Speaking of fuchsia...I've been crushing on this colour long before the (welcome to me) trend!
Here's a trip down memory lane. The earliest photos date from 2012 which is more or less when I joined YLF!
Sadly, I no longer have the fabulous 3 piece silk fuchsia suit. Bought at the thrift store for pennies, and wow did I have fun with it for a few years. It got a little snug, though, and I used up most of my occasions for wearing it, so I bid it a sad goodbye and let it go to a new friend.
Then there was the H&M knit shrunken jacket -- a total workhorse for less than $10. First picture taken in Beijing, fall 2012. Second one back in Kingston.
I still have this shocking pink rain jacket (5). Shocking pink is a bit warm for me, but I like it anyway for its energy. Banff 2012.
The suit came out for an awards event in 2013. I also wore it to a fancy work event that spring.
Later, in the summer, I wore this hot pink silk top in New York City. Catching the subway, I loved the way my platform mate and I BOTH rocked the colour block trend -- in the same colours, just opposite blocking!
Also in New York, hot pink bag.
Banff, 2014 -- a knit shirt. And the hot pink jacket. (9/10)
Cooler pink cashmere sweater -- I still have this one. Wearing it (or similar) in Israel in 2014.
#13 Sometimes you have to look for your fix in nature.
#14/15 -- a newer silk shell, in a cooler tone. Beijing, summer, 2015.
Later that summer, with my brother. We look happy in the pics but it was actually a sad trip. Our mother had died and we were visiting family.
#18 Trying a new sweater...
#19 Even my phone was hot pink...checking out the progress of my grey grow-out.
#20 -- some orchid or fuchsia in the skirt -- new hair.
#21 -- my mom's top -- fuchsia flowers.
#22 -- scarf with hot pink, summer, 2016.
#23 Fall, 2016 -- taking photo in London of a hot pink shoe in a window -- pop up store.
#24 In Rodmell, Virginia Woolf's garden.
#27 J Crew hot pink Rhodes jacket. Coming back into circulation this fall.
#31 - 34 Winter 2016 -- hot pink coat and lots of pink hats at demonstration.
#35/#36 -- in Iceland.
#37 -- a poor NAS experiment. LOVED the colour. Hated the sleeves and material. Oh well.
#38 Floral interlude.
#39 Infinity Mirrors exhibit (Yayoi Kusama) at Art Gallery of Ontario
#40 -- running low on fuchsia but trying pink on taupe/pink last fall...
#41 Roses in the UBC garden, June 2019.