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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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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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Denim Dress and Metallic Boots

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Hey Hey Hey

How are you all? I just noticed it seems like I’m on a denim blogging mission just now with all the denim I’ve been posting lately but I can assure you this is the last denim post for a little while (till next week probs). I just couldn’t resist showing you my recent collaboration with QUIZ.  The weather has been so freakin’ good recently I have lots of new cute Summer inspired outfits to show you coming to the blog in the forthcoming weeks (Knowing my luck Ive probably just jinxed myself and it will start snowing next week and ill go back to blogging my fav Primark thermal looks ha NOOO!!)

 

Anyway, I am IN love with this lil mini denim dress. And to make it somewhat more appealing- ITS ON SALE for 20 bucks.

 

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I love the light shade of denim…and this dress is so Season friendly. By that I mean you could literally wear it as I have on a sunny day with bare legs and ankle boots or dressed more causal with a pair of converse (and frilly ankle socks ovbs).  Then come Winter, it would look SUPER cute with a polo neck underneath, tights and over the knee boots. Whats even better is its down from £30 to £19.99- BARGAIN!!

SO if you read my last blog you will have seen my super cute metallic slipper shoes (which I never have off- purely because metallic silver goes with almost everything) so when I saw these silver boots I thought I need these. As they are more formal they go amazing with denims and being tall already the block heel isn’t too high so they make a great daytime or evening boot.

This outfit literally would go with almost any bag however recently I have a strong love for backpacks. This is my newest baby but I have linked a a couple of backpacks I absolutely love  below (just click on link and it will direct you).

Grey suede/leather backpack  £35

Mango white leather backpack £40

 

Where to Buy

QUIZ dress (I’m wearing a size 8)

Metallic ankle boots £75

backpack – LV store, Edinburgh

arm bracelets- How cute are these?! SO IDEAL for TITP/festivals…or just dressing up for a beer garden on a sunny day like I did! I got them from ASOS (some of the different styles they have are amazing- you will love)

Thanks for dropping by,

Enjoy the sunshine (if your stuck in work this week…then im sorry forget I said that)

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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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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Band Tees and Bumbags

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Hey Guys!!

First blog of February- shame on me! I have been incredibly busy the past week and every time I wake up to put a nice new outfit on I see the rain pouring down- I get the fear and resort to the thickest, warmest clothing I own. Amen for fleecy tracksuits and Doc Martens!!

So I was browsing the remains of the sale rails in town last week and opted for one of my favourite day time looks. I’m not gonna lie i amn’t a huge ‘band’ kinda girl…I do however absolutely LOVE a classic band print t-shirt. So many celebrities from Miley Cyrus, Kendal Jenner and Alexa Chung to name a few have been spotted in them and I personally think it looks so cool! I love these t-shirts tied in a topknot with ripped denim shorts and a leather jacket, or if you have one that is over-sized, throw on with black fishnets and wear it as a dress with chunky ankle boots.

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Needless to say denim shorts were the last thing on my mind thanks to our lovely climate so I wore my new fresh Stan Smiths, ripped black skinny jeans and threw a grey polo neck body suit on underneath for extra warmth.

So I personally have always loved bumbags! I know you’re probably going to take one look at my bumbag and your 90s will flash in front of your eyes. *Apologies in advance* Last year I invested in a Vans Off The Wall bumbag and never had it off all summer. I had always wanted to get a more designer one and recently read an article about ‘the return of the bumbag’. FINALLY!! So I treated myself to this seasons Louis Vuitton bumbag. If I’m being honest it is the best investment ever, you are of course limited to what actually fits inside it but trust me other than your lippy, phone and wallet I love not humping about a big day bag for a change.

Emily Shakarji

Emily Shak for TypicalShak. Photo by Stephen Hughes.

Emily Shakarji

Emily Shak for TypicalShak. Photo by Stephen Hughes.

Emily Shakarji

Emily Shak for TypicalShak. Photo by Stephen Hughes.

Emily Shakarji

Emily Shak for TypicalShak. Photo by Stephen Hughes.

 

Okay so I bought my t-shirt from the vintage rail in TOPSHOP, Argyle Street for £10. I have come to find they are actually pretty easy too source if you check ebay and other sites such as DEPOP. For those of you who do not know what DEPOP is it is an app you can download and shares a very similar layout to Instagram. It allows you to buy and sell clothes. Great way to make some money back on your unwanted clothes.

 

rock band tshirts.

Jeans; H&M £25

Grey body suit £18 and frill yellow socks £3.50 (in store) TOPSHOP

Stan Smiths  £72 (newest ones out) bought in OFFICE – love them as they have a slightly thicker sole

Tshirt- Vintage rail TOPSHOP

Bumbag- Louis Vuitton store, Edinburgh

 

Thanks for dropping by,

love always,

Shak x

 

 

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