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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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Falling for Boho | Dressing Up with Darling

Linnea White

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It's September! Hallelujah! It may still be muggy outside - good 'ole Virginia summer - but we are filling up the shop with fall pieces. It's almost time for boots and booties, sweaters and scarves - can I get an amen?! (We seriously love fall. #sorrynotsorry)

I love to reinvent my style with the changing of the seasons, and for Fall, I always gravitate towards boho pieces, especially for that transitional Virginia Fall weather. What's more perfectly boho chic than this floppy felt hat? Paired with these gorgeous plum colored Rag & Bone jeans and a chunky knit sweater, this outfit is ready for crisp mornings and chilly evenings. Who's with us?!

Photo by Megan Tiernan

Wyeth Floppy Felt Hat, $65 / Rag & Bone Plum Ombre Jeggings, $69 / Loft Peplum Top, $12 / Costa Blanca Black Knit Open Sweater, $28 / Steve Madden Black Wood Heel Clogs, $34 / Owl Ridge Farmstead Antler Tip Necklace, $42, and Sliced Antler Bracelet, $35

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

Be sure to check out The SpiceSea Gourmet food truck, our lovely backdrop for this shoot! 

Dressing Up with Darling: Hippie Daze

Linnea White

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Summer days, hippie daze. When we got in these wide leg Loft pants and Zara embroidered blouse, the '70s were calling our name. Paired with our circle frame, retro-style sunglasses and some sky high platform wedges, we rocked this bohemian look in the mid-summer heat. Finished with the beautiful jewelry by Thistle & Lark, this outfit is festival, concert, whatever-awesomeness-you-find-yourself-in ready.

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Zara blouse, $80 / J. Crew tank, $10 / Loft pants, $24 / Lui Chiny wedges, $22 / Mercury Sunglasses, $22 / Rafe NY clutch, $78 / Thistle & Lark necklace, $22, and teal polymer clay ring, $9

Find these pieces and more at Darling Boutique on the 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

Renee Byrd | Our Darlings

Linnea White

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Our customers are straight up babes. Last week, we introduced a series for showing off your darling finds. And we couldn't wait to show off this stunning local gal Renee Byrd in her white dress from Darling. Seriously. Wowza.

Tag #darlingcville on Instagram to show off your own @shopatdarling finds and be featured!

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The Our Darlings blog series features local collaborations with artisans in the shop, global collaborations with brands like Sseko, and, now, it also features our darling customers in their darling finds!

Darling, You've Got Style: Swimsuit Edition

Linnea White

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The high-waisted, retro swimwear of the 1950's is back in full swing this summer. And we love it! Over the past few years, Meg and I have been transformed. By the grace of God, through His infinite mercy and love, we each individually embarked on a journey of restoration - restoration of beauty, dignity, and femininity. And we met somewhere along the way. One of Darling's core values is to empower women through fashion, to restore true beauty - something we believe in because we personally have experienced this beautiful restoration.

We love women like Jessica Rey, who saw something in the fashion industry discordant with her faith and created an alternative. Her talk "The Evolution of the Swimsuit" created quite a buzz about modesty in fashion, when Rey asked "Who says it has to be itsy bitsy?" Rey passionately promotes swimwear via her line Rey Swimwear that embraces modesty in an oh-so-adorable and ethically produced way.

Within the construct of modesty, there is a freedom—that modesty isn't about covering up what's bad, but about revealing dignity.

Meg and I have been sporting high-waisted two pieces and one pieces for the past few summers, and it's never been about covering up or trying to hide our femininity. We choose to embrace modesty to encounter freedom. And to be freaking adorable in a retro style swimsuit. That vintage glamour, ya'll. #beachfabulous

Brands like ASOS, Modcloth, Loft, Anthropologie, and J. Crew are following the modest swimwear trend. Get inspired below with all the cute swimwear Pinterest has to offer!

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The One Piece

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Need more inspiration? Just hop on over to Pinterest and search for “tan leather tote style.” It’s all over the fashion blogosphere! 

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!

Watch: A Darling Film

Linnea White

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We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Allie Merrill of M Squared Creative! Allie created a beautiful film about the new Darling - from the renovations and space to our vision and mission as the new owners of this beloved boutique. We are blessed to have worked with such a talented videographer, and love how she captured the spirit of Darling.

Meet the owners and find out more about Darling by watching the film!

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Darling / Charlottesville Boutique from M Squared Creative on Vimeo.