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Golden Tote Review – May 2014

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Golden Tote Review - May

The May Golden Tote showed up even sooner than I expected! (I always pay for upgraded shipping, and even with that I was surprised to get my tote today!)

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. (I bought two of the $149 totes this month, so there will be another review posted soon!) 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.

The Box: Golden Tote

The Cost: $49 or $149 (This review is of the $149 box)

The Products: Clothing items you pick plus surprises from Golden Tote!

Ships to: Everywhere! Shipping to the continental US $7.95. AK HI $15 and international is $25

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First up, the two items I picked out:

Golden Tote Review - May 2014 Floral Maxi

Comfortably Chic Maxi – Value $50

This floral maxi is from the brand Love Stitch, and I love it! It’s the longest of the maxi dresses I received this month (I’m 5’7″ and can probably wear this with heels).

Golden Tote Review - May 2014 Detail Golden Tote Review - May 2014 Back

Now onto my second pick:

Golden Tote Review - May 2014 Puella Maxi

Classic Puella Maxi – Value $68

Eek – so sorry about the photo quality! (Golden Tote comes via UPS, which always delivers at the end of the day for us, so it’s a mad dash for me to take pictures without losing the light, and this was the last photo taken.)

Golden Tote Review - May 2014 Maxi Close

I have a few of these maxis already, and I think the cut and draping is so flattering and comfortable for summer. The only issue is that the fabric is very sheer, so I’ll need to layer it over a slip, which makes the whole thing a little less comfortable!

Now time for my surprise items:

Golden Tote Review - May 2014 Priddy

Priddy by Puella Dress – Value $50?

Any Priddy by Puella item you find in Golden Tote was made exclusively for the tote – I love that! This dress is super cute and comfortable, but I’m not sure the neckline/sleeve cut will look right on me. I may only wear this with a denim jacket!

Golden Tote Review - May 2014 Tunic

Renee C Tunic – Value $40?

This tunic is more fitted at the bottom so you can have a defined waistline, and just like almost everything else from Golden Tote, it is super soft and comfortable!

Golden Tote Review - May 2014 Shirt

Under Skies Tee – Value $35?

This top has a silk like fabric in the front, and semi-sheer t-shirt material in the back.

Golden Tote Review - May 2014 Shirt


It’s loose but flattering, and I can’t wait to pair it with jeans!

Golden Tote Review - May 2014 Dress Cinched

Naked Zebra Dress – Value $60?

At first when I pulled this out of the bag it looked like this:

Golden Tote Review - May 2014 Dress Drop Waist

But I think it looks much better cinched than with a dropped waist! I love the sleeve detail too:

Golden Tote Review - May 2014 Side

Verdict: I think this is one of my most successful Golden Totes yet! Lots of flattering and easy-to-wear summer pieces! Did you get your Golden Tote yet? What do you think of the pieces? (I’ll have my review of my second tote up soon – I’ll wait for quality lighting though!)


Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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  1. So, May was my first Golden Tote experience. I also got the maxi, but instead of black the blue and white stripped one. It is a VERY flattering fit. The Priddy by Puella Dress, which I received in blue is horrifically unflattering! If you are super slim with fantastic legs, I think you could get away with this piece, but otherwise it looks shapeless. Even a belt couldn’t save it. Other pieces included a short A-line frock, that while cute, was too small, a cream colored lace sweater with sheer backing, very pretty, and the same dolman top you received. I guess I’m still on the fence about GT. The sizing seems to be wonky. However, as women, that seems to be the case often. 🙂

  2. I did the $149 this month because I wanted Embroided Kimo – i thought it may be to large, but it lays lovely – I love it (any suggestions what to wear under this?)! I also picked the chambray shorts and they are super cute, a little big but I need dress shorts. My surprise items Renee C tunic which is very similar to Susan Monaco tunic but so very comfortable, again a bit roomy for my petite frame I also got he Naked Zebra dress in a darker gray than yours, so comfortable and I wore to work on Friday got lots of compliments, the Priddy dress, I’m on the fence with this one, I threw it on fast. Need to try it again with heals. I also got this really pretty halter top that i don’t see anywhere on the sight. It fit me but was just a little ‘young” looking so I sold it to a friend at work. I am very happy with my Golden Tote. I love to shop this way and the quality of the close are amazing.

  3. I wish I would have picked the floral maxi instead of the black one. After seeing your pictures the floral one is so much prettier than I thought it would be. I am worried too about the fabric of the black maxi…but I’ll have to see.

  4. Love your tote. I so want to sign up for the $149 tote but I’m so afraid… If I knew they’d all be as good as this, I’d do it in a heartbeat.

  5. Very cute! Mine is out for delivery today, and I am very excited to see what I received. What were your ‘no’ items? Mine were peplum and cropped tops.


  6. I love the Priddy dress!

  7. Is it possible for you to actually model the clothes in your reviews? The mannequin isn’t quite as interesting as seeing a real person wear the garments. Just a thought to make these reviews that much more helpful! You got some great stuff! 🙂

    • I always think the same thing, I’d like to see these outfits on a real bod!

      • Ditto!

  8. I order the $49 tote and it came in on Wednesday. This was only my second tote so far, so I don’t know if this is weird or not, but I didn’t actually get the tote. Just the two items in a box. I guess it doesn’t really matter…but I did get the tote with my first box (last month). Does anyone know if this is normal for the $49 box?

    • That’s not normal, shoot GT an email and they’ll fix it for you. That happened to me last month too.

    • Definitely not normal, must’ve been an oversight. They also got a new design this month from the previous months so if I were you I’d email and ask for a tote! 🙂

  9. I did the smaller box I got the geometric print pants which I love . The surprise item was the naked zebra dress. At first but I pulled it out while I was sitting down in the car. I thought wow this shirt has very nice leaves then I realized it was huge I’m 5 feet I thought okay maybe it’s a tunic the one I bought it in the house and tried it on it looks horrible and I realized it was addressed it still looks kind of weird I’ve got huge boobs and really small waist I don’t know how to make it work but I think I’ll try to make it work can someone post a picture of them wearing it.. pleaseeeee!

  10. Mine is supposed to be here tomorrow. I want that Renee C tunic so much!!! Hoping it’s in my bag.

  11. I also scored! I bought the $49 tote and picked out the tassel tank top in ivory. I bought the crocheted cotton top for $20 and I LOVE both of them For my surprise item, I got the same Naked Zebra dress with the cool sleeve detail that you got in the pic but a different color-charcoal. The two tops are sheer, but I always planned to wear a colorful tank under them. I think this is my favorite GT to date!

  12. was a bit bummed…I got the crochet top and that trendology boho shirt that lots of ppl got Last month!


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