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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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Comic Print Denim

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Hey Hey!!

 

How are you all? I am sad. I am exactly a week home from Dubai and seriously missing the sunshine, good food and getting to act like a 5 years old asking the driver of the jeep safari to go faster as we drive over the bumps.  I have shot a few blogs recently but I lost my camera with all the images on it.  ANYWAY,  now that I have found it *panic over* I will be uploading all of my new fav purchases and can get back to blogging.

 

Im not sure about you but Im literally not ready to put away my Summer wardrobe yet, I keep thinking of ways to layer it or style it in a way in which I can get longer use out of it. Don’t get me wrong, I am excited for the AW wardrobe but just not quite so soon.  I feel like I always go wild at the start of Summer buying loads of “Summery” garments forgetting I don’t live in the Carribean but in fact one of the rainiest countries in Europe (if not rainiest?!)

 

My favorite trend this Summer which has been HUGE is strappy tops and dresses with a tshirt under it. Its been everywhere!! It not only dresses the outfit down but makes it look more quirky and understated.

 

So I bought this cute little playsuit from Mango and styled in with a cute slogan T underneath. MANGO has undoubtedly been one of my favorites shops this Summer!!! So on trend and so affordable.

 

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THIS JACKET THOUGH?! Girls….seriously!! How sick is this jacket?! I love the comic print on the back, the shade of denim and the fact it is slightly oversized looking. It will look amazing in Winter with ripped black denims, ankle boots and a colorful knit underneath. For £50 it is an amazing statement piece to add to your wardrobe!

 

SO many of you have asked me about my choker. It is literaly a dog collar I got from the LV store in edinburgh. I am apparently a medium sized dog haha… just in case you were wondering about sizing.

 

I was in Dubai so in Typical Shak fashion I threw it on with my RIRI sliders. This would also look super cute with high top converse or even a wedge if your going out for lunch with the girls.

 

Shop this look;

 

Denim Jacket

Mango Jumpsuit

Mango T *couldnt find the exact same one as me but they have loads of super cute slogan tees that would go perfect underneath*

RIRI sliders  *Offfice shoes have been stocking them. I got mine on Puma website but for certain colors *especially the pink*  you really have to keep your eyes peeled for the relaunch of new stock. (so OFFICE, PUMA website and ASOS stock them*) . If you are not looking to spend so much then check out these identical pink sliders on MISSGUIDED for only £20!!

Shop similar style Celine bags

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Shades are old Ray Bans. For amazing shades check out the @thespoiltbitchclub on instagram.

My loop bracelet- unfortunately I can’t find online but was bought instore from Mango.

 

Have a great weekend!!!

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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Shak is Back- 3 Fav Summer Styles.

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Hey Guys…oh how I’ve missed you all.

 

Im so sorry I haven’t written a blog since my last double denim post, I have been on holiday. Having arrived home from Florida on the Thursday I had one day to pack until my next adventure on the Friday to London and then onto Milan for a few days. So I am finally now just getting the opportunity sit down at my laptop and fill all of you lovely people in about my travels.

I must admit I dont really have much to blog in terms of clothing in Florida as 4 out of 7 of my days consisted of profusely  sweating my socks off around theme parks (lovely vision Shak thanks for that) and the other days catching up with my lovely family who live over there were spent wearing really loose fit light weight garments.  The theme parks are incredible- definitely check out Sea World it gets the least amount of hype but the roller coasters and penguins are a definite ‘can’t miss’!!

That was my first time there and I can’t stress enough if you are going this summer- avoid all items heavy or denim. I found myself in trainers, vests and TOPSHOP runner shorts most of the trip. Not to mention the shopping outlets are heavenly so as much room in the case as possible will help a lot! Oh and buy an umbrella- I thought we had it bad here in Scotland with the rain, over there when it pours it POURS! So don’t even think about straightening your hair in the mornings- pre-mentally accept you will not so much have a bad hair day but more of a bad hair week. Ha!

 

FYI- Any outfit posts I have worn in the evenings for example like my cute backless shirt or swimwear looks etc can be found on my instagram account and I always tag the company I got them from so you know exactly where to find them if you wish to purchase. I can’t blog every look but I like to post my ‘OOTD’ styles every other day on my social media account. (‘OOTD’ by the way stands for outfit of the day, its one of these cringe things us bloggers like to use and hashtag for all those who may not know the phrase) @emilyshak is my instagram account.

 

Soooo… whats your thoughts on metallic clothing? Its something I feel people find a bit risky or perhaps something they’d only wanna wear to a party. Well, I purchased these insane gold metallic loose fit trousers from American Apparel in Florida and styled them in a quirky day time look/street style. Fear not they are available to purchase- I have linked them below to buy and they are on sale for £13!!!!!! Don’t say I’m not good to you…

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So I teamed these statement trousers with a classic white GUCCI bomber jacket and Puma trainers from OFFICE SHOES and LV backpack. It was a super comfy, almost sporty chic meets glam kinda style and I thought it went together really well. Of course, these trousers can also be worn with a leotard and heel for a party or occasion but I think its important to always remember that outfits can be dressed down and still look cool. A strappy going out dress can be thrown on with a denim shirt over it and pair of converse for a stylish summer day time look.

These trousers are on sale for £13  from American Apparel (I actually bought all 3 colours as they are a total bargain)

If they are a bit too out there for you but you want a similar style (click HERE) I came across these amazing more neutral gold metallic wide leg trousers on BOOHOO sale for £15.

 

My next fav outfit a lot of you asked about was my OOTD that I wore to the Capital Summertime Ball. I found these silky culottes in H&M last month for £40 and fell in love…so much so I ended up changing my top and wearing them a couple days later in Milan. My bralet and ripped denim jacket made for the perfect “festival inspired” look along with my OFFICE sandals I pulled out the cupboard from last year and LV bumbag. Luckily I have sourced an identical pair of sandals from OFFICE.

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2nd pic (flip-flops are Puma by Rihanna and were bought for £65 on PUMA website and shirt is a concessions brand currently in Topshop, Oxford St)

Oh and my diamond bindi (£1)  I tried so hard to rock along with my straw hat (£5) and sunglasses (£1) were from Primark. That is some seriously cool bargain accessorising for £7 if I may say so myself. This takes me onto my final look from Milan…

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SO many of you commented on my hat. It is NOT a Chanel hat!! I bought the brooch in Selfridges Chanel store, Manchester, 2 years ago and wanted to wear it. My dress had a satin feel and kept snagging on the fabric when I tried to pin it on so I pinned it onto my £5 Primark hat. I love it!! It doesn’t need to be Chanel, I’m sure your grannies or your mums have cool brooches lying around in old jewellery boxes, pin it on a hat to add a little more glam.

 

Hope you enjoyed my blog, I have some really cool looks coming to my blog in the upcoming weeks and stay tuned to my social media accounts for all of my other collaborations. Not to mention I will be updating and focussing a lot more on my lifestyle and beauty section on the blog. If there is anything you would like me to focus on, any fashion themed looks to try out etc please let me know.  I appreciate all of your feedback…

 

 

Thanks for dropping by,

love always,

Shak 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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TypicalShak Takes on The Thistles

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Hey Guys!

 

Hope you are all having a great week! Fear not- January is almost over and somehow I feel I am not the only one counting the days until payday!!  I commenced my week with a lovely little trip to Stirling.

When someone says the word ‘Stirling’, you may think of castles, William Wallace, Battle of Bannockburn, historical events, cobbled streets and countryside. However, bang in the heart of the city centre lies a fantastic indoor shopping centre named ‘The Thistles’. With over 80 high street stores, you can literally ‘shop till you drop’. Or at least until you source the nearest coffee shop, where you can refresh and then pick up where you left off.

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One of the key trends this season without doubt has to be stripes.  It is one of the most popular prints fronting the high street for the Spring/Summer wardrobe. I love everything from simple stripe shirts and jeans, to multi-coloured striped dresses with bold vibrant coloured jackets.

Browsing through the stores in The Thistles shopping centre I was able to pull some of my favourite Spring/Summer inspired looks.

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Topshop; jumper £29, pinafore £39, satchel £32 (glasses Miu Miu & Topshop ankle boots- my own)

This has got to be one of my favourite looks, a relaxed yet super cute cord pinafore with a cosey stripe knit. The mustard satchel bag ties in perfect with the mustard stripe in the jumper. This outfit would also look great with a pair of converse and tights for the days your little pins cant face the cold.

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Primark; stripe shirt dress £13, faux suede gillet £15, sunglasses £1, necklace £6, belt £1, hat £8

Okay so believe it or not but I got this entire look (minus the boots) for £44!!! I love it! This striking ensemble makes the perfect ‘date night’ or even for the ‘ladies who lunch’ attire.

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Pleated maxi skirt from At the Studio £22, TOPSHOP pumps £7 (sale), Dorothy Perkins shirt £24, jumper £32, clucth £8, scarf £12, Primark sunglasses £1

Strolling through the picturesque streets of Stirling I felt warm, chic and elegant in this look I pulled from ‘Dorothy Perkins’ and ‘At The Studio’. ‘At the Studio’ is a very stylish shop suitable for all ages, offering clothes from popular brands such as Vera Moda, Villa, Jacqueline De Yong and beautiful accessories by Pieces.

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Miss Selfridge Khaki Belted Mac (on offer) £52, At The Studio Vera Moda jeans £32, River Island scarf £18, TOPSHOP heels (sale £20), Primark belt £1

This versatile mac is a must have in your wardrobe!! I love everything about it from its neutral tone to its beautiful cut. It is a perfect coat for a stylish office wear look or thrown on over an LBD and killer heels for a nightime party look. I threw a stripy scarf over one shoulder and belted it to create some shape at the waist and hold the scarf in perfect place.

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Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams £45

Wow to the colour and cut of this blouse. I absolutely love shirts with a leg of mutton sleeve. With beautiful pleating and button cuffs this shirt is a fashion statement in itself.

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RIVER ISLAND;  light weight trench coat £80, jeans £42, jumper £35, bag £22, sunglasses £18, heels (OFFICE)

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These bright blue jeans make the perfect combination to throw out the dusky pinks, greys and mustard tones in this eye catching look. How adorable is the fringing on the sleeves and jumper trim?! River Island have some seriously beaut accessories in just now that are really affordable statement pieces to add some extra “glam” to even the most simplistic outfits.

 

Hope you all have a fab week and make sure you pop into the The Thistles shopping centre for your next dose of retail therapy.

 

Also, if you have any special occasions coming up; weddings, balls etc or if your lucky enough to have a partner whisking you off somewhere special on Valentines Day then you have got to check out the new Jenny Packham range in Debenhams. The detail and embroidery is simply dreamy.

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Save the date; Thursday 17th march ‘Fashion in the Spotlight’ catwalk show @ The Thistle presented by editor of I-on magazine Susie Cormack Bruce.  Times tbc.

 

Thanks for dropping by,

Love always,

 

Shak x

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