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Golden Tote $149 Clothing Review – April 2019

1 Golden Tote April 2019 - Package Unopened

If you aren’t familiar with Golden Tote, here’s a really quick intro: Every month, a new “collection” of seasonally appropriate, trend-conscious clothing is added to their collection. Depending on the subscription level you choose, you can pick out 1-2 pieces from those options, and Golden Tote will surprise you with the rest. The surprise items are completely different from the collections you pick from. Golden Tote also offers a Surprise Tote, where you choose your preferred size but leave all the picking up to the stylists at Golden Tote. 

Golden Tote offers a $149.00 Golden Tote (5 clothing items), or $59.00 Mini Tote (2 clothing items). Both allow you to pick at least one of your items. There’s also a Surprise Tote (3 clothing items all picked by Golden Tote) for $89.00.

This is a review of the 5-item Golden Tote, which is $149.00. This month, I selected 2 of the items for my 5-item tote and they add 3 surprise items.

2 Golden Tote April 2019 - Tote Full

And for those of you asking, yes, everything does arrive in a literal tote!

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

3 Golden Tote April 2019 - Clothes Folded On Top Of Tote

About The Golden Tote $149 Tote

The Subscription Box: Golden Tote 5-Item Tote

The Cost: $149 + free shipping

The Products: The 5-item Golden Tote includes 2 clothing items that YOU choose from their catalog, plus 3 items that Golden Tote’s stylists choose for you based on your preferences. The 3 additional items don’t typically come from the catalog, so they’re complete surprises. Golden Tote releases a new “collection” of items to add to its catalog. The items are a mix of trendy and timeless looks, including dresses, casual tops, blouses, bottoms, denim, and third pieces like cardigans and jackets.

Ships to: The US for $5.95 or free on orders $149.00 and over. International for $30.00.

Delivered via: UPS or USPS

Golden Tote April 2019 Review

4 Golden Tote April 2019 - Invoice

Here is a copy of my invoice, now let’s check out these items!!

6 Golden Tote April 2019 - Linen Dress On Front 8 Golden Tote April 2019 - Linen Dress With Jean Jacket7 Golden Tote April 2019 - Linen Dress Back5 Golden Tote April 2019 - Linen Fabric Closeup

Hem and Thread Striped Drawstring Dress, (Size Large) – Listed Value $40.00

The first item I pulled from the tote was a secret item: this taupe color drawstring dress. This short-sleeved, striped dress can be tightened and loosened at the waist and features a wrap like bust area. I ordered a size large, and it seemed a little too big, as I had to pin the bust together so I didn’t fall out! I tend to stay away from clothing in the color taupe because I feel like it washes me out, but I kind of like it with the jean jacket, and it is really comfy!

10 Golden Tote April 2109 - Blue Dress On Front 12 Golden Tote April 2019 - Blue Dress On Back 13 Golden Tote April 2019 - Blue Dress With Jean Jacket11 Golden Tote April 2019 - Blue Dress On Side9 Golden Tote April 2019 - Blue Dress Fabric Closeup

Bluebird Midi Dress, (Size Large) – Retail Value $42.00

The next item I pulled from the tote was an item I chose myself. This blue cotton dress was so cute on the model, but I don’t think it fit me quite right. I love the knot at the bust, and the slit on the side, but I felt like it was too tight in the waist. I felt a lot more comfortable pairing it with my go-to clothing staple: the jean jacket!

15 Golden Tote April 2019 - Black Dress On Front 16 Golden Tote April 2019 - Black Dress On Back14 Golden Tote April 2019 - Black Fabric Closeup

Paper Crane Ribbed Wrap Dress, (Size Large) – Listed Value $40.00

Here we have a black rayon and spandex ribbed wrap dress that was chosen for me by my stylist. While the fabric felt good against my skin, I was wayyyy out of my comfort zone! I am definitely not used to such a plunging neckline! I think I may tweak my style profile slightly to avoid such clingy fabric in the future as well. I’ll have to save this little number for an at-home date night with my hubby!

17 Golden Tote April 2019 - Pattern Shirt Fabric Closeup 18 Golden Tote April 2019 - Pattern Shirt On Front 19 Golden Tote April 2019 - Pattern Shirt Side 20 Golden Tote April 2019 - Pattern Shirt Back 21 Golden Tote April 2019 - Pattern Shirt With Jean Jacket

Paper Crane Floral Print Top, (Size Large) – Retail Value: $40.00

The last surprise item that came in this tote was a cream colored, short-sleeved blouse with floral print and a knot at the bottom. It is made of 95% rayon and 5% spandex. I must say when I pulled it out of the bag I wasn’t a fan at all; that is until I paired it with burgundy jeggings, sassy wedge sandals, and of course the jean jacket. I think it might be one of my new favorite outfits!

22 Golden Tote April 2019 - Red Shirt Fabric Closeup 23 Golden Tote April 2019 - Red Shirt On Front 24 Golden Tote April 2019 - Red Shirt On Back 25 Golden Tote April 2019 - Red Shirt With Jean Jacket

La Boheme Halter Top, (Size Large) – Retail Value $42.00

And finally, the last item in the box is this cute red halter top! This was the second item I picked out myself, and I love it! This top features patterns in red, pink, shimmery silver, and cream with navy blue fringe. Look at the back: it has tan buttons all the way up the back- so fun!! The only thing I don’t like about this top is that it is really sheer, and with the neckline, you can’t wear a shirt underneath it. I paired it with white capris and really liked the look, but since it’s still a little chilly in Minnesota you can never go wrong adding a jean jacket!

The Verdict: This my first month of Golden Tote and I am a fan! While I didn’t love everything, I now know what kind of comments to add to my style profile for a better fit of clothing. I love that you are able to choose 2 items that you are sure to love and be surprised by the rest. It’s fun and you may find something you would have never picked out for yourself (I’m talking to you floral print top!) I can’t wait to see what is in store for me next month!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Sign up now to start shopping regular totes! There’s no telling what pieces Golden Tote will pick for you, but each month’s new collection is launched at 12 EST the first Monday of every month.

Value Breakdown: My estimated retail values (based on the prices listed when viewing this tote in my order history) add up to $204. This box costs a total of $149. Averaged out, for the 5 items in the tote you’re paying about $29.80 per item.

Check out all of our Golden Tote reviews, more of our personal styling boxes, and some of our favorite women’s clothing boxes!

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Written by Becca Peterson

Becca Peterson

While I am taking a time-out from being a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, I am currently staying at home with my 2 sweet boys! My first subscription was Julep thanks to happening upon the MSA website, and it all went downhill from there! I have subscribed to Ipsy, Boxycharm, Degustabox, Julep, Graze, Bluum, Walmart, and more because I love a good surprise! I truly am a subscription addict!

Posted in Clothing & Fashion Subscription Boxes, Golden Tote Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: golden tote | 14 comments

Comments (14)

  1. You look fabulous in the black dress. It is sexy but not overly. maybe you could insert black lace at the bottom of the B to make you more comfortable. I love the fabric in the red halter top, and the bow in back looks great on you.

    • Thank you Caroline! ☺️ That is a great idea! I may have to try it! And isn’t the red halter fun? I’ve never seen one like that before!

  2. Everything looks great on you! Think I’m going to go hunt for that floral top.

    • Thanks Katie! I hope you find it! I didn’t think I was going to like it at first, but I honestly have worn it more than any of my other clothes! Very versatile!

  3. You’re so pretty! All the outfits look great 🙂

    • Elizabeth you are so kind! Thanks for commenting! 😊

  4. That striped drawstring dress and red halter top looks great on you!

    • Thank you so much Chanell! Thanks for commenting! ☺️

  5. I think that black dress is gorgeous on you! It doesn’t show too much! Perfect for a date night out!!

    • Thank you so much! You are so sweet!😊

  6. Great review!

    • Thank you 😊

  7. Add a cami and leggings under that black dress and you’ll love it! Looks more like a tunic to me and I love layering tunics.

    • Thanks for the comment and tips! I will have to try that!

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