The day is here! I think for me this collaboration is two years in the making. That would be even before I started TheBoxQueen LOL, as since they started out I have been following, and admiring Golden Tote, and the two amazing Sarah’s behind it.
I am mega excited to say we have partnered up to bring you this review of three pieces from the November tote, my styling tips, and a huge, super duper $149 tote ( in the form of a gift card where you can make your picks) giveaway. Golden Tote giveaways are not easy to come by ladies, so make sure to check out the Rafflecopter at the end of this post, and enter away to your heart’s content. 🙂
For all of you that are new to theboxqueen, and wondering what this Golden Tote craze is, first of all welcome! So happy to have you join us, and you’ve come to the absolute right place to learn more about this fun monthly clothing service. You can find all previous Golden Tote reviews here.
In a quick summary the beautiful Sarah’s, and designers of Puella sold at upscale stores such as Anthropologie, started offering grab bags years ago, they became a huge hit, and the idea of Golden Tote was born.
Every month Golden Tote announces their sales with a newsletter, and things sell out in the blink of an eye. I would recommend signing up to their emails, it’s free, and guarantees you don’t miss out on the offers. You have two tote options, with a $49 tote you pick one item and receive up to two surprises, and in the large $149 tote you pick two items, and get up to 5 extra surprises. The mystery aspect is thrilling.
Their business savy, amazing eye for finding the coolest brands, and eclectic pieces, and of course the unprecedented personal customer service they provide won them a very loyal following ( including myself ). I think the Golden Tote Trading Group they put together is pretty legendary business wise, and houses the nicest, most supportive group of ladies I’ve ever seen at the same place.
MY NOVEMBER PICK
Back to November pieces. The first piece I’ll share with you is the “Thankful Dress“, one of the large tote options this month. This is a midi dress with tassels around the hem, shorter sides, longer front & back, super soft fabric, and drawstring waist. The dress is by LE LIS.
I am so partial to soft, simple dresses I can just wear and go. The tassels make this one special, and also the marled fabric.
Style Tip: I couldn’t agree more with Golden Tote Thankful Dress styling cards. My immediate instinct is usually to pair my midi cotton dresses with vests as well, and I have a similar fuzzy vest in my closet, only in black. I highly recommend one for you. You’ll get so much use out of it over all kinds of dresses. Mine is from two years ago, but this near identical one from Nordstrom is fab.
The charming tassels. <3
When it is a bit cooler, and you need something heavier than a vest, go no further than the Vegan Leather Moto Jacket also available in the large tote. I got mine last year when it was available, and Golden Tote brought this popular jacket back. ( also seen here) Just add a scarf to get your neck warmer, and you are set.
Style Challenge Solution: There maybe a couple possible challenges with drawstring dresses.
- First one is you may not want the drawstring ties to show on the front of your dress. My solution: Circle the drawstring twice around your waist and tie at the back.
- Drawstring may hit your body at a slightly higher point than your natural waist. My solution: Use a wide belt over the dress to hide the drawstring portion. In the case that a dress is only slightly higher around the waist area, and everything else fits perfectly, wide belts are great for hiding the imbalance.
SURPRISE ITEM 1
Golden Tote ladies sent me two surprise items. Fortunate for me, Fantastic Fawn Poncho was one of them. When we were discussing options with Sarah, she mentioned this piece was very me, and of course as usual she was spot on.
I love clothing items that are original, and also ones that make me think outside of the box. This poncho is surely unique. Just look at that beautiful pattern on the sides, and the arm knit. Love it. LOVE it. LOVE IT!!!
Style Tip: Pair your poncho over a turtleneck slim fit dress. It is different than the very expected legging/slim jeans outfit. Here I chose a knit one for extra warmth. The turtleneck portion acts in place of a scarf, and adds some definition over the poncho. The fitted dress balances out the bulkiness of the top piece.
I wore my Ariat riding boots with wool socks that have lace tops. As an extra attention to detail in this outfit, the bag, and socks have very similar hues.
SURPRISE ITEM 2
My third and final November item is Priddy by Puella. I find Priddy pieces to be soft, and a pleasure to wear. The colors, and print on this one is lively too.
Style Tip: Once again, I chose a vest to wear over my dress. This year knit and faux fur mix vests are very in. This one I have is from Loft, bought a while ago. Check out the Forever 21 option– similar, gorgeous, and very affordable which always helps with trendy pieces.
Style Tip: This dress was kinda loose on me especially around the waist area. You won’t be surprised that a wide belt solved the problem for me. 😉
If you are on Pinterest, my Golden Tote Outfits board may be of interest.
$149 TOTE GIVEAWAY
Now onto the fun! Try your chance below at winning a personally curated Golden Tote that can be valued up to $600. This will be in the form of a Golden Tote gift card useable towards a $149 tote, perfect for the holidays.
You need to be at least 18 yrs old to enter. Entries will be verified. There is a quick entry for existing TheBoxQueen readers at the end of the Rafflecopter. 🙂
Also, if you haven’t already done so, make a free account to Golden Tote to receive their monthly news.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Did you get the November tote? Have you tried Golden Tote before? Let me know in the comments which Golden Tote pieces are your favorites, and how you wear them!
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Best of luck with the giveaway ladies!! XOXO,
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