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


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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Farmer's Market Style: Free People

Linnea White


There's something magical about Free People style, something that spurs creativity with one look at a dress. This dress came into the shop just moments before our shoot, and in a whirl of inspiration, this outfit was in front of the camera shouting, "Hey, Summer, let's go to the farmer's market!" Cuz every Cville gal needs some farmer's market style.

Inspired by the effervescent Free People boho style and the vintage charm of this straw picnic basket, I put together a look that makes my heart soar to a green pasture filled with blooms and a quilted spread for sky-gazing (sound familiar?). This picnic basket is the perfect basket for picking up blooms and fresh goodies from the city farmer's market on Saturday mornings (right across Water street from our little shop).

This Free People dress is pure sunshine, vibrant and airy, ready for those Summer adventures. With a dress this perfect, keep the accessories simple, throw on a fun lip color, and get ready to frolic. A big sun hat never hurt anyone either.

And that's where our local artisans come in. With a simple(y) stunning necklace by Dinosaur Toes and this engraved "Be Free" brass cuff by Nested Sparrow Designs, the dress was accentuated without getting weighed down with accessories. And we haven't met one hot Summer day that isn't a perfect match for our newest red lipstick by Kitsune's Closet, Fiesta.

Be Free, darling. Be free to buy yourself flowers (and maybe a few tacos and coffee) at the market.

Farmer's Market Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

On Linnea | Secondhand pieces: Free People dress, 4, $36 / Mossimo wedges, $12 / Straw hat, $16 / Picnic basket, $22 // Local artisan pieces: Dinosaur Toes necklace, $28 / Nested Sparrow "be free" bracelet, $22 / Kitsune’s Closet Fiesta lipstick, $10

Shop these items and more at Darling Boutique, located on Charlottesville’s downtown mall!

Styled & Modeled by Linnea White / Photography by Megan Tiernan

Farmer's Market Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Farmer's Market Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Farmer's Market Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Farmer's Market Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Farmer's Market Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Farmer's Market Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Farmer's Market Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Farmer's Market Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Farmer's Market Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Farmer's Market Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Color Trends: Pantone 2016

Linnea White


The first day of Spring is just a few days away (March 20), and despite the threat of colder temperatures on Sunday, we're still rooting for Spring. Maybe if we do a little dance with flowers in our hair, the warm Spring weather will finally be here to stay. In the mean time, we'll embrace the Spring color trends of 2016, and start transporting ourselves to warm, sunny days. For all the stylish darlings out there, we're dishing out this year's Spring Pantone Color Report. This season, the focus is on optimistic hues, beautifully balancing quiet stability with exuberant whimsy.

"Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves." - Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute

Pantone 2016 Color of the Year

The foundational colors of this season and the year: Rose Quartz (a pale pink) and Serenity (a light periwinkle blue). Grounding the array of colors, these two hues blend together seamlessly, lending a serene, light-heartedness to the palette.

Spring Color Trends: Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone Top 10 Spring Colors

The SS16 palette is whimsical and playful, with a common thread: "the desire to breathe and reflect, then play."

The Spring palette is rooted by soothing tones and neutrals - the blushing calm of Rose Quartz, weightless transcendence of Serenity, tranquil aqua of Limpet Shell, subtle base of Lilac Gray, and transitional neutral of Iced Coffee.

In contrast to the calming tones of the palette, vivid brights include warm, playful Peach Echo, energetic Snorkel Blue, happy, vibrant Buttercup, fiery, sassy Fiesta, and nature-inspired, exploratory Green Flash.

Spring Color Trends: Pantone SS16 Color Report

How to Wear Rose Quartz

This blushing pink pairs perfectly with not just its color sister, Serenity, but also with everything from black and white, navy and grey, to light browns and Marsala, the Pantone 2015 Color of the Year.

Spring Color Trends: Rose Quartz Pantone Outfit

How to Wear Serenity Blue

The peaceful, airy tone of this blue is relaxed and easy, and pairs well with shades of white, navy, blush pink, taupe, charcoal, and rust.

Get Vibrant

Embrace the vibrant, playful brights of the season. Basically, embrace color. And pair those bold, whimsical prints with the ethereal neutrals of the season.

Spring Color Trends: Peach Echo Pantone Outfit

Stay tuned for a Spring-hued styled shoot featuring the new Spring makeup lineup by Kitsune's Closet! See sneak preview pictures of her products below.

Spring Color Trends: Kitsune's Closet Lipstick Palettes

Spring Color Trends: Kitsune's Closet Eyeshadow Palettes

[Source: Pantone SS16 Color Report]