Golden Tote Oct 2014

My October Golden Tote arrived VERY late this month.  A couple of weeks ago I contacted their customer service because I had gotten an email saying it was shipped, but when I clicked on the tracking number for UPS it only said “label created” for about a week and a half.  At first they told me that UPS must have just not scanned it, but then the following week I got an email with “oops, we found it sitting in our warehouse, we’ll send it now.”  So I didn’t get my October Golden Tote until the very last day of October.  Not impressed.

Golden Tote Review October 2014

They were doing a special partnership with a breast cancer charity so this month’s tote had that design on it, plus a free pair of socks and a bracelet.

Here were the items I picked.

Black and Tan Shift Dress

Golden Tote Review October 2014

Golden Tote Review October 2014

Golden Tote Review October 2014
Waaaaay too short

I had really been looking forward to this dress, but it is extremely short and I would probably only wear it with black tights and on the weekend for a date night.  Not modest enough for work.  Bummer.

Black Faux Leather Bomber Jacket

Golden Tote Review October 2014

Golden Tote Review October 2014
Great details

Golden Tote Review October 2014

I love this jacket.  The faux leather is so soft, and I love all of the buckles and details.  It also has a hood which will come in handy if I’m walking over to lunch in our new cafeteria.  I was happy with this pick.

Grey Swing Dress

Golden Tote Review October 2014

Golden Tote Review October 2014

I ordered the Merrick swing dress in one last color, this charcoal grey.  I think it will look great with black tights, boots, and maybe the bomber jacket on top.

Here were the surprise items.

Golden Tote Review October 2014
strange…

Golden Tote Review October 2014

I do not like this sweater.  I thought the hem was interesting, but on it is super short and you have to wear something underneath that will show.  I just didn’t care for it.

Golden Tote Review October 2014

Golden Tote Review October 2014

I wasn’t sure about this at first, but the fall colors are very nice and my husband complimented me when he saw me trying it on so I guess it’s a keeper.

Golden Tote Review October 2014

It’s hard to tell from the picture, but they are leggings that appear to be made out of the material you’d run or exercise in with the fabric with holes in it?  Then there are zippers at the bottom.  They were rather uncomfortable and if I wore them I’d wear boots that covered the zippers.  These were a no, and I added them to a bag of charity items that were on their way out since I just cleaned my closet.

Overall Impressions

This month’s Golden Tote was not a big hit in my opinion.  I like the bomber jacket and swing dress, but the tan dress was way too short and I didn’t like 2 of the 3 surprise items.  The November sale goes live tomorrow at 9am EST and I’m going to be in the middle of a presentation so I’ll probably miss any of the popular items.  I might skip November for that reason, but they do have some pretty cute options.  I like the Alpine open cardigan and the vest.

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One thought on “Golden Tote Oct 2014

  1. I also got the grey Merrick dress and the Vegan leather moto jacket and LOVE them! I’ve noticed that if the dresses aren’t at least 33″ on the model, then they are too short for me to wear and feel comfortable in. It’s too bad that they have so many short dresses! I also got the grey Anorak jacket, which I love! It’s not the most well-made piece of clothing, but it’s super cute on. I am skipping this month because there just isn’t anything speaking to me, but hopefully December will be another good one! Either way, it’s a fun way to add some items to my wardrobe that I wouldn’t normally buy in a store.

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