Tuesday, August 31, 2010

sock it to me

rag & bone

reasons we love the socks with shoes trend for fall:

- they keep your toesies cozy during the cool fall months
- pedicure perfection not required
- show off your individual flair with some funky socks
- look like a celebrity...or just dress like one

Monday, August 30, 2010

fashion tv

last night's emmy awards brought us another reason to gawk at celebrities and either marvel at or mock their red carpet looks. here are some of our favorite features from the evening (images from style.com):

january jones in atelier versace
love or hate it? we love this bright blue frock that only a true mad woman could pull off. 

anna paquin in alexander mcqueen

did anna paquin arrive on the red carpet as herself or the character she plays on true blood? this stunning alexander mcqueen gown has the edge worthy of a true nightwalker.

leah michele in oscar de la renta

navy was the color story of the night, and no one told it better than glee's leah michele.

betty white

with her long-anticipated guest appearance on saturday night live this year, betty white was perhaps the hottest thing on TV. her choice for the emmy awards was "something off the rack" that she just happened to pull from the back of her closet, but the ombre/tie-dye thing is surprisingly on-trend and she wears it well.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

poole's pick (#3)

everybody loves a tee shirt, but no one wants a closet full of boring basics. when you're looking for something reliable yet stylish, look to poole's pick of the day--this cozy, comfy tunic from organic by john patrick. the top has been a hit during lolla-POOLE-ooza in a variety of neutral hues perfect for fall: black, white, navy, khaki and eggplant. come in and stock up before they're gone!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

poole's pick (#2)

the world's most perfect shirt:

how could current/elliott improve on perfection? simple: dye it army green and outfit it with military-inspired studs on the pockets. thus, current/elliott's perfect shirt is poole's pick of the day. only in-store for lolla-POOLE-ooza, get yours and march on fashion's front line this fall.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

poole's pick

it's day one of lolla-POOLE-ooza, and we're excited to bring you poole's pick of the day. last year the leather moto jacket was spotted everywhere from the streets of LA to the sidewalks of NYC, and a.l.c. debuted one of the most coveted styles out there. this year designer and stylist andrea lieberman brings a fresh look to her must have leather moto jacket--a true forever piece in your wardrobe. demand has been high, but poole shop was lucky enough to score one of these gems for lolla-POOLE-ooza. hurry in to try it on before your neighbor ends up with the jacket you always wanted...

Sunday, August 22, 2010


if you were around last august, perhaps you remember poole shop's busiest trunk show ever featuring current/elliott and meredith wendell. this year we decided to up the ante and bring you lolla-POOLE-ooza: a 4-day nonstop trunk show event featuring current/elliott, meredith wendell, organic by john patrick and a.l.c. whether you're getting the kids ready for school or going back to school yourself or just ready for a change in season, all your fall basics will be covered in this one-stop shopping bonanza!

the trunk show officially begins tuesday, august 24th, but if you're reading this we hear shipments have already started arriving at poole shop. stop in early for the best selection...you don't want to be left standing outside the fitting rooms.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

that's so 2010

they're calling it the look of 2010: the rolled pant. do it to your jeans, your harem pants and everything in between. in 20 years, you'll be able to look back at a picture of yourself and recall, "yep. that was 2010."

image from fashion takes flight

image from fashion takes flight

image from fashion takes flight

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

animal instinct

forget zebra, cheta and all the other wild animals--fall 2010 belongs to the leopard. every accessory you can imagine will be decked-out in this most iconic of all animal prints. look for interesting ways to rev up your wardrobe whether through a vintage belt, sexy shoes or a funky fedora. let your imagination run wild as you make this look all your own.

dries van noten fall 2010

brian atwood calf-hair leopard print bootie

alexander wang millie leopard bag

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

boot camp

there's something for everyone when it comes to boots for fall 2010. whether your style is uptown or downtown, rugged or refined, designers have put together quite a repertoire for the season. below is a closer look at the trends making some real noise (all images from net-a-porter).

buckle up: this season boots are taking a cue from another one of your favorite accessories--the belt. whether you go for one buckle or opt for more, it's easy to keep yourself secure with this look.

chloe flat leather boot

vivienne westwood pirate boot

lacey or lacy? whether you like the rugged look of an old-school hiking boot or the refined look of your grandmother's doilies, there's a boot with the right lace for you.

chloe leather lace-up boots

giuseppe zanotti lace ankle booties

leg warmers: if you're dreaming of the 80's, looking for a new way to incorporate the fur craze into your wardrobe or just trying to keep your toes cozy on a frigid winter day, boots this season will do double-time combining fashion and function.

givenchy stocking-detailed ankle boots

alexander wang polina goat fur leather boots

see by chloe rabbit-lined leather ankle boots

Monday, August 16, 2010

an army of one

get your guns ready for fall's latest trend. what started with current/elliott's captain trouser and skinny cargo craze last spring has blossomed into a full-forced military movement. the captain trouser sold out in record time at poole shop followed by the skinny cargo, but if you get your strategy in line you can still have a piece of the action with the new army denim legging that just arrived. stay tuned for more exciting news from current/elliott and few of your other favorite designers...

gwyneth paltrow in current/elliott's captain trouser

kim kardashian rocking current/elliott's skinny cargo

Friday, August 13, 2010

summer brights


yes, we're ready for fall, but for the next month or so we still have to dress for the summer (at least as long as temperatures remain in the upper 90s). if you're sick of wearing boring tanks and tees every day, try dressing them up with a statement necklace from sophia 203. poole shop recently received a handful of these creations by jewelry designer sophia edstrand--otherwise known as the creative assistant to marie-helene de taillac--and we're digging their ornate simplicity that puts an exclamation mark on your summer wardrobe. worn casually or for a sizzling night out, you'll fall in love like we did.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

a pack of camels

we're over this summer heat and getting ready for fall!
please excuse our little hiatus during the month of july. it was simply too hot in charlotte to start thinking about the fall fashions that have been rolling into poole shop. but now summer is drawing to an end, and we're ready for the new season (you've probably even seen us wearing our boots on days when the heat index is 100+).

kate bosworth gets a head start on fall 2010
so the word on the street is that if you want to invest in one piece this fall, make it camel. this classic color ruled the runways, and you'll see it everywhere: find it in trench coats, blazers, skirts, handbags and more. we're obsessed!

alexa chung is doing it...
camel pants are hot

go head-to-toe a la chloe fall 2010