At Dovecote

Dovecote is a lifestyle boutique offering an ever-changing selection of chic apparel for both men and women,  accessories, home décor and gifts for every occasion.

Transformation Tuesday

We have a guest model this Tuesday, all the way from California. To highlight that cool California style, we pulled together two different looks for this west coast beauty. For our first look we paired the timeless Stonington shirt from P. Taylor in olive green with this breathtaking wire mesh belt from Sarah Cavender. This belt defines statement piece, made from metal mesh that you can wear around your waist or as a wrap around your shoulders. Our featured model  repurposed a Kinross... Full Post >

Holiday Packing Tips

I have found that a little forethought ensures my holiday travel stays full of good cheer! Here are a few of my tried-and-true packing tips for travel during the busiest time of the year. Make a list and check it twice! Thinking it through not only helps me pack more efficiently, but putting it on paper gives me a reference sheet that can be edited for future travel. I have also found that I forget a lot less by having a checklist! Double-duty Decide on a color scheme and pack key... Full Post >

Holiday Decor

If our smart and stylish customers are any indication, it's never too early to get into the holiday spirit! We have some really beautiful and festive adornments to deck your halls. From sweet yuletide mouse ornaments to delicate evergreen wreaths, we have special pieces that will make your house calm and bright. They say that smell is the strongest of the senses and we agree! Light one of our holiday candles and you'll be immediately taken back to that night-before-Christmas excitement.... Full Post >

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... 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 >

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 >