Mckinney, Texas Style: Cotton Hearts Boutique
In 1996, long before the downtown square became the popular culture hub and shopping Mecca of McKinney, Texas that it is today, Dorie Helsley opened Cotton Hearts. The 400 square foot space in the old Ritz Theater building on Louisiana Street is packed with high quality cotton garments, all influenced by Dorie’s own comfortable, bohemian style. Brand names like Michael Stars, CP Shades and Johnny Was can all be found at Cotton Hearts, along with slips, jewelry, tanks and scarves.
You may remember several style features I published two summers ago, a series on Sofia Italian silk dresses, as well as colorful swimsuit coverups–all found at Cotton Hearts. When I say Cotton Hearts is a staple in the McKinney Style scene, it is absolute truth. Although I find myself on the downtown McKinney Square almost weekly, I really enjoy following Cotton Hearts on Instagram for style inspiration and to shop their new arrivals. The softest t-shirts known to man, flow-y floral dresses and perfectly fitting jeans are some of my favorite pieces to find at Dorie’s cotton shop. Every once in a while she will accessorize with shoes from Pumps (right next door!) which is always fun to see.
Curious about my current favorites? Well the gray Texas Forever will most likely become second skin for me this summer. The white Johnny Was embroidered dress is gauzy and looks very cool for warm evening dinners on the patio. And a colorful tassel necklace will the be the perfect topper for any outfit I chose to wear, weather pool-side or in a meeting.
Run on over to Cotton Hearts this week and pick up some of my favorite summer staples. If you are headed somewhere tropical, Cotton Hearts is the perfect place to shop for vacay-worthy style. If you are staying put in McKinney, Texas this summer I love Dorie’s graphic T-shirts for casual comfort and a bit of wit!
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