Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Golden Tote Review

by Meghann on December 16, 2014

Fashion blogger I am not. Someone who loves new clothes (especially new clothes that come in a cute tote) I most definitely am.

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Golden Tote recently reached out to me to review one of their adorable tote bags. What is Golden Tote? It’s a monthly clothing flash-sale site. Their “Golden Totes” include 5-7 clothing items, 2 of which are chosen by you from the clothing gallery, and the additional items are chosen by stylists based on your style profile.

You pay a flat rate at the beginning and keep everything in your tote. They have an all-or-nothing return policy, so if you really hate it you can return the whole tote. If you’re not a fan of only one or two items, they suggest trading and swapping in their Golden Totes Trading Group on Facebook.

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For my first tote, I selected the Tis the Season Dress and the Thankful Dress as my initial picks for my tote.

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When the tote arrived, I was really impressed with the quantity and quality of its contents. The initial $149 price tag seemed a little high at first, but was completely justified when the tote arrived.

I was really happy when I tried the ‘Tis the Season dress on.

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It was festive, it had pockets, and it was the perfect fit. I loved it instantly and couldn’t wait to wear it to Derek’s holiday work party the following weekend.

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The dress was extremely comfortable and I received compliments on it all night. I’m already looking for another excuse to wear it. Don’t be surprise if you see it again on New Years!

I had my doubts when I first pulled the Thankful Dress out of the bag. I originally requested it because it looked comfortable and I was in the market for a comfortable dress that was also work appropriate. However, when I tried it on, I wasn’t super impressed with the fit or bottom.

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Once I paired the dress with a loose vest and wore it to work, it suddenly became one of my favorite items from the bag. It was ridiculously comfortable and I felt fabulous in it. It’s amazing what a difference a little styling can make.

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Here’s what the stylist selected:

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I loved the blue and black tunic dress. It was cute, comfortable, and great for the office.

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I also loved the black Hourglass Lilly dress. I have a similar Hourglass Lilly dress with the same shape, but more of a summer pattern.

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I love that dress and was happy to see a winter version of it. The dress is really comfortable and fun to style.

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Another favorite was the gray chunky sweater. I’ve really been into chunky sweaters this season.

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This one earned bonus points for also having a fun back.

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I paired the sweater with jeans and sneakers for a casual day in the office.

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I was less inspired by the orange long sleeve top.

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To be fair, I haven’t had the chance style the top for work, but so far I’m not loving the fit or color palette.

Ditto for the black top (and final piece of the bag).

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I didn’t love the top with the black. Maybe I should try it was jeans? I’m not sure. How would you style the top?

Overall I ended up with five items that I really loved and can’t wait to wear again. I’d call that a win. It’s particularly impressive when you consider the fact that the style profile questionnaire only consisted of a couple of questions.

If you love trying new clothes, working with online stylists, and/or receiving boxes full of surprises, then I highly recommend giving Golden Tote a try. I really enjoyed
my experience and look forward to trying it again. At the very least, a Golden Tote would make a great Christmas gift for the clothes
lovers in your life.

Check out Golden Tote here.

This post is sponsored by Golden Tote. As always, all opinions are my own.

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