online shopping + thrifty prices

colorful jumpsuit AliExpress - thrifting diva In my last post, I confessed that I didn’t shop solely at thrift and consignment shops.  However, the one constant in my shopping habits is that I pay THRIFTY prices for my fashion game.   You may certainly call me cheap.  But, I just have an aversion to paying a lot for items, when I know I can get it at discounted prices.  Do you feel me on this?

About a year ago I learned about this online website, AliExpress.  This site has EVERYTHING for sale (clothes, electronics, beauty supplies etc.)  The catch, the stores that sell on AliExpress are all international.  But, when I ran across this gorgeous jumpsuit on the site, I knew I had to try it out.

If you have been following me, you know that I am not shy about bright, bold colors.  The jumpsuit cost $16, and add $2.99 for international shipping.  Yes, you read that correctly.  I was definitely worried that this might be a scam, but figured that I would try it out for less than $20.  But my package did come, about 3 weeks later.  Beautifully packaged, great material and amazing fit.   Yes, it could have come earlier, but that would mean a lot more in shipping fees.

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  1. WOW WHAT A GORGEOUS FLORAL JUMPSUIT AND HOW PERFECT IT FITS YOU. I love its bold colors and your 2 thrifted accessories are beautiful – perfect to match!! I want a pair of Blue Pumps. I have heard of Ali Express so I am glad I heard someone purchase from them . $3.00 shipping price for 3 weeks is worth it I say. Plus look how pretty that piece is! WOW WOW WOW!!!

    Have a Great Thursday! Ada. =)

  2. I’m sorry, I don’t think I read this correctly. Less than $20 for that gorgeous jumpsuit?!! WOW! You look amazing! I am definitely checking that site out, thanks for the tip!

    1. Laura,
      Yes honey, $20. I really thought I was being scammed. Thank you for your beautiful compliment. You should definitely check out the site. I must warn you though — it’s addictive.

  3. oh wow i totally adore this outfit!!! love the print and the style… you’re rocking this jumpsuit! <3

    happy thursday ayana! hope you get your sushi for lunch! 🙂

  4. That jumpsuit is simply beautiful. And I remember you talking about having them on your thrift wishlist.

    I can totally feel you about the thrifty prices. The clearance sale is my first category with online shops.

    And as I said in my “Black Skirt, Red Shirt” post, the margin on the original price for most retailers is huge!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  5. You are rocking this outfit! I have been wanting some blue heels, and those are awesome. Sooo funny that you have the blazer I posted! Did you order it from Tidebuy?

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  6. That romper is fabulous on you and you cannot beat the price! I’ve been eyeing a necklace on AliExpress that I’ve seen sold on other sites for a lot more.


  7. I love the whole look and you got it for an amazing price. $2.99 for international shipping is really good. I have to checkout that website. I don’t like to spend a lot on clothing either.

  8. I dont think just ANYONE can pull this look off, and you did it just right! I love all the colors on you and you make this romper look like it was made for your body!!

    1. Sarah,
      Thank you! I love color tremendously and knew I had to have this jumper when I saw it. I do think people should step out of the comfort zone a little and try things like these pieces as well.

    1. Adanna,
      Thank you honey! I do think jumpsuits are my “go to” DIVA outfit! I can’t get enough of them. Oh, and that San Diego sun is definitely a place where you need a pair of sunnies. I love it here though.

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  10. So glad to hear someone that has actually used that site. I see it all the time and always wondered. Those blue shoes are killing it! Wishing you a very happry SITS Day!

  11. Super cute and what a great deal. I don’t know if I could ever gamble on international shipping (and waiting, that would drive me crazy), but it paid off. You look gorgeous!

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