Aliexpress is far from crappy

At work one day I overheard a coworker ask another coworker how were the products on Aliexpress.  She responded that they were crappy and then proceeded to show her online examples of the product failures received by patrons of  Alieepress.  Upon hearing her response of “crappy” in response to the question posed of how was Alieexpress I strongly disagreed, I have had nothing but positive experiences from them and have referred numerous friends to them with success.  I disagreed but I did not say anything because that’s how you get your wig split, jumping into other people’s conversations.  I was taught to eavesdrop in silence 😉.

So as I eavesdropped others joined in on the roast of Aliexpress.  Common admonishmenat stated were that you could only buy poor quality knockoff club dresses and shoes from the site.  As I listened to them in my wig from aliexpress it dawned on me that many do not know how great alieexpress is or the vast array of products they sell.  A need to eradicate that fueled this post!  So here are 7 things you can buy on Alieexpress that are awesome!

1. Wigs and Weaves

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I am an avid buyer of hair from Aliexpress.  I faithfully brought bundles from the website from 2012-2016.  I started buying weave my Junior year of college and transitioned to wigs during my second year of graduate school and of course I went to Aliexpress for my needs.  Hair quality varies on Aliexpress based on seller.  So in the beginning of your journey there are a lot of hits and misses.  But once you find the perfect hair for cheap all you’re searching will be well; worth it.

 

2. Jewelry

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Aliexpress of course offers a wide variety of jewelry options.  This is nice because jewelry trends come and go faster than Usain Bolt.  Last year minimalist jewelry was everywhere, the year before that all you could find were jewelry pieces that made you look like a dominatrix or prisoner, and back in my day it was all about statement jewelry. If you are just riding jewelry trend chances are you don’t want to spend too much on pieces anyway.  I buy ALL of my jewelry on Aliexpress and frankly have never been let down.  The quality of the metals used to craft the jewelry is akin to that of any fast fashion store but the crafting is a lot better because many manufacturers on Alieexpress are small home-based businesses that really care about providing a good product.

3.   Knockoff Bags

There are a lot of mixed feelings about knockoff purses and wallets.  There are many who have moral reasons for not wanting to buy knockoffs as they consider knockoffs to be physical representation of theft from an artist.  Then on the other hand you have people like me, those girls with champagne tastes on a beer budget; and that’s who knockoff purses are made for!  We can have a Birkin and still have coin left to treat ourselves to Ihop ;}.

4. Winter Jackets

Those who live in places where it actually gets cold will probably disagree on my Screenshot 2018-08-10 12.21.52assertion that Aliexpress has really cute and warm winter jackets, but I live in New Orleans and they work for me.  The coats and jackets on Aliexpress are cute and comfortable. I was able to get three coats and a scarf for the price of what I would pay for one coat!

 

 

 

5. Sweaters

Warm and comfy sweaters are one of those things that you don’t realize you need until Screenshot 2018-08-10 12.06.26you have one, like socks.  Sweaters are the socks of outer garments.  They are not appreciated until they are there.  Sweaters are also really great gifts.  Last christmas I purchased about 10 random sweaters with phrases like “Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal” and assorted memes and gave them as presents.  The best part was that I could give awesome and memorable presents for cheap.

Aliexpress is not only good for joke sweaters but fashionable ones as well!  I have purchased many sweaters from the site, my favorite being the one in the image to the right!

What’s your favorite thing to buy on Aliexpress?

 

 

 

The Most underrated clothing item

Imagine, you’re stranded on a dessert Island because your cruise boat crashed.  You do not get reception on the island so you cannot use your cellphone to call for help.  Also, unlike on Gilligans Island, you do not have a years worth of fashionable and diverse clothing items.  So under those circumstances what would you wear?  What clothing item would be the most useful?  What ONE clothing item can double as other cute pieces (you have to be cute, never know who will rescue you)?

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Call for Guest Bloggers

Hi everyone👋  So there are a lot of avenues in thrifting besides just womens clothes.  Some of them are mens clothes, childrens clothes, home goods, estate sales, etc.  I am barred from exploring those avenues because I am a single childless female that makes minimum wage and doesn’t buy home goods.  There are so many aspects of thrifting that I cannot touch on but that I would LOVE to explain to readers.

Thats were you come in.

If you want to contribute a post on any of the topics above or thrifting in general please email it to me at brandihebert15@gmail and it will more than likely be posted on this blog!

How to find luxury items at the thrift store

So most of us are familiar with the “urban legend” of finding a luxury item in a pile of Mens tee shirts and children socks at Goodwill.  Stories of finding Birkin bags or Loubotins at a thrift store are commonly dismissed as aspirational stories that could never possibly happen.  But that phenomenon has happened frequently in the past and can happen to you! To learn how to make that happen click read more.

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Best sewing machine for thrifting projects

61Pw7wO-xSL._SL1500_You have been on the hunt for a pair of high-rise flared denim jeans without embellished back pockets.  You can imagine how great they will look on you.  Not to mention how fashion forward they will be!  You have seen them in all the high-fashion magazines and street wear blogs and know they are about to be mainstream.  You are determined to rock them before they become mainstream, because when things become mainstream that signals the beginning of the end.  You want to nurse a newborn, not a grown man.  This jeans will be your newborn.  So determined to find them you scour the racks of every clothing store within a 30 mile radius.  You spend hours frantically combing through jeans then your desperation leads you to search the clearance aisles.  Still no luck.  Finally you admit defeat and conclude that you will never find  pair of high rise flared denim jeans without embellished back pockets.

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