Thursday, April 15, 2010

DownEast Basics review and {GIVEAWAY!!!}


If you haven't checked out the new arrival section of DownEast then you are really missing out. They seem to add new things daily, and their spring collection is so adorable you will definitely need at least one item to add to your wardrobe this season. They have everything you need; shirts, bags, jewelry, skirts and dresses. Here are a few of my favorite items:

Falling Star Skirt (how cute are those front pockets??)


How about this Fab Flower Hobo bag? This screams spring to me.

I had the opportunity to review the Tall and Trim Trouser Jeans:


I previously did a review of a different pair of DownEast jeans and loved them so I was really excited to do the review of the trouser jeans. I was not disappointed. One of the things I love about DownEast jeans is that they are sized correctly. I am an 8 but, depending on what store I am shopping in, I can go up as high as a 12 or as low as a 6. That usually makes it difficult to buy jeans online. Not so with DownEast, their 8 fits me exactly how it should which makes me trust them to buy jeans in the future.

Unfortunately, I am short so even though I got the shortest inseam they offer, they are still about an inch too long. Besides that, I think they are great. The fit is really flattering and they are super comfortable. I am tired of low waisted jeans where my flab hangs over every time I sit down, so it was nice to find out these are cut slightly higher. I would definitely recommend DownEast jeans to anyone.

(you didn't think you were getting away without a butt shot did you?)

WIN IT!
DownEast Basics has generously offered one of our very lucky readers an item of their choice from the New Arrivals section.

Mandatory entry:
Visit DownEast Basics and then come back here and let us know which item you would choose to add to your wardrobe.

You must complete the mandatory entry before doing any extra entries.
Extra Entries (Leave a comment for each entry):
1 Entry: Follow our blog publicly (found on right sidebar).
1 Entry: Subscribe to our blog via reader.
1 Entry: Become our friend on Facebook AND update your status with link to this giveaway.
3 Entries: Post about this contest with a link back to our blog AND a link to DownEast Basics (Leave a link back to your post in your comment).
1 Entry: Follow us on twitter and tweet about this contest. You may do this once daily (always leave the link in your comment).
2 Entries: Add our button to your blog.
Good luck! Contest ends on April 26th at midnight. Winner will be announced April 27th.
Winner will be chosen through random.org.

Please be sure to include your e-mail or have it in your profile so I can contact you if you win. Thanks!


-Tracy

We are not compensated for our reviews. We receive product(s) for free so we can provide our experience. These are our honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

255 comments:

  1. I like the Matchmaker top.
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  4. Love that hobo bag(the fab flower one). ;) I can see sporting that.

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  12. Do I have to choose just one. I love the lots of dots skirt.

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  15. i like the summer storm dress
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  16. I would definitely choose the Summer Storm Dress! I'm always on the lookout for more cute dresses!

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  17. Sun and sand skirt - SO CUTE! :)

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  19. I love the Breathtaking Beauty Skirt as well as the all hands on deck skirt. I am also loving their cupid and longitude cardigans. They always have a fun collection. It is so hard to choose just one.

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  20. I would choose the Marina Bag! I love it!
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  24. My favorite is the Matchmaker Top I love the colors and shape. Looks like a perfect summer top!
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  31. The summer storm dress. I could always use a new dress.

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  33. Pick me, pick me, please! I want the Safari Satchel, gorgeous! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  35. The Lots of Dots skirt is my favorite! I also really love the suncatcher top!
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  45. I like the Rassleberry Skirt and the yellow bead necklace!

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  55. I love the spring scarf cardigan in heather gray. I'd definitely love to add it to my wardrobe!

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  62. I would get the Spring Scarf Cardigan or Marina Bag - so hard to choose!


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  75. I LOVE the spring scarf cardigan, i want it in both colors!!

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  78. I would love to add this to my wardrobe - First in Line Top.
    This could easily be dressed up or down!

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  88. oh i love the Matchmaker Top soo pretty
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  93. I like the Lots of Dots skirt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. May Canadians enter? I like the Sun & Sand Skirt.

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  95. I am loving those trouser jeans! I also love the kaleidescope top...and the platinum jeans! Haha, too many good choices :)

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  103. Tough decision! I would probably choose either the Summer Storm Dress or the Matchmaker Top.
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  108. I'm loving the Summer Storm dress!!!

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