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Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2dqCP1T

This is hands down my favourite Aliexpress purchase. I’ve had it since the spring, and it still looks amazing. I wear it all the time (a few times a week), so the quality has really held up. It looks accurate to the original photo and, best of all, it fits me like a glove! I was seriously shocked that something that I bought online could fit so well when I first received it (mine is an XS).

The faux leather is really nice and soft. It hasn’t flaked out at all like some other inexpensive faux leathers tend to. I got it on sale for $30.94 (the full price is $34.68 – 37.68), so it was a really good deal. Seriously, if I didn’t love Aliexpress before, this jacket made it real.

I mentioned above that I wear it all the time, so below are a few outfits I’ve worn with it. It’s the type of jacket you can throw over anything. And it’s surprisingly versatile weather-wise. I started wearing it in February over sweaters and still wore it in the summer (on rainy days and evenings). I can pretty much wear it for 10 months of the year! If you live somewhere really cold you probably won’t be able to wear it for that long, but you could probably get away with wearing it for 5-6 months.

TL;DR: A seriously amazing jacket for the price. My best find on Aliexpress ever!

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Get yours: http://bit.ly/2dqCP1T

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Fall has just started but one of the season’s biggest trends, velvet, is already huge.

It was everywhere on the FW16 runways back in the spring. Now it’s the SS17 fashion month and velvet is still everywhere: on street style stars, celebrities, bloggers, general stylish civilians, etc.

It’s not hard to see why everyone has a velvet crush. For centuries it’s been known as a luxurious and rich fabric that looks beautiful and feels amazing. It’s been a favourite fabric of everyone from kings to rock stars.

Dip your toes into the look with some velvet accessories, which are perfect for adding a luxe touch to your everyday outfits. And when you really want to glam it up, wear some velvet clothes. You’ll feel like a queen or a rock star, guaranteed.

Oh, and the best part? You don’t have to pay anything near luxury prices on Aliexpress.


Slip Dress

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$11.55

A mixture of two big trends: slip dresses and velvet. Plus the loose fit is effortlessly cool.

Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2cAXYXA

Long Sleeve Sheath Dress

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$7.05 – 7.99

For those who like a more fitted silhouette. Wear it with flat boots and tights for day, then switch to heels for a night out.

Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2d0KQq0

Choker

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$1.12

Arguably the easiest way to wear velvet.

Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2d0LELn

Deep V Neck Dress

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$23.13 – 24.98

For when you really want to make a statement.

Also available in blue

Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2cIWJS9

Bodycon Dress

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$19.80

A tailored slip dress, if you will.

Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2cgSECr

Oversize T-Shirt

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$14.50

A luxe upgrade to your basic oversize tee. Wear with boyfriend jeans (as pictured) for the ultimate effortlessly cool fall outfit.

Available in 3 colours

Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2d4Oofj

Bodycon Slip Dress

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$21.65

Velvet and slip dresses are a perfect match, don’t you think?

Also available in grey

Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2cLoGaa

Skater Dress

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$7.05 – 7.84

Velvet can be playful too!

Available in 3 colours

Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2cx6dPb

Cutout Dress

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$24.30

For a more retro vibe. Wear with over the knee boots for best effect!

Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2dc3mPz

Leggings

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$16.88

Forget jeans and try these out instead! They’ll look so much cooler than skinny jeans with an oversize top, leather jacket and ankle boots.

Available in 5 colours

Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2cWt4Iw

Sleeveless Skater Dress

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$9.90

For those who prefer bare arms.

Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2cgTgIf

Lace-up Dress

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$11 – 12.50

Another winning combination.

Available in 3 colours

Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2cWud2S

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In this post I’d like to answer a question that I think a lot of people may have when visiting Aliexpress for the first time …

Is It Worth Buying Clothes On Aliexpress?

The prices are so low that it’s only natural if you wonder if the quality is ok, or if it’s something that will fall apart after one wear. A lot of things are cheaper than what you’d find at low budget/fast fashion store like H&M or Forever 21.

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I think I’ve bought enough things on Aliexpress to safely say YES: yes, you can find nice/good quality things on Aliexpress.

Disclaimer: not everything on Aliexpress is good. I’ve discovered that it’s best to take your time and do your research before hitting the ‘buy now’ button. And when I say do your research, I mean read the reviews. As many as you can. They will give you the best idea of the product. Shoppers tend to be brutally honest, and may also post pictures.

Keep in mind that Aliexpress is not one big online store. It’s made up of thousands of stores (like eBay or Etsy), and some will be better than others. It’s the shoppers that will let you know which ones are good.

Pretty straight forward, but you’re probably still wondering why the prices are so low. I’ll let you in on a little secret: clothing isn’t really that expensive.

There are luxury fabrics like cashmere, but common fabrics like cottons and synthetics are pretty cheap. If you go to a fabric store, you’ll see. In high school I took sewing and made a wool jacket for about $30, something that could have easily retailed for over $100. Also, most things are produced in bulk, which lowers the cost further.

I’ve worked in the clothing wholesale and retail industries for over 5 years and I’ve seen how things are priced (I even got to do pricing on my own). Clothing in brick-and-mortar stores end up being marked up A LOT by the time it gets to the sales floor.

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An example:

  1. A designer goes to China, buys a basic t-shirt for about $1-2, embellishes it, and adds their logo.
  2. They add in all the other costs involved in the design process, plus their profit margin and price the t-shirt at $25.
  3. Then they sell it to an importer. The importer adds the costs of bringing the goods in (shipping, tariffs, freight), plus their profit margin and other expenses like staff salaries (it’s quite the formula). The t-shirt now wholesales for $50.
  4. A retailer will buy it, and the process repeats of adding in their profit margin. Finally, the consumer will pay $110. Retailers hardly ever use a 50% markup anymore.

So with Aliexpress, you’re basically just paying for goods at their true cost. And you don’t even have to wait for sale season! That’s how I think of shopping on Aliexpress, in any case.

Here are my personal favourite items from Aliexpress/the ones I was most impressed with quality-wise. Some of these items honestly look better than more expensive ($100+) items I have in my closet!

Leather jacket – $34.68 – 37.68 
(I got it on sale for $30.94)

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Purchase link: http://bit.ly/1T3GQ9K

Also the shorts were only $2.90! (Now $3.19 – Purchase Link: http://bit.ly/2cpVuaY) and the sandals $13.49! (Purchase Link: http://bit.ly/2c7wna1)

Boho Coin Necklace – $2.98

Looking Glass Boyfriend Cardigan White T-Shirt Printed Leggings 10

Purchase link: http://goo.gl/9bAoWi
See the review

Blue Backpack – $26
(I got it on sale for $18.20)

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Purchase link: http://bit.ly/1Ts4QB6
See the review

Blue Suede Jacket – $42.99
(I got it on sale for $38.69)

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Purchase link: http://bit.ly/2aZ7Tzy
See the review

Mirrored Sunglasses – $13.61
(I got them on sale for $7.89)

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Purchase link: http://bit.ly/1XXDLtf

As you can see, good products don’t have to cost a lot to be good. You just need to be careful, read the reviews and get your sizing right!

Thanks for reading and happy shopping! I’m sure you’ll be able to find tons of goodies on Aliexpress.