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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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Valentine's Day Outfit: Pink vs. Red

Linnea White

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It's Valentine's Day, darlings, and that means it's time for an epic battle of love (right?). We styled two Valentine's Day outfits for two kinds of gals - the Lady in Red or Pretty in Pink (a.k.a. 80's Barbie). From sugar to spice, we've got that last minute VDay outfit inspiration you need.

P.S. I went a little crazy with a lavender hair toner to see what would happen, and had a little temporary lilac hue going when we did this shoot! This hair makeover is giving me LIFE these days. Once you go platinum white, you never go back... right?

Pretty in Pink

I felt like a cupcake in this dress - in the best way possible. All the girly vibes had me ready for an 80's themed VDay party. I added my vegan leather jacket to edge up the look a bit, and a pair of new sunnies for that extra touch of glam. Don't forget a locally made lipstick in hot pink!

Valentine's Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

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

On Linnea | Secondhand pieces: Topshop dress, 6, $24 / Pour la Victorie heels, 9 1/2, $50 (half off!) / Sunglasses, $20 // Locally-made Pieces: Kitsune’s Closet Be Smoaked Fuchsia lipstick, $12 // Anthropologie vegan leather jacket, Linnea's own

Valentine's Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Valentine's Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Valentine's Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Valentine's Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Valentine's Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Lady in Red

Silk = sexy. This silk DVF dress is SO va-va-voom, I was swooning as soon as it touched my skin. For the spicier gal, this dress is made to show off some curves, and light up the room in the crisp red hue. With a dress this sexy, keep the accessories simple and understated. I opted for a pair of tassel earrings by Pan&Tea, a classic (locally made) red lipstick, and a side swept 'do to add a touch of elegance. And just because, threw my Anthropologie leather jacket over my shoulders again for that finishing statement piece.

Valentine's Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

On Linnea | Secondhand pieces: Diane Von Furstenberg silk dress, 2, $120 / Pour la Victorie heels, 9 1/2, $50 (half off!) // Locally-made Pieces: Kitsune’s Closet Poppy Red lipstick, $12 / Pan&Tea black tassel earrings, $25 // Anthropologie vegan leather jacket, Linnea's own

Valentine's Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Valentine's Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Valentine's Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Valentine's Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Valentine's Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

Valentine's Day Outfit | Photo by Tristan Williams

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

VDay Outfit Inspiration: Vintage Darling

Linnea White

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Looking for some VDay outfit inspiration? Look no further! The shop is filled with love day options for every gal and every style. Whether you'd rather keep it simple with a pop of red, make it edgy with some leather, or go full on romantic with vintage whimsy, Darling Boutique is your stop for all your Valentine's outfit needs. Not to mention the array of locally-made, red-hued lipsticks available at the shop!

Vintage VDay Darling

For a Valentine's inspired Dressing Up with Darling outfit, I gravitated towards this retro printed dress, full of whimsy and personality. I love that the little flower petals are shaped like hearts, giving a nod to the holiday without full on shouting it. The Nine West heels are the perfect pairing, with their vintage shape and lace up style. Add some simple cupid-esque jewelry by one of our amazing local artisans in the shop and a pair of vibrant pink tights, and this look is full on vintage darling for the holiday of love. Don't forget to apply your favorite red lipstick for an added touch of romance. We love this color made by Kerrie Pierce specially for our shop, thus "Darling Red."

Embrace the whimsy of the season, and let your personality shine.

VDay Outfit Inspiration | Photo by Megan Tiernan

On Linnea: Retrolicious dress, $28 / Nine West heels, $32 / Elle cardigan, $16 / Giorgio Corsini purse, $30 Local Artisan Pieces: Girls Day Out heart necklace, $28, and arrow earrings, $15 / Dinosaur Toes Herkimer Diamond Sterling Silver ring, $48, and Triangle Sterling/Brass ring, $18 / Kitsune’s Closet Darling 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

VDay Outfit Inspiration | Photo by Megan Tiernan

VDay Outfit Inspiration | Photo by Megan Tiernan

VDay Outfit Inspiration | Photo by Megan Tiernan

VDay Outfit Inspiration | Photo by Megan Tiernan

VDay Outfit Inspiration | Photo by Megan Tiernan

See more Dressing Up with Darling outfit inspiration posts! 

Valentine's Day Style for Every Girl

Linnea White

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It's the month of L O V E. And things are looking pretty lovey dovey over at the shop. Whatever your Facebook relationship status, Valentine's Day should be a day for celebrating the love in your life, and wearing your heart on your sleeve... or dress/necklace/blouse. So how does an every day gal get dressed for a day of love? Let us count the ways in this Valentine's Day style round-up.

Valentine's Day Style Tips

Keep it classic.

Polka dots, stripes, floral prints, lace, chiffons, pleats - all classic textures and patterns that make a great base for any Valentine's Day outfit. Start with the basics, pick a classic silhouette, and build from there. Accessories are where the fun comes in!

Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Add a POP of color.

Red and pink are (obviously) quintessential colors for Valentine’s day. All you need is a well coordinated pop of color for a subtle nod to the holiday. Or, be extra daring and play with shades of pink or red for a chic monochrome look.

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Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Lovely details.

Make a statement with your accessories, from a sparkly necklace to a heart shaped clutch. This is the time of year when red and pink accents and accessories should be utilized in full force.

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Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Add your personality.

Think whimsy. Lots of whimsy. A hopeless romantic? Get extra ladylike. Add a touch of tulle and extra lace. VDay rebel? Throw on a leather jacket, skirt, or pants to add a little edge to the holiday. Nerdy chic? Sport a graphic print and some red chucks or heart print flats. Boho wanderer? Keep it moody with long, flowy layers and a felt hat. Whatever your style inspiration, make it you. Love what you're wearing and celebrate in style.

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Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

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Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

Valentine's Day Style | Image via Pinterest

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Come shop for all your Valentine's Day style needs at Darling Boutique! 

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