Layer up, darlings! Outerwear doesn't have to be drab! Have FUN with your outerwear choices, get creative with your layering, experiment with your style! And that's just what we did here for some Fall outerwear style inspo.Read More
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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From Cannes to Charlottesville, New York to LA, from fashion to film, the season of the film festival is an exciting one. And it’s that time of year in Charlottesville! The Virginia Film Festival begins today, November 1, and runs through Sunday, November 4. The VFF brings the best of international, domestic, and local films to the theaters of Charlottesville every year. For the 4th year in a row, Darling is partnering with the festival to bring you the best of Virginia’s film festival style.
This year, Darling's owner Linnea styled two ladies from the VFF staff - Production Coordinator Rebecca Malaret and Communications Manager Chandler Ferrebee. Aren't they darling?!Read More
We're excited to share this style collaboration with local ethical blogger, Leah Wise of Style Wise Blog. We finally got to explore together why we believe in the secondhand solution! "We thought it would be fun to show how shopping ethically through secondhand purchases can result in creative, bright, offbeat style that runs counter to the current neutral-minimalist aesthetic. There is room for everyone in this movement." - via Leah's full post on her blog
Check out all the shots below by Tristan Williams of our collaboration with Leah, and be sure to check out her blog! It's an incredible resource for all things ethical and sustainable consuming. I've loved getting to know Leah, and learning so much from her, including our conversation on Earth Day of conscious consuming and Fashion Revolution Week.
We love this quote from Leah about secondhand shopping:
"At the end of the day, we are all responsible for making our own decisions, and we really can't hold other people accountable for how we decide to prioritize ethical credentials. But secondhand makes a lot of sense! It's abundant; readily available at consignment shops, thrift stores, swaps, and online marketplaces; and helps us refuse to buy into the idea that all purchases must be overtly entwined in our moral decision making. Secondhand shopping is smart and eco-friendly, yes, but it is, above all, pragmatic."
Happy Earth Day, darlings! Stop and smell the flowers - and the #fashionrevolution - today. Take some time to educate yourself on the benefits of slow fashion, of supporting sustainable fashion companies and practices (like shopping consignment!). We spent some time chatting with Leah Wise of the Style Wise Blog today at Common House for an Earth Day Conversation on Conscious Consuming. Check it out!
We love this “Journey of a Shirt” clothing education tool created by @stylewiseblog - so simple yet effective! ♻♻♻
Changing the world starts with YOU! ✨
Mobile users can access the video here.
ICYMI... we hosted our very first First Street Fashion Show this Sunday, April 8, right on First Street! To get all your Spring style inspo to blossom, we collaborated with our neighbors - Roxie Daisy, Eg, and Jean Theory - for a fun style event.
Shop these darling looks and so much more incredible Spring fashion at #darlingcville! Individual look details below.
On Angel | Rich Textures Meets Proportions
For beautiful Angel, we played with varying layers for dramatic proportions (that tunic!) and creamy textures for a rich combination of patterns you can feel with your eyes. And when you have an adorable corgi like Arwyn, what other accessory do you need?!
#darlingfinds on Angel | Consignment Finds: Hei Hei (Anthropologie) jacket, size XS, $38 / HD in Paris (Anthropologie) tunic, size M, $28 / Loft pants, size 12, $22 / Toms wedges, size 9, $26 // Locally-made Finds: Pan & Tea fiber tassel earrings, $30, and Adjustable Agate Slice Neckace, $35
Is Arwyn the Corgi not the cutest accessory you ever did see?!
On Hannah | Pattern Play Meets Layers
For darling Hannah, we went for a playful mix of patterns and layers for a flirty casual vibe. We dressed down the look with a flowy vest and go-to booties for any Spring romp in the sunshine! She looked so darling!
#darlingfinds on Hannah | Consignment Finds: Maeve (Anthropologie) dress, size XS, $44 (SOLD) / Deletta top, size XS, $22 / Pants Store vest, O/S, $20 / Target booties, size 9, $12 // Locally-made Finds: Free Range & Feral Aztec collar, $32, and hoops, $28
On Sarah | Classic Meets Retro
For stunning Sarah, we created a playful combination of classics and unique pieces for a retro vibe. Take an A-line dress and go-to jean jacket and play it up a notch by adding a fun scarf, statement stunnies, and a sassy pair of heels. The easy way to pattern play? Keep it in the same color palette!
#darlingfinds on Sarah | Consignment Finds: Milly dress, size 8, $150 / J. Crew jean jacket, size small, $40 / Jil Sander heels, size 8 1/2, $88 / Kate Spade silk scarf, $32 // Locally-made Finds: Pan & Tea brass sprinkled arc earrings, $32