New Items: Preview

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New Items!

Look for them in the ebay and etsy store!

Pink and Black Body Dress

Black Sequin Romper

Pink Blazer Romper

Silk Floral Top

Silk Flower Top

Black and White Sequin Tux Top

Colbolt blue seqin dress

Gold and black sequin top

Silk Bronze Jumper

DeConstructed: DIY Jumper

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I found this 1970's vintage pant suit jumper at a local vintage store but the legs of pant were way to short.


So I decided to cut the legs off for the perfect short jumper.


Here's you'll need to complete the project:
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Double stick permanent tape

  1. Cut the pants to the length that suits you (allow enough room so you can fold the pants a couple of time)
  2. Iron on the adhesive tape, remove the backing and fold over the material

3. Stitch the last fold and the material of the body suit together and viola!

New Items: Preview

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New Items!

Look for them in the ebay and etsy store

Accessories/ Bags

Vintage CoachI love this bag, 100% leather
clutch, 100% snake skin/ leather
chunky gold necklace

faux croc oversize envelope clutch
Burgundy pleated dress
80's Graphic Print Jacket
80's Graphic Print Shirt

1970's 100% Silk Dress
1970's Blazer

DeConstructed Vintage Inspiration

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I always love to search magazines, sites, even people watch for ideas when searching for vintage.

Gimme it all, in any size please...

Black.Leather. Tight. Sheer

Shoes. Animal Print Caftan. Detailed Swimsuit

Monotone colors. Similar palettes. Play on texture

Pleat/Pucker/ Folding detail. Strong shoulders. Neutral Colors

One shoulder. Airy material

DIY: Skinny Distressed Jeans

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Found these old boot cut Joe jeans and decided to make them into skinny distressed jeans. It took me about 2 hours to complete and it's easier than I thought (with exception of the sandpaper part.)

What you'll need:
1. Jeans
2. needles
3. Sandpaper (heavy grit preferable)
4. Scissors
5. Sewing machine (to turn the jeans in to skinny leg of course)
6. Washing machine

Step 1: To make the skinny leg, align the jeans with a comparable pair of skinny's you already own. This will ensure the proper fit without all the guess work.

I took an old pair of express skinny jeans, turned them both inside out and aligned them together. The extra material left on the original jeans is what you'll be cutting.

Step 2: Pin where the jeans match up. Meaning, pin where the excess material shows on the jeans your altering.

Step 4: Begin cutting outside (about 1/4 inch) where you placed your pins to get rid of the extra material and then begin sewing.

Had it not been for my stupid sewing machine that kept jamming, I probably would have been done with this portion in 10 minutes.

Step 5: Now here's probably the most time consuming part (if you don't have a stupid sewing machine that continuously jams of course.) First, cut the jeans (horizontally) in the areas you want distressed. Keep in mind the idea here is less is more with this look.

Next, turn the jeans inside out, grab some heavy grit sand paper and get the rubbing. Definitely turn the jeans inside out for this process or else you'll ruin the part of the jean that's not being distressed. This takes alot of vigorous back and forth but when done right, it gives the perfect natural distressed look.Step: 6 Throw those jammies in the wash (twice will probably do the trick and cause the threads to unravel even more.)

After 1 wash cycle
Now cuff em so they hit right above the ankle. They'll work perfectly with a nice peep toe shoe and...Fini!


Here's what I spent:

Jeans, Joe jeans from the thrift = $5.50

Sand paper= $2.00

Total cost: $7.50

New Items

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On the Ebay store

Vintage DIY: DeConstructed Suede Clutch

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I found this old suede skirt that kind of looked something like this....


and turned it into a multi-layered fringed clutch...


No sewing machine needed, just scissors, glue, a sharpie and some pins.

It's a perfect size for me to use. I never sell DeConstructed items that are altered by me, things like that I leave to the professionals!

DeConstructing the Granny Pant

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Image: The Sartorialist

It seems as though style has been on such an extreme these days, particularly in color, fit and patterns. Subdued grays or bright corals and pastels, super booty-hugging skinny leggings/ jeans or the MC Hammer-ish harem pant.

With that thought in mind, I came across these silk balloon-ish granny pants while hunting for vintage finds. I love the colors and and fabric (both silk) and I think the airyness, low crotch and the light weight feel of fabric are the perfect ingredient s for harem pants. On the other hand, DeConstructing these into shorts might not be such a bad idea either. I'll leave it to the seamstress to decide.

Jewerly Preview

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We've been collecting some amazing jewelry items over the past few weeks that will go up on our Esty store over the next few days. Images below are just a few of the many pieces we've snagged.

I've been on a button-earring binge lately, I don't know why. It seems like every time I'm out shopping for vintage items, several pieces mysteriously end up in the "must buy" pile.

I'm in LOVE with the silver 80's earrings to the far left, debating on whether these will go on the Esty store or not.

When I first saw this floral ceramic necklace, I thought it was the ugliest thing but but it grew on me. I love the color palette and feel of materials used. The beads are actually little wood balls painted and roped together. The bottom part of the necklace as some sort of ceramic base, with the floral bits layered over. We recently shot my sister in this and the pics came hot (see the profile pic).

Check out the Esty store to see more!

DeConstructed Vintage

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DeConstructed is an online boutique that features a selection of well-edited women’s accessories and altered vintage clothing. Started to provide an alternative to main stream fashion, DeConstructed enables you to stand apart with items you will find no where else but your closet.

We scour endlessly through numerous vintage stores from all over to bring you only the best in affordable vintage casual wear and accessories. We may also include non-vintage items that we just think are to delectable to not feature.

It's all in the details
We put a lot of time and effort in the items we sell. You'll find many of our pieces have been professionally altered to give the perfect look. Some of our alterations include: shortened hemlines, new buttons, re-structured silhouettes, embellishments etc. And you can rest assured all items are steamed cleaned before selling.

Do the Earth Some Good, Wear Vintage
Just think about it, every vintage purchase you make helps lessen the disposal of solid waste and lowers the need for mass-produced clothing, an energy intensive production process which involves using up natural resources. We can go on and on, but you get the point, giving a second life to pre-loved clothes does all some good!

Shop Now on Esty and Ebay
We're in the process of building our online store but that won't stop you from getting you hands on the latest pieces we have to offer! Visit Ebay and Esty to shop now.

A little bit about the peeps behind DV…

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We’re two twenty-something college graduates making our way in the New York City corporate world. Nadine, a six plus year marketing maven and Cleopatra, the Event planning guru love all things fashion. Actually, we adore fashion. Particularly, fashion in the glossy fancy magazine spreads we see. But for two working gals like us, indulging into our luxury cravings simply isn’t our reality. Given our budget constraints and disdain of cookie cutter trends, we rely on our creative minds and vintage finds to reflect a unique style.

After being frequently asked, “where’d you GET that?" by strangers and friends alike, a light bulb went off. We both began to realize our knack for vintage fashion was taking notice by many. With our love for brilliant clothes (and small wallets), we cultivated the idea of bringing affordable, unique, and individual pieces to masses, one garment at a time.

It’s our effort to go beyond representing your style through mass-produced clothes and bring back individuality. One-of-a-kind threads tailored and refined to represent your style. We consider it, individuality defined.

And with that, the DeConstructed came to life and the rest of our fashion forward story remains to be seen.

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