DownEast Basics Review and Giveaway

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Congrats to Amy #156! Thanks for entering everyone. xoxo

I’ve had the opportunity to work with DownEast Basics several times in the past. I feel fortunate to post about a clothing company that I love. DownEast’s clothes are comfortable, cute and very affordable. I always look forward to getting their catalog in the mail.

If only Angie were around to take fabulous pictures. ;)
For now, this one where Josh is making me laugh after a long day, will have to do.

This time around, I reviewed the May Flowers Dress. It’s a comfortable cotton maxi with a cross over bodice. All that translates to a flattering top and flowly bottom half. It’s springy and would make a great dress for Easter or Mother’s Day.

I also love these two items:

I own the dress from last season (different colors this time around) and I absolutely love it. It is super flattering and ridiculously comfortable. Perfect dress for travel too!

For today’s giveaway, DownEast Basics is offering
One item from the New Arrivals section, anything you want.
This giveaway is restricted to US residents only.

To enter: Leave one comment letting me know what one item will get you most in the mood for spring fashion. You can earn extra entries by doing any or all of the following (please leave a comment stating what you did). If you are already a follower of Thirty Handmade Days and/or DownEast Basics, just state that in a comment.

The giveaway ends Thursday, March 3rd at 11:00 PM PST. Winner will be announced on this post and emailed shortly after.

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  1. Rosemary Garcia says

    I loved the sun forever dress you pictured…Cute stuff. I like them on Facebook . I like downeast on fb!

  2. Stacy Hancock says

    totally love the baha maxi dress! ok, maybe that’s more summer. i don’t care =)
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

  3. Cassie B. says

    I’d get the Frosted Flower Cardi in white…I just bought the Maui dress, and the cardi would be a nice little addition to it while it’s still a little chilly out!

  4. Amanda Fry says

    I love Down East too! Every season, they have the cutest cardigans, so I’d probably choose one of them!

  5. says

    I love the bias stripe cardi, and the chic shirt dress. Both are adorable–though it is hard to narrow down my choices to even just two! Thanks for a fun giveaway to a great store.

  6. says

    I really, really, really love the Floral Fantasy Tank … I was drooling over it last time I was at our mall (we’re so lucky to have a brick and mortar Down East to shop at).

    Happy Day!

  7. Karin R says

    I love all of the cute embellished tees, but especially the green kiss and tell shirt! Such a fun, fresh color for spring!

  8. Carrie lisonbee says

    Hi Mique. I love that sunflower dress! And I just “liked” 30 days. I can’t wait to keep up with you now!

  9. Emily Mitchell says

    Spring Retreat Dress is fabu for Spring- but any of these pieces are AWESOME!!

  10. angel L says

    I love the Le Petit Linen Dress. Thanks for sharing this company. I had never heard of them, now I bookmarked the site! great clothes and prices

  11. Ruri says

    I love the classic wrap dress in cream! I can just feel that silk/cotton material fluttering around my body in the spring breeze! Ahhhh :)

  12. Dee says

    Love love love the kiss and tell shirt :) what a fun funky spring fashion.. ps. I did all of the extras!!

  13. says

    The Spring Scarf Cardigan! Please! In moon mist! I have been eyeing sweaters like this for a while!

  14. says

    I had gastric bypass surgery in August and so far have lost 73 pounds. I would love the Sun Forever Dress to show off my new body. Also because I don’t have any summer clothes!

  15. Cathy says

    Thanks for turning me on to a new clothing store – I’d never heard of them and their stuff is cute and affordable! Love it! Their Kiss and Tell top is definitely top of my list!!

  16. Melanie Keyes says

    I am loving the Kiss and Tell green top, love the color! makes me excited for spring and summer. I also love the Morning Glory Cardi! I liked Down East and also Thirty Handmade Days on facebook. I also subscribed to both blogs. Thanks!

  17. Sarah K. says

    I’m really loving the new maxi dresses. I just bought the Maui dress in byzantium…..but NOW I want another one. I love, love the Fresh Flowers Maxi in black. Classic and stylish always gets me in the mood for a new season like Spring. Fresh!!

  18. Kim says

    Since last spring I was a size 16 and this spring I’m a size 8, I’d love to try on either the rosy cheeks skirt (wish I could see the green) or the miss linen skirt.

  19. Jennifer H says

    I love the Sun Forever Dress! Totally screams Spring (Great Easter Dress) Love the colors and looks like it would be super flattering on all types.

  20. Amy says

    I really love the Kiss and Tell Top . I like the Le Petit Linen dress also. So many new cute things. Thanks!

  21. Lisa says

    Would LOVE the frosted flowers cardigan. It would be perfect for my 30 yr class reunion!

  22. Caryn says

    Sun forever dress or the resort dress would be prefect for a wedding reception I have coming up!

  23. Elizabeth says

    I subscribe to Thirty Handmade Days via Google Connect. Thank you again for your fun Blog.

  24. Kathy says

    Liked, Liked, Subscribed, Subsribed

    LOVE the kiss and tell top in garden green! It screams “ready for spring!”

  25. Elizabeth says

    I like 30 handmade days on Facebook. ;) You have been on my blogs to check favorites for a while now. LOL

  26. Elizabeth says

    Every time I get to Utah I shop at DownEast for new beautiful clothing. If I won I would choose the Sun Forever Dress. It is so cute!

  27. megan purcell says

    They are all so cute! Maybe the Spring Retreat dress? Or the cardi’s? Love the lace shirt too! ;)

  28. says

    I love the kiss and tell top….. that color is bright and reminds me of spring colors!! But if I could pick two, I would also be very comfortable in the Sun forever dress!! :)

  29. Heather s. says

    I love the dress with the tan flowers and blue ribbon! so cute and would totally get me in the mood for spring! Adorable! I LOVE DOWNEAST!!

    • Heather s. says

      oh and I liked 30 days on facebook and dow east on facebook, and subscribed to both and tweeted about it to let my friends know ;)

  30. Amy Stielstra says

    would LOVE the Sun Forever Dress in Moon MIst Size Small or Medium. Winter has been long and cold and a Spring Dress will make me feel alive with new life! Need that.
    Friended both on Facebook. Looking forward to posts.

  31. Christiana Hudson says

    I love the kiss and tell top and the la petite linen dress. I already “like” thirty handmade days AND downeast basics on my FB. If there was a *love* button, I’d press that, too!

    • Mique says

      Um Kate- I think you know that I’m a huge fan of yours. Hoping that I don’t border on stalkerish. ;)

  32. JennaLynn Self says

    I Love the Miss Linen Skirt! :) It is so cute and would be perfect for so many occasions!