now on to the surprises!
Hour Glass Lilly Wrap Dress – Value $50
I was thrilled to see a wrap dress in my tote! It’s such a flattering cut, and I love this print too. (FYI – The size on the bag this dress came in was Medium/Large).
The fabric is somewhat thin, (and the cut is LOW) so I’ll need an camisole underneath.
Cefian Blue Top – Value $30?
This value is an estimate based on other tops from Cefian – I couldn’t find this exact top online. I like the color combo – this top is another win for me!
Collective Concepts Blouse – Value $43
I have a few Collective Concepts pieces in my closet already – I like a lot of their prints, but unfortunately the cut of this top isn’t for me. (Basically anything with a fitted waistband and loose fit everywhere else is a no-go for my body type).
I’ve never added notes to my style profile on Golden Tote, but I think I’ll let them know that I prefer no fitted waistband tops – it’s worth a shot!
The print is fun though!
Mak B Cardigan – Value $37?
(Again, I couldn’t find this exact item online, but I found some comparable sweaters from Mak B, so that’s how I’m estimating value). This sweater cardigan/vest is super cozy, and I’m wearing it right now!
I love the big wooden buttons on the back of this cardigan! (Confession I had to look at Golden Tote’s instagram account to figure out how to wear the cardigan – it just looks like a giant knit tube out of the bag!)
Verdict: The December Golden Tote is one of my favorites ever! I love 5 out of the 6 items, so for $149 I think it’s a great deal (even with the cost of getting the brocade dress taken in).
What do you think of the December Golden Tote?