Golden Tote Review – September 2014 (Part 2)
This is my second $149 Golden Tote for the month of September. (Hopefully next month I can cut back to just one tote!) You can also read my review of the first September tote in case you missed it. (The great/dangerous thing about Golden Tote is that you can order multiple totes and they will make sure you get no duplicate surprise items).
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.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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
Skies are Blue Plaid Button Down Shirt – Value $42
This top is the first of my two selections for the tote. It’s a high quality fabric (100% cotton) and I love the V-neckline. I’m so glad I picked this top!
And my second pick:
Puella La Boheme Maxi Dress – Value $88
I can’t resist a Puella maxi – even though I don’t really wear maxis in the fall/winter. The neckline dips down slightly lower than pictured on the mannequin, and it has a drop waist. (I almost always avoid drop waists on dresses, but this one work for me). The fabric is very light weight so this dress will work for summer too.
Time for my 4 surprise items:
Promesa Maxi Skirt – Value $45?
This skirt is made with the softest fabric ever. And while I typically don’t wear maxis in the fall/winter, but I’m going to figure out a way to make this work. (If you have any tips on how to wear tights/leggings with maxis and no fabric clinging let me know!)
Le Lis Top – Value $40?
This is the biggest oversize top ever. I love the oatmeal color, but I’m hoping I can shrink it a lot in the laundry.
It’s also an interesting mix of fabrics – sweatshirt material, and mermaid costume material? (Not sure what the actual fabric term is for the iridescent fabric!)
Jolie Striped Sweater – Value $45?
This is a super comfortable fabric, and I like that the top gets narrower at the waist. It’s a loose-knit, so I’ll have to layer it.
Skies are Blue Blouse – Value $55?
I like the Skies are Blue line a lot, and this is another really well-made blouse.
Verdict: With the exception of my oversized mermaid sweatshirt, I am loving my second tote! (And I’m guessing after I hopefully shrink the sweatshirt I’ll end up wearing it all the time).
What do you think of the second round of surprise items from Golden Tote?