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.
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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.
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?
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.
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)
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.
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)
Top: Golden Tote | Leggings: Nordstrom (similar here) | Necklace: Rocksbox (free month with code: theboxqueenxoxo ) | Bracelet: Wantable | Sandals: Nordstrom – prior season
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!
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.
Dress: Golden Tote (still available in a large tote) | Accessories: ROCKSBOX (CODE: theboxqueenxoxo – FREE MONTH SUBSCRIPTION) | Shoes: Piperlime | Bag: Zara ( last season)
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.
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.
Top: Golden Tote | Shorts: Banana Republic | Sandals: Nordstrom (previous seasons) | Accessories: LOFT
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)
That stunning print close-up. The dress even has pockets <3
Dress: Golden Tote | Shoes: DSW | Accessories: Wantable
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.
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.
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)
Love the back. Small details sometimes make all the difference.
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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