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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!

Q&A with Cara May

We were thrilled to chat with designer Cara May before her trunk show at Dovecote on Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st. Here is what she shared with us about the collection! What three words best describe your line? Artisanal, understated, deconstructed. What has been your inspiration this season? I have been doing quite a bit of hiking in the Great Craggy Mountains this summer. There is something magical about the native grasses and evergreen shrubs up there that all... Full Post >

Ruffled for Fall

We're eagerly anticipating fall at Dovecote Style, with new arrivals and trunk shows coming up soon! We have in store the most adorable lightweight flannel shirt by Bell. A beautiful flattering cut and a small ruffle on the cuff gives this top a wonderful feminine touch. The shirts are available in a variety of combinations - red with teal, grey with navy, or black with grey -- all with elbow patches. A perfect transition piece for Fall. Pair with a great pair of jeans and... Full Post >

Must-Haves for New Moms

Here at Dovecote, you'll find a little something for everyone. Whether you're shopping for your fashionista friend, your fabulous cook of a neighbor, or your dog-loving dad, something in the store is sure to be up their alley! Or maybe you embody a little bit of all those people too. And maybe you just had a baby. And maybe you still want to feel chic while also being practical. We've got you covered. High quality cotton t-shirts from Wilt that can be washed to death (and still look... Full Post >

Toast Time!

At Dovecote, if we're not discussing fashion then we are definitely discussing food. Staying atop the latest trends is important in both couture and cuisine, and we are very on board the toast trend. Avocado toast, gluten free toast, sinful French toast, you name it, we are fans. Which is why we love our new toast cookbooks! A toast cookbook sounds silly until you read one and your eyes are opened to the magical world of toast. Toppings we would have never dreamed of, innovative cooking... Full Post >

The Best Necklace for Each Neckline

Here at Dovecote, we are huge fans of accessorizing. But there's definitely a way to do it right. And a way to do it wrong. Pairing necklaces (lengths, colors, materials) with the wrong neckline can throw off a perfectly good look. Use this as a handy cheat sheet so you'll always look impeccable! With a turtleneck, wear a long, dangly necklace. It elongates the whole body. We love ones from Diane Cotton and Lele Sadoughi. With a collared shirt, our go-to is Fairchild-Baldwin. The... Full Post >

Matta Scarves

Here at Dovecote, we definitely play favorites. Matta New York, year after year, remains one of ours. These silk and cotton scarves are hand dyed, hand loomed, and hand made. Each of the (320!) tassels are tied, one by one, by hand. It takes several days and several people to make just one scarf. Founder Christina Gitti uses her travels as inspiration for the beautiful colors that grace our shop each season. Colors like Malibu, Wisteria, Slate, Cumin and Emerald are stunning and perfect... Full Post >

Up Your Cocktail Game

Inspired by the tasty handcrafted cocktails featured at The Fearrington House Restaurant or The Granary? So are we. These are truly works of art and though we could never replicate such stunners, we can come close thanks to some bartending accessories new at Dovecote. Molds from Peak Ice Works act as the base for your specialty drink. We have two; one makes massive cubes and the other makes crushed ice (it's much easier than crushing it yourself!) We love these because they keep our drink... Full Post >

What to Buy Right Now: A Perfect Cover Up

Whether you live in the sizzling South or summer in the Hamptons, soaring temps and sunny days will surely require a cover up or two. At Dovecote, we offer a few fresh ideas for smart summer dressing that go perfectly with your best warm weather accessory—sunscreen! Sun and Sea Protect yourself from too much sun by popping a BoHo chic tunic from Roberta Roller Rabbit over that bathing suit. Long sleeves and sheer fabric make for a cool and comfortable way to avoid over exposure. Add a... Full Post >

Sale into Summer

Here at Dovecote, it's a rare occasion indeed to have a sale. But the time has come. We are offering 30-50% off great pieces that you can wear this season and use to transition into the next! From timeless summer linens by CP Shades to featherweight cashmere by Kinross and Magaschoni, we are offering great savings on all your favorites. Silk tees from Bruno Manetti? Check. Tailored trousers from QL2? Gotcha covered. Sheath dresses, structured blazers, colorful clutches? The gang's all... Full Post >

Fourth of July

Whether you’re entertaining or merely partaking in various patriotic festivities, the Fourth of July always gives us an excuse to dress in a fun way. We love a printed Krazy Larry pant paired with a Wilt tee and a bold Matta scarf. If you’re entertaining, we suggest investing in a classic cookbook such as the one we carry in the store, chock full of deviled egg ideas! Deviled eggs, prepared any way, are THE perfect party snack. We also love these clever steak markers, perfect for a... Full Post >