Saturday, February 20, 2010

DownEast basics - Review + Giveaway {Two Winners!}


CONTEST CLOSED
Have you heard of DownEast basics?  If not, you can thank me later.  This online clothing retailer offers beautiful, modern clothing at prices that won't empty your bank account.

When I looked through the February catalog I saw the most flirty, colorful pieces that are sure to resuscitate bland winter wardrobes everywhere.  You'll be fully prepared for Spring with their vast selection of clothing and accessories that are classic with just a touch of trendy. So you'll be way more hip than Mary Poppins, but you won't end up looking like Lady Gaga either!

Usually Spring really sneaks up on me, and I end up wearing winter attire all the way through.  For some reason I tend to get more into fashion by Summer.  This year, my closet is going to be brighter, thanks to DownEast basics.
I just adore the colorful outfit made when combining the Frosted Flowers Cardigan in pink with the Still Life Skirt.  Finally, I have something nice and bright to wear for Easter that will look fantastic through the season and even into Summer.

On the right, you see the Finest Pearls Top paired with the Daffodil Dots Skirt.  This outfit is feminine and flirty without being too cutesy and "young" looking.  You know what I mean.  It's pretty, but I still look like an adult!  It will look even better in the summer with a nice dark tan. :)

I'm so happy I discovered DownEast basics.  The clothing is very true-to-size using their sizing chart so you can order with confidence.  I'll be back for many more online shopping sprees - since I actually can afford to!

BUY IT! Just try and browse the store without buying something fabulous.  I dare you!

WIN IT!  Two lucky readers will each receive one item of their choice from the Spring line.  Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada!

To Enter:  Browse through the new arrivals, and tell me which item is your must-have.  Choose wisely because if you win, this is the item you will receive!

EXTRA ENTRIES (available after mandatory entry above is completed):

-Follow this blog publicly via google friend connect (+1 entry)
-Follow this blog in your reader (+1 entry)
-Subscribe by email and verify. Leave email address in comment (+1 entry)
-Follow The Penny-Pinching Mama and DownEastBasics on twitter and tweet the following: (+1 entry per day)

#Win your choice from the @DownEastBasics Spring line! http://tinyurl.com/yk33ca4 TWO WINNERS! #Giveaway @pennypinchingma
 
-Become a fan of DownEast basics on Facebook, leave full name in comment (+1 entry)
-Become a fan of The Penny-Pinching Mama on Facebook, leave full name in comment (+1 entry)
-Add The Penny-Pinching Mama button to your blog, leave blog link (+3 entries)
-Enter any or all of my other current giveaways, tell me which ones (+1 entry each)
-Blog about this giveaway and include a link back to this post. You must have at least 25 followers (+5 entries)


No compensation was received for this review post and all opinions above are my own. Contest is open to US/Canadian residents and closes at Midnight EST on March 10th. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. Please leave your email address either in your comment or make sure it is listed on your profile page so that I have a way to contact you. See the giveaway rules before entering. GOOD LUCK!

1,018 comments:

  1. I like the Cupid Cardigan! Thanks!

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  4. I like the Oceanfront Dress in charcoal!

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  9. I am a fan of Down East Basics on facebook, my fb name is Daeron Mel.

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  14. I love, LoVe, LOVE the Wrapped Up Top!

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  19. i lvoe the atlantic skirt!

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  20. I'm a facebook fan of DownEast basics. Full name: Merrie Lockwood

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  21. I think I like this Awesome Blossom skirt best.

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  23. I like the Union Square top
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  28. Tough Choice - but I really like the Heart Throb Shorts!
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  29. I am following you both on twitter - @1outnumberedmom

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  32. I tweeted this giveaway @1outnumberedmom

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  33. I love the Butterfly Kiss Dress in Navy!!!

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  34. L-O-V-E the Cupid Cardigan!!

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  42. I am loving the He loves Me dress. Adorable!!

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  46. I love the Outside the Box top!
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  52. I would pick the Awesome Blossom Skirt!! That color is great!

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  55. I am a Facebook fan of DownEast Basics

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  56. i love the Full Bloom Top really nice !!!
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  62. I love the Frosted Flowers Cardigan in Hot Pink!
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  75. I like the Lace tee in the pink icing color in medium!

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  77. I am your facebook fan Michele Pineda

    sorry I put the wrong info in my first comment for what I wanted to win... (I was making a shopping list for my son's girlfriend lol) I like the fancy tee in Raspberry in XXL for myself if I won! that is under the new items...

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  86. I LOVE the Really Regal skirt!

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  90. I love the Cupid Cardigan in grey. Thanx for the chance to win this cute giveaway! Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  99. my must have item is the Frosted Flowers Cardigan in hot pink.

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  104. entered Nelle & Lizze giveaway.

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  105. Ok-- I have came to a decision-- I love the Frosted Flowers Cardigan-- not sure the color.

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  106. twitter followers of both-- and I tweeted!

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  117. I like the Crystal Clear Skirt!

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  118. I would pick the Heart Throb Short.
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  119. entered Lizzy and Nelle
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  123. I love the Crystal Clear Skirt! Thanks!

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  127. daily tweet
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  128. I like the Diamonds are 4ever top on pink!!
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  133. My must have item would be the Full Bloom Top.
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  134. follow both and tweet http://twitter.com/5memb/status/9426341223
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  135. Ooooh. I LOVE this site! Definitely my style. My favorite is the Cupid Cardigan in the gray. It took me forever to decide because they are all so cute!!

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  137. I sooooo want the Bonjour Top!


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  142. follow you and Down East on Twitter cdziuba and tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/9429744640

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  143. I like the Crystal Clear Skirt

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  151. I love the Ocean front comfort dress

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  157. I would love the ocean front maxi dress in navy blue

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  158. I follow on Google Friend Connect

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  159. became a fan/follower on Twitter of Down East Basics

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  160. the Cupid Cardigan mverno@roadrunner.com

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  161. I like the Bonjour Top!

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