Due to a website makeover, GT launched a little late this month. I just got my March tote today, but it was completely worth it. I mean, I was really blown away, every single item was a keeper! I credit this to Golden Tote’s new profile that is so much more customizable (much closer to the stitch fix profile). There are fields for your measurements, body shape, proportions, etc. There are also 5 options to select the types of clothing you typically wear:
As you can see, I went with Edgy and Trendy, which are a much better fit for me than the broader style options under the old website. You also choose what types of occasions you typically dress for (work, lounging, night out, casual weekend, etc).
There’s even a dedicated space for comments that will automatically attach to every tote rather than re-typing them each time (where you risk forgetting to add them while in a frenzy to checkout). For my comments, I wrote “I prefer darker colors and am kind of gothy. I’m tall so I need longer hemlines on shirts and dresses. I also love prints, especially in black or dark blue!” I tried to keep it simple, but to the point. I guess it worked, because as you’ll see in the review below, my stylist KB took my recommendations very seriously! Thanks, KB, I owe you one.
Enough about the site, I know you want pictures. Here they are. For reference, everything shown is a size medium.
Embroidered Trim Top (chosen item)
So flattering and the embroidery makes it look much higher end than it is. I could wear this in so many ways, and I’m glad that I went with the navy option since I already have a ton of black.
I also got the Tiny Cube Necklace which I’m wearing in all photos. I think it’s adorable and I will undoubtedly be wearing it a lot.
Pineapple Top (chosen item)
Oooooo, yes. I think this is so fun and cute. It’s nicely heavy, the offset neckline detail is fun and the bottom hem curves just slightly downward, which is very flattering.
Potter’s Pot High-Low Tie Waist Dress (surprise).
This print is kind of like an optical illusion, but I think it’s cool. It’s full lined and has a nice weight to it. I also liked the lower back because I always need a little extra coverage in the back. No flashing, thanks!
Love Stitch Tassel Tank (surprise).
I. Loved. This. It’s very much something I would buy for myself, and the twisted front detail is very flattering (although it doesn’t look it from the pictures). Trust me, it works IRL and the drape looks amazing. The crepe fabric is opaque so I don’t need a cami underneath (big plus in the summertime) and I adore the mandala-esque print.
Lime & Chili Diamond Hacci Top (Surprise).
I was NOT SURE about this one. The dolman cut scared me and I didn’t know what to make of the pom poms. Once it was on I found it very flattering and different!
This has so many details and I’m terrified of cleaning it for the first time, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
It also looks cute tucked into a skirt.
Speaking of which…
Kerisma Black Skirt (surprise).
This was at least a size too tight, which is a shame because it’s made out of really nice, thick sweater material. I’m going to hang onto it for another month to see if my latest diet will help me squeeze into it, but if not it will get traded or given to a friend. A classic black skirt is too useful to let go to waste!
Cool and Casual Tank (chosen item).
I know I told them I love dark colors, but every now and then I pick a bright color and I actually love orange as an accent. This foldover detail is very flattering, although it doesn’t look it in these photos, much like the black and white printed tassel top. What is it with twist front tanks that doesn’t translate to two dimensions? I also love that it’s a little longer in the back to give me the extra coverage my awkward torso needs.
Promesa Jersey Dress (surprise).
This is a cool twist on a classic jersey t-shirt dress. The cap sleeves have a slight structure to them, there’s a sneaky thigh slit on one side and a cute keyhole back. This is a surprisingly grownup version of the classic tee dresses I used to love and I can see myself wearing this for many different occasions.
So yay! The March tote was everything I wanted and then some! My December and January totes were sort of hit-and-miss (I never did review those thanks to megaschoolcrunchtime, but you didn’t miss much), so I’m really excited to get so many things that I loved this time around. The new site is great and the style profile system has made it easier to get a true personal styling experience if you customize your profile the right way. I can’t wait for the April Tote to launch, it’s dropping on April 13, 2015. Hopefully I’ll have a review on that one, too!