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The Darling Blog

Welcome to The Darling Blog, a life and style blog by the owner of Darling Boutique, Linnea White. Darling is passionate about empowering women and inspiring strength through fashion to restore dignity and true beauty. Enjoy outfit inspiration and style tips, featured #darlingfinds, local collaborations, and so much more. Live the Darling lifestyle - an altogether beautiful life.

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Virginia Film Festival Style: Two Looks for Two VFF Ladies

Linnea White

From Cannes to Charlottesville, New York to LA,  from fashion to film, the season of the film festival is an exciting one. And it’s that time of year in Charlottesville! The Virginia Film Festival begins today, November 1, and runs through Sunday, November 4. The VFF brings the best of international, domestic, and local films to the theaters of Charlottesville every year. For the 4th year in a row, Darling is partnering with the festival to bring you the best of Virginia’s film festival style.

This year, Darling's owner Linnea styled two ladies from the VFF staff - Production Coordinator Rebecca Malaret and Communications Manager Chandler Ferrebee. Aren't they darling?!

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Counter-Culture, Consumption, and a Secondhand Solution

Linnea White

We're excited to share this style collaboration with local ethical blogger, Leah Wise of Style Wise Blog. We finally got to explore together why we believe in the secondhand solution! "We thought it would be fun to show how shopping ethically through secondhand purchases can result in creative, bright, offbeat style that runs counter to the current neutral-minimalist aesthetic. There is room for everyone in this movement." - via Leah's full post on her blog

Check out all the shots below by Tristan Williams of our collaboration with Leah, and be sure to check out her blog! It's an incredible resource for all things ethical and sustainable consuming. I've loved getting to know Leah, and learning so much from her, including our conversation on Earth Day of conscious consuming and Fashion Revolution Week.

We love this quote from Leah about secondhand shopping:

"At the end of the day, we are all responsible for making our own decisions, and we really can't hold other people accountable for how we decide to prioritize ethical credentials. But secondhand makes a lot of sense! It's abundant; readily available at consignment shops, thrift stores, swaps, and online marketplaces; and helps us refuse to buy into the idea that all purchases must be overtly entwined in our moral decision making. Secondhand shopping is smart and eco-friendly, yes, but it is, above all, pragmatic."

Read Leah's full post over on her blog - Style Wise.

Secondhand Solution | Photo by Tristan Williams

Styled byLinnea White, shop owner, in collaboration with Leah Wise of Style Wise / Modeled by Leah // Photography by Tristan Williams

Secondhand Solution | Photo by Tristan Williams

Secondhand Solution | Photo by Tristan Williams

Secondhand Solution | Photo by Tristan Williams

Secondhand Solution | Photo by Tristan Williams

Secondhand Solution | Photo by Tristan Williams

An Earth Day Conversation on Conscious Consuming

Linnea White

Happy Earth Day, darlings! Stop and smell the flowers - and the #fashionrevolution - today. Take some time to educate yourself on the benefits of slow fashion, of supporting sustainable fashion companies and practices (like shopping consignment!). We spent some time chatting with Leah Wise of the Style Wise Blog today at Common House for an Earth Day Conversation on Conscious Consuming. Check it out!

Conscious Consuming

We love this “Journey of a Shirt” clothing education tool created by @stylewiseblog - so simple yet effective! ♻♻♻

Changing the world starts with YOU! ✨

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Mobile users can access the video here.

First Street Fashion Show Recap

Linnea White

ICYMI... we hosted our very first First Street Fashion Show this Sunday, April 8, right on First Street! To get all your Spring style inspo to blossom, we collaborated with our neighbors - Roxie Daisy, Eg, and Jean Theory - for a fun style event.

First Street Fashion Show Recap | Photo by Tristan Williams

Shop these darling looks and so much more incredible Spring fashion at #darlingcville! Individual look details below.

On Angel | Rich Textures Meets Proportions

For beautiful Angel, we played with varying layers for dramatic proportions (that tunic!) and creamy textures for a rich combination of patterns you can feel with your eyes. And when you have an adorable corgi like Arwyn, what other accessory do you need?!

Modeled by Angel Graces + Arwyn the corgi / Styled Linnea White, Shop Owner // Photography by Tristan Williams

#darlingfinds on Angel | Consignment Finds: Hei Hei (Anthropologie) jacket, size XS, $38 / HD in Paris (Anthropologie) tunic, size M, $28 / Loft pants, size 12, $22 / Toms wedges, size 9, $26 // Locally-made Finds: Pan & Tea fiber tassel earrings, $30, and Adjustable Agate Slice Neckace, $35

First Street Fashion Show Recap | Photo by Tristan Williams

First Street Fashion Show Recap | Photo by Tristan Williams

First Street Fashion Show Recap | Photo by Tristan Williams

First Street Fashion Show Recap | Photo by Tristan Williams

Is Arwyn the Corgi not the cutest accessory you ever did see?!

On Hannah | Pattern Play Meets Layers

For darling Hannah, we went for a playful mix of patterns and layers for a flirty casual vibe. We dressed down the look with a flowy vest and go-to booties for any Spring romp in the sunshine! She looked so darling!

First Street Fashion Show Recap | Photo by Tristan Williams

Modeled by Hannah / Styled Linnea White, Shop Owner // Photography by Tristan Williams

#darlingfinds on Hannah | Consignment Finds: Maeve (Anthropologie) dress, size XS, $44 (SOLD) / Deletta top, size XS, $22 / Pants Store vest, O/S, $20 / Target booties, size 9, $12 // Locally-made Finds: Free Range & Feral Aztec collar, $32, and hoops, $28

First Street Fashion Show Recap | Photo by Tristan Williams

First Street Fashion Show Recap | Photo by Tristan Williams

First Street Fashion Show Recap | Photo by Tristan Williams

First Street Fashion Show Recap | Photo by Tristan Williams

On Sarah | Classic Meets Retro

For stunning Sarah, we created a playful combination of classics and unique pieces for a retro vibe. Take an A-line dress and go-to jean jacket and play it up a notch by adding a fun scarf, statement stunnies, and a sassy pair of heels. The easy way to pattern play? Keep it in the same color palette!

First Street Fashion Show Recap | Photo by Tristan Williams

Modeled by Sarah / Styled Linnea White, Shop Owner // Photography by Tristan Williams

#darlingfinds on Sarah | Consignment Finds: Milly dress, size 8, $150 / J. Crew jean jacket, size small, $40 / Jil Sander heels, size 8 1/2, $88 / Kate Spade silk scarf, $32 // Locally-made Finds: Pan & Tea brass sprinkled arc earrings, $32

First Street Fashion Show Recap | Photo by Tristan Williams

First Street Fashion Show Recap | Photo by Tristan Williams

First Street Fashion Show Recap | Photo by Tristan Williams

First Street Fashion Show Recap | Photo by Tristan Williams

Thanks again to our incredible neighbors - Roxie Daisy, EG, and Jean Theory - for collaborating on this first ever First Street Fashion Show! And special thanks to our main squeeze, Tristan Williams, for photography boss-ness, Aleen Carey for being the best MC ever, and The Southern Cville for helping out with sound!