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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 Crush, Part 2

Linnea White

We've already discussed our love of this sultry, regal fabric, but the pieces keep coming in, week after week, and we can't get enough of our Velvet Crush. (Seriously, though, expect a Part 3 soon, and counting.)

This Betsey Johnson dress is sugar and spice and everything nice. The velvet fabric is patterned with rich floral greens and plums, and an empire waist that gives it a vintage flare. Add a pair of classic structured heels by Seychelles and a leather choker, another Fall trend we can't get enough of at the shop, and this outfit is a chic little Fall ensemble, filled with whimsy and charisma.

Can't wait to show you Part 3 of this little Velvet Crush series! What do you think it will be?

Velvet Crush | Photo by Tristan Williams

On Meredyth | Secondhand pieces: Betsey Johnson velvet dress, M, $78 / Seychelles heels, size 6 1/2, $30 // Local Artisan pieces: Thistle & Lark leather choker, $24 / Kitsune’s Closet Be Smoaked fuchsia lipstick, $12

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

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

Velvet Dress | Photo by Tristan Williams

Velvet Crush | Photo by Tristan Williams

Velvet Crush | Photo by Tristan Williams

The Fabric of the Season: Velvet, Part 1

Linnea White

We have a serious velvet crush. The fabric of the season is so soft and luxurious you'll be touching (and wearing) these chic pieces all season long.

As cooler days befall, there’s one trend we’re falling for: velvet. The quintessentially 90s trend has made a definitive comeback this Fall, dominating runways from Paris to New York. Lucky for you, darling, velvet pieces are finding their way into the shop, giving you a chance to get in on the nostalgia.

This Express black velvet dress came in and gave me all the feels - literally. I put it on and felt instantly chic, in that 90s nostalgic kind of way. For a little night out inspiration, I paired these a-mah-zing Michael Kors sky high pumps and a vampy lip for a chic little black dress ensemble. Added bonus: a flowy kimono from Urban Outfitters that looked oh-so-beautiful in the wind. Way to go, nature, thanks for taking this outfit up a notch.

What do you think of the velvet trend?

Velvet | Photo by Tristan Williams

On Linnea | Secondhand pieces: Express velvet dress, 6, $20 / Ecote kimono, O/S, $20 / Michael Kors heels, 8, $60 // Local Artisan pieces: Free Range & Feral smoky quartz bracelet, $40, and earrings, $42 / Kitsune's Closet Mulberry lipstick, $10, and Noir Red nail polish, $7.50

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

Styled & Modeled by Linnea White / Photography by Tristan Williams

Velvet | Photo by Tristan Williams

Velvet | Photo by Tristan Williams

Velvet | Photo by Tristan Williams

Velvet | Photo by Tristan Williams

Velvet | Photo by Tristan Williams

Velvet | Photo by Tristan Williams