Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – July 2015
Golden Tote is one of my favorite monthly packages – and I think a good deal of my wardrobe is now from Golden Tote items!
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).
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. For returns it’s an all-or-nothing deal. You can return the entire tote for a refund, but you can’t return individual pieces.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
(FYI – I also paid for expedited 2-day shipping).
The Box: Golden Tote
The Cost: $49 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
Golden Tote also includes some styling suggestion cards for the items you pick.
Ladylike Leopard Maxi Dress – Value $62
(Fabric: self: 100% polyester, contrast: 100% polyester, lining: 100% polyester, Care instructions: Hand wash cold, do not bleach, flat dry)
This is one of my two picks for the tote. (I definitely went bolder with choices this month than I normally do!)
This dress is lined to mid-thigh, with a knee-high side slit. The only concern I had when I pulled the dress out of the bag is that the straps aren’t adjustable:
Fortunately this dress length/strap length works for me, but that may be a deterrent for some.
Step Bright Up Dress – Value $62
(Fabric: 100% Polyester, care: hand wash cold or dry clean, lay flat to dry).
This is definitely bright! It looks so cute on the model:
I’m not sure I can pull off the look though. It’s also another dress without adjustable straps:
But it is lined! (We’ll see if I use this next time I’m near a pool or at a beach – hopefully, that isn’t too far away!)
On to my surprise items:
HYPR Blouse – Value $40?
(100% Polyester, wash with similar colors, do not tumble dry).
This is my favorite item in the tote this month. The front has a beige lining underneath, and the back is a semi-sheer black fabric with an exposed zipper:
It’s a little on the shorter side, so I think it will look perfect with high-waist jeans.
Skies Are Blue Tank – Value $35?
(95% Rayon, 5% Spandex, hand wash cold, lay flat to dry).
I like the Skies Are Blue brand a lot, and this tank is another perfect item for me. The material and cut drape in a very flattering way, and the back has a mesh insert to make it a little more interesting:
Lumiere Dress – Value $40?
(50% Polyester, 37% Cotton, 13% Rayon, hand wash, dry flat).
I like the idea of this dress, but it turned out not to be so flattering on. The issue for me is the extra fabric on the opposite side of the draping:
I’m guessing this dress would be very flattering on other people, but for me and my proportions, it didn’t quite match up.
Hourglass Lilly Maxi – Value $45?
(95% Rayon, 5% Spandex)
Another brand I like! (I actually own a few Hourglass Lilly maxis).
I made a note in my style profile letting them know I love maxis, and in general it seems to work. I think I get at least one surprise item maxi per $149 tote.
This is one of those dresses that I would through on if I want to be very comfortable, but it still looks put together and doesn’t add a lot of bulk.
Verdict: I’m happy with my $149 Golden Tote this month. The only surprise miss for me is the grey dress, and I am guilty of picking a neon maxi that is too bold of a look for me – so that’s on me!
What did you get from Golden Tote this month?