After my April Golden Tote Review, and after wearing the pieces I ended up keeping non-stop for the last two months, I decided to get another large tote to add to my summer wardrobe. I’ve had my eye on my two choice dresses from the moment I saw the Tumblr spoilers. Both has distinctive styles, and are really eye catching but so wearable. In addition to the two dresses I chose, as my surprises, I received three tops, and a wrap dress making my June Golden Tote a package of six item prettiness.

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

If you’ve just discovered TheBoxQueen, a huge welcome! So happy you are here. I invite you to start your reading from the detailed Golden Tote reviews section. You’ll find how Golden Tote works, many examples of the cool brands Golden Tote sends, my thoughts on each piece I receive, along with outfit examples & style tips.

One thing that I always look forward to each month is the emails from Golden Tote. As choice items sell out fast, it’s always a good idea to subscribe to their newsletter via email to get notices of sales. The lovely ladies of GT also send style ideas, and the outfits they put together from time to time. You can sign up to the newsletter here. 

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

Are we ready for the best part? Let’s take a peak into my June tote starting with my first chosen dress. <3 You’ll also find my outfit details under the pictures.

FIRST CHOSEN ITEM- SUMMER LOVIN’ DRESS 

If you’ve read my April Golden Tote review, you may know that usually undefined waists, or shift dresses with no definition are not my style. As soon as I laid my eyes on this dress tough that notion went out of the window . I am just so taken by the design, ( did you notice the cute longer back?) embroidery, and the overall ease of this dress. So what if I look slightly pregnant haha, I am keeping it, and not letting go.

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

AND if you are a long time reader of TheBoxQueen, and my Golden Tote reviews, you can gasp with me- I am not even going to belt it!! There’s a first time for everything right? 🙂

How adorable are those colors, and the design?

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

STYLE TIP: Like I mentioned above, this dress begs to be worn “as is” in my opinion. I think it could be perfect beachside cover-up, or a casual day/dinner dress depending on how you wish to use it. Here we were at a casual dinner with my family, and I simply added embellished flat sandals. As it was Saturday night, I wanted to look a bit more put together. I chose more substantial designer accessories, ( a pair of Kendra Scott earrings & Loren Hope bracelet) and my favorite orange satchel to achieve that.

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

OUTFIT DETAILS

Dress: Golden Tote | Bag: Michael Kors | Earrings & Bracelet: Rocksbox (see all my ROCKSBOX reviews here– get your FREE month here with CODE: theboxqueenxoxo) Sandals: Jessica Simpson (similar same brand) | Sunglasses: DVF (same brand similar)

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

BO BEL SLEEVELESS TUNIC WITH STRIPED TRIM

The Bo Bel sleeveless tunic was a piece I wasn’t sure of out of the tote. It seemed a bit too long even though I like tunics over leggings, and can even say they are one of my signature fall styles. When I paired it with capri leggings, and black suede sandals, I liked it more. Funny thing is, this outfit is one of my husband’s favorites – go figure! 🙂 I am still not 100% sure I am keeping it but at least it’s 50/50 right now.

If you are new to Golden Tote, this is a good time to tell you a bit about Facebook Golden Tote Trading Group. This is where the magic happens after you receive your tote, and decide to trade/sell some of your items. The group is also great in case you need different sizes for some pieces. It is an amazing group of women that are supportive, funny, and friendly.

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

STYLE TIP: I think this sleeveless top looks best with leggings. It could be worn on it’s own in the summer, and under blanket cardigans with leggings come fall & winter. I liked mine with capri leggings, ( this one is a great similar style on sale), flat sandals, and some rocking accessories. ( Wantable bracelet- Find my reviews here, and necklace from Rocksbox use my CODE: theboxqueenxoxo for a full FREE MONTH)

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

OUTFIT DETAILS 

Top: Golden Tote | Leggings: Nordstrom (similar here) | Necklace: Rocksbox (free month with code: theboxqueenxoxo ) | Bracelet: Wantable | Sandals: Nordstrom – prior season

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

SECOND CHOSEN ITEM – PEACOCK PEPLUM DRESS

We just got back from a vacation at one of our favorite beach town/golf resorts in Carlsbad, CA. We stayed there, and spent time in San Diego & of course at Legoland & Sea World for the kids. I’ve worn my second chosen item, the peacock peplum dress one night there when we had dinner reservations. This dress is the best! I love the fabric, the vibrancy of colors, and the cut. I wasn’t sure where the peplum part of it would hit my body, but it ended up sitting at just the right spot. ( For reference mine is an XS, and I am 5 4′ to 5 5′) LOVE!

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

STYLE TIP: As we were headed to a fancier restaurant this time, heels were a must. ( But I am also one to find excuses for high heels LOL- you can always pair the dress with your nicest flats <3 ) I multi-tasked the Loren Hope bracelet & Kendra Scott earrings I kept from ROCKSBOX. (reviews here)  Dresses are the best for effortless summer style.

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

OUTFIT DETAILS 

Dress: Golden Tote (still available in a large tote) | Accessories: ROCKSBOX (CODE: theboxqueenxoxo – FREE MONTH SUBSCRIPTION) | Shoes: Piperlime | Bag: Zara ( last season)

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

SKIES ARE BLUE FLORAL TOP WITH ELEPHANTS

Usually I like Skies are Blue pieces. This top was the second item I wasn’t so sure of at first glance. It’s not exactly my style, and the print is not really “me” either. The top definitely grew on me over the past couple of weeks. I actually ended up wearing it at Legoland in this exact outfit, and felt that it was the perfect lightweight fabric for a day of walking under the sun. This piece turned out to be a keeper.

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

STYLE TIP: The top is comfy, and has a looser fit. I thought it would look best over shorts ( or skinny pants when it’s cooler). I added sandals I could walk in, and bright accessories in shades of blue. I think I’ll end up wearing this top more than I initially thought.

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

OUTFIT DETAILS 

Top: Golden Tote | Shorts: Banana Republic | Sandals: Nordstrom (previous seasons) | Accessories: LOFT

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

FANTASTIC FAWN FLORAL WRAP DRESS

The third dress in my June Golden Tote is this Fantastic Fawn Wrap Dress. I always say, I’ve never met a wrap dress I didn’t like. 🙂 This one is proof that this statement still holds true. The print is the beautiful botanical flowers, and the color is a gorgeous red. ( although it says orange in the slip included in my tote, I think the color is more reddish than orange)

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

That stunning print close-up. The dress even has pockets <3

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

OUTFIT DETAILS: 

Dress: Golden Tote | Shoes: DSW | Accessories: Wantable 

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

NAKED ZEBRA CROSSBACK TEE WITH POCKET – BLUE

The last item of my June Golden Tote  is the Naked Zebra top. I already featured this tee here  with a skirt. As I wrote there too, I love the super soft fabric, the fit, and the back detail. This top will take you through the summer and will be your everyday go to piece. At least it became that for me.

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

STYLE TIP: The Naked Zebra top is a true “goes with anything” piece. I’ve worn it over skirts, shorts, destroyed jeans, and tucked inside a pencil skirt so far, and loved all the combinations. Here I matched it with these Stitch Fix shorts. ( you can see them styled first in this Stitch Fix review) I think the colors compliment each other. A couple of statement jewelry pieces, and embellished flats made this a great weekend outfit for me.

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

The bracelet is from Wantable ( reviews here) & my beloved ring is from June Little Lace Box. ( Btw you can still get a August Little Lace Box, few boxes left. Get $10 off of 6 m/yearly subs with CODE: TBQ10 – My favorite lifestyle sub at the moment)

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

Love the back. Small details sometimes make all the difference.

GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW - JUNE 2015
GOLDEN TOTE REVIEW – JUNE 2015

Overall Impressions: June Golden Tote was a big success overall. I may or may not have one piece for sale, and right now I am leaning towards keeping even the striped top. I’ll wear all the items right now and will keep them for next summer as well. Don’t forget you can sign up to the Golden Tote newsletter to receive all updates/news about GT.

UPDATE: September Golden Tote Review is live. See it here. 

REMINDER: I am stocking up on essentials for fall from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. You can earn double points today ( 19th July) if you are a Nordstrom Cardholder.  I am ALWAYS too excited for Nordstrom sales 🙂

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  • Ruby Quiroz

    You always look great in everything they send you! 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      Ruby you are always so sweet to me <3 How have you been doing? Have you received any particularly fun boxes lately? Happy weekend dear. XOXO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    Very nice tote! I was laughing about your belt comment with the first dress. 🙂 I am kicking myself for not choosing the peplum dress- it looks so adorable on! I’ll have to see if I can pick it up.

    • Theboxqueen

      Cheryl if you can get your hands on that peplum dress, get it! It’s special. The colors, and the satiny looking, kinda sparkly (not really but the fabric has a spark 🙂 ) fabric is so pretty. I chose it for the print, but was excited for how nice the cut was. It’s definitely fancier but could be paired with flats too. <3 How did you like the pink dress you got? I remember you mentioning you were picking that! Happy weekend lovely lady. XOXO, Elif

      • Cheryl

        The pink dress is great! It’s a nice, bright pink color and has a subtle pattern to it that I did not realize when I chose it for my tote, so that was a nice surprise and I love it. 🙂 I’ve had an obsession with pink and coral this summer, can’t get enough of those colors. 🙂

        • Theboxqueen

          I didn’t see the pattern on that pink dress either, sounds like fun! I second your obsession for pink and coral – my summer closet is full of those two colors 🙂

  • Susan Jeffries

    Great items!! I love that first dress! I am trying Golden Tote for the first time this month. I chose the $49 tote just to try it out! I cant wait to see what I get! Susan

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks Susan. 🙂 The first dress is “love”. Really tough, it’s SO comfortable, and has a easy breezy, effortless feel. I adore it too. ( And it marks the first time I am not belting a loose dress LOL) How did you like your first Golden Tote? First totes are always so exciting! ( well I am still as excited after a couple years but still remember my first one 🙂 Which items did you get? Have a wonderful weekend. XOXO, Elif

      • Susan Jeffries

        I actually love the two items I received but I do have an issue. I got the faux wrap striped top. I love the style and fit, but I wore it once and it snagged terribly! To the point that I cant wear it again. I contacted customer service and am waiting to hear from them. If they make it right, I will certainly order again. If they dont, they will lost a customer. So I hope they fix it! I do like the idea of getting a $49 box !! Susan

        • Theboxqueen

          What a bummer! 🙁 Hope customer service fixed this for you. I think historically they’ve helped with quality issues. Have a beautiful Thursday. XOXO

  • WE

    I have been hearing such great reviews of Golden Tote! Love your items, especially the dress!!

    • Theboxqueen

      Golden Tote is really great! I’ve been purchasing it since they first started, and the value and brands are fab! Thanks lovely lady. Hope you are having a wonderful summer. XOXO, Elif

  • Jody DesChenes

    you have such a contagious smile (: love the dresses on you especially, of course, you are a colorful dress kind of girl! i’m getting my tote any day and am pretty psyched – i chose a puella knit tunic and jeans…and added on more jeans…if they fit i will then have boyfriends in white, medium & dark, and skinnies in medium…and should be all set in the jeans department. cross your fingers, choosing sizes has taken me 3 tries!

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks Jody, that first sentence made my day! 🙂 Did you receive your tote? How did you like it? How was the fit of the jeans? Crossing my fingers for you. The denim looks great. Can you believe I’ve never purchased one from GT? I guess because I hoard jeans from Nordies LOL. Happy weekend! XOXO, Elif

      • Jody DesChenes

        well…sadly my tote went back…2 of 3 jeans didn’t fit (skinnies & wide legs) and i didn’t love my chosen or my surprises enough to keep – they were all nice and pretty, but just a little bit off for me – for one thing, all solids, when i’m asking for patterns. but no worries, i ordered a Relish tote and some things from Madewell, J Crew Outlet, Kohl’s, & Nordstrom, omg! also just peeked at my Stitch Fix and after 7 0/5 or 1/5, this maybe be a 5/5 (might sell a thing or two, but it looks promising!) i think i may have found a stylist i want to stick with for some tries! i am obviously in the process of revamping my wardrobe (i recently turned 50) – this can’t go on forever!! (:

        • Theboxqueen

          Wow all your orders sound like fun!! Did you get the SF, hopefully that is a 5/5 <3

          • Jody DesChenes

            well my Relish tote was also a return due to damage and fit. and my Madewell order of 5 things is also a return! but i got a good bra from Nordstrom now that i figured out my size – Spanx – COMFY!!! and my Stitch Fix is my 2nd 2/5 in a row, which is great! this stylist is the one i will keep for now – you can tell she is THINKING – yay! but, returning clothes does not bother me, i’m picky and i still have the fun without the financial or closet breakdowns (: and there’s always more…i like GT’s August spoilers!

  • Theboxqueen

    That red dress has got my heart haha, and blue shirt is so very versatile. Hope you are having a lovely weekend my dear. XOXO, Elif