Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – September 2015
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. (The surprise items are completely different from the pieces you pick from).
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.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
(FYI – I also paid for expedited 2-day shipping).
I love the tote design this month!
The Box: Golden Tote
The Cost: $49 or $149 (This review is of the $149 tote)
The Products: Clothing items you pick plus surprises from Golden Tote!
Ships to: Everywhere! Flat rate ground shipping within the US is $9.95. International is $30. Free shipping on US orders of $149 or more and International orders of $149 or more are charged $25.
Delivered via: UPS
Golden Tote also includes some styling suggestion cards for the items you pick.
On the Fringe Plaid Cardigan – Value $42
(100% Cotton, Hand wash cold, dry flat).
This is one of my picks for the month. It’s a perfect flannel to go with jeans and a tank – I know I will be wearing this a lot!
I decided to go up with the sleeves rolled up look:
Otherwise the flannel was a little too much loose fabric.
Puella La Boheme Maxi Dress in Olive – Value $78
(95% Polyester, 5% Spandex, hand wash cold, lay flat to dry).
I own this dress in black and I love it, so I had to go with this new shade when they introduced it! I love a good maxi, and this Puella one is comfortable but still flattering.
Both of my picks were a success! On to my surprise items:
Fantastic Fawn Open Cardigan – Value $35?
(63% Rayon, 33% Polyester, 4% Spandex; Hand wash cold, hang or line dry)
I like the Fantastic Fawn brand, but this piece isn’t a perfect fit for me. I’m OK with the print, but the front ends of the cardigan are too long and a little distracting!
Here is a better look at the print:
Le Lis Top – Value $35?
(100% Polyester, Hand wash cold, hang or line dry)
This top is slightly boxy (which I normally don’t like), but I love the neckline and color so much that I’m overlooking my boxy issue for this top!
Potter’s Pot Joggers – Value $40
(65% Polyester, 35% Rayon, dry clean only)
These pants are incredibly soft and comfortable – the perfect lounging at home pant! And they have pockets! My only issue is the dry clean only instruction. I will be taking that as a challenge – hopefully these make it out of the laundry and still fit!
Le Lis Dress – Value $35?
(95% Viscose, 5% Spandex; Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry)
I’ve received a dress like this one before from Golden Tote (in a different color), and this one is a better match for me – black fabric is more forgiving!
Verdict: With the exception of the Fantastic Fawn cardigan, this box was a win for me! I love my two picks, and got some good surprises too. I think my favorites are the Le Lis Top and the joggers.
What do you think of Golden Tote? Did you get a tote this month?