Monthly Archives: August 2015

Golden Tote August Review

The August Golden Tote was a bit of a disappointment again.  I really need to rethink these subscription services…

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Chosen Item #1 – Frequent Flier Dress

Golden Tote Review August 2015Golden Tote Review August 2015

This isn’t my favorite item.  The dress is a bit shorter than I’d like, but the pattern does remind me of “Saved by the Bell” which is a positive in my book.

Chosen Item #2 – Paisley Perfection Maxi Skirt

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Golden Tote Review August 2015

I wore this to work this week and it’s surprisingly long! This is not usually a problem for my 5’6″ frame, I bet this is dragging for most women.

Surprise Item – Naked Zebra Keyhole Tank

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Golden Tote Review August 2015

I love the color of this, I’ll just need to find the right outfit for it.

Surprise Item #2 – Chris & Carol Floral Maxi Skirt

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Golden Tote Review August 2015

The pattern reminds me of something I would have worn in the 90’s.  Not in love with this item, but it might go cute with a chunky burgundy sweater in the fall.

Surprise Item #3 – Skies are Blue Marigold Print Dress

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Shapeless and short, not for me.  Maybe for a model with stick legs, but not for me.

Surprise Item #4 – Renee C Floral Top

Golden Tote Review August 2015

Golden Tote Review August 2015

I could see myself wearing this with shorts and I like the pattern so this was okay.

Overall

I will probably only end up wearing 2-3 of these items so it doesn’t really seem worth the $149 for the tote this month.  I might skip this next month.

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Stitch Fix August Review

This month’s stitch fix was somewhat disappointing, but I did get one incredible item.  Here’s what I requested:

stitch fix note August

And Here’s what I got.  Mostly dark colors…

Stitch Fix August 2015

 

Bancroft – Cambridge Metal Belt Cuff Bracelet  $28

Stitch Fix August 2015

I didn’t care for this bracelet, it just wasn’t my style and was uncomfortable for someone who is typing all day.

Sent back.

Market & Spruce – Leavenworth Sleeveless Top $44

Stitch Fix August 2015

Stitch Fix August 2015

To be fair, I did pin this on my pinterest board, but in person the colors were more navy/red than purple/red like it looked in the picture from Stitch Fix.  Also the collar hit me uncomfortably and if I’m wearing a sleeveless top I don’t want a high neck.

Sent back.

Leota – Abilene Polka Dot Dress $148

Stitch Fix August 2015

Stitch Fix August 2015

Stitch Fix August 2015

I fell in love with this dress before I saw the price.  The cut, the fabric, the polka dots!  I loved everything but was a bit sticker shocked when I saw the price.  Despite that I decided this was the one item I was keeping this month.  I already wore it to work.

Tart – Kaylie Solid French Terry Blazer $128

Stitch Fix August 2015

Stitch Fix August 2015

Again, this just wasn’t my style.  It was very “Academic/Preppy” which I don’t really wear and had shoulder pads.  Also a really high price tag for a knit blazer.  I was surprised at the price of the items this month!

Sent back.

Brixon Ivy – Steph Dress $58

Stitch Fix August 2015

Stitch Fix August 2015

Absolutely not.  This is a very thin knit cut in a very unflattering nightgown shape.  She said she sent this because I had pinned a similar dress from the stitch fix pinterest page, but on the stick thin twiggy model this looked adorable.  With my figure, a shapeless nightgown is not something I’d ever wear or pick for myself.  I wish the stylist kept the client’s body type in mind when picking items not the literal things they saw on pinterest.  I like the idea or look of some things but not the literal translation for me.

Sent back!

Overall Impressions

So while I was happy with my adorable (albeit expensive) polka dot dress, the rest of the items were off and not at all my style or right for my body type.  I signed up for a September fix but am considering cancelling it and purchasing a pair of Hunter boots I’ve been eyeing on the Nordstrom site… What do you think?