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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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Mother-Daughter Style for Mother's Day

Linnea White

"Empowered women empower women." I am deeply passionate about this - it is a mantra in my life, for my shop, for how I see and interact with other women. And it's also an anthem for Mother's Day. Because who taught us more about confidence, beauty, grace, style, and passion than our very own momma? And today, it's all about loving on my momma in this special Mother-Daughter style post, featuring my gorgeous momma.

Behind the Mother-Daughter Style

I'm not gonna lie. She didn't want to do this. Unlike her ENFP youngest daughter who rather enjoys style shoots and being in front of the camera (that would be me), she is not someone who enjoys being in front of the camera. But I made her do it. I guess pouting still works, even at 28!

Styling my mom for this shoot was my first priority, and I had so much fun doing it. I wanted her to feel beautiful in what she was wearing, and comfortable in it, too.

My mom is Super Mom. She homeschooled all four of us kids growing up, while working part-time. Once we were either out of the nest or in high school, she went into education and began a career working for Special Education Pre-School students in Virginia Beach City Schools. (Like I said, she's Super Mom.) She's also been an avid runner, something she picked up because her children drove her out the door and onto the streets with pitchforks. Just kidding. But she did start running after starting a family (a.k.a. having multiple children) for some much needed private time. And now, several Boston Marathons later, she's the freaking Energizer Bunny. I have a dream to run a marathon with my mom one day...

But I'll keep dreaming for now, and get back to the styling!

I styled her outfit first, since she was really what it was all about. Then I worked on finding an outfit that would compliment her own. And these dresses ended up pairing perfectly together, anchored together with navy, and both shifty in style. And I loved finding jewelry she would love, and that naturally already went with her style (like those amazing bracelets she's been wearing for as long as I can remember).

I was so happy she loved her outfit - so much so that she bought the dress, boots, and necklace! I'd say that was some successful styling.

I Love You, Mom

Mom, it was an honor to style you. Thanks for getting in front of the camera with me. Thank you for supporting me endlessly, loving me deeply and honestly, and for always, always being there for me - for a long talk on the phone, for a prayer request, for a good cry, for a good belly laugh, for a good glass of wine, for a home-baked sweet-tooth fix. You'll always be Super Mom in my eyes. Happy Mother's Day!

How does your mom inspire & empower you, darling?

Styled by Linnea White, Shop Owner // Modeled by Linnea & her mom, Cindy // Photography by Tristan Williams

On Linnea | Secondhand pieces: Loft dress (sold) / Jeffery Campbell heels (sold) // Locally-made pieces: Little Paper Crane tiny shield necklace, $28 / Kitsune’s Closet Poppy lipstick, $12 | On Cindy | Secondhand pieces: Free People dress (sold) / Frye boots (sold) // Locally-made pieces: Little Paper Crane radiance brass earrings, $28, and lapis necklace, $28

Special thanks to Della of Cville Blooms for these beautiful flowers! Contact Della to get your momma her own bouquet of pretty flowers for Mother's Day!

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

Customer Style | Serrine

Linnea White

We love when our customers rock their Darling finds and show it off their customer style! Nothing makes us feel more loved (and proud) than seeing our customers feeling beautiful in their purchases. This past weekend, Serrine stopped by the shop and hit the jackpot. From a J. Crew shift dress to a pair of Frye boots, this gal got some serious deals. And then she shared the love on Instagram and tagged @shopatdarling, which made our hearts flutter flutter. Thanks for the love, Serrine, and for being such a darling!

Customer Style | Serrine

Customer Style | Serrine Collage

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Customer Style: Darling Takes on Nashville

Linnea White

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This weekend, shop owners Linnea and Megan went on a staff retreat in Nashville, with our gorgeous friend, consignor, and regular customer at the shop, Lindsay Wine. And when three darling gals go on a trip, of course they pack some of their favorite Darling finds, showcasing some customer style (or shop owner style).

With gorgeous weather and warm temperatures (for Winter), we left the big coats at home and opted for boots and easy pieces for exploring the city.

Darling Finds by Darling

Each gal wore a mix-match of Darling finds on the trip, each with a unique personal style and take on the Nashville scene!

Lindsay wore a Sweet Rain mustard zip jacket, the perfect layering piece for the weather and the necessary footwear for Nashville. She kept the base solid and let her gorgeous hair color and simple accessories do the talking.

Customer Style | Darling Takes on Nashville

Linnea brought many of her favorite #darlingfinds on the trip, including her Owl Ridge Farmstead bracelet, vintage Coach bag, and Frye harness boots. A lacey Forever 21 blouse also made the cut for the ideal whimsical base under a cozy Loft coatigan.

Megan wore a Loft plaid shirtdress and vintage Coach clutch, and threw on one of her favorite #darlingfinds to date for extra warmth - a Kate Spade leopard print jacket! Talk about taking on Music Row like a star!

Customer Style | Darling Takes on Nashville

We had so much fun on our retreat this weekend, filled with amazing inspiration from shops in this exciting city. We are refreshed and ready for an exciting 2nd year as the new owners of Darling Boutique!

xo, Linnea

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