I was in Banana Republic recently, and I saw a pink and white striped top that totally reminded me of a pink and white stripe jumpsuit I wore in high school. Sorry, no pictures are available to convince you how great I looked in that jumpsuit - you'll just have to take my word for it
As far as pinks, I don't find baby pink that flattering on me, which is why I don't have any of it in my closet. Fuchsia, on the other hand, I'm totally drawn to. I find in general I have to be more discerning of clothing in colors I like, because I tend to ignore fit issues when the color calls my name.
It got me thinking - have you ever had a (for you) iconic article of clothing that you wore and then try to recreate with something new? Has it ever worked for you, or is the new item always an attempt to recapture the glory of the original?