Affordable Work Tote + Leopard Ankle Booties

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Sole Society Simeona dressy block heel booties 5 c/o + tote bag (5 colors) c/o, J.Crew factory coat (old; similar), H&M sweater xs, Ann Taylor jeans 00p, hems cut (reviewed here)

My leopard flats and pumps have proven to be some of the most versatile shoes in my wardrobe, so I’ve been looking forward to trying a winterized version with a little more coverage! I like that these booties are in a darker color scheme, with an elongating pointy (but rounded off) toe and sculpted heel. If leopard boots are on the adventurous side for you, these also come in a solid cognac brown suede or black. Sole Society is having 40% off boots and booties including this one, and free shipping on orders $50+!

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I first wrote about their Zeda vegan tote earlier this summer as a wonderfully roomy work, school, travel or mom bag. It’s a little bigger than other totes I’ve shared about, but if you need to haul around a lot of stuff, this works without completely overwhelming a small frame. I use it to carry my laptop, a change of shoes (if commuting), snacks and makeup with room to spare, and it comes with a large detachable zipper pouch for keeping my wallet and small items secure.

This tote was sold out for a while but just got restocked in a number of neutral colors including cognac brown and black! Just FYI, some of the colors are priced a little higher than the others, but the most classic ones are priced under $50. Sole Society sent me one of their updated colors to photograph for this post, but you can see my old Zeda tote styled in a few outfits over this year (here in looks # 1 & 3, here in look #4, and here in look #3).

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I also wanted to point out two stylish but stable-heeled pumps with good reviews that are also currently on sale – my longtime favorite Katarina block heel (see on me here & here in 5.5) as well as the Trudie slingback with a slightly higher heel!

Thank you to Sole Society for partnering on this post.


14 thoughts on “Affordable Work Tote + Leopard Ankle Booties

  • Reply Alexa M Johnson December 21, 2019 at 11:37 am

    LOVE these shoes!

  • Reply Kim December 21, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    I’ve been looking for a stylish vegan tote–at a price I can manage–and the Zeda tote seems to fit the bill. Liking the good reviews for this item and color choices. This will be my first purchase from Sole Society. Thanks for the photos, Jean, and description of what-all you’re able to store in the bag.

  • Reply Valeri Pighini December 21, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Jean. You are so chic. I absolutely love your style. And frankly, every time someone compliments me on what I’m wearing, it’s usually something I’ve spotted on your post…

  • Reply FunSizeFit December 21, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    I love neutrals and leopard print together! I love the shape of your sunglasses as well. The color ties in well with your outfit.

  • Reply Sharon December 21, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Hi Jean., love your style! What is the width of your Hermès belt? Is it the 13mm, 24mm, or 32mm?

  • Reply Mariya Zafirova December 22, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Love the boots!


  • Reply Mireia December 23, 2019 at 4:49 am

    In love with this outfit! The animal print looks amazing!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Reply Elizabeth Tran December 23, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Ahh these boots are the cutest <3 🙂 I love how they look! And such a chic tote too!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • Reply Maureen December 23, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    I love Sole Society! There items are always so beautiful and budget friendly. Love the darker colors on your leopard booties. It’s perfect accessory no matter the season.


  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style December 25, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I adore the booties! X

  • Reply JBrown December 27, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    I love the overall look!
    Keep it up 😉

  • Reply Renee December 30, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Hi Jean – I like the sweater you wore on this post. Does it hold up well after wash? I wanted to be more conscious of what I buy and hm quality can be iffy sometimes. Thanks in advance!

  • Reply Cat January 5, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks to your review of this bag I decided to order it.
    So glad I did! I have been searching for a vegan bag that didn’t look cheap or stiff or have that chemical smell.
    I wound up buying three different colors, they are so affordable!

  • Reply grace January 8, 2020 at 12:26 am

    hi jean! which color of the zeda tote did you have in the old posts you linked? is it no longer available?

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