Affordable Work Tote + Leopard Ankle Booties

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Sole Society booties 5 c/o + tote bag, J.Crew factory coat (old; similar), H&M sweater xs (current version), 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.

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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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  1. grace wrote:

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

    Posted 1.8.20 Reply
  2. Cat wrote:

    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!

    Posted 1.5.20 Reply
  3. Renee wrote:

    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!

    Posted 12.30.19 Reply
  4. JBrown wrote:

    I love the overall look!
    Keep it up 😉

    Posted 12.27.19 Reply
  5. I adore the booties! X

    Posted 12.25.19 Reply
  6. Maureen wrote:

    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.


    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  7. Ahh these boots are the cutest <3 🙂 I love how they look! And such a chic tote too!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  8. Mireia wrote:

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

    Mireia from TGL

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  9. Love the boots!


    Posted 12.22.19 Reply
  10. Sharon wrote:

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

    Posted 12.21.19 Reply
  11. FunSizeFit wrote:

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

    Posted 12.21.19 Reply
  12. Valeri Pighini wrote:

    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…

    Posted 12.21.19 Reply
  13. Kim wrote:

    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.

    Posted 12.21.19 Reply
  14. LOVE these shoes!

    Posted 12.21.19 Reply

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