Tuesday, September 27, 2011

DownEast Basics Review and Giveaway

Like I've said before, I hate cold weather but very much enjoy winter clothes. I love warm jackets, beautiful patterned scarves, and fashionable boots. I enjoy scouting out new clothing websites that allow me to get my winter clothes fix in. DownEast Basics was the perfect candidate for that. :)



DownEast Basics offers gorgeous clothes, swimwear, and accessories for girls and women. Housewares are also available for purchase. The clothes are gorgeous, trendy, and quality made. Whether you're looking for a great cocktail dress, a cute cardigan for Fall, or a fabulous pair of jeans, DownEast Basics will keep you looking stylish.

Anything from DownEast would make a great gift for your daughter, girlfriend, niece, cousin, etc. They truly have something for everyone's taste and style.

I was sent a gorgeous Knot Alone plum cardigan for review.


The first thing I noticed about this cardigan is that the color is absolutely perfect for Fall. It's a really nice deep purple color that I love. The cardigan fits me well and is the perfect length too. It would look great paired with a pair of skinny jeans or a cute pair of black flats too. I love the large black and gold buttons, they really give the cardigan some added fun personality. There are two pockets on either side of the cardigan too. My favorite thing about the cardigan is the knotted detail on the shoulders. It's a very unique detail that I've never seen on any other cardigan before. It was what drew me into the cardigan. Overall, I am very pleased with the cardigan and can't wait to wear it sometime soon!

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Winner will be chosen on October 9, 2011 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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297 comments:

  1. love the Roundabout Cardi!

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  4. I follow your blog on GFC and like you on Facebook! I would love to win this! Thanks so much for the terrific giveaway!
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  5. Love this: Best Vest Cardi
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  9. The Vintage Flare dress is my favorite! and I also love the Fairy Tale Top!
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  14. I like DownEast Basics on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
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  16. I follow @DownEastBasics on Twitter, I'm @AmberGoo
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  17. I would get the Roundabout Cardi

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  28. I really liked the Rose ripple Cardi.
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  29. I like the Roundabout Cardi in knagaroo
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  34. I like the French Flounce Skirt.

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  35. classic cardi crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  36. Sammi I like the manhatten dress most, its got short sleeves but for fall you could pair it with a cardigan!!!

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  40. roundabout cardi
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  41. I like the Roundabout Cardi

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  42. I am a GFC follower

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  43. I like the Pretty Scent top.

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  44. Follower via GFC

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  45. Like Downeast Basics on FB

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  46. I would like the Artwork Top
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  47. I like the classic cardi.
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  48. like the fairy tale top.
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  49. i like the boyfriend blazer
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  52. I like the Beautiful Girl top!
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  56. I love the It's a Date Cardi in Almondine.

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  59. I love the Royalty Top!

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  62. I like the roundabout cardi!!

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  63. I love the wire trays!
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  65. My fav is the Layered Lace Tunic
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  74. I LIKE THE Roundabout Cardi IN KANGAROO :)

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  76. I AM A FACEBOOK FRIEND :)

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  78. I love the A Girls Dream Top in Graystone.
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  87. My favorite item is the beauty blazer.
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  102. I love the Make it Zippy Jacket
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  116. love that sweater the color is gorgeous but if had to pick a shirt it would be the Roundabout Cardi its suppper cute and could go wiwth anything!!!
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  117. ADORE the Roundabout Cardi :)

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  118. My favorite item is the Bon Bon Cardi. Very cute!

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  133. I think that the Layered Lace Tunic would be perfect with a cardigan for fall.

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  135. I liked DownEast Basics on Facebook

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  136. My favorite item is the Increased Beauty Cardi
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  138. I love the Strut Your Style dress, it would be perfect!

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  140. The Wild Side Burn Out tee in gray is my favorite.
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  143. I love the Boyfriend Blazer.

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  144. I like It's a Date Cardi in almondine
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  157. I love the Royalty Top

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  158. Email Subscriber, thanks!

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  163. I really love the Marvelous Maze Tunic!

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