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Darling is a curated boutique offering women’s consignment and handmade local artisan goods, with new arrivals every week.

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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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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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UVA Game Day Outfit

Linnea White

Hoo's getting ready for Fall and picking out that UVa Game Day outfit? We are! This navy Anthropologie bomber jacket is the perfect Fall layer for game day. Throw it over something orange, like this on-trend button front A-line skirt, and a pair of white kicks or boots, like these classic Campus Frye boots.

Shhhh... don't tell anyone. Abby actually went to JMU (Class of 2017!). And dressing her up in orange and blue (my alma mater - Go Hoos!) was super fun. She was a trooper, and looked absolutely darling in her UVA game day outfit.

This University of Virginia alumnus, female-owned business is bringing you the very Best of C-VILLE when it comes to consignment and locally-made goods! Come check out #darlingcville and shop for Fall. Show us your UVa ID for a special 10% off this weekend - and all Home Game Weekends!

Now Hoos ready to tailgate on the Lawn?!

UVA Game Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

On Abby | Secondhand pieces: Topshop tshirt, size 4, $12 / Gap skirt, size 2, $18 / Saturday Sunday jacket, size XS, $38 / Frye campus boots, size 6, $140 / Sunglasses, $10 // Locally-made pieces: Onastazia engraved necklaces - Virginia long necklace, $48, UVA short necklace, $38, or UVA coordinates bar necklace, $50 / The Artful Sojourn Virginia state outline necklace, $20 / Pips & Co. orange studs, $10

Photography by Tristan Williams | Styled by shop owner, Linnea White | Modeled by Darling Intern, Abby Brereton

UVA Game Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

UVA Game Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

UVA Game Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Best of Cville 2016 + Exciting News

Linnea White

Best Secondhand Clothing Store 2016 & 2015

We are filled with gratitude, because our darling community voted us the Best Secondhand Clothing Store in Cville for the second consecutive year! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting this little shop, and a big thank you to the many consignors and local artisans that make the shop the very best.

View the C-VILLE Weekly Shopping winners, including yours truly »

Drum Roll, Please...

A little over a year ago, in March of 2015, we became the co-owners of this darling shop, and joined the amazing community of small businesses and local life on the Downtown Mall. This Summer, Megan made the (bittersweet!) decision to move on from Darling to pursue nursing school. Linnea is now the sole owner of the shop, and thrilled to keep bringing consistent, high quality consignment and local artisans goods to the Charlottesville community.

We thank you endlessly for your support as consignors, customers, and friends. And, now, without further ado, The Darling Duet is signing off. Thank you for an incredible year.

Humbly and joyfully, Linnea & Megan

P.S. Stay tuned for future announcements about new services, local artisans, and even a revamped blog! It's an exciting new chapter for DarlingBoutique!

Best of C-VILLE 2016: Vote for Darling!

Linnea White

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We're so excited to be nominated for C-VILLE Weekly's Best Of C-VILLE 2016! Thank you to everyone who nominated us. We are officially on the ballot for Best Secondhand Clothing Store & Best Place for A Date-Night Outfit. We've been so honored to carry the title Best Consignment Shop this past year, and need your help to keep it this year. Thank you for all of your support! We appreciate your votes! Voting is open through July 2, so visit http://www.c-ville.com/vote/retail/ to vote for Darling under Best Secondhand Store in the Shopping category.

Best of C-ville 2016Here are the easy steps to cast your vote:

  1. Visit http://www.c-ville.com/vote/retail.
  2. Create a log-in, or log in if you are already registered (which you are if you nominated us!).
  3. Vote for Darling in the Shopping category for Best Secondhand Clothing Store and Best Place for a Date-Night Outfit.
  4. You are allowed to vote one time each day, so be sure to log back in regularly to keep voting for us and watch our progress!

Spread the word! Share this post! Share our post on our Facebook page! We need everyone's help to WIN the title Best Secondhand Clothing Store in Charlottesville for a second consecutive year!

Thank you, darlings!

xo, Linnea & Megan

 

Dressing Up with Darling: Peace, Love, and Best Of

Linnea White

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Last Friday, we celebrated our Best of C-VILLE win for Best Consignment Store. The theme was Peace, Love, and Best of, so naturally we wanted to dress for the party in the spirit of a 1969 flower chip. Cue Woodstock vibes. With flowers both foraged and courtesy of Hope Zielter, local floral designer, we put on our best 60's flower child frocks and donned our handmade flower crowns for a night of revelry. Thank you again to everyone and who voted for us!

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Photography by Scott Tiernan