Golden Tote Review – August 2014
If you aren’t familiar with Golden Tote, here’s a really quick intro: Every month you get to pick out 1-2 pieces, and they surprise you with the rest. FYI – This is not a typical subscription, each month they release a new collection and you can decide whether or not you want to buy it.
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
Each box comes with a card letting you know that Golden Tote is an all-or-nothing grab bag. You can return your tote, but you have to return everything. (If you want to keep most items but have a few you don’t like I recommend swaps!)
There is also a card about proper care of Golden Tote items – to sum it up, if you don’t want your pieces to shrink – don’t put them through the laundry! (I’ve had no problems with putting items through the cold cycle and then letting them hang dry).
Golden Tote also comes with styling cards for each of the items you selected.
Airy Pocket Dress – Value $60
This dress by TMHL is gorgeous but it’s too loose on me. I knew I was taking a bit of a risk when I picked it out, and I even sized down to a medium, but it’s still too big. (I didn’t read the description of this dress when I picked it out, and from the pictures thought it was a jersey material, but it’s actually 100% rayon). I think I should be able to shrink since it’s all rayon, so it’s going through the laundry!
Fringed Kimono – Value $42
This is one of those basic items I know I’ll wear all the time. I’m very happy with this pick, and it’s lightweight so it works great now and into fall.
Now onto my surprise items!
Cut and Sew by Golden Tote Dress – Value $60?
This dress was made exclusively for Golden Tote, so I’m guessing on the value. I love the sheer black detail on the hem, but I’m not loving the billowy look on the top half. I may end up swapping this one because I just see myself hanging it up in my closet and never reaching for it to wear.
Event Kimono – Value $45?
I love the kimono trend, but this is a piece I probably wouldn’t have bought if I had seen it online. After trying it on I love it though. I’ll be pairing it with jeans and a black tee!
Priddy by Puella Pocket Dress – Value $70?
The fabric of this dress is incredibly soft and cozy. And it has pockets, and it’s not a tent. In other words – it’s the perfect Priddy by Puella dress and I want to live in it.
In general I find Priddy by Puella items to run a little large, and that’s the case with this dress too. I’m going to put it through the laundry in hopes that it shrinks a little!
(It’s even cinched in the back!)
Newbury Kustom Racer Back Blouse – Value $40?
Just when I’m thinking maybe if everything is running a little large I should go with a size medium from Golden Tote, I try this top on, and I’m very glad it’s a size large! I love the colors and pattern of this top, and the upper part is lined. I probably will still end up layering it over a black tank though since the straps aren’t adjustable.
Verdict: I’m happy with my Golden Tote this month – and I’ll be even happier depending on how my next round of laundry goes! I really love all the prints and colors in my tote this month, and I already can’t wait for the September tote – I’m hoping for lots of cozy fall items!
What do you think of my surprise Golden Tote items? Have you received your tote yet? (I always pay for 2nd day shipping because I hate waiting forever on the east cost for my tote to arrive!)