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For those of you who aren’t familiar with Golden Tote, it is an online styling service that allows you to choose a $49 tote for a two to three items or a $149 for five to seven items. A new sale starts on the first Monday of every month and everyone has the chance to get on the website and choose either one item (for the $49 tote) or two items (for the $149 tote) that they would like to be included in their box.
At the beginning of January, Golden Tote released their Mystery Tote. For $60, you would receive a mystery tote according to your size (XS-L) that contained four different items: one that was part of a previous tote, two surprise items, and one special Puella item.
In a normal Golden Tote, you would get to choose at least one or two items and then create a style profile so that you can get pieces that match your fashion taste and closet wants/needs (see my previous Golden Tote review for more information on that). The Mystery Tote is different because you don’t choose any items and your style profile isn’t looked at. It’s a bit of a gamble, but I have to say that I am SUPER happy with what I got in my 2015 Mystery Tote!
Item #1: Priddy by Puella Striped Sleeveless Dress
This Priddy by Puella striped sleeveless dress is SO soft! I don’t normally wear a lot of dresses, but this would go perfect with some leggings or skinny jeans. I also feel like I could wear this on its own since the length is just above my knee – a big plus when you’re 5’8″!
One of the interesting features about this dress is that it has a small cutout in the back. I actually tried this item on with a black cami underneath and it fit perfectly. The cami covered the cutout and didn’t show elsewhere, making this piece versatile enough so that I can wear it more than just out on the town. In fact, I think it would look quite cute with one of my black cardigans or blazers!
Puella Long Sleeve Tunic
I already know some people are going to hate on this Puella tunic because it’s thin and long for some, but I have to say that this top was perfect for me! Not only are the sleeves a good length, but the shirt itself is also long enough for me to wear with leggings or a cute pair of black skinny jeans. I’m actually wearing a black cami underneath this tunic in the picture above – you can see it a little, but not terribly. I have a cream undershirt that will work great with this Puella tunic. I can’t wait to wear it!
So far, the 2015 Golden Tote Mystery Tote is 2 for 2!
Skies Are Blue Lace Panel Pullover Sweater
If you’ve been a fan of Golden Tote for at least a few months, then odds are that you saw this beauty back in the October tote. I had my eyes on it and was SO tempted to buy the tote for that month, but I decided (sadly) to let it pass.
Well, you can imagine my excitement when I saw it in my XS Mystery Tote! I immediately grabbed it out of the pile and felt how soft the fabric was. Seriously though, the sleeves feel amazing. Like, I could just lounge in that sweater for a week and be content.
I got a Skies Are Blue top in my August Golden Tote and LOVED it (it’s one of my go-to clothing pieces now), so you can imagine how anxious I am to wear this Lace Panel Pullover Sweater, especially since winter is trying to make its presence known again.
We are 3 for 3 so far!
Cut + Sew by Golden Tote Open Cardigan
If there is one item I would consider switching out in my 2015 Mystery Tote, this one would be it. Although I like the feel of the cardigan, I’m just not sure if it’s my style. I do wish that it was longer in front, but I’m all for trying new things and seeing if they work. I’ve seen some other Golden Tote buyers pair this with a belt or some skinny jeans and flats, so maybe I will give that a shot. Overall, it’s not a bad piece – just definitely something I wouldn’t normally pick out myself. But that’s why we order from this online styling services, right? What fun is it if you don’t have a little adventure in you!
2015 Golden Tote Mystery Tote Verdict: Success!
I’m really glad I took a chance and ordered one of these awesome totes. I ended up with some great pieces that I will probably start wearing tomorrow, so I definitely can’t complain about that. On top of it all, I got a piece from an earlier month that I REALLY wanted, so now I don’t have to feel bad about missing out on the October items!
Did you get a Mystery Tote this month? What item is your most favorite?