November Golden Tote!!

Yaaaas, I got my Golden Tote today!! For those of you that don’t know, Golden Tote is a fun surprise clothing bag you can get each month. On the first Monday of each month, the sale starts! They present a collection and you chose from two options: for $49, you pick out 1 item and receive 1-2 surprise pieces OR for $149 you pick 2 and get 4-6! The only downside is if something doesn’t work for you, you have to either send back the whole tote or gift it to a friend. I have found that their customer service has been pretty solid and gives good advice when you ask about sizing.

I, having ZERO self control and desperately needing retail therapy, went for the $149 tote. With shipping, it ended being more like $155, but I got 6 pieces and I am super happy! I ordered the first day of the sale and got my items today. Here is what I received:

Come to me my pretttttty! LOVE this bag. I’ll be using it for farmers markets and making myself feel snazzy.

Navy & white Peach Love Cream top – Love this! My iPhone makes the color look black, but trust me, it’s a beautiful navy! Fits great, minus a smidgen tight on the boobies, but thats a daily struggle. One of my favorites from the tote!

Cream, gray, black trim reneec sweater. Super soft but not the most flattering on my body, my mom said it was her least favorite item. Still so comfy though and I’ll be keeping it for myself because I am selfish like that.

Cream and black striped lumiere sweater. LOVE THIS! It’s thick, comfy, and lovely.

One of my picks! Black button up lace lulumari dress. Really cute, but definitely needs the top few buttons unbuttoned to not give off an Amish vibe. Can’t wait to pair it with my cowboy boots, maybe some tights if it actually gets cold here in Phoenix.

Close up on the lace.

Navy blue lace inClover dress that was revealed as an item anyone who ordered the $149 tote would get. Now it looks like shit on the hanger, massive and unflattering, but once on and with a belt it’s SO much better. I may get it taken in slightly, but I like it! The sleeves are really delicate lace and it will be nice for holiday parties.  ALSO, the twirl factor is there, which is majorly important to me.

My other pick!! Finally, I got my hands on this aztec print Fate sweater!!! I almost got the October tote but they sold out in my size ASAP so I was so happy to see it again in November’s collection. The sleeves are a bit tight and it does’t do much for my figure, but I am in love with. Pockets, fun angles, what more do I need?

Did any of your order Golden Tote? Did you love what you got? Let me know!! I am hoping that December’s offerings aren’t as great or I may have to spring again 😛

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Punk Lust

Punk Lust
I am so happy that punk is in right now. It makes my heart sing. Spikes, black leather, edgy, bring it on. Living in NYC gave me the confidence to embrace my inner darkness a bit more and I am so glad the colder weather is finally hitting Phoenix so I can bust out my leather. Now if I had all the money in the world (not to mention some thinner thighs), these babies would be all mine. Aren’t they all glorious?? For some reason the jacket isn’t linking over, but it’s McQueen and it’s so incredibly drool worthy. Please, someone, GIVE ME IT.

Mulberry red leather tote bag
$2,410 – johnlewis.com

Stackable ring
unifclothing.com

Marc Jacobs Long wearing lipstick
sephora.com

Stitch Fix

So I found Stitch Fix earlier this year and fell in love with the idea. Basically, you pay $20 per order for a box of 4-5 items and that credit is applied to any purchase. You can set your price ranges broken down by category (ex, I’d spend more on a jacket vs a necklace) and if you keep everything in your box, you get 25% off! After you receive your fix, you have 3 days to try on (ie model for friends and family who will deliver REAL TALK to you) and then send it back in a pre-paid envelope.

What I love about Stitch Fix is the comprehensive survey you fill out prior to getting your first box. They go into not only your tastes, but exact measurements, lifestyle, work environment, etc. You also have the chance to give your feedback on each item, including the fit, style, price, and sizing. While there are some misses, this is my 7th fix according to the website, so clearly I’m sticking around!

Enough chitchat, onto the fun stuff, the CLOTHES!

1) Tart – Black Nara Sleeveless Cowl Neck Belted Dress – $98

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I was a little worried when I pulled it out of the box, but on it was sexy and formfitting. It can be dressed up and down, dependent on the occasion. The belt, brown, threw me off a bit. If I keep it, I’ll use a different belt. While my sis dug it, she balked at the ~$100 price tag, but she’s also the gal who is happiest at Buffalo Exchange vs Nordstrom.

2) Olive & Oak – White Annora Sheer Faux Leather Trim Blouse – $68

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Ohhh, my heart skipped a beat when I pulled this baby out. It’s just gorgeous. I love the faux leather detailing, fit is great and it feels quality, not like some cheap Forever 21 blouse. Will be great for work or play. Plus, everyone ooh’d and aww’d when I came out in it.

3) Daniel Rainn – Teal Green Catina Belted 3/4 Sleeve Silk Dress – $98

amish

To quote my hysterical father, “you look Amish!” The only missing the bonnet to complete the look. Needless to say, it’s going back. While I loved the color, the fit was all sorts of off. Had it been in a smaller size, wouldn’t have worked up top. Plus, I’m not looking to be mistaken for a sweet Amish gal.

4) Oxmo – Orange Mimi Lurex Sweater – $38

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While this is definitely NOT orange, I adore it. It’s pink, has glitter, and fun elbow patches, what else can a gal ask for in a sweater?! I also requested a lightweight sweater because winter here in Phoenix is like a cold day in hell, doesn’t exist. 3000% keeping this, especially at the price point.

5) Pink Martini – Red Freja Button-Up Sleeveless Silk Blouse – $78

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I knew from the get go that this blouse and I wouldn’t get along, but I always try everything on just in case. Well, I was right with this. While I like the color, I experienced the dreaded button gap (I know some of you ladies know what I’m talking about) and according to my equally hysterical mother, was “kind of whorish right?”.

In the end, I loved 3/5 pieces and am definitely keeping the sweater. I have another few days to decide on the blouse and dress. I love getting the boxes though. It’s like I get to play dress up without putting in any work! Plus, I feel like the stylists listen and I find things I’d usually never pick out for myself.

**Disclaimer, post includes referral links to help me feed my clothing addiction, but I purchased this fix with my own cash.