Golden Tote: June 2015 Review

I was going to be good and sit out on June’s Golden Tote, but since it was my birthday month, I decided to go for it, because I’m a firm believer in spoiling yourself – particularly around your birthday!

If you’re new around here, Golden Tote is a clothing subscription that offers new items each month. You can purchase items individually or (for a better deal) in “totes.” A small tote is $49 (plus shipping) and includes 2-3 items and a large tote is $149 (shipping included) for 5-7 items. You can see my previous reviews here.

For June, I opted for a small tote. Unfortunately it arrived a few hours after I had already departed for my trip to DC, so I couldn’t bring the clothes along with me. But on the bright side, when I returned home, there was a GT package waiting for me!

Pretty Pleated Blouse

The Pretty Pleated Blouse was my pick for my small tote. I meant to select the turquoise color option, but accidentally clicked green, so I was a little thrown off when I opened it, but glad since I don’t have any Kelly Green-colored tops. I’m thinking ahead to St. Patrick’s Day here! The pleated part seems a little off/one-sided, but aside from that (which I’m hoping I can resolve easily), I like it!

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Chris & Carol Floral Tank

The Chris & Carol Floral Tank was my surprise item. At first glance, I hated it. While the material is super soft and felt like something I could easily nap it, it kind of reminded me of wallpaper from decades ago. I tried it on anyway, and was surprised to find I didn’t mind the front. The back, however, I feel weird about. I couldn’t quite capture the look (since it was behind me and all), but at the bottom of the back, there’s an open split (not skin showing, but still, odd). I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with this one yet, but I’m leaning toward trading or selling it.

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July’s Golden Tote sale starts today! I’m sitting this one out (for real this time), but there are some fun summer pieces available if you’re looking for some clothes before vacation!

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  • I love the green top, that is a great color for you!

    • Thank you! I’m happy to add some more green to my closet!

  • I just tried Golden Tote for the first time last month and had GREAT success! I got the pretty pleated top in white and I actually like that the pleats are on one side; it’s more flattering for my bust, haha. I loved all of my items but one and was able to trade it the same day! I’m going to try the small tote next month, I think!

  • I never heard of Golden Tote–only Stitch Fix. It’s something that I would look into because who doesn’t love getting surprises in the mail?

    • You should give it a try! It ends up (most likely) being cheaper than Stitch Fix, but the main difference is you keep everything for the flat rate.

  • i have heard of golden tote before but haven’t tried it yet. i love the colour of the pleated top though!

    • Funny, I heard of/tried GT before Stitch Fix :) You should try it out!