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Golden Tote Puella Golden Edition Tote Review + Coupon – Fall 2016

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Golden Tote recently began launching seasonal Puella Golden Edition Totes, which are one-time purchases of items within a mini Puella brand collection.


This is how it works: You get to customize your own “tote” by choosing any number of item options from the collection. Meaning you can buy one item, one of every item, multiples, etc. just like any normal online shopping experience. HOWEVER for this Fall collection, if you spent more than $300 on this purchase you received 45% off at checkout.


FYI – Orders for this Fall collection opened on September 20th, closed September 28th, and shipped by October 24th. Sizes were available from XS-XL.


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The Subscription Box: Golden Tote Fall 2016 Puella Collection Tote

The Cost: You pay for whichever items you choose to buy, but if you spend $300+ you receive 45% off at checkout

COUPON: Use code puella45 to save 45% off Puella Collection purchases over $300!

The Products: Whichever items you choose from an exclusive, 5-item, seasonal collection designed by Puella.

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.

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Inside my tote, they included a packing slip. I got 1 of each item, but like I said earlier you could buy as many or few products in whatever variations you wanted.


The Panel Top – cost: $58

This shirt was available in either this striped teal material or a grey material. I love it! It’s a great color for me and the fabric is a thinner knit so it’s breathable but not sheer at all. The asymmetrical neckline is a cute detail, too. The fit for this top on me is perfect, which I’m really happy about. This has been my recent go-to top since I got my Puella tote.


The Elbow Patch Swing Dress – cost: $78

This dress is super cute, but it definitely has a different fit than other Puella swings, if you’re familiar. I normally size down, but this one is a shorter design. In fact, it’s really really short on me.  Normally I’d pair leggings with a swing for winter but I’m just not sure what color leggings to pair with this, so I don’t feel like that’s the best solution for me. Golden Tote’s customer service was able to send me an exchange for a bigger size, and the length is better. I do love the wide blue trim and the matching elbow patches, which I’m usually picky about. The body of the dress is an off-white/cream with stripes alternating between red, grey, and blue – what can I pair this with to cover my legs, especially in Winter?


The Favorite Maxi – cost: $98

I think this dress is my favorite thing from the Fall Puella collection. It was offered in this purple paisley print, a solid navy, and a solid magenta. Honestly, I want one in every color but I chose this one because I have nothing else like it in my wardrobe. I was excited to see the print in person because part of me was worried it might lean a little old but I really am happy with it!  This maxi is crazy comfortable. The fit is effortless and flattering, and I love the neckline. I know this will get a lot of wear this season!


The Dolman Cardigan – cost: $68

This cardigan was available in this print (that matches the shirt print I picked), or white. I liked this material a lot and won’t reach for a white cardi much so I picked this colorway. I don’t generally care for dolman sleeves/styles much – they usually just feel weird and uncomfortable on me. I could get past that with this cardigan, especially because the material is so thin and soft, but the sleeves are just a bit short on me and I wish the whole thing was a smidge longer, too. I’m going to try wearing it a couple times to see if I can get past it or push the sleeves up to ¾ to make it work, but if not, I might return it.

The Relaxed Jersey Pant – cost: $68

This pant came in this solid navy or a purple paisley that matched the maxi dress. These pants are so soft and comfortable! I’ve been wearing them all the time at home. I spoke to customer service about choosing my sizes before I ordered, and I’m grateful for their help because they suggested I size up in these for length since I’m tall. They were right, and these are a great length for lounging for me. I also wanted to err on the side of a looser fit, so it all worked out.

Verdict: My picks from the Puella 2016 Collection Launch add up to $370 but I got 45% off because it was over $300, bringing my total purchase to $203.50, which I’m happy with for what I got! I also appreciate that Golden Tote seems to be able to offer exchanges and returns which I think really helps to ensure satisfaction. Everything is so comfortable and definitely well-made. I am really enjoying these seasonal Puella mini-collection totes!

What do you think about the Fall 2016 Puella Golden Tote?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

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  1. Haley have you ever thought about wearing tights with the swing dress, they would be great in Olive!

  2. I wore that swing dress the other day with dark grey leggings. Olive would look good too.

  3. The paisley maxi dress looks absolutely amazing on you Haley! And you are just exuding confidence in it! But truthfully, you look great in about everything 🙂

  4. Have you asked GoldenTote if they have a market for tall sizes? I think you have such a wonderful figure, but the proportions of the average GT items are not cut to highlight that fantastic height and proportion as well as they could if they were cut for tall figures.

    • Paige, thank you! fortunately their stylists are very accessible and their customer service is very responsive and sweet. In my notes for the regular tote I state that I need longer-running/styles of dresses and tops. If something ever doesn’t work for me I have been able to exchange for sizes or even a different item. For this specific collection it’s a capsule so I was able to size up in the swing dress. I’m with you, though! There needs to be more tall girl friendly clothing out in the world!

      • What great service they provide! It’s sometimes hard being a tall gal and getting the longer but not larger fit.

        Hearing this great feedback, GT are doing a really nice job working with you and your account notes, most of the time I think they get it right. Someday, it would just be nice to more easily order tall if we could, I have more “Capri” pants At the consignment shop than I’d like 🙁

  5. I would pick up on the olive stripe, and pair with a similar shade of jeggings

    • Amber – olive! Yes! Such a good call. Thanks! 🙂

  6. agree with @Elizabeth, dark grey leggings (or black) would go really well with the swing dress. Love the maxi dress, it’s my favourite of all the items you got.

  7. I’d wear the swing dress with grey leggings. Love it!

    • Grey is smart – and I already have a pair. I’ll have to try that! Thanks so much!

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