Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Shoe Collection Video: Boots

“I want to write a book about shoes that’s full of footnotes.” 
― Jarod Kintz

We love boots so we thought we would share a video showcasing the many boots we own and love (which is quite a few #shoeaholics). Our combined shoe collection has more than just boots so leave a comment below if you liked this video and would like to see more shoe collection videos!

Hope you guys enjoy the video, remember to give it a thumbs up if you did :D

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Monday, October 27, 2014

The Study Pants

"I just really love being in my pyjamas"
- Rachel Bilson 

It's that time of the year again; exams are here. These past few days have been consumed by studying, but I did take a moment today to take these outfit photos. This is pretty much my exam getup. If you go to uni with me you will no doubt have seen me in this ensemble before. These Cotton On lounge pants are seriously the most comfortable things ever to be created. They are a lot like PJ pants, but they come in crazy patterns and I find these black and white ones actually quite wearable. Paired with a slouchy grey tee, I'm ready to tackle these exams woohoo! Or not... Maybe I should go back to studying now.

Pants : Cotton ON
Jackt c/o choies
Top : Helen Cherry
Shoes : Converse 
Lips : Australis 'Gangsta Rap'

I attempted to play around with a little bit of purple hair chalk in the ends of my hair in these photos. It never comes out as well as I want it too because my hair is just too dark! Has anyone else tried hair chalk before? Let me know in the comments below :)

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Friday, October 24, 2014

OOTD | What I Wore to Uni

"But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing."

- Bryan Ferry

Yesterday I had my last lecture of the first year of my masters! This year has flown past (but there's still exams before I can properly say the uni year is over). This is an outfit I wore to class last week, and Ellen promptly pulled out the camera when I arrived home. She said to leave on my headphones and sunglasses too (busing essentials), so say hello to my frends! I got these for my birthday earlier this year and I have been enjoying their double win as music player and accessory.

black tshirt - dotti
black skinny jeans - Gmarket
shoes - Play Motives
sunglasses - Molly N
floral kimono - Garage (The Warehouse)
headphones - Frends 'Taylor'

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Beauty Haul Video | ft Zoella Beauty, Urban Decay, xobeauty + more!

"To me, beauty and makeup and colour is like the finishing touch on everything"
- Marc Jacobs

We've done a little bit of beauty shopping over the past few months, so we thought it would be fun to put all of our purchases into a haul video. First things first, lets talk about  Zoella Beauty, we are so in love with the products. Check out the video to see what we got from Zoe's line. Plus we also got a few things from  Urban Decay, xobeauty, Maybelline and heaps more of our favourite brands!

Hope you guys enjoy the video, remember to give it a thumbs up if you did and subscribed to our channel here.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.

“The only way to atone for being occasionally a little over-dressed is by being always absolutely over-educated.” 
― Oscar Wilde

It's that time of year when things start to get busy. Exams are just around the corner, summer collections are coming out, and Christmas will arrive faster than we are prepared for. This outfit is a little more 'overdressed' than the things I will surely be seen in as exams get closer. But for the first bare legs of the spring I think it was just fine.

jacket, dress, shoes c/o Boohoo
rings - karen walker, pandora
bracelet - pandora

I was really excited for these pastel pink shoes when I ordered them but didn't think about how similar coloured the legs going into them would be (especially legs freshly out of winter)! I still like them cause they remind me of the cool style I've admired on Victoria from Inthefrow (the latest blogger obsession in the Shop Style Conquer household). Maybe they'll look less like floating white platforms when I have a bit of summer colour on my legs?

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

10 Of Our Favourite Beauty Tricks/Hacks

"The makeup is simply an extension of the personality and colors, clothing, makeup all express something."
- Gene Simmons

Sometimes makeup and getting ready can be hard. So we love learning any little tips and tricks to make it easier or smarter! Inspired by the new life changing Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush, here are some "beauty hacks" (well mostly beauty, but hey fashion is part of the overall look) that we find useful.

1. Use a business card to stop mascara getting on your eyelids

2. The end of a bobby pin (the rounded bit) is a great dotting tool for doing polka dot nail art.

3. Wet your eyeshadow brush to apply your eyeshadow colour more intensely

4. Exfoliate your lips with a toothbrush before applying lipstick for a smoother finish

5. Lipsticks can double up as a great blush!

6. Also don't forget your bronzer can make a great eyeshadow

7. Keep an old mascara wand to use as a spoolie to brush your eyebrows with

8. If you're in a hurry a  hair straightener can get out wrinkles (just be careful of the type of fabric!)

9. Applying a white shadow/eye shadow base under colours will make them brighter and make them pop.

10. If you have any eye shadow drop down from where it's meant to be, an easy (and tidier) way to get rid of it is to use a piece of tape. 

Do you have any top beauty hacks you love? Let us know in the comments cause we (and I'm sure everyone) would love to know!

P.S Don't forget to enter of Clinique GIveaway where you could win 1x New Chubby Stick Baby Tint (lips) + New Chubby Stick for Cheeks. Valued at $97

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This blog post was made possible by nzgirl and Clinique :). For more information on #officialblogger check out the post here.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Closet Confidential Tag

"Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them"
- Marc Jacobs

The Closet Confidential Tag is a video where we answer a series of fashion questions that allow you to have a little peek in our wardrobes. This tag was originally created by Fleur DeForce (see her video here). The questions vary across different youtube videos, so we selected our favourite questions and tweaked a few to make it as interesting as we could.

We hope you guys enjoyed this chatty video, remember to subscribe to our channel here and give this video a thumbs up!

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Blogger Inspired: 'Viviana Does Makeup' Edition

"I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least"
- Bob Newhart 

Anna from 'Viviana Does Makeup' has quickly become one of my favourite youtubers/bloggers. Though she is known for her skills and knowledge in makeup, I have come to really love her sense of style. She wears such simple, comfy and understated pieces in a way that I really admire. I've always been a fan of bold crazy fashion (hello hot pink pants and fur jackets). But lately I've been searching for more simple wardrobe staples.
The Anna effect expands beyond just my makeup collection these days. 

Coat, Top, Jeans & Shoes c/o boohoo

I put together this outfit and it wasn't until it all arrived in the mail from boohoo that I realised how similar it was to Anna's style. I am so in love with how all the pieces worked together and I will definitely be wearing this look again soon!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall/Winter Lookbook Video 2014

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” 
Carl Reiner

This lookbook video is all about fashion from our favourite season, winter! Although it's actually spring here in New Zealand we couldn't help but show you some of our favourite fall/winter outfits. For those of you in the northern hemisphere, we hope this video gives you some inspiration to stay stylish when the weather gets colder. And for those of us in the Southern hemisphere, this is somewhat of a tribute video! Along with our four outfit ideas, this video also features a few clips from our skiing trip. Just watching this makes us miss the snow! 

We hope you all enjoy this video. Don't forget to thumbs up this video and subscribe to our channel!

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Remix: Blush Button Up Shirt 5 Ways

"Lizzie McGuire, you are an outfit repeater!"
- Kate Sanders, The Lizzy McGuire Movie

Rebecca from The Clothes Horse is one of my favourite bloggers that I've been following for a long time. One feature she regularly does is called 'Remix' where she puts together a post with different outfits shes blogged using a common item. I always love these posts because they not only show the many ways one item can be styled (which she is ace at), but it also appeals to the part of me that aspires to have a streamlined wardrobe with more mindful shopping.

Today I have pulled together some of the outfits where I wore the blush coloured button up shirt I impulse purchased a couple of years ago at glassons. I have worn it so much since I got it I'm surprised there aren't way more outfit posts including it! 

1 - Floral Pants, 2 - Metallic Heels, 3 - 90s inspired, 4 - Hats, 5 - Long Pony Tail, 6 - Winter Coat

Leave a comment below if you like this style of post and we can do more!

Also for some super old school Shop Style Conquer, here is another post wearing this shirt from when I still took outfit photos on my iphone and I had injured my thumb snowboarding!

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