Golden Tote November

Well, Birchbox LE Homespun box is being put on hold until I get my missing chocolate mix in my hands. Until then, here’s my November Golden Tote review! In case you don’t know, Golden Tote is a clothing service. Their sale launches on the first Monday of each month and you choose 1-3 items. The rest of your bag will be a surprise! $49 gets you 1 chosen and 1-2 surprise items, where $149 gets 2 chosen items and up to 4 surprises hand picked by tote curators. It’s a great way to update your wardrobe, try new styles, and make friends 😀 There is a trading group that is extremely active (the owners even chime in with spoilers and ask for ideas to curate the next month) and it’s great to be in a group full of women from all over the world.

This month I chose the Priddy Plaid Dress & the Alpine sweater. I also added on the Moto Jacket from last month and this months Fall Fever dress (and also picked up a pair of black jeans they found for me in their warehouse). *cough* I need my credit card taken away* I absolutely LOVE my chosen items. The surprises were mostly a hit and I even traded to get some of my other “unicorns” as we like to call them.

Up first, the moto jacket!! It’s vegan leather and so great! I am glad I sized up to fit over the girls and am stoked to finally be able to wear it!! Underneath is a GT piece from last month, The Aztec Swing which I bought off a gal in the group and absolutely adore.

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Up next is my other add-on, the Fall Fever dress. Absolutely a win!! The fabric is like a light sweater and the colors are so vibrant in person.

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Now, for the actual tote 😀 This is the Plaid dress. It’s also amazing. The fabric is kinda scuba like, the fit n flare cut is so flattering, and it will be SUPER warm when I go to Chicago this week for a bridal shower (clearly tights will be worn too). You can’t see the plaid or colors too well in this pic, but it’s gorgeous.

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Okay, at first I saw this Alpine sweater and laughed it off. Then, I kept thinking and thinking about it and decided I had to have it. SO glad too because it’s so comfy, warm, and gets lots of compliments.

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This is my first surprise, by Ezra. It is slightly sheer and has a surprise back! I was utterly convinced I’d hate it when I took it out, and then I put it on and ended up wearing it out that night! So glad they listened when I said I live in Arizona and didn’t need a lot of heavy layers.

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Up next is this Priddy dress. Seams look uneven, but when I put it on again, they were fine. This is a great dress, so soft and I love the colors but ended up trading it for a crazy rainbow print!

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Ack, totally LOVE this Everly surprise dress. It’s slightly tight at the chest and thanks to Spanx-like undies, I look hot in it!! Now to get the bf to take me out 😀

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And my only real “meh” of the month, this Potters Pot zipper sweater. So sad because it looks GREAT off me, but I think the zippers just hit me at a weird spot on the hips. I am trying to trade or sell it.

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I am also getting these two items in the mail & can’t wait (love trading!!)

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Overall, this month was a hit and I can’t wait to wear everything! If you’d like to try Golden Tote, consider using my referral link – https://www.goldentote.com/points/invitation/new/from/Mjk0OQ,,/ I’ll get $10. I’d suggest holding off until the next sale, but get your fingers ready, some sizes (like Larges) go quite quick!! Also, they tend to have past tote items in their boutique the days leading up to the sale for $35-$45. Did you get Golden Tote this month? Let me know!

*Disclaimer, post contains referral links, but I pay for totes with my own money!

Golden Tote July Reveal!

YAY, I got my July Golden Tote super fast this month 🙂 They started shipping very early after their sale & UPS decided to hold my package hostage for a few days before finally giving me my precious babies. For those that don’t know, Golden Tote is a surprise shopping experience! You choose either the $49 tote or $149 tote (+$7 shipping). You then get to select either 1 or 2 pieces and the rest is chosen for you by Golden Tote stylists (you’ll receive 2-3 items or 5-7 depending on which size tote & items you select).

I like to describe Golden Tote’s style as sort of Anthropology / California girl / amazing. The value is always on point and they push me out of my style zone. They also have an in-house brand, Priddy & Cut + Sew, that are super adorable and sent out as surprise items. The Facebook Group is also incredibly active and full of not only really supportive wonderful women, but also  a great way to trade/sell your items! Anyway, onto the fun stuff, what I got this month!!

Clearly, I have no self control and went for the large tote! Hell, I’d rather be broke and looking fabulous than rich and looking like crap. My first pick was the Aphrodite Maxi in Navy/White.
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It fits perfectly, makes my booty look great, and is just the right length. I never thought I would be such a maxi girl until Golden Tote but if you look in my closet now, it’s basically all maxis…from them….

My next pick was the Endless Summer Maxi in Green.
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Again, so much love!! It also have POCKETS!! Yes, pockets ❤ Be still my heart. The back is also incredible. I am stealing this pic of the back from their website because it’s basically impossible to take a picture of your back yourself without looking like a complete idiot.
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The surprise items!! First up, another maxi by Super B. It’s beyooooond guys. BEYOND.
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Just look at the detailing. It’s so freaking fantastic. And so comfy. I’m obsessed.

Next up is this Cut + Sew by Golden Tote Top
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When I first saw this popping up in the FB group, I was basically praying I wouldn’t get it. It looked boxy and like it wouldn’t flatter me. But I sucked it up and tried it. Man, am I glad I did. I actually super love it and am really pleased that GT pushes me out of my comfort zone.

Here’s the items that just didn’t work with my body. Up first, Priddy by Puella Surprise Dress.
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It’s very cute, and has an interesting reverse cowl neck opening in the back, but I think I am just too hippy and top heavy to really pull it off. It fit/the sizing was correct, just didn’t do my any favors. However, I sold it right away to a lucky lady in the FB group 🙂

And next up, these Celebrity Pink Jeans shorts.
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Again, very cute, but the booty dat don’t quit and the thighs I inherited from my mother didn’t take toooo kindly to these. I was able to get them on (with some wiggling required), but just didn’t feel very comfortable in them. Luckily, I again sold them to a great gal!

I also added on one of these amazing Flawless bralettes from the boutique after I sent through my order and they were able to combine my shipping (aka refund me the cost of one and send me everything together).
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It is SOO comfy. I basically live in the other color I received from them a few months ago and jumped at the chance to purchase it again. I will probably get the third lilac color next time I purchase a tote.

Overall, I think this was probably one of my favorite totes (I probably say that every month). Their customer service is always on point, I love being a part of the Facebook community, plus getting sneak peeks is so fun. Sarah and her team are on point with styling and I feel like I never need to shop for clothes again! If you want to sign up, feel free to use my referral link, I’ll receive $10 to further enable myself 🙂 I strongly suggest signing up for their newsletter and joining the FB group.

Did you get Golden Tote this month??

*Disclaimer, post includes referral links but everything was purchased on my own dime!

May Golden Tote Spoilers!

Okay before the onslaught of reviews, how about some May Golden Tote spoilers?!

Golden Tote is a fun surprise grab bag clothing deal where you choose from either a $49 or $149 tote. In the $49 tote, you pick one item and get 2-3 other picks and if you go for the $149 tote, you’ll receive 5-6 additional items, all total surprises! Their styling is very boho-chic, Anthropologie, California girl. If you hate patterns, you may not like them. Sales begin on the first Monday of the month and bags start shipping out I believe the second / third week of the month.

I ended up not getting anything from April, mostly because I was feeling too poor and the dress I desperately coveted was in the $149 and nothing else jumped out as a MUST HAVE. But judging on the sneak-peeks so far, I am going to have a hard time saying no.

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I kinda love them all. So. Much. Color! I definitely want to pick up a dress. Or two. I have a feeling I’ll be going for the $149 tote. I also love that you can add comments to your styling profile for Sarah and Rosemary. If you see an item from the boutique that you like or from previous totes, let them know! You may not get it, but they’ll get a better sense of your style and know what to include in your package.

I suggest signing up for their newsletter on their site so you can a) never miss a sale and b) get sneak peeks!