These Boots are Made for Dancing

by cecylia on February 15, 2012

I couldn’t believe my blessings one day when I discovered a vintage Prue Acton leather jacket at a Sunday market. I have been waiting for some caramel coloured hide to come my way, and it was everything I’d dreamt it to be. All for a song! For my international readers, Prue Acton is the doyenne of Australian fashion. Graduated from fashion school RMIT, in the 60s she had 80 fashion outlets across the country and was the first Aussie designer to show her collections in New York! Her pieces are highly collectable. And it’s no wonder, after nearly 4 decades, thanks to its impeccable tailoring and flawless hue, this jacket continues to charm.

Don’t you just adore this exotically printed silk maxidress by Violet & I? Yards of vibrant silk are embedded in it. The dress is seriously multi-functional, use it as paparazzi disguise, sleeping bag, hammock, an upside-down umbrella…it also comes handy when going camping! It’s not difficult to imagine one lounging by the pool in the Maldives or sweeping through the night markets in Phuket, but betcha didn’t think I would team it with some leathery goodness.

But how can you run around in a maxidress? My style mantra is that all outfits must be comfortable, and practical, if possible. For someone who has never set foot in a gym, my only form of exercise is laughing and occasionally dashing to the train. So in order for me not to trip over the hem of this divine dress and make a wall paper of myself, I grabbed some fabric from the middle of the dress (around the waist) and double knotted it. See? No stitching required! Now we’re set for the can-can.

Where: Dancing!

Wear: vintage Prue Acton jacket, Violet & I maxi dress, self-made necklace, vintage boots (similar pair here), Mawi ring

What did you think of the silk scarf look in the L’avion Give Away post? Don’t forget to enter to win!


cailin February 15, 2012 at 7:34 am

Great look!!!you look super happy!;D

Despina February 15, 2012 at 7:35 am

amazing boots!but i really love the dress.amazing pink and orange shades :)

Michelle February 15, 2012 at 10:12 am

That jacket is an incredible find! Loving that high kick too ; )


cecylia February 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

tehehe thank you Michelle!

tess - February 15, 2012 at 11:55 am

I love the gif – you’re so fun! I’ve never heard of Prue Acton, that’s pretty shameful for me as an Australian fashion lover. Thanks for introducing me to her, tho :)

cecylia February 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

lo’l she’s a pioneer- probably before our time, that’s why we’d not heard of her before ;D If you dig up the fashion archives in Australia, you’ll find her work

trishie February 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Such a gorgeous fun look!

Anna February 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Kick those legs! Wow, sucha beautiful dress. I love the neutral boots and jacket with the print.

Suzi Maynard February 15, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Guess who I did a school project on back in high school? Prue Acton! Great find CC!
Suzi x
For the Love of Audrey

cecylia February 16, 2012 at 9:28 am

wow! That’s awesome!!!

Holly February 15, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Love that dress, and the cancan gif, heheheh!

cecylia February 16, 2012 at 9:28 am

hehe glad you like it :)

The Dainty Doll's House February 15, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Stunning, love this look :) x

Akanksha February 15, 2012 at 9:51 pm

oh wowww.. ur maxi looks so comfy yet chic!!! I love ur entire loook.. ur actually dancing in those shoes!!!!!!!! wow…
Love everything :)

New post is up :)

cecylia February 16, 2012 at 9:29 am

Thank you so much for your feedback!

Mica February 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Ah I am in LOVE with that dress! I love how easy it is to change the length, and how fun it looks to wear! Great pics :)

Congrats on the find with the jacket too :)

cecylia February 16, 2012 at 9:30 am

Yeah maxis are great like that – change the hem with a simple knot

Gelleesh February 16, 2012 at 12:21 am

You look sweet and edgy here! Love that maxi dress! :)

janettaylor February 16, 2012 at 12:35 am

Oh, reminds me of Chloe!

cecylia February 16, 2012 at 9:31 am

Yes I must admit I was inspired by Chloe :D The neutral and tan leathers

Bonnie February 16, 2012 at 1:04 am

I honestly don’t know what I love more — the twirly skirt or the killer shoes.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

cecylia February 16, 2012 at 9:31 am

or the dancing? :)

Rolala February 16, 2012 at 3:12 am

Gorgeous dress! Love how you styled it!

Darya Kamalova February 16, 2012 at 5:16 am

amazing blog, my dear!


Elle sees February 16, 2012 at 6:19 am

Ou are too prettynandnim honored you stopped by.

annie from habbot February 16, 2012 at 10:13 am

Cecylia … you crack me up! loving your can-can … and all the leathery goodness! thank you.

fabliha February 16, 2012 at 9:10 pm

the print on your dress is just gorgeous!



cecylia February 17, 2012 at 10:09 am

Thank you Fabliha!

Lois February 17, 2012 at 12:27 am

cool sunglasses :) You look happy.
Love Lois xxx

Fran and Effe February 17, 2012 at 3:33 am
Lucka February 17, 2012 at 7:36 am

You look gorgeous!!! Love your dress so much!!! I have a giveaway on my blog so feel free to join it:)

Stephanie February 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

Love this look! Great blog! Following you :) Follow me back if you’d like

katrien February 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Thank you for your comment on my blog!

I love the boots!

Love Katrien

cecylia February 17, 2012 at 7:43 pm

hahah they are pretty awesome!

Silvia´s closet February 17, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Thanks for your lovely comment! I love that dress, is amazing! Now I´m following you via facebook and GFC, so if yoiu want you can follow me back!

Margaret Kee February 20, 2012 at 11:11 am

You look lovely! Theodore and Roxy would go real well with this outfit! hehe!

cecylia February 20, 2012 at 11:24 am

yes they enjoy running in that park :D

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