I am so overjoyed to finally be able to share my February Golden Tote with all of you. This whole month have been so exciting as I have been able to connect with many Golden Tote fans here, my Facebook, and Instagram and it has been such a pleasure chatting with you ladies and sharing our love for our beloved monthly gift to ourselves. If you are new to my Golden Tote posts, first welcome and you can read all about my initial January mystery Golden Tote here.
February sale had to start a couple days late due to the overwhelming response they had. I was on the go the day the sale ended up starting, and by the time I was able to get in front of their online store to choose my items, my favorites in the big tote were already gone. Thankfully one of the dresses that caught my eye was in the smaller tote so I went with that. Golden Tote choice items fly off the virtual shelves so quickly – because hello they have the best value around- that I highly recommend signing up for their monthly newsletter simply with your e-mail so you never miss a sale. They send all their sale announcements along with some occasional stylish news our way which is always fun.
As a quick recap two friends, and the creators of wildly successful brand Puella sold at Antropologie, Sarah Becker and Sarah Sweeney offered limited time grab bags years ago to clear out their inventory. These packages filled mostly with their Puella items sold out immediately and they decided to create Golden Tote, a monthly grab bag filled with boutique quality brands and surprise items chosen by the two ladies who have seriously impeccable taste. I have been a Golden Tote fanatic from the very beginning and I can assure these ladies find the most stylish, eclectic, on trend pieces that are most importantly also some of the most versatile pieces I own.
Now on to my pretty new things; I absolutely adore all three items I got this month. First off is the style card that came with my dress. Golden Tote sends these outfit options for the monthly choice items. They styled my choice item print dress for a casual day out at the movies. I know I will use the dress casually like shown many times in the future. Just this dress ( found in different colors) is sold for $48; basically the price of my whole tote; such an impressive deal that I don’t know how the ladies of Golden Tote do it!
Golden Tote usually have some detail info next to their choices and they warned us this dress runs on the shorter side. I went up one size as I really wanted to use it as a dress and have the option of styling it as a tunic if I want to. Great decision; the size still fits me perfectly but the dress is long enough that I am not uncomfortable wearing it on its own. Thanks so much Golden Tote for this important info!
As Golden Tote has already shown the Hour Glass Lilly dress in a pretty cute casual outfit; I went for something a little bit more fancy. The dress has a super soft material with some stretch and has an eye-catching print in the most flattering coral color possible. I usually need to belt this kind of dresses so was pleasantly surprised that this Golden Tote version looked good on it’s own. I’ve worn it styled exactly like this to a dinner party and the dress made quite an impact; I had three strangers ask me where I got it ( and of course I happily obliged the info) 🙂
A mini arm party of colorful stretch bracelets and a folded brown clutch added some more depth to dress. The studs on the clutch has also helped to add some edge to the ladylike outfit. You know I love to mix it up.
I added my orange long drop earrings for some color around the face. Usually I choose not to use necklaces with strong prints like this one ; I like to let the print shine on its own.
Style Tip: If you are wearing a really pretty print; you don’t necessarily need to add too much to it .Making intentional accessory choices with only a couple well picked jewelry pieces will save you from a too busy look and will give your print a better chance to dazzle.
The two surprise items Golden Tote chose for me are the renee c. sweater and a beautiful abstract flower patterned, pastel colored scarf. The sweater is made from the most lightweight knit possible. It’s very original and you can layer it with different textured tanks/shirts inside and arrange the neck/wrap to control how the sweater lays. I wore a simple white tank under it here to highlight the sweater for you gals; I plan to layer it with various print shirts to multitask the sweater in multiple outfits.
I used my red jewelry roll from Gorjana as a clutch to give some color to the muted look and wore strappy shiny high heel sandals to make the destroyed jeans a little more glamorous. A big multi-color chain Jewelmint bangle adds some shine.
I thought something was still missing from the outfit and added the scarf included as my third surprise item in my Golden Tote. I think it completed my look perfectly. 🙂
This month’s Golden Tote is an incredible value for the nicest brands as always and I am super happy with the fit and versatility of all three pieces. As I mentioned in my initial post one of the reasons that keeps me coming back – other than the cute clothes – is the as nice women that own this company. They are so warm, personable and communicative that I feel I am part of a community and appreciate their friendly approach to business.
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Have you ever tried Golden Tote ? Have you purchased the February tote and what did you get? I can’t wait to hear all about your Golden Tote experiences and I can’t be happier that you found me here! 🙂 Drop me a note in the comments, e-mail me or reach me via my social media I love to meet you all. If you would like updates from theboxqueen you can join theboxqueen family below via all my social media. XOXO,
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