Golden Tote: March 2015 Review

It’s been quite a few months since I’ve ordered from Golden Tote, but with the launch of their new site last month, I was eager to give the clothing styling service another try (you can check out my previous GT reviews here).

Unlike Stitch Fix (which I’ve been posting monthly lately), Golden Tote offers two “tote” options – a small ($49) with 2-3 items, and a large ($149), with 5-7 items, and all items you receive are yours to keep. If you receive an item you don’t like, you can trade/sell it in the Golden Tote Trading Group on Facebook, which I’ve done many times!

I actually received my March order a couple weeks ago, due to a later launch day (GT releases new items each month and they typically go on sale the first Monday of the month at noon EST). Here’s what I got (apologies for not modeling them for you this time around – next time, I promise!):

Mint Skinny Jeans
My chosen item was a pair of Mint Skinny Jeans. I don’t have much color in my wardrobe when it comes to pants/jeans, so I thought these would be a great spring addition to my wardrobe. It was noted on the site that the jeans run big and to size down (also read this in the Trading Group), so I did just that. Unfortunately, I should’ve stuck with my original size instead, because they’re a little snug on me. I haven’t decided if I’ll put them up for sale/trade or not yet, but I’m leaning toward kicking it into high gear in the fitness realm, so hopefully they’ll fit a little better!

I felt a bit underwhelmed with this surprise top when I first opened it. It wasn’t anything that particularly jumped out at me, but after trying it on, I think I’ll keep it. I don’t love it, but I also don’t hate it. The linen material is rough since it wrinkles so easily and I’m not one to pull the iron out often, but it is a nice, lightweight shirt for the Florida heat!

My March Tote wasn’t a huge success, but I’m still going to give it another try with April’s tote, since there were a couple items I really liked from the available options. Stay tuned on the results!

The next Golden Tote sale is slated to go live Monday, May 4 – 2 weeks from today. Spoilers should be up in another week and a half, so keep your eyes on GT’s Tumblr page if you’re interested!

Did you purchase a tote this month? Was it a hit or miss?

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.



  1. April 20, 2015 / 5:06 PM

    I really do love those jeans! The mint color is pretty and a nice way to have color that could work for fun or even a casual outfit at the office during spring. Bummer about them not completely fitting right.

  2. Beth Kovinsky Blacker
    April 20, 2015 / 5:44 PM

    Not familiar with this site…interesting concept…hmmm…time to shop :)

  3. Crystal H
    April 21, 2015 / 3:12 AM

    I like the jeans, but I would probably trade or sell them if they don't fit. That shirt looked really cool in the top picture when it was folded. It was a little underwhelming in the bottom photo, but I love the cut. Have you tried the wrinkle release spray? I DON'T iron. I either use the spray, toss it into the dryer for a few minutes or both. I am awful. :P

  4. April 21, 2015 / 7:16 PM

    The top looks itchy to wear, the jeans though I love. Mint is a sexy color :)

    Miss Eleigh Neux