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Mumzworld – More than just mums

I’m a big, Big, BIG fan of online shopping. I miss the ease of online shopping found in the US/UK. My Aramex Shop’n’Ship account has been a godsend, but I do wish there were more local choices.

In recent times, e-commerce has picked up significantly in Dubai with both new players and big hitters setting up online portals (I highly recommend JadoPado for your Apple/Blackberry/gadget needs), but we still lack a powerhouse like Amazon in the region. That is why I was extremly excited to hear about Mumzworld.

Mumzworld calls itself the Middle East’s largest online shopping site for Everything Mother, Baby and Child. They currently have over 18,000 products and all the leading brands including Lego, Crayola, Barbie, and Mattel. Moreover, you get delivery within 2-3 days in the UAE and free delivery for all orders over 200 AED. Outside of the UAE? No worries, they promise to delivery within 7-10 days regionally as well.

So what can the average fashionista/beauty addict/Bollywood lover buy from Mumzworld? A lot! For starters they carry 2 amazing jewelery lines: Lovelinks and Sia Select. I purchased a beautiful necklace+earring set from Sia Select pre-Mumzworld but had to unfortunately coordinate cash payment and delivery myself. Thankfully that is all taken care via Mumzworld now.

They also carry a wide selection of beads, charms, necklaces and bracelets from Lovelinks.  They currently have a special deal going on where proceeds go to Breast Cancer Awareness, so support a great cause!

I couldn’t help buying the world edition of Monopoly last week. As a child, my parents always bought me “intellectual” games such as cardboard puzzles or mindbenders, but I decided to splurge in a classic board game.

Even if you aren’t a Mum, you can find plenty of things to keep your credit card busy. So check out the region’s newest shopping site and tell them Dollz sent you! You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclaimer: I work with the Mumzworld team, so this post is written with a little bit of bias. Just a little 🙂

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Posted by on October 12, 2011 in Dubai Diaries

 

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Lust: Balmain Brocade Jacket

From the content of this blog it shouldn’t be surprising that one of my favorite shows to watch is the CW’s Gossip Girl.  If you just arrived on planet Earth, you might want to check out this somewhat superficial show filled with beautiful people living the privileged life in New York City, while wearing gorgeous clothing. Oh the clothing.  Each episode of the show has me lusting after something worn by Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen (I really wish I had such glamorous sounding names!), played by Leighton Meester and Blake Lively respectively.

This week’s Valentine’s episode (S04E15) opened with Blair wearing this gorgeous gold jacket:

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A few Google searches later I found out this is a Balmain double-breasted metallic brocade jacket retailing at $3,875, and is quite possibly out of stock at all retailers thanks to being featured on this week’s Gossip Girl.  If gold isn’t your color, there are quite a few other variations of this and Balmain do a great job in cutting women’s jackets.

Now this might be a little more expensive than what your budget may allow, but this Elie Tahari jacket from Bloomingdales might be a decent dupe for it.  In general, whenever I’m lusting after a designer outfit that is out of my budget, I head over to ShopStyle.com.  They have a visual shopping comparison facility that is a retail aggregator; it’s a more comfortable way of browsing through the racks at Macy’s!

Also, if you are a Gossip Girl fan like me, head over to GossipGirlFashion.net for a weekly breakdown of their fashion choices.

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2011 in Ladies Only

 

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