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Golden Tote $149 Clothing Review – May 2019

Golden Tote May 2019 - Package Unopened

Golden Tote
4 overall rating
72 Ratings | 8 Reviews

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.

Golden Tote May 2019 - Tote Full

Everything does arrive in a literal tote, and check out how cute the floral pattern is this month!

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.)

Golden Tote May 2019 - Clothes Folded On Top Oftote

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 May 2019 Review

Golden Tote May 2019 - Invoice

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

 Golden Tote May 2019 - Rainbow Linen Short On Front Golden Tote May 2019 - Rainbow Linen Short On Back

Golden Tote May 2019 - Rainbow Linen Short Fabric Closeup

Rainbow Linen Short (Size Large) - Retail Value $42.00 (found here for $29.00)

The first item is the pair of linen shorts I chose for myself. I had such a hard time choosing my items this month, and almost didn’t get these, but I am so glad I picked them! I am in LOVE! They are sooo extremely comfortable and on trend! It also helps that our weather is finally in the 70s so I can wear them right away! I love the elastic waist and neutral rainbow colored stripes. They match a lot of my clothes and look fantastic with my jean jacket. Definite win!

 Golden Tote May 2019 - Striped Shirt On Front Golden Tote May 2019 - Striped Shirt Back

Golden Tote May 2019 - Striped Shirt Closeup

NZ Sleeveless Button Down Top with Front Tie (Size Large) - Retail Value $40.00

The next item in the tote was this button down top. I love anything with blue in it, so this was a perfect addition to my wardrobe. I have a shirt that is similar to this but doesn’t feature the front tie (which is darling.) I will definitely be wearing this to my son’s tee-ball games this summer!

 Golden Tote May 2019 - Beyond Boho ¾ Sleeve Top Shirton Front Golden Tote May 2019 - Beyond Boho ¾ Sleeve Top Shirton Side Golden Tote May 2019 - Beyond Boho ¾ Sleeve Top Shirton Back

Golden Tote May 2019 - Beyond Boho ¾ Sleeve Top Closeup

Beyond Boho 3/4 Sleeve Top (Size Large) - Retail Value $42.00 (found here for $29.00)

This ¾ sleeve top is the second item I chose for myself. I love the floral paisley pattern and silky flowiness. The sleeves have a little button on each side for added detailing. It is very comfortable and fits really loose. It will be perfect for cool summer evenings!

 Golden Tote May 2019 - Loveriche Short Sleeve Lightweight Sweater Front Golden Tote May 2019 - Loveriche Short Sleeve Lightweight Sweater Side Golden Tote May 2019 - Loveriche Short Sleeve Lightweight Sweater Back

Golden Tote May 2019 - Loveriche Short Sleeve Lightweight Sweater Closeup

Loveriche Short Sleeve Lightweight Sweater (Size Large) - Retail Value $40.00

The next item is one I wouldn’t have chose for myself, but I kind of like it. This light short sleeved sweater is see through, so I paired it with a round neck tank top. Next time I may try it with a “V” neck undershirt to match the necklines a little better. I like the sleeves and detailing around the bottom of the sweater. It is pretty and feminine. I can see myself wearing this to church with a pair of black slacks instead of jeans to dress it up a bit.

 Golden Tote May 2019 - Les Amis Black Floral Blouse Front Golden Tote May 2019 - Les Amis Black Floral Blouse Side Golden Tote May 2019 - Les Amis Black Floral Blouse Back

Golden Tote May 2019 - Les Amis Black Floral Blouse Fabric

Les Amis Black Floral Blouse (Size Large) - Retail Value $40.00

Last up is this black floral blouse. While it gives me more of a fall vibe, it did pair nicely with my white capris. I am a big fan of the ties on the sleeves and I like the silkiness of the fabric and how it flows. Paired with a little red lipstick and I am ready for an evening out!

The Verdict: This my second month of Golden Tote and I really enjoyed everything this month! I edited my style profile after last months tote, and they seemed to hit it out of the park this month! I love the fact that you are able to choose 2 items, so you have some say in what you are receiving: (dreamy linen shorts.) This subscription is super fun and I have already discovered a few items I would never have picked for myself, but ended up loving! I can’t wait to see what they will have for June!

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.

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Becca Peterson
Becca Peterson

I am a wild and crazy mom of 2 boys and work in the public education system as an Indigenous Support Advocate. I love all things outdoors, beauty, crafts, and food. Living the simple life in the country, we spend a lot of time hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. Oh, and I absolutely adore my high school sweetheart aka my husband of almost 17 years!

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Everything looks really cute on you. Love the shorts.

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Thank you Katie! ❤️

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Are you able to return items that don’t fit or you don’t like?

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It looks like you can return a full or partial tote, or exchange up to one item. They do recommend since it is such a good deal, to swap on Facebook though. They have all the info about it on their website if you have more questions. Hope that helps!

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It does help, thank you!


Great set! All very wearable.

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I agree! It was my favorite month yet! Thanks for the comments!

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I love the ties on the floral shirt! That’s right up my alley. I love it.

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Thanks for commenting Michelle! The ties are my favorite part! 😊

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Thanks for the review, I like what you did with all the angles. You look super cute in everything, especially the paisley shirt and the shorts. I’m not in love with the last shirt. I love a good floral, but that one reads a little old to me.

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You are so welcome! Thanks for commenting! 😊 You are so sweet!

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