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08/11/2016

Hope Fashion - A Black And White Classic


Do you remember earlier in the year when I told you about Hope Fashion ?


Today I'm styling a couple more of Hope's pieces. A black and white geometric scarf and their already famous Foundation trousers in Black.

If you missed the post from earlier in the year you can find it here And believe me, I have literally lived in that poncho! It's such a cosy piece of kit! Going out through the summer, I would drape that poncho over my bag, and when the temperature dropped I'd just pop it on. So light yet so warm. I love it. Now it's coming out to play over roll necked jumpers, perfect for hitting the shops.


This new addition from Hope Fashion is just as super soft as that poncho. And it's listed as a scarf but I would call it more of a wrap. It's plenty big enough to drape and style in so many ways. Perfect for that few minutes blast of cold air before you get to your destination.


It's been a while since I have worn Black and white together. There's something so classic about this colour pairing. One that will never date, and of course, this could be worn vice versa . A Black polo neck and White jeans maybe. But on the other hand you can pair most colours with Black and White can't you? Or a Red dress. Yes this would look great thrown over that.


Getting on to the trousers... Well I can't tell you how impressed I am with these ! When I viewed the hope collection earlier in the year, I was really impressed with their Narrow Stretch Trousers A heavier material than these one's I'm wearing today and more fitted. Sort of between a legging and a trouser.
 I have chosen the Foundation Trouser because I really needed a smart comfortable pair of trousers. And boy these don't disappoint ! A lighter fabric than the stretch trousers, these feel quite silky. There are no zips, an elasticated waist that fits perfectly so there is no puckering. A faux seam down the front just makes them super smart for me, and there is plenty of stretch to the material which is 32% Lycra.


Can I just say that they are described as an ankle grazer length trouser. A little longer than that for me , as always! Bear in mind that I'm only 5'2  and I've decided on this length so that I can wear then with heels for an evening out. But Hope do offer a free alteration service to acquire the perfect length. I think this is a fabulous bonus. Plus the trousers come in three different leg lengths anyway, so good for you tall ladies out there! The sizing also ranges from 8-20


Please do take a look at the Hope brand. You may have already purchased from them before? I hadn't heard of them until earlier this year, but now if you mention their name, it seems like everyone knows it. And to me this  say's it all, what a good company they are ,doing the right thing with every woman, at any age and pretty much every size. That's why.

Geometric Scarf - here
Foundation Trousers - here
White Polo Neck -here
Black Clutch - similar here
Boots - similar here

XO Laurie







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  1. You look lovely and this is such a classy look!

    Gemma x
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  2. Superb Laurie, I love a bit of black and white. Stunning photos too. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  3. Yes, black and white never goes out of fashion! I haven't been wearing the combination for some years now, but recently I am redescovering its classic beauty...
    Your scarf is lovely indeed! And complete perfectly your look ...

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    1. I find it hard to wear all Black Dan, but luckily this worked. I know I will be wearing this scarf a lot! x

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  4. I don't mind black & white when it's not boring----and this scarf is so fun and interesting!!
    I haven't heard of the company, but now I'll look into them!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Please do Jodie. Their website is really interesting, and they are so accommodating on their sizing and lengths x

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  5. Love how you layered this scarf! I'm a big fan of black and white, always!

    Mary
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  6. You look absolutely stunning in this outfit!

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    1. Thank you Amy! Thanks for stopping by xx

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  7. I absolutely love this! Anything black and white is a plus for me, but the shape and design of this 'poncho' is just perfect! You look utterly gorgeous :D
    Suzy x
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    1. Thank you so much Suzy! Perfect for our cold weather ! I'm wondering what your weather is like at the mo? Is it still hot? x

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  8. Beautiful scarf! Anything from Hope is guaranteed to be great quality. I've taken my poncho on every trip because it's so cosy and stylish, it's ideal for travelling. I love the simple and elegant black and white look :-)

    Emma xxx
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    1. Thank you Emma. When we received those ponchos, I wasn't sure about it. But I have to say it's got to be my most worn item this year. I want one in another colour now! x

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  9. Love this wrap! It's a classic & looks so cozy

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  10. That's sure is a beautiful scarf! What a beautiful print. I love to wear a scarf as a wrap when it's not to cold, I like that better then a coat. You look classy and stylish as always!

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  11. Love how you styled the scarf. Looks beautiful on you.
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  12. That scarf looks lovely on you - I'm sure you'll end up wearing it even more than you think.

    xx Yvonne
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  13. Can't go wrong with classic chic black and white

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    1. You know it Kim! Thanks for stopping by x

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  14. Love the pattern of that scarf! So elegant & pretty :)
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    Sarah Bell
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    1. Thank you so much Sarah! Great to connect too x

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  15. How Pretty Laurie, I love the pattern and how you are wearing it, very chic!
    jess xx
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  16. Such a great look Laurie, love your scarf :)Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday blog hop..

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  17. Classically lovely, classically chic! A winning combination. - Amy
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  18. Really elegant. I love black and white. You can't go wrong. #bestandworst

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    1. Thank you Jaki. Thanks for stopping by x

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  19. Great black & white look! The scarf is so pretty and the trousers look fabulous on you! Hope truly sounds like a wonderful company!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Thank you Andrea! Please take a look at their website,it's really inspiring x

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    1. Thank you Celia! Thank you so much for stopping by x

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  21. Gorgeous scarf! Thanks for the heads up about Hope fashions!

    Cheers,

    Char
    http://1epicmom.com

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    1. Thank you Char ! The brand is well worth looking at. Thank you for stopping by x

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  22. You are really looking fabulous.. and the geometric pattern scarf is awesome..

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    1. Thank you so much Krishna. Thank you for stopping by x

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  23. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Your look is so elegant. The scarf is a real head turner.

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  24. The trousers fit you perfectly. Love the black and white scarf, adds more elegance to the whole outfit.
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    1. Thank you so much Anna. The trousers are so comfortable, feels like your wearing loungewear, yet they are so smart x

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  25. Wow!! Seriously classy :D

    Have a lovely day!
    Mary
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    1. Oh thank you Mary! Thanks for stopping by x

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  26. Elegant looking scarf, something you can wear anywhere and complements what you're wearing.

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    1. Thank you Mercy! I will be wearing this super soft scarf loads!Thank you for stopping by x

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  27. great look :_)NEW BLOG ! please follow me : YOUNG BLOG

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    1. Thank you Adrika . I will be popping over x

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  28. Stunning piece and so versatile too. You look great in this elegant outfit.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" link up
    Rachel xo
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  29. Gorgeous and classy! Loving this look on you! Thanks so much for joining the Fun Fashion Friday link up party!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy

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  30. That scarf looks great and very versatile! Thanks for linking up #bestandworst

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  31. Black and white, yes a classic, but such a great look on you. The wrap looks super cosy as you say and probably fits into a bag as an in-case layer too. The trousers fit you beautifully and it's hard to believe that they are elasticated - you certainly would never know! Sleek as ever Laurie. My take on black on white recently was a bit different...
    Have a fab week my lovely x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Anna. I must say these trousers are the most comfortable Iv'e had! I feel like I'm wearing smart pj trousers! Yet they are so smart. I'm glad you like them x

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  32. Laurie, I love the black and white classic look. Those trousers look so versatile and comfy xo

    Carla aka Mrs R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

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  33. This is a great wrap!! Love it!

    Jaymie

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  34. I love black and white together, so classic and I love that scarf, I agree it looks like a wrap! I've not heard of Hope Fashions before so thank you for shining a light on them, and thank you for linking up for #sharethejoy Lizzie

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    1. Thank you Lzzie. They really are a brand to look at. I have been really pleased with what Iv'e had so far. x

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  35. Such a classic and classy look!
    Thanks for linking up.

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  36. That is a beautiful scarf, you look amazing. Mich x #SharetheJoy

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    1. Thank you Molly. Thank you for stopping by x

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  38. I wear a lot of black and white, and also am a lover of the poncho! Your outfit looks very stylish and expensive.

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    1. Thank you Gail. I see your from London too! Great to meet a blogger from my neck of the woods. Thank you so much for stopping by x

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  39. What a classic and elegant look! You look amazing!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozgam.com

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  40. Pretty! I love wraps, they feel so snugly, yet in the right design can look so elegant. Wonderful. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam

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    1. Thank you to 3 Little Buttons! Thank you for stopping by x I'm glad you liked the post.

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  41. Beautiful and classic look, love the shawl!
    Nora
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  42. I'm a huge fan of black and white and that wrap is just gorgeous. Stylish and a real statement.

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    1. Thank you so much ! Please come back to see more ! x

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  43. I am a great fan of the monochrome look and this scarve is fantastic with the geometric pattern. You have nailed it again. #PoCoLo

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    1. Thank you so much Jo ! Pleased to have you back again for another read x

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  44. I love this scarf. Perfect pattern. I'm always for black and white combo. Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo
    www.glamdventure.com

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  45. Laurie, this scarf/wrap is so gorgeous! I may need to get one for myself! Although I have about a million scarves and wraps, this one is really getting my attention. Thanks so much for linking up with me On the Edge.

    Shelbee
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    1. Ha ha ! Another is always needed right! Thank you Shelbee x

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  46. I love your outfit! It's so classy! I think that wraps like this one are a very good alternative to cardigans.

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    1. It's really warm ! As good as a jacket ! Thank you for stopping by x

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  47. So stylish and you look gorgeous. I would love to be even vaguely as fashionable! Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix

    Stevie x

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  48. What a gorgeous wrap! I love the pattern and color. I wear a lot of black, paired with jackets or denim, this would be the perfect accompaniment for me! I always get cold when I'm out, so I like to carry a wrap to cover my legs or shoulders, and they are great if the weather turns and it begins to rain. No one likes a damp hair do, especially not me. I had to go check out the poncho, I really love that too, and that the Hope line offers so many sizes and lengths, what a great company.

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    1. Thank you Nikki. I'm so pleased that you had a look at the brand. They really are a great team offering good quality and fit x

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  49. I do love the classic black and white look. I hadn't heard of Hope before but I'll be checking them out now! Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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    1. hank you Morgan. They are a great brand. Well worth a look x

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  50. they look like they fit nicely on you! the scarf is amazing!! http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/11/20/black-friday-holiday-gift-guide/

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