what i wore {golden tote}


i recently stumbled across Golden Tote while searching for outfit inspiration on pinterest.  golden tote is an online boutique that sends you a tote of styles, you pick 1 to 2 items, they surprise you with others! i think this new kind of shopping is great for those of us who hate shopping, or for people more like me who enjoy shopping but have a hard time stepping out of their fashion comfort zone.  i’d say golden tote pushed me way out of my comfort zone (its a good thing!).  when you sign up they send you a personalized tote based on your style. you can choose to receive 2-3 items a tote for $49 (a $200 value) or 5-7 items for $149 (up to $600 value).


i was a little hesitant about this dress when i first pulled it out.  until now i had never found a wrap dress that was flattering on my figure (boyish).  but i loved it on!  the fabric was really nice, the print was fun and something i’d never choose on my own, and best of all… it had pockets!

dress ℅ golden tote \\  wedges – american eagle \\  necklace – lisa leonard designs


i also styled it with my trusty denim jacket (forever 21).


another item i never would have tried on my own: these harem-style pants.  actually, i pulled them on and sean said no.  no way.  pleated and pegged pants?  nuh-uh.  and i agreed.  until i tried styling them with a few different tops.  and guess what?  i love them!  they are ridiculously comfortable and feel like a stylish notch above yoga pants and leggings.

harem pants ℅ golden tote \\  striped top – forever 21 \\  converse – nordstrom rack \\  hat – local surf shop (ccs)


i also tried it with a dressier top – i should’ve tried it with heels!


this top was one of the items i chose – i’m a sucker for mexican print embroidery ;)  i wasn’t sure about the fit from the picture, but i was quite pleased with it when i got it in person.

embroidered top ℅ golden tote \\  shorts – forever 21 \\  sandals – target \\  necklace – lisa leonard designs


i love pretty tops with distressed denim!

embroidered top ℅ golden tote \\  jeans – oooold \\  sandals – payless \\  necklace – lisa leonard designs


its even fun paired with colored denim (from target)!


i also chose these pants on a whim.  totally not my style, but definitely at my comfort level!  they are like pajama pants but cuter!

pants ℅ golden tote \\  shirt – forever 21 \\  sandals – payless \\  hat – urban outfitters


i wore the weekender pants on our recent camping trip and they were perfect!  all i wanted was to be comfy, but still look cute!


i wouldn’t normally choose a print this bold for pants, but by using a service like golden tote, it pushed me to try new things!


i love a good white top!  and another surprise for me – i wouldn’t have chosen this top based on its shape, but i preferred it on more than off!

that kind of seems to be the theme for me and golden tote: trying new things is good (and fun!).

top ℅ golden tote \\  coral jeans – target \\  converse – nordstrom rack

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    I love all of the items you got. My favorite is the embroidered top. It is so pretty and I absolutely love it on you. What a fun thing to do. You look beautiful in everything.

    Thank you for hosting.


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    I love everything you got. Of course, you look beautiful in everything. My favorite is your embroidered top. It is just perfect.

    Thank you for hosting!


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    How is it that EVERYTHING you put on looks good? I would have never thought an idea like this would actually work, but you are right, the surprise element lets you try on things you normally wouldn’t in the comfort of your own home, and with the ability to style them with things you already have. My faves are the harem pants. They are keepers!

    Angie from reasons to dress, fashion, real mom street style & life as a North American mom in Italy.

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    Happy Wednesday, you always look so lovely that I look forward to your roundup post :)

  5. 5

    I LOVE these looks. I feel the same way about the harem pants but you rock them! And that dress looks incredible on you! Pockets!!!

    Come link up at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday! themummychronicles.com

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    Totally adorable looks as always & a gorgeous model too!
    Oxox dawn lucy

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    Oh my gosh, you got such ahh-maz-ing pieces from them!! I LOVE that dress, it’s gorgeous and looks great on you! Both the white top and embroidered top are so lovely, and both pants look great on you too. I love the different ways you showed to style each piece. Thanks for hosting the link up!!

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    I love love that dress on you, so flattering! I’ve been looking for a nice wrap dress for so long – they seem like such a staple, but like you said I can’t seem to find one that has the perfect fabric/fit. That white top as well is so pretty.

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    Kathleen says:

    Those Weekender pants look so comfy those would be perfect for a lazy Sunday!

    Aloha, Kathleen

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    I really like all of these selections on you. You also have the lean body type that makes everything look good. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

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    Every item you picked is just wonderful! I am so heading over to that site to check it out!

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    Golden Tote is such a great idea and you got some amazing pieces!! I love the dress on you & my favourite is the embroidered tank especially with the coloured denim! I agree that you look great in everything:)
    Marta xo

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    I really love the embroidered too and wrap dress on you! So perfect! Thanks for hosting!

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    Great outfits, I especially like the weekender pants. Your hair is getting so long – it looks amazing!

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    You have really come up with some fabulous outfits this week! I love the variety in styles and colors! You go girl!!! :)
    XoXoX Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    Loving that dress (especially when I saw that it had pockets!!) and the coral jeans. So cute
    Another love? You’re curly hair—you should wear it like that more often!


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    Every outfit is so effortless and clean! I love it!


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    the dress looks great on you.

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    My goodness you got so lucky with all your items from golden tote! I’ve always been interested in those harem style joggers, and they look amazing on you!

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    Rebecca says:

    Oh I really love that first dress! The jean jacket is perfect for it!


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    Sounds like golden tote was a success and looks like it too. Love the Mexican top and the dress. Thanks so much for hosting!

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    Isn’t Golden Tote FAB??? You got SO many cute things! Actually….I LOVE them all!

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

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    All that you received were great pieces! Love to see when people step out of their style comfort zones! I pretty much will try anything, so this sounds like a fun company.
    xo Adri

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    Seriously need to check this out…I love it all on you…especially the 2 pr pants and the embroidered top!!

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    I’m going to have to check out Golden Tote! I need those printed pants!


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    Sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone can be a good thing. I think all of the pieces look really great on you, even the ones you didn’t pick. I’m heading over to Golden Tote now to see what they can do for me ;-)


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    I can’t tell you how much I love your new items! And your braveness in trying new trendy styles! I LOVE the embroidered top and the white top… very pretty.

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    As usual, everything looks so pretty on you! I really admire how well your selfies look too – something I’ve been working on. I haven’t heard of Golden Tote – going to go check them out.

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    I looove the wrap dress! The colors, print, and fit look great on you :) I also really love those weekender pants. They look so comfy!


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    That pants are so cool! I agree that I would have never picked them for myself, but I really love them with a simple tee – an even easier version of a maxi skirt!

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    You’re adorable! Love all these looks.


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