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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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Shop Girl Style: One Year Anniversary

Linnea White

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I can't believe it's been one year! March of last year, Megan and I became the new owners of Darling Boutique, and we jumped for joy. This week, we find ourselves celebrating our first year as business owners, our first year of business partnership, and our first year of amazing community. We also find ourselves thanking the many who have supported us throughout this journey, including all of our followers - near and far. So thank you! May our second year bring emboldened vision as we continue to seek God's plan for this little shop, and this blog. In true shop girl style, we celebrated with a photo shoot, styling not one, but two outfits - because we're a Darling Duet, after all!

Shop Girl Style: Look 1

"Are we out of the woods yet? Are we in the clear yet? GOOD." Thanks, T-Swift, for the inspiration. This first year sure had its moments of asking these questions, and searching for our way out of the woods into greener pastures. But the Lord so faithfully guided us in each step, with wisdom and grace and provision - like sunlight beaming down to make the path clear.

For this look, we're each wearing some of our favorite purchases from the last year, as well as new arrivals in the shop.

Shop Girl Style | Photo by Scott Tiernan

Shop Girl Style | Photo by Scott Tiernan

On Linnea: Altar'd State tiered dress, $24 /Owl Ridge Farmstead buffalo tooth necklace, $38, and antler studs, $22 / Linnea's favorite Darling finds: Kitsune’s Closet Mulberry lipstick, Owl Ridge Farmstead brass feather cuff / Frye boots / Anthropologie jacket / Free People slip On Megan: Zara Trafaluc skirt, $18 / Lili's Closet (Anthropologie) button up top, $24 / Girls Day Out studs, $15 / Megan's favorite Darling finds: Frye boots

Shop Girl Style | Photo by Scott Tiernan

Shop Girl Style | Photo by Scott Tiernan

Shop Girl Style | Photo by Scott Tiernan

Shop Girl Style | Photo by Scott Tiernan

Shop Girl Style: Look 2

"Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell." Psalm 43:3

As we look to this year ahead, we gaze at the mountains around us, beautiful and majestic in all their glory. We have such vision for this blog, this shop, and for how God wants to use it for His glory. May we take each step, side-by-side, in sync with His will and His vision.

Shop Girl Style | Photo by Scott Tiernan

On Linnea: Meadow Rue (Anthropologie) dress, $64 /Owl Ridge Farmstead antler studs, $22 / Linnea's favorite Darling finds: Kitsune’s Closet Mulberry lipstick, Owl Ridge Farmstead brass feather cuff / Frye boots On Megan: Cooperative dress, $24 / Pip's & Co studs, $10 / Megan's favorite Darling finds: Frye boots

Shop Girl Style | Photo by Scott Tiernan

Shop Girl Style | Photo by Scott Tiernan

Shop Girl Style | Photo by Scott Tiernan

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Styled by Linnea White & Megan Tiernan / Photography by Scott Tiernan

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

Spring Style for Changing Seasons

Linnea White

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Time. It's time for Spring to get here! Waiting. We're anxiously awaiting the changing of the seasons, and for warmer, brighter days ahead. We couldn't help but channel all of the whimsy and wonder of the changing seasons into this week's Dressing Up with Darling outfit. Spring style is all one part practical transitional layers and one part whimsical, playful patterns and colors. It's a joyous season of change and expectancy, and your style can (and should) reflect this spirit. We've talked about how to layer for transitional Spring weather, and we've talked about whimsical pattern play. So, why not get playful with our styled looks as we transition from Winter into Spring?!

We made our way over to The Clock Shop on Water Street for the perfect backdrop to our seasonal waiting game. It may have been in the upper 30s when we snapped these pictures (I spy goosebumps!), but our hearts were warmed by the spirit of Spring!

Spring Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

On Linnea: Dolan Anthropologie blazer, $38 / HD in Paris Anthropologie blouse, $28 / Vintage Coach bag, $54 / Paige jeans, $64 / John Fluevog shoes, $90 Local Artisan Pieces: Owl Ridge Farmstead copper and brass bangles, $28 each, copper studs, $30, and copper drop bar earrings, $32 / Kitsune’s Closet eye shadow and lipstick in new Spring hues, coming soon to the shop!

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

Styled by Linnea White / Photography by Megan Tiernan

Spring Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

We're thrilled to feature the NEW Spring line up of eye shadows and lipsticks by Kitsune's Closet in this shoot! Coming soon to the shop, eye shadow palettes, lipsticks, lip glosses, and nail polishes inspired by Spring Pantone colors. All locally made! 

Spring Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Spring Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Winter Fur | Every Day Drama

Linnea White

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When a vintage fur shawl finds its way into the shop, Winter fur outfit ideas (the overly dramatic kind) come to life. This Fall and Winter, fur has been full on trending, from the runways to the department stores, and we've seen a number of great fur pieces in the shop (here, here, and here). On a blustery cold Winter day this past weekend, I bundled up by layering a full length velvet skirt with this cozy vintage fur shawl. Add a top knot, a plum lip, a high neck tank, and black booties for a dramatic every day Winter look.

Winter Fur | Photo by Scott Tiernan

On Linnea: Vintage fur shawl, $78 / Banana Republic navy ribbed tank top, $18 / Velvet skirt, $18 / BOC booties, $34 Local Artisan Pieces: Owl Ridge Farmstead copper collar necklace, $52 / 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 Scott Tiernan

Winter Fur | Photo by Scott Tiernan

Winter Fur | Photo by Scott Tiernan

Winter Fur | Photo by Scott Tiernan

Winter Fur | Photo by Scott Tiernan

Winter Fur | Photo by Scott Tiernan

Winter Fur | Photo by Scott Tiernan

Winter Fur | Photo by Scott 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

Darlings in Dresses: How to Take on Dressember

Linnea White

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This month, Megan and I are wearing dresses for 31 days as part of the Dressember movement. We're honored (and really, really excited) to stand with women all over the world for this incredible cause. We love Dressember so much, we decided to show a little #dressember style by featuring outfits from our shop! See how we each styled dresses for Dressember - a month of dresses to raise support and awareness to reclaim freedom, dignity, and femininity for the victims of human trafficking. Join us by donating to the cause, or show us your own #darlingsindresses style on Instagram!

How to Dressember

On Linnea

For an every day, Winter look, Linnea styled this vibrant J. Crew wool shift dress (with pockets!!!) with navy tights and oxford heels - and a snazzy top knot - for a mod-inspired style. This dress can be worn dressed up (add some sparkle and heels) for the holidays, or dressed down with flats or boots and a cozy sweater or coat for colder weather. Not only is it classy and timeless, but it's comfortable - #winning.

On Megan

For a boho-inspired look, Megan rocked a Free People tunic dress and kept the accessories minimal - let the a dress like this one do the talking! This dress can easily be worn over tights or even jeans, with heels or boots. Throw an ankle-grazing coatigan over this tunic and a chunky knit scarf for a boho-chic wintry look.

Dressember Photo by Scott Tiernan

On Linnea: J. Crew dress, $38 / Style & Co oxford heels, $30 / Pip's & Co. studs, $14, and turtle ring, $20 // On Megan: Free People dress, $44 / Michael Kors oxford heels, $88 / Owl Ridge Farmstead leather knot studs, $22

Shop these items and more at Darling Boutique!

Styled by Linnea White & Megan Tiernan / Photography by Scott Tiernan

Dressember Photo by Scott Tiernan

Dressember Photo by Scott Tiernan