Monday, September 3, 2012

Yellow + Red: Inspired by Shala Monroque


Primary colours. Colour blocking. McDonald's chic. All brought to you by the always inspiring fashion icon Shala Monroque.

Yellow T-shirt: Zellers || Red Skirt & Necklace: Thrifted || Shoes: Arden || Bracelets: Gifts from Mom || Hoop Earrings: Saskatoon

This weekend, I finally got around to seeing 'The Iron Lady' the Margaret Thatcher biopic starring Meryl Streep. How to put this delicately? It was not good. Having said that, I know any criticism of an act of creativity is meaningless in relation to the creativity itself. And Meryl Streep is a genius. And biopics are particularly difficult movies to make. But with all that in mind, what bothered me was that Thatcher was reduced down to her feelings and emotions, and really her frailties and insecurities. Even if you don't agree with Thatcher's politics - and history has shown she didn't make the wisest or even kindest decisions, she was an important person. Half the film was dedicated to her hallucinations in her old age. Vulnerability makes someone easier to relate to. But this was someone that accomplished great things, during a fascinating time in history, and little time was spent on her beliefs, her ideas and even less on her actions. Sometimes I think we have begun to celebrate fragility to the point of ignoring accomplishment. 

In the movie, Thatcher's character herself says she's tired of people asking her 'how are you feeling?' she wants people to ask her about what she is thinking. And then she offers this:  Watch your thoughts, for they will become actions. Watch your actions, for they'll become habits. Watch your habits for they will forge your character. Watch your character, for it will make your destiny.

Watch those thoughts kids.
And please forgive me for talking about Thatcher on a day dedicated to the Labour movement.

For those of you who have today off, enjoy this long weekend. 
For those of you (like me) who have to work, let's hope it's a fun-filled day.
And thanks for visiting.
~ Photos by Chris ~


  1. Great inspiration and I love your outfit!! Lovely pictures to :)

    Take care, Daniella xox

  2. i like

    xx m

  3. You are really lovely!I love your outfit! The red skirt...the yellow top...amazing!

  4. Loving the colors together...I have always like primary's mixed and the blue tree just adds to it!
    sheree xxx

  5. great outfit, love those colours together! and love how you rocked those sneakers with this outfit :)

  6. Great Thatcher quote, and great stylish look!

  7. This is a daring combo, and I really love this kind of strong, shocking outfits!


  8. you look so lovely & so laid back, i love it!
    & I absolutely love that quote from Thatcher. Haven't seen the movie myself but Meryl is amazing!!
    xx Corinne

  9. You look so fun-loving and fashionable all at the same time! Love it!

    adorn la femme

  10. Natasha your hair looks amazing !!! I love love love it !!
    Also, I really like your take on the inspired look, yellow and red look great on you !

    70th and Chic

  11. Looks like your new hair do gave you also new inspiration, such a fun get, love all the primary colors!


  12. "McDonald's chic" is hilarious, but not an apt description of your great look! I especially love the blue trees and how joyful you look dancing among them.

  13. fun pictures...


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