Tuesday, March 19, 2013

why i'm loving buying things from china

To be honest, I'm a little nervous to share this secret with you because I don't want my options to go down or out of stock! BUT, I've pretty much made a vow to share my life with you and help you out, so that's what I shall do.

For the past couple months, you may have seen bluelans.com in my What Ya Wearin Wednesday or fashion posts. It's a website that ships straight from China, FOR FREE! Sure, that's cool, but what you also need to know is that everything is super cheap!

I ordered two shipments of jewelry and other things from BlueLans and DressLink, totaling at $31, including any shipping costs! Everything you see here [and two more pairs of earrings] are included in that total!

The two scarves are from DressLink, the clutch from BlueLans. I'm obsessed with the yellow scarf. The clutch might get a little makeover. [but the inside has so many card pockets- LOVE!]

Studs from BlueLans. I got two of the Amurrica ones for a friend. The black bows will become a fave!

All of these are from DressLink. The bracelet on the far left actually fits my wrist which I'm shocked about because I have XL wrists. That necklace is going to be so fun to work with! It's pretty exquisite/fancier than I normally get, but with a plain shirt I think it'll be gorgeous!

You've seen the owl necklace before, and I got the anchor necklace to match earrings I got from BlueLans a couple months back. Those purple earrings are pretty big, but I'm pumped about them. I also got them in black [not pictured].

How great and different are all of those things?! The most expensive item was the big gold necklace, for $3!

Because I'm always honest with you, I will tell you the cons:

  • You're ordering from China. Things are going to be made very cheap. If you know how to fix little things like loose chains/reconnect them, you're good to go.
  • Shipping takes a while, up to 45 days. If you're getting these things for a vacation, plan accordingly. 
  • If you're ordering clothes- beware. I got lingerie for $5 and a shirt for $10 in another order. The shirt lasted for a day before it shrank to half it's size in the wash [without a dry]. The lingerie actually isn't terrible, it's just super simple and required a minor sewing fix at the seam when I pulled it out of the packaging. I'm interested in trying a dress or a jacket, but we'll see... 
  • Some of the metal smells a little weird. I don't know how to explain it besides it's cheap metal. I had to get used to wearing the owl necklace.
Those are really the only complaints I have, and they're minor considering what I'm paying for a whole jewelry makeover. 

If you have or will be ordering anything from the sites, let me know and keep me updated! I'm excited to discover more! Also, if you know of any similar sites, please share with all of us in the comments! 

Happy shopping!


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