Cat On The Moon is a style blog written by me, Cat, about the process of curating a capsule wardrobe and different ways to achieve a simple and thoughtful lifestyle. I try to keep in mind that simplicity is a journey and a life well lived is the goal.

Wardrobe Must Have: Black Booties

Wardrobe Must Have: Black Booties

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.

Easy, right?

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.

It's a hard choice, but I'm leaning towards Madewell's Cait boot (so close to my name!) or the Sam Edelman Petty boot.


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!

Click here to see them!


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