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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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Last week it started snowing one night so I thought the next day would be perfect for some outdoor outfit photos.

Sofia by Sofia Vergara Shawl Collar Wrap Sweater-Kmart, C&C California tank dress-thrifted, Attention scarf-Kmart, Xhilaration leggings-Target, Bongo Women's Honor Cowboy Boot-Kmart, Baby Phat corset style wide elastic belt-Beyond the Rack, floral ring-Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, cat ring-CTB's Closet

I had just snagged that Sofia Vergara sweater I’d been coveting. Kmart was having a huge sale and there was one left. It was a size smaller than I’d planned on getting but the only difference was it’s a bit more boobaliscious than the next size up. I also included these awesome boots that I scored at Kmart. I have a bunch of thrifted boots that I wear all of the time but I really wanted a new pair (that I didn’t have to worry about the heel popping off of). They are cowboy boots but to me they really seem like a cross between cowboy and motorcycle boots. So that makes them a bit more interesting. I’ve been wearing these often since I bought them. They’re perfect for winter.

I decided to layer my sweater over a cotton tank dress and leggings. To give all of that black a little pop I added a floral scarf. Plus I incorporated a corset style elastic belt for shaping. It came with a bubble coat that I wear often but I don’t really care for wearing belts over coats. To finish the look I added a couple of rings.


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Winter Lady

 

 


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This post is a part of 30 for 30 Month.These outfits were worn in July and August.

4th of July

headband-Target, lei-Dollar Tree, Mossimo Supply Co. patriotic tank top-Target, Route 66 denim shorts-eBay, Fashion Bug red velvet wedges-thrifted

luckily my mom likes to do stuff like this sometimes too

I just threw this together for fun on the 4th of July. I had picked up the headbands the week prior at Target (also seen here), had the leis from last year. I wear these shorts all of the time. I snagged them on eBay like a year ago. I had found a pair of yellow shorts that I really liked the fit of on a clearance sale at Kmart so I hunted down 3 more in various colors on eBay (all from the same seller, yay!). I love these wedges that I’ve had for a while but I don’t have a lot of red clothing so they rarely get worn.

GAP black tee-thrifted, belt-Walmart, green Buddha bracelet-gift, brown cuff-Dots, green, slim fit pants-Dots

Clarks boots-thrifted. (Yeah, I wear men's watches, deal with it.)

This is just something standard that I would wear but I tried to make it more interesting by adding the cuff (seen here, so are the pants), belt (seen here) and bracelet.

Just For Wraps denim dress-Dots, pink stone bracelet-gift, pink fabric belt-thrifted, heart necklace-gift.

Flex from ShoeDazzle (Crossfire Strap by Pony)

I wanted to be comfortable on that day so I wore my comfy denim dress (seen here) with my new flats from ShoeDazzle. During the BOGO sale in which I bought the Vivica wedges I also snagged these really fun gold shoes because I needed a new pair of slip ons to wear all of the time. ShoeDazzle calls them Flex because they are totally flexible. The original name given to them by Pony is the Crossfire Strap. They are sold out at ShoeDazzle but you can snag them here. I love them and wear them most days. I think of them as my space shoes, which is so silly but fun. The necklace and bracelet were both gifts from my sister at random times that I added for visual interest. (I suck at finding costume jewelry that I like so I’m happy that she figures it out for me.).

Prospirit Athletic Gear black tank top with silver design, heart necklace-gift, Route 66 denim shorts-eBay, Clarks boots-thrifted

I wore this outfit when I was attempting to go see The Clarks play at the fair. I needed something that said sort of rocker but also comfortable and hillbillyish. So I put on this tank top which I’ve had for years. It’s actually a sports top with a built in bra and everything but I usually just wear it anytime in the summer because I like the design. Back when I was living in Maryland and would run out of slutty bar tops I would often substitute this, which fits in at your small bars. Other than that it’s the same shorts, necklace and boots seen in outfits above.

My plan was to hang out for a while, bother my bro (who was working the fair), watch a pig race and then see The Clarks perform. However on the way there a torrential downpour started. I called and the teen girl working the phone made it sound unlikely that they would go on. Of course I later found out that they did but it’s not like I was up for walking/standing around in the rain for hours anyhow. Every time I try to see this band (from PA so they play in the area fairly often) they cancel the show or something like this happens. I think I’m done trying.

So I ended up going somewhere else where I looked inappropriate (which is the usual for me anyway.)

For some reason sometimes when I take photos from a certain spot in my room they come out fuzzy. These are usually the best shots. Plus I think that I’m done and then realize that I have to hurry up and take some more. So in the interest of having a couple of shots that weren’t blurry the second two are extremely close.

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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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