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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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Velvet Blues, Part 3: Backstage Pass

Linnea White

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I've got the velvet blues. This outfit is so cool, I can't even handle. Fur, fringe, and flares combined with this vibrant velvet color is nothing short of fierce. This outfit combines several trending styles of the season, from flares and fringe, from velvet to fur, playing up the best of each in a bohemian rhapsody Queen would be proud of.

I felt like a rockstar hanging out backstage behind The Jefferson with my photog in tow - the uber talented Tristan Williams. The urban, gritty background was perfect for the throwback style of this seventies rocker vibe. The effect may harken back to older times, but the pieces worn are contemporary trends of today. Fashion is cyclical, after all.

It didn't take much to get inspired after these pants came into the shop. A simple silk cami under the faux fur jacket topped it off, and locally made accessories completed the overall look --- the crescent moon necklace, fringe leather clutch, and quartz knuckle ring. This outfit thrives on unique pieces that speak loudly when in unison, a harmonious effect perfectly fitting for this rockstar outfit's alley lit ballad.

Velvet Blues | Photo by Tristan Williams

On Linnea | Secondhand pieces: Theory velvet pants, 4, $100 / Graham & Spencer silk top, XS, $30 / Cejon faux fur jacket, M, $68 // Local Artisan pieces: Little Paper Crane brass moon necklace, $30 / Free Range & Feral fringe leather clutch, $60, and quartz brass ring, $30 / Kitsune’s Closet Mulberry lipstick, $10, and Storm nail polish, $7.50

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

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

Velvet Blues | Photo by Tristan Williams

Velvet Blues | Photo by Tristan Williams

Velvet Blues | Photo by Tristan Williams

Velvet Blues | Photo by Tristan Williams

Velvet Blues | Photo by Tristan Williams

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Velvet Blues | Photo by Tristan Williams

Velvet Blues | Photo by Tristan Williams

Velvet Blues | Photo by Tristan Williams

The Leather Pant | Dressing Up with Darling

Linnea White

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Faux, vegan, genuine - oh my! When three pairs of leather pants find their way into the shop within a week, you put on a pair that fits like a second skin and start styling. Or at least that's what I do!

Leather pants are tough, chic, and give any outfit a bit of edge. They're also intimidating, but so worth it. These Blank NYC vegan leather leggings are all sorts of sexy. Rather than ramping up the sex appeal, I styled this pair with a playful graphic T-shirt and a plaid button-up, giving it a casual edge. This look could easily be worn with a pair of sneakers for a weekend adventure, or dressed up with pumps (sans plaid shirt) for a night on the town.

Stay tuned for more leather pant outfit inspiration tomorrow!

Photo by Megan Tiernan

Blank NYC Vegan Leather Leggings, $38 / American Eagle "Love Thy Selfie" T-shirt, $8 / Eliot (Madewell) Plaid Shirt, $26 / Mia Lace Up Wedges, $18 / Grace & Glory Gold Bar Studs, $14, and Circle Bracelet, $18

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

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

Dressing Up with Darling: Rocker Chic

Linnea White

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I got my hot pants, my hot pants, I got my hot pants on. This week boasts a little neighborly inspiration. When we brought in these Isabel Marant jeans, our neighbors at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall inspired us to explore our rocker edge. Check out this rocker chic style, and these amazing printed jeans.

Photo by Megan Tiernan

Isabel Marant jeans, $120 / Banana Republic top, $18 / Grace & Glory Triangle Bracelet, $18 / Thistle & Lark triangle necklace, $18 / Helmut Lang purse, $200

Find these pieces and more at Darling Boutique on the downtown mall!

Styled by Linnea White / Photography by Megan Tiernan

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