Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Review with Giveaway: DownEast Basics






It is no secret that I think the world of the very chic clothing and accessories offered at DownEast Basics. I have reviewed their products before and I am always thrilled with the fabulous styles of clothes and accessories that they offer. Each season DownEast Basics adds gorgeous new clothes and accessories to their website and the exceptional and so reasonable pricing is why I keep wanting to come back. I think this Spring 2010 Season DownEast Basics has really outdone themselves because the items for Spring are spectacular! Each new item is bright and cheerful and so pretty and feminine for Spring and Summer and at the prices they are being offered for, you can really add some spark and pizzazz to your wardrobe without even making a dent in your wallet. Here are some of the many beautiful items available right now from DownEast Basics and at the end of my review you can enter for a chance to win your choice of one of the items being offered from their 28-Day Style Guide which is their New Arrivals Section.



Some of my favorite items from the DownEast Basics Website are:

The Stroke of Art Skirt
Price: $29.99



Low-rise fit A-line skirt with inverted pleats in front and back.

- Lined
- Cotton poplin
- Imported
- Sizes: XXS-XXL


The Bonjour Top
Price: $22.99



Cap sleeve top with double ruffle neckline and 1" waistband in front and back.

- Rayon/spandex
- Imported
- Sizes: XS-XXL


The Market Bag
Price: $22.99



20"x10" natural fiber with wood handles.

- Fully lined
- Zipper closure
- Imported

MY REVIEW

As always the wonderful folks at DownEast Basics generously allowed me to select a few items from their New Spring 2010 collection to review. The new clothes and accessories have such a fun, flirty, resort-like feel to them that makes me optimistic and excited about warm, sunny happy go lucky days to come! As I glanced through the new items for Spring & Summer over and over again, I had the hardest time deciding what to review because everything just "popped" out at me with all the glorious colors, patterns and styles that I just couldn't decide. In the end, these are the two adorable items I chose:

The Really Regal Skirt
Price: $29.99



Mid-rise A-line skirt with small pleats in the front.

- Fully lined
- Side zip
- Cotton poplin
- Imported
- Sizes 0-14

MY THOUGHTS:  If you like classic style clothes with a modern twist that are going to make you look sophisticated but also really fashion forward, then look no further because this is the hottest skirt!  The
Really Regal Skirt is just darling, with its splendid rich design embellishing the body of the skirt.  The skirt is lightweight, in spite of its very fine lining and is perfect to wear for Spring and throughout the Summer months.  It is perfectly rendered, and I am so impressed with every aspect about it.  I chose the sweater below to pair with it, and although the picture of the sweater is shown in Pink, I received the cardigan in the color White.  I think with this skirt you can easily mix and match a variety of colors to wear for a top/blouse/sweater.  In addition to white, the colors yellow, turquoise, beige, peach or pink, light blue, rust would look excellent with it.
Price:  $34.99


Sizes:  XS - XL
100% Cotton

MY THOUGHTS:  I received this adorable sweater in the color White and it is so darn cute!  It is made of the highest quality and there is so much attention to detail in its design, I can't wait to wear it with the Really Regal Skirt as well as so many of my other Spring and Summer Separates.  What a dynamic addition to my wardrobe that is going to be so versatile!  I love the medium weight gauge of the knit cotton, and because it is rendered in cotton it is going to be so easy to care for!  There are hundreds of little flower petals decorating the front of the sweater with teeny tiny little pearls in the center of each one.  Such a flirty sweater that will transcend time season after season.


THE GIVEAWAY

Open to USA and Canada



The very generous folks at DOWNEAST BASICS have agreed to let me giveaway ANY ITEM FROM THEIR 28-Day Style Guide, which is their New Arrivals Section.  This is going to be ONE amazing prize for the winner! Yes indeed, One lucky reader will be able to pick any item they want from the new Spring/Summer Collection! I am going to make entering easy with several opportunities for you to earn some extra entries.

To Enter: (Open to USA & Canada!!)

Main Entry: First, you must be Following my blog Publicly on Google Friend Connect, the widget is on the right hand sidebar. Make sure you are following my blog or your entry won't count.

Visit the DOWNEAST BASICS website by CLICKING HERE and browse around. Check out the wide range of products that they offer and pick out your very favorite item (not items mentioned in this review) and come back and leave me a comment letting me know what that product(s) is. That's it. (the winner can decided on their prize once the giveaway has ended)

NOTE: DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN!!

I am going to give you lots of extra chances for additional entries. Each one you do will count as one entry:

Extra Entries:

1. Become a Fan of DownEast Basics on Facebook by CLICKING HERE

2. Follow DownEast Basics on Twitter @DownEastBasics by CLICKING HERE

3. Tweet the following text (You may tweet once a day):

Enter 2 win YOUR CHOICE OF ITEM from DownEast Basics New Arrivals @ The Best of Everything For You http://tinyurl.com/ycf9f7z #giveaway #win

4. Follow me on Twitter @joannaonthelake by CLICKING HERE

5. Subscribe to my blog through Email, the link is on the right hand sidebar

6.  Become my friend on Facebook, I love making new friends CLICK HERE

And that's it!

This giveaway begins on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 and will end at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, March 10, 2010. I will use the True Random Generator to select the winner on Thursday, March 11, 2010 and will email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond back to me.

A very special THANK YOU to DownEast Basics for providing me with the 2 fabulous products for this review.

Disclosure: I received the two items mentioned in my review from DownEast Basics for the purposes of this Review. This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.




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Natalie A. said...

I like the Cupid Cardigan! Thanks!

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Sarah D. said...

I love the Butterfly Cardigan

Tj and Amy said...

I love the awesome blossom skirt. amypugmire@live.com

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Mysharona said...

I like the awesome blossom skirt.

afineday said...

I'm following your blog Publicly on Google Friend Connect.

Thank you for this giveaway!

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afineday said...

I like the Oceanfront Dress in Navy.

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Lydia A. said...

I like the Reunited Wrap Top.

Lydia A. said...

I am already a fan of DownEast Basics on Facebook.

Lydia A. said...

I follow DownEast Basics on twitter - @princessla66

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Lydia A. said...

I follow you on twitter - @princessla66

Lydia A. said...

I subscribe through e-mail.

Lydia A. said...

I added you as a friend on FB - Lydia Aletraris

Sue said...

I love the Full Bloom top. Thanks for the giveaway.

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

cupid cardigan

roswello said...

i am Following your blog Publicly on Google Friend Connect (roswell)

i really like the Full Bloom Top nice for spring
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mogrill said...

I love cupid cardigan. Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

~ Cee ~ said...

I'm really drawn to the Cupid Cardigan, Oceanfront Dress, and the Full Bloom Top. My favorite, however, is the Oceanfront Dress. I love that they have larger sizes, too! Thank you for this giveaway :)
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wildcat32 said...

I follow and I loved the Oceanfront Dress.
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bayctygrl said...

I really adore the Cupid Cardigan in gray

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sarah said...

The Butterfly Kiss dress

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Jennifer Singer said...

The He Loves Me Dress is my favorite!

Lydia A. said...

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Kiara said...

I like the Must Have Matchstick Jean.
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Karen said...

I like the Oceanfront Dress

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clc408 said...

I adore the Miss Slim Skinny Crop capris.

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409cope said...

I follow through google friend.I like the Still Life Skirt the most. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Missybeez said...

I like the The Butterfly Kiss dress.
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D.Calvert said...

I like the diamonds are forever shirts and the longitude sweater
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I follow on google friend connect
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I follow on twitter as dewinner
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clynsg said...

I do follow and I like the Dancer top.

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Bacallsmom said...

I follow you publicly with Google Friend Connect (Bacallsmom). I love their Crystal Charm & bead necklace.
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Bacallsmom said...

Fan of Downeast Basics on Facebook (Susie Randle)

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Following Downeast Basics on Twitter (kailua67)

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Bacallsmom said...

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Rhonda said...

I follow

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Rhonda said...

I like the full bloom top

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Lydia A. said...

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Natalie A. said...

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Natalie A. said...

I sent you a friend request on Facebook!

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Natalie A. said...

I follow on Twitter! natdey

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Natalie A. said...

I subscribe by e-mail!

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Natalie A. said...

I follow DownEast on Twitter! natdey

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Natalie A. said...

I follow DownEast on Facebook!
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Jaime said...

I love the Trendsetter Tote!
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Jaime said...

Fan of Downeast on twitter
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Lydia A. said...

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samsakara said...

I follow your blog as Shilo Beedy and love the Oceanfront Dress in chocolate. My next favorite is the He Loves Me Dress.

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Lydia A. said...

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her5boys said...

I follow you on google friend..brkwalker

her5boys said...

I love the Cupid Cardigan in heather gray!

her5boys said...

I'm a facebook fan of Down East Basics!

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Emily B said...

I'm following you, and I love the Rasta Ruffle Dress! It's so pretty.
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I follow downeast basics on twitter (emilyisland)
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Natalie A. said...

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Lydia A. said...

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mkjmc said...

Riviera Tank--Coming Soon! Bathing suit top!

Susan Margaret said...

I love the True Love Boyfriend Jean

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I follow DownEast on Twitter (littlecomper)

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Natalia said...

I'm following your blog with my twitter account
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Natalia said...

My fav. item is Silver & Rhinestone Bracelet
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shellycox said...

I like the Oceanfront Dress. So cute!

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Ms. Cindy said...

I'm a new follower and their clothes are amazing! I also like the Large Rhinestone Cuff! Thanks!

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Gina said...

I think the Fresh Flowers Maxi Dress is sweet & pretty. I love the Cupid Cardigan too.
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Gina said...

I am a Fan of DownEast Basics on Facebook.
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Lydia A. said...

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jennem said...

At DownEastBasics, I like the Oceanfront Dress in Chocolate.
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Mimi the kitten said...

I adore the Oceanfront Dress!

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Benita said...

I follow via GFC.

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Benita said...

I like the Big Button Green Canvas Tote.

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crystal said...

Great shop!! I love the Lace Tee in Black and Tango Red.
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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog. I love the Meet in the Middle Top


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Erica C. said...

I'm a google follower :)
I really like the Fancy Tee.

Karen said...

I really like the Big Blue Stripe Canvas Tote.

Laura said...

I follow and I like the Ocean Front Dress.
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I'm a facebook fan of Down East Basics
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CherylS22 said...

I follow publicly in GFC
My favorite item from the new arrivals section is the Silver Coil Cuff in the blue bead & rhinestone color.
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CherylS22 said...

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I love the Smell the Roses Top, thanks!

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