How to Add a Hole to a Shoe Strap with a Pin and a Knitting Needle

Good morning world! Guess what today is? It’s BAND BANQUET!! Remember that I was trying to find the perfect vintage dress? I’ll be sure to show you guys pictures from tonight. I’m definitely ready to shake my tail feathers but there was just one problem. My shoes were a little too big.

I got a pair of hand-me-down heels from my aunt, but who says there’s any shame in secondhand? I, of all people, know the value of a great perviously owned article of fashion. The only thing is that her shoe size is around a half to a size bigger than mine, so in order to where these heels I would need to add an additional hole for the buckle. And after a little internet searching, I gathered a little background knowledge in order to do it myself with the things I have in my dorm.

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Go from this (5 holes)

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To this (6 holes)

All it takes is:

A pin (A thumbtack could probably work as well)

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A size 1 knitting needle (Any bigger will make too big of a hole)

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How to do it:

  1. Use the pin to make a small hole where you want to add it (either to make your shoe strap tighter or looser). Make sure the spacing is even with the rest of the holes.

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  2. Use the knitting needle to make the small puncture bigger. This takes some elbow grease, so be patient.

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  3. Rock your newly fitted shoes!

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5 Outfits I’m Proud Of

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you might have seen my occasional outfit of the day posts. I’m a little addicted to PicStitch, too. I like to document my craziest/best outfits. I tend to also wear makeup on these days. It’s a rare occasion. Here’s a few from the past few months!Trying to be professional: H&M Polkadot Dress, Hotkiss Black Flates, Vintage Blazer (’twas my mother’s), Time Turner necklace (made from a chain from another necklace and Time Turner keychain from Harry Potter World)

Just another school day: Vintage Black and White Floral Dress, Forever21 Sweater, Thrifted Grey Socks (don’t worry they were new!), Vintage Brown Shoes, Knitted Collar (made my me)

Not my birthday suit: H&M Striped Sweater, Teal Pants (from TJ Maxx), Black Combat Boots (from Kohls), Time Turner Necklace

Hippie for the day: Forever21 Top (thrifted at Goodwill), Vintage Floral Maxi Skirt, American Eagle Necklace, Woven Belt

Show off: Knitted sweater (by me), Banana Republic Black Tank Top, Wet Seal Lace and Floral Skirt, H&M Leggings, Vintage Maine Woods Boots

If for some reason you haven’t noticed, I love thrift shopping for both awesome vintage finds and clothes that I could buy in stores for much cheaper. I love mixing and matching vintage and new pieces. Maybe I should do Outfit of the Day posts everyday?

My name is Vi, and I’m a Goodwill shopaholic.

My first thrift store haul blog post ever!!!

It’s been a while since I’ve visited Goodwill and finally with a relaxing and free weekend without anything to do, I took the opportunity to visit the neighborhood Goodwill. I love that I can find awesome, unique, vintage pieces to add to my wardrobe along with brand new basics that no one wanted to buy in stores. Oh, and yarn. I can’t forget that Goodwill is an excellent place to fuel my yarn addiction.

A Mini and A Maxi Skirt:

An “Alligator” Belt

Two Brand New V-Neck Tees (From Target, I Think)

A Brand New Mohair Throw (Also From Target)

YARN and lots of it

Looks like someone was trying to make a sweater and gave up. I’m actually pretty excited about this yarn because I’ve used a self-striping yarn before. I need to knit myself (and I am emphasizing myself) a hat and some fingerless mitts for marching band rehearsals.

New Pattern Crushes

I’m a stripe kind of girl but sometimes you need a little variation. My wardrobe is full of striped shirts and I’ll always go for a stripe rather than a plain top but recently I’ve fallen in love with new kinds of prints and patterns. I’m on the lookout for these awesome new prints.

1. Chevron

A twist on the average stripe.

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