Golden Tote $59 Mini Tote Review – June 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)
Also, they send your items in a differently designed tote every month! This month’s is a really cute pineapple design, but since I got 2 totes in one order they sent me one of last month’s cactus design instead of 2 pineapple prints.
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The Subscription Box: Golden Tote
The Cost: $59 or $149 (This review is of the $59 tote)
The Products: Clothing items you pick plus surprises from Golden Tote!
Ships to: Everywhere! Shipping to the continental US is free on orders of $149 or more.
Delivered via: UPS
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box includes a packing slip, too.
Golden Tote has recently made updates to their return policy – now you can easily go into your order history and return individual items (it used to be an all-or-nothing deal). This month they’re also promoting their Facebook buy/sell/trade group, which is a great group for finding items you missed (whether or not you bought a tote), selling items that don’t work for you, and seeing a lot of reveals of the totes others get.
Personally, I think the Facebook group is a great idea and really helps reduce the amount of risk involved in getting surprise items/clothing online. You can also swap for any subscription box goodies on our swap site, too!
In each tote they toss in a styling card for your chosen items.
Friendly Flamingo Romper – value: $45
So, I picked this romper this month. Part of me can’t believe I did! To be honest, I didn’t love most of the options for chosen items this month (especially since the mini, 2-item tote has a more limited selection of chosen items), and the shorts I was eyeing were all caught up in other people’s carts… So I impulsively tried this.
It’s definitely not my style or comfort zone, but I’m being brave and modeling it! I don’t hate it! I think it’s designed to work better for girls with smaller busts, though. It’s just so short (as I expected, since that’s typical of rompers), and I’d never wear shorts this short. So, I think I’ll try trading/swapping this! I’m glad I pushed myself out of my comfort zone some and tried something that felt outrageous to me.
Gilli Zipper Back Striped Pocket Dress – value: $40
Ahhh, here we go! Just my style (and so crazy comfy)! This Gilli dress is very soft and I’m thrilled that it’s a thick enough knit fabric that I don’t have to worry about what I wear under it. The length is nice, too, and the pockets are a great detail.
Verdict: Well, I love my surprise item this month! The romper was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I think it’s good to sometimes experiment with things you don’t think you can pull off just to see. The flamingo print is adorable, though – I’m going to try swapping it for something more wearable for me! The value I got from this tote is $85 for $59 – I’m happy with that.
What do you think about my mini Golden Tote? What June items did you love?