Handmade Wardrobe / Inspiration

The Dark Side Darling Ranges

The cold of winter has suddenly made me want to wear dark things, so here is my ‘dark side’ Darling Ranges. This is confusing my poor little brain because right now it’s the heat of summer in Perth, so I’m going to have to suddenly get into summer dressing. Oh heck, what am I saying, who’s gonna complain about wearing sundresses and sandals all day? Not me.

Does anyone recognise this dress? Yes, it’s the Darling Ranges dress – but in navy blue! This was the fabric I originally planned to release the dress in until my supplier couldn’t get me any more stock – funny how things turn out though because I feel like the brown version fits the collection much better. And now I get to wear this one all the time and fulfil my never-ending desire to have dresses no one else has. That’s fate.

I gave myself pin-up hair for a change – and there’s a slight possibility I might be a little bit obsessed now… I may or may not have worn my hair like these for 3 days straight.

There also may be a possibility that I’m obsessed with my new boots… and refuse to take them off. Whatever. I don’t think I want to live in a world where that kind of obsession is bad!

Okay that’s enough darkness for me, I’m off to pack for my trip – because I leave on Saturday!! yippeeeeeee

Dress: Megan Nielsen, Darling Ranges dress, AW2010
Tights: Myer
Boots: Steve Madden

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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13 years ago

1. LOVE the dress in navy! I would like 2 please.

2. If only Steve Madden shoes fit my wide feet, those boots are the perfect tall black boots. sigh.

13 years ago

Oh I love this for the Winter season. The brown one is definitely much much better for the Fall and it matches the rest of your collection. Good thing they ran out of this fabric, huh? =P

have fun packing!

Just Better Together

13 years ago

Omgosh. You are just too adorable. I love the dress in Navy and you hair pinned up looks fabulous.

13 years ago

I think you’ve found the perfect tall black boot! Any idea what the style name is and if they are still available?


13 years ago

Oh, this dress is pretty, as the brown one. And your hair pined up shows your face what is good cause that is pretty face :)

Tieka, Selective Potential

I loveee this dress so much – in both colors!! You’re so pretty, I’m envious of your hair. Mine just doesn’t curl like that anymore!

13 years ago

what i wouldn’t give to be in a sundress right now. honestly. it’s about negative-a-million-degrees outside. or pretty close.
hi, i’m brittney, and i live in utah, and it’s cold outside, so i sometimes get bored, so i started a little fashion blog and would LOVE it if you stopped by. just to check it out. c’mon, once won’t hurt… :)
either way, have a wonderful day.