Wednesday, May 31, 2017

ZiZi Goes Shoe Shopping

As illustrated above, ZiZi's original black shoes did not work well with her new clothes.  They look too much like work shoes.  I had gone through the doll shoe stash several times without success in finding a suitable pair for her to wear with her camel sheath, animal-print shrug, and gold lamé shoulder bag.

After a week or two of wearing the black shoes, ZiZi noticed a pair of beige sandals worn by "Romper Chic (RC)," and said to her:

"I love your shoes.  May I try them on?"  RC agreed.
ZiZi thanked her and asked, "Do you think these go well with this dress?"  RC replied, "Yes, but what will I wear?  I'm certainly not wearing those black shoes you had on."
Overhearing this conversation, I decided to recheck the doll stash for shoes for RC where I found a  pair of yellow mock fringe, open-toe booties.  RC tried these on.  The somewhat overbearing ZiZi saw the yellow booties and liked those, too.  She said:

"Oooo girl, those look good on you.  I think I like those better.  Here, you can have your shoes back.  Let me try those on, please?"
The ever compliant RC gave the yellow booties to ZiZi and was actually happy to have her own shoes back.

ZiZi loved the fit and look of the yellow booties, but in the back of her head she thought, "These shoes are yellow and I'm not wearing yellow."  In the back of RC's head, she thought, "I'm not letting go of my shoes again, no matter what."


Closer look at the yellow booties
This woman is so hard to please.  She continued wearing the yellow shoes for about a week, but sensing her discontent, I returned to the shoe stash one final time and found a pair of gold lamé flat sandals that match the color of her hobo purse.

ZiZi is finally pleased with these sandals.


The sandals are not made for Curvy Barbie's foot size, and in human shoe-fitting standards would actually be too small for ZiZi, but she likes them and for now, that's all that matters.


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8 comments:

  1. I am glad ZiZi found a pair of shoes she could wear with that outfit because I really like that on her! Shoes are hard to find, but the Curvy and Tall girls can wear the same shoes and I have had some success with Liv shoes too for them. The problem is because the feet vary as to flat or high heeled, it isn't consistent. I have also had some success with older softer Barbie knock off shoes too!

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    1. Thanks of the tips on other shoes that might fit the Curvy dolls, Phyllis. I have a few Liv shoes on hand, but probably nothing that would match this particular fashion. I will see if Mixis shoes will fit ZiZi. I know I have a pair of black Mixis flats.

      I am thinking about purchasing some other clothes from the eBay seller who made ZiZi's dress or even asking her if she will consider sewing for the Curvy dolls.

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  2. The gold shoes look cute on ZiZi! I'm glad that she found a pair that she likes and that matches her ensemble.

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    1. Thanks, Roxanne! I was thinking it was hopeless and that I might have to paint the yellow ones to match her dress until"she" tried on the gold shoes.

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  3. That is great that ZiZi found some shoes that she like. I wish. Attention would just stick with one shoe size.

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    1. Thanks,G.G. I wish they would offer more variety in fashionable shoes for the various foot sizes.

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  4. I admire ZiZi persistence in getting the perfect shoes for her outfit. As someone who has been known to go through an entire mall without finding one thing I wanted to wear, I don't feel I'm in a position to judge her.;-)

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    1. She was relentless in her pursuit for the right shoe and I think it worked in her favor.

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