Thursday, February 9, 2012

DownEast Basics Blog Mixer- Southcenter

As many of you know I’ve written quite a few things on my blog about DownEast Basics. I started shopping at DownEast Basics when I lived in Southeastern Idaho and was so excited when they announced they’d be opening one here in the local mall near my house. On Monday, February 6th I had the opportunity to attend a blog mixer at DownEast Basics where I met some great local bloggers and got to see many new things from their new February catalog. What a great night of socializing and shopping it was!

Most of you know I’m pregnant and getting quite bit – I’m 7 1/2 months along, however I’ve still been wearing some of my favorite pieces of clothing from DownEast Basics. I just love the modest styles at an affordable price without sacrificing fashion. Just because they’re modest doesn’t mean they don’t have some really cute stuff! Some of my clothes might be a little stretched out by the time I’m not pregnant but I love the tunic styles and dresses that have accommodated my growing belly by simply going up a size or two.

Not only do I shop at DownEast Basics for myself but they also have the cutest little girl’s clothing and I’m excited to announce that this year for the first time they have come out with a line of little girl’s swimwear that is adorable!! I had to resist from buying one for each of my girls because it just wasn’t in my budget for the night – although still a great price at $29.99 – $32.99.

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Since this was my night out I splurged on myself and bought the new Adriatic Tunic in the Quarry Stripe pattern – ($26.99 retail) and the Oceanfront Dress in Soft Blue ($39.99 retail). DownEast Basics also carries one of my favorite items- tees and camis that I buy simply to wear under my clothes to either make my shirts longer, add sleeves or with a boat neck top.

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In the picture above I’m wearing the Adriatic Tunic the white demi tee underneath that you can sort of see poking out at the neckline (the demi tee is a half tee style that only covers my top- making it nice for my growing preggo belly to not feel too tight under my clothes) and one of their cute belts.

While their selection of little girl’s clothing is small they have a wide variety of women’s choices from fashion tops, sweaters, tees, camis, dresses, swimwear, jeans, accessories and more! Their sizes range from XXS to XXL which is the equivalent to like a size 0-16. Their girls sizes are available from 2-14.

When I shopped they were having a great in-store sale on select fashion tops and sweaters priced at $20 which meant that the Adriatic Tunic I purchased was on sale from it’s original $26.99 to $20. Now it looks like they are offering an in-store and online special of 30% off fashion tops and sweaters- just use the promo code SPRING online to redeem, their accessories are also 30% off with the promo code SAVENOW.

If you’re local to Tukwila, WA be sure to stop in the store at the Westfield Southcenter Mall on the ground level near the Apple Store and Gap and check out these cute new styles for Spring and say hi to their very friendly staff!

Disclosure: A special thanks to DownEast Basics for coordinating this blog mixer event. I was compensated with a gift card for attending and posting about it on my blog.


  1. Your little children's cloths is very beautiful. Here above everything is looking adorable. Thanks for sharing post. I like very much this fashion.

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  2. This is a great sale on select fashion tops and sweaters in low prices. In this store every little children's cloths available. I impressed by that information to give me.

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