You pick either the $49 tote or the $149 tote. If you pick the $49 tote like me than you pick 1 item. If you pick the $149 tote you get to pick 2 items. Then the Golden Tote people do the rest. For the small bag you get 1 or 2 surprises and for the bigger bag you get 5 or 6. The show room updates each month and you can go and pick out your items. This is something you order not a subscription that is automatically billed once a month.
I'd been tempted by the site for awhile but when I saw this owl sweater I just couldn't resist. I mean come on - it's owls as elbow patches! I'm just not that strong.
Most of what I'd seen had been reviews of the bigger bags so I wasn't really sure what to expect.
The box showed up via UPS about 9 days after I placed the order which isn't bad if you consider all the holidays. The first thing I saw was the trademark Golden Tote. It's actually a pretty nice tote bag with the words "Stay Golden" printed on the gold bars.
3 clothing items!!! I love that 2 of them came with a little outfit inspiration card. Not bad at all for only $49 ($56.95 with shipping)
The owl sweater! It's adorable and so soft. It will look really great with jeans or dressed up with a skirt. I got a large because that's all that was available and I'm glad I did because I wanted it to be long enough to wear with leggings.
The colors are a little more muted in person. This has a pretty little button detail on the back and the sleeves are elbow length with just a little bit of puff. The print isn't something that I would normally gravitate towards but it's actually really flattering. I got this in a size small and it fits perfectly. This didn't come with an inspiration card but I've got a few ideas. I think it will dress up or down really nicely and look great with a blazer.
When I first pulled this out I was a little surprised because in the light I was in the little chevron-y things looked black and one of the questions you answer on your profile is "What color do you never wear". I'm one of maybe 2 people in the world who doesn't wear black. However when I got this open I saw that the main color is a grey with a touch of blue that is edged with black. This is a super soft wrap dress. I also got this is a size small and it fits perfectly. The skirt is really gathered and could make my hips look a bit wider than they should but I feel enough like Kate Middleton in this that I'm going to let that pass. I think this will look really cute with thick tights and boots for regular life but will dress up nicely with heels.
So 3 gorgeous unique quality pieces for $49 that can be dressed up or down. I can pretty much guarantee that this will not be my last Golden Tote. I'm already anxiously waiting for the January choices to come up! Another thing I loved about this company is that when I placed the order I ordered a sweater in a size large but in the questionnaire I said I normally wore a size small. Well the day before my box shipped I got a call from an actual person making sure that both were right because they wanted to make sure I was happy with my order. I love that someone actually looked at my profile and paid enough attention to notice that discrepancy and then took the time to call me 2 days before Christmas to verify. I really can't say enough good things about Golden Tote right now. I'm absolutely thrilled with my order and anyone who gives me a dress that makes me feel like Kate Middleton gets high marks in my book!