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!

Step Into Spring

At Dovecote, we are always on the hunt for the best of the best and our newest spring shoe collection is no exception! From the softest leather flat to the most comfortable peep toe you’ll ever slip on, we have found four exceptional shoe lines to bring straight to you! Each shoe company has been selected based on their hand-crafted production, highest quality materials, and comfort features built into each shoe. Most are made in Italy in small family-owned factories by craftsmen who... Full Post >

April Showers

We love it when the rain falls in spring! From soft mists to the steady drumbeat of droplets hitting the ground, April’s showers are refreshing and nourishing to newly unfurled leaves and blossoming buds. When dashing between drops, we’ve stocked the most gorgeous umbrellas in bright florals and subtle leaf or feather patterns to keep you dry. Their “push to open” and “push to close” feature makes these bumble shoots easy to handle when getting in and out of cars and... Full Post >

Farmhouse Pottery

What comes to mind when you think of a farmhouse? I formerly resided in an old Carolina farmhouse about 30 minutes west of Fearrington Village, nestled on a small tree farm complete with a chicken coop and an abundant vegetable garden. Immediately following my arrival, the quaint country farmhouse instantly felt like home -- inviting, playful, functional, and charming. These words translate well to how I would describe our new pottery collection that has arrived in store. Farmhouse... Full Post >

Ice, Ice, Baby

We know, we know - so cheesy! But when blogging about ice . . . At Dovecote, we love a good artisan cocktail just as much as we love our fashion. And any good cocktail starts with the ice. You don't want it to water down your drink and you don't want it to be full of impurities, but you certainly don't want to do all the work involved either . . . did you catch the blog about ice from The Fearrington House Restaurant's Beverage and Service Director, Paula de Pano? Ice is serious... Full Post >

Binge Knitting

At Dovecote, we are always getting in something new! This spring has seen new designers in the shop for everything from shoes to shirts, jewelry to pants, scarves to handbags. So many beautiful artists to choose from, so we have quite the smattering! New to Dovecote this season is handbag line Binge Knitting. These pieces are handmade in Mexico with quality upcycled fabrics that have been recovered from the garment industry. We love their commitment to sustainability! These bags are... Full Post >

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 >