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Golden Tote Review Part 2 – May 2014

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Golden Tote Review Part 2 - May

Lately I’ve been buying two Golden Totes each month – I know I have a Golden Tote/maxi problem. (Check out my other May tote review too!)

Also, I know there have been some requests for me to model the clothes instead of my dress form. I’m currently wearing a cast-boot due to a broken toe, and I’m in major need of some self- tanner, but if things improve by the time the June tote shows up we’ll see! 🙂

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

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

First up, the two items I picked out:

Golden Tote Review Part 2 - May 2014 Strapless Maxi

Easy Embroidered Maxi – Value $68

Usually by the time I write a Golden Tote review all the items I picked are sold out – but not this time! This dress is still available in size medium and large!

Golden Tote Review Part 2 - May 2014 Detail

I normally don’t wear strapless dresses, but I loved the embroidery detailed bodice and the bright emerald green skirt on this dress! I also think it’s a piece I can easily dress up or down.

Golden Tote Review Part 2 - May 2014 Green Maxi

Classic Puella Maxi – Value $68

I got this dress in blue in my other tote, and in the other review I was complaining about the fabric being a little see through. (I think I figured out the perfect solution though – layering the two maxis! It gives me enough coverage so that I don’t have to wear a slip underneath, and I actually like the layered look!)

Golden Tote Review Part 2 - May 2014 Puella Shirt

Priddy by Puella Swing Top – Value $50?

FYI – All Priddy by Puella items are made exclusively for the totes! I love the colors of this top and how soft it is – if I could change anything about it I’d make it slightly less tent-y. (But it will look great with fitted jeans).

Golden Tote Review Part 2 - May 2014 Shirt Dress

Naked Zebra Shirt/Tunic/Dress? Value $60?

Judging from the swaps section, this surprise item came in a few different colors – and I feel like I lucked out getting it in black! It will either make a short dress (swimsuit cover up) for me, or a tunic.

Golden Tote Review Part 2 - May 2014 White Maxi

Love Stitch White Cotton Maxi – Value $90

I love this dress! It’s lined, but even with the lining I think I’ll still need a slip underneath. I think it has a very flattering cut too. (I’m ignoring the fact that my husband told me it looked like I was wearing a bed sheet).

Golden Tote Review Part 2 - May 2014 top

Paint Splatter Top – Value $40?

Golden Tote Review Part 2 - May 2014 Top Detail


I’m not crazy about the color of this top with my skin tone, but I do love the detail braid!

Verdict: Unfortunately this tote was another success – which probably means my two-tote-a-month habit isn’t ending anytime soon! What do you think of the pieces? Were you happy with Golden Tote this month?

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. Hi liz i have a question! .. when you order two totes from the same month, do you risk the chance of getting repeats for your suprise items.? i see you never have gotten repeats when you buy two.

    • Nope – they won’t send you repeats if you buy the totes in the same order! 🙂

  2. I just signed up for golden tote a few days ago and cannot wait until it arrives. Thanks to your totes I will be not so patiently waiting for mine to get here. Do the totes usually arrive at a certain time of the month? I saw that you’re in Pittsburgh as well which has been giving me a pretty good idea of when my other subscriptions will be arriving. 🙂

  3. I got my first tote this month and LOVE.IT. I chose the Puella maxi and the pleated print top and threw in the embroidered kimono as an add-on. My surprise items were grey tunic/dress and Renee C tunic from your review #1, and the sheer black tunic from this one. Also got the paint splatter top, but mine is a black base, which I really prefer over the white you received. Can’t wait to see what they’ll have for June! 🙂

    • Sounds like a great tote! I’m so glad to hear your first Golden Tote experience was a good one!

  4. I like the white maxi! Needs a dark skinny belt.

  5. Gracias for posting this! The surprise items look amazing! Do you mind sharing with pic did you used for this tote? I changed mine for the one that has Sienna Miller (although thats not my style at all) and regret it to the point I had to return my tote 🙁 I absolutely adore the white dress.

  6. I hadn’t seen some of these items yet! I just got mine today with the romper. In all the pictures I’ve seen the fabric pattern matches up on both leg holes, but mine doesn’t. I sent an email right away but I’m not sure how quickly they’ll get back to me. Hopefully it’s soon since I leave on Saturday to remote internet access. I’m not sure if it’s worth sending it back though….

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