Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Where the darkness turns to light

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." 

- Helen Keller

Despite our recent computer problems, I did manage to recover these photos Tara took last week while we were out on a little adventure.
We managed to find the perfect dramatic place for a photo shoot where the black thundering clouds meet the clear blue sky.
I swear that these photos were taken on the same day! It was simply amazing how the pitch black skies were blending with the baby blue right
in the middle of this field. Place me in a bright yellow skirt directly under the colliding tones and I think it plays 
out to be a pretty extraordinary photo shoot.

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 I also recently got an instagram! so follow me, I'll follow you back @shopstyleconquer XD

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Marble Nails...

"No one likes getting their nails done more than me"
- Serena Williams

So I have been pretty busy with exams this week, and this morning i went to finally post an outfit for you guys. Unfortunately, today you guys are stuck with just some nail photos that i had saved in a draft from awhile back because my computer with all my photos crashed :(

So tried out marble nail polish the other week when i had a spare day. I think its a little too tricky for me, but it was all good fun.
Here are some photos of how i did it and what the end result looked like, if your interested in giving it a go there are some 
great videos on youtube on how to do it.

So I apologise for this slightly messy post, its a little tricky on a tablet ;)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Be patient, the strom will pass, the spring will come...

"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when 
you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. "

Robert H. Schuller 

My exams are finally over for now, but it's officially the end of my undergraduate degree, yay!
Indeed the storm of exams passed in a blur and I'm waiting around for the results to come out.

Here are some photos Ellen snapped of me the other day when I was running out the door, 
the sun was shining and the paddock near our house was full of wild daisies.
This outfit has been my go to recently, something perfect to throw on during this between season weather.

nailpolish - OPI (Nicki Minaj collection) 'Did it on 'em'
wet-look leggings - Glassons
spike bracelet - Asos
top - Mink Pink (altered)
bag - Atrium on Elliot

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Outfit preview + giveaway winners...

“All summer she scattered the daisy leaves; They only mocked her as they fell. She said: "The daisy but deceives; 
'He loves me not,' 'he loves me will,' One story no two daisies tell." Ah foolish heart, which waits and grieves Under the daisy's mocking spell.” 
-Helen Hunt Jackson

A daisy is a symbol of chance.
"He loves me, he loves me not?" everyone has at least once tried to predict their future through the plucking of daisy leaves.
 It may be for love, or just a dream in general, but when we desire something so badly, we have hope that even a something 
as simple as a flower will help us get it.

Along with our recent chicnova.com giveaway winners, I am sharing a little outfit preview of Tara's latest look we photographed
 the other day. I thought the daisy quote and picture linked nicely with the announcement of our winners.
To win or not to win? pick your petal...

Congrats to the winners! 
And thanks to everyone that entered,
Stay tuned to see the rest of the outfit above...

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Thursday, November 15, 2012



After the success of our last giveaway with the online fashion store Chicnova,
we have teamed up with them again to collaborate with them and there thanksgiving 
celebrations. Chicnova is currently hosting a giveaway where 200 of their shoppers 
will win a gift from the site! 3 of those winners will be Shop Style Conquer
readers. You could win any gift of your choice from this collection. Enter below 
using the raffle copter widget and check out the chicnova site to go in the draw
to win $200!

chicnova giveaway!

photo from http://artinourblood.blogspot.co.nz/

a Rafflecopter giveaway

By simply liking the two facbook pages, you go in the draw to win one of three gifts from chicnova.
By pinning or saving your favourite picture of a chicnova item, (http://pinterest.com/ or http://wanelo.com/) 

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Inspiration to the walls

"You don't learn style from watching people on a runway. Fashion happens every morning when you wake up."

- Shalom Harlow

Today I thought I would share with you a little DIY project I did a few months ago.
I love collecting fashion magazines and I found this was the perfect way to 
recycle some of your favourites! All you need is a bunch of magazines,
scissors, glue and old canvases and/or old photo frames.
Then let your imagination take over and have some fun cutting out some of your 
favourite pictures and arranging them in collages.

The end result turned out pretty cool. I'm excited to get these up on the walls
 of my bedroom to style it up a bit. 

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

In the fields...

“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. 
For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a 
heart somewhere to receive it.”
- Ivan Panin

I found this beautiful quote on a favourite newly found  fashion blog of mine. Fashezine.
I thought it would pair perfectly with this outfit for a nice weekend post for you all

Skirt: Thrifted
Top, Cardigan: Gifts
Shoes: Number one shoes
Necklace: Kookai
Belt: Portmans

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Smile for summer

"If you are not barefoot, you’re overdressed. Summer 2012."

Summer is a beautiful season and for those of you down here is
 the southern hemisphere, it's coming.
These are just some summer photos snapped by my sister and 
I that we wanted to share with you, along with the names of our giveaway winner.

And the winner is...

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Passing fast...

It's crazy to think that in under a week I will have finished the final set of exams for my
(possibly only first) undergraduate degree. I have an exam tomorrow so this will be a quick post,
but I wanted to share some of the photos that Ellen snapped the other day.
You can even see the bright red of the bottle brush indicating christmas is on its way 
(scary how fast time passes!)

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jacket - Just jeans
dress - made my me :)
necklace - Equip
ring - Asos (claw), Karen Walker (star)
nailpolish - Butter (Big Smoke)
bracelet - Cutey

Anyway, I've got to get back to work for now :)

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