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Do you love fashion? Does the idea of having your own personal stylist sound appealing? What if you could combine both of these things while providing input on the process. Work with someone who not only knows all your measurements but also won’t put you in something you hate. Sounds nice right? I’m here to tell you that Golden Tote is your answer.
What is Golden Tote?
Golden Tote is a flash sale site that launches a new collection the first Monday of every month. Depending on your order, both you and your stylist will choose a few items. For example, I chose two items and my stylist chose three.
How Does My Stylist Know What I Like?
I am impressed with Golden Tote’s style profile. When you sign up you’re prompted to create an account. You are then encouraged to share your measurements, color preferences, likes, and dislikes. I also appreciate how you can select the items that you would not wear, such as a crop top or flared jeans.
How Much Does It Cost?
The price is similar to other retailers, but with an insider discount. It is more cost effective if you buy a tote instead of individual pieces from the boutique.
- The Golden Tote – $149 Pick two pieces/stylist chooses three
- The Surprise – $89 Stylist will choose three items for you based on your profile
- The Mini Tote – $59 Pick one piece/stylist chooses one
You have two options; the traditional method where you can return a full or partial order, or join their Facebook group to swap, trade, or sell an item.
What I Received
Denim Jacket: Gap (similar) | Dress: Golden Tote c/o | Sandals: Josef Sebiel | Brooch: Banana Republic (old) | Bracelet: Tory Burch for Fitbit (similar)| Lipstick: Wet n Wild (Stoplight Red)
The stripe shift dress is my favorite item that I received. I styled it with this distressed denim jacket and added a cute parrot brooch to the pocket. I requested a size large, but the dress was too big in the hips and upper body. I am narrow through the hips, so the extra fabric wasn’t necessary.
Dress: Golden Tote c/o | Sandals: Josef Sebiel | Necklace: Stella & Dot (old) | Bracelet: Tory Burch for Fitbit (similar)| Lipstick: Wet n Wild (Stoplight Red)
The second item I chose was the Picnic Perfect dress. I love everything about this dress from the color to the pattern. It comes with the belt which helps add definition to the waist. Unfortunately, this dress was tight in the chest. For reference, this dress is a size large and my chest measurements are a 24DD.
Skirt: Golden Tote c/o | Denim Jacket: Loft (old) | Tee: J.Crew | Necklace: J.Crew Factory (old) |Bracelet: Tory Burch for Fitbit (similar)| Lipstick: Wet n Wild (Stoplight Red)
I am a big fan of this lace skirt from Blush Noir. I have never worn a pencil skirt and was surprised by how much I liked it. It’s a bit body conscious for my liking, but the fit is nice and super flattering. The length was good, too. It didn’t hurt that the material is lace (my fav). The waist was a bit large. Otherwise, it would have been perfect. I don’t think that I could take a smaller size.
Blouse: Golden Tote c/o | Jeans: AG | Necklace: Banana Republic (old) |Bracelet: Tory Burch for Fitbit (similar)| Sandals: Josef Sebiel | Lipstick: Wet n Wild (Stoplight Red)
My favorite piece that the stylist chose is this purple top by Skies Are Blue. The silhouette is one that I wear often, but the color isn’t. I am not the biggest fan of purple, but I love this shade. I’ve worn this blouse so many time since receiving the order.
Dress: Golden Tote c/o | Necklace: J.Crew (similar) | Lipstick: Wet n Wild (Stoplight Red)
My least favorite item was this fitted floral dress by Collective Concepts. I am not a fan of bodycon dresses or (as I mentioned before) the color purple. This dress was surprisingly flattering, especially in the midsection (my trouble area). I still didn’t like it on me. I felt like it made me look a little too mature, (older than my age).
Would I try Golden Tote again?
Heck yes! The experience was so much fun. I’m curious what the fall collection will look like. Be sure to head over to Golden Tote and sign up for their newsletter.
*Golden Tote provided me with this tote and the clothing, but all opinions are my own.