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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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Mon View Pool in PA

It’s summertime again, so how about a super overly specific playlist? When I was a preteen, my sister and I spent a lot of time hanging at the best pool around (Mon View, of course). There was always loud music blasting. Luckily for me, the super horny teenage help must have been in control of the dial because these are the songs I swam to. Basically if it was a R&B song about fucking we were going to learn it and inappropriately sing it in between strokes.

Here are my fun nostalgic pool songs of the 90s.

90s Hangin at the Pool from Emma_moon on 8tracks Radio.

This Is How We Do It-Montell Jordan
Red Light Special-TLC
Whatta Man-Salt N Pepa
Doin It’-LL Cool J
My Lovin’-En Vogue
Unbreak My Heart-Toni Braxton
What Have You Done For Me Lately-Janet Jackson
Pony-Ginuwine
Freak Me-Silk
Fantasy-Mariah Carey
Waterfalls-TLC
The Pleasure Principal-Janet Jackson

playlist photo is by m01229

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faux straw hat-Dollar Tree, wooden beaded necklace-gift from a friend, 1980s red triangle clip on earrings-gift from a friend, 1980s dress by in cinq with rope belt-thrifted, kitten heel espadrilles by Predictions-thrifted

One beautiful day in late May (why the fuck am I rhyming?), I decided on this get up. My sister was visiting. She had just done my hair and makeup for another post so I felt silly dressing down with a fancy head on my shoulders. Plus it felt like a fun day. So I decided on this dress from the 80s that I’d found a couple of months before in a thrift store. I love the bright floral bottom. It also had padded shoulders but I cut those babies right out.

I had to add another thrift store find, some super cute tan kitten heel style espadrilles. They are very similar to some that I had highly coveted from my favorite online shoe club but they cost me $36 less.


I completed the look with some fun costume jewelry given to me by a friend and a cheap, yet incredibly durable hat.

My sister, Hot Donna, decided to get in on the fun so this is the same day that we shot her In the Garden photos.

Get the Look

Rope Me In
Rope Me In by missemmamm featuring alexander mcqueen dresses

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It was wonderful. Not everyone had their own pool, with a slide, no less.

This lazy day she swam, she slid and she even jumped off the top of the slide, verboten, she knew.
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60s/70s Summertime Mix from Emma_moon on 8tracks.

Please enjoy this fun, mellow summertime mix of hits from the 60s and 70s. This 8 track mix includes tunes from The Beach Boys, The Bee Gees, The Monkees, KC & the Sunshine Band and Donna Summer. This is perfect swimming at the pool/sunbathing accompaniment.

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