Golden Tote Review – November 2014
Golden Tote is one of my favorite monthly packages – and I think a good deal of my wardrobe is now from Golden Tote 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. For returns it’s an all-or-nothing deal. You can return the entire tote for a refund, but you can’t return individual pieces.
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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 Shearling Sweater Jacket – Retail Value $98
Material Content: 100% Polyester
This is one of my two picks for the $149 tote. Normally with the $149 tote you get 4 surprise items in addition to your 2 picks, but since this jacket is a high cost, I only got 3 surprise items. (They let you know this upfront).
This jacket is lined throughout and super cozy – exactly what I was hoping for. (It’s not easy to find something that both looks chic and is very cozy!) I sized down to a medium for this jacket since I have other Skies are Blue items in medium, and I’m glad I did.
Priddy by Puella Plaid Dress – Value $54
Material Content:37% Nylon 35% Rayon 20% Polyester 8% Spandex
This dress was my other pick for the month. The fabric has stretch and is really good-quality – you don’t have to worry about any thin see-through fabric! I sized down in this as well since Puella and Priddy by Puella items seem to have a looser fit. Again, I’m glad I sized down, and I put this through the laundry and was able to get it to shrink a little more.
Something was seeming off about the look both on the dress form and on me. I realized the arms seem a little bulky/long for the look since it’s all the same pattern. Fortunately the flip side of the fabric is solid black, so I solved that problem just by rolling up and cuffing my sleeves.
Mak B Sweater – Value $45?
Material Content: 100% Acrylic
I love the burgundy/plum color of this sweater, and the open weave makes it perfect for layering:
It’s also a high-low style that I like – which is pretty rare for me!
Renee C Top – Value $40?
Material Content: 79% Polyester 18% Rayon 3% Spandex
This top was the item I was least excited about when I opened my tote, but after trying it on I think it will be the item I wear the most! It was a little large at first, but I was able to shrink it a little in the laundry, and it’s still loose but drapes beautifully. I love the color too.
Fantastic Fawn Maxi – Value $60?
Material Content: 94% Rayon 6% Spandex
This maxi is so soft – I love it. I’m a little worried about washing it though – it’s already on the shorter side for maxis. It’s also lined!
Verdict: I had been eyeing that Skies Are Blue Shearling Jacket on PiperLime for at least a month, so I knew even my two picks alone this month would be worth $149 to me. And I’m really happy with my other three items – I’m five for five this month! What do you think of the surprise items? Did you order a November Golden Tote?