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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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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

 

 

 

Fashion

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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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.

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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.

 

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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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