From last Christmas and my birthday in May, I had $150 in Anthropologie gift cards saved up. Free money, in essence, to shop at Anthropologie with! But how would I choose what to buy? I wanted to spend within the exact amount and find something that would have long-lasting appeal, not just be a trendy seasonal piece. So of course, I consulted my favorite Bay Area stylist, Ellie Vilmenay, and we went over my options together. There were sweaters, shoes, and jeans. Jeans were a quick "no." With my curves, if I can't try on jeans beforehand, it's not worth it. The sweaters were so-so, but the thing we both agreed upon were these darling leopard print booties. They're practical, super cute, a low heel so they're easy to walk in, and they fit right into my budget at $138 before tax. I can hear them roaring already. Keep an eye out for these booties to make an appearance on the blog in some street style photos coming soon to The Penny Rose!