I’ve read interviews where some of the most stylish, well-dressed women in the world claim that even they have days when they look in their closets and feel like they have nothing to wear. So it probably goes without saying that most of us earthlings have moments when our wardrobes feel uninspired, yet we don’t always know which pieces we should buy to fill in the gaps. Scouring Pinterest, knowing what looks good on your body, and investing in classic pieces you can wear for years are all good strategies, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a personal shopper do the choosing for you? That’s the idea behind Golden Tote, an online store that sends you a surprise tote of items, picked by a stylist just for you! I recently hopped online and filled out their short style questionnaire, then I chose two of my six pieces and they surprised me with the rest — handpicked based on my unique style. It was so fun having a week’s worth of new outfits show up at my front door! Click through to see where I wore them (and how I styled them) all week long…

*photos by Nicole Mlakar


Destination: Shopping on South Congress

Outfit requirements: 

  • Shoes I can walk a mile in without my feet hurting
  • Breathable materials to survive the Austin heat
  • A cool-without-trying-too-hard vibe


top: ASOS

shorts: Golden Tote

hat: Banana Republic

wedges: Tory Burch

bracelet: J.Crew


Destination: Picnic Date for Two

Outfit requirements: 

  • Feminine, carefree summer vibe
  • Comfy enough to lounge on a picnic blanket


top: Golden Tote

shorts: ASOS

tote: kate spade new york

necklace: Maya Brenner

wedges: Dolce Vita


Destination: Business meeting over drinks at Hotel San Jose

Outfit Requirements:

  • Something a bit more bold and colorful
  • Classic style that’s not too stuffy
  • Lightweight material suited for al fresco drinking


dress: Golden Tote

belt: J.Crew

sunnies: kate spade new york

necklace: maya brenner


Destination: Play Date at the Park

Outfit Requirements:

  • Comfortable and cool
  • Ability to chase 2-yr-old before she falls in the lily pond
  • Fast-drying (in case you have to pull her out of said lily pond)


top: Golden Tote

shorts: J Brand

sandals: Yosi Samra

hat: Madewell 


Destination: Dinner Party at Home

Outfit Requirements:

  • Easy and breezy with a flirty vibe
  • Sleeveless — drapey sleeves can get in the way while cooking!


dress: Golden Tote

necklace: Kendra Scott


This post is sponsored by Golden Tote. Hop on over to fill out the style profile and let their stylists get to work creating your ideal outfits shipped right to your door!

26 comments
  1. 1
    Shannon at www.strippedchic.com | July 24, 2014 at 7:31 am

    All of these looks are beautiful! Love all of your shorts/tops combinations – I really must look out my wedges now!

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    • Camille Styles | July 24, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      Aren’t wedges the best? I can walk in them all day without having sore feet at the end of it.

      Reply
  2. 2
    Kelly Colchin | July 24, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Adorable! I especially love the striped top. I need a Golden Tote!

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  3. 3
    Anne Campbell | July 24, 2014 at 8:05 am

    You’re cute!

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  4. 4
    Katie Meyers / Meyers Styles | July 24, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Such fun looks, Camille! Love the way each one is pulled together… esp the Golden Tote dress (slide 6) which I’m thinking needs to make itself into my wardrobe. 🙂

    Reply
  5. 5
    arielle | July 24, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I love how you styled all of these looks. you have a gift! and golden tote sounds like a such a great idea. I’ll definitely have to give it a go!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

    Reply
    • Camille Styles | July 24, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      Let me know what you think! And thanks for the sweet comment. 🙂

      Reply
  6. 6
    Kelly Jo | July 24, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Love all of these looks. Golden Tote really does have some cute stuff. And speaking of cute, you are stunning Camille! Such a natural beauty.

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  7. 7
    Vanessa Steil | July 24, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Great looks! Golden Tote picked some awesome pieces for you. I can’t wait to try them out. I love how you styled all the looks. The blue maxi dress and ASOS shorts are a must-have!

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

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    • Camille Styles | July 24, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      Thanks Vanessa! Agreed – those two pieces are definite must-haves. Have fun shopping!

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    204 Park | July 24, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Okay seriously- you are like the cutest ever!! I am loving these looks (all of them!!!) and headed to golden tote to do some online shoppin!!! Woohoo XO

    Reply
    • Camille Styles | July 24, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      Aww, thank you!! So sweet — and have fun! 😉

      Reply
  9. 9
    Lena | July 24, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Those denim shorts are awesome! You look wonderful 🙂

    http://www.latelylena.com

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    • Camille Styles | July 24, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks Lena! I’m really loving the relaxed feel of a looser fit these days…

      Reply
  10. 10
    lilylewismcneil | July 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Such cute looks! I love the two pairs of wedges especially!!

    x Lily
    http://whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com/

    Reply
    • Camille Styles | July 24, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks Lily – wedges are definitely my secret to looking “dressed up” without having sore feet at the end of the day!

      Reply
  11. 11
    preppyandfunny | July 24, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    You are so gorgeous and those outfits are amazing! My fave must be the first one! So so cool!
    Cheers!
    P&F
    preppyandfunny.wordpress.com

    Reply
  12. 12
    Claudia | July 24, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Camille, what shades are you wearing on pic #5?

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  13. 13
    DMD | July 24, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I tried this with Stitch Fix and didn’t have much luck, but maybe Golden Totes is the way to go. You should also try True&Co. I was very pleasantly surprised how well they did with fit and style.

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    Anthe Gimenez | July 27, 2014 at 10:57 am

    You looked fabulous in all the outfits! I am totally going to try Golden Totes! It sounds like fun having someone else pick out my outfits for once. I’ve heard great things about you and your blog and so glad I subscribe to it now! Love it!

    Reply
  15. 15
    Cristina | July 28, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Beautiful pictures Nicole! And love the outfits Camille.

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    Loverly | July 28, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Love that Madewell baseball cap, so cute! All of these outfits are beyond chic for summer 🙂

    Reply
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