Golden Tote Mystery Bag Review – January 2014

I got my Golden Tote Mystery Bag yesterday, and it was one of the most exciting boxes I’ve ever unboxed! I’ve always eyed up Golden Tote but never subscribed due to the higher price point, plus I have too much clothes. When they recently announced a $50 mystery bag though with 4 items in it, I HAD to get it! I goofed and didn’t take pictures of the box (it wasn’t that special anyways), but all my items came in this nice reusable bag in the picture above.
(The mystery bag has long since sold out, but I imagine due to the popularity they will do more of these in the future. The information for the regular  monthly subscription is below.)
Box: Golden Tote is a monthly subscription of high-quality clothing items, picked from the designers behind Puella.

Cost: $49 for the accessory box or $149 for the clothing box. ($7.95 s/h to continental US, $15 to Alaska and Hawaii.)
Contents: Clothing/accessory items. Some you pick, some are surprises!
Puella Striped Maxi Dress (Value $96):
I LOVE this maxi dress! It has adjustable straps, so I managed to adjust it so the length on me just passed acceptable. I’ve VERY short (5″1), so I rarely find any maxi dresses that don’t drag on the floor. The length on this just hit the ground, but I’ll be able to pull it off with some heels or boots! The color and fit is very flattering, so perfect!

THML Clothing Jeweled Embellished Tunic (Value $60):
I saw this, screamed, and then died. I absolutely love this! It’s so boho yet classy and very flattering on my body type. I usually don’t like fake giant bling on clothing but these don’t look tacky. If I didn’t know any better I would have thought this was made specifically for me 😉

Collective Concepts Printed Top (Value $28):
Does anyone like banded tops? I just feel like they aren’t flattering on me and I wasn’t thrilled about it. I dug the pattern but I HATE banded things. Anyways I passed this along to my sister. 

Saint Grace Knit Dress ($100):
I’m totally guessing on the price of this, but all the dresses from this brand were pricey, most ranging from $80-$180. This dress is a little tight, an awkward length, and not really my style, but it’s a nice conservative piece to have in my closet. Also this is a horrible picture, I apologize of the angle lmao. Bobbi Pins and Beaded Bracelet (Value $8 each?):
These aren’t really my style, but nice little extras! Sorry it’s such an unofficial picture, I totally forgot about these until after I published the post.

Final Thoughts: This box (tote?) was SO fun, and I’m so glad I got it! I already have a lot of clothes so it was hard justifying this purchase at first, but this was one of the best subscriptions I ever bought. It was a one time purchase, and I hope they make another mystery bag soon! I absolutely love my maxi dress and the jeweled blouse; those made the entire bag worth it on it’s own. The value was also amazing, I estimate it to be around $300! So so so so soooooo happy with this purchase. 
Sign up for Golden Tote here! (The regular subscription, the mystery bags are sold out.)

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    brandy @mommysplurge

    January 17, 2014

    you are so cute, i die! i think the maxi is the winner for the mystery totes. it must be perfect for hawaii!!! i'm so stereotypical but HAWAII. you know if i could move there/afford it, i totally would.

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    January 20, 2014

    I loved your tote! I got the same maxi but in a different color and I agree with you, I'm so glad they had adjustable straps! I'm 5' exact, so it's incredibly hard to find any maxis I don't have to hem up. Check out my reviews too. (:

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    June 26, 2016

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