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Darling is a curated boutique offering women’s consignment and handmade local artisan goods, with new arrivals every week.

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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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Dressing Up with Darling: Beaded with a Purpose

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Our darling intern, Emma, is nearly 6 feet tall and all-the-way gorgeous. We were excited to style her for this week's Dressing Up with Darling post, featuring a basic summer outfit with fun details and accessorized to the max.

These beaded accessories are brand new at Darling, and have such a beautiful story behind them. Handmade in Uganda, the beaded necklaces, bracelets, sandals, earrings, and bags support the adoption of two little boys by a local couple here in Charlottesville. One hundred percent of each item purchased from this collection supports the adoption. Stay tuned for an upcoming pop up shop event featuring even more from this amazing couple in early August!

Photo by Megan Tiernan

Pure Good tank, $16 / J Brand white jeans, $64 / Loft clutch, $16 / Tukula bracelet, $15, and long necklace, $30 (All proceeds go to local couple's overseas adoption) / Girls Day Out tusk necklace, $35 / Beaded Sandals, Handmade in Uganda, $25 (All proceeds go to local couple's overseas adoption) / Grace & Glory Goods stud earrings, $14

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

Photography by Megan Tiernan

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Our Darlings: Sseko Designs

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Darling is now a proud retailer of Sseko Designs. We currently have a selection of the Sseko Ribbon Sandals in stock and on display at the shop. Stay tuned for a styled shoot featuring these sandals, and fun ways to wear them!

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11136681_1098215520195437_152480726568874364_nThe impact you make when purchasing Sseko Ribbon Sandals empowers women in Uganda:

"Sseko Ribbon Sandals are produced in Uganda and help enable young women to attend university. Sseko hires academically gifted young women during the nine month gap between secondary school and university to earn money that will go directly towards their education. At the end of their nine month term, Sseko will match 100% of their savings with a college scholarship."

Buying and wearing the Sseko Ribbon Sandals directly impacts the life of a woman in Uganda, opening doors of opportunity to work, to succeed, to earn and save, to end the cycle of poverty.

"Sseko is not a charity," says founder Liz Forkin Bohannon in a letter. "What we’re trying to do is create partnership, possibility and opportunity where it didn’t exist before. And we do this by making beautiful things together. We work (hard) and we laugh and we love and we learn. And every nine months, we let go and we send these incredible women off to pursue dreams of their own."

What better way to walk through life than with confidence in your purchase, in your product, and in your fashion?

Photo courtesy of Sseko Designs

We love what Sseko stands for, the women they empower, and their awesome products. It is our hope to bring in more Sseko products in the coming weeks and months, as we see our vision for the store come to life. We hope to support women on the local and global level through collaborations with local artisans, consignment (not going anywhere!), and global artisans and mission-based brands, like Sseko Designs.

Stop by the shop to pick up your own Sseko Ribbon Sandals, and empower women like Ester to achieve their dreams and overcome poverty! Learn ways to tie these fun sandals over on the Sseko site.

Photo courtesy of Sseko Designs

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The series Our Darlings will spotlight our local and global collaborations, featuring artisans and brands that we are bringing into the shop!