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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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Sweater Weather, Part 2: Casual Christmas Style

Linnea White

Whether you're meeting the parents, or just hanging with your parents, this Christmas weekend of gatherings is here, and it's time to get cozy chic, or chicy cozy. Casual Christmas style is an art of balancing chic with comfort, and layering strategically for fireside hangs and post-dinner digestion cold flashes.

Why not play with reds for a festive look for all the feasts and frolicking? This patterned sweater is the perfect layering piece for the Christmas weekend, feeling seasonal without shouting "DECK THE HALLS!"

Try pairing a patterned open sweater over a basic sweater. Keep the details interesting, like the cream ruffles hem of the bottom layer, and intentional, like the red pattern of the leather clutch for a little pattern play.

Wear a pair of cute, and comfortable, booties for an elevated look that's also ready to frolic and play outside after dinner with the nephews. And legging style pants with a lot of stretch are a MUST for any big meal gathering.

Don't forget your red lipstick (locally made, naturally) and a cute antler necklace for festive touch and the finishing touch on that casual Christmas style!

What are you wearing for the Christmas gatherings this weekend? What's your favorite way to embrace the sweater weather?

Casual Christmas Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

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

On Meredyth | Secondhand pieces: Clu + Willoughby sweater, S, $30 / Kensie open sweater, S, $24 / Gap legging jeans, 4, $16 / Rag & Bone booties, 7 1/2, $172 // Local Artisan pieces: Thistle & Lark antler necklace, $24 / Kitsune’s Closet Darling Red lipstick, $10, and Bronze Age nail polish, $7.50 / Petaline clutch, $50

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

Casual Christmas Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

Casual Christmas Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

Casual Christmas Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

How to Dress for a Holiday Party

Linnea White

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'Tis the season for a datebook full of holiday parties - from Secret Santa gift exchanges to office holiday parties, from black tie balls to a friend's house party, from going home for the holidays to New Year's Eve extravaganzas. Shop at Darling Boutique to get your wardrobe ready for the celebrations ahead without breaking your wallet! The shop is stocked with affordable pieces for the holidays, from consigned dresses and heels to locally made artisan jewelry. I love the vintage button studs by local artisan Pip's & Co., and went for a vintage-inspired glam look for that upcoming holiday party. Not all holiday outfit needs sparkles, shades of red and green, or a little black dress. The rich velvet and lace of this vintage dress evoke a winter wonderland. Grace your next party with a classic red lip and a stunning dress for a price you can celebrate!

Holiday Photo by Megan Tiernan

Vintage dress, $28 / Nine West heels, $38 / Textures by Tammy Daneker clutch, $22 /Pip's & Co. earrings, $14 / Kitsune's Closet Poppy Red Lipstick, $10

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

Styled by Linnea White / Photography by Megan Tiernan

Holiday Photo by Megan Tiernan

Holiday Photo by Megan Tiernan

Holiday Photo by Megan Tiernan

Holiday Photo by Megan Tiernan

Holiday Photo by Megan Tiernan

Holiday Photo by Megan Tiernan