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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Giveaway : DownEast Basics Clothing : Holiday 2010

DownEast Basics is an online clothing retailer that specializes in affordable clothing and accessories (most items are less than $60) in both classic and contemporary styles. The line can be found at their own brick and mortar locations in the west and southwestern US and also via their own online shop.

After taking a look at the line for the first time, the first thing I noticed was how well the pieces appeal to the fashion sensibilities of women of all ages. The cuts are current, yet modest, and can be styled to create fun and flirty or more demure and modest looks. Most pieces are available in pretty, muted colors that would work well in fall and winter wardrobes. The new arrivals section is currently filled with lots of great looking winter appropriate pieces such as coats, jackets, and jeans. Also available are a number of short sleeve tops, skirts and even clothing in kids sizes.

Here's just a few current pieces from the website that caught my eye:


I recently had the opportunity to try out a clothing item from the DownEast Basics Holiday 2010 collection and picked up their Oh La La Overcoat ($42.99) in pumice stone (pictured below right).


As soon as I saw the jacket I began noticing how much care to detail was taken in both the design and construction of the piece. There are so many super cute details on the jacket that I immediately fell in love with! A few highlights: a subtle pastel floral trim inside the jacket at seams, a fully detachable hood, military style shoulder flaps with buttons, a very unique collar, removable waist belt.... sooooo many great details that I just wasn't expecting. The jacket itself is also super soft (making it easy to move around in) and also nice and warm without being too bulky or heavy. Definitely will be one of my favorite pieces to wear this winter!




Want to pick up an Oh La La Overcoat of your very own? Or perhaps you'd like to add a cute new skirt or top to your wardrobe? One of you will be getting a cute new DownEast Basics piece delivered right to your doorstep: enter below for your chance to win!






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DownEast Basics is generously offering one reader a clothing item of their choice from their new arrivals section.

To Enter: Visit the Down East Basics website & leave a comment letting me know which new arrival item you'd select if you won.

Bonus Entry 1: Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect, RSS OR via email (post your email address)
Bonus Entry 2: Follow The Wide World Of and DownEast Basics on twitter and tweet about the giveaway + leave a link to your tweet (you may tweet once per day for one extra entry each)
Bonus Entry 3: Sign up for the DownEast Basics email newsletter.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Also make sure to leave your contact info in one of your comments (email address, facebook link, twitter ID, etc.) or have your email address visible in your profile.

This giveaway will end December 19, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Open to US readers only. Good luck!

Giveaway winner: Cherry Blossoms

**I was provided with the product mentioned in this post free of charge. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post & was not obligated to give a positive review of the product. All opinions expressed here are mine. **

253 comments:

  1. i love the Vintage Lace Skirt. amypugmire@live.com

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  2. i follow your blog. amypugmire@live.com

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  3. subscribe to downeast. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  4. tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
    http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/10125710467276800

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  5. Heirloom Cardi is so pretty! vickers_73460 at yahoo dot com

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  6. I'd pick the Union Jacket-Black!
    treneebarker at hotmail dot com

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  7. Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect- Tina Renee Barker

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  8. Follow The Wide World Of and DownEast Basics on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/warp65/status/10134015923200000

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  9. Signed up for the DownEast Basics email newsletter.
    treneebarker at hotmail dot com

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  10. i would choose the Oh La La Overcoat

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  11. follow you on and downeast basics twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/10136218633248770

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  12. subscribe to downeast basics newsletter (redfuzzycow@yahoo.com)

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  13. I would totally get the Ooh Lala Overcoat!

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  14. I would pick the Hot Shot Boot Cut Jean!

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  15. I subscribe via email.
    xana2xana at hotmail dot com

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  16. LOOOOOOVE all of these pieces! I really like this jacket::: http://www.downeastbasics.com/ohlalaovercoat.aspx

    I also love that Countless Skirt/Dress! LOVE IT! Thanks for the chance to win!

    sbmmhoover {@} yahoo {DOT} com

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  17. I follow The World Wide on Twitter: jb_designs

    sbmmhoover {@} yahoo {DOT} com

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  18. I follow DownEast Basics and tweeted:: http://twitter.com/#!/jb_designs/status/10155252401573888

    sbmmhoover {at} yahoo {dot} COM

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  19. I would choose the Weave Hello Top in windsor wine.
    austma7@aol.com

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  20. I'd pick the Countess Skirt/Dress! Would be great for burlesque numbers and could be worn in the office too. lbaran. pcs@gmail. com

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  21. I follow you via email

    lbaran. pcs@gmail. com

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  22. I would choose the Cascading Skirt!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I follow your blog with google friend connect!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I follow you both on Twitter (I'm @AmberGoo) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/10177060936884225
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. the jeans are so cute!
    kdschirado@yahoo.com

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  26. email subscriber to your site!!
    kdschirado@yahoo.com

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  27. subscriber to downeast newsletter!
    kdschirado@yahoo.com

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  28. follow downeast on twitter, tweeted about the fun stuff!! kdschirado@yahoo.com

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  29. I would definitely choose the Oh La La Overcoat
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  30. Yay, I love downeast! I would also pick the Oh La La Overcoat, but I'd get in the gunmetal color.

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  31. I like the Hot Shot Boot Cut Jean
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  32. I follow on google friend connect
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  33. I would go for the infatuation cardigan in either gunmetal or black.

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  34. I'd choose the Infatuation Cardigan.

    applez_55@yahoo.com

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  35. i love the sketched tee!!

    vanitize1 at yahoo dot com

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  36. following both on twitter, tweet

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/10328595704586240

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  37. i signed up for the downeast newsletter

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  38. I like the Mosaic Top in June Bug. Thanks for the review and giveaway...I love their clothes!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  39. I subscribe via email
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  40. Excellent! I love the Petite Ruffle Cardigan.

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  41. I'm in love with the Etiquette dress in black! The Vintage Lace Skirt is a close runner up though!
    vschilke at gmail dot com

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  42. Following via GFC
    vschilke at gmail dot com

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  43. tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/10352898777026560

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  44. I'd love to get the prima ballerina skirt for my daughter...she would love this!


    shimonakatz (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. e-mail subscriber


    shimonakatz (at) gmail (dot) com

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  46. signed up for the DownEast Basics newsletter


    shimonakatz (at) gmail (dot) com

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  47. I would choose the Bling Boot Fit Jean
    brand242003@yahoo.com

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  48. I would choose the cross my heart top or the little black dress...thanks for the chance to win!

    dan_jody at live.com

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  49. I have fallen in LOVE with that Oh La La Overcoat. I must posses it.

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  50. I love the Diva Trench Coat. JD

    SamneneD@aol.com

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  51. I'd get the Crest Cardigan.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  52. I've been wanting one of those coats for so long! And I love the color that you chose too.

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  53. I would choose the Hot Shot Boot Cut Jean from the New Arrivals if I win (and they have my size and inseam length--yea!!)
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

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  54. I follow you on GFC(5webs)
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

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  55. I signed up for the DownEast Basics Newsletter
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

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  56. definitely the oh la la coat!

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  57. following w/ GFC

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  58. I would like the Ballet Corps Skirt!

    CherryBlossomsDesign AT hotmail

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  59. I am a new GFC Follower!

    CherryBlossomsDesign AT hotmail

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  60. I follow you and downeast on Twitter via @CherryBlossBaby

    Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/CherryBlossBaby/status/10469455335268352

    CherryBlossomsDesign AT hotmail

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  61. I already receive the DownEast Basics Newsletter at RobandKileySmith AT hotmail


    CherryBlossomsDesign AT hotmail

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  62. I like the Soul Sister Skinny Jean

    uncashbug6 at aol dot com

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  63. I really like the Roses Edge Skirt and the Couture Skirt.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. I would loveeee the Oh La La Overcoat!
    iangela20@yahoo.com

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  65. Just tweeted:) https://twitter.com/#!/jb_designs/status/10521330612969472

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  66. I'd have a hard time choosing between the Cascading Skirt and the Decorator Tee.

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  67. I would choose the Oh La La Overcoat in gunmetal

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  68. I follow your blog via email

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  69. I would pick the Hot Shot Boot Cut Jean!

    Thanks!

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  70. I like the Bling jeans and the Charleston jacket.

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  71. the oh la la overcoat is ridiculously cute!

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

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  72. google rss follower

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

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  73. twitter @kaiasmommy

    http://twitter.com/#!/kaiasmommy/status/10576593181220864

    melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

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  74. I visited the Down East Basics website & comment the new arrival item I'd select if I won, would be hard because I have a favorites tie going on. It could either be the Cable Knit Cardi in Black size 2 girls and/or the Peppermint Plaid Skirt in Purple Plaid size 2 girls. Very hard to choose so, I'd go with either of those.
    Lauralee Hensley
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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  75. I follow you both on Twitter and Tweeted at http://twitter.com/lfhpueblo/status/10579859654840321
    Twitter ID lfhpueblo
    Lauralee Hensley
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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  76. Signed up for DownEast Basics Newsletter.
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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  77. I love the Perfect Peplum Jacket in Deep Plum.

    kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

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  78. I like the Heirloom Cardi.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  79. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/10714810480066560

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  80. I like the Bling Boot Fit Jean

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  81. I follow on Google Friend

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  82. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    I like the bon nuit shirt in dove color.

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  83. I would choose the Weave Hello top in dove.

    monster6236 at gmail dot com

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  84. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    I follow via gfc

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  85. I would get the Charleston Jacket.

    kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

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  86. i'd choose the oh lala overcoat in gunmetal
    heatheranya(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  87. Just tweeted again!! Fingers crossed!! https://twitter.com/#!/jb_designs/status/10863645533671424

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  88. December 4th, I tweeted at http://twitter.com/lfhpueblo/status/10875530551238656
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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  89. i like the hot to trot cord skirt

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  90. i would get the heirloom cardigan

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  91. Just tweeted:) http://twitter.com/#!/jb_designs/status/11128726297255936

    sbmmhoover {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  92. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/11130413472813056

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  93. I'm sorry in my comment #95 above I said on Dec. 3rd that I tweeted your Down East Basics giveaway on Dec. 4th, it was actually tweeted on the 3rd. I guess I just wanted it to be Christmas sooner. Ho, Ho, Ho, just a brain glitch you know.
    Today now on Dec. 4th I tweeted this review and giveaway at http://twitter.com/lfhpueblo/status/11253742489833474
    Twitter ID lfhpueblo
    Lauralee Hensley
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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  94. tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/11277473094311936

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  95. I would love to win the Union Jacket- Chateau Grey
    gagaslab at gmail dot com

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  96. RSS subscriber
    gagaslab at gmail dot com

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  97. Follow you both and tweeted: http://twitter.com/pinksade/status/11389310712422400
    gagaslab at gmail dot com

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  98. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/11475038364499968

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  99. tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/11476047396605952

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  100. I would be happy with the Oh La La overcoat, such a fun classic design and beautiful colors!

    daytoncat1 at yahoo dot com

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  101. Dec. 5th tweeted at http://twitter.com/lfhpueblo/status/11553912238645248
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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  102. I want the Cross My Heart Top!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  103. I love the Charleston Jacket
    stevensc81@yahoo.com

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  104. GFC follower
    stevensc81@yahoo.com

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  105. Follow you both on Twitter @utahmommy02 and tweeted today http://twitter.com/#!/utahmommy02/status/11626646930989056
    stevensc81@yahoo.com

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  106. Signed up for the DownEast Basics email newsletter.

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  107. tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/11775779125858304

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  108. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/11783127668101120

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  109. Tweet http://twitter.com/#!/utahmommy02/status/11803939783573504

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  110. Follow your blog on GFC - Elena

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  111. Signed up for DownEast Basics Newsletter - Elena Amble, elenaamble at yahoo dot com

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  112. Follow you and DownEast Basics on Twitter @anatolyevna and tweeted: http://twitter.com/anatolyevna/status/11863340678643712

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  113. December 6th I tweeted your Down East Basics review giveaway at http://twitter.com/lfhpueblo/status/11877655238410242
    Twitter ID lfhpueblo
    Lauralee Hensley
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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  114. I love the Your Highness Dress. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  115. I'm a Google Connect friend. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  116. I would choose the Hot Shot Boot Cut Jean.

    winit6 at hotmail dot com

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  117. I Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect as nightowl.

    winit6 at hotmail dot com

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  118. I'm Signed up for the DownEast Basics email newsletter.

    winit6 at hotmail dot com

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  119. Follow both of you on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/winsome6/status/12027853033971712

    winit6 at hotmail dot com

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  120. tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/12205468726329344

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  121. I love the Oh La La Overcoat!

    tracy l gardner gmail com

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  122. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/12302987703615490

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  123. i would pick Tea Time Skirt.

    egle dot mane at gmail dot com

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  124. I love the Decorator Tee!

    Thank you for the chance, I love Downeast Basics!
    countrystars95@yahoo.com

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  125. I subscribed via email!

    countrystars95@yahoo.com

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  126. I subscribed to Down East's newsletter!

    countrystars95@yahoo.com

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  127. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/12508614321242113

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  128. December 8th tweeted at http://twitter.com/lfhpueblo/status/12595344697204738
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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  129. tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/12607267497054208

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  130. Tough call, because there were some GREAT cardigans, but I too, would go with the Oh La La Overcoat in pumice stone. What a sweet looking coat!

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  131. I'm already a subscriber

    VanessasSecret4@aol.com

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  132. I tweeted....http://twitter.com/VanessasSecret4/status/12856513966112768

    VanessasSecret4@aol.com

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  133. Signed up for the newsletter

    VanessasSecret4@aol.com

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  134. tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/12887674910150656

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  135. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/12898576887717889

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  136. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/13256673044987904

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  137. tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/13281397754040320

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  138. Union Jacket-Black

    love this

    darkgothdoll@hotmail.com

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  139. follow you on gfc mommydoll13

    darkgothdoll@hotmail.com

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  140. follow down east basics on twitter

    mommyluck13

    darkgothdoll@hotmail.com

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  141. Dec. 10th retweeted this at http://twitter.com/lfhpueblo/status/13424904468701184
    Twitter ID lfhpueblo
    Lauralee Hensley
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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  142. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/13644455542259712

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  143. I would love to have the Oh La La Overcoat in xxl. thank you!!

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  144. I'm a google follower! thanks again!

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  145. If I won I'd select the Etiquette Dress from the new arrival items
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

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  146. i like the Cherish Top
    aznhanavira at gmail dot com

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  147. GFC follower
    aznhanavira at gmail dot com

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  148. Today's tweet at http://twitter.com/lfhpueblo/status/13834607971536896
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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  149. tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/14004789331365888

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  150. I would get the Sequenced Tee
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  151. I am an email subscriber
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  152. tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/14218593650614272

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  153. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/14320396731949056

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  154. I like the hotshot bootcut jean.
    wendylsorenson@yahoo.com

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  155. I follow this blog.

    wendylsorenson@yahoo.com

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  156. I subscribe to DownEasts newsletter.

    wendylsorenson@yahoo.com

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  157. i like the Sequenced Tee
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  158. I like the Bling Boot Fit Jeans a lot

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  159. I signed up for the Down East newsletter

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  160. I would choose the Oh La La Overcoat.LOVE IT!

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  161. tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/14695168162660352

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  162. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/14726494748147713

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  163. I lOOOOOVE all there products but my fav is the Miss Slim Skinny Jeans... Gorgeous!!!!

    sabrinastonic@gmail.com

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  164. Dec. 14th tweeted at http://twitter.com/lfhpueblo/status/14785173409234946
    Twitter ID lfhpueblo
    Lauralee Hensley
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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  165. I love the Oh La La Overcoat!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

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  166. tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/15208083441582080

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  167. December 15th I tweeted at http://twitter.com/lfhpueblo/status/15211261109207040
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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  168. I love the Oh La La overcoat! It's really the only thing I want from DownEast Basics...

    glycinemax (at) gmail (dot) com

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  169. tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/15411827936595968

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  170. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/15448031591669762

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  171. Love the Bling Boot Fit Jean! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  172. I love the Bed of Roses Skirt

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  173. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/15782095200722944

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  174. tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/15787071281037312

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  175. Dec. 17th I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/lfhpueblo/status/15830842425212928
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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  176. I love the Bling Boot Fit Jean

    miryfaye at yahoo.com

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  177. I follow on GFC

    miryfaye at yahoo.com

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  178. I follow both and tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/miryfaye/status/15980371871006720\

    miryfaye at yahoo.com

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  179. the weave hello top is really cute :0)

    agraupel at yahoo dot com

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  180. Dec. 18 tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/lfhpueblo/status/16257903077888001
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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  181. love this top
    http://www.downeastbasics.com/paparazzitee.aspx

    ewhatley at embarqmail dot com

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  182. I would choose the Weave Hello Top

    melissamcnicol AT yahoo DOT com

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  183. I love the Charleston Jacket- Woodbine.

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  184. Soul sister skinny Jean!!
    Sewwhatbabystore@gmail.com

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  185. I like the Cravat Tee from the New Arrivals section in slate grey.

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