Transformation Tuesday

It’s barely November, but it’s already starting to look a lot like Christmas which means it’s time to start shop for all those holiday parties! As an early gift for you, we’ve got double the transformation! And, we were so excited about both looks, that we are leaving out the “before” and celebrating only the “afters.”

First up we have a look inspired by the magnificent (and Maleficient) darkness of Halloween. A vest with leather detail reminiscent of ravens, sumptuous leather leggings and a crisp white shirt with just enough intricacy to be special. Pair this relatively simple black and white look with tons of jewelry and some witchy wedges and enjoy the bracing coolness of late fall.

And for seconds, the perfect look for any holiday party this season is simple — throw on this perfect Magaschoni party dress and you’re done! Enough leather accents to subdue the girlishness of the flouncy skirt and enough texture to beat out just another LBD. Pair it with sparkles or a splash of festive red and you’re well on your way to a night of fashion and fun.

There’s not much more that needs to be said, if you want effortless style, we’ve got it here at Dovecote.

Holiday Pies at The Goat!

What better way to give thanks this Thanksgiving than with homemade pies? Chef Colin Bedford and team will be baking classic pies perfect for your holiday meal finale! Each pie serves approximately 4-6 guests. Stop by The Goat to place your pie order or call 919.545.5717. Don't forget to try the wine pairings suggested by The Goat's wine guru Xavyer Burroughs! PIE MENU Apple & Cinnamon Pie with Crumble Topping  $21 Wine Pairing: Domaine Pacory Poire Domfront Sparkling Pear Cider... Full Post >

Erin & Jason

Erin and Jason tied the knot on March 16, 2014. These newlyweds said their "I dos" at the Garden Terrace, and danced the night away in the Fearrington Barn. How did you and your partner meet? Jason and I met in 2008 while we were both working at an international school near Dusseldorf, Germany. I was teaching second grade, and Jason was part of the school’s administrative team. I was actually introduced to him the day after I arrived in Germany. A complete nervous wreck from the plane... Full Post >

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... Full Post >

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 >