Wednesday, November 23, 2011

(Closed) DownEast Basics Review & Giveaway! Ends 12/7


DownEast Basics is a fabulous shopping destination for cute, fashionable, affordable clothing for women. Their styles are great for teens, moms, and women who are looking for classic pieces, to trendy styles as well.

I recently had the pleasure of shopping at my local DownEast Basics store location for this review. The Roseville, California location had been closed for almost a year due to a devastating fire. After recently opening about a month ago, I was thrilled to experience DownEast Basics after hearing and seeing so much about it online. With a gift certificate in hand, I shopped my heart out and came out with a few fabulous finds!

My first impression of my local DownEast Basics store was,"This is so much FUN!" I walked in and outfits and clothing of coordinating colors were seen from wall to wall. I'm definitely someone that needs to see outfits and accessories together to really visualize the whole thing, so I appreciated this a lot. It's not a large store, but enough to fit the huge amount of styles this store had. I had previewed some styles online, and now I know it is WAY more fun shopping in person. Many styles I had seen online previously would not have been something I would have tried on or even looked at, but in store it was completely different. The sweater you'll see below is one of those styles! I tried on about 15 tops and sweaters, a few bottoms and lots of accessories like jewelry and scarves. Their sizing was pretty spot on, with only a slight (normal) variance for a few certain styles but otherwise I was pleasantly surprised at how well everything fit. So much so that I'm sad my own budget didn't allow for me to buy a whole wardrobe that day! (hehe) The jewelry by the way is SO much fun, and any of the chunky, vintage necklaces would make a wonderful gift. I took home the following 3 items that I absolutely LOVE!


The It's a Date Cardi is a style I NEVER would have even entertained for a second. See, clothes online are so different than in the store! It's a long-sleeved, knit sweater, with a little stretch and a very light grey color called Moonstruck (not the color above). It ties in the front to give a deep v-neck, and has a ruffle bottom to accentuate your waist and hips. Super feminine and classy, totally flattering, and something I never in a million years thought I could wear and get away with it. I'm SO thrilled about wearing this for the holidays, and what's even better is I can change the layering top underneath to create a different look each time. I love pieces that do that! Two thumbs up on this piece! 


Now on to the pajama pants I bought. Oh. my. goodness. If you like to buy pajamas for any women or older girls on your shopping list this holiday season, these Printed PJ Pants in Antique Lace are AWESOME. I'm tall, and generally find that PJ pants are high waters on me after washing. These are still plenty long and they have a wonderfully wide waist band elastic that I LOVE. They are super comfy to sleep in, non-restricting at the legs (they're actually quite baggy), they have an adorable vintage lace print, and the cotton is perfectly light weight. They also come in lots of other prints. They're my favorite PJ pants EVER!

In recent years I've learned how much scarves can really give an outfit a whole new look. It's about accessorizing! There were so many scarves at DownEast Basics that were just lovely. I chose the Lacey Day Scarf (only in a grey, not black as shown above) because I seem to love the grey tones this season and it goes with a lot of my wardrobe already. This scarf is very flirty. I love the lace edge, and the mega dimension you get with the ruffles. I was worried about the lace making my neck itchy, but I've had no problems with that at all. This scarf is definitely one of my favorite accessories this season!

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Price: It's a Date Cardi - $36.99, Printed PJ Pants - $19.99, Lacey Day Scarf - $14.99

The Verdict: I'm a wannabe fashionista, and DownEast Bascis makes it easy for someone like me to look "put-together" even though I'm horrible at that! Their customer service was also fabulous. The manager was easy to talk to. It was almost like talking to your best friend about fashion! I will definitely be back to shop for more in the future because almost everything fit, and everything from DownEast makes you feel great!

Buy It:  Check out DowneastBasics.com or find a store location near you!


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49 comments:

My4boysand1 said...

I would love to have the NEW Rock Star Boot Jean
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janejoey57 said...

i love the Sleek Sequin Skirt - sooo pretty
anne hill
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Shelley said...

I think the top layer tank is cute.
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Tj And Amy said...

i love the Happy Thoughts Dress. amypugmire@live.com

sarah shult said...

I like the Happy Thoughts or Dangerous Curves dress
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Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I like the fairy tale skirt.

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kellyr78 said...

I like the Mod Tunic in Henna or Black
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Domestic Diva said...

I like the happy thoughts dress.

Brittney said...

I like the market street skirt
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Angie said...

Love that Bling Boot Jean!

Angie R.

tinagirl said...

I really love the Style Stripe Cardi!

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jennifer said...

i love the style stripe cardi!

thanks for the giveaway!

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jill24295 said...

I love the Mod Tunic
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Melissa said...

I'd love to have the Market Street Skirt in real teal, or the Rock Star Boot Jean! Thanks!

Toni said...

the new item that i would get is the NEW Rock Star Boot Jean
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M.j. said...

I like NEW Bling Boot Fit Jean...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

LeighSabey said...

I love the market street skirt!

Candy said...

I love the Dangerous Curves Dress and they Very Content shirt.

deb c said...

I love the Random Ruffle Cardigan
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Lynda Del. said...

I love the Kiss and Tell Top!
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PaulineMilner said...

From Down East Basics, I would choose the Mod Tunic in black.

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

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liz said...

I like the kiss and tell top.
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Calli said...

I love the Market Street Skirt!

TwoPeasInAPodOneDayAtATime said...

i like the NEW Rock Star Boot Jean
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Rebekah said...

I like the Dangerous Curves Dress

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Katrina said...

I love the vintage girl coat and the aspen sweater!

faithspage said...

like the Very Content Top

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Nina H said...

I like the happy thoughts dress!
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♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Kiss and Tell Top

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Courtney B said...

i love the top layer tank!

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KatieRox4You said...

I would love to have the Kiss and Tell Top :)

Thanks!

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Jessica Snook said...

I love the NEW Bling Boot Fit Jean.

CindyWindy2003 said...

favorite new item is the Happy Thoughts Dress
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Renfie said...

I love the Random Ruffle Cardi in olive

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newmama2010 said...

I'm torn between the Kiss & Tell top in Burlwood and the Dangerous Curves dress!

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Suzanne said...

I'd love to have the Kiss and Tell top!

Francine said...

Kiss and tell top

alissa4illustration said...

I like: Very Content Top

Amy Leigh Strickland said...

What a beautiful cardi. I would choose that.

prettymillie said...

Done. Thanks!

Toni said...

i like the Mod Tunic
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Alicia said...

I'd LOVE to win the Dangerous Curves Dress!

Tj And Amy said...

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https://twitter.com/#!/1amypugmire/status/143009408476127232

Helen said...

I love the Aspen Sweater

Sherry said...

I like the Motown Jeans.

Amanda said...

I like the Double Take Jeans.
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Amy B said...

love the double take jeans

coriwestphal said...

I love love love the Motown Jean!

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sueparks2003 said...

Luv NEW RockStar Boot Jean
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