Golden Tote Leap into Spring Tote Review – February 2016
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.
Every now and then Golden Tote will have “bonus totes” for different occasions that are released at a different time than their regular monthly collection. For example, this is their 2016 Leap Into Spring tote!
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.
Also, they package your totes in a different design every month!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Golden Tote Leap into Spring Tote
The Cost: $49 or $149 (This review is of the Leap Into Spring $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.
Golden Tote also includes some styling suggestion cards for the items you pick.
The Pretty Woman Dress – value: $50
(100% polyester; hand wash cold, hang or line dry)
I loved the way this dress looked online, but it’s a little different in person. It’s surprisingly tent-y. Thank goodness there’s a drawstring waist, but there is SO much fabric that bunches up when you pull the drawstring, so the top feels really billowy. That’s not too much of a problem, really. The main thing I’m not a fan of is the length! It’s at the bottom of my knees, but WOW where it hits me makes me look so super short. I look like I have no legs. I might see if my mom can take it up for me some and see how I like it then. I also can’t decide if this size of polka dots is flattering or not!
Bright Side Swing Dress – value: $40
(95% polyester, 5% spandex; hand wash cold, hang or line dry)
Thanks to Puella, I’ve been excited about any and all swing dresses. However, this one is super short! I’d definitely need leggings/jeggings with it, or take the hem up a little bit and make it a tunic. However, I love the colors and pattern. They’re outside my comfort zone, but I think they’re pretty. I think this would look especially chic under a denim jacket. Also: it has pockets!
Chris & Carol Striped Pocket Dress – value: $40?
(80% cotton, 12% polyester, 8% rayon; hand wash, lay flat to dry)
This dress is really comfortable (it’s made out of a nice, almost sweater-like knit). The side panels end with pockets. I love stripes but I think this style/size/horizontal is actually pretty unflattering and I feel like it makes me look really wide.
Skies Are Blue Floral Dress – value: $35?
(100% polyester; hand wash cold, lay flat to dry)
This dress makes me long for summer. The floral pattern is a little bigger than I think looks ideal, but I like the colors a lot.
Dreamers Dolman Cardigan – value: $55?
(55% cotton, 45% rayon; hand wash cold, hang or line dry)
This cardigan is a style I never would have looked twice at on a rack, but I really like it! It’s so crazy soft and comfortable, and I like the shade of brown a lot.
Skies are Blue Lattice Cut Top – value: $40?
(100% polyester; hand wash cold, lay flat to dry, warm iron if needed)
This is quite a pretty top! I like the green a lot, and the lattice detail is cool. I need a bra with clear straps, though!
Verdict: I love when Golden Tote sends me dresses! I like most everything in this tote, but this is the first time I’ve felt like I’ve had so many fit issues – too long, too short, too billowy, etc. Most things like that can be altered for a solution though and make them work
What do you think about Golden Tote? Did you get any cool surprise items in yours?