Purple Passion

Growing up one of my favourite colours was purple. Any shade from pastel lavender and lilac, to deep purple. In my teens, my room was painted lavender; curtains and bedspread were vibrant shades of purple.

purple shirt

Nino and AprilPerhaps I was inspired by Nino Tempo and April Stevens with their hit song in 1963 DEEP PURPLE (originally written by Peter DeRose as a piano composition, published in 1933, with lyrics added in 1938 by Mitchell Parish).

(Click pic and listen to this romantic song)

When the deep purple falls over sleepy garden walls

And the stars begin to twinkle in the sky

In the mist of a memory you wander back to me

Breathing my name with a sigh…

At Christmastime I bought a new purple shirt at Reitmans. It is made with two different fabrics: a silky one and sheer chiffon. It’s synthetic, but ever so soft and comfortable. Photos were taken at one of the centres where I work by Pauline, my dance student.

Christmas blouse

This shirt is one of 12 tops I’ve bought since fall. You’d think I’d have enough but I couldn’t resist buying 4 more tops on my trip to Seattle in January. Now I think I better take a break from my shopping spree–at least until spring–and earn some more money!

purple shirt from Reitmans

I even have a purple bra … purple bra 

How much do you love purple?

a. LOVE IT ♥ ♥ ♥

b. Like it ♥ ♥

c. Like it a little ♥

d. don’t like it

I know at least two bloggers who love it: Joni and Melinda.

I can’t resist lace, always makes me feel feminine.


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24 Responses to Purple Passion

    • carmen says:

      My dear Viv, I made a little collage for International Women’s Day of some of the women I admire and inspire me! I chose the photo of you in your lovely shade of purple. 🙂

      Thank you for being part of my blogging adventure!!

      ♥ carmen


  1. Thank u so much for the link!! YAY!! I’m so excited by that!
    Love purple almost more than books! But not really!!
    So cool that we have so much in common!

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  2. dan says:

    I can imagine your purple room:very romantic…a purple bra is nice! I would love it ♥♥♥
    Beautiful plum tone blouse on you!!
    I hope the weather is not too bad in your part of the world !

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Dan! I like matching undergarments, there are so many lovely colours.
      The weather here is bitter cold with heaps of snow! We must endure at least two more months before we start to get out of this deep freeze. Hopefully, the worst will be over by the middle of March, but we have more snow on the way this weekend. If I could hibernate I’d be ok, but I have to go out to get to work. 😦

      Have a lovely weekend,

      ❤ carmen

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  3. Bob says:

    I clicked on the Deep Purple song…..has someone choreographed a line dance to it? If yes, please teach it. If not, you could choreograph it. (In your spare time.)
    Am I right to declare that you wear any colour well.? I think so!

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    • carmen says:

      You’re quite right Bob, it’ll make a fun dance. I will choreograph one for you in my spare time. Yeah right, as if I have any spare time!

      Thank you for the compliment that I wear any colour well. I was at Target today, so sad they are closing, it was one of my favourite stores. I meandered around in a daze and couldn’t believe it. I have bought some lovely clothes there. 17,000 people out of work!

      See you at dance,

      ❤ carmen

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  4. Ralph says:

    Purple really suits you Carmen. Very royal !
    You have written quite an uplifting post my friend. Marks out of 50 ? 34C ! 😀 xox ❤

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  5. Inese Poga Art Gallery says:

    Purple is beautiful and fits you well, purple is such a volatile color, from dreamy lilac shades to shadows of dark storm clouds. It’s elegant when somebody wears it graciously like you do!

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  6. Shybiker says:

    I share your love of purple. It looks good on almost everyone and has innate panache.

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  7. Maccabros says:

    Purple? Like it

    Black?- love it

    Green – there is always hope

    and once again, a very fine outfit…

    liebe Grüße


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  8. joni@artfulcloset says:

    I’m still buying purple things! I love your slinky blouse in that beautiful plum color.
    Thank you for adding a link for my post.

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  9. luminouszest says:

    very cute. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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