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Golden Tote August Review

My Golden Tote for August arrived last week, but I was busy taking care of my nephew for 5 days and didn’t get a chance to open it until last night. ¬†(It is a nice reward after a week of entertaining a 9 year old boy!) ūüôā

Here’s what I got this month:

Golden Tote August Review
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I really like the design on the tote this month. ¬†I’m not sure what to do with all of the cute totes I’ve gotten from them. ¬†I wonder if people have creative ideas?

Here are the two items I picked:

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I think they sent me one of the wrong cards.  I did get the striped summer swing dress, but my other item was the red kimono, not the fringed one.  Maybe they just had one card for kimonos?

Golden Tote August Review

Hanging up it’s just a rather shapeless dress, but I had seen it on one of the models with a cute skinny red belt which I didn’t happen to have, but I do have a wide red belt and I think the result is nice.

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You can’t tell from the picture, but it’s actually a little longer in back and it’s SO comfortable. ¬†I love all of the knits I got in this month’s tote.

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Red Kimono

I had been wanting a kimono for some time and the red color on this one really stood out to me.

Golden Tote August Review

I might play around with different ways to wear it because this is just okay.  Maybe with heels?  Black skinny jeans?

Then there were four surprise items.

Golden Tote August Review
Priddy Striped Dress

I think this was my favorite surprise item. ¬†This will be a great dress to wear in the fall with a military style jacket and later with tights and boots. ¬†It’s also cute just by itself for late summer.

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This is my next favorite.

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Fantastic Fawn dolman sleeve shirt

Again, this is super soft and drapey and very comfortable.

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I like the cute back details.

The next item is another tank, but it’s not too loose and the colors are easy to pair with other items.

Golden Tote August Review
Collective Concepts Tank

Golden Tote August Review

I think I saw someone get this in a Stitch Fix. ¬†I know they send out Collective Concepts brand items so it’s possible.

Then the last item is my least favorite.

Golden Tote August Review
Renee C. cocoon cardigan
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Batwings!

I just couldn’t get it to lay very nicely and have no idea how to wear it. ¬†Since it’s one of those items I will never reach for in my already crowded closet I think I’ll do a giveaway with this item. ¬†I’m going on a trip next week and will be out of town so I’ll do the giveaway when I get back.

Overall Impressions

I really liked this Golden Tote and felt that it was very much worth the $149 for the 5 items I really loved.  I was very happy with the surprises this time and all of the cozy soft fabrics.

 

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Golden Tote May Review

The May Golden Tote has arrived!!

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Golden Tote MayFor those of you unfamiliar with Golden Tote, it is a subscription clothing service where you can opt in each month by picking either one item for $49 or two items for $149. ¬†If you pick the $49 tote, they will send you an additional 1-2 surprise items, and if you pick the $149 tote you will get an additional 3-5 surprise items. ¬†Unlike Stitch Fix you don’t get to pick and choose what you keep, with Golden Tote it is an all or nothing deal, but it is usually worth the price even if you don’t like all of the items. ¬†The items are very similar to what you would find at Anthropologie.

Here’s what I picked for the May Tote:

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Floral blouse

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I really love this first pick.  The colors on the blouse are beautiful and the fabric is so soft and comfortable.  Great first pick!

My second pick was the off white kimono:

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I love the embroidered design on the back and it has a nice fit where it is longer in back.  Very different piece from what I would normally pick, but I like it.

Here were the four surprise items:

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Priddy dress
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Naked Zebra Dress
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Renee C Chevron Dolman Top
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Under Skies Halter Tank

 

Of the four surprise items, I liked two of them pretty well.

Golden Tote May(Sorry for the horribly blurry picture), this dress was a surprise to me. ¬†At first I thought I could never pull it off because it’s quite short and thin, but when I added leggings, short black booties and a long necklace, I ended up really liking it. ¬†This is a great find for me.

Golden Tote MayI also liked this dolman top. ¬†The fabric is super soft and it drapes nicely. ¬†I just wasn’t sure how far to pull the band down at the bottom because it’s fitted and long. ¬†This length seemed to work okay.

And finally for the two items I didn’t care for.

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I don’t really ever wear tops that show my arms so you’d never even see that this was a halter tank. ¬†Also it’s see through so you need to wear something underneath and a tank with straps would always show through. ¬†Just not my style.

The other thing that didn’t work was the Priddy dress. ¬†I don’t even have a picture of me wearing it because it was that bad on me. ¬†It was super short and did nothing for my figure. ¬†(I’ve already been feeling somewhat bad about my body lately so I wasn’t going to create photographic evidence for what I’ve been thinking.)

Giveaway is now over

Congratulations to Jenn B. for the Speckled Tank, and Debbie P. for the Priddy Dress. ¬†I’ll be putting those in the mail sometime this week. ¬†Watch your mailboxes!

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Overall Impressions

Overall, I think this month’s Golden Tote was worthwhile and fun. ¬†I love seeing what the surprise items are and the two I picked worked out well for me. ¬†If they have cute items again next month I’ll definitely consider Golden Tote again. ¬†If you decide to check it out, please use my referral link. ¬†Thanks!