August 29, 2012

WIWW - with DownEast - and a giveaway

Hello everyone - special edition of What I Wore Wednesday (yes, with a giveaway!)- I want to tell you about DownEast Basics.  If I had to pick one clothing store to shop at, it would be the one.  I think the majority of my clothing comes from them or a garage sale.  Their clothes are cute and stylish, but yet still affordable and modest.    I've said it before, but I want to reiterate - I love DownEast Basics!
I don't even live by one - I just shop them online.  And love getting their catalog in the mail.

Anyways, have you see the new arrivals?  I have a few they sent me to showcase for you.  I like being able to see clothes on real people instead of models, so I hope that's helpful for you too.

First up, this Color Spectrum Top - it is a little out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to push myself a little.  And it turns out I really like it - the material is soft and light-weight and has the right amount of flow.
Can you spot the spraypaint on my fingers?!?

Next up, the Sweet Thing Cardi and Fundamentals Skirt - I love that you can mix and match items from their line that don't coordinate but still go together like these two.  I think it's a great color scheme for fall.  The top is lightweight and adds a great pop of color, and the skirt was super comfy and even has pockets.  I got several compliments on this outfit when I wore it to church:
And I think the two items can be stand-alone as well.  Here's the skirt paired with a plain white shirt (also DownEast, I bought last season) and the cardigan with jeans:

And just a quick look-back, I bought myself this Something Treasured Skirt and top a few weeks ago - the skirt is still in the new arrivals - I love it and the detailed ruching on the side.

And some random exciting info, 3 days left to enter the DownEast Basics Pinterest $500 Fall Fashion contest (ends Aug 31)! More details at:

Today I have a quick mid-week giveaway from DownEast - wahoo!!  You have the chance to win one item of your choice from their New Arrivals.

To enter, do one or both of the following (winner must have a US shipping address):
--Visit DownEast Basics New Arrivals and let me know in the comments which item you would pick if you won.
--Pin your favorite New Arrival item via Pinterest and leave a comment saying you did so.

Good Luck!  Quick turnaround time - giveaway ends Friday, Aug 31st, around noon.

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About Author:

Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

89 Fabulous Comments:

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I like the canyon cardi in brushed nickel

I pinned the canyon cardi

How am I supposed to pick just one???? I will go with the finishline top and buttercup top as my two favorites today ;o)

I pinned the two tops and the intermission skirt!

Love your white shirt! So cute ;)

Not entering to win anything, just wanted to say that cardigan is adorable and the color looks great on you.

Love your outfits! You look fabulous in all of them.

I like the Zoe dress in the floral print

I like the Zoe dress in the floral print

I would get the continuum Top

Cute! I love the first top and the mustard skirt is beautiful!

The Fundamentals skirt would look great with a rosette necklace I just got! =)

Pinned Fundamentals skirt!

Now that I saw it on you, I love the Color Spectrum Top too. It looks great on a "real person" instead of a figure form! It's so flattering and looks sooooo comfortable!

thank you, now I have another online store to stalk and spend money on! i found a cute top but then looked a little further and found a crab apple dress that I really want! Of course I pinned moth to my Pinterest page.

I pinned the Sunset Sails Skirt -

I might choose one of the cardigans, or the rare find top.

I really like the crab apple dress. So cute!

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I'd pick the Intermission Skirt. It's been years since I've bought a new skirt for church!

I like the Grand Entrance Top.

I'd love the Zoe Dress-Paisley
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I like the fundamentals skirt.

I love the high tea and intermissions skirts. It would be a tough decision between the two.

I love DownEast!! I used to work at Seagull Book and we carried their was the reason my paychecks were so small :) I would pick the Crab Apple Dress or the Anyday Sweater.

I love DownEast clothing. Their Campus Sweater is on my love list, and now is the Color Spectrum top as well.

Uh oh, I can't decide between the Make Believe top and the Crab Apple dress. It's all so cute!

I would choose the anyday cardi


I really like the Amy Bee Skirt and the High tee skirt. I would get one of those if I won!

Here's my pin:

Not to be unoriginal, but I really like the Color Spectrum top in navy. Looks like it could work well for lots of Texas seasons.
Thanks for the opportunity!

Pinned it-

I love the new Avila Beach Tank

I pinned it.

where do i the union square maxi..the anyday cardi...the campus sweater..the continuum top ..the rare find top..and the coming home tunic. what can i say! love downeast!

I would definitely go with the Canyons Cardi in the brushed nickel. I am thrilled to see it even comes in and XX!

Love the campus sweater- I'm looking for a bold stripe!

I would love the crab apple dress

I pinned the crab apple dress.

Love the Charttopper jeans. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

Love what you've been wearing, Mandy. From DownEast Basics, I would choose the Tri-City Hoodie.

I LOVE the 'On Site Skirt'! A little out of my comfort zone, but it's definitely time to mix things up!

Forever fond top. Love that blue!

Love the Whispering Pines Top in frappe. Cute and flowy, fun for fall.

i pinned my favorite item to my "Fall back to basics with down east basics" board. thanks for the chance to enter!

The Foreward Tunic is really cute!

I pinned the Forward Tunic to my Pinterest Board - Cool Things I Want!

i'll take the intersection dress in burro! love it!

Love your outfits! I like the Staggered Style Skirt--it's so fun!

I am in love with the autumn retreat dress--it looks amazing <3

I'd choose the autumn retreat dress!
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I pinned:

If I won I'd wan the Staggered Style Skirt in Moonless night!

i pinned

AND I pinned it

I do love the New Arrival Staggered Style Skirt (among many others!).

Pinned it!

I love the Paris Bistro Top!!!


I would pick the Chart Topper Jean:

I pinned!!!


Pinned it:

Oh my gosh how do I choose... but I think my absolute favorite is the Intersection dress-gorgeous!

Hi I pinned the Intersection dress :-)

Their chart topper jeans! Although I love most of their clothes :)

I love the botanical dress....or the new chapter top.

Pinned the LAST chapter top!

The Staggered Style Skirt is calling to me! Love it :)

Pinned Crab Apple Dress
& Staggered Style Skirt

The Back Roads Top looks great.

The Back Roads Top looks cute!

The front floral top is very sweet!

I pinned it!

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