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long sleeve clarice shirt in white


I love a great shirt. Whether classically tailored or more on the novel side, the key components for me are perfect fit and fabulous fabric. I maintain an edited stable of white shirts in my closet, and the pieces that carry over from season to season are those that fit the best, flattered the most, felt the most luxurious against my skin, wrinkled the least, and held up through a season of wear and laundering.

I always have a few “special occasion” shirts in my mix, but honestly, I rarely reach for them as my life is way more about practicality. You can look great and still be practical if the fit and fabric are spot on.

I purchased an amazing white shirt over twenty years ago that I still love and wear, and my search for something similar for the shop led me to Hinson Wu in NY when he launched his eponymous collection in the Fall of 2016. Upon discovering he actually designed the very shirt I own and love when he worked for another company, I knew we had just struck gold.

This marks our third season with Hinson, who understands fit and a woman’s shape better than anyone I have ever worked with. He has taken figure “issues” and through his knowledge of pattern-making and the art of proportion, has designed the most flattering silhouettes for every shape. Simple, elegant and beautifully crafted from fabrics selected for their exquisite hand and luxurious texture, Hinson has developed many of his own fabrications to perform like a dream (as in a luxe “Wash, Dry & Go” – no-wrinkle/no iron cotton!) I wore Hinson’s luxe cotton fitted “Clarice” shirt under a cashmere sweater fastened in a seatbelt most of the day while traveling, and upon removing my sweater that evening, not one wrinkle. Remarkable for a cotton that feels this luxurious.

Hinson’s line-up for Fall includes two brilliant versions of a layering piece many of us remember as a “dickey,” for occasions when you want the look of a shirt under a sweater without the added bulk (or warmth for those of us who run “hot” much of the time!) Hinson’s “Emma” sports a beautiful black or white crisp collar on a luxe jersey body, while “Lea” includes a collar and shirttail for a relaxed untucked look as well as additional coverage. Both are must-haves!

It is always an honor to welcome Hinson to Dovecote. Not only is he a fabulous designer, textile master and fitter extraordinaire, he is truly one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Join us today and Saturday as we delight in what he has in store for us this season!

Trust me…..you’ll love this collection!


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Caroline & Derek’s Fearrington Wedding

Caroline and Derek tied the knot in the gardens under the willow oaks and then danced the night away in the barn. They had such a lovely day, despite a surprise rain storm! How did you and your partner meet? We met at a summer leadership camp with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. We were both camp counselors for teams of high school students. After a week of hanging out and serving together...

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Meet Roz and Kelly

Roz and Kelly Kerins moved to the Millcreek neighborhood in Fearrington Village last year. Learn more about why they chose to build in Fearrington Village. What brought you to Fearrington Village? We were drawn to Fearrington for many reasons. Geographically it was ideal because it is relatively close to the ocean and the mountains, and more importantly it is a very progressive, artistic,...

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Edmond Fallot Mustards at Nest

Edmond Fallot Mustards at Nest

Come by to see our new selection of Edmond Fallot Mustards. This family owned company produces some of the finest mustards around. Made in France, they will jazz up any party. We have a wide variety of flavors in stock. These mustards are good enough to eat out of the jar or on a fresh baguette. Add a little bit of vinegar for a wonderful salad dressing. The possibilities are endless. See you...

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Summer Clearance

The Spa at Fearrington is having a Summer Clearance Sale. We are getting ready for the fall season to arrive so we will be clearing out some of our fabulous clothing. Frank & Eileen lounge wear, PJ Harlow tanks, Barefoot Dreams pajama sets and Eberjey camisoles are a few of the items we will have on sale for 50% off. Stop into the shop at The Spa at Fearrington and check out these fantastic...

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TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: straw accessories

My love for straw goes back to grass mats on the floor of a summer cabin in Maine during my childhood, the little Nantucket baskets women carried as purses, and picnics served from hampers set on rocky outposts by the water. Straw has always been synonymous with my idea of chic, relaxed style. I  live on a lake in the north Georgia mountains and if you glance around our house, regardless of...

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