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Hello. Its freezing. Pass me the fur.

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Hey Lovelies

 

 

I am writing this from the train up from London so Ill keep it quick- one because the wifi is awful and my personal hotspot is coming and going 2. Yesterday I bought a pack of stick on nails- they are the HOUSE OF HOLLAND nails – absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE them but I cannot type. (May as well take this opportunity to thank Paul for washing my hair this morning and helping me blow my nose haha).

 

Ok so lots of you asked me about my jacket- I got it in ZARA, Oxford street. How amazing is the colour- its a very soft pale pink and is such a good piece to invest in this Winter because it will go with so much. Its £99.99- I can’t find it anywhere online but I expect it’ll be available to buy online soon. Oh also I notice the jacket only comes in a S/M. Im an 8 and bought the Small. In the mean time I am going to note down below the code on ticket in case you can preorder it in store.

 

above barcode it is : 8190/928/620

code below barcode is: 08190928620021

 

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My skinny fit joggers are on sale in store for £12.99  I also bought them in an amazing dark green colour. I absolutely love these ones because they are smart looking and perfect for everyday wear with a denim jacket, leather, or as I have styled them with a faux fur coat. They could also be worn with a heel dressed up for a dinner date. Joggies and heel combos are so underrated.

 

Kicks are converse-everyone has to own a pair of high top black converse. They literally go with almost everything and can be thrown in washing machine and come out as good as new. I got mine in OFFICE.

 

Bobble hat is £7.99 in ZARA – look out for an amazing grey one also. Click HERE to check it out.

 

T-shirt new in ZARA £9.99

 

CHANEL  handbag I bought in Selfridges back in February, I was there yesterday and they had an identical one to mine except smaller in size.

Sunglasses are from @Laureensbitsandbobs – check them out they have some amazing clothing and accessories at really affordable prices.

 

 

Thanks for dropping by,

love always,

Shak x

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Who wears white on a Rainy Day? ME apparently.

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Hey Guys!!

 

Hope you’ve all had a great week!!! I can’t believe it is August already.  Anyone else feel like Summer is flying in so fast? (wow now I sound like your 70 year old gran). Moving on, thought I would drop by to blog my all white outfit I posted on my instagram recently. Remember not all outfits I post on “insta” I blog, but almost every time I will tag the company/shop its from. Or if you get stuck just message me.

Please excuse the messy drowned rat hair I seem to sporting in all of these pics. Might I add the sun was shining through my bedroom window as I picked this outfit that day. Needless to say by the time I actually arrived in Glasgow city centre it was pouring. Gotta love that unpredictable Scottish weather…NOT!

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I broke up this white day time look with black accessories to create what appears to be a somewhat monochrome look. Like I’ve said in previous blogs, I’m not an overly ‘matchy matchy’ person so I like to add in a little touch of colour when I can.

I bought my blouse in the Zara sale so doubt it is still available to buy. However, many of you girls have one of those low scoop blouses in the wardrobe, this style of drape top has been so popular this year- I remember wearing a nude one with a similar black lace bra at Crimbo time. I have tagged a similar style of top at bottom of page to create this look.

The jeans are All Saints and I actually added the rips in myself with a pair of scissors and cut the hem off the bottom to create a ragged edge. I have been doing this a lot with my jeans recently.

The bandana is so popular just now, Its such a cute little investment piece and loads of shops are selling different colors. If you don’t fancy wearing it in your hair or around your neck as I have done then even just tie it to a strap on your handbag like a bag accessory. Goodbye Pom Poms- HELLO bandanas.

***(Typical Shak tip- A lot of my drape blouses I wear back to front. You may have noticed I absolutely love backless tops/dresses so try turning your top around and create a backless blouse instead. Perhaps throw on a long chain necklace and wear it down your back)

 

Jeans; All Saints

Boots; Mine are no longer on website but Mango have a nicer really similar pair on MANGO website

Bag; CHANEL

Bandana; Primark (Claires Accessories sell loads of nice colours) or alternatively check this one out on ASOS

Blouse; similar style from  BOOHOO or PLT

Bralet; HNM

Glasses; Chanel , Selfridges (if you are looking for cool shades for a fraction of the price check out my ones I posted on instagram from @Laureensbitsandbobs or @Jewelboutique)

Chain necklace; ROX, Argyle Arcade

Thanks for dropping by,

love always,

Shak x

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Its Not Always Got To Be Fancy.

Emily Shak for TypicalShak. Photo by Stephen Hughes.

OHHHH how I’ve missed you all *bring it in, bring it in*

 

Ill make this a quickie as its Fri-YAYYYY and I don’t want to keep you all from your usual Friday festivities *pass the cocktails*.

 

So has anyone else had a little fall out with ZARA for literally bleeding their wallets dry during the current Summer Sale?…Didnt think it was just me.  So I touched up on metallics in my last BLOG and where to find some really sick metallic wide leg trousers I found in American Apparel. Well, safe to say my metallic love expanded when I found this little pleated gold number hanging on the sale rail with my name on it. For just £12.99 I knew it was a must have. YES it is fancy, chic and quite a statement garment, and yes, you probably would initially pair it with a pair of strappy sandals and a crop top on a night out but in Typical Shak fashion I transformed it into a casual/funky day time look.

 

Emily Shak for TypicalShak. Photo by Stephen Hughes.

Emily Shak for TypicalShak. Photo by Stephen Hughes.

Emily Shak for TypicalShak. Photo by Stephen Hughes.

Emily Shak for TypicalShak. Photo by Stephen Hughes.

Emily Shak for TypicalShak. Photo by Stephen Hughes.

Emily Shak for TypicalShak. Photo by Stephen Hughes.

Emily Shak for TypicalShak. Photo by Stephen Hughes.

Emily Shak for TypicalShak. Photo by Stephen Hughes.

Emily Shak for TypicalShak. Photo by Stephen Hughes.

Emily Shak for TypicalShak. Photo by Stephen Hughes.

 

I opted for my Alexander Wang ankle boots, a Metallica band tee and denim jacket. A black leather jacket would go great with a light coloured tee or white shirt underneath also but I prefer denim as it has a more daytime casual vibe.

 

Skirt- ZARA

Boots- shop similar styles HERE

jacket- MISSGUIDED (comes in white)

hat- MANGO (its on sale for £10- LOVE)

Bag- Mini Celine

Glasses- (@Jewellboutique on instagram)

Band Tees- okay so I got mine on vintage rail in Topshop but you’ll find loads on ebay. Also I found this fab website that are really reasonable that sell super cool ones called GRINDSTORE.

 

Have an amazing weekend!!!

 

Thanks for dropping by,

love always,

Emily x

 

 

 

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Attention All Shoeaholics!

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Heyyyy Guys!!

 

I am writing this from Florida, currently tucked up in bed exhausted having just packed my case two days early simply to see how much more I can fit into my case…Result= shopping it is again tomorrow. Note to all potential Florida goers this Summer…Pack nothing- the shops here are insane!

 

Oh and apologies I have been a little delayed writing this blog…my recent commitments have involved chasing Mickey and Minnie around Disney land and practising my vocals for the Frozen singalong shows.

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So I was fortunate enough to be contacted recently by an online website called Shoeaholics  who sell discounted shoes (and accessories)…not just any old shoes… I’m talking Kurt Keiger, Carvela, Sabrina and loads more all at a fraction of the price in the high street stores. I came across these beaut Miss Kg nude/orange faux suede colour block heels.

Im not usually ‘matchy match’ person as you know but the shoes went so well with the bag that I thought it made the perfect combination. When you have a “killer combo” as id call it (statement shoes & bag)… I think its best to keep the outfit minimal to keep all focus on the accessories. Double denim is an all time simplistic, easy to wear favourite of mine and instead of opting for my usual skinny fit jeans, I chose to wear my flayers. I don’t care what you say there is nothing wrong with a good old pair of flayers and they look really good with a large turn up at the bottom. (tip- I love a turned up flayer with a flat birkenstock sandal in the Summer!!)

 

 

The denims are old school TOPSHOP but you can shop similar styles here.

shirt – LEVIS

heels- MISS KG from Shoeaholics

necklace (missguided)

bag- Anya Hindmarch

***I have mentioned this in a previous blog but the stickers you can get from Skinnydip are an amazing way to freshen up an old bag you may be bored of or if you are simply looking to create your very own Anya Hindmarch style bag at a much more affordable price.***

Sunnies- H&M £6.99

Belt- Louis Vuitton (Looooove this belt at the moment because it is actually reversible so you are getting two colours for the price of one)

 

Thanks for dropping by,

love always,

Shak x

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Embroidered Flower Patch Jeans. (Quiz Collab)

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Hey Lovelies

 

Happy Saturday!! Hope you all have a fab weekend! Im excited to be showing you all my recent collaboration with QUIZ. I saw these insane flower patch embroidered jeans and it was love at first sight. I love customising my own clothes and always pick up  iron on badges to add to my denim jackets and jeans so when I saw these I had to get them. (For those who may be wondering I buy my iron on badges from the likes of ebay and I always get one when I go abroad of where Ive been from tourist shops etc- could I possibly sound any geekier right now??) I love the ‘cut effect’ edging around the bottom of the jeans.

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I got this jacket from TOPSHOP vintage rail in Edinburgh, if you haven’t been GO! Theres also a couple of vintage rails in TOPSHOP, Argyle St. I tried to rock the 70s theme by matching them with a fringed suede jacket and timeless Prada pumps I picked up in the Winter sales. The grey crop top is minimal to keep all focus on the beautiful embroidery of the jeans. I also feel the jeans are a statement in themselves so they don’t need an overly patterned top.

Could also be worn with; be bold and wear with a denim jacket for some double denim vibes OR keep it cool in a leather jacket and simple Tee or bodysuit.

The bandana is from Primark and cost a couple of pounds; I just folded it up and tied around my neck as a cute accessory.

 

Jeans QUIZ (mine are a size 8) £29.99

top & bandana- primary

Jacket- vintage. For a similar style click HERE

shoes – Selfridges sale

bag- Alexander Wang

Glasses- Armani

 

Thanks for dropping by,

love always,

Shak x

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You can’t see me… (camo styles and strappy sandals)

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Hey Guys

 

Hope you all had a fab weekend! Im finally getting round to updating my blog and filling you lovelies in on my recent fav styles. I have another style to blog in a couple of days so stay tuned. So you probably already know by now thanks to my one million photos on social media- but for those who don’t know- I was in Paphos last week (wedding venue scouting- exciting!) and it seemed I had brought the sun home with me when I got back  (you can thank me later) which was great because it meant I got to make use out of my Summer wardrobe for a few extra days.

I am obsessing over all of the camouflage clothing just now…truthfully I haven’t seen as much in the high street shops as of late but theres LOADS of awesome camo pieces online just now on ASOSUrban OutfittersMissguided and Lasula. (click on links to be directed to shop camo styles)

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I love wearing denim and camouflage styles together so threw on most possibly my best investment ever – Levis denim shorts…I swear these shorts see me through every Summer and every Winter with tights and have done for the past 3 years. Urban Outfitters is usually a guaranteed place to pick up a pair (they don’t have them on the website but usually always have a rail instore- its best to try them on because I find the sizes and cut of the shorts can be really inaccurate sometimes), if not try vintage stores or eBay/depop.

The camo jacket is actually a mans jacket from ASOS I stole from Pauls wardrobe (sorry Paul) but being a tall girl I sometimes prefer the oversized style and the arms are usually a better length for me. There is millions of cute camo jackets online just no but these are my absolute favourite camo jackets I found when searching for similar styles…

This camo Urban Outfitters cropped camo jacket is the cutest £45

Camo ASOS jacket (mens if you like oversized like me) £45

 

The shoes are from ZARA,  I got them in last years Summer sale and have been praying for sunny day to wear them. I think they are an awesome summer sandal!! As they are a statement shoe in itself I personally think they would look best with denim shorts, a print tee and leather jacket or with a loose fit t-shirt dress and denim jacket tied around the waist. They are a great shoe for festivals/Ibiza… They are no longer available to buy in Zara but I found a couple similar styles;

ASOS  knee high buckle sandals £35

Public Desire not so chunky a strap but still a fab shoe for £30 (and they come in gold and tan)

 

(the white top is a Primark crop top, bag is Baleciaga, glasses from Ray-Ban)

Thanks for dropping by,

love always,

Shak x

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“Co-ords” stole my heart.

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Hey guys!!

 

I need to show you all this amazing co-ord I got a couple of weeks ago. Being honest, I’ve never been big on the whole skirt/blazer co-rd sets before, probably because I’m not a “matchy match” kinda gal, but when I saw this on the rail in H&M there was something I just loved about it. It wasn’t just the beautiful embroidery, fringing at the base of the skirt or colours that caught my eye, but I loved the shape of the 3/4 sleeved oversized jacket.

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I matched this with a mustard ribbed soft feel top from Primark. (Not 100% on price but was approx £6). Such a handy little top and it comes in different colours. In true typical shak style I dressed it right down with a pair of Adidas superstars. There is no better investment than a pair of metallic trainers be it silver or gold because there is literally nothing they don’t go with.  I never have mine off!

This co-ord is literally two statement pieces in themselves and do not have to be worn together of course.  I will definitely be wearing this jacket soon with a pair of ripped light coloured denims, ankle boots (possibly my new suede MANGO boots I featured in a previous post ‘Spring in my Step’  and a white tshirt (in a topknot-of course!). Again, the skirt would look super cute with a cami top and denim jacket thrown on with strappy heels dressed up for dinner.

 

Jakcet- H&M £49.99

skirt- H&M £24.99

trainers- ADIDAS £80

bag- CHANEL (this season- Selfridges Chanel in London and comes in black also)

ribber top- PRIMARK

Glasses- Jewell Boutique £20  (they have most stylish glasses- wells worth checking out there instagram page or Facebook page)

@jewelboutique

www.facebook.com/jewelboutique222

 

Thanks for dropping by,

love always.

Shak x

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Asymmetric cuts and a whole lot more…

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Hey hey hey!!

 

How are we all? Sorry for the delayed blog post I have had one of those weeks- busy busy! Had a lovely morning today checking out all of the beautiful new S/S styles at the Corinthian, Glasgow, for the Debenhams fashion press show followed by a fashion show I was modelling in this evening at The Thistles, Stirling.

 

Just got in the door and currently lying in bed… electric blanket on full force…0n my second cup of tea… with a cream egg in hand about to be demolished (potentially in a oner)… thinking this is the life…

 

So earlier in the week I took advantage of the ridiculously nice weather we had for A day (weather forecast you are a down right liar- sunshine all week my……) I wore a little pastel scuba material asymmetric skirt, with a simple 3/4 sleeve ribbed white polo neck, ankle boots and my favourite suede fringed jacket.

 

I love pastel colours mixed with grey -it makes the prettiest colour palette- and I think for those people that don’t like to wear colour in general, pastels always add a little subtle Spring feel to your outfit without feeling like you’ve stepped out your comfort zone.

 

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I got this beauty of a jacket from The Kooples Summer sale last year and the skirt was from PLT sale a couple of months ago. Fringes are one of these styles that are forever going in and out of fashion and to me investing in a good fringed jacket is a timeless piece to add to your wardrobe. I love an asymmetric cut whether it be on skirts and tops.  The skirt and jacket was a statement in itself so kept it simplistic with a ribbed tight fit white polo neck and grey faux suede ankle boots from QUIZ- super comfy and just a nice heel height for walking around in).  Again, the clutch is neutral and is a slouch leather from American Apparel.

 

Unfortunately The Kooples jacket is no longer available but I have found a few suede fringed jacket alternatives that I love:

River island brown fringed jacket £65

ASOS fringed brown jacket £150

3 different colours of faux suede jacket from PLT £35

 

…as is the asymmetric skirt. However MISSGUIDED have loads of amazing similar style skirts for really affordable prices. (click HERE to be directed to skirts)

 

Ankle boots  QUIZ £29.99

Polo neck QUIZ £12.99

Bag American Apparel ( i couldn’t find any on the website similar, however usually they are ALWAYS in store if you check out your nearest American Apparel and cost under £50)

Have an amazing weekend!!

Thanks for dropping by,

love always,

Shak x

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dungaree Dreamin’

Emily Shakaji for Typical Shak. Photo By Stephen Hughes

Hey Guys!

 

Hope you had a fab weekend!! I spent my weekend doing fashion shows at INTU Braehead shopping centre with my mum for a ‘Mothers Day’ style showcase by Julie Hannah. Lets just say Im starting to see who I got my posing gene from haha!

 

Recently I was lucky enough to do a collab with Quiz Clothing and received some fabulous new pieces. One of which I have to mention are these amazing dungarees.  At £29.99 they are a steal and key piece to add to your wardrobe.

Emily Shakaji for Typical Shak. Photo By Stephen Hughes

Emily Shakaji for Typical Shak. Photo By Stephen Hughes

Emily Shakaji for Typical Shak. Photo By Stephen Hughes

Emily Shakaji for Typical Shak. Photo By Stephen Hughes

Emily Shakaji for Typical Shak. Photo By Stephen Hughes

Emily Shakaji for Typical Shak. Photo By Stephen Hughes

Emily Shakaji for Typical Shak. Photo By Stephen Hughes

Emily Shakaji for Typical Shak. Photo By Stephen Hughes

Emily Shakaji for Typical Shak. Photo By Stephen Hughes

Emily Shakaji for Typical Shak. Photo By Stephen Hughes

 

I have always struggled to find a good pair of dungarees that are;

a) long enough in length and b) skinny fits that are actually tight fitted and remain tight

I bought a pair before Xmas from another high street store and having worn them for a day I started to feel like they were misshaped and got baggy around the knees and bum area.  I also love the button detail and ripped knees!! I wore them with my Adidas rose gold toe trainers, a tight fit nude bodysuit and fluffy/faux feather like feel jacket.

The Fluffy Dream Jacket

Its not quite as heavy as fur and the colours are so pretty it makes an ideal jacket for a crisp but dry, sunny Spring day. I got it from the ‘last chance to buy’ rail in TOPSHOP on sale last month so unfortunately it is most likely no longer available. However, I always hate when you see something on somebody and can’t find it so I have done a little bit of research for you

…so the closest jackets I could find to what i’d imagine would be the most similar in texture and style are faux ostrich feather jackets…there is several online independent boutiques selling them on depop. Or if you simply type in “faux ostrich feather jackets’ into google or your depop search engine you’ll see them there and cost around £75. I have never used this website before but found some on mimi and bow’s website.

 

dungarees; QUIZ

trainers- adidas superstar

bodysuit-American Apparel

Bag- CHANEL classic caviar jumbo

Glasses- CHANEL

 

Hope you all have a great week! Excited to show you my other Quiz pieces in my upcoming blogs.

 

Thanks for dropping by,

love always

Shak x

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Comfortable Spring Street Style & VVA handbags!

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Hey Guys!

 

Almost the weekend! YAY! So- March is finally here. I know it still feels like Winter but there is no denying these blue skies we’ve been seeing recently aren’t getting us all Summer dreaming about light nights, summer clothing, bbqs, and beer gardens. (Lets be honest beer gardens are a definite top 5 best things to do in the Scottish sunshine).

I always find Spring a more challenging season to dress for, you want to lock your heavy dark Winter knits and coats far far away until next Winter yet it still feels cold enough to be wearing them. So recently, I have found a happy medium and been buying some pieces that are slightly lighter in weight and have been opting for more pastel tones that will look less Wintery yet still keep me warm.

 

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I picked up these fabulous grey stripe trousers from TOPSHOP last week. For the record they are meant to be that length…in fact they are actually named “awkward stripe trousers” on the site which I found quite amusing as I stood in the shop for about ten mins saying to Paul “these are such an awkward length” holding them against me.  They are however super comfy and would look good with trainers or a heel. I love the relaxed loose every day street style vibe they have.

My cute little faux suede jacket is from H&M and literally can be thrown over any ensemble. It has a lovely soft touch and I love the two oversized pockets at the front.

Shoes are TOPSHOP sale and cost me £10. BARGAIN! And the lace bodysuit was just an oldie I found in my lingerie drawer. My mum definitely thought I was losing my head going out in underwear as outerwear but I thought the lace trim with the baggy trousers and bomber jacket added a perfect feminine delicate touch.

Cuff- CELINE

Glasses- CHANEL

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Save the best for last- my new IT bag! VVA sent me this beautiful bag last week which cheered me right up from my post Dubai/London holiday blues.  I chose these colours as I love the soft tones and grey and pink is such a perfect combination. This Dahlia bag is particularly different to any other bag I own as the pink fur pouch at the front can be detached and used as a clutch bag. If you go on their website  you’ll notice you can literally design  your personal dream bag from everything from the colour of the bag to the straps, tassels and design of the ivy (clutch).  This bag has the coolest concept and it is as though you are getting two bags for the price of one.  I love the idea that you can give your day to day bag a makeover simply by buying a new ivy (clutch) as opposed to going out and spending a fortune on a brand new bag. In addition to this, the lining of the bag itself it made from a beautiful pink leather.

CLICK here to check out their website!!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!! I can’t wait to show you my new skinny fit dungarees and faux fur jacket in my next blog!!

Thanks for dropping by,

love always,

Shak x

 

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