Hello my lovely ladies! How are you all doing this beautiful weekend? I have spent some quality time with my family and Daisy the Pug, leisurely walking around our neighborhood, having coffee and just talking. It was a most needed peaceful time before I continue rushing from one place to another to make sure we have everything we need before we take off Monday morning to visit my parents overseas. Blogging will continue as usual starting Tuesday, otherwise I would miss you all too much. 🙂
May Golden Tote came much earlier than I anticipated. It seems like the $49 totes ship earlier than the $149 totes, at least this has been my experience lately. For the first time, I received two pieces in my $49 Golden tote , and I attribute this to the pants that was my pick and the dress included as my surprise item. The higher the value of the items, the fewer # of pieces included; which totally makes sense. The great news is I am completely in love with both. In case you are new to theboxqueen and yet unaware of my
obsession love of Golden Tote you may want to start reading from all the previous Golden Tote reviews.
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.
The items sell out in ridiculously quick amount of times; I advice you to sign-up for the Golden tote Newsletter and get all the sale news, and updates before the sales start. When the sale starts make sure to finalize your decisions quickly, as I have been known to go to check-out and see that my choice item(s) disappeared from my cart. True story- too many times.
Without further ado I introduce you my May Golden Tote pick, geometric print pants:
pic: from Golden Tote Website
I first saw these pants on Golden Tote instagram ( have we found each other there? I <3 Instagram) in the May spoilers and loved it. After seeing the above picture, along with a couple others of the black/white color, I couldn’t resist it. The pants have the faintest yellow color, so pretty, and the pattern is not as obvious in this color making the pants super versatile for summer. Only having 2 new GT pieces to style, I instead will show the pants in two different outfits; one a bit dressed up, and the other more casual.
My mission for May Golden Tote review was to use ALL Golden Tote pieces in my outfits, including most of the accessories, of course excluding shoes. ( Golden Tote now that’s a thought; how about starting a shoe tote ? 🙂 ) Happy to say I accomplished that mission <3
Day look with geometric pants
First up is the casual day look with the geometric pants. I paired them with a tank I received in one of last summer’s Golden Tote‘s.
Style Tip: Pairing a printed pant with an embroidered tank keeps it simple and uncomplicated but adds in an extra layer of pattern to the outfit without overwhelming the whole look. The tiny wedge sandals keep the outfit casual but gives more petite girls a subtle lift.
Here is a close look at the detailing on the tank. Since receiving this tank in last summer’s Golden Tote I’ve worn it with jeans, shorts, and skirts.
My almost flat wedges. Love them in everyday looks.
Outfit Details : Top: Golden Tote | Pants: Golden Tote | Bag: Foley +Corinna | Shoes: Nine West ( similar option 1, option 2 on sale ) |
Evening look with geometric pants
The same Golden Tote geometric pants can easily be worn for an evening out such as dinner or a party at friends.
Style tip: To transform a simple pants into a more polished outfit, I would simply add a delicate, fancier top, a couple of glam accessories, and of course put the final touch with a special shoe. I would also switch my tote with a sassier clutch.
This is one of my absolute favorite picks from a past Golden Tote. The top has two fabrics so close to my heart: Lace and crochet. I wear a spagetti strap white tank inside the top for fall and spring; the front panel is see-through. During summer I have plans to layer it with a bralette. Glamming up an outfit for evening sometimes means more sparkles. Here I used a layered necklace, and pearl drop earrings.
A classic watch with a single chain bracelet, along with a trio of rings decorates my arm, and hands. The clutch is from Golden Tote as well.
Cute shoes are a must to make an outfit extra special, and my choice here is a metallic, velvet mix heels.
Outfit Details: Top: Golden Tote | Pants: Golden Tote | Necklace +Earrings: Wantable ( also my Wantable reviews | Watch: Michael Kors | Rings: Jewelmint | Shoes: Juicy Couture | Clutch: Golden Tote
Surprise Item of May tote
I squeaked with joy when I saw this Naked Zebra dress in my tote as my surprise item. It is so similar to a dress I returned from another brand, and I was regretting parting with that one. The dress is playful, effortlessly stylish, and has a modern drop-waist that I tied just a tad higher. (looks better on my body type I think as I am not very tall)
Style Tip: A plain dress like this with minimal details is the perfect canvas for versatile styling. It can be remixed and reused in so many different outfits. Here I went for a weekend chic with heels, and a statement necklace but I can also see myself wearing the same dress with flat sandals, a straw hat say to a farmer’s market. Pieces like this one brings a lot of depth to your closet, and opportunities to mix in what you already have. I am all about multi-tasking my pieces to get as much mileage as I can out of my wardrobe.
The detailing on the V neck is simple and pretty.
Where do you think I got this lovely weave tote from? Yes you guessed it right 🙂 From Golden Tote!
Outfit Details: Dress: Golden Tote | Bag: Golden Tote | Necklace: Wantable | Shoes: Pour La Victoire ( Amazing option on sale)
Did you get May Golden Tote? Which pieces did you pick and what were your surprise items? I would LOVE to hear your experience, and of course share your excitement. <3
One of the reasons I love Golden Tote is the wonderful community we have over at Golden Tote Facebook Trading group. The ladies there are wonderful, and GT pieces are traded/sold daily. You’ll love being a part of this group.
If you would like to try a tote of your own, June Golden Tote is around the corner. Make sure to sign up to the newsletter to get news on sales dates. Here is my GT referral link and if you choose to use it thx so much!
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You can see another Golden Tote Review with Michelle’s tote here.
PS: I am linking up with fab parties at Manic Monday at More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express, and a sub party at Unpack the Box and Mommy Splurge.
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