Golden Tote Review – September 2014
Well, this month I splurged on Golden Tote and bought two of their $149 totes. (I’ll be posting the review of the other tote soon). Something about new fall clothes was just hard to resist this month!
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
Lulumarie Slouchy Cardigan – Value $50?
(I can’t find this cardigan on their site any more so I’m guessing the value).
This was one of my 2 picks for this tote. It’s super big. I usually wear a medium/large, and I’m swimming in it.(It was one-size-fits-all). It is super cozy though, and I know the look is oversized, so I’ll be pairing it with skinny jeans to balance out the look. (It’s a little voluminous at the waist, which I hate, so hopefully I can shrink it a little in the laundry, or I’ll just wear it open).
Also, this is one of those sweaters that can either look really chic if styled right, or can venture into Cosby-sweater territory!
Skies Are Blue Jacket Sweater – Value $50?
(Again, this item sold out as well, so I’m guessing the value since I can’t find the listing on the site).
I was originally planning on buying this in a large, but it was sold out before I could place my order and I went with medium. I’m glad I ended up sizing down since I wanted this jacket to be a little more fitted. It looks a little boxy on the mannequin but looks flattering on. (It’s another item that I will be OK with if it shrinks a little in the laundry!)
Now time for my surprise items:
Color Thread Tee – Value $30?
Just when I think it is time for me to size down in Golden Tote and only buy mediums, this top shows up! It’s a large and fits perfectly. I love the sheer plaid trim, and plan on layering this with a cozy sweater!
Priddy by Puella Pants – Value $45?
I know slouchy pants are very in right now, but I was a little disappointed to get these in my tote since Golden Tote included such a similar Priddy item in the June tote. These pants have the faux leather waistband, but I would have preferred a completely new and unique Priddy item!
Hem & Thread Top – Value $40?
I love a top that makes sweatshirt material an acceptable outfit, and I’m happy to see no fitted waist either!
Paper Crane Tunic – Value $50?
Another loose flow-y top! (This tends to be the trend with Golden Tote. I guess I should stop mentioning I’m going to pair an item with skinny jeans, because I think that goes for every item).
I like the print and colors of this top – I think it works as a fall floral look.
Verdict: This Tote was a win for me, but I’ll probably end up sharing the Priddy pants with my mom since I already have my pair from June. What do you think of the Golden Tote surprise items this month?