It’s my favorite time of the month! We are just about a week away from the May Golden Tote Sale! I haven’t purchased a tote since February and got them both (yep – ordered 2 totes!) just before moving to Australia. I head back to Florida in a few weeks to change visas so I think it’s time to feed into my Golden Tote addiction and order a tote as my birthday gift to myself. Yes, this might mean I need to pack another suitcase when coming back to Australia in June and I’m ok with that.
Golden Tote is a surprise grab bag service. Each month the girls at Golden Tote pull together a collection of gorgeous clothes and offer two tote sales:
- The $49 Tote: You select one item from the collection and they fill your tote with 1-2 more surprise pieces. You end up with a gorgeous collection of 2-3 items worth up to $200.
- The $149 Tote: You select two items from the collection and they will fill your tote with an additional 3-5 surprise items. When your tote arrives you have a beautiful bag with 5-7 items worth up to a $600 value.
All of the surprise items will be genuine surprises and not something you’ll have seen in their collection, picked specifically for you based on a style profile you fill out. You can also purchase additional items from that month and previous months collections in the online boutique until supplies run out.
If you don’t like one of the items you can trade with one of the lovely ladies in the Golden Tote Trading Group on Facebook, or gift it to a sister, friend, or coworker. Golden Tote will not accept returns of individual items from the totes. It’s an all or nothing deal.
The May Golden Tote sale starts on May 5th at 9am Pacific, 12pm Eastern, or 2am Tuesday May 6th Sydney Time (oh boy!). I highly encourage you to sign up for their email newsletter to receive the latest updates on the sale, notification when the sale opens, and styling tips for your chosen items. Some of their most popular items sell out within minutes of the sale going live. Sign up now and fill out your style profile in advance. Don’t miss out!
I always look forward to the sneak peeks Golden Tote puts up on their social media outlets, and this month is no different. Take a look at all these fabulous pieces for Summer!
A gorgeous on-trend Kimono will be available in the $149 tote.
This outfit was teased and talked about and drooled over, and guess what the whole outfit is available! I love both the shorts and the button down. This is going to make my decision so hard when purchasing.
These printed pants are perfect for wearing on a sightseeing trip or to a barbeque this summer.
In a photo I saw of this on the rack I was not crazy for it… on the model I love it! A great dress to be worn casual, or to work with a cardigan. A pair of black flats and simple accessories are a perfect pair for this striped dress.
Dear maxi dress, if only you had straps, or were in a different color. This one isn’t making my purchase list for that reason only. Otherwise: gorgeous!!
This printed skater skirt will be in both the $49 and $149 totes! I want the shoes as well!
Golden Tote is offering four Puella Maxi Dresses in their collection this May! Puella is a brand sold at Anthropologie designed by the girls who curate the Golden Totes, and is one of my favorites for comfortable dresses made of the softest fabric. The colors include: black, heather navy, emerald, and navy/white stripe.
After purchasing a black and white striped maxi in March I am going to pass on this maxi, however, the angled stripes on this one would be incredibly flattering on anyone! A perfect summer maxi! Knowing the price point of other Puella dresses, I am 99% positive you will find this maxi and the one above in the $149 tote.
This Novelty Trimmed Tunic will be available in the $149 tunic.
Take me to Hawaii! I want to wear these shirts while walking on a tropical island. The bright colors and bold prints make me so happy.
Love this dress! The braided detail on the straps combined with the rope belt are a perfect pair. I can see this as a casual summer dress or a comfortable summer work dress when worn with a light colored cardigan. The rope belt will not be available in the sale. However, I have found three other rope belts that could be options if you are looking for some. LOFT 1, LOFT 2, Athleta.
Another dress perfect for work in the summer!
Remember when I said things sell out quickly? Here’s why… only 60 of these ridiculously gorgeous dresses available. Get on the mailing list, and fill out your style profile now so you are ready for when the sale launches.
Whether you are a fan of the romper trend or not, a tote is the perfect way to step out of your comfort zone and add a new piece to your wardrobe. I don’t own a romper, but I am considering this one because it looks flowy enough to pull off as a dress too! I’d pair this with a denim jacket and sandals. Unfortunately, this romper will not be in the May Golden Tote Sale. It may, however, appear in the June sale.
This sweet summer dress would be perfect for a romantic evening out.
This top (also available in white) AND the pants will be available in the May Golden Tote sale. I love the color of this top and detailing on the back and sleeves. I could see this dressed up with a pencil skirt, or down with colored jeans. I also really like the printed pants with it. So many possibilities with this one!
This floral maxi would pair great with a blazer or cardigan to break up the pattern a bit. I’m also a sucker for my denim jacket and I could see that with this dress as well.
Not work appropriate, but great for a weekend stroll or picnic in the park.
It’s safe to say that if these hips could fit into ridiculously cute patterned pants like this, I would snatch them up in a heartbeat!
A great tank for stepping into summer!
I will update this post as more spoiler items are revealed, and after I purchase my tote. At this point I am hoping for the Light Blue Rope Dress and the Black Puella Maxi. I am aslo going to try for an Emerald Puella Maxi and the Blush Color Top. Lots of choices, hoping for the best.
As more items have been added to the boutique I am holding strong with the black maxi and light blue dress as my top choices… and still want the emerald maxi and blush crochet top. I’ve now added to my list of wants and am thinking about that button down and the bow shorts! Somebody stop me!
Can I also just note that this model and I have the same haircut, therefore I envisioned myself wearing all of these items. Thanks Golden Tote, you made me want a tote this month even more! You’ve helped me convince Ben that I would look just as good as this model does in these dresses. Purchase justified!
I did it! As of 2:11am my order is placed and I can finally go to sleep. I had a little problem being overcharged for my add on item, but I sent an email right away and hopefully will be refunded what I am owed. I also included a note with my order that I love to wear dresses, and I would love to receive more as my surprise items… we’ll see what happens. Aside from that I can now go to sleep happy dreaming about my new clothes!
Ok, I have a serious Golden Tote problem. I woke up this morning thinking I must wear that emerald green maxi dress to Christmas in the Australia bush this year. Lightweight, flowy, Christmas color = perfect! And it was a steal for a Puella maxi at $40!
Will you be purchasing a tote this month? What items would you pick for your tote?