Good Taste: Sarah Darling

Country music artist Sarah Darling always has her creative juices flowing. A familiar face at the Grand Ole Opry, the singer-songwriter, who recently opened Sweet Darling Pâtisserie, a Nashville bakery featuring her homemade macarons, has also been busy working on a capsule collection of western boots by Durango.

Currently, Darling serves as a Durango brand ambassador and appears in an advertising campaign. Based on the success of the relationship, Darling is now putting her fashion spin on a series of boots to debut for holiday. The result is a duo of flirty, feminine looks — the Sunflower Slouch, a slouchy style and Darling Coral, a tall classic version — that mirror the singer’s girlie style. “I’m always in dresses,” said Darling, who pairs them with cowboy boots. Instead of jeans, she noted, “I’d much rather wear a pair of cute cut-off shorts and lacey top with boots. I always pull in the feminine.”  Darling admitted that every now and then she steps out of her boots and into something sexier. “I love high heels by Kate Spade,” she said. The singer will be promoting her Durango creations in upcoming ads in American Country and Country Weekly magazines. Retailing for $175 to $200, the boots will deliver in December.

Number of times you’ve been a bridesmaid: “Honestly never. When you’re a singer, you get roped into that first.”

Most honest critic: “My mother. Sometimes, a little too honest.”

Favorite cake recipe: “Strawberry Margarita Cake by Betty Crocker. It’s so light and summery.”

Signature scent: “Daisy by Marc Jacobs.  It’s a happy scent like me.”

Designer you’d like to wear for the Country Music Association awards: “Kate Spade. She’s classic, fun and knows how to use color.”

Oldest friend: “Alisha. We grew up together in small town Iowa.”

Chick flick you’ve seen the most times: “The Notebook. It’s every girl’s fantasy she wants to play out.”

Decorating style: “Bohemian chic. I like rustic farm tables and shabby chic.”

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