After working through the steps for my capsule wardrobe, I have a very clear vision of what I need to complete my capsule wardrobe and I am so very excited to actually start mix and matching the pieces.
The tough part has been making decisions on which exact items to purchase to complete my wardrobe.
I am likely overthinking the whole process, which is quite typical of me, and doing the shopping online makes timeliness an issue. I just get so fatigued at malls with all of the visual clutter!
I at least like how shopping online can be so organized... the biggest issue is I so often have to return pieces, but when I shop in person... I get panicky and don't make any decisions. Not to mention that size 5 shoes are nearly impossible to find in person.
There are so many decisions out there and it can be really tough to find a balance between all the criteria you may be trying to cover.
I've mentioned this time and again, but part of why I am tackling a capsule wardrobe is so I can have quality pieces that don't deteriorate in 3 months and that are classic enough so I won't hate them in 3 months, either.
All of that while still trying to find pieces that I can afford and find comfy.
I've already made some mistakes in making purchases that I thought were quality, yet have turned out to be just as sucky as some pieces I've bought from cheap, fast fashion stores. Lessons learned, though. All I can do is move forward and learn along the way.
I've recently read a book that has already helped me tackle some tough situations where I automatically wanted to be negative. Instead, it has got me constantly seeking opportunities and possibilities for improving mine and others' lives.
Instead of reacting like a sour puss (as I so often do) I try to find some little fleck of possibility in each situation.
It's called The Art Of Possibly by Benjamin and Rosamund Stone Zander. And I highly recommend it! I listened to the audiobook while driving or going on walks. It was lovely to listen to since they incorporated some orchestra music. Just Lovely.
Anyway, I am also trying to slowly incorporate sustainable and eco-friendly pieces, but this is a slower process considering that money is a concern. Either way, the next piece I'll be making a decision on are some black booties.
Black booties are a classic wardrobe staple because they are so versatile. You can pair them with your typical skinny jeans and jacket for an edgy vibe or even wear them with a sundress if you feel like mixing girly and edgy.
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Here are a variety of options I am considering. If you don't already have a pair in your closet, I hope this will help with options:
What pair of booties do you own? I'd love to hear others' favorites! Or tell me which of the above has your eye.
Beth, one of my lovely readers, has posted a link to another, more affordable option at Nordstrom Rack that I am now considering. It's out in the average sizes, but if you have small feet like me you still have a chance!