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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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Holiday Sparkle | Two Ways

Linnea White

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Holiday sparkle comes in a variety of colors and textures, shapes and sizes, and this week, we styled not one, but two outfits with that thought in mind.

Holiday Sparkle | Part One

This Banana Republic sparkle skirt made this one too easy. I mean, that skirt is really all you need. But instead of going overly sweet with it, I went for a more rocker-chic look, adding lace up booties and a leather jacket.

Holiday Sparkle | Photo by Tristan Williams

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

On Linnea | Secondhand pieces: Banana Republic Heritage Collection skirt, 2, $34 / Alya peplum top, S, $14 / Calvin Klein jacket, M, $38 / Madewell booties, 8 1/2, $88 // Locally Made pieces: Free Range & Feral howlite earrings, $32, and necklace, $56 / Pan&Tea convertible clutch/crossbody, $53 / Kitsune’s Closet Darling Red lipstick, $10, and Silver Age nail polish, $7.50

Holiday Sparkle | Photo by Tristan Williams

Holiday Sparkle | Photo by Tristan Williams

Holiday Sparkle | Photo by Tristan Williams

Holiday Sparkle | Part Two

This doll of a dress is even more stunning in person, with rich hues of mulberry and silver grey. And these Badgley Mischka heels are a work of art, absolute show stoppers, and worthy of all holiday parties (New Years, anyone??). Let shoes like these do most of the talking, because they will indeed be talked about. Why not give some sparkly shoes a twirl this holiday season?

Holiday Sparkle | Photo by Tristan Williams

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

On Meredyth | Secondhand pieces: White House/Black Market dress, 2, $78 / Badgley Mischka heels, 5 1/2, $78 / XXI coat, S, $18 // Locally Made pieces: Thistle & Lark necklace, $18 / Kitsune’s Closet Be Smoaked fuchsia lipstick, $12

Holiday Sparkle | Photo by Tristan Williams

Holiday Sparkle | Photo by Tristan Williams

Holiday Sparkle | Photo by Tristan Williams

Holiday Sparkle | Photo by Tristan Williams

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

Jumpsuit Holiday Outfit: Alternative Style

Linnea White

Since when did "Holiday Party" mean a dress? When this jumpsuit came into the shop, the oh-so-chic holiday style came together with the tip of a hat. This jumpsuit holiday outfit is ready for any soirée, from office party to dance party.

We've been talking Holiday Style on the blog, featuring darling outfits for your holiday party season. (And, yes, we have more of that to come this week!) But this jumpsuit lends a different vibe to the assumed holiday style, taking what could be an office holiday party outfit to a seriously babe-a-licious level of a chic.

The top hat pattern on this Anthropologie jumpsuit was too cute for words - whimsical without being cheeky. The semi-sheer Urban Outfitters blazer kept the sleek look of the jumpsuit, but with a sexy twist. Keeping it simple, but eye-catching, with accessories, we featured that classic red lip with side swept hair and show-stopper tassel earrings.

How are you wearing jumpsuits this season? Because you totally should. 

Jumpsuit Holiday Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Styled by Linnea White, Shop Owner // Modeled by Autumn Guckert, darling gal // Photography by Tristan Williams

On Autumn | Secondhand pieces: Harlyn (Anthropologie) jumpsuit, M, $58 / Steve Madden heels, 8, $32 / Silence + Noise semi-sheer blazer, M, $24 / BCBG Max Azria belt, S, $18 // Locally Made pieces: Pan&Tea tassel earrings, $25 / Kitsune's Closet Darling Red lipstick, $10

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

Jumpsuit Holiday Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Jumpsuit Holiday Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Jumpsuit Holiday Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Jumpsuit Holiday Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Jumpsuit Holiday Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Jumpsuit Holiday Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Holiday Outfit: Out on the Tinsel Town

Linnea White

'Tis the season for holiday outfit inspiration, and this time, it's all about spice (see ya lata, sugar!). This hot little black leather dress came in last week, and I knew exactly what to do - take it out on the Tinsel Town - literally, because I threw tinsel around downtown.

This leather dress is the perfect combination of class and sass. The classic fit & flare silhouette of the dress tames the otherwise wild leather cutout and silver zipper front. It shouts of poise and confidence, and rockin' party vibes. The perfect combination with this number is a pair of eye-catching metallic pumps, like this Banana Republic pair.

Since the dress and silver shoes do enough talking, I kept the accessories simple, but still in the same sassy lane - hexagon studs paired with climbers for my second hole. Add a bold red lip and you've got one dance-the-night-away outfit for your next holiday fete.

So, I double dog dare you: try leather this holiday season - either an entire dress, a leather skirt, a leather jacket, or leather accessories to give an otherwise sweet silhouette a sassy touch.

holiday outfit | photo by tristan williams

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

On Linnea | Secondhand pieces: Calvin Klein pleather dress, 2, $40 / Banana Republic heels, 9 1/2, $40 // Local Artisan pieces: Pan&Tea hexagon studs, $12 / Thistle & Lark climber studs, $12 / Thicket sterling silver pebble ring, $40 / Kitsune’s Closet Darling Red lipstick, $10

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

holiday outfit | photo by tristan williams

holiday outfit | photo by tristan williams

holiday outfit | photo by tristan williams

holiday outfit | photo by tristan williams

holiday outfit | photo by tristan williams

holiday outfit | photo by tristan williams

holiday outfit | photo by tristan williams