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Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – November 2015

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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). For the $149 tote, you pick 2 items, and get 3-4 more surprise items based on your style profile.

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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, they recently updated their return policy. Here’s their card describing it:

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In summary, you can return your entire tote for a full refund. However, you can return individual items, any items you keep revert to their boutique price and you get charged the new total.

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review November 2015 - all items

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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

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Golden Tote also includes some styling suggestion cards for the items you pick.

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Star Crossed Dress – value: $50

(94% Rayon, 6% Spandex; Hand wash and hang or line dry)

This was the first of my two items I picked. I absolutely love it! It’s jersey so you know it’s super comfortable, plus the design is one that is really flattering on all body types. This dress will be perfect for holiday parties and date nights!

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review November 2015 - items 2

Puella Cross Front Mock Turtleneck in Charcoal – value: $45?

(53% polyester, 43% rayon, 4% spandex; Hand wash and lay flat to dry)

Teal Skinny Jeans – value: $40

(57% cotton, 41% rayon, 2% spandex; Machine wash cold, tumble dry low)

These skinny jeans were my second pick for this tote. They’re just an inch or two shorter than I prefer for my skinny jeans, but they aren’t too bad and I know I can cuff them in the summertime, too, so I think I can make them work. I picked these because I don’t own any colored pants like this and thought they’d be fun!

This shirt is interesting – it has a couple different layers. It’s drapey and a looser-fit, which I’m hoping will grow on me. I think it’ll be good for nursing my son, though, since the front is just the two draped pieces. It’ll be nice to have something high-necked that is still easy to breastfeed in, especially as the weather’s getting colder.

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Here’s a closer look at the details and neck of the shirt. The collar is one piece, and the two drapey pieces in front lay overtop.

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review November 2015 - items 4

Miracle Mosaic Tile Sweater – value: $45?

(55% cotton, 35% nylon, 10% wool; Hand wash cold and reshape and lay flat to dry)

This is my favorite surprise item! The print is bold and pretty, and I love the colors. Also, this sweater fits me so well; the amount of stretch is nice, the sleeves are the perfect length, and I think it’s really flattering! I feel great in it.

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Twenty Second Zipped Jacket – value: $35?

(87% Polyester, 9 % rayon, 4% spandex; hand wash and flat dry)

This hoodie is different, but cute. The hood is over-sized and fun and the sleeves are a great length as well.

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Oddi Fluffy Jacket – value: $35?

(100% polyester; Hand wash, hang or flat dry)

This is an odd surprise item – it’s just a fluffy, flimsy jacket, but it’s so warm! It’s a little too wide and short, and not quite my style so I don’t think I’ll wear it out. But I think it could be my new lay-around the house sweater.

Verdict: This is my first Golden Tote, and I love it! With the exception of the fluffy white jacket, I’m digging everything, especially my dress and the printed sweater!

What do you think of Golden Tote? Did you get a tote this month?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.
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  1. I got the fluffy sweater in my October tote and it has become my new favorite house sweater. I machine washed and dried it and it is perfectly fine, no shrinkage.

  2. You look great in everything! You need more colored jeans in your life because they are so cute and versatile. Since they are a little short you can definitely wear them with taller boots and, like you said, cuffed with flats or booties in warmer weather. I also got the Puella surprise (I think everyone did?) but mine is red. I think it’s a cute, unique layering piece.

  3. I got my first Golden Tote this November and adored almost everything in it (one item was only ‘okay’, but still good enough) and my jeans fit like a glove. I’m kinda amazed, actually.

  4. That mosaic top really works on you!!

  5. You can probably wear the skinny jeans with boots that are mid-calf height (or any boots that are higher than the bottom of the pant legs).

    I’ve been debating trying Golden Tote for a while. What stops me is that I’ve never bought pants with that sizing format and I will never actually get anything dry cleaned, lol. If I usually wear a size 8 in pants, how do I know what size I should order?

    • Hi, Lauren!

      GREAT tip with the boots! I didn’t think of that. Thank you!
      And they run off of actual measurements, like Men’s pants do. So, for if you ever order pants or to use in your style profile, simply take a tape measure for your hips (and inseam, if you’re picky with length like me). I’m sure you could Google some great guides on how to go from size “8” to actual measurements!

      Thanks for reading. =]

  6. At first, I thought the name of the Fluffy Jacket said “Odd” instead of “Oddi” and I thought: wow, that IS odd… lol Everything else looks great on you though!

  7. Liz that black dress and layered shirt look gorgeous on you. I probably would have thought the same thing when I first looked at the shirt but its really flipping cute. Now I want it lol.

    • That is Haley not Liz lol! She does look gorgeous in everything though, also I hate how you can’t tell who wrote the reviews on the App. I can tell when there’s pictures but I like to know who writes the reviews!

  8. The Miracle Mosaic Tile Sweater is so simple, yet I love it so much! Looks great on you

  9. Your review has me seriously considering trying Golden Tote. I love everything you received and everything looks great on you. Even the fluffy jacket looks warm and cozy for around the house or maybe running errands.

  10. I got that same Puella sweater, and Inthought it looked so strange when I tried it on. Nit looks fan-freakin-tastic on you, though! I think I’m going to try wearing it with skinny jeans and telling myself it looks as good on me as it does on you.

    This is the first Tote I’ve gotten where everything works. I got the navy floral dress as one of my select items, and it’s tighter than I’d like in the top, but it’s so darn pretty that I might be willing to put up with the discomfort.

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