Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – July 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.
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.
You get a different tote every month, too! I seriously love this ice cream design!
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
The Cost: $59 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 or USPS
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.
Puella Spliced Swing Dress –value: $78
Oh, Puella. Your swing dresses have forever changed my wardrobe and the silhouettes I choose to wear. This dress is so flatteringly draped. There was a blue version, too, but I have so much blue in my wardrobe and basically zero green so I picked this version. I love it. The fit is great and the length is pretty nice and a little longer than some other swing dresses I’ve tried. This will definitely be an easy-to-wear go-to Summer piece for me.
Juicy Watermelon Dress – value: $45
Do you see this fabric? How incredible is it?! The material is airy and light, and LINED so you don’t have to worry about it being see through at all! I’m obsess with this dress, except….
…It’s just not bra friendly. Cue heartbreak. I can’t even make a racerback work with it, so the only way to wear a bra is a strapless, which is laughable at my size/while breastfeeding.
This dress is by Everly and they did make a tank in this print (that’s bra friendly!!), but from some of the different model photos I’ve seen from googling, it’s not lined and is somewhat see through. I may not let that stop me, though.
Le Amis Floral Wrap Dress – value: $40
This dress fits superbly. It’s a true wrap dress, and is very comfortable to wear. I just don’t think the print is my style, though.
Gilli Ribbed Cardigan – value: $40
This cardigan is nice. It’s a lighter, breathable fabric which makes it a great choice for spring/summer or for keeping with you for throwing on when cold in a restaurant or something. The material does seem like one that would snag easily, though.
Sweet Claire White Floral Dress – value: $40
YOU GUYS. I am obsessed with this dress! It’s definitely up there with my all-time favorite items I’ve received from Golden Tote! And it’s lined (swoon) to the knee and the hemline has some interesting shape to it as it comes up on the sides. It just gives a little extra detail to the dress, I feel. The floral fabric is stunning, too. Love!
Verdict: This month’s Golden Tote was great! I’m sad the watermelon dress won’t work for me, and I’m on the fence with the wrap dress, but I love all my other items so I’m happy! As far as value goes, I got $243 of clothing for $149, so that’s a win for me, too.
What do you think about Golden Tote? Which items did you pick this month? Get any good surprises?