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Golden Tote is a monthly fashion service. Unlike most monthly bags, boxes or crates, you are only charged if you login and make a purchase. New styles are released (at least) monthly, though. You can purchase a $49 small tote, a $99 surprise tote or a $149 large tote. Shipping is free if you spend at least $149.

The cool thing about this service is that it’s curated. This means that if you choose the small tote, you can choose one tote item and then they pick a surprise item for you, based off of your style profile. For the $149 tote, you choose two items and then receive 3 or 4 more that are surprises. The $99 tote is 4 surprises.

Stylists also work off of your notes. So if you absolutely love maxis, let them know! You can even mention surprises by name and they will try to get you them, if they are available. You can also buy additional items from their boutique. If you buy them while getting a tote, then they may be offered at a great discount. This is the first month that GT has started offering swimwear and shoes!

If you would like to join Golden Tote, click here. (Please note: This is a referral link. If you purchase through my link, then I get a $10 credit towards my purchase.) Now, these are just my personal favorites. There are many other styles available this month.

Totes go on sale on the first Monday of the month. So, July’s sale launches on Monday, July 6 at 12PM EST. Hop on ASAP to make sure you can get your size in your favorites.

in the TOTES and the BOUTIQUE

leopard Collage
Ladylike Leopard Maxi Dress
Available:
In the $149 tote
Boutique price: $52
Add-on price: $40

in peach or aqua (I want both!)

I love this. It’s the item that I want the most this month. It features a cute back, tie waist and slit. It’s made of 100% polyester. This is supposed to run true to size. I guess that is with a relaxed fit though, as these are the measurements for the chest: 36″ small, 38″ medium and 40″ large.

tie dye Collage
Step Bright Up Dress
Available:
In the $149 tote
Boutique price: $62
Add-on price: $40

in magenta or yellow

This maxi is just super fun. It is also 100% polyester. It’s listed as true to size, but seems to run smaller than the last dress. Chest measurements are: 30″ small, 32″ medium and 34″ large.

denim skirt collage
Classic Denim Skirt
Available:
In the $49 tote and $149 tote
Boutique price: $35
Add-on price: $30

This is really a simple, classic skirt, but that’s what’s so great about it. It’s made of 98% cotton and 2% spandex. It’s listed as being true to size, but I think that it runs large, based on the waist measurements: 29″ small, 31″ medium and 33″ large.

crossover Collage
Draped Crossover Blouse
Available:
In the $49 tote and $149 tote
Boutique: $35
Add-on: $30

in ivory or navy

This 100% rayon, draped top just catches my eye. It features a faux wrap front. It is listed as being true to size, but sounds a bit large. The small has a chest measurement of 40″.

coverup Collage
Lounging Poolside Swim Cover
Available:
In the $149 tote
Boutique price: $48
Add-on price: $35

in pink multi, mint or navy

This is super sweet. All of the colors rock, but I’d go with the pink. This is 100% rayon. It’s said to run true to size, with a loose fit. The chest on the small measures 52″.

in the BOUTIQUE

SWIMWEAR

Feather Print Bikini
Feather Print Bikini
$14 per piece
sizes s-l

This is a cool cut and a super fun print. I’m not sure about this fitting anyone who doesn’t have a small chest though. It runs true to size.

Garden Floral One-Piece
Garden Floral One-Piece
$35
sizes s-xl

I really dig the cut and classic print of this suit. It runs true to size.

Paisley Print Tankini
Paisley Print Tankini
$14 per piece
sizes s-l

I would definitely wear this. I actually have a set that is similar, so it wouldn’t be out of my comfort zone at all. The ruching on the bottoms is adorable. It runs true to size.

SHOES

butterfly bobos
Butterfly Slip-Ons
$20
sizes 5.5-10

Bobos are always comfy and easy to wear. This is definitely a fun print for the summer. They run true to size.

floral flats
Floral d’Orsay Flats
$24
sizes 5.5-10

These look comfortable, but just dressy enough to be worn for special occasions as well. They run true to size.

woven sandal
Goldilicious Woven Sandal
$22
sizes 5.5-10

Sexay! They run true to size.

glad
Everyday Gladiator Sandals
$20
sizes 5.5-10

These seem a bit plain at first glance. However, I’ve had a similar style in black and I reached for them until they wore out. So these would definitely be awesome to get. They run true to size.

ACCESSORIES

silver shell cuff
Silver Shell Cuff
$12

This would look hot with sleeveless dresses and tops.

Aurora Headband
Aurora Headband
$12

in gold or green (teal)

I’m not really a headband person, but I’d make an exception for this cutie.

classic floppy hat $20
Classic Floppy Hat
$20

I just adore hats, even though I don’t wear them as often these days. This is a perfect summer hat.

canvas foldover clutch in birds or elepants
Canvas Foldover Clutch
$14

in birds or elephants

This is just fun. GT has offered this before and it sells out fast.

watermelon slice purse
Watermelon Slice Purse
$18

So adorable and summery.

Feather Party Belt
Feather Party Belt
$14

This would work well with flowy dresses and tops.

intricate waist belt
Intricate Waist Belt
$12

in black or ivory

This is a bit thick, but looks like something that I’d reach for often.

Pineapple Clasp Belt
Pineapple Clasp Belt
$10

in pink or turquoise

super cute

Stone Disk Necklace
Stone Disk Necklace
$18

in black, purple or gray

I don’t wear much jewelry, but this is just awesome! It’s totally reminiscent of those geode bookends that all of us had back in junior high.

SURPRISES
july surprises

surp butterfly kimono

bicycle dress

There seem to be some really great surprise items coming to us this month. I’m interested in the butterfly kimono, bicycle dress and the orange tropical print dress.

If you would like to join Golden Tote, click here. (Please note: This is a referral link. If you purchase through my link, then I get a $10 credit towards my purchase. Now, these are just my personal favorites. There are many other styles available this month.

Photos are via Golden Tote’s tumblr and the Facebook trading group.

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I’ve been a fan of Jason Wu’s designs for years. So as soon as his collaboration for Target was announced last year I grew super excited. The collection includes 53 pieces. The idea for his collection is “American girl in Paris”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXV7EqCcqfI

Wu’s attitude about the collection is fantastic, “By working with Target I was able to create an accessible collection that reflects my sophisticated design aesthetic.” “As with my main collection, special attention has been considered into every detail and I can’t wait to see girls wearing and enjoying the collection.”

Trench Coat in Black, $54.99/Poplin Dress in Navy, $39.99

This trench is just amazing. I love the lines. It will also be available in navy. Of course this is the dress that’s been circulating all over. It’s no surprise that it’s already coveted since it has such a classic look.

Pleated Canvas Skirt in Belize Blue $29.99/Front-Flap Bag in Blue Floral $39.99/Long-Sleeved Pointelle Sweater in Belize Blue $39.99

I’m dying for the items in “belize blue”. They are so adorable. I could actually see myself wearing all 3 of these pieces together with a white top and some white patent mary janes.

The collection includes clothing priced $19.99 to $59.99 and handbags and scarves priced $19.99 to $49.99. it will be available from February 5th through March 6, 2012 (or until supplies are gone). Don’t forget to check Target.com as well as your local store since some pieces are only available online. The collection is not available at all Target locations. You can check to see if your Target is included by visiting the official Facebook page, here. Ours isn’t but maybe I’ll be able to score something on Target.com.

The line is available here on Target.com.

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Last month I picked up a couple of great deals and I finally got around to wearing them last week. I found this cute striped top at Kmart. I loved Kristen Wiig’s striped top that she wore during the plane scene in Bridesmaids (as seen below). However I didn’t go looking for a similar top as something that boxy would not flatter my figure. I have seen similar styles offered from StyleMint but I couldn’t justify spending $30 on a tee shirt that might not even fit me well. When I saw this on the clearance rack at Kmart I thought it probably wouldn’t look great on me but why not try it on since I was there? I actually found it really cute. I felt a French vibe when I put it on. I think many associate stripes with France, not just me, (see also, the time Carrie went to France on Sex and the City, below).

Route 66 top-Kmart, Lyon Bag-ShoeDazzle, faux pearl and fabric necklace-Body Central, snake ring-Big Lots, black Bongo jeans-Kmart, Missoni for Target pumps-Target

Plus I found these adorable Missoni for Target pumps on sale at Target. They were 70% off. When the line was released I limited myself to two pieces so I passed these by even though I dug them. I considered going with some cowboy boots for this look but I really love these so I’ll do that next time.

I usually wear a bag out before I move on to the next one. So even though I bought this Lyon bag from ShoeDazzle last summer I hadn’t started using it until last week. It’s so cute. Then I added some skinny jeans, a faux pearl and fabric necklace and a snake ring. It’s a simple, casual look but I dug it.

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French Wiig

 

French Wiig by missemmamm featuring super skinny jeans

 


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Well as Ted would say on How I Met Your Mother “the thing about New Year’s Eve is that it sucks”.

Betsey Johnson Evening Dress-eBay, Smart and Sexy bra-Walmart, Temptress by ShoeDazzle pumps

This year I was friendless (not unusual) and feeling ill. However I know from past experience that if I don’t leave my house on NYE I will be super depressed and down on myself for not trying. I live in the middle of nowhere. Most bars were closed. They do this sometimes on major holidays to avoid the sloppy drunks who may damage their bar or cause a fight. I had 2 choices-the fun gay bar in town or a bus trip to Wheeling Island Casino. The problem with the bar is that it’s in town and I hate this town. I went to Wheeling last New Year’s Eve. The big problem then was that it was incredibly overcrowded. You couldn’t even get a slot machine about halfway through the night. Plus it would have cost a lot more to take the bus trip. So I decided on the local bar.

A few days before I started feeling ill. This means that my attempts to by a dress were incredibly half assed. I was only in the stores for a few minutes, felt dizzy and left. I also never got around to buying pantyhose. So on NYE I was stumbling around my house sweaty and nauseous trying on every dress I could find. I assumed I’d go with an old slinky black dress that resembles something a ballerina would wear and jazz it up with the accessories. (BTW-how cute is this nail polish that I won from Agent Lover) I couldn’t find that. I eventually settled on this cute Betsey Johnson dress I’d scored on eBay a few months prior. It was incredibly cheap because it was used and the straps were torn. So I cut them the rest of the way off and attached them to a new, cute purple bra with some small safety pins. Yay, it worked!

I didn’t get there until almost 11:30, which was fine with me. I figured that I’d stay an hour. That way I could at least be out with people when it turned midnight, I know. I had a couple of drinks, there was a drag show, a DJ was spinning great dance music and they gave us champagne for midnight. It was pretty nice. At almost 12:30 when I was getting ready to leave some girl I went to high school (the bane of my existence-see here) with came up and started talking at me. She was with her friend who was also a classmate.

So now I had a dilemma. If I left right then (which was my plan) it would look like I was letting people run me out of there. However if I stayed I was worried I’d start knocking back shots of tequila and make an ass of myself. So instead I figured I’d get one more drink, stay another hour and then leave. Um, the drink was a Four Loko. I did enjoy watching some hot gay guys dance while I tried to finish the huge drink. Eventually I did and left.

Of course that thing hit me when I got home. It was good because I remembered to take outfit pictures. I had already removed my jewelry because it was itching me though. Oops. However it was bad because I talked to someone I always argue with and argued with them, shockers. xd. Plus I posted unintelligible things online (that I later deleted).

So I went to bed feeling like my shitty 18 year old self but at least I was covered in lotion with glitter.

Temptress by ShoeDazzle pumps, Gold Glitz Milano Nail Lacquer, clutch-thrifted

necklace, earrings and bracelet-Burlington Coat Factory, ring-Dots

I enjoy taking photos in the bathroom of the bar to prove that I left my house.

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missemmamm's NYE 2011 to 2012

 

missemmamm’s NYE 2011 to 2012 by missemmamm featuring flower rings

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This post is a part of 30 for 30 month. I believe that these first 4 outfits were worn at the end of June and beginning of July.

Rue 21 colorblock top-thrifted, green slim fit pants with side zippers/pockets-Dots, double wrap rope belt-ShoeDazzle, chain necklace-Target, Paulo Corelli boots-thrifted.

For this outfit I simply paired a top I’ve had for a while with these comfy pants that I scored super cheap at Dots earlier this year with my Paulo Corelli boots & Target necklace (both previously seen here). I was excited to try wearing these belts that I bought from ShoeDazzle as a DazzleDeal, All the Rage in white. It included 4 belts and a hat. Up til now I’ve always been a very occasional wearer of belts. This is probably my favorite of the 4 belts because you can wear it with so much stuff and it’s comfortable.

Gap black tee-thrifted, chain necklace-Target, double rope belt-ShoeDazzle, Piper & Blue jeans-Kmart

Liz Claiborne faux patent leather bag-thrifted, Predictions boots-thrifted

I wore this when I went to see Bad Teacher. I mainly just wanted to wear these awesome boots (previously seen in this post). that I had snagged recent to then. I have worn them often since then when it hasn’t been to hot to do so. So I just put something simple together. I used the same necklace & belt from the previous outfit. These are a favorite pair of jeans that I wear often (also seen here). I’ve had this bag for a few months and still love it. It’s bigger and has short handles, which are both out of the ordinary for me in a bag, but the fun style makes up for any annoyance those cause.

American Apparel Slate Jersey Dress-RueLaLa, gray lace look top-gift, belt-ShoeDazzle, Bongo floral leggings-Kmart, pink stone bracelet-gift.

Clarks boots-thrifted

I put this together one day mainly to wear these leggings and then saw this dress I had bought from Ruelala a while back but hadn’t worn and this belt I had bought in that ShoeDazzle DazzleDeal that I mentioned. I wear these boots all of the time (previously seen here. They are really comfy. The whole outfit was fun and comfortable.

Just For Wraps denim dress-Dots, belt-ShoeDazzle, brown cuff-Dots, tangerine Cardiff bag-ShoeDazzle, Lower Eastside butterfly cowboy boots-Payless


I bought this dress from Dots on sale a while ago. It’s 2-3 sizes too big but I figured that I would wear it as a tent dress like the models do. However since I bought all of these belts I’ve been belting it up when I go out and then wearing it beltless (more comfy) around the house. I decided that I had to wear my Cardiff bag (they don’t have tangerine anymore but you can still get it in brown or black) from ShoeDazzle with this outfit. Plus I added a ShoeDazzle belt, Dots cuff and my butterfly cowboy boots (also seen in spring, I reckon).

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