what i wore {with golden tote!}

welcome to “what i wore” at the pleated poppy!  share with me your fashion posts and we can inspire each other!  i started this originally as motivation to get out of my daily uniform of jammies or sweats, but now i am encouraged and held accountable to put a few extra minutes aside for myself and try new things.  i’d love for you to join me!

have you used Golden Tote yet?!  i have several times and love it!   Golden Tote is an online boutique that sends you a tote (printed with adorable gold foil graphics) 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 chose the later – i went online, chose my favorite 2 items, and they surprised me with 4 others!

what i wore with golden tote

what i wore with golden tote

what i wore with golden tote

this top is the first of the 2 items i chose.  its as easy as a t-shirt, but also part oxford, so it kicked up a notch on the casual scale.

shirt – golden tote //   jeans – forever 21 //  converse –off broadway shoes //  necklace – old, from my shop

what i wore with golden tote

what i wore with golden tote

what i wore with golden tote

these jeans were the second item i chose.  i love a good pair of jeans, and sean loves it when i wear wide leg jeans – win win!  i still need to hem these jeans just a touch (its so rare for me to find a pair of jeans that aren’t too short!), but they are great with heels for date night.  this shirt was one of my surprise items and i love it!  its a great cut with fabric that hangs just right.

jeans – golden tote //  shirt – golden tote //  necklace – forever 21 //  cuff – give jewelry

what i wore with golden tote

what i wore with golden tote

what i wore with golden tote

this shirt dress was another surprise item.  the fit is perfect and i am a sucker for turquoise!  i “winterized” it a bit with a knit top, scarf, cable knit tights and boots.

dress – golden tote //  knit zip-up – stitch fix //  tights – target //   boots – zappos // scarf – target

what i wore with golden tote

what i wore with golden tote

what i wore with golden tote

my 3rd surprise item was this navy print top.  it is a great quality fabric that hangs perfectly.  i like that the print is a little unexpected, but not too crazy.  i kind of love to pair navy and white with wide leg jeans – keep it nautical ;)  and converse is my go-to for shoes, so these were the obvious choice.

top – golden tote //  jeans – target (old) //  converse – off broadways shoes //  necklace – allora handmade

what i wore with golden tote

what i wore with golden tote

this top was my last surprise item.  it was harder to style than the rest, but still fun!  the great thing about golden tote is that even if there’s an item you don’t love in your bag, you’re getting such a great deal that its still worth it to keep the whole bag (they have a take it or leave it policy – whole bag or no bag).  there’s even a Facebook page where members can trade their “less loved” items!

shirt – golden tote //  skirt –  stitch fix // tights – target

wanna try Golden Tote for yourself?  go here to get your february tote now!

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2. please only link outfit related posts. your craft project may be adorable, or that may be a great giveaway, but this linky is for outfit related posts only – thank you!
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4. check out as many links as possible! i am constantly inspired by so many outfits each week! and you will definitely find some new blogs that you’ve never stumbled upon

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  1. 1

    Those are all super cute items! I love the turquoise dress, jeans and top #2 the most.

  2. 2

    I absolutely LOVE the navy top with the white dots! My favorite color is navy, so this is no surprise!!

  3. 3

    I keep hearing about Golden Tote and keep holding out to try it, but clearly I’m missing out. Such great picks!
    xo Adri

  4. 4

    Do you get to keep ALL of the items they send you?

    I love that turquoise dress on you….like LOVE. I, personally, love shopping and would find it a little bothersome to have someone else choose my clothes…..I say that, however there is something mysteriously fun about the whole thing!

    Once again another week of fantastic real outfit inspiration. Would love to have you linkup with my weekly real mom street style linkup #reasonstodress! Plus, this week I am giving away a real leather tote, artisanally made in Italy by the brand La Vacchetta Grassa ($190 value). They are fantastic and I really believe in their products and thing you would love them.

    All the best,

    Angie from reasons to dress

    • 5

      hi angie –

      yes you can keep ALL of the items. so everything i got was $149! i think the jeans alone could cost that much. if you don’t love your items they send, you jet send it all back. so keep it all, or send it all back. i love to shop, too, but this service is really fun, and i definitely try things i wouldn’t normally.

  5. 6

    You look amazing in those bellbottom jeans! What a great outfit.


  6. 7

    I really love the navy print top & it’s so cute with the yellow necklace!

  7. 8

    I absolutely adore all of your outfits! And those bell bottom jeans…swooning!


  8. 9

    Great outfits!! Thank you for the linkup :-) Lisa

  9. 10

    You look amazing every week, I just love looking through your pictures. Always so cute! That turquoise dress is stunning. Thanks so much for hosting a Wednesday link-up! Greatly appreciated!


  10. 11

    I love that turquoise dress! It seems that it would be a versatile addition to anyones wardrobe.

  11. 12

    I really love the shirt dress, the color, the style, and how you can wear that dress year round!

  12. 13

    I love all the shirts you got- that is so awesome they pick some for you! Makes shopping a bit more exciting :)

  13. 14

    I love the shirt in your second outfit, also the other navy and white one! Your outfits have been so great!

  14. 15

    Love love love the turquoise outfit!

  15. 16

    The tops you wore this week are gorgeous! They are structured, but not constricting. The fabric details are beautiful and you styled them fabulously! :)

    Chrissy @Everyday with the Jays

  16. 17

    I’m loving the blue top with yellow statement necklace!

    xo julesinflats

  17. 18

    If I knew I would be getting that top with the red on it- I would sign up in a heartbeat! Love it!

  18. 20

    Guess what?? I think all those tops look awful on you! ;)
    But seriously, I cannot choose a favorite, and consider this
    my post it, my calling dibs, me staking my claim on all of them
    when you’ve tired of them…which I hope (doubt) will be soon.

  19. 21

    You have really outdone yourself here. Your style in last couple weeks have been super cute. Keep up the great work your blog is still my favorite. :)

  20. 23

    Thanks for the info on Golden Tote. I checked it out and think it’s a great deal!

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