Browsing Tag


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


Comic Print Denim

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

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.


Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset


Processed with VSCO with c1 preset


Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

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

LV choker

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


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


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





Attention All Shoeaholics!


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.





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


Denim Dress and Metallic Boots


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.







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



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


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)




camo 3


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


Pleats and Neon in Dubai


Hey Guys,

YAY! Friday tomorrow. Im so looking forward to this weekend as I am modelling in the SECC catwalk wedding shows. What girl doesn’t like to try on a million dresses and (especially when your already engaged) and dress up as a princess for the weekend. If you are a bride-to-be I can’t recommend this event enough. It pretty much covers everything you would hope for on your wedding day and more.


Anyway, enough wedding talk. As you may know from my last blog I just spent the past week in Dubai, if not, you have bedtime reading to catch up on (haha!). My fiance and i spent five nights in the Hyatt Regency, Creek Heights. I booked this before Christmas as a surprise for Paul and the reason I chose this hotel is because;

  1. its affordable (remember you pay a 20% tax on arrival at hotel of overall stay price-OUCH!)
  2. its about £8 in a taxi to the Dubai Mall and situated close to the airport
  3. it is a brand new hotel with a beautiful pool and amazing spa
  4. there is a 360 sky bar situated at the top of hotel with a breathtaking view of Dubai
  5. the Hyatt hotel chain in my opinion always offers the best service and value for money

We upgraded to the Suite which included breakie and were truly spoilt the whole week. I recommend this hotel if you are going to Dubai for a short city break and not bothering about the beach. We went more for the nightlife, sightseeing and excursions. I cannot recommend the jeep safari enough. Its a bit cheesy but a definite must-do!!




I have visited Dubai a couple of times before but always wanted to explore the older towns. Fortunately one of my best friends lives over there and was kind enough to show me around.

One of the places we visited was Bur Dubai. It is on the Western side of the creek and home to the most beautiful historic buildings, mosques, the Abra boat station and is an ideal little spot for shopping in the souqs.




Dubai is a very fashion forward city state with several malls offering the best of the best new designer trends with everything from CHANEL, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and so on…. I opted for this chic little number when strolling through the very beautiful Bur Dubai.



I dressed this feminine pleated skirt down with a basic ZARA logo tshirt, Valentino heels, and neon YSL clutch to create a stylish yet respectful daytime outfit. This look is perfect for any size/shape and age in my opinion. In Dubai, you have to dress in a certain manner out of respect for their culture so this outfit was ideal as it was perfect for the hot weather yet not too revealing. I love the contrast in colour between the skirt and neon clutch.


My sunglasses are Quay Australia, if you like a statement pair of shades these are the perfect glasses for you. They have the most colourful lenses and shape of frames and cost on average around £30-£50.


Skirt- TOPSHOP sale. There is some beautiful pleated skirts i have seen recently here on ASOS.

Tshirt- ZARA

Heels- Valentino Garavani

Clutch- YSL (CRUISE, Glasgow sale)

Cream leather cuff-Balenciaga


Thanks for dropping by,


Look forward to sharing my next Dubai blog with you all.

Love always,

Shak x