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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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Cozy in Cashmere

Linnea White

Some days (mostly Monday's), it's all about cozy. And when a cashmere sweater, velvet pants, suede booties, and leather tote bag collide in one affordable, secondhand outfit, the wardrobe and the wallet can sing some praises.

This look is all about lush, cozy closet staples, like cashmere, suede, and leather, mixed in with some current trends, like oversized sweaters and velvet everything. Shopping consignment is a great way to find designer pieces, or just really great quality fabrics, for a whole lot less. When this vintage Nordstrom cashmere sweater came in to the shop in mint condition, I knew it had to be styled. Paired with an effortless pair of AG Jeans velvet pants and suede booties, this look was ready for the Fall leaves covered streets.

And don't forget your locally-made accessories, because supporting handmade is even cooler than shopping consignment. Or at least equally cool. The simply garnet + gold triangle studs by Emily Warden Designs are the perfect compliment to the effortless chic of this ensemble. Add an everyday geo cuff set by Free Range and Feral and the jewelry is done.

One of our newest Darling Artisans, Brother John Leather, makes some incredible handout, handsewn leather goods, like this leather tote bag - the perfect everyday, carry-all tote. We filled the bag with his leather wallet, leather journal, and leather clutch for all the leather goodness. What else would you put in your amazing leather bag but more leather?

Shop these #darlingfinds and more at #darlingcville!

Cozy in Cashmere | Photo by Tristan Williams

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

On Linnea | Consignment finds: Vintage Nordstrom cashmere sweater, size XL, SOLD / AG Jeans velvet pants, size 4, $64 / Rag & Bone booties, size 39 1/2, SOLD // Locally-made Darling Artisans finds: Free Range & Feral geo cuff bracelets, $32 / Emily Warden Designs garnet studs / Dinosaur Toes ring, SOLD / Brother John Leather tote bag, leather journal, natural leather clutch, and trifold wallet

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

Cozy in Cashmere | Photo by Tristan Williams Cozy in Cashmere | Photo by Tristan Williams

Cozy in Cashmere | Photo by Tristan Williams

Cozy in Cashmere | Photo by Tristan Williams

Cozy in Cashmere | Photo by Tristan Williams

Cozy in Cashmere | Photo by Tristan Williams

Cozy in Cashmere | Photo by Tristan Williams

 

Darling, You've Got Style: The Everyday Tote

Linnea White

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Beautiful, soft, buttery leather. The everyday tote. Combine the two, and it's an instant classic. Lucky for you, we have Sseko's Leather Bucket Bag available in the shop! And it's a beauty. See how we styled it in this week's Dressing Up post! In the perfect shade of tan, this tote can literally be worn with any outfit -- it goes from weekday to weekend effortlessly. Not sure you'd get enough wear out of an investment piece like a classic leather tote bag? Let's take a look at the many, MANY ways it can be worn!

All images via Pinterest.

All White + Caramel | Crisp Basics

All Black + Caramel | Casual Cool

Black + White + Simple Heels + Caramel | Dressed Up Cool

Chambray + Sneaks + Caramel | Weekend Chic

Tee + Stripes + Caramel | Match Made in Heaven

Printed Dress + Black Flats + Caramel | Playful, Part 1

Floral Print + Jean Jacket + Caramel | Playful, Part 2

Soft Greys + Summertime Vibes + Caramel | Boho Chic, Part 1

Embroidered Dress + Sunhat + Tan + Caramel | Boho Chic, Part 2

Trench + White Blouse + Denim + Caramel | The Classics, Part 1

Denim + Denim + Caramel | The Classics, Part 2

Navy + Dark Brown + Caramel | Prep School Cool

Army Green + Denim + Booties + Caramel | Ready for Adventure

Bundled Up + Chunky Scarf + Caramel | Ready for Adventure, Part 2

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!