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Golden Tote July 2015 Review

My July 2015 Golden Tote arrived this weekend and there were some good surprises and some just “enh”.

Golden Tote July 2015

Here are the boutique items I got this time.

All Tied Up Printed Sandals – $20

Golden Tote July 2015

Golden Tote July 2015

They recommended going up a half size so I went with 8.5 and they seem to fit well.  I wore them this weekend with black shorts and a red top.

Mardi Gras Bracelet Set – $14

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Haven’t worn these yet, but they are cute in person.

Silver Metal Layered Necklace – $15

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And here are the tote items.

Chosen Item 1 – Embellished Eyelet Tank

Golden Tote July 2015

Golden Tote July 2015

I normally don’t wear racerback tops like this but with the heat I decided to give it a try.  It’s a nice soft fabric and I can’t wait to wear it with shorts (the proportions don’t suit me with capris).

Chosen Item 2 – Draped Crossover Blouse

Golden Tote July 2015

Golden Tote July 2015

Surprise Item – Bo Bel Pocket Tee with Crochet Trim (Green)

Golden Tote July 2015

Golden Tote July 2015

I wore this to work paired with white jeans and a blazer from an older Golden Tote.

Surprise Item – Skies are Blue Floral Lace Detail Kimono

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Not thrilled with another kimono but it’s a nice color.

Surprise Item – Le Lis Side Bow Dress

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Surprise Item – Miss Love Black Tank with Sheer Panel at Hem

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Golden Tote July 2015

Very basic piece but rather boring.

Overall Impressions

The July Golden Tote came with some pretty dark and boring surprise items, especially since I had seen a spoiler email with some of the cute patterned tops they were giving away.  I had hoped to see the polka dot top or the ikat print tee but only got dark boring stuff.  Maybe next month will be better.

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Golden Tote March 2015

My Golden Tote has finally arrived for March.  (It took 3 weeks to get here!)  They really need to work on their customer service.  It shouldn’t take 3 weeks to get an order and the sale launch was delayed because of problems with their new website.

Here’s what I got.

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These are the two items I picked

Golden Tote March 2015

Touch of Spring Top

Golden Tote March 2015

Golden Tote March 2015
Golden Tote Touch of Spring Top

I like this top, it’s a soft lightweight material and the mixed media looks great with these black pants from Athleta.

Striped Blazer

Golden Tote March 2015
Striped Blazer (needs ironing)

Golden Tote March 2015

I wish I had ordered this in a small.  When I pull the two sides together as if I was going to close it (it has no buttons) it fits nicely, but when it hangs open like you’d wear it it looks too loose and shapeless.  It makes me look heavy and bulky which is not what I was going for.

Kerisma Ombre Sweater – Blue

Golden Tote March 2015
Kerisma Ombre Sweater

Golden Tote March 2015

This is one of my favorite surprise items.  I love the color (it seems more purple to me) and it’s super soft.  It is a high-lo sweater which I don’t always love, but the color and fabric make up for it.

Le Lis Leopard Print Blouse

Golden Tote March 2015
Le Lis Leopard Print Blouse

Golden Tote March 2015

Out of the box I thought I liked this the least, but when I put it on it is so silky and nice and I decided I could pair it with some cute jewelry and maybe a blazer to make it work.

Love Stitch 3/4 Sleeve Tassel Top – Blush

Golden Tote March 2015
Love Stitch 3/4 Sleeve Tassel Top

Golden Tote March 2015

The hem on this is not very well made and it is just blousy.  I’ll try to make it work with some lighter colored jeans and different sandals.  I like the boho trend but these loose flowy tops don’t usually work for me.

Renee C Work Blouse – White

Golden Tote March 2015
Renee C Work Blouse

Golden Tote March 2015

Another Hi-Lo top.  These items really need ironing.  I don’t care for the fit of this but maybe I can pair it with something to make it work.

Overall, this months Golden Tote was okay.  I like one of the items I picked and a few of the surprises, but nothing really wow-ed me.  I’m wondering what they will have for their April sale which starts April 13th.

 

 

 

Golden Tote Review December

Due to my recent dissatisfaction with Stitch Fix, I decided to try a new subscription service I had heard about called Golden Tote.  With Golden Tote, you have two options.  You can pay $49 to select one item from several options, and they will send you an additional 1-2 items as a surprise, or you can pay $149 to pick 2 items and they will send you an additional 3-5 items.  You don’t get to select which ones you keep or send back, so it’s more of an all or nothing service.  I decided to go with the $149 option since I felt I’d have a better chance of getting more items I wanted to keep.

The Goods

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What I ordered
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The Extras
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Black Lace Dress
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Ikat blouse
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stripey tee
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Cream lace blouse
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Owl Sweater
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Sweater

They even sent a little bracelet as a bonus.  Overall, I was really pleased with the selections.  The fabrics were nice and soft, and the fit was perfect on all of the items.  I found that even though I didn’t fill out a profile for this one, they seemed to be right on with my style and preferences.  I’m sure it was just pure coincidence, but if this is any indication of the quality of items they send, I’ll be doing this again.

I’m considering cancelling my January Stitch Fix and just doing another Golden Tote since I’m much happier with the items here.

I already wore the owl sweater to work today.  🙂

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