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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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4 out of 5 stars

(Note that clicking through and making a purchase via the links to the dresses located in the review, the Men in Black 3 DVD link or the widgets at the end of the review will yield a commission for missemmamm.com)

Deciding on the Purchase
Last summer the Darque Desires Fetish Wear by Coquette line was released. It is full of super sexy wetlook pieces. Since then I’ve bought quite a few pieces. I originally only bought separates though. I was worried that trying to buy one of the dresses would end in disaster since it can be difficult to find a dress that fits correctly on both the top and bottom of my body. I kept coming back to the Wetlook halter top dress though. It just screams sexy.

After watching Men In Black 3 for the third time late last year I just knew that I had to get this dress. It totally reminds me of the dress that Nicole Sherzinger wears in the opening of the filming (as seen below). Technically her dress may be a bit more reminiscent of the Wetlook dress with molded cups but that one just looks too long for my 5’4″ frame.

Packaging

This awesome dress comes on a plastic hanger from Coquette with a clothing tag (featuring a model in the dress and care instructions) attached that is covered in plastic.

coquette sizing chart

Sizing
This dress comes in sizes small, medium, large and extra large. I usually go with a size large when purchasing a Coquette piece. However after reading the past reviews on this dress about the cups running large I decided to go with a medium. SMichelle’s review was especially helpful.

I wear a size large or 10-12 in women’s clothing with a size 36C bust. That is why I would usually buy a large from Coquette. However I did size down and was super happy that I had done so. This dress in a medium seems to fit more like the Coquette sizing for a Medium/Large, which should fit a size 10-12 with a C cup, 36-40″ bust, 28-32″ waist and 38-40″ hips. Be advised that when you get this you will think, “oh no, this is too small!”. That’s how I felt when I saw it on the hanger. The original, unstretched measurements on the dress prior to my wearing it were 30″ bust, 26″ waist and 28″ hips. It stretches a lot though.

Material & Care Information
This dress is 80% nylon and 20% spandex. The inner tag says that it is to be handwashed only and hung to dry.

Ignore my “model” pose. I was a bit tipsy.


Experience
I ordered this in late December. When it showed up the weekend before New Year’s Eve I just knew that I had to wear it out for that holiday. I hadn’t originally planned to go out for NYE 2012/2013 but I was having a bad couple of weeks prior and it definitely seemed preferable to staying at home being annoyed.

when I tried it on the first day I found it easy to wiggle into. However the night that I was to wear it out I did need a little help getting it on because I was annoyed and drinking which led to being sweating (I know, ew!). Once on the dress stretched to fit wonderfully and accentuate my figure. This dress just pulls on. It doesn’t have any zippers or anything that you need to bother with when putting it on. The halter style neck ties at the back of the neck. I’m not crazy about this because the tie is very thin in the back so I think that it may eventually wear thin. Even with going down a size the bust still doesn’t scream “look at me I have cleavage”, unless I bend around different ways.

I found this dress to be just as comfortable to wear as my other pieces from Coquette’s wetlook line. I was easily able to dance all night long in this dress without becoming uncomfortable.

I haven’t worn this dress since New Year’s Eve just because it’s so flashy. So it is a bit difficult for me to find an occasion to wear it on. However I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to feel sexy and sassy for the night.

P.S. Don’t forget that when shopping from EdenFantasys you can always use my code EX4 fo4r 15% off of regularly priced items.

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Fashion Review: My 1st Bandage Dress

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Mini dress by Coquette
Material: Nylon / Spandex

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blk dress side

Early this year I went through a bad breakup. As many do I needed to make a big change at that time. In February I had missemmamm.com contributor and senior stylist/teacher, Hot Donna, give me a vibrant new red do. It didn’t last long because I always go back to blonde but I did feel super sexy in it.

Since the night life sucks where I live and yeah I needed some support from my little sister I went to Baltimore to visit her. I wore this outfit out to the new hot club Voltage on a snowy night. It’s run by a manager of the now defunct but once awesome Hammerjacks.

blk dress outfit 2

Espiral criss cross halter dress-EdenFantasys, handcuff necklace-Spencer’s, metallic bracelet-Burlington Coat Factory, Xhilaration tights-Target, Bamboo booties-thrifted

I combined this braless dress from EdenFantasys with an old handcuff necklace, a metallic bracelet, my once favorite but now torn to shreds tights and some super cute booties that I had just gotten. I remarked that pairing the dress with the necklace let people know “what I’m about”. My sister interrupted with “shows people that you lack mystery”, which I found pretty amusing.

blk dress front

We caught up with some old friends that night and had a ton of fun.

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