Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – August 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.
Every month they design a new tote – this month’s a pretty sunset 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!
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!
Here’s what the back looks like. I love the lace up detail.
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.
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.)
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.
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?