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)

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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 September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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.

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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.

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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.

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

OUTFIT DETAILS 

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)

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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.

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

The back detail makes the top even more special. It’s just my kind of unexpected surprise. 🙂

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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.

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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.

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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 )

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

OUTFIT DETAILS 

Top: Golden Tote | Skirt: Golden Tote (identical here) | Shoes: Charles by Charles David | Earrings: Wantable | Necklace & Bracelet: Rocksbox (Reviews here)

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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.

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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.

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

Close-up of the arm layering.

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

OUTFIT DETAILS 

Blazer: Golden Tote | Top: Stitch Fix (See it here) | Layered Necklace: H&M sold out ( more necklaces) | Jean: Free People | Booties: Franco Sarto |

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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.

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

Close-up of the embroidery.

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

OUTFIT DETAILS 

Dress: PopBasic | Jacket: Golden Tote | Shoes: Charles by Charles David | Necklace: Rocksbox (Get Your Free Month with CODE: theboxqueenxoxo)

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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 🙂 )

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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.

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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.

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

Front lace/embroidery detail.

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

OUTFIT DETAILS 

Dress: Golden Tote | Jewelry: Wantable (All reviews here)

Golden Tote September Review
Golden Tote September Review

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  • Talba1

    All so cute! My fav are the purple sweater, blouse and the grey jacket. The skirt is geourgous on you. Md size skirts usually dont go with my body type, although I love them on others:) enjoy!

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks my dear! I wore the same midi skirt with flat spiky shoes, and a plain tee over the weekend, and it was the comfiest outfit. ( seen in my Wantable review) The sweater, blazer, and the blouse are favorites as well tough. They each have something special that makes them unique. Every time I talk with you I get excited about putting together more outfits haha. Have a fab Monday. XOXO, Elif

  • Oh it’s a shame you don’t want to keep that maxi dress, it’s my favourite of all your items! 🙂 You could easily layer it up with a long sleeve tee underneath, some leggings and boots, and a cosy cardi! 🙂 I tend to wear my maxi skirts and dresses year-round, because I don’t have snow to worry about in winter, haha!

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    • Theboxqueen

      Mica you make the potential outfits with the Maxi Dress sound so good that I want to try it out with all the possible options. 🙂 The challenge here in NW US is rain. We don’t get that much snow but it rains so much that maxi dress hems end up soaking wet LOL. Have a wonderful Monday!! XOXO, Elif

      • haha oh yes I’ve made the mistake of wearing a maxi in the rain before!

  • Cheryl

    You received a great tote! My tote should be arriving today- I chose the blazer in olive and the Puella striped dress. LOVE the maxi- maybe you could layer it under a cardi or a denim jacket to make it work for fall?

    • Theboxqueen

      Did you get your tote Cheryl? Do you like it? What surprise pieces did you receive? I was very pleasantly surprised with the September tote. I can’t wait for October. I love their colder weather totes. <3 Happy new week dear. XOXO, Elif

  • These are some great new items. I love your outfits 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks Lu. 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • Sibel Gultekin

    I love the feel of the Pink Owl Rose Blouse, and how you styled it with those fabulous faux leather leggings. I am also a big fan of the fall colors and chic heeled boots!

    • Theboxqueen

      I loved the boldness of the blouse myself. The big flowers reminds me of a tropical getaway, just makes me happy :-)) Fall fashion is so fun, lots of options to get creative. Happy Monday lovely! XOXO, Elif

  • The rose blouse is so pretty!

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks, I love it too! XO, Elif

  • thedailysavant

    Ooooooh, girl! I am all about the embroidery on that zipped cardi! I like the way you’ve dressed it up!

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