Golden Tote Mystery Tote Review – August 2016
Golden Tote recently held a warehouse sale with some great deals and $45 3-item mystery totes. These were pre-packed with extra surprise items they were clearing out and sorted by size, so there was no customization or styling according to your style profile and preferences as they do with regular totes.
This is a review of one of those mystery totes!
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The Subscription Box: Golden Tote Mystery Tote
The Cost: $60 plus shipping
The Products: 3 surprise clothing items (1 is a previous boutique item, the other 2 are previous surprise items)
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Le Shop Stripe Geometric Dress – value: $40
I love the shape of this dress! I generally don’t wear dresses with lower waists like this so I’m happy to try something new (and discover I like it). The print is a little busier than I normally wear, but I think I can make it work. Something a little different.
Emory Park Wrap Dress – value: $40
So, I love the idea of this dress – the print, the fact that it’s a wrap, short sleeves – but the actual dress has some issues for me. First of all, this is a large, but it’s definitely meant for someone with a smaller chest, as mine barely allows the dress to actually wrap closed. Secondly, the waist hits me too high (immediately under my bust) which probably also would be less of an issue for someone smaller-chested. Thirdly, I think this dress is also meant to have some sort of high/low thing going on or meant to show some leg because there is just not enough fabric in the front. For me, this combines with the previously mentioned fit issues and turns into just way too much leg, even standing still. Forget walking/propelling forward in any way, causing the material to fly back/open, and sitting is just not an option for me in this unless I want to give the whole world a show. So, unfortunately, I will have to find someone this fits so much better.
Printed ¾ Sleeve Tunic – value: $30
This tunic (tunic? Dress? Dress for only short women but tunic on tall ones?) actually doesn’t have a tag, so I don’t have a brand to offer you. I really like the way this tunic fits and that it would work with skinnies (as shown) or leggings. I think the faded colors in the print wash me out a little, though, so I may not hold onto this item for myself either.
Verdict: All things considered, this was a relatively unsuccessful mystery tote for me. It was almost good, but just not quite. On the Golden Tote Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook group, many women have done “reveals” of their mystery totes and I have seen some awesome ones! I, however, seem to have essentially paid full-price for one dress I might wear. Not a win. I would say I might not order anymore mystery totes in the next warehouse purge GT does, but let’s face it: I probably won’t be able to resist. It’s too exciting – the gamble, the risk, the suspense! How can I not?
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Did you grab anything from Golden Tote‘s recent warehouse sale? Did you get anything awesome in your mystery tote?