DIY | BEADED HAIR CLIPS

Popular in the spring, but something I think will still carry onto the fall, are beaded hair clip accessories. We saw an uptake in beaded bags and now beaded hair clips and barrettes are seen everywhere on the runway and on the fashion influencers of Instagram. Granted you could buy these types of hair clips in a lot of places now; at the beginning of spring, I could only find them from China vendors and being the impatient person that I am, I decided to create them myself! I started DIY-ing when I was younger making beaded figurines so the concept behind the bead patterns was easy to create. Creating them yourself is also super cheap so if you want to save some money I highly recommend following these patterns. I didn’t spend any money in creating any of these clips as I reused only hair accessories and beads from previous projects.

Despite creating three different versions, the ones I wear the most are the most simple one-rowed hair clips in a set of two. I love that it’s a simple addition that can make you look more put together and because they are simple, they go with everything. If you are looking at this tutorial and feel a bit intimidated, I highly recommend trying out the easy one-row beaded hair clip! It takes less than 15mins and you will be surprised how straight forward it is to make something no one else will have.

Read on for 3 different hair clip patterns ranging from super easy to hard and a video tutorial!

TIME | 15-30 mins

COST | $

DIFFICULTY | Easy to Hard

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DIY | NIKE MINI DRESS

Youtube has sucked me into a world of watching people thrift and it inspired me to head to my local thrift store to find some treasures for myself! In that process I also had picked up a few items to attempt thrift flips and this is my first thrift flip project!

I picked up an XL Men’s Nike Jersey Shirt and turned it into a mini dress perfect for the upcoming summer months! This is a super easy thrift flip and guaranteed to have all your hypebae’s asking where you coped the trendy piece! I have it styled with chunky sneakers and some fishnet socks for an athletic twist.

Wearing – Dress: DIY, Shoes: Fila Disruptor II (similar here), Fish net socks (similar here), Bag: Furla Backpack.

Read on to see how I flipped the XL Nike shirt into a mini dress!

TIME | 15-30 mins

COST | $

DIFFICULTY | Easy

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BLOG | WHERE ARE YOU?

Hey guys! I’m so so sorry that I’ve neglected this platform, lots have been going on and I have things lined up for this specific platform coming up real soon! So hang tight!

I have been more video focused in terms of content creation lately so a lot of tutorials and travel things have been appearing on my YouTube Channel. I thought I would link you some of the videos that have been uploaded so in the off chance that you weren’t aware of that channel you can navigate your way on over there!

I don’t intend to abandon this blog as it is the pinnacle of what started it all; but I will try my best to be more consistent in sharing across platforms so on whichever one you prefer to view, all content will be updated on the latest things I am creating!

Thanks for sticking by me <3

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PHOTOGRAPHY | FIREWORKS

Every year, countries from around the world come to Ottawa to compete in the fireworks show, the Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound and Light competition. It’s a spectacular summer event with beautiful fireworks lighting up the sky paired with music. I remember when I was a little kid, waiting three hours in advance before a show to get the best viewing seats as my dad was the keen photographer in the family back then. Since then, I have joined the ranks of photography, and I love to challenge myself on these mini photoshoots I do with friends around the city.

For this shoot, the challenge was to get nice firework shots but with a subject in the foreground. It took a bit of fiddling but I think we managed a few great shots amidst a bunch of blurry trial and error ones. You can view the behind-the-scenes of our shoot below!

There are many locations to shoot from when viewing fireworks but my favourites are where you can see the light reflections in water. I think it provides great interest to the photos but also increase illumination which will be your friend when shooting in such low-light conditions. Read on for my tips on shooting fireworks and some of the final images!

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DIY | DIAMANTE BODYSUIT

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? Well I can’t afford real diamond chains but these diamante stand-ins are shining bright and catching the light giving this old bodysuit a new glo up!

I was first inspired by an image I saw of a singer wearing a similar item with dainty rhinestone straps and knew I had to try recreating the look! I love the subtle and dainty injection of glam to this basic outfit and you will definitely see me pairing this with a pair of nice high waisted jeans and calling the outfit done! No need to accessorize, these diamante straps will be all the bling you’ll need!

TIME | 30mins

COST | $

DIFFICULTY | easy

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DIY | 3 EASY T-SHIRT TRANSFORMATIONS

I’m trying something different… something a little bit new and unusual but I think it will help in sharing my DIYs with you! I’ve decided to launch a channel on Youtube for Deconstrut! I don’t have any video training so this will be quite the journey getting the grasp of shooting and composing videos!

For my very first video, I decided to do a tutorial on 3 super easy t-shirt transformations! A white tee is already very versatile on its own but its also a great base to build things on top of! I created all of these projects within an afternoon and there is no rule to say you can’t do these projects with other t-shirts, new or thrifted!

I used men’s Hanes T-shirts from here in a size Small.

TIME | 5mins – 30mins

COST | $

DIFFICULTY | easy

T-shirt Transformation #1: CROPPED TEE

T-shirt Transformation #2: OFF THE SHOULDER PEASANT TOP

T-shirt Transformation #3: TUBE TOP

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DEAR 2016 | A YEAR IN REVIEW

Greetings from 2017! I hope everyone had an amazing holiday. We’ve officially wrapped up 2016 and I wanted to close that chapter off in my blog with a video montage of the highlights of the past year.

The past year was definitely an amazing one and I’m excited to see what is in store for this year. I really want to thank everyone for their support in my endeavors and adventures this past year and I can’t wait to embark on many more!

One of the things I would like to upkeep more is this blog! Let’s make this into something great 🙂 I’ve got tonnes planned out for 2017, so cheers! And here’s to the start of a great year <3

P.S. If you guys like videos there may be more coming up on my YouTube channel!

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DIY | NIKE CHOKER

Funny enough through the mockery of the choker trend, I’m still a fan. Especially of sophisticated metal finishes and lux materials like velvet and satin ribbons. But this article did spark an idea in me. Perfect for those athleisure diehards, here’s a choker that will reflect what you love best!
I present to you the TRUE Nike choker, you can easily make your own with other sport brand headbands with ease. Follow the instructions below and you too can own your very own sporty choker.
Who wants to see a Supreme one or adidas?
Tag #deconstrut if you make this DIY, I would love to see your creations!
Watch the video below for the full tutorial 🙂
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Travel | Japan 2014 – VLOGs

Pikachu at Tokyo Tower

Wow! I can’t believe I haven’t posted in so long. Very sorry about that!

A lot has changed in the past little while and I’ve sadly neglected this blog but here’s a bit of an update. I completed my 15-month internship and moved back home at the end of last month and then jetted off to Japan with my Dad for two weeks immersing ourselves in the Japanese culture. I have yet to finish going through all my photos but while on the trip I managed to take some video footage on my phone. I’ve upload Part 1 & Part 2 onto my YouTube Channel; Part 3 is on its way!
We started off in Tokyo, took a day trip to Mt. Fuji; spent some time at Nachi Falls in Kii-Katsuura and got stuck there for two days thanks to a typhoon. Made our way to Osaka and Kyoto before returning home 🙂
I had a lot of fun on the trip and would definitely recommend anyone who is an adventurous eater to give it a go! I will be posting a mini travel guide of Japan along with photos soon so keep your eyes peeled for that 🙂
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DIY Rhinestone Chain Bracelet

Bracelets: Shlomit Ofir Rose gold feather bracelet, DIY Fish-bone Bracelet(here), Aldo spikes bracelet, Vintage silver bangle, DIY Two Tone Bracelet (HERE), Forever 21 Cross Bracelet 
I thought I’d try my hand at filming another tutorial, I find filming seems to work best for quick small projects and you can jam to some awesome songs at the same time. Let me know if you like these vidoe DIYs or if you prefer the step by step photographs. Maybe I’ll even try to do both, too ambitious?
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