It’s been two long months since I received my last Golden Tote in June. After a particularly busy summer, the most fun time to shop has arrived. As much as I adore all the cheerfulness of summer clothing, I can’t help but love the layers, deep colors, and cute boot choices the chillier weather brings. My hope for September Golden Tote was to add on to the fall/winter wardrobe I am in the process of building. ( for more of my Fall Fashion postsee Go Shopping With TheBoxQueen Series , Pretties Under $100 Series, and this post)
For my September Golden Tote I chose a blazer, and tie front skirt. I also received a cardigan jacket, a sweater, a tunic blouse, and a maxi dress as my surprise items. Before I show you all the details in my Golden Tote September Review, and give my style tips on how I put each into outfits, let me give all readers unfamiliar with GT, a summary of how Golden Tote works. I’ve been purchasing totes since Golden Tote first started.
HOW GOLDEN TOTE WORKS
- Golden Tote is a personal styling service. The sales begin at an announced date each month, and you get to choose between a small ($49) or large ($149) tote. In the large tote you pick two items, and for the small tote you pick one. The rest of the items are surprise pieces chosen by Golden Tote stylists based on your style profile. Nice thing is that all the pieces are yours to keep.
- It’s best to sign up for Golden Tote Newsletter to receive all the sale announcements, and occasional style ideas. Best items of the monthly totes sell out fast. Knowing when sales begin is crucial to get your desired sizes on your picks.
- There is a Facebook Golden Tote Trading Group you can become a member of which makes Golden Tote even more exciting. The lovely group of ladies are super friendly, and you get to trade or sell your items there. You also get to see tote reveals, and Golden Tote ootd’s.
- If you are new to TheBoxQueen, find all my previous Golden Tote Reviews here.
Golden Tote sends your pieces in actual totes. They change them up frequently. September items came in this humorous tote. I absolutely love the drawing of The Sarahs. <3
Let’s begin. If you are curious about my outfit details, you’ll find them under my pictures.
SURPRISE ITEM- PINK OWL ROSE BLOUSE IN NAVY
I’ve seen this surprise item in pink flowers version, posted on the Golden Tote Facebook Group. I was very pleasantly surprised when I received it in yellow flowers print; I think navy and yellow go really great together. I also appreciate that on me this blouse is almost tunic length. I wear a lot of leggings, and skinny jeans. The Pink Owl piece is definitely a keeper.
Style Tip: Although this top is said to be navy, I thought it looked almost black. I wanted to contrast the feminine style of the piece with an edgier faux leather leggings. (sold out- similar here) Using contrasting styles instantly elevates the trendiness of your outfit, and makes it fresh & exciting. I added spiky patent pumps, drop earrings, and an original ring to finish off my look.
I got this cool ring from my most recent Rocksbox. ( See all my reviews here) I thought it matched this modern outfit. You can also get a FREE MONTH of Rocksbox subscription here with my CODE: theboxqueenxoxo. It’s a fun jewelry service.
Top: Golden Tote | Leggings: Leith (sold out similar pretty leggings) | Shoes: Piperlime last season (similar here) | Earrings: Wantable (reviews here) | Ring: Rocksbox (get your Free Month Sub Here w/CODE: theboxqueenxoxo)
These drop earrings are from Wantable, another accessories subscription I receive. (see the earrings in my initial Wantable review) I like the sparkle, and color they add to the outfit. A lot of times I use statement drop earrings, and choose to go with a bare neckline.
The back detail makes the top even more special. It’s just my kind of unexpected surprise. 🙂
CHOSEN ITEM 1- SKIES ARE BLUE TIE WAIST SKIRT
This skirt (found an identical version) is my first chosen item. I thought with it’s deep olive color, and length it screamed fall. My intention choosing the skirt was to wear it with knit sweaters.
SURPRISE ITEM – LE LIS HEART SWEATER IN PINK
The Le Lis Heart Sweater is another surprise piece my stylist KB chose. It’s the perfect sweater for me. I love purple, and pink together, and also adore the heart print on the arms, and the back. As I mentioned above, I wanted my chosen skirt to be worn with sweaters and these two make a lovely pair.
Style Tip: The bow tie of the skirt begs to be seen. Luckily the heart sweater is not too long, and is easy to tuck in. If you read my style posts, you may remember that I like pattern mixing, especially in small doses. I added my recent plaid pump purchase to my outfit to make it my own.
I think having signature touches to your outfits make them feel more real, and more like you. My chain drop earrings are Wantable, and the druzzy delicate necklace is from Rocksbox. (FREE MONTH CODE: theboxqueenxoxo )
Another piece from Golden Tote that has a surprise that appears when you turn around. Sweet hearts in this one. Love those kind of items. <3
Top: Golden Tote | Skirt: Golden Tote (identical here) | Shoes: Charles by Charles David | Earrings: Wantable | Necklace & Bracelet: Rocksbox (Reviews here)
CHOSEN ITEM 2- ESLEY DOWN TO BUSINESS BLAZER
My second Golden Tote chosen item is perfect for transitional weather. It’s not made of a super thick material so I can wear it in those NW days that are a bit chilly, and windy but not too cold. I prefer fitted waists, and this is very fitted in the middle. I also like the ruched arms; I can layer it with long sleeves like I did above.
Style Tip: I like a layered look with the shorter arms on the jacket. It allows me to have fun with colors, and textures. My latest Stitch Fix keeper long sleeve top in navy complimented the grey while providing a warm layer.
As the blazer is a more classic look, I wanted to contrast that style once again with these grey ripped jeans. I added my green Stitch Fix Bag, and a layered pearl statement necklace to liven up the outfit. I am obsessed with these new booties lately and they kept the look casual but chic.
Close-up of the arm layering.
Blazer: Golden Tote | Top: Stitch Fix (See it here) | Layered Necklace: H&M sold out ( more necklaces) | Jean: Free People | Booties: Franco Sarto |
SURPRISE ITEM- LE LIS ZIPPED JACKET IN GREY
This piece is listed as jacket in the receipt that came in my Golden Tote box however it feels more like a zipped cardigan. It’s rather lightweight and perfect to wear over pretty much everything including dresses. The embroidery over the shoulder area makes the cardigan different.
Close-up of the embroidery.
Dress: PopBasic | Jacket: Golden Tote | Shoes: Charles by Charles David | Necklace: Rocksbox (Get Your Free Month with CODE: theboxqueenxoxo)
I am LOVING this long elegant, necklace I once again received in my latest Rocksbox. ( and again you can get a FREE Month with CODE:theboxqueenxoxo 🙂 )
Style Tip: In this outfit I wanted to do grey over grey to highlight the embroidery detail. I mixed it up with a colorful shoulder bag, plaid pumps, and classic jewelry including gold hoops, and a long necklace.
SURPRISE ITEM- COLLECTIVE CONCEPTS CROCHET BODICE MAXI DRESS
This pretty Collective Concepts Maxi is the last surprise piece. This is also the only item I am considering putting up for sale on the Trading Board. Although I find it beautiful, I am way too impatient to wait for next summer to wear this dress. I think it would be perfect for someone who lives in a warmer climate.
Front lace/embroidery detail.
Dress: Golden Tote | Jewelry: Wantable (All reviews here)
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