I always love Fall Golden Tote. I shared with you ladies in my September Golden Tote Review  how I appreciated the versatile transition pieces I received. October Golden Tote topped the that pretty perfect first fall tote of 2015, and delivered me even prettier crisp weather items.

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In a short summary

Ready to see all my pieces styled? Here we go 🙂

FullSizeRenderIn my October Golden Tote , I received two dresses, a cardigan, one top, a pullover sweater, and knit leggings. Can we take a moment and appreciate the skull tote everything came in? Great nod to Halloween, and the skulls are actually adorable haha- go figure! At the Golden Tote Trading Group, I came across many ladies looking specifically for the skull totes. They are popular!!

For sizing purposes, I am an XS both top and bottom with a curvier shape. I am between 5 4′ and 5 5′ in height.  As always find the outfit details & my styling tips under the photos.


Fall For Florals Dress – First Chosen Item 

This Collective Concepts dress is my first chosen. I love the brand. The style and cut of the dress is very “me”. My first instinct was to pair the dress either with this draped faux leather jacket (I have it in black) or my faux fur vest. When I saw Golden Tote  styling cards’ outfit with a vest, I decided to go with mine as well.

I got the dress in XS and I think it is true to size. I have a slightly longer torso so I was pleasantly surprised that the waist section hit me where it should. This dress also gives you a bit of a wiggle room with the waist area and length as you can adjust both.



I wore a navy faux fur vest over my dress and chose Navy Mary Jane’s (identical to this one) to go with it. As the vest and the dress are both busy and are statement pieces, I used smaller, more delicate jewelry to complete my look. This Kendra Scott Necklace I got from one of my ROCKSBOX’s added an elegant sparkle. ( Get a FREE MONTH of ROCKSBOX here with my CODE: theboxqueenxoxo)


The print is lively and I think the colors are great for fall.



Dress: Golden Tote | Vest: Glamorous (see it in this review) | Jewelry: ROCKSBOX (get your FREE MONTH SUB HERE with CODE: theboxqueenxoxo) Shoes: Identical here


Le Lis Printed Lace Detail Blouse 

I couldn’t be more excited to see this surprise lace detail blouse come out of my Golden Tote Box. It fits my style taste perfectly.



I wrote above that this top matched my style taste perfectly. This is because it has girly and edgy design elements in the same one piece. The lace, and the blouse’s style are very feminine and the pattern and the black lace are edgier. I wanted to continue the girly/edgy look throughout the outfit. I chose tattered Stiletto Jeans ( Destroyed- Untattered Blue Version Here) and the more feminine pumps to balance both styles.


I used a clear rock ring from this review  and my two tone clutch.



Top:Golden Tote | Pants: Current/Elliott  (ON SALE) | Shoes: Report | Jewelry: Wantable (reviews here)


Catwalk Cowl Neck Poncho & Bo Bel Leggings

When I first saw this surprise as a spoiler on Facebook, I thought it was another poncho. I wasn’t really sure I liked the style. Well I was wrong to second guess this sweeter. For one it is not open on the sides so it is more of a pullover. It also has the nicest drape, length, and just enough warmth. I matched it with the knit leggings that also came in my Golden Tote. I wore this outfit  this past weekend when we took the kids to a museum near the riverfront.



Matching the sweater and the knit leggings was an easy choice. I wore my (sold out) Mea Shadow boots over the leggings. (very similar here) I liked that the boots gave the outfit and me 🙂 bit of a lift but the mid heel was still casual and easy to walk in.

I tied my hair up which I like to do with bigger cowl neck/turtleneck sweaters.These Kendra Scott drop Earrings ( see in this review) added some color and they were the right length. (When drop earrings are too long they can catch in big turtlenecks) My cross body bag was easy to carry and held all the essentials. It also added more pop while staying in the same color family.




Sweater: Golden Tote | Leggings: Golden Tote | Boots: Mea Shadow (similar) | Earrings: Kendra Scott 


Vida Clothing Floral Dress

The Vida Clothing Floral Dress is a surprise dress chosen by my stylist KB. I am guessing she went by my comment of liking fitted pieces, color, and flowers. This dress has all three. It is size small and fitted like a glove. I wore this to a date night with my hubby.



Dress: Golden Tote | Shoes: Report | Earrings: Stitch Fix  (keeper from this month) | Clutch: Golden Tote 



The black eyelet detail clutch is also from Golden Tote, back from the days they did accessory totes. I kept the accessories simple by and added some shine with the crystal flower earrings.


Southwestern Car Coat – Second Chosen Item 

My second chosen item is the long southwestern car coat cardigan. It is mostly an open cardigan with a tiny hook holding the top closed if you like. I got mine in size small/medium and as GT also states this cardigan has a looser fit. On me it fits just a tad large around the shoulders however it wasn’t big enough to bother me.



I personally didn’t want to add any more bulk under the cardigan (even as jeans) and I paired it with these leggings this time in teal. I mentioned lately that I bought the textured/paneled leggings in burgundy and navy as well. They really are the best! See the burgundy version here, and the navy version here.

Under the leggings, I wore these booties. I wanted there to be definition between the leggings and my shoe to balance out the shape of the cardigan. You could of course easily wear a longer boot, especially if you are taller, or where you live is colder. The Kendra Scott necklace ( see it in this review) completed my outfit.




Cardigan: Golden Tote | Leggings: Sun&Shadow | Shoes: Franco Sarto  | Bag: Michael Kors  | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Hat: Similar Here 

Overall Impressions: October Golden Tote felt like such a great value especially because it included two sweaters. The fact that all six pieces are very wearable made it even better for me. I think fall/winter Golden Totes are my favorites. Make sure to sign up to free Golden Tote Newsletter to get all the announcements on time.

Have you purchased the October Tote? Which were your chosen items? Would love to hear your thoughts. Also you can leave any Golden Tote questions in comments and I’ll answer to my best ability. <3

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Have a fab one lovelies! XOXO,


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  • Talba1

    Lovely pieces. I guess except for the sweater I could wear all. My favourite is the shirt though. Georgous detailing.

    • Theboxqueen

      I really did get very wearable fall appropriate pieces. The lace detail blouse is so pretty. I wear the knit legging and pullover sweater all the time already 🙂 Have a wonderful Monday dear. XOXO, Elif

  • Jody DesChenes

    cute as always! i pondered the teal dress but didn’t get – looks great styled with the cobalt! i am currently awaiting a Daydream Believer dress and a fringey plaid cardi and who knows what else i ordered – i think i might get today…i love that they ship USPS, it is So. Much. Faster. for me anyway. good thing cuz i’m headed to Maui tomorrow! oh and guess what?! our Rack opened this week – the Grand! Opening! was crazy town!

    • Theboxqueen

      I do agree Jody USPS is so much better and faster; and I like that they also deliver on Saturdays. Did you get everything you ordered? How did you like them? Hope you are having a wonderful Maui trip. And Yayyyy for Rack opening in your town. I absolutely love that store. XOXO, Elif

      • Jody DesChenes

        how’s that for bad timing in a good way – orders from Golden Tote AND Nordstrom arriving while i’m in Hawaii! a tiny thing to look forward to after tearing myself away from the beach. (:

        • Theboxqueen

          Of course Murphy’s law in action haha. You leave and your packages come. You do have a great point tough. You’ll have smt beautiful to come back to. Enjoy your time dear. XOXO, Elif


    Cute. I got the teal dress in the other color which was a reddish orange. I am going to have to go buy a faux fur vest in black. 🙂 Really cute stuff you got. I got the distressed jean jacket with sweater sleeves and hoodie that is my favorite piece ever….It was my first tote and I loved every piece and am now hooked.

    • Theboxqueen

      The dress was super cute in the reddish color as well. Collective Concepts really makes nice dresses. Were you able to find a faux fur vest you like? I think those dresses go so great with fancy vests. 🙂 Golden Tote is always so fun and I am happy to hear you are enjoying it as much as I do. Happy Monday! XOXO, Elif

      • JO NEAL

        I saw a beautiful black Mongolian curly lamb long vest at Black White Market but it was $640.00. Yikes. I may have to search my favorite upscale resale shop. Can’t wait for November tote. Everywhere I go, people want to know where I got the hoodie sweater jean jacket. My daughter tried to take it from me. 🙂

        • Theboxqueen

          What are you planning to get from Nov. tote now that we have spoilers? And yes people always compliment GT pieces. So cute that your daughter wanted your jean jacket 🙂

          • JO NEAL

            My two items for Nov. are the Black and silver dot blouse and the Soft stripe Black and ivory sweater. I am going to add the jacket to my tote for my daugter. What are you requesting?

          • Theboxqueen

            You are getting really cute pieces. I especially like the dot blouse. I haven’t decided whether I am getting a Nov. tote yet. I bought both Sept. and October and I may skip and get December. I could also cave and get a small tote with the striped Puella sweater haha. Were you able to pick up your chosens?

  • nuray

    I always look forward to your reviews. You take great pictures. The green dress outfit is very cute. The knit leggings is perfect for a casual day. Thanks for sharing Elif.

    • Theboxqueen

      You are very welcome and thanks for your support and kind words. <3 The knit leggings are so very cozy. I don't want to take them off. :-)) XOXO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    I also chose the dress this month. So pretty for the season! I styled mine over leggings and liked the look. 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      Which color did you get your dress Cheryl? Teal too? I agree it’s super pretty for the season. Collective Concepts impress me with so many of their on trend pieces. I bet it looked great with leggings as well. What other piece was your chosen? XOXO, Elif

  • So many cute pieces! I really like the floral dress 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks so much- it was an instant fave with me too. XOXO, Elif

  • Sibel Gultekin

    We love all of your outfits, especially the print lace blouse.

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks dear. The print lace one is special. <3 Happy Thursday. XOXO, Elif

  • Becky @Disney in your Day

    I’m getting my first Golden Tote this month and I’m very excited! I hope I get stuff as cute as yours.

    • Theboxqueen

      Becky I am excited for you! I remember how much I enjoyed the anticipation of my first ever Golden Tote a couple yrs ago. Has it shipped? I would love it if you shared your thoughts with me once you get your box. 🙂 Happy Thursday! XOXO, Elif

      • Becky @Disney in your Day

        It actually arrived yesterday! I’m so in love. Stylewise I love everything, there were just one or two things that fit a little oddly. I even wore one of the dresses today! I’m going to do a write-up about it on my blog and share it next week 🙂