I Refuse to Wear Maternity


This post was brought to you by DownEast Basics.


DownEast Basics gave me a great sweater jacket to review & I have to admit, I’ve worn it every day since I’ve bought it. It’s made out of soft, hoodie-like material so it feels like I’m cozying up in my favorite hoodie, but it’s considerably more polished.

I’m particularly in love with the jewel tone of this coat. The product image on DownEast Basics’ site looks more cobalt, but the actual color has more indigo in it. That made a huge difference to me. I love the deep blue in this jacket!

Overall, I’m in love with this jacket. It’s not the kind of jacket I would wear when it’s below freezing outside, but it is surprisingly warm and perfect for this cooler fall weather. The fit is snug, so I would suggest going up a size if you plan on layering it with sweaters or cardigans underneath.


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    1. julie r says:

      love the Your Highness Dress – i’d pair it with some boots and a short cardigan…i need a fancy holiday dress!

    2. Amy Steinberg says:

      I love the Grecian Goddess Dress. I would wear it with fun tights and boots this winter!

    3. Joanna says:

      I think the Contessa Skirt is pretty awesome. I was just looking at this site last night and wishing there was a location near me.

    4. Angela says:

      Ooo! That coat sounds wonderful! I might have to check it out. I’m also loving Down East’s Cardigan’s lately.

    5. I love this top!!!


      I would love to wear it with some great skinny jeans and some killer boots!!! LOVE IT!!

      Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

    6. Tamara says:

      Love the DownEast jacket and outfit you’re wearing- how about a pregnancy style post? My favorite right now is the Abstract Skirt- perfect for holiday parties! Thanks for the giveaway!

    7. Melissa says:

      The abstract skirt is by far one of my favorites! Love the jewel-tone colors. A bright pair of tights and simple t-shirt with some chunky gold accessories would look fierce this season!

    8. abby says:

      I love the infatuation cardi. Oh and I love the frill seeker top too. It would be so cute underneath a cardi.

      Happy blogiversary!

    9. Erin R. says:

      In love with the Collectible Cardi. Actually, I want a lot, but since I’m preggo right now and won’t be fitting into most of it for a while, and since I am a cardigan girl and need to replace a few very worn ones, I’d have to go with this. Love this site and am impressed with their fairly reasonable prices.

    10. Lillian says:

      I love Downeast, so it’s hard to choose just one thing. But I love the Oh La La overcoat in Pumice stone. And I’d wear it with my skinny jeans and new boots.

    11. Abbey says:

      I’m having a hard time picking my favorite! :) I like the Perfect Peplum Jacket in Deep Plum. I would wear it with jeans or a simple skirt and fun jewelry.

    12. Leah E. says:

      Totally the Perfect Plum jacket. I’d wear it with a dark wash jean skirt, black shirt and my irregular choice orange shoes.

    13. Leslie says:

      I have been wanting a blue jacket just like that. ALthough the Peplum jacket is pretty cute.

    14. Virginia says:

      Although I the Infatuation Cardigan is a close second- i really like the jacket you have on (actually I love your whole outfit!). I think I would wear either of those items with just about any outfit. Thanks for the giveaways and Happy birthday (to ISLY and you)!

    15. I’d go for the perfect plaid skirt! Pink of course.
      I think it’d look great with a black turtleneck shirt, black tights, & black mary jane heels.

    16. Emily says:

      I love the full of love skirt! so cute.

    17. Annette says:

      Surprisingly to me, I love the countess skirt/dress. I would wear it as a skirt mostly, paired with a fun patterned top. It’s wild how it’s a dress & skirt in one…and I love the pick-ups. Happy Blog-Birthday! And Happy Birthday!

    18. Jeni says:

      That Summer Savvy dress is the perfect shade of blue – I would wear it with my roommate’s teal and light green flower headband :)

    19. kalli says:

      I’d definitely stick with the jacket, man I need a jacket!

    20. Tanya B says:

      I love the Cascading Skirt. I would wear it w/a black cardigan and my tall black boots — it is a great Christmas party skirt!

    21. Jillian says:

      I love the cascading skirt. Im in serious need of skirts right now :) but i would wear it with a cute cardigan of course, i am a cardigan nut.

    22. rebecca says:

      so cute! this would be so easy to dress up or down!
      rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

    23. Jennie says:

      I really love the cherish top. I think I would wear it with dark jeans and a chunky necklace. :)

    24. Charise says:

      Ohhhh… peplum jacket… swoon… What can you NOT wear this with?

    25. brooke says:

      the sophistication dress in plum wine is so pretty. i would wear it with boots, this winter, and with some classy heels in the summer. :)

    26. LeAnna says:

      The Pin Dot Skirt is great! I would wear it to the office with a office-suitable top, then wear it with a bright and exciting shirt the next Saturday!

    27. Sylvia says:

      I love the Oh La La Overcoat! I’ve been looking for a new coat and it would go perfect with my new boots!

      {ps} Congrats on your 3rd anniversary

    28. Holly says:

      Oh my! My favorite is their Oh La La Overcoat! Gorgeous!!!

    29. Shaela says:

      You look soooo adorably cute in that jacket!! I have been hunting around for something like this, as it never really gets below 55 here in Vegas. I’ll have to run up to Downeast this week and try it on. :)

    30. Rebecca Orr says:

      I adore the Oh La La Overcoat in the gunmetal color! I would wear it with my skinny jeans or leggings, a chunky turtle neck sweater and my new Bearpaw boots!
      Thanks for the chance.
      bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

    31. Dejah says:

      Love the Weave Hello Top! i would wear it with some skinny jeans, or with a skirt, for church.

    32. L says:

      I like the Infatuation cardigan

    33. Amanda says:

      The Know When to Fold Jacket in Plantation is adorable and versatile – you can wear it casually with jeans or dressed up with a skirt for work. It’s also the perfect weight for foggy San Francisco…

    34. monique says:

      That jacket looks so comfy!

    35. Brittney says:

      I like the Host of the Most top… and I’d probably wear it with pants.

    36. Jill C says:

      Jeans, Converse. So comfy!

    37. Emily says:

      I like the ballroom skirt size small and color gunmetal.

    38. Mandy Ford says:

      I love the cupid cardigan:
      I would wear it with a long sleeve tee, jeans and flats (or a skirt, tights and boots for work). Thanks for the chance to win!

      Mandy @ This Girl’s Life

    39. Heather C. says:

      I’m in need of a great jacket so I think I’d copy you and get this jacket. I’d wear it with jeans, flats and a simple blouse.

    40. jen says:

      I love all the ruffled cardigans, and would wear any one of them all the time!

    41. I love the Perfect Peplum Jacket- Deep Plum. I would wear it with a black tank, jeans, and black flats. I don’t have anything in that color.

    42. Robyn says:

      so much to choose from. I love the soiree dress in pewter. I own it already, but I love it!

    43. Meredith says:

      i love love love the color block bag! i’m in need of a bag like this that i can dress up to work with a skirt and boots, or dress down with jeans and a sweater. this would be perfect!

    44. Emily H says:

      ooohhh….the Know When to Fold Jacket- Hawaiian Ocean is so awesome and great for the cool fall days in East Tennessee… It would pair perfect with my oatmeal sweater dress tights and mustard flats!!!

    45. How can I pick just one! I love all the ruffled sweaters (perfect addition to my white t-shirt/jeans uniform) and also, the “two to tango” and “simple silhouette” dresses! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

    46. Jessica says:

      I am IN LOVE with the Fall in Love bag. I think I would wear it with pretty much EVERYTHING :)

    47. Emily says:

      I love the heirloom cardi and the “Know When to Fold” jacket (such a fun name, and such a pretty blue!) But everything is SO cute!

    48. Kim says:

      I love the Gourmet Garden Skirt–and I’d wear it with a cute, bright tank and cardigan and my new fall boots. And all the ruffled sweaters.

    49. Dianne says:

      That Every Angle skirt is ridiculously classy. I would wear it with a white button down, some dangly peacock pearl earrings, and some ridiculously tall nude heels.

      So maybe I could be classy, too.

      I hope I win so bad. ;D

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