Golden Tote is a monthly fashion “grab bag” where you choose 1-2 clothing items from a list of options and then get 1-4 surprise items (from a different “secret” list), personally chosen for you by a stylist. New totes (meaning a new list of both optional and surprise items) are released on the first Monday of each month flash sale style: limited quantities, first come first serve (there are limited restocks). Some styles carry over if they don’t sell out in their initial launch month, but for the most part everything is new every month.
Also loving the new colorful tote designs they’ve been putting out the last few months — this one for November is my favorite yet.
Totes come in three sizes: Small for $49 (2-3 items total, choose 1), Large for $149 (5-6 items total, choose 2), and Surprise for $99 (4 items total, choose none). Shipping is $9.95 per tote, free for orders $149+.
You can see all my Golden Tote reviews here.
Chosen #1: Puella Striped Swing Dress Love this! My new favorite GT item of all time. I have one other swing dress of theirs that I love but this one is even better — fits slimmer somehow than the other one, and the color is great. I love it so much I snuck a picture of myself in here showing it off (I’m hoping to do more of that as I lose my extra baby weight).
Chosen #2: Favorite Fringe Cardigan Awesome! Fringe is in, as is hunter green (plus green is a favorite color of mine), plus it’s longer and is a warm sweater-like knit that can be worn open or closed. It’s prettiest closed (like on the model) but it’s always nice to have options. Not your run-of-the-mill cardi to be sure.
Surprise: Puella Cardigan I like this — it’s really lightweight, and simple, but also flattering on and very versatile. It came in three colors: blue, brown, and plum) and while I wish I had gotten plum I do like this blue/teal color as well.
Surprise: Puella Cross Front Mock Turtleneck An unexpected favorite! I hated this when they released the above spoiler pic of this surprise, but once I got it and and tried it on it’s actually really great. I have been wearing it just how they did but with a long black tunic that falls about an inch below the shirt (it’s there in my picture, although you can’t really see it) which solves that awkward “leggings exposed in the front” look. It’s really soft and drapey, and incredibly comfortable.
Surprise: Skies Are Blue Abstract Buttoned Dress Another winner. Often GT dresses run short on me but this one is long enough to be an actual dress (as opposed to a tunic) and fits great. I love that it’s an all-over pattern (I don’t have many of those) but isn’t too crazy or bold. I like it as a shift with leggings and boots for the winter, and can be a dress with a sunhat come spring and summer.
Surprise: Miracle Fuzzy Sweater So soft! And very pretty, but not really my style. The color isn’t great on me (it’s a pinkish off-white called “blush”) and it has a certain boxy fit which just isn’t flattering on me. Will hopefully trade this one in the Facebook group.
Summary: A great tote! Up there as one of my best I think. I LOVE the Puella swing and mock turtleneck, and really like several of the others. I think they did a good job following my profile, which includes choosing items that could be included in a boho-inspired outfit (as I chose ‘boho only’ again this month).
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