Golden Tote January 2016
Yea, my first $49 Golden Tote arrived! Normally $49 + $9.95 shipping for two items, one of which I selected and one random mystery garment, I had a $10 credit which brought my total cost down to $48.95. Figured there was no better time to give Golden Tote a whirl and upon opening the box I was immediately pleased with the tote itself as I was born in a year of the monkey. Good omen.
This is the item I selected for myself, the Puella Cowl Neck Pullover in navy, size medium. Designed to be worn over another top, this runs true to size with an intentionally loose fit. It’s lightweight, kitten soft, and the color is a true navy. This retails for $45 and though I’d never spend that for the top alone I do like it very much as it’s versatile and cozy. I’ve paired it with the Stella & Dot Zuni necklace in the above photo and think it’s a darling combination. This top should see a lot of wear throughout the rest of the winter.
This Selfie Couture by Trendology Space Dye Cardigan in size M/L is the mystery item. This sweater is well constructed and is made of a mid-weight cotton/ramie blend that feels loftier than it appears and has a nice drape. I don’t normally go for anything with tribal-like patterns or prints since I live in the southwest and such prints are sort of cliche here. That said, this is subtle enough that I don’t mind it. The brown and tan space dye reminds me of a sweater I wore a lot when I was heavier and I happen to have liked that sweater and miss it. This sweater incorporates some greys, as well, so it is a worthy replacement for my old errand running cardigan. Closest I can find to retail for this is on Trendology’s own website for a similar sweater which retails at $40. That actually seems fair given the weight and construction of the cardigan.
So, let’s see … Spent $48.95 and received $85 worth of clothing. Not too shabby and it was a lot of fun having no idea at all what the mystery item would be. Will definitely go for another Golden Tote in the future. How about you? If you’re interested in trying Golden Tote, feel free to click on the referral links throughout this post or over on the sidebar; I get a $10 credit and you get $10 off of your first tote.