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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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Film Festival Street Style + Shop Girl Film Picks

Linnea White

It’s my favorite weekend of the year in Charlottesville! Or one of them. In my top 5 - definitely. And my sartorial moment of film festival street style. I love The Virginia Film Festival, and have attended every year since I was a 4th year student at UVa – that's 10 years in a row! It's been an incredible decade of celebrating film - local and international. Here's my list of film picks for this year's festival!

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Holiday Style Inspiration: Featuring the Darling Movie Makeover Winner

Linnea White

Throw on some sequins and sparkle, darlings. For a little Holiday style inspiration, here's our fun shoot with the Darling Movie Makeover Winner from The Virginia Film Festival weekend in November. With Christmas just a week away, and NYE right around the corner, it's time to get your Holiday style set. Lucky for you, adding affordable, stylish, on-trend pieces to your wardrobe just got easier. At Darling, we have tons of sparkling dresses, tops, skirts, jackets, and more for your holiday parties ahead - all at consignment prices.

This Rachel Zoe sequin dress is all sorts of sexy, taking the Little Black Dress to a whole new - fun - place. With a modest hem length and cap sleeve, the draped, open back becomes the centerpiece of sexy, with a sequin sheen of glam. Add a fun pair of heels, like these J. Crew leopard print heels, for a spicy addition. Keep the accessories simple and streamlined, like the locally made sterling silver threader earrings, because a dress like this is doing ALL the talking.

A SPECIAL THANKS to Sarah Hatch for the beautiful hair and make up for our giveaway winner, Katie Bean. And to the man himself, Tristan Williams, for snapping some gorgeous rainy evening pictures on the Downtown Mall.

On Katie | Consignment Finds: Rachel Zoe dress, size 6, $140 (now half off!) / J. Crew leopard heels, size 7, $50 (now half off!) / / Locally Made Darling Artisan Finds: Little Paper Crane, sterling silver threader earrings, $25

Photography by Tristan Williams | Styled by shop owner, Linnea White | Modeled by Darling giveaway winner, Katie Bean

Behind the Scenes with hair and makeup artist, Sarah Hatch

 

Virginia Film Festival Shop Girl Style

Linnea White

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It's my favorite weekend of the year! Or one of them. Top 5. For sure. I love The Virginia Film Festival, and have attended every year since I was a 4th year student at UVa - 8 years in a row! I recently styled a wild and warm outfit for the weekend's festivities, showing a little Virginia Film Festival Shop Girl Style for film-hopping and shop-girling.

My VFF Picks

I always try to see as many films as possible when the Virginia Film Festival arrives, and this year, they do not disappoint with an incredible line-up for their 30th Anniversary festival. It's so hard to pick! But here is my list of films I'll be seeing this weekend.

What films are you seeing this weekend, darlings?

Virginia Film Festival Shop Girl Style | Get Wild (and Warm)

First of all, the teddy (or pile) coat trend makes my heart super happy. I found this gem at T.J. Maxx recently for under $30! And it's the most huggable coat ever. People just want to touch me and hug me when I wear it. It's not me. It's the coat. Just look at it.

Besides the incredible coat, my outfit inspiration came from my "Where the Wild Things Are" tee I recently acquired at the shop. It quickly became a new fav, and has inspired me to get wild with my style. I layered started with my favorite pair of high-waisted black jeans (Free People, scored at Darling last year) and the graphic tee, and went from there, adding to the base a pair of OTK boots (another incredible new score from the shop) and my tried-and-true leather jacket from Anthropologie a while back. Oh, and of course my seeing goggles, because I can't see a movie without them. I'll also look very intellectual during the festival due to my poor vision, which is an added bonus.

I threw the teddy coat over the leather jacket ensemble, and I had a perfectly warm and wild outfit for the festival weekend.

Virginia Film Festival Shop Girl Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

OUTFIT DETAILS | Linnea's Darling finds :: "Where the Wild Things Are" tee, Junk Food Clothing / Free People black jeans / OTK boots, Charlotte Russe / Vintage Coach bag / Emily Warden Designs geo stud earrings / Dinosaur Toes ring & Made by Bees stacking rings // Other pieces from Linnea's closet :: Anthropologie vegan leather jacket / Sanctuary Clothing teddy coat, via T.J. Maxx

Virginia Film Festival Shop Girl Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

Virginia Film Festival Shop Girl Style | Photo by Tristan Williams