My hubby was very excited when he found this bulldozer, he pulled a U turn while he was driving and told me he had found “the place” to take photos of me. I tried really hard not to laugh as he takes his work very seriously. He kept on barking at me to “interact with the bulldozer”! He forgets I consider myself an awkward BBW (big beautiful woman) and not a model. Baahahaaaa.
On to the relevance of the title. I found the cute ankle boots I’m wearing in the clearance section at target for $24.99. They only had one left in my size and it had a scuff on it that really bothered me. So, I informed the cashier about it. He offered a 10% discount. I politely declined and said the best I could do was $18. He accepted and that is how I am now the glorious Asian that haggled at Target and won.
I got this stretch jersey tank for $3.53, here, (including shipping) and I am in LOVE with it. I just bought 2 more!!!
I bought my color block over the knee socks here. They were too tight for my thighs at the top so I cut off the elastic band and they fit fine now, lol.
The Gucci shoulder bag is vintage and I wore it in the previous post.
I bought the fringe necklace from Macy’s a long time ago, but here’s a very similar version.
I have always been a pretty aggressive bargain hunter. It’s in my blood. My mom educated me about this complex trade from a very young age and I continue to flourish. Hahaha.
I came across the Alibaba website, the wholesale version of Aliexpress.com in 2011, when I was trolling the internet looking for the cheapest online supplier of 200 ostrich feathers. I swear I’m not crazy! It was for my wedding centerpieces…hehehe. And I’ve been a customer ever since!
Overall, I am a very satisfied customer. But, a recurring problem I’ve encountered with this site is that the product I receive differs from what is advertised! This has happened to me only a handful of times and I have made over 150 orders on the site. Take these platform boots I’m wearing above, I eagerly waited 3 weeks in anticipation for the arrival of these amazing platform boots for $25.39 (link here). I received a pair of boots 1.5 in shorter than advertised with a shiny grainy leather and an extremely rounded toe.
I was angry at first. But, they are actually very comfortable and kind of cute. So, I will keep them. I will do a more detailed review of Aliexpress.com in a later post.
My grey dress is from the Forever 21 clearance rack ($5)!
The Gucci shoulder bag is vintage
The incredible statement necklace is an old Zara piece I got from ebay
This is my second post wearing this H&M crop top ($4! also worn here)
My leather jacket around my waist is old and from Arden b.
If you haven’t noticed by now I am a sunglass hoarder, I don’t even know how many I own. I also steal all of my husband’s sunglasses who also happens to hoard sunglasses. With our powers combined we have an impressive collection…muahahaa. The ones I’m wearing are Dior, they’re old but here’s a similar pair sold on Amazon.
I bought these illusion tunnel earrings from Aliexpress a while ago and can’t find them anywhere. But, there’s a similar pair available on Amazon (here).
Gladiators are the sandals that never seem to go out of style. Sported by Goddesses long ago and trendy fashionistas today — this post is a tribute to the gladiator glory.
I braved the mountains of Utah and hiked up 30 feet up from where I parked my car, to stand atop treacherous rocks and sport these sandals that emulate strength and courage.
The amazing gladiator heels I’m wearing are from Qupid. They always have very affordable and stylish designs. I couldn’t find this exact pair, but here’s a similar pair from the same company under $30 (here).
My mominlaw actually gave me the gladiators I’m wearing. She took them out of her closet and I stared at them with hungry eyes…VERY hungry eyes. Haha. She is the coolest mominlaw, ever.
I found this houndstooth skirt and black tweed collared blouse in Korea.
I am wearing the beautiful Louis Vuitton vernis shoulder bag in amarante.
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”