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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


Here’s what the stylist selected:


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


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.


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


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


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


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


I was less inspired by the orange long sleeve top.


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).


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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