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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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Memorial Day Style | Summer Sundress

Linnea White

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The temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, and the large bodies of water are calling. It's sundress season, and we're sporting some red, white, and blue for some Memorial Day style.

With a huge selection in stock, the perfect Summer sundress is waiting for you at Darling, and this new number by Roxy had us craving some oceanside hangs. With a subtle nod to nautical design, this dress is perfect for all of the Memorial Day festivities. Tie a little white blouse (linen or cotton for those hotter days) at the narrowest part of your waist to draw in the otherwise voluminous skirt on this number.

Playing with the nautical theme, this straw tote bag and gold sandals got us beach-ready. These nautical button studs by local artisan Pip's & Co are a simple addition to the look. And, of course, we had to feature the vibrant new lip and nail polish colors by Kitsune's Closet, made right here in Charlottesville. That Fiesta Red lipstick is our new favorite for Summer, and this Tomato nail polish is seriously rich in pigment and sass.

While this outfit has us ready to hit the pool, lake, or beach, we want to know: where are you headed to this Memorial Day Weekend to kick off Summer in style?

Memorial Day Style | Summer Sundress

Memorial Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

On Linnea | Secondhand pieces: Roxy dress, $26 // Odille top, $28 // Franco Sarto gold sandals, $30 // Red straw tote bag, $30 // Bamboo frame sunglasses, $28 | Local Artisan pieces: Pip's & Co nautical studs, $12 // dinosaur toes brass cuff, $18, and sterling silver knuckle ring, $14 // Kitsune’s Closet Tomato nail polish, $7.50, and Fiesta lipstick, $10

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

Styled & Modeled by Linnea White / Photography by Megan Tiernan

Photo taken outside our neighbor, Roxie Daisy!

Memorial Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Memorial Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Memorial Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Memorial Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Memorial Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Memorial Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Memorial Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Memorial Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Memorial Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

Memorial Day Style | Photo by Megan Tiernan

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!

How to Dress for a Holiday Party

Linnea White

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'Tis the season for a datebook full of holiday parties - from Secret Santa gift exchanges to office holiday parties, from black tie balls to a friend's house party, from going home for the holidays to New Year's Eve extravaganzas. Shop at Darling Boutique to get your wardrobe ready for the celebrations ahead without breaking your wallet! The shop is stocked with affordable pieces for the holidays, from consigned dresses and heels to locally made artisan jewelry. I love the vintage button studs by local artisan Pip's & Co., and went for a vintage-inspired glam look for that upcoming holiday party. Not all holiday outfit needs sparkles, shades of red and green, or a little black dress. The rich velvet and lace of this vintage dress evoke a winter wonderland. Grace your next party with a classic red lip and a stunning dress for a price you can celebrate!

Holiday Photo by Megan Tiernan

Vintage dress, $28 / Nine West heels, $38 / Textures by Tammy Daneker clutch, $22 /Pip's & Co. earrings, $14 / Kitsune's Closet Poppy Red Lipstick, $10

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

Styled by Linnea White / Photography by Megan Tiernan

Holiday Photo by Megan Tiernan

Holiday Photo by Megan Tiernan

Holiday Photo by Megan Tiernan

Holiday Photo by Megan Tiernan

Holiday Photo by Megan Tiernan

Holiday 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

Show Us Your VFF Style |Our Darlings

Linnea White

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We love collaborating with locals, especially when the locals are a part of The Virginia Film Festival. This year, Darling is teaming up with the VFF for not one, but TWO special giveaways! The first giveaway took place last weekend at the newly opened Violet Crown theater on the downtown mall, and the house of the VFF headquarters. We're excited to style our lucky winner this Thursday, November 5, for a movie makeover and night on the red carpet. The second giveaway starts tomorrow, Wednesday, November 4, and ends Saturday, November 7 at noon. Post a picture of your Virginia Film Festival-inspired style and use the hashtag #vffstyle for a chance to win two tickets to the Late Night Wrap Party on Saturday, November 7 at Main Street Arena. Must be 21+ to enter. Limited to one entry (unique photo tagged with #vffstyle) a day.

To get the #vffstyle giveaway started, we styled the festival's Publicity Intern, Lucie Lyon, in an adorable, autumnal outfit. See how she rocks her VFF t-shirt with the perfect Fall pieces, and get on Instagram to show your own #vffstyle for a chance to win!

Photo by Megan Tiernan

Virginia Film Festival t-shirt, $12 (available for purchase at The Violet Crown) // Joe's Jeans, $64 // Gap jacket, $30 // Etienne Aigner purse, $28 // Joie booties, $96 // Pip's & Co necklace, $16 // Owl Ridge Farmstead copper arrow ring, $36, and circle ring, $40 // Kitsune's Closet Noir Red Lipstick, $10

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

Photo by Megan Tiernan