Finally, it is time for my August Golden Tote review! As an added bonus, I will also be revealing my warehouse purchases since in true Goldie fashion I pulled a bit of an oioi this month by participating both in the warehouse sale and in Tote day. What can I say, I just love me some Golden Tote!
Not familiar with Golden Tote? Golden Tote is similar to Stitch Fix but a little different. Golden Tote is a fashion service but you do not automatically receive a Tote each month. (And yes the items actually do arrive in a Tote!) Instead, Totes go on sale the first Monday of the month (the day has been different lately) on the Golden Tote website. You can choose between either a small Tote for $49 which contains 2-3 items (you pick 1 of the items yourself) or a large Tote for $149 which contains 5-6 items (you pick 2 of the items yourself).
Like Stitch Fix you fill out your style profile on Golden Tote and that style profile will help your stylist select the surprise items that they send in your Tote! Once you receive your Tote you can either keep everything or send everything back. There is no picking and choosing!
Golden Tote also has a boutique so you can purchase items separately as well and there is discounted pricing for adding items on to your Tote order. Oh one more thing! The clothing available for the Totes typically changes every month. And since there is a limited supply, getting a Tote with your preferred item(s) feels pretty similar to signing up for a Disney race. At least in my opinion!
So without further ado let’s start with my Tote items!
Item #1: Layer it on Blouse
I almost got away without ordering a Tote this month, until I saw the Layer it on Blouse that is. For some reason, I was just drawn to it and couldn’t get it out of my head. I was a bit apprehensive that it would be too big for me since it didn’t come in extra small but I decided to take the chance and get it anyways.
And I am SO glad that I did! I love everything about this top. It’s a bit edgy with a side of sass in my opinion and that fits me perfectly.
I am so in love with this top, I am actually hoping to buy it in the navy color if another Goldie decides to sell hers since the top is currently sold out on the Golden Tote site. Please, pretty please someone sell me their navy size small Layer it on Blouse. 🙂
Item #2: Down to Business Blazer
This was my other chosen for the month and I am really happy that I was able to snag it in the dusty pink color. Quite a few Goldies felt that the blazer ran small but I didn’t have any issues with the sizing.
I know that I will get a lot of use out of this blazer both at work and in my non-work life since it looks just as good dressed up as it does with a pair of jeans.
Item #3: Sugar Lips Striped Dress with Crochet Overlay
This was my first surprise item of the Tote and on paper you would think that I would love this dress because it has a lot of attributes that I normally love in clothes. Normally I love dresses, I love blue and I love fun detailing.
But for some reason this dress is just a like for me and not a love. I can’t quite figure out why I feel that way about it but it is what it is. I plan to sell this in the Golden Tote Trading Group.
Item #4: Dahlya Drawstring Shorts
In my style profile I noted that I wanted some shorts so I was excited to see that I was sent a pair. The color is not something that I would typically pick for myself and I am not sure how I feel about them because of the color.
Outside of the color the shorts are just fine. Although a bit more snug than necessary thanks to all of the junk in my trunk. I am on the fence about keeping them though as I am not sure if I will reach for them often because I am not very fond of the color. We’ll see.
Item #5: Pink Note V-neck Tank
I saw a lot of reveals in July with this tank and I have to admit that I was a bit jealous of those that got it because I really liked it. Now I have one that is all mine and I couldn’t be happier!
Item #6: Collective Concepts Watercolor Blouse with Lace
I always have at least one item in each Tote that Chris gives me a weird look about and in this Tote this top was that item. I don’t know why Chris doesn’t like it because I do.
It is a fun pattern and color, the flutter sleeves are cute, the lace detailing is great and it is a perfect shirt for work. Luckily for the shirt, I dress for me and not for him (most of the time anyways) so the shirt will be taking up residence in my closet.
That wraps up my Tote reveal! I am really happy with my Tote this month. I like a majority of the items and I am especially in love with my chosen items, so great job to DL who styled my Tote for me, you rock!
Ready for my warehouse sale reveal?
Item #1: Perfect Spring Tank
The white version of this tank has been on my must buy list for quite some time so I finally snagged it up during the warehouse sale. I don’t know what took me so long because this tank is perfect!
I love the detailing, it fits great and it is oh so soft. I almost want to get it in the other colors that it comes in but do I really want to get into the habit of buying multiples of the same item in different colors just because I love it? I’m not sure, but I can’t say I would be able to turn down a Goldie that had a size small in one of the other colors because the shirt is just that great. Hint, hint to all my fellow Goldies out there. 😉
Item #2: Belted Gingham Dress
While doing my prep work for the warehouse sale (yes, this means I stalked the website and made my shopping list before hand) I kept being drawn back to this dress.
I am so glad I got the dress. It is very cute and flattering and it satisfies my country side. I am actually wearing it to work today with my cowboy boots because we are allowed to dress in our country best thanks to Kenny Chesney who is playing at Ford Field this weekend. Sadly I will not be at the concert but I am grateful for any reason I get to show off my country side at work. Keep any eye on my Instagram for more pictures!
Item #3 Jules Smith Criss Cross Earrings
There was a bit of a mix up with the earrings that I ordered. I ordered the Criss Cross earring seen here.
But instead I received the Fringe Party earrings.
I’ve already reached out to customer service to see what can be done about the mix up. I do actually love the fringe party earrings and I had been eyeing them as a possible purchase but I had a feeling that they would be too heavy for my preference. (I blame that on getting my ears pierced at such a young age.) And I was right.
I am confident that Golden Tote will find a way to make it right.
Item #4: Sunglasses
Because I met the purchase threshold for the warehouse sale, I received a free gift with my order! Who doesn’t like free gifts?! Unfortunately they are not really my style but I am definitely not complaining because again….free. gift.
I am definitely very satisfied with my warehouse order and I will be even more satisfied once I am able to get the correct earrings. The only thing that I am disappointed about is that since I did not meet the threshold for the free shipping I ended up paying $10 for the shipping of the warehouse items. And while I am not upset that I paid the $10, I am upset that when I ordered my August Tote the week after the warehouse sale (which qualified for free shipping mind you), my warehouse purchases were lumped together with my Tote purchases. Not only did that mean it took a long time for my warehouse purchases to arrive but I also made me feel like I get ripped off paying for the shipping. I am ceratinly not upset enough about it to stop using Golden Tote but it was just something I wanted to mention.
Overall I am still very happy with my Golden Tote experience and the items I got this month.
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