Hi all--I thought I'd share with you the outcome of my off-season search for black booties. I decided on a different pair of Dune London booties than the ones I shared with you recently. The style is called Peppie, and I've added a photo of them on me, photo 6 below.

I'm so excited! They are just right--good fit/feel great, they have a fairly sleek feel but are sturdy enough for some hard wear, they have a lower heel than the others I was considering (a bonus for me; I do have a heeled pair of Chelsea boots that I can keep for times when I may want a heel). And they were on sale from Dune London, not as low a price as the Parnell, but at $108, an excellent value. I like them better than the more expensive ones I tried!

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A few weeks ago, I posted about looking for replacement black booties, which seem to be one of my wardrobe essentials.
Some of the wisdom I came away with was that I would like a higher shaft than what I had on the ones I'm replacing (the Munro Lexi, Find 1); that a nice pair like the Fluevog Cairo 2.0 I tried on (Find 2) could be a good choice, though not one I would need to make now, since they aren't on sale; and that I could certainly wait till the fall selections come out, with more options.
Meanwhile, the compulsive shopper in me has been scouring online and brick and mortar sources, in case the perfect little black bootie turns up in a deal too good to pass up.
I've ordered and returned a few pairs. And I've kept a couple of pairs for consideration: the Dune London Parnell (Find 3, photo 1) and the Rag & Bone Walker (Find 4, photo 2).
I tried on the R&B pair, knowing that they would have to be discounted quite a bit for me to really consider them. And then, a week later, they turned up on sale, momentarily, at Nordstrom. So I ordered them. The sale price put them in range of the Fluevogs.

I ended up getting the wrong size in the R&Bs, and I"m not sure whether the sale price would be honored if I have to exchange them. Regardless, I'm leaning toward returning. They are beautiful and the correct size felt very good. But I figure they may turn up on sale again later, and if they don't, I kinda feel the Fluevogs are comparable. Though they are different.

I'm debating keeping the Dune Londons. They are on sale from Amazon/6pm, and at well under $100, they are a fraction of the price of the other boots. Could they be my black booties?

What do you think? Assuming they pass my comfort test (I'm wearing them around the house and comparing two sizes), I'd like to know if they strike you as my style? Or do I need something sleeker like the Fluevogs or R&Bs?

Just for the heck of it, I'll add photos of three others I tried and rejected:
Topshop Kiko (photo 3), Aquatalia Fonda (photo 4), Coach Carmen (photo 5).

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