Make It Your Own Monday

To celebrate a New Year, Dovecote Style is starting a new blog series: Make It Your Own Monday!

We offer fabulous multi-generational shopping at Dovecote. No matter what your age, it is all about the styling! Every month we will select a basic ensemble,  a key accessory of the season, or focus on special event dressing –  and each week of that month, one of our four stylists will show you how to make it work for your age and style! Stop by our blog every Monday to see how to make it your own!

Item of the Month: P. Taylor Shirts

The P. Taylor brand based in New York, provides classic button up shirts that provide style, function and fit in equal measure. Each handmade shirt is a blend of cotton and polyester or cotton and nylon for superb wearability.  The fabrics feel heavenly, travel perfectly and wash easily (machine-washable in cold water, hang to dry). With a rainbow of colors and styles to choose from, these shirts fit all body types.

Do not miss the opportunity to meet Priscilla Taylor herself at Dovecote Style’s P. Taylor Trunk Show on Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th. This will be your chance to see her entire line and pre-order for late Spring delivery.

Think 30s
Stylist: Emma
Photo: Left

A monochromatic look with lots of texture is fabulous for a gal on the go; it’s easy but also pulled together and allows for the most fun accessories. We’ve taken the best-selling Classic shirt in a charcoal gray  and paired with our favorite seasonal pant from Equestrian Designs, the Equi-Tight. We love the slimming patch on the inside of the knee in contrasting black which corresponds with the black and gray-taupe color blocking of the Cadence cross-body bag from Joanna Maxham. Cinch in the waist with a fur and knit vest courtesy of Linda Richards and top the outfit with a silky and colorful scarf from Suzi Roher–it really pops and so will you as you zip about your day.

Think 40s
Stylist: Marta
Photo: Right

Après-work cocktail chic personified. We love this modern take on the suit from Anarkh, using paper thin washable leather detailing and waxed cotton to add sheen. Our lipstick pink San Francisco shirt from P. Taylor looks amazing tucked in or left long for a more casual day-off look. The high quality and elegant hand of this fabric allows pockets to blend seamlessly into the drape of the fabric – another great feature emphasizing the versatility of this shirt. To accessorize, we’ve added a dainty necklace from Robin Haley and wide woven belt from Suzi Roher. To complete the ensemble, we have added the chic “Castaway” bag from Joanna Maxham in pebbled black leather that is roomy enough to house all of your office-to-drinks accessories!

Karri & Eric

Karri and Eric tied the knot on July 5, 2014. These newlyweds said their "I dos" in the Crabapple Gardens and danced the night away at the Fearrington Barn. How did you and your partner meet? After years of living 10 blocks apart from each other in New York City, it only took one day to meet through Match.com. Eric was encouraged by his sister to sign up after she met her husband through Match.com, and I was encouraged by my dad who was concerned about the quality of men lingering in... Full Post >

Joanna Maxham Handbags

We have a new line of handbags from Joanna Maxham in the shop and they are to die for! Boasting supple leather and unique shapes, these bags are just as beautiful as they are practical. Gorgeous colors and subtle details make them feel luxurious, but they're durable enough to wear every day. Having collaborated with small ateliers in Europe and having hand inspected each one, Joanna makes sure that each bag is perfect. This is definitely one of our very favorite accessories in... Full Post >

Dress Your Library

McIntyre's Books is here to help you stock your library with fantastic reads and to dress your reading room with locally crafted library furniture! Did you know that McIntyre's Books is the only authorized Gabby furniture dealer in the Triangle? Gabby furniture is made just outside of Hickory, North Carolina and prides itself of beautiful craftsmanship and quality. To learn more about Gabby furniture stop by McIntyre's and wander into the "literature room" to see how we cozy-ed up our... Full Post >

Marci & Weston

Weston and Marci tied the knot on August 30, 2014. These newlyweds said their "I dos" under the Pecan Trees, and danced the night away in the Fearrington Barn. How did you and your partner meet? We met in middle school down in Southern Pines, N.C. but never spoke until we had both graduated from college, despite even running on the same track and cross country teams! Weston attended Tulane University and I attended University of San Diego. Tell us about the engagement? Weston had... Full Post >

Wine for New Years

New Year's Eve means bubbles, conversation, and committing to resolutions that probably won't last more than a week. While I can't help you with your yearly goals, or give you any hot topics for conversation, I can help you pick out a nice bottle of sparkling wine that might make the aforementioned tasks a little easier to bear. Everything in life goes better with Champagne, and at the Goat we've made sure that there's plenty of Duval-Leroy Brut Champagne to be had.  If your tastes are... Full Post >