DownEast Basics {Review & Giveaway} CLOSED

I have visited the Down East Basics clothing website a few times recently and fell in love with a few of their pieces, so when I was given the opportunity to review a item from their Fall 2010 line, I was so excited. DownEast Basics has so many really cute tops, coats, and some really fun dresses all with a new-age vintage flair!

Check out a few of my favorites

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DownEast Basics clothing ReviewsI decided to review the Dozen Roses Top in black. When the top arrived, I noticed how soft it was before I even got it unfolded! I just wanted to rub it over and over! The top is made with  Rayon and spandex, and it is a great combo for a comfy top!

From the photo online I could tell the top around the neckline was detailed with chiffon flower detailing, but the photo online does this top no justice at all! I am still working on getting my sexy baby (pre-baby body) and often look for apparel that can help hide those areas I do not like so much. The Dozen Roses Top has a two inch band around the bottom of the shirt, so I knew I would be able to hide some of my baby belly with the shirt. When the shirt is on, the bottom band comes just below the jean line.

The shirt does seem to run a bit small. Not to much, but I did order a size larger than I normally wear and it is kind of snug. While it looks great how it fits, I would not mind having a bit more moving room.

The rose detailing around the neck-line of the top is really beautiful! I took several pictures to show off the neck-line but they did not turn out well because the shirt was black. Soft and fluffy chiffon flowers wrap around the neckline beautifully! It’s a great top to wear with a pair of jeans for a casual look or can be paired with a skirt for a dressy look. This shirt is really universal in terms of looks and well worth the $24.99 retail price tag!

The only thing I do not really like is the washing instructions. It is not recommended to machine wash it. So I decided to see what would happen if I did. I decided to turn the top inside out and pop it in the washer on gentle cycle. Then I hung it to dry. After washing it like that 3 times I am happy to say the shirt looks the same as it did the day it arrived. No frayed stitching, no shrinking, nothing!

Overall I really like this shirt and wished it came in other colors (because I would buy them)! I am impressed with the quality of the top and how soft it is! I also like the prices on the DownEast Basics apparel, as they are cute and affordable!

{Buy It} The Dozen Roses top from DownEast Basics can be purchased here for $24.99!

Do you like the look of the Dozen Roses top? If so, here is your chance to win one or any other item from the DownEast Basics new arrivals!

{The Giveaway}

One reader is going to win a Dozen Roses Top or any item of choice from DownEast Basics item from the new arrivals! Open to US residents only.

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Giveaway Details: Giveaway will end November 19, 2010, 2010 @ 11:59PM EST. One winner will be selected via  Please make sure you use the correct email address, as winner will be notified via email. will not share your email with any third parties. Any incomplete entries will be deleted.
Disclosure: I was provided with a DownEast Basics top free of charge for my review. The opinions here are mine alone, and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.
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