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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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The Perfect Pie Day: Thanksgiving Style

Linnea White

This collaboration was much anticipated by the Darling team. We tried to ignore the rumbling in our tummies as we rummaged the racks for our perfect Thanksgiving Style outfits. This past weekend, the perfect pie weather descended upon Charlottesville, and we made our way up to 4th Street to The Pie Chest for a little pre-Thanksgiving pie - in Darling style. Because you can never have too much pie.

As diverse as the pies were before us on the table are these darling gals modeling the clothes for you. What fun to style outfits for these unique, one-of-a-kind beauties! And for this styled shoot, it was all about that Fall fashion - Thanksgiving edition.

When a feast is on the books, I say a dress is the way to go - something stretchy, flowy, and still adorable. Leave the control top tights in the drawer, and throw on a cozy sweater. (Layers are also key for those body temperature shifts during digestion.) Or, you can always opt for a billowy blouse and cute pants (easily unbuttoned) for that table-side style. Whatever you choose, let your individual darling style shine, adding flavors and colors to the Smörgåsbord on the table.

May your holiday be filled with joyous laughter, tranquil rest, and a full heart. It's time to gather together!

Thanksgiving Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

Styled by Linnea White, Shop Owner // Photography by Tristan Williams // Modeled by Linnea, Meredyth Mason, Autumn Brooke Guckert, and Christina Webb (Pictured Left to Right)

Huge shout out to The Pie Chest and Lone Light Coffee for their hospitality, delicious pie plates, and down right beautiful hot cocoa. We loved featuring your darling little shop for this fun styled shoot. Here's to 1st Street and 4th Street!

Thanksgiving Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

On Christina | Secondhand pieces: Pilcro and The Letterpress (Anthropologie) corduroy pants, 6, $36 / Ovi top, M, $14 / Gap jacket, S, $32 / Restricted Oxford heels, 8 1/2, $48 // Local Artisan pieces: Pan&Tea choker, $22, and tassel earrings, $25

Thanksgiving Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

On Meredyth | Secondhand pieces: Free People jacket, XS, $78 / Maeve (Anthropologie), S, $38 / Qupid booties, 7, $16 / Kate Spade bag, $100 // Local Artisan pieces: Thistle & Lark bird necklace, $18

Thanksgiving Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

On Linnea | Secondhand pieces: Ganni (Anthropologie) dress, S, $54 / J. Crew lace up heels, 9, $54 / Joie cardigan, M, $78 / Helen Kaminski felt hat, $68 // Local Artisan pieces: Little Paper Crane radiance necklace, $38 / Petaline leather clutch, $50 / Kitsune’s Closet Noir Red lipstick, $10, and Storm nail polish, $7.50

Thanksgiving Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

On Autumn | Secondhand pieces: Free People dress, S, $48 / Community wool sweater, XXS, $48 / Frye over the knee boots, 8, $200 // Local Artisan pieces: Free Range & Feral fringe convertible carpet bag, $110

Thanksgiving Style | 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!

Spring Florals: Wearing Prints

Linnea White

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The first day of Spring is right around the corner, and the shop is bursting with colorful frocks and Spring florals. Spring is my favorite season, from the fashion to the weather, it's a season of such blossoming joy. Spring blossoms make my heart sing, and when I get to wear those blossoms all day, I'm walking on sunshine.

This floral blouse from Loft became the centerpiece of a Spring florals look, paired perfectly with this high waisted midi skirt by ASOS. Crisp colors and bright hues for the season ahead.

To accessorize the look, I pulled a few pieces from our local artisans, including a new lipstick color coming to the shop soon by Kitsune's Closet.

This season, don't shy away from wearing prints or bold colors. Take a cue from nature when it comes to your wardrobe: Embrace the blossoms, the exuberant joy of the season, and reflect the beauty of the season!

Spring Florals | Photo by Megan Tiernan

On Linnea: Loft blouse, $20 / ASOS midi skirt, $29 / Kanna wedges, $36 Local Artisan Pieces: Dinosaur Toes brass cuff, $18 / Girls Day Out necklace, $28, and gold flower earrings, $28 / Kitsune’s Closet lipstick in a new Spring hue, coming soon to the shop!

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

Styled by Linnea White / Photography by Megan Tiernan

Spring Florals | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Florals | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Florals | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Florals | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Florals | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Vest Weather | Dressing Up with Darling

Linnea White

Chilly mornings and warm, sunny days. It's the perfect weather to rock a vest. From shearling to shaggy, fur to faux, this Fall, vests are making a comeback. Vests are the ideal transitional piece in long or short silhouettes. Worn chic and belted or boho and layered, the vest is a great addition to your Fall wardrobe. We styled our intern Grace in one dress worn two ways - showing off two vests in the shop.

Vest 1 | Fur-tastic

Photo by Megan Tiernan

White House/Black Market burgundy dress, $30 // Adrienne Landau Rabbit & Fox Fur vest, $220 // Kathy Jeanne black felt hat, $70 // Grey pleather boots, $22 // Owl Ridge Farmstead leather wrap copper cuff, $29 // Pip's & Co necklace, $18 // Kitsune's Closet Noir Red Lipstick, $10 (new at Darling!)

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

Styled by Linnea White / Photography by Megan Tiernan

Vest 2 | Boho Chic

Photo by Megan Tiernan

White House/Black Market burgundy dress, $30 // Reversible sweater vest, $20 // Owl Ridge Farmstead necklace, $40, and earrings, $26 // Kitsune's Closet Decco Red Lipstick, $10 (new at Darling!)

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

Styled by Linnea White / Photography by Megan Tiernan

Darling, You've Got Style: Fall 2015 Color Report

Linnea White

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It's here! The first day of Fall is next week - September 23. (Woohoo!) When the heat of summer begins to break, we embrace the refreshing crispness in the air, the cool breeze and earthy smells of harvest season. Pull out your sweaters and scarves, darlings. It's layering time. Pantone’s Fall 2015 Color Report is an "evolving color landscape," a whimsical world of earthy neutrals and bold, playful colors, melding together in a timeless dance.

The store is nesting with tons of new Fall items, including Pantone’s Fall 2015 Colors… so come shop for Fall at Darling!

Fall-colors

As mentioned in the Spring 2015 Color Report, Marsala is the Pantone 2015 Color of the Year -  a “naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.” The earthy warmth of Marsala blends seamlessly with the naturally inspired colors of this season's color report, from rooted neutrals like Dried Herb, Oak Buff, Desert Sage, Reflecting Pond, and Stormy Weather to bright pops of color like Biscay Bay, Cadmium Orange, Cashmere Rose, and Amethyst Orchid.

"Juxtaposition of color from opposite sides of the spectrum emphasizes poise and confidence on the runway. The Fall 2015 palette is rooted in multi-faceted, androgynous colors that can be worn to portray effortless sophistication across men’s and women’s fashion; it is the first time we are seeing a truly unisex color palette." - Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

How will you wear Pantone colors this fall?

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Dried Herb | "Closely related to nature, Dried Herb is an organic shade redolent of nature's earthy fragrances."

Dried Herb

Desert Sage | "A cool and soothing greenish gray, Desert Sage is the ideal neutral."

Desert Sage

Stormy Weather | "Reminiscent of the sky on a gray, overcast day, Stormy Weather is dependable, cool and above all, constant."

Storym Weather

Oak Buff | "Another one of nature's illustrious shades, the golden yellow Oak Buff acts to nurture and comfort."

Oak Buff

Marsala | "Interesting on its own and a wonderful contrast for other hues, Marsala is a winey red-brown that adds finesse and savoir faire."

Marsala

Biscay Bay | "A lush and elegant teal, Biscay Bay splashes up against more heated tones with its cool touch."

Biscay Bay

Reflecting Pond | "Thoughtful, contemplative and composed, Reflecting Pond is a cooling blue with a lot of depth."

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Cadmium Orange | "Both playful and sophisticated in its appeal, Cadmium Orange is a warm, welcoming and subtly dramatic orange shade that is striking enough to stand on its own or act as a bold contrast."

Cadmium Orange

Cashmere Rose | "A play on the '60s with a twist of today, Cashmere Rose is a tactile and soft pink hue that renders exactly what it promises."

Cashmere Rose

Amethyst Orchid | "Indicative of our affection for color, Amethyst Orchid is the jewel in the crown."

Amethyst Orchid

Darling, You’ve Got Style is a style tips and tricks series on the blog. Learn fun ways to pattern play and color combine. Get answers to those pesky questions about booties and belts and bra straps.

Got style woes and seeking some answers? Ask us! Leave a comment below to suggest future style posts. We’ll read your submissions and add them to our list!