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Dovecote Style is a lifestyle boutique offering an ever-changing selection of chic apparel and accessories for women, as well as whimsical gifts and our Fearrington House to Home signature selection of jams, jellies and sauces. Check our blog often for tips, trends and what our in-house stylists are chatting about!

The Banker’s Shirt

We all know and love the crisp white shirt that keeps us cool and comfortable in all kinds of weather. How about adding a new twist with this year’s Banker’s Stripe shirt? The traditional men’s banker shirt features blue and white stripes, often with a plain white collar. Think Michael Douglas as Gordon Gecko in the movie Wall Street. For 2017, women’s fashion has adopted the look, but with a modern approach. Collars are not necessarily white and stripes are not always... Full Post >

Have a Meri Meri Spring!

As we awaken from winter’s slumber, spring’s soft breezes breathe new life into our hearts and homes. Flowers burst into bloom, birds sing their love songs, and we become inspired to refresh our surroundings with charming accessories that reflect the season. At Dovecote, we have selected the most precious pieces from Meri Meri of London, England just for you. The magic of this special line of cards and accessories began in 1985 from the kitchen table of Meredithe, whose childhood... Full Post >

Look, Layer, Love – The Statement Sleeve!

Some of our favorite collections are making a statement this spring with an eye catching element to complete the look that’s going to turn heads; bold statement sleeves are trending now! The Roxette The LAREIDA Roxette top compliments the wearer with a ruched boat neckline that gathers on the left shoulder into a bow, wearer tied, drawing the eye down the arm into the daintiest buttoned ¾ sleeve. The sleeves on the Roxette top invite the wearer to accessorize their exposed wrists while... Full Post >

Spring Wardrobe Winners

Ah spring! As with every new season, opportunities abound to clear out the closet to make room for new and exciting wardrobe additions. Here is our take on 2017’s winners that will replace older, out-of-date styles: Retire: Chandelier Earrings Try: Statement earrings that feature larger, sculptural elements in lightweight metals. Retire: Low Rise Jeans Try: High rise denim or khakis that flow from the natural waist in an easy leg fit. Not to be confused with frumpier “mom”... Full Post >

Warm Your Sweetheart

Valentine's Day is sneaking up around the corner this year as it always seems to do. Here at Dovecote, we have got the perfect gift. One of our go-to's for any gift, from a housewarming to a holiday, is a LAFCO candle. Made from soy paraffin, these are subtly scented and delivered in a delightful handblown glass vessel. We love to re-use the container when the candle has burned out - ninety hours later! The burn time is exceptional, but the scents and colors are equally fabulous. To... Full Post >

Wrapped Up in Love

Valentine's Day is just around the corner this year, and here at Dovecote, we have got the perfect gift for your special someone! A perennial favorite, the Matta scarf delights each of every one of its wearers. Spring or fall, bright or subdued, worn around the shoulders or the waist, the versatility of this piece is unparalleled. Each year, Matta comes out with new colorations and each year we think they can't be topped! For the festive holiday at hand, we love these scarves in shades of... Full Post >

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

As it always seems to do, Valentine's Day is sneaking up on us. We have the perfect gift for your sweetheart at Dovecote. Today, we're focusing on our fabulous multi-function clutch. If you've ever shopped at Dovecote (or know someone who does), you know about this handbag. It's a clutch, a wristlet, a shoulder bag, and a crossbody in one. It comes in every color under the sun. It contains pockets, spaces for your credit cards, and even a zippered pouch for loose change. It is, in a word,... Full Post >

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Valentine's Day is sneaking up around the corner this year as it always seems to do. At Dovecote, we have got the perfect gift. We focus a lot on the ladies here at the shop, but we haven't completely neglected the gents! For Valentine's Day, we love the idea of gifting a Collared Greens tie or bowtie! Certainly, we are partial to our custom Beltie pattern in red for the holiday, but we have several others that fit the bill. Whether it be striped, coral, or even a bold pink, we have plenty... Full Post >

Introducing Parker Smith Denim

At Dovecote, we strive to offer new and unique lines that you simply won’t come across often. In that spirit, we have searched high and low for "the perfect jean." At last, we have discovered them and are so excited to tell you all about our find! We are pleased to introduce you to Parker Smith. Founded in 2014, the company is the brainchild of CEO Mary Ellen Moschetti, who loved premium denim but struggled to find the right fit. She developed the line for contemporary-minded women of all... Full Post >

Caring for Cashmere

Winter has finally arrived here in North Carolina! There’s never been a better time to break out the cashmere than right now. But what’s the best way to care for these special knits? Contrary to popular belief, dry cleaning cashmere can actually be bad for the life of your sweater. The toxic chemicals used in dry cleaning can break down the fibers, and deodorant may cause discoloration. Hand-washing is the best and safest method for washing wool and cashmere – even blends. Just follow... Full Post >