[Bridal] Style Steal: Dune v Choo

Obviously, Florence Finds isn’t about weddings or bridal style, although there are lots of ideas here that you might want to incorporate into your big day, from beauty and hair to fashion. However, knowing that plenty of you reading are planning weddings or will in the future, when I saw this style steal I just had to share. And with Mahj’s wedding gracing Florence‘s pages, there couldn’t be a better time right?

One of the ever popular wedding shoe styles that I saw when I was working in the industry were a pair of Jimmy Choo platform heels. Metallic and super sparkly, they were neutral enough for bridal but infinitely wearable after the big day. Of course not everyone can afford a pair of Choos so when I saw this pair I thought of all those people. Here at Florence Finds, style is for everyone and you can get the look at a fraction of the price in Dune.

Dune – Bornio Metallic Platform court shoe £99
Jimmy Choo Clue – £395
(And the peep toes I mentioned above? Ailsa)

So there you have it, from me to you, a bridal style steal 🙂


PS Part 2 of Mahj’s wedding coming right up at 1.30pm!

What to Wear: The DKNY Cozy

First off this morning, a disclaimer: this is not a budget item. Although I do like a bargain when it comes to fashion, when I’ve been fortunate enough to have the available funds as various points in my life, I do find that paying more generally gets better quality, longer lasting clothes. When it comes to classics which will stand the style test of time, I think it’s worth spending a bit more for luxury fibres and flattering shapes.

And this is where the Cozy comes in.

The preface to this purchase is that I bought a long-line boyfriend-style cardigan from Whistles several years ago in the sale in merino wool. It has been ridiculously useful and is super warm due to it’s yarn but has become a bit tired and lack lustre so I have been looking for a replacement for a several months. Unfortunately I didn’t see any navy offerings from Whistles this winter and instead remembered something I saw maybe 18 months ago, the DKNY Cozy.

The idea of this item is that it can be worn in a multitude of ways. Made of a wool/silk/cashmere blend it drapes beautifully and can be twisted and tied without losing shape. It scrunches up perfectly for travelling and can even be worn as a scarf. And of course it does the job I originally wanted, of being a long-line cardigan.

To give you some idea of the wearability, I’ve got a few snaps of the different ways you can style it…

As you can see it can be worn long and draped, with the tips tied together then twisted and draped in several (more) ways, as a dress or tunic, even a rather foxy off the shoulder number which flashes a bit of back for a chic evening look. If you fancy seeing how it is done, head on over to the DKNY site to see the video’s.

It’s super warm, super soft and I am totally in love with it.

As I said, it’s not cheap. The DKNY cozy comes in a variety of colours and retails at £180 – no, I wouldn’t normally spend that much on a cardigan but I had some Christmas money and decided to treat myself. I’ve since worn it to work, dinner, friends houses and just because 🙂 I’m pretty sure I’m going to get my wear out of it!

Have you got any luxe items that you think were worth splashing out on? I’d love to hear 😉


PS please excuse the hugely unflattering photos – I promise it is much more flattering in real life!

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