Sky Scarf Saturday 6/7/2014

It’s been a while since my last Sky Scarf Saturday. I had to catch up on a couple weeks worth of knitting this morning due to the busyness of finishing up school, moving out, and starting my new job.

But I’ve got exciting news for you: It reached a high temperature of above 86 degrees this past week, which meant I got to unravel my skein of neon yarn this morning.

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Although it is a bit of annoyance to add back colors I haven’t used in a while, I love the randomness of how singular stripes look against a mostly dark or light background. I’m totally geeking out over the nerdiness of this scarf.

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Girl Model

I love clothes. I love expressing myself with my unique sense of fashion. And sometimes, I think it’d be kind of cool to be a model. If only the industry wasn’t so corrupt, soul-draining, and damaging to our perception of beauty and self-worth.

Check out this PBS documentary called Girl Model. It follows a 13-year old Siberian girl as she tries to find success as a model in Japan in order to support her struggling family back home and an ex-model-now-scout who has a pretty jaded view on the industry but knows nothing more than modeling.

Watch it on PBS

For me, beauty is so much more than a pretty face and that “perfect” body. And it’s just heartbreaking to see that these girls really don’t care for the fashion part of the industry. It’s just an escape and relatively simple way (compared to investing in higher education or hard manual labor) to make ends meet at home. I don’t know what to think anymore. What am I really buying into when I see fashion that I like? Am I supporting something that ultimately hurts humanity? What do you think?

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?