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Thursday, May 13, 2010

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I hope y’all aren’t too mad at me for taking a little break yesterday for Wordless Wednesday!  I promised that I would be back today with more great companies to share and products to give away and I am a woman of my word!  Enjoy!

When I think of warm weather I think of swimming and when I think of swimming I think of swim suits—and then I shutter.  I love summer and I love swimming, but I hate trying to find a bathing suit that fits, looks good, and is comfortable, and I know I am not alone in this!  Since I’m about 3 kids past wearing a bikini those are out completely out of the question (oh what I wouldn’t give for my 18 year old body back) and one pieces remind me of old women (no disrespect they just do).  With the two most popular swimwear choices a no go for me I look for a tankini, but I find that most of the tops are too short and leave my stomach exposed…a definite no no for me.  But I have good news for all of you ladies who are like me when it comes to swim suits…I found a company who makes swim suits that are amazing, affordable, and look great on anyone…yes it is possible.

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DownEast Basics is a company that gets women.  From their fabulous dresses and killer handbags to their stylish and  fun swimwear, DownEast Basics just gets it right! I spent the longest time just browsing through all of the tops and dresses, the Tuxedo Top (pictured above) is one of my favorites—and it’s only $16.99!  Since this is a fun in the sun party I thought swim suits were a perfect item to focus on and since I’m a tankini kinda girl I totally appreciate the fact that DownEast Basics has a great selection of tanks and bikini bottoms to mix and match…how can it get better than that? image  image

 

 

 

 

 

I received the Hollywood Tank (in ocean and yellow) and the Santa Cruz Bikini Skirt (also in ocean) to review (both pictured above).  I have to say I was very anxious to see if they would fit perfectly the way we all want a swimsuit to fit.  I was pleasantly surprised when I slipped the tank and skirt on and they fit amazingly.  Not only did the swimsuit fit very well it is also so stylish—my sister immediately commented on how cute it was.  The polka-dot tankini top has a large button detail which gives the top a little pizzazz, the tank also features wide straps that cross in the back giving you an instant slimming affect to your arms and shoulders.  The Santa Cruz Bikini Skirt is one of my favorite pieces ever, I love the gathering detail on the sides and it does wonders for your hips and butt, while at the same time it’s short enough that it’s sexy and not frumpy at all…I wish I would have found this a long time ago!  My niece’s 2nd birthday party is this weekend and it’s a pool party—I cannot wait to show off my new swimsuit  to everyone…it’s been a long time since I could say that!

What I like about DownEast Basics SwimSuits:  I love that the tank is extra long so it covers the stomach completely, that makes pulling, tugging, and readjusting unnecessary!  I also love the wide range of styles, designs, and colors that are offered on all of the swimsuits.  More than anything else I like that DownEast Basics’ swimsuits are suits that women (especially moms) can feel comfortable, sexy, and confident in…they get 2 big thumbs up from me!

Buy it:  You can purchase the DownEast Basics Hollywood Tank for $29.99 and the Santa Cruz Bikini Skirt for $24.99 both online at DownEastBasics.com!

Now the best part, well second best because the swimsuit is just fabulous, DownEast Basics is giving one lucky Misadventures in Baby Raising reader a swimsuit from their online store!

Win it:  To be entered into this giveaway please visit DownEast basics and look around, come back and leave a comment on this post telling me which swim suit is your favorite?

Extra Entries:  Extra Entries will be the same for ALL Fun in the Sun giveaways,  some extra entries may be different than you may be used to so make sure you read carefully.

Follow Misadventures in Baby Raising via Google Friend Connect…2 extra entries
Follow Misadventures in Baby Raising via Email…2 extra entries
Follow Misadventures in Baby Raising via my RSS feed…2 extra entries
Grab the Fun in the Sun button and place it on your blog.  If you posted the button before today (May 1) then you may have 5 extra entries into this (and all of the other FITS) giveaways…2 extra entries
Become a Fan of Misadventures in Baby Raising on Facebook…2 extra entries
Stumble this giveaway (using the Share button at the bottom of the post)…3 extra entries
Stumble the Fun in the Sun announcement post…3 extra entries
Follow me on Twitter…2 extra entries
Tweet this giveaway on Twitter (you may Tweet once per day per length of the giveaway)
Grab my Misadventures in Baby Raising button… 2 extra entries
Enter any of the other giveaways on this site (FITS and otherwise)…1 extra entry per additional entry into another giveaway
Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post…5 extra entries!
This giveaway ends on May 27, 2010 at 11:59 PM EDT.  One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced on a separate winner’s post.  Winner will be emailed and then have 48 hours to contact me.  Failure to contact me within that amount of time will result in winner forfeiting his prize and me choosing a new winner. 

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266 comments :

  1. like the Santa Barbara Halter and the matching bayside bottoms. amypugmire@live.com

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  13. I like the Hollywood in blue & pink the best!
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  18. I follow you on twitter @Aerated

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  20. I entered your All Terrain giveaway.
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  21. I like the Oceanside tank and crystal cove bikini in clover.
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  22. follow you on twitter @5memb
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  24. I love the sunset swim dress

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  25. Follow you on Twitter as missylissa

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  28. I like them all, but I am leaning towards the Mediterraen Tank.

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  29. follow on twitter as hbbs55

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  32. My favorite suit is the Santa Barbara Halter with the bayside bikini

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  44. entered the sunglass warehouse giveaway

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  45. entered the mystic tan giveaway

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  46. entered the cafe press giveaway

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  47. entered the all terrain giveaway

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  48. I love the sausalito halter in ocean stripe and the Santa Cruz Bikini Skirt in Ocean

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  50. i entered the sunglasses ga

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  52. I like the Sunset Swim Dress in black!

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  53. The Santa Barbara Halter is my favorite.

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  54. the mediterranian suit is my favorite from the suits new arrivals!

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  55. I love the Santa Barbara Halter.
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  56. Santa Cruz Bikini Skirt, Zuma Tank
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  58. I really like the Santa barbara halter suit. thanks

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  62. I like the Sausalito halter in ocean stripe.

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  67. Love the Santa Barbara Halter Tankini. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. I like the Oceanside tank with matching bottoms.

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  73. I really like the Sunset Swim Dress. Thank you!

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  74. I like the Bayside bottoms and Santa Barbara halter.

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  78. I love the Santa Barbara Halter Suit!!

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  79. #1 I follow your blog on google

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  80. #2 I follow your blog on google

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  81. #1 I follow you on Twitter (arielle_00)

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  83. #1 I am your fan on Facebook :)

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  84. #2 I am your fan on Facebook! :)

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  88. I like the Mediterranean Tank and Santa Cruz Bikini Skirt

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  90. I would love to get their Malibu Swim Skirt

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  91. I love the Riviera Tank and the Sunset Swim Dress. Can't decide on which bottom I love best, they're all really cute and look flattering!
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  93. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
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  99. I LOVE the Mediterranean Tank

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  105. I would love the Riviera Tank in bronze and Santa Cruz Bikini Skirt in bronze.

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  106. I like the Riviera Tank and Waikiki Bikini in Taffy Stripe. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  108. I love the Oceanside Tank with the Santa Cruz Bikini Skirt, thanks!

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  111. I entered the all terrain giveaway

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  112. I entered the Eureka giveaway

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  113. I entered the Cafe Press giveaway

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  114. At DownEastBasics, I like the Riviera tank with the Waikiki bikini.
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  119. I would get the hollywood tank and Bodega Bay Bikini.

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  120. The Riviera Tank is my fave!

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  121. I follow on Google :)

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  122. I love the Oceanside Tank in Hot Pink with the Santa Cruz Bikini Skirt in Bronze
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  127. I follow on Twitter as Jessilyn82 #1
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  138. I like the Oceanside Tank and the Malibu Swim Skirt. Thanks!

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