Thursday, May 31, 2012


White H&M T-Shirt || Freda Black Skirt thrifted at Double Take || Paisley Jacket thrifted || Shoes from Zellers || Pearl Earrings from Purple Jade || Bracelets from Primark in Amsterdam and gifts from my sister

I've been thinking a lot about 'respect' lately. So much of how we interpret respect is subjective. Someone might think their own behaviour is harmless, while to another might find it deeply disrespectful. It's a tough thing to negotiate in friendships and relationships - because what if you have fundamentally different understandings of what is respectful behaviour? What if one friend finds teasing and joking around as playful forms of affection, but the recipient is hurt each time? What if you ask someone to do something repeatedly, and they say they will, but they never do? Is it no big deal? Or is that mistreating the friend? For me, the act of  responding to someone is a big part of being respectful.. If you email me, I email you back. I try to return phone calls promptly. I respond to invitations. If people ask me questions, I try to give them helpful answers.  But at the same time, I'm sure my sarcasm and big mouth make me seem disrespectful, even if my intentions are good. These are tough things to negotiate, and I guess all people and organizations are constantly trying to figure out how to be respectful. 

Oh Aretha, help us understand.

~ Photos by Chris ~


  1. Hmmm, interesting topic to cover. It sure can be hard to be respectful at times!
    Anyway, love that thrifted paisley blazer. It's so unique and eye-catching!

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  2. Paisley is such an underrated design these days.. hope that it comes back as strong as neon because I love it! Love your cute flats!
    I agree on the RESPECT part! Aretha HELP!


  3. great post: RESPECT!

    the paisley-blouse worn as a jacket is so beautiful. the yellow flats look so good with this outfit. love it.

  4. Now I even respect you more...totally shoe-♥ and Aretha is the queen

  5. I definitely agree with you on respect. Though it's not always easy, I really believe it's best to treat others the way you'd want to be treated.

    Love your paisley jacket!

  6. Muito agradável e ótimo seus post, eu respeito isso. Gosto.

  7. Paisley! So beautiful. And yes, respect is on the endangered list, but those of us keep it alive can be the change!

  8. I think it's really interesting that you chose a photo featuring graffiti for the background of a post about respect. Wouldn't it be considered disrespectful to scrawl paint over someone else's building? Graffiti is an art form but so is architecture. Very thought provoking....

    Cute outfit, as always! I love your color choices.

  9. I love your jacket, Nice print!
    Kiss from France,

  10. Very nice outfit! love the printed jacket :)

    Let's visit my blog, i will be really grateful :)
    Kisses, Elena

  11. Your hair is so beautiful. That jacket is very unusual, the print is lovely.

  12. Hi Natasha,

    I am a first year marketing student. I chose your blog for fashion with fitness, gardening, and naturopath blogs and to pose these pole questions.

    I hope you all help me for a paper I am writing. I have not nailed the thesis, but your input will make my research unique and insightful. The only thing you have that is similar is that you are all blogging women I have a lot of respect for.

    1) How long did it take to build an audience?
    2) Would you be able to earn a living on blogging through advertising
    3) Is blogging for passion a first or revenue income first or both?
    4) How many hours a day do you spend on your blog?
    5) Do you believe blogging as a woman/mom is misunderstood and taken for granted to be without pay or do you feel it's fairly compensated?

    Thank you for helping me!

    1. Dear 'AA'

      Thanks for getting in touch. Would be happy to help you - please send me an email at natashafatah at gmail dot com.

  13. YOU LOOK ADORABLE NATASHA. nice color of your shoes goes very well with original pattern of jacket!!!RESPECT:)

  14. Hi Natasha. Thank you so much for commenting on my post. You should definitely get a pair of white shoes or sneakers. They just go with everything and brighten up every outfit. If I can give a little advice I'll tell you to get a pair of diesel sneakers rather than convers. They look similar and the price is the same but the diesel ones have handmade soft insole and reinforced toe,I own a pair and they never got wet with rain or snow!

  15. I love the paisley blazer, it adds sucha lovely touch to the outfit!

    my pet peeve is when people abuse the respect they receive and take it for granted... I can't stand that.


  16. Your cover up is Really awesome!!! :)

    Btw, would u mind to follow each other? :))


  17. Great jacket!

    Peace & Delight,
    Bel Kazan

  18. Love that jacket and those yellow shoes! Have a great weekend!

  19. Great topic!Love your outfit!And great jacket!

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