After the great day at the blogger meet, I couldn’t wait to style my Poncho and tell you a bit more about Hope Fashion
This was a lovely gift, given to all the bloggers that attended the meet. A super soft wrap of luxury that will keep me cosy out on a summer’s evening when it gets a little chilly. I’m sure it will also come in handy for the winter too as it’s versatile and can be worn over anything…


           This Cerise and White blouse is nearly vintage old, I love Cerise and white together

The Poncho is made from 64% cashmere 36% cotton and is actually supposed to be worn on a side slant (more about that below ) but I felt more comfortable wearing it this way….

I teamed it with my white trousers and Cerise & White blouse. I have worn these white trousers a lot over the last few weeks, an absolute bargain from FandF listed below.

The Poncho is fluid and really light to wear. Just right for our typical english weather at the moment!

Hope Fashion founded by Nayna Mcintosh is a fairly new brand on the market, Nayna provides pop up shops with stylist’s to show the brand and how well all of the designs work together along with advise on how to style all the designs and make you look your best. This “let the shop come to you “sounds most appealing, So get your girls together for a fun  night in with some bubbly and try on what they have to offer. Take a look at there on line shop HERE  for more details.

I was lucky enough to view the whole collection at the blogger meet (if you missed the post take a look HERE ) so it was good to browse and choose a few items that I really would love to add to my wardrobe.But  first I will show you the poncho how it’s designed to be worn.

So.. This is the other way to wear the Poncho. Perfect for wearing with a vest top underneath with a little shoulder on show. Worn underneath the Poncho in this picture is a vest top from their Foundation range. Here you will find everything you need to sculpt  and smooth your body but still be comfortable, it really is worth taking a look at.

I fell in love with these trousers the moment I clapped eye’s on them. So soft and silky and oh so comfortable

I love this asymmetrical dress. For me being petite this will be a great length and again it’s made of Crepe De Chine silk so will be so floaty and easy to wear. For you taller ladies, this dress comes in different lentghs or it could be worn with leggings or trousers underneath. One of the great ideas from Hope is all about their sizing. Take a look at their concept HERE 

This open weave crochet top is perfect for layering up, and will go with so much. I like the pattern on this and the fact it’s not over lacy but still feminine.

These trousers were the star of the show for me, These stretch cotton pants were such good quality to touch. I do love a ” sucky in ” pair of trousers that will hold you in, in all the right places. And that’s not all, the icing on the cake for me was that alterations are free. FREE!!! that is a godsend to all us petites.
I will leave you with a diagram of Hope’s sizing guide,but do take a look at their brand on line HERE

 I love to hear from you ! let me know what you think of the Hope brand ? If you would like to keep notified of post’s please do click on the subscription box on the right hand side.
XO Laurie


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  1. June 24, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    THat color of that wrap is incredible. It's so vibrant


  2. June 8, 2016 / 1:20 am

    You look gorgeous! But, then, you always do, Laurie! Hope Fashion is so smart…both in its fashion and its model. I see why you have fallen in love with it. And, yes, that asymetrical dress is hot, hot, hot! (And you are working those shoes, honey!) Thank you so much for sharing with #ShareTheJoyLinky!

    • June 8, 2016 / 6:18 am

      Thank you Regina.There are so many items in the collection on my wish list! xx

  3. June 6, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    My skin would probably look immensely sallow with this colour, Laurie, but on you, it comes alive 🙂 xoxo

    • June 8, 2016 / 6:17 am

      Thank you Sheela. I always love the vibrant colours you wear x

  4. June 6, 2016 / 11:20 am

    I'm in agreement with the others.This outfit looks great! White gives such a clean, crisp look while the pop of color makes it fun and vibrant. And great minds post alike…Only my white pants and pink top look like they need a poncho for cool summer nights! 😉

    • June 8, 2016 / 6:16 am

      Thank you Chrissy. Thanks for stopping by xx

  5. June 5, 2016 / 1:24 am

    Beautiful color combination and so perfect for spring! Your poncho looks great on you and I like how lightweight it appears. The asymmetrical dress is my favorite – so pretty and bright.

    Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Hope to see you back next week.

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  6. June 4, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Hi Laurie, w wonderful blog, great read and exciting outfit, I too love cerise pink and white together, you look fab in this..xx

  7. June 4, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    Hi Laurie, w wonderful blog, great read and exciting outfit, I too love cerise pink and white together, you look fab in this..xx

  8. June 4, 2016 / 4:56 am

    I can tell how soft that pancho is from just looking at these pics 😉 Great color to pair with white jeans.
    Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear, have a great weekend

  9. June 2, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    Love the white and pink on you Laurie, so pretty ! A lovely gift as well. I am always needing something when we go to the symphony at night and this looks perfect for a summer night out.
    Thank you for linking up with Turning heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

    • June 2, 2016 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you Ada ! I will be popping over xx

    • June 2, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      Thank you Rebecca. I will be popping over x

  10. June 1, 2016 / 11:47 am

    I love bright colors too! It looks fabulous on you. I really like that you paired it with the white jeans. I have a similar one, I need to see if I can drag it out of my closet. Thanks for the inspiration and for joining me on my link-up.

    Tania @ http://www.50isnotold.com


    • June 2, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      Your welcome Tania. Thanks for popping over x

  11. June 1, 2016 / 12:27 am

    I love that poncho! And in such a vibrant color. I usually see ponchos in fall and winter hues not the bright colors we see in spring and summer. Which makes it even more fabulous! And paired with the white, it is so crisp, clean, and cheery! All of the pieces you have showcased in this line are super adorable!


    • June 2, 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you Shelbee, I'm glad you like them x

  12. May 31, 2016 / 11:58 pm

    You look lovely in the pink poncho. I like the way you style it with the top and white pants. Lovely setting for your photos also. Great shoes, by the way!

    • June 2, 2016 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you so much Deborah. These photos were taken at Syon Park London It's a beautiful park just round the corner to where I live. Thank you for stopping by x

    • June 2, 2016 / 9:13 pm

      Shame Suzy, would have been lovely to meet you x

  13. May 30, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    Hi Laurie, that's a great colour on you and love it white jeans – keep meaning to get some photos in mine. Lucy x

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