I'm getting little bits of closet editing done in between other tasks while I'm at home overseeing a bathroom renovation. I pulled out all my booties the other day to get a better overview of what I have and what I'm feeling like wearing these days, as the weather has now officially changed and fall is definitely here.

Pic 1 shows all my stompy/rugged boots. These have gotten lots of wear in recent years, with narrow jeans, especially rolled/cuffed. They are comfortable and practical and add some edge and attitude to my outfits. They're all keepers. Some are pretty beat up but I wear them on photo walk days (the grey Doc Martens in the lower right corner, for example), and the black Aquitalias in the upper left corner are very warm so keepers for snowy days. I don't need any more of this kind of thing. The newest ones are the Frye studded zip pair (second row, far left).

Pic 2-3 This is the category I'm finding maybe a little lacking. Low-heeled refined booties. I'm wondering if the Matisse leopard print and red pairs (upper row, two on the right side) are looking a little dated for my style. What do you think, YLF hive mind? They're OK, but not spectacularly comfortable anymore. I'm reluctant to let go of the animal print right now because they're my only casual animal print shoe and I may want to try wearing them this winter, but eh, I'm not sure I'm in the mood to wear this style. I'm thinking of letting the red ones go. I do think they look better on my feet, worn with bootcuts, than they do in the photos, but the wedge heel feels a little dated to me. Thoughts?

The Fluevogs on the top left are beat up but keepers -- I wear them with bootcuts to rock concerts because they're comfortable and I don't care if they get beer spilled on them. I had them resoled last year so they've got life left in them. The Ugg Cortona chelsea boots on the lower right corner are kind of boring by themselves and they're getting old but they have the detachable shafts to make them tall boots, so they're sticking around for another season. Honestly, the only pair of these boots I really love anymore are the blue Modern Vice ones in the lower left corner. The gunmetal Tahari ones are nice too.

The second, third, and fourth Finds here are the kind of thing I'm considering to refresh this capsule. I would love new burgundy booties and the Calvin Kleins have just enough of the Western vibe to be current but not look totally dated in a few years. I've been wanting to try the Kori booties for years and may just have to give them a whirl.

I did just add the Sam Edelman booties in the first Find (basically free thanks to Nordstrom Notes and a Rack deal). They're more or less replacing my old Jeffrey Campbell woven booties which are now demoted to ranch wear.

Pic 4 High heeled booties. I have too many because I'm just not regularly wearing these heel heights anymore, and these skew too dressy for me most of the time, but keeping these for occasions when I won't be doing a lot of walking. I'll let these gradually go away by attrition when I see what is not getting wear throughout the coming seasons. Not adding any more in this category, for sure!

Not pictured are the couple of pairs I've already edited out. I am liking that my shoes are taking up less room than they used to. Only adding very thoughtfully these days. New shoe purchases have to be walkable and comfortable!

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