Transformation Tuesday

A little-known fact about Dovecote to start your day, we have a men’s department. It’s not vast (at least not yet!), but it’s here and filled with wonderful treasures.

For our transformation today, we’ve taken a super casual jeans and tee shirt look and tweaked it just enough. We didn’t want to be too fancy!

Instead of a tee shirt, we have a gorgeous Kinross cashmere sweater, a must for every gent. To accompany that, we’ve dressed our guy in a Harris tweed jacket, a true classic. Harris tweed is made entirely by hand on home looms in Scotland; it’s durable as well as stylish. To set the jacket off, we threw on a pocket square from Armstrong & Wilson. Finally, we finished the look with a useful (and beautiful) messenger bag from Bosca, makers of fine Italian leather since 1911.

And we’ve got more where that came from! Bow ties and neck ties from Collared Greens, fun colored shoelaces and socks from Hook & Albert, wallets, weekender bags, sweaters and bar accessories. So next time you’re shopping here at Dovecote, bring your man along!

Leather Tunic Dress

Yes, you read that right. A leather dress. We are just obsessed with this item from Marc A Dolci! And judging from how quickly these pop in and out of the shop, so are our fashionable clients! This dress looks great on so many women. It is laser cut to perfection in a simple shape, which balances the edginess of the leather with a classic fit. It's surprisingly versatile and effortlessly cool. We love styling it with our favorite mushroom-colored booties from French Sole, but the... Full Post >

Mark Edge Jewelry

Reclaimed. Recycled. Reinvented.  Mark Edge original hails from Atlanta, Georgia, and will be making the trip to Dovecote Style at Fearrington for a trunk show this weekend! He makes beautiful jewelry, focusing on reworking and reclaiming of vintage "found" pieces. Each completed piece is one of a kind and absolutely stunning. His focus on classic styles, but with an undeniably contemporary twist, allows the wearer to pair his designs with just about anything. It's versatile and cool,... Full Post >

Transformation Tuesday

We've switched it up a bit here at Dovecote Style for this edition of Transformation Tuesday. We wanted to show the versatility of the apparel we offer, and we thought what better way than to put our clothes on an expecting mother. And is she expecting! We had to be quick with this makeover because this little one is ready to arrive as soon as next week! We love the before look, but we wanted to add just a bit more color. As beautiful as pregnancy is, we didn't want to draw too much... Full Post >

Q&A with Designer Lorain Croft

We were thrilled to talk with Lorain Croft, the designer for Lorain Croft. She will be here for a trunk show at Dovecote this weekend, Saturday, October 18th & Sunday, October 19th. Here's what she told us about her personal style and this incredible collection. What has been your inspiration this season? Luxurious fabrics, rich in color and texture - I need to connect with how the design will feel on the body, how it will affect the mood of the wearer.  What is your favorite piece... Full Post >

Layering Tips for Fall

At the first hint of change in the air, I am always ready to update up my wardrobe with a pop of something fresh and new for the upcoming season. This season, I am all about gray foundation pieces, luxurious cashmere in luscious colors as toppings, and a spot of leopard which, in my opinion, is always in style but never more than this season! See what's in store and drop by to fill out your fall wardrobe! Full Post >