Leopard & Cerise Plus The Odd Miniature Pony!

I have friends that Have a farm in Essex. Invited there for lunch I decided it would make great timing to take some shots of this stunning outfit of Leopard and Cerise.

They have miniature ponies on the farm and what I had in mind was to take some photos close up with them. They weren’t playing at all!

You may have seen the advert for Amazon Prime that these gorgeous American miniature ponies have featured in? Apparently, it’s one of the most viewed adverts on Youtube.


Adding Cerise with animal print


Leopard and cerise from Laura Ashley


There’s such an animal print craze this year. I mean, animal print is always and will always be popular but this year the trend is humungous! Walking through the local town there’s a sea of animal print!


I have friends that Have a farm in Essex. Invited there for lunch I decided it would make great timing to take some shots of this stunning outfit of Leopard and Cerise.


This is my third new animal print top this year. Yep, I’m a fan alright. I find it such an easy to mix with anything kind of print.

The colour hue’s of this tie-neck blouse is Stone Black and White are soft, not brash like some out there.

I like the tie neck worn lower than shown on the model on the website and it’s semi-fitted for comfort with elasticated sleeves. I really like it.

I wish I had brought apples!


Leopard and cerise from Laura Ashley

I had visions of having a pony either side of me, looking cute, plus of course, I wanted to get close and love them. I couldn’t get any closer than what you see here!

In hindsight, I should have brought apples and maybe if it wasn’t so cold I would have had more patience and hung around longer. It was sunny at this point but the wind factor put the temperature into minus. What us bloggers do eh?

How cute are they?



I’m sure I will visit again when it’s warmer again. I’m determined to give them some love! Anyway getting back to the outfit…


Cerise Moi?



I fell in love with the colour of these trousers. They are in fact listed as Ruby Red Slim Leg Trousers. I think they’re more of a Cerise colour. A bright colour for me but I really love the jewel tone of these and thought how good these can be dressed up for a night out too.


Leopard and cerise from Laura Ashley


As I said before, the animal print is so easy to mix with other colours and I think these two items will work hard in the wardrobe.

The trousers are the same as my Brown Cafe trousers that I had last year. They fit so well and the quality is so good. Obviously a good seller, Laura Ashley launched more of this design this year in different colours and prints. I recommend them greatly.

Do pop over to the Laura Ashley site because I’m hosting over there



No heels today! I dressed sensibly for my farm visit. I had a coat to hand too. Brrrr



I finished the look off with this cute Green Crocodile Cross Body bag. A double compartment zipped bag that’s going to come in handy for this AW18 it’s a very dark green and looks almost black. It’s available in a lovely tan colour too. A lot more expensive looking than it actually is.



Leopard Tie Neck Blouse Co/ Laura Ashley

Ruby Red Slim Leg Trousers Co/ Laura Ashley

Green Crocodile Cross Body Bag Co/Laura Ashley




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  1. December 17, 2018 / 7:18 am

    Beautiful dress and shoes looking awesome.

  2. November 18, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    Looks a great outfit Laurie, and you know what they say about working with animals?! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  3. November 14, 2018 / 6:50 pm

    What a great place to visit Laurie, the ponies are adorable. I love your outfit Laurie, beautiful 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

    • laurie
      November 17, 2018 / 8:40 am

      Thanks Claire xx

  4. November 14, 2018 / 5:24 am

    How neat you can go out to the farm and take these pictures. You look amazing in the hot pink pants!

    • laurie
      November 17, 2018 / 9:09 am

      Thank you Ruth. I look forward to returning when the weathers better! xx

  5. November 13, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    I have to say this did make me chuckle! The ponies are adorable. A little cube of sugar usually works 😊 As always you look stunning and you certainly know how to carry off animal print in a sophisticated way. Thanks for joining us for the #dreamteam x

    • laurie
      November 17, 2018 / 9:10 am

      Sugar cubes! Great idea! I will try that next time. Thanks Annette xx

  6. November 13, 2018 / 5:49 am

    Best laid plans, eh. So funny. I enjoyed this post hugely. I love animal print so revelling in the trend. Fab combo too .

    • laurie
      November 17, 2018 / 9:12 am

      Thanks Anna xx

  7. jodie filogomo
    November 12, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    What a fabulous combination Laurie!!
    My mom just got some bright pink pants, and this would be perfect!

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:12 pm

      Thanks Jodie. I think it’s just gone into sale tel mom! xx

  8. November 12, 2018 / 7:49 am

    The outfit was awesome but my mind was almost entirely consumed by thoughts of petting those fluffy ponies! #AnythingGoes

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:13 pm

      Haha! They’re too cute huh? xx

  9. November 11, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    This look is fabulous on you Laurie. Lovely to see you back on #Blogstravaganza – thanks for linking up!

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:14 pm

      Thanks Jo xxx

  10. November 11, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    I love leopard print right now and that top is gorgeous – it works so well with the pop of colour on the trousers x #Blogstravaganza

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:15 pm

      Thank you Rosie. Thanks for stopping by xx

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:16 pm

      Thanks Mry. I love the colours in this Leopard print xx

  11. November 9, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    I need a leopard top! Love this one and how you paired it with the bright pants. And, oh gosh! So cute! I want a pony! 🙂


    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:17 pm

      Thanks Carrie. Those ponies were cute. I just wish I could have got closer! xx

  12. November 9, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    Fab photos! I love that blouse and the ponies are very cute. #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:43 pm

      Thank you Kim. Thanks for stopping by xx

  13. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    November 9, 2018 / 5:40 am

    Laurie you look gorgeous! This coloured pants and leo blouse is amazing. How wonderful is this location. Oh yes you have to bring apples 🙂
    Have a great weekend! XOXO tina

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:44 pm

      Yes apples Tina! Thank you! xx

  14. November 8, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    That blouse is gorgeous, Laurie, and I would have worn the neck tie lower as well. I’d never have thought to pair it with cerise, but it really works. It’s a fabulous combination. What a pity the ponies wouldn’t play 😉 xxx

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:45 pm

      It was a bet that they would go together Ann. It paid off thankfully and the trousers will be great for evening wear xx

  15. November 8, 2018 / 10:04 am

    The ponies are so cute! Love your outfit, especially the trousers, the colour is gorgeous, they look fab!

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:49 pm

      Thank you! I don’t normally go for these sort of colours but I really like them too! xx

  16. November 7, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Those miniature ponies are too cute! I love how you paired a bright color with leopard! What a great outfit!

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:50 pm

      Thank you, Laura. My risky choice paid off xx

  17. November 7, 2018 / 8:50 am

    Those ponies looks so darling Laurie – I struggle to concentrate on getting photos when I’m around animals. Love your trousers Laurie. You look gorgeous – you may have been freezing but that photo of you close up is fabulous xx Maria

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:57 pm

      Thank you Maria. It was so cold the wrinkles ironed out! xx

  18. November 6, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    Good colours together – isn’t leopard print fabulous to style? I’ve paired it with mustard for a post in the next few weeks, hope you’ll stop by and check it out. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:58 pm

      I will be there Jacqui! Thank you xx

    • laurie
      November 12, 2018 / 11:58 pm

      Thanks matey xx

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