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Hello. Its freezing. Pass me the fur.


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








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


Who wears white on a Rainy Day? ME apparently.


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!


SJH_6385(photos taken by Stephen Hughes)

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


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


Shak is Back- 3 Fav Summer Styles.


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…




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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chanel(dress- old BOOHOO slip dress- they have  similar on styles on ASOS, Converse kicks from OFFICE, £5 Primark hat)

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





“Co-ords” stole my heart.


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.




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)



Thanks for dropping by,

love always.

Shak x


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


Minimal Me in Dubai



I am writing this post from my slumber in London. I would usually be dragged out of bed to explore the city at this time (9am) however I have the worst chest infection. Consequently I am lying in bed drugged up on penicillin feeling sorry for myself. On a happier note I am going to the Brits tonight (YAY!!). I have been the last two years but the line up this year looks incredible- James Bay, Justing Bieber, Adelle…


So this is my final blog from my amazing, short but sweet trip to Dubai. Unlike a lot of my outfits I blog I kept it very minimalistic and causal with my statement colour splash espadrilles. I bought this cotton stripe shirt from ZARA sale and tied it up into a topknot, and threw on white dungaree shorts I got in TOPSHOP sale. I love dungarees and have noticed a lot of white dungarees are coming back for the Spring/Summer season approaching. I have tagged a few links as to where you can find similar at the bottom.


These images were taken whilst exploring Al Bastakiya.  It is yet another historic town in Dubai and neighbours Bur Dubai where my last blog was based. It was so beautiful and peaceful.  We ended up grabbing a spot of lunch in the cutest little outdoor cafe called ‘The Arabian Tearoom” which felt as thought I had walked into the secret garden. Needless to say I had well and truly tucked in to my chicken shawarma wrap before I took advantage of the photo opportunity (girl gotta eat!)


The Arabian Tearoom



White short dungarees; PLT  or Miss Empire

shirt- ZARA

espadrilles; Chanel

Cuff- Balenciaga


Thanks for dropping by,

love always,

Shak x