Posted by on in Australian Subscription Box Reviews, Canadian Subscription Box Reviews, Clothing Subscription Boxes, Golden Tote Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, UK Subscription Box Reviews | Tags: | 9 comments

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – August 2016

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. Read the full disclosure.

GOLDEN TOTE 149 AUGUST 2016 - BOX

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.

GOLDEN TOTE 149 AUGUST 2016 - PACKAGING

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.

GOLDEN TOTE 149 AUGUST 2016 - PACKAGING 2

Every month they design a new tote – this month’s a pretty sunset design.

GOLDEN TOTE 149 AUGUST 2016 - ALL ITEMS

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

GOLDEN TOTE 149 AUGUST 2016 - ALL ITEMS 2

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

Check out all of our Golden Tote reviews and the Women’s Clothing Subscription Box Directory!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

GOLDEN TOTE 149 AUGUST 2016 - INFO 1

Each box includes a packing slip, too.

GOLDEN TOTE 149 AUGUST 2016 - INFO 2

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!

GOLDEN TOTE 149 AUGUST 2016 - ITEMS 1

Skies Are Blue Laced Back Tank – value: $40

I’m loving tanks this summer, and I really like the print of this one. Unfortunately, it’s just a teensy bit snug on my chest. I wish my stylist had sized up.

Just Black Distressed Boyfriend Jeans – value: $62

I’ve never owned white jeans before, but I have some tops I know would look great with them, so I ventured out of my comfort zone and picked a pair of white boyfriends for my first chosen item. I love them! They’re opaque and comfortable. They didn’t have my true size in stock, so I had a size down, which worked out just fine since they’re boyfriends and designed to fit a little looser anyway. These are so fun and summery to me. I’m glad I added them to my wardrobe!

GOLDEN TOTE 149 AUGUST 2016 - ITEMS 2

Here’s what the back looks like. I love the lace up detail.

GOLDEN TOTE 149 AUGUST 2016 - ITEMS 3

Collective Concepts Leaf Print Dress – value: $40

This dress was actually a request of mine; I saw it in someone else’s reveal in the Golden Tote Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook page and I put a not in my style profile requesting it. I love it! It’s a great casual dress. It’s a little short on me, though.

GOLDEN TOTE 149 AUGUST 2016 - ITEMS 4

Celebrity Pink Slim Bootcut Jeans – value: $45

These jeans were my other chosen, and I absolutely love them. This is the first time I’ve picked jeans from Golden Tote but I am so glad I did! These jeans have a slimmer fit than a traditional bootcut. I’m always concerned about jeans being long enough for me, but the inseam on these is perfection! (This top is also from Golden Tote this month, but it’s from my mini, 2-item tote.)

GOLDEN TOTE 149 AUGUST 2016 - ITEMS 5

These jeans fit great and feel so comfortable on. They have good stretch to them and I think the style and darker wash is flattering.

GOLDEN TOTE 149 AUGUST 2016 - ITEMS 6

Fun2Fun Floral Button Down – value: $40

I love this button down! It has a nice waist detail in the design that adds a flattering silhouette. The length is nice and long, and the cap sleeves are nice. And finally, the colors and the pattern are great. It’s just a little snug in the chest but it’s still totally wearable (I just have to watch for gaping).

Verdict: This was a really great Golden Tote for me this month! This was the first time I’ve picked jeans as my chosen items and I am so glad I did! And my stylist made some great picks for me. As far as value goes, I got a total of $227 for $149 – this tote is an all-around win for me.

What do you think about Golden Tote? What items did you pick 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.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

9 Comments

  1. Looking good girl! I freaking loved my tote too this month, amazing everything and that rarely happens for me… Very cool stuff, I hope they keep it up this fall! I stopped ordering for about 5 months because I kept getting surprise items that either didn’t fit at all or were outside of my style profile… I still have a few things that are just way too small, can’t get them on, that were surprise items. I’m super happy this month! Maybe I’ve finally gotten my description right, Jen had helped me at GT. They are so amazing there with any kind of customer service though, I highly recommend GT to literally everyone! It’s really fun

  2. I cant find the striped shirt on their website:(

    • Tiffany, I believe it sold out quickly! They also recently did their warehouse clear out sale where everything in their boutique was 40% and I know they got rid of a ton of inventory from that, too. I picked it for my mini tote, so keep an eye out for that review.

  3. They all look really nice! You have great taste. You must have an amazing closet to fit all these beautiful things!

  4. Great pics! I think the tank looks so pretty. Even if it feels snug, it doesn’t look too tight.

  5. You look great in everything! How see through are the white jeans? I’ve been wanting to venture into that territory, but haven’t had the courage yet.

    I was considering getting the slim bootcut during the sale, but was worried about the length (I’m a shorty) so decided to go with the Moto jeans instead. Your review makes me glad that I did. First jeans from GT, hopefully they fit!!

    • Elizabeth, I was definitely worried about see through white jeans, too, but these aren’t at all! In fact I was wearing grey/black striped underwear and couldn’t see them at all in the mirror or pics through the jeans. Of course, I wouldn’t actually wear those with them but having tested them with the dark pair underneath made me feel really confident in them.

      And yay for the moto skinnies! Those looked so cute but I definitely think those work best for shorter girls like you! They’re already meant to be “ankle skinnies” so on me they’d probably be capris lol. I’m glad they had good pairs for both tall and short girls this month!

      Thanks for reading!

  6. Those white jeans are fabulous and will go with anything! I like them hwot hey’re styled here for summer — cuffed to capri length.

    • Yes! I love them cuffed for summer. They’re a little short on me uncuffed, but white jeans are so summer that I’m really still happy with them. 🙂

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments may not appear immediately. More info here.