July 14, 2010


Dear readers, I am participating in Alphabe-Thursday where ‘Z’ is for Zara ~ and other high-street outlets for key Summer trends that are supposed to take you right through to Fall!

1 Zara – Tunic Dress (left)
Gladiator sandals now; leggings or leather trousers later.
2 Zara - Jumpsuit
Add heels for evening
3 Topshop – Wedge Sandals
In colder weather, team these sculpted wedges with opaque tights
4 The Cambridge Satchel Company
~ The Batchel
Part satchel/ part backpack, this is apparently becoming very popular with the heralded end of the 'It' bag.
5 Mango – Pussy-bow Blouse
Team with leather, denim or wool in the Fall
6 Whistles – The Peg Trouser
Influenced by last season’s Celine collection, this trend is continuing through Summer 2010
7 Reiss – Denim Longer Length Skirt
Wear this Stella McCartney-inspired denim skirt with T shirts now, knits and leather boots in the Fall
8 French Connection – Graphic Print Dress
Wear now with sandals; later with tights, boots and cardigans
9 Marks & Spencers – Tan Shorts
Tan is the colour of the season according to Chloé. Layer with tights and coat in Fall
10 Reiss - Cape Coat
Warm camel version from Reiss

Even if you don't have these particular outlets near you, dear readers, these designs are on-trend and apparently widely available!


Do tell me! Have a great Alphabe-Thursday! And check out other Alphabe-Thursday posts @ Jenny Matlock´s great site! See you for Six Word Saturday!


Michelle said...

Couldn't wear those peg trousers or the shorts!lol But love the tunic dress & batchel!

Jan said...

Definitely wouldn't wear the shorts or jumpsuit but those trousers are divine!The graphic print dress too is so trendy!Great post as always Lola 8-)

laterg8r said...

ooo, i don't think i like this trend :D

i will never even attempt to wear skinny jeans LOL :D

Holly said...

Great infotainment as always dear Lola!Terrific post:)

tania said...

Adore the tunic dress and wedges are great too!Could wear them all year round.Such an entertaining post again!lol

Mike said...

Can't understand why anyone would want to wear such uncomfortable looking shoes as those wedges!Am I missing something?

But like the dresses & blouse though!

Pondside said...

Good heavens - I thought I'd given away all that '70's stuff. Do you think that a designer might have shopped at the thrift shop for inspiration?
...I don't do bows anywhere near the bust;don't do peg leg pants as I'm already too short;don't do shoulder pads because of bust and being too short. Not much there for me!

Holly Loves Art said...

Such a fun post! I love fashion! I like trendy looks but I love classics too... no more cute shorts like that for me anymore! I'm not in my 20's. At the knee or below! haha!

Have a lovely evening.

Berlin said...

Hey, I just bought a pair of gladiator wedges! =D

I would avoid jumpsuits, somehow I don't really like them.. a little like pajamas?

Love the blue bag!

Fairies in the garden,

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Lola and Nora,

It is always great to come and see what you have to share.
I would wear the blouse with the bow and the denim skirt.

I hope that you are having a lovely week, dear friend.

bermudabluez said...

We really like the Stella McCartney denim skirt the BEST!! And those red shoes are very pretty...but mama would fall on her head in them!! What a great job you did on this post Lola!! xoxoxox Chloe and LadyBug

Maggie B said...

Hi Lola,
Not the shorts, red shoes, trousers or jumpsuit but I'd try everything on at least so see if it suited.
Love the bag.
Great Z post.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Thanks for the fashion update. I have no idea what is popular right now. I pull on shorts and a t-shirt everyday to chase my toddler. It was really fun to see that the people in the know will be wearing.

Jacque said...

Good Morning Nora,

I would wear and be perfectly comfortable in everything EXCEPT those shoes...LOL

Thanks for your visit to the farmhouse and for sharing the latest styles with us today. I do need to brush up on new styles, that's for sure!

Have a great day!

mbkatc230 said...

I love the bag, the longer denim skirt and the graphic print dress. My favorite is the cape coat, but it would not get much use in our climate (thank God!) I would avoid those shoes like the plague. They are adorable, but I'm one of those gals that can trip over the shag in carpet :) Kat

jen said...

I can't find a single thing I'd wear. It's sad, really, when you get too old to adore fashion.
We went to Andalusia two years ago, and it reminded me a lot of AZ, but I tell you, it's way more picturesque there. Loved it. You're spoiled to live there. Spoiled, I say!

Vicki said...

HAHA....If I were younger I'd wear them all! Great fun here Lola :)

mrs. c said...

Lovely styles, I am not very trendy, I wear very classic styles and my favorites would be the coat and the purse. Not too hot on hte shoes, lovely color but I could not walk in them.

Stephanie V said...

Love, love, love the red shoes. But, alas, I don't think I could walk more than a few steps without tipping over. Now when I was just a little younger, I could have danced in them!

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness Lola! I never knew you were a fashionista too! I'm going to have to vote for 1. Zara. Looks eztremely comfy and stylizh. Happy z day!

Cannwin said...

I don't get the full body outfits. The ones where the pants and shirt are all one thing and you look like you've just pulled on a jean version of the leotard.

I LOVE the Maxi-dresses, but my sister has informed me that I don't look good in them. ::sigh::

My favorite way to wear my jeans is with heels.

My favorite way to wear my hair is in a low bun (parted to the side)

and my favorite shirt is a 3/4 length sleeve of breathable black cotton (that fits nice and snug).

Charmingdesigns said...

Thanks for coming by. Those clothes aren't for me!! lol.
If you get a chance, I finished my Z post this morning, adding an update that might drive you crazy.

signed...bkm said...

Did not know about the Zara tunic dress...I read somewhere that one country (current) has a Princess Zara - beautiful name.... I am taking my Bichon to be groomed in a few minutes....cheers..bkm

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I'd love the tunic dress, but shoes are a problem for me. I have trouble getting them to fit since I have a very narrow foot. I usually settle for something that will stay on my foot.

Viki said...

I can't believe the jump suit has returned. I had a couple when I was single and loved them.
I used to wear shoes like that but I think I'd kill myself now, ha.
I love the style of the dress but not so much the print.
I think the only thing I would possibly wear would be the coat.
Great Z post.

Heavenly Housewife said...

The trends i would most definitely stay away from are the playsuits/jumpsuits and the peg trouser... I cant imagine whom that would flatter!
*kisses* HH

lissa said...

the demin skirt looks good but I couldn't possibly wear the others

thanks for your visit

Sue said...

Sadly, the only thing that would work on my plump partridge body would be the purse!

Great stuff, though...


easternsparkle said...

Autumn fashions already!! Mind you with the UK weather the last few days.....

Shopaholic said...

Hi Nora, long time no speaky to'ee..

Hope you and Lola are very good!

There isn't many in this list that I don't like, in fact I'd probs try them all!

teawithonesugarplease said...

Shop shop shop shop shopping x

Michelle said...

I've heard so much about Zara and Topshop! One of my other favorites is Pipelime! :) Great fashion post Lola!

Michelle, Mocha, Quincy and Emma say hi to Nora and Lola! :)

Sweetums5 said...

My fashion-conscious sister loves Zara -- and I do, too, if only I could afford it. Thanks for the fashion post -- loved the coat, shorts, bag and red shoes! Wish I could have them all. =D

Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and taking time to comment on my Zen Garden post. It's fun to *meet* interesting people through this meme.

Tina said...

I'm the t-shirt and jeans uniform girl. However, my Best is all into this, and probably will have some of these items soon. She's totally stylish, while I am...NOT. Still loved the post, though. It's neat to see what others like.

Lourie said...

I am in love with the print dress! So cute!

Berlin said...

Hello hello! Hope all is sunny on your side =D

Just want to say, thank you for your thoughts, love to hear from different peoples point of view.

And, as you read on my blog I am participating in A Shaded View on Fashion Film competition. I hope that you and your friends could vote for my video(sms sadly).. There will be a code to vote at the side. Of course, if you don't like it then you don't have to vote =)

My video: http://www.talenthouse.com/creativeinvites/preview/berlin/115

Voting starts 20-24 July 2010.

Have a nice sunny day,

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I love all your picks - some fantastic stuff there!

H said...

I had a similar school satchel, but in boring brown.

I wouldn't be seen dead in the paisley smock-like-top-thingy (oh, ok; 'Pussy-bow blouse'). I would look like a dressed up dog's dinner!

The Muse said...

I could not make it 6 steps in those red shoes! LOL

However, the coat and the shorts, so me!

Happy Z day!!!!

Jo said...

if i had the legs i would be all over those shorts they are gorgeous! i love the shoes, but the batchel ... i need one! right now!!! oh that is so gorgeous!!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

oooh! I love the "batchel"! It looks like it could help me keep organized!

Blessings & Aloha!
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Mumsy said...

I like some of these outfit..They are pretty!

Anonymous said...


Jenny said...

I am such a schlep.

The extent of my high style is wearing shoes with daisies on them.

I want to be stylish.

Oh, I do.

Especially when I visit your blog.

But then I go to the store and buy exactly what I bought last time.

Make you deal, OK?

If I ever get to go on a talk show or book tour or something I am going to hire you to tell me what to wear. OK?

Thanks for the smile and the fun stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "Z".


Natasha said...

I wish we had a Zara here! I love that store and went there way too many times on our last visit to the States!

Thanks for the tips!

Best wishes,