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!


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.


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!



  1. July 6, 2015 / 6:52 PM

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

    • July 7, 2015 / 10:54 PM

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

  2. July 6, 2015 / 7:40 PM

    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!

  3. July 6, 2015 / 8:43 PM

    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?

    • July 7, 2015 / 10:55 PM

      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.

  4. July 7, 2015 / 9:15 AM

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

    • July 7, 2015 / 10:57 PM

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