DIY | EMBROIDERED SNEAKERS GUCCI

Patches are still hot thanks to Gucci and these shoes are right on trend with a floral embroidered applique. An easy DIY to jazz up a pair of plain white sneakers that are perfect for spring. I love pairing these with jeans and they will also look pretty cool with cutoff shorts for summer. If you want to make them closer to the Gucci sneakers, feel free to paint the sides of the white sneakers! I personally liked the plain white with just the patch detailing.

TIME | 10 mins

COST | $30 (relative to the shoes you use as a base)

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BLOG | A NEW BEGINNING

It’s finally here… the official relaunch of DECONSTRUT.

I started this blog quite a while ago just for fun, as a place to get my love for fashion and photography out and visually present. I tinkered with the blog here and there but never took it really seriously and THIS year I wanted to revive it after it has been much neglected and bring even greater content to you readers! I realize that through this platform I have a voice that for some odd reason people like to listen to on occasion.

I hope that you’ll stay awhile, try a DIY or two out and take on some of my travel posts! Life’s too short to be stuck on just work, get out there, explore and create!

 

Love,

c.

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DIY | SIDE LACE UP CROP TOP

Nothing is more perfect than crop tops plus high-waisted jeans. Here is  an easy DIY for a side lace up crop top perfect for that transition from winter into spring with the high-neck line.
I’ve actually had this DIY made a while ago but never got around to photographing outfit photos of it to complete the blog post. Which looking back now is kind of a shame because it has become a go-to top in my closet and could be in yours too! It’s perfect for a night out with the girls or date night. I love it in white because it contrasts with my hair and plays up the tan in my skin. It’s a little bit sexy with the open sides but is also balanced out with the mini turtleneck neckline. It’s just overall a very on trend item that’s easy to mix and match with anything in the wardrobe.
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DIY | LIP SCRUB & LIQUID LIPSTICK SWATCHES

Liquid lipsticks have officially finally become my lip product of choice for doing my makeup when I’m going out or just in the mood for a little bit of colour. I just love the longevity of liquid lipsticks and the matte look for winter. What I don’t love so much is how chapped my lips get after wearing them so here is an easy DIY to have a super delicious lip scrub on hand to get rid of dry flaky lips and say hello to a luscious pout. I have been guilty of licking this off my lips instead of wiping it off, but it tastes soooooo good!

 
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DIY | OFF SHOULDER FEATHER DRESS

Valentine’s day gives the excuse to any girl to get something new into her wardrobe. This off-the-shoulder feather dress is a perfect wow piece for the occasion and I first saw it done here. Granted the online dress cost way too much I decided to try the DIY route and was able to replicate a similar thing at a much more cost effective price.
 
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INSPO | BASIC WHITES AND TIES

Last year, the off the shoulder trend was a huge hit for spring and summer and this year I don’t think the trends will stray very far. I’ve been particularly drawn to sleeve details and ties mixed with a structured material. These images have me wishing for warmer weather to bring on the whites and brights. I can’t wait until I can shake my shoulders in the sun with these fun designs. It really elevates the basic white poplin shirt with something a little bit more girly and fun, yet still edgy and a bit disheveled… but in a good way.
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WANDER | OTTAWA 2017 WINTER 150th

After the new resolution determination wears down and the excitement around ringing in the New Year dies, we’re left reminded that it’s still extremely cold and dreary outside. Though the days may be getting marginally longer, it will be a long time before shorts and sandals will be seen in Canada. These pasty legs will be well hidden under jeans and leggings. As depressing as that sounds, there’s a tonne to get excited about for the next few cold months. Being Canada’s 150th Birthday, a tonne of celebrations are headed our way so strap on those winter boots, put on some mitts, its time to go outside people! Here is a list of some must sees and dos these next few winter months!

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NAILS | 5 EASY NAIL ART HACKS

All these fancy tools everywhere may make you feel like you can’t achieve some boss ass nails without the help of said tools, but let me in on a secret.. you can have awesome nail art with things found around the house! Before I got hardcore into nail art and invested money in getting brushes, foils, powders, dotting tools… I too just used the basics and got creative. Basically a toothpick was my best friend on Mani-Mondays. Continue reading for 5 super easy nail art DIYs that are so easy you won’t be able to not try them out!
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DIY | 3.1 PHILLIP LIM BOOTS

I had originally wanted to post this DIY  3.1 Phillip Lim boots last year but never got around to capturing it so please forgive me if the boots look a bit worn down, I couldn’t resist wearing them. The original boots are no longer available and was exclusively made for men’s, but I think girls could totally rock the twisted rope look. Seeing as I would never be able to afford the real deal and I probably wouldn’t fit into the men’s sizing due to tiny feet I did what I do best, and made it myself! This is probably the first time my knot tying skills from those good old Girl Guide days have finally become useful once more!

Original Boots: retailed at $660

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