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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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Modern Minimalism & Cool Culottes

Linnea White

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Minimalist fashion is a crisp, cool breath of fresh air. From clever cuts to lovely construction, modern minimalism doesn't give it all away immediately, and it certainly isn't boring. Don't get me wrong - I love prints and boho, free-spirited fashion. But there's something refreshing and chic about crisp solids and structural clothing. The minimalistic look may look ultra chic, but it really requires minimal effort. It's about finding well-tailored clothing in interesting shapes and solid colors to create a modern, cool look.

And a pair of white culottes (like this pair by Rebecca Taylor) is the minimalist dream. This wide-legged look has proven itself more than a trend. Though many stay away from this tricky silhouette, the sheer versatility and ease of the culotte is reason enough to find the right ones for you.

Modern Minimalism & Cool Culottes

For this look, I paired the white culottes with a matching pastel blue Rebecca Taylor vest, a simple crop top, and minimal accessories.  A tip for wearing culottes is to the pants do the talking. Pair the voluminous bottoms with clean, simple accessories, flats or simple heels, and neutral colors.

For accessories, I combined not two but three of our local jewelers --- simple hoops by Little Paper Crane, brass rhinestone cuff by dinosaur toes, and brass love cuff by Nested Sparrow. And of course, any look wouldn't be complete without finishing touches of locally made lipstick and nail polish by Kitsune's Closet.

What does modern minimalism look like for you?

Modern Minimalism | Photo by Megan Tiernan

On Linnea | Secondhand pieces: Rebecca Taylor vest, $120, and Rebecca Taylor white culottes, $118 // Zara heels, $22 // Sunglasses, $22 | Local Artisan pieces: Little Paper Crane aztec hoops, $25 // Dinosaur Toes grey rhinestones and brass bracelet, $24 // Nested Sparrow "love" etched brass bracelet, $20 // Kitsune's Closet Serenity nail polish, $7.50 and Iced Coffee 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

Modern Minimalism | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Modern Minimalism | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Modern Minimalism | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Modern Minimalism | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Modern Minimalism | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Snow Day Style: Winter Fashion

Linnea White

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Cville is bustling* with the impending snow forecasted for this weekend. For the shop, the Winter weather means Winter fashion, and a fun snow day Downtown. So thank you, potentially big snow storm, for the chance to show off all of the outerwear and cozy accessories in the shop! (*Special note: break and milk.)

Winter Fashion | Outerwear

This blanket coat is a new arrival this week in the shop, and just as cozy and cute as can be. I kept the rest of the outfit neutral with a pair of moto-style J Brand jeans. These locally-made, handknit ear and hand warmers are the perfect cold weather accessory. And, of course, you can't forget a pair of snow boots!

How will you brave the snowy, cold winter in style? Shop at Darling Boutique to find all your cozy, cold weather finds!

Winter Fashion | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Buttons (Francesca's) jacket, $30 / Khombu boots, $34 / J Brand black moto jeans, $64 / Loft shirt, $18 / Owl Ridge Farmstead knit ear warmer, $30, and hand warmers, $50 / Kitsune’s Closet Mulberry lipstick, $10

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

Styled by Linnea White / Photography by Megan Tiernan

Snow Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Snow Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Snow Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Snow Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Snow Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

High Fashion Fall | Dressing Up with Darling

Linnea White

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New York Fashion Week may have just ended, but we're definitely feeling a little high fashion this Fall. With the Garrett Street mural as our backdrop, we took this outfit to a new level of fashion. This outfit started with the Gary Graham silk skirt, a piece with the "rebel courage" and romantic edge the brand is known for. With a pair of sky high heels and a retro patterned blouse, this outfit screamed art. Add the gorgeous L.A.M.B. leather bag for added cool. Top knot not included.

 

Photo by Megan Tiernan

Ann Taylor Silk Button Back Shirt, $20 / Gary Graham silk skirt, $200 / L.A.M.B. black leather bag, $200 / Jessica Simpson heels, $32 / Girls Day Out gold studs, $15, and elephant necklace, $42

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

Styled by Linnea White / Photography by Megan Tiernan

Photo by Megan Tiernan

Photo by Megan Tiernan

Photo by Megan Tiernan

Photo by Megan Tiernan

Photo by Megan Tiernan

Photo by Megan Tiernan

Photo by Megan Tiernan

Photo by Megan Tiernan

Announcing: Best Consignment Store 2015

Linnea White

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We are so thrilled and honored to be named Cville's Best Consignment Store! A big thank you goes out to our #darlingcville community for your love, votes, and, of course, #darlingstyle. The store would not be what it is today without the helping hands and support of many! Go pick up a copy of the magazine to read our feature interview, or read it online!

11141339_300296630094126_3042940922434207015_n Congrats to all the Best of C-Ville Winners and Runners Up this year!

A Special "Thank You, Darling" Coupon

As a token of our appreciation, we are offering an exclusive coupon redeemable this weekend. You have to be following us on the blog or via our newsletter to be in the know! Just show us this coupon image below to redeem your coupon this Friday or Saturday!

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Dressing Up with Darling: Live Free

Linnea White

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Live Free. This Free People dress came in last week and became instant outfit inspiration. The boho lace dress pairs perfectly with our newest local artisan collaboration - Owl Ridge Farmstead. Their bohemian pieces - sliced antler studs, leather wrap hair combs, and tiered horn necklaces, just to name a few - capture the free spirit of this dress. Adding these amazing cowboy boots made this outfit ready for frolicking, twirling, and living freely.

Photo by Megan Tiernan

Free People dress, $120 / Justin boots, $34 (50% off!) / Owl Ridge Farmstead necklace, $29, leather wrap hair combs, $16, leather bracelet, $20, sliced antler earrings, $16

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

Styled by Linnea White / Photography by Megan Tiernan

Photo by Megan Tiernan Photo by Megan Tiernan Photo by Megan Tiernan Photo by Megan Tiernan Photo by Megan Tiernan Photo by Megan Tiernan Photo by Megan Tiernan Photo by Megan Tiernan

Photo by Megan Tiernan