Category Archives: Accessories

Spend your Winnings…

We know we are a little late with our August wishlist, but better late than never 🙂

Read on for our picks for August.

1. Kenneth Jay Lane EarringsKJL EarringsThese resin earrings provide just the right amount of pizazz to just about any outfit. The would work marvellously in transforming your office outfit into something appropriate for a night on the town. They would also work with a tee and a pair of denims for a dressed up brunch look.

2. Black and White Embellished Top
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We love all things monochrome. This top by Aanchal Kohli would be flattering on anyone irrespective of body shape. We love the high low hem and the embellishment on the neckline. A pair of sky high heels and you would be ready to paint the town red.

3. Powder Blue and Pastel Clutch

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Shopping is good for the soul – always. It’s even better when it does good for the community and looks absolutely gorgeous. One look at this clutch under the brand name of Aiyana by the Umeed Foundation and you know exactly why you absolutely need to have one in your closet.

4. Marc Jacobs BraceletMJ ClutchThis MJ bracelet will add the pefect amount of shine to your day outfit. It won’t detract from your o-so-important presentation and will make you look polished and pulled together.

5. Krishna Mehta Top

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Krishna Mehta is known for her extensive use of Indian handloom fabrics and to die for ethnic wear. We love adding the so called Indian touch to any outfit. This Chanderi silk top would look amazing on a pair of skinny black jeans and you wouldn’t need much else to complete that outfit.

Happy Shopping!!!

PS: You can buy all of the goodies above quite easily if you win our birthday giveaway. What are you waiting for? Enter and get ready to shop!!

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July Wish List

This month’s wishlist is a bit early. We have some lovely treats for Eid at some amazing prices, thanks to sales still being on.

1. Prerto Earrings
These earrings are absolutely gorgeous. They would jazz up a pair of jeans or complement a Lehenga perfectly. These would come in handy not just at Eid, but at an iftar party as well. The site has some variations of these earrings so grab a pair while they are in stock.

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2. Astha Narang Lehenga
The threadwork on this Lehenga is exquisite. The Lehenga is also in an amazing colour so can be worn all seasons. It can easily be worn at a wedding without any fear of upstaging the bride. Now if only we had an excuse to grab one ourselves…

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3. Christian Louboutin pumps
The birthstone for July is the ruby, which is why this list has some element of red to all our picks. For us, the most iconic red is the Louboutin sole. This pair is a wardrobe staple.

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4. Fendi 2jours tote
The house of Fendi always had the baguette as an iconic bag. The 2jours tote is on its way to the hall of fame. We love the combination of colours and how the turquoise interior looks against the red. The best part is its at a 30% discount.

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5. Ruby and Diamond ring
What’s a celebration without bling? This Blue Nile ruby and Diamond ring is breath taking. It’s perfect as an engagement ring or as a complement to your ethnic outfit. Either way its definitely heirloom material.

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So what are you waiting for? Get you Eid wardrobe all set and happy celebrating.

Happy Birthday Aly :)

Happy birthday Aly!! Every year I hunt for the perfect gift for my partner in crime and this month’s treats are all things I would buy Aly for her special day.

1. ZARIIN – Gold plated blue and green bead mesh hoops earrings

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These earrings are oh so chic and within complete any outfit in a heartbeat. Aly loves accesorising and these earrings would fit in perfectly in her closet.

2. TURQUOISE & GOLD – Persian green crossback maxi dress

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I’ll let you in on a secret. Every year Aly plans her birthday outfit. This is my pick for this year.

3. Valentino –  Rockstud 100 t-bar heeled sandals

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I have known Al to go weak in the knees for bags and watches, but these are the only shoes I have seen her crave.

4. Roberto Cavalli – ‘Pearls Mask’ Necklace

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The two of us love a lot of accessories. I use my bags and shoes and Aly uses her jewellery and watches. I think this necklace while out of her comfort zone would add the right amount of oomph to a night out outfit.

5. Neverfull MM

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And finally.. Her Achilles heel is anything from Louis Vuitton. Tote bags are the lady’s style and this Neverful in green epi leather is absolute perfection.

Happy Birthday Aly!!! I hope you have everything on this list and any list this birthday and always!! Xoxo

Let’s get FIT!!

Summer is just around the corner and we’re all getting ready for the beach, our holidays and most importantly be swimsuit ready. Plus we’re also gearing up for the holiday season and I know most of us are trying to get fitter to enjoy the rest of the season.

Sometimes it can be difficult to stay disciplined and on track all the time. So we’re sharing some of the ways that got us motivated and most importantly kept us motivated.

1. Detox Water Bottle – oGorgeous Gym Boutique

We started the new year with our detox posts i.e. the juice cleanse and fruit infused water. This is one of the best and easiest ways to help with losing those extra kilos and all by just drinking fruit flavoured water! These super cute and colourful bottles with a motivational message helps hold your fruits and vegetables in a convenient infusing compartment perfect for making detox waters! As a bonus, the website has a different recipe for each bottle so whether you want to burn fat, deal with bloating or clear out skin – this becomes very handy!

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2. Blogilates – 30 day challenges

Blogilates is one website that I really love. It’s founded by Cassey Ho, a fitness instructor who runs this blog and online community. She is extremely motivating and has great ways to help you lose weight and you can do these all at home. One thing I love about her blog is her monthly challenges, these have a different focus every month so whether you need to tone your arms, thighs, abs, etc. You’ll find it here! She also has seperate monthly workouts as well. So get a friend or colleague for the ‘Sleek Arms’ April challenge and get started – it’s super fun!

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3. Jillian Michaels – 30 Day Shred

This was introduced to me a few years ago by a friend, and boy is this not for the faint hearted!! This 30 day shred has 3 different levels and is only about 20-25 mins each but is pretty hard core and intensive. You can do this at home and trust me will you see results!! She also has a ton of other workouts but this is a great way to get your fitness regime kick started. We’ve linked the video of level 1 to check out!

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4. Fit Girl’s Guide

This is one of the most awesome online communities I’ve come across. It is the girly girl’s guide to getting fit! It’s so great because girls from all over the world jump in, possibly with their significant others and really encourage and help each other. They have come up with the perfect way to make getting fit, fun, encouraging, healthy and accessible!! They initially had only one plan, a 28 day jumpstart which is an e-book (costs USD 24.99) with a full meal and exercise plan. They now have introduced two new books. Their next challenge starts April 20th, the last challenge for the summer – perfect to kickstart the summer 🙂

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5. Revolution Fitness

If this still isn’t enough to get you started and you still believe you need personal help to reach your fitness goals, I would highly recommend checking out Revolution Fitness. For those of you based in Dubai, they provide excellent personal trainers, who train anytime, anywhere and tailor make fun but super effective workouts. Whether you want to train at the gym, park, beach or even your home they can help you get those fitness goals!

If group classes are more your thing, they even run Insanity classes – this is a 30 minute max interval training bodyweight workout which gets you body changing results fast!! They run these once a week in South Ridge Park, Downtown Dubai. Go check it out the first class is free!

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6. The Protein Bake Shop

With all this talk of getting fit and beach ready, we never got to the bit where we need to reward ourselves!! Who would imagine desserts to be healthy and that too filled with chocolate? And most importantly good for you too?!! For those of you in the U.A.E and India, try out these yummy treats from the Protein Bake Shop. They have a wide variety of treats from biscuits, to cakes and even mousse! I would recommend the chocolate stacks, chia & flax seed cake (which are my favourites), mint chocolate bark, etc!

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7. Nike Reversible Bag

Now how can we send you off to get fit without a little bit of fashion? Check out this awesome bag to carry all your stuff! What’s awesome about this bag is that it has a reversible design and can be used for the beach and your holiday too!

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We hope this list has helped getting fitter for this summer oodles of fun!

Tell us which ones you liked best. Happy almost summer holidays :-)!

Buckles&Belts

Have you sometimes had trouble finding the right belt? the right size? the right finish? or maybe a belt just too bland for your taste?

Well looks like that problem has been solved here for all the folks in sunny Dubai!!

A new luxury concept store has opened a few weeks ago at the Mercato Mall, Dubai.

Divaly was invited to the store launch and check out this unique concept. To be honest initially I was unable to go due to prior commitments but thanks to the wonderful Michelle who accommodated me at another time.

First a little background info on the brand,

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B&B Buckles&Belts is a unique luxury concept store from Switzerland which opens its doors in Dubai for the first time and gives customers over 170 buckles and 80 belts to create ‘Your Style. Your Belt’.  With the current range on display,  these can be combined with over 5,000 possible combinations. They source the best Italian quality with unique buckles that personify natural elegance and fresh glamour and an exquisite array of fashionable pure leather belts for men and women.

Buckles&Belts at Mercato Mall.

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You can select from special, classic, dress, suit, handmade and exclusive buckles and belts for every occasion and enables them to see their ‘made-to-measure’ creation unfold before their eyes when skilful staff craft the belt in-store.

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The double fastening system, an exclusive invention by them makes is possible to provide fitted belts with excellent finish and also to interchange the buckles. Customers can buy different buckles from B&B Buckles&Belts for the same belt and lets them stay trendy.

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I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I first visited but I think its a great concept and can do really really well here in Dubai. Practically most people that I know are always on the lookout for the right belt to suit their requirements. I believe B&B Buckles&Belts will take care of that.  They have some great pieces of leather and in many different colours.  It’s perfect because you can choose it just the way you like it and size it accordingly to suit you as well. Being on the plus side, I really think it gives us a lot more options both for men and women. Whether you want to go classic, glamorous or even slightly adventurous say with a crocodile buckle? They have it all.

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They have really friendly, helpful staff and I would highly recommend anyone and everyone to check out the store. Gift vouchers are also available, should you want to gift someone.

Now for the exciting part *drumroollll please*, they have given us two little goody bags with a usb, a limited edition leather key-chain and a voucher for Aed 150 off on any purchase!! How’s that for a giveaway??? 😀

All you need to do is answer the following question either on our blog post or our facebook page :

“How many combinations of belts and buckles can you make with the current range??”

Note : – This contest is only eligible for people living in Dubai, U.A.E. Please note the contest ends on Dec 30th, 2014.

Good luck and happy shopping!! : – )

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Christmas Giveaway!!!

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the hap-happiest season of alll….”, there certainly is a certain merriment about in the air, with everyone gearing up for the holiday season. Decorating your christmas tree, preparing sweets, shopping for presents, oh boy I could go on and on : – )!!

In keeping with all the festivity around us, Divaly is very happy to announce it’s Christmas giveaway!! It cannot be Christmas without any presents, can it??!!

So as promised in our previous post, you can win an exclusive handpainted scarf and two hand painted greeting cards by the wonderful Svetlana Babic of Sekana Scarf.

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Giveaway – Greeting Card

 

All you need to do to win this exclusive giveaway is :

1. “LIKE” us on our Facebook page ‘Divaly’ and answer the question on our post; “Name any two products that Svetlana paints on??

2. Incase you have already “LIKED” us, just answer the question!!

3. Contest ends on December 21st, 2014.

4. This is open to everyone worldwide

I doesn’t get easier than this!! Just participate and you will have yourself your very own personalized Christmas present : – )!!

 

Festive Finds: The must have list

Divaly is almost 2 months old. Boy, have Vasudha and I had a good time. We have always maintained that we wanted our family and friends to be a part of our journey. So to kick off this festive season we are going to have our very first guest post written by Priyanka Bhansali – fashion stylist and writer from Pune, India.

Priyanka and I met at a wedding. We really hit it off and quickly bonded over our love of fashion. Honestly, you should stay away from her – she knows all the best deals and exhibitions happening in and around Pune and you can only imagine what that does to me!!!

To kickstart this festive season, we thought why not have the must haves for the season? Read on what you must have in your closet !!

Priyanka : – When I was asked to do a guest post for Divaly about whatever I felt like sharing or contributing, my one and only thought and eagerness to talk about was about letting all you fashionistas know the best finds for the upcoming festivities. There’s a plethora of fabulous finds across the web and I have managed to pick up the best, (believe me, it wasn’t easy! Phew!) right from dresses to shoes.

Here’s the list below that will help you get your hands on the best of the trends. So, move over from the usual, these fresh trends are the ones to watch out for!

1. Krishna Mehta tunic with Palazzo – With palazzo’s trending all over, this pick from Krishna Mehta was an obvious choice.

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Krishna Mehta

2. Jumpsuit by Rubina K – Here’s this classy shimmery jumpsuit for the woman who wants to look different. Style it with statement neckpiece and you’re good to go!

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Rubina Khan

3. Satin Embroidery Kaftan by Zzaaki – If you like going minimal, this satin kaftan with intricate embroidery on the neck fits the bill just right!

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4. Orange box clutch by Kunst – Add the right amount of bling to your classic pieces to give it a festive vibe.

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Kunst

5. Black golden wedge heels by Shruti Kaul Sachdeva – With pure silk brocade adorning your feet, it’s a sure shot stunner!

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Shruti Kaul Sachdeva

6. Heart of gold necklace by Manish Arora for Amrapali – I’ve always fancied jewellery by Amrapali and when they got Manish Arora on board, I expected it to be quirky in some way and so it does! Completely heart it!

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Amrapali

7. Black embellished short dress by Amit Arora – For a Diwali party dress, your search ends here with this perfect LBD.

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Amit Arora

8. Maroon Anarkali by Rohit Bal for Biba – Rich color and elegant style is what Rohit Bal stands for. Get this gorgeous anarkali suit exclusively at Biba.

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BIBA

9. Black lehenga sari by Chhavi Aggarwal – What’s better than wearing a sari that is fuss free? A lehenga sari is what that comes to your rescue. This hybrid of lehenga and a sari is apt for your card parties!

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Chhavi Aggarwal

10. Embroidered cut work jacket by Ritika Mirchandani – This exquisite cut work and a waist belt attached to the jacket makes it an instant hit pair with your lehenga’s, anarkali or even acts as a blouse to your sari. Mix and match and create chic styles to add to your sartorial sense.

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Ritika Mirchandani

Hope you have enjoyed the compilation that are on my must buy list. Till then have a fun filled Diwali celebrations and stay chic with Divaly.

To check out more on Priyanka’s work, check out her Facebook page Stylist!