Wednesday, February 23, 2011

SFF-DownEast Basics Review and Giveaway!!


I have heard a lot of good reports about DownEast Basics and their beautiful clothing, so I was thrilled when given the opportunity to work with them during my Spring Fashion Fling. I was able to choose an item for review, and after browsing the website I decided on the Infatuation Cardigan, in a lovely Orchid color. I waited anxiously for my cardigan...I wanted to see if it was really as pretty as the picture looked. When I received the package, I was so excited. The cardigan was even prettier in person! The color is called Orchid Hush, and is absolutely stunning. 



I have a few purple floral skirts that this matches perfectly, and it makes for a wonderful Church or dressy outfit. Or, I can pair it with a denim skirt for a casual yet classy look! I appreciated that the cardigan, while very well-made, is a very lightweight material. So, even right now while we're enjoying the warmer weather in Florida, I can wear it and not get too hot. The ruffles down the front give it a dainty, feminine look that I love.





"DownEast Basics offers high-design looks on a bargain basement budget for today’s cost-conscious yet fashionable consumer. The DownEast
Basics clothing line features smart layering pieces and wardrobe enhancing garments so you can embrace the American classic look with your own sense of style.

Shop for cute tops, modest dresses and accessories for women and girls at DowneastBasics.com.

The fast-growing retailer operates nationally with its Basics line via its online store in addition to 41 locations throughout the West including Utah, California, Idaho, Arizona,
Washington, Nevada and Wyoming."


The winner of this giveaway gets to choose any item from the New Arrivals section on DownEast Basics!!

Mandatory Entry-
Check out DownEast Basics' New Arrivals, and tell me which item you would choose!!

Bonus Entries-




2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Subscribe to my RSS Feed.

1 entry-Subscribe to my email updates. This must be confirmed!

1 entry-Follow me (
Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once every 7 days, which means a total of twice during this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

1 entry-Leave a comment on a review (NOT giveaway) post. You may do this for up to 2 review posts=up to 2 comments.

3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post
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1 entry-"Like" DownEast Basics on Facebook; tell them which product you like best, and that you came from Hope's Cafe!

2 entries-Add my Spring Fashion Fling button to your blog. Leave 2 comments with a link to where the button is posted.

This giveaway ends Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the DownEast Basics website.

213 comments:

  1. I love the resort dress in coral!

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  2. I am a follower of your blog!
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  3. I am a follower of your blog!
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  4. I follow you on twitter

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  5. I tweeted about the giveaway!

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  6. I "like" DownEast Basics on Facebook.
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  7. i would def choose the flower path top OR the Garden Grid Skirt..each so cute!

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  8. i am now a follower of Hope's cafe!

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  9. i follow hope's cafe! :)

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  10. i have subscribed to hope's cafe RSS feed!

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  11. The resort dress in dark taupe is gorgeous! I love it!

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  12. i subscribe to your email updates!

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  13. I'd probably choose the Sun Forever Dress or Cinch It Skirt--or if it had come out yet the Resort dress.

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  14. i "like" downeast basics on facebook! :)

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  15. the real ruffle tee!
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  16. I follow you on GFC
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  17. I follow you on GFC -- 2nd entry
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  18. http://twitter.com/#!/lovemymrmason/status/40523923787350017
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  19. I like the Blooming Beads Top
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  20. i love the frosted flowers cardigan

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  21. I am a new follower of hope's cafe
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  22. I am a new follower of hope's cafe
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  23. I subscribe to your rss feed
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  24. I subscribe to your email updates
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  25. I would choose the Well Read Cardi in dark shadow!
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  26. I like the petite ruffle cardigan.

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  27. Entered Nomad footwear.
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  28. I like DEB on facebook.

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  29. Entered blue gala dress giveaway.
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  30. Entered beltmaster belt.
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  31. Email subscriber
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  32. Twitter follower as jhitomi
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  33. Gfc follower 1 as jhb
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  34. Gfc follower 2 as jhb
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  35. Entered yoplait yogurt
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  36. Entered activewear USA
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  37. I love the real ruffle tee from the new arrivals at downeast.

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  38. I am an email subscriber to Hope's Cafe!

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  39. I am a new follower of Hope's Cafe
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  40. I am a new follower of Hope's Cafe
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  41. I follow Downeast on Facebook

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  42. entered the USA activewear giveaway

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  43. Definitely the Reflections Top. Love it!

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  44. I follow this blog!
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  45. I follow this blog!
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  46. I 'like' DEB on Facebook and left a comment!

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  47. Subscribed thru RSS!
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  48. Email subscriber!
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  49. I love the beaded top in purple... so pretty
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  50. I would choose the flower path top. Great giveaway!
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  51. I like DEB on Facebook!
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  52. I like the wrap dress in grey

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  53. I like downeast of facebook

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  54. that bias stripe cardi calls to me..

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  55. I want the Maui Maxi Dress

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  56. I am a follower on GFC

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  57. I am a follower on GFC2

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  58. I'd love the well-read cardi in shadow!
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  59. I love the full bloom top!

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  60. I follow on google friend connect #1
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  61. I follow on google friend connect #2
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  62. I would love the Pearl Girl Top!

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  63. I subscribe to your feed in google reader (Anne Jolly)
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  64. I follow you on twitter, lunaj1456
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  65. I "like" Downeast Basics on facebook.
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  67. I like the floral fantasy tank.
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  68. I'm loving the new Spring Scarf Cardigan. Thanks.

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  69. I follow you publicly. Thanks. #1

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  70. I follow you publicly. Thanks. #2

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  71. I like Down East Basics on facebook. I told them my favorite item, and that you sent me. Thanks.

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  72. I would love the Passport Dress in black!

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  73. #1 I publicly follow your blog!

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  74. # 2 I publicly follow your blog!

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  75. I subscribed to your RSS feed!


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  76. I subscribed to your emails

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  77. I follow you on twitter! my2greatkids


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  78. I tweeted about the contest. my2greatkids

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  79. I follow DownEast Basics on facebook and posted on their wall!

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  80. I have your button on my sidebar! mkbahnmiller.blogspot.com


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  81. I have your button on my sidebar. mkbahnmiller.blogspot.com

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  82. I like the Well Read Cardi in dark shadow

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  83. follow you on twitter - debijot

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  84. like downeast basic on fb - left comment - deborah t

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  85. entered GoLite footwear
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  86. entered the go lite giveaway
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  87. I'd choose the Sun Forever Dress in brush color (medium)

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  88. entered the Nomad Footwear giveaway

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  89. entered the bluegala giveaway

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  90. entered the Dagoba chocolate giveaway

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  91. entered the Bonita J Jewelry giveaway

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  92. I love the Samba Skirt

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  93. 1. I already follow on GFC

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  94. 2. I already follow on GFC

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  95. I subscribe to your RSS feed in google reader

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  96. I follow you on Twitter - miryfaye

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  97. Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/miryfaye/status/41923359197364224

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  98. I entered the Nomad giveaway

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  99. I love the Round and Round top!

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  100. I'm a GFC follower of Hope's Cafe.
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  101. I'm a GFC follower of Hope's Cafe.
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  102. I follow you on Twitter.
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  103. entered Bonita J jewelry
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  104. I would like the Sun Forever Dress!
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  105. I like the classic wrap dress in cream!

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  106. I follow you via GFC! (1)

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  107. I follow you via GFC! (2)

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  108. LOVE the spring scarf cardigan in french blue! Looks so comfy, and the color is bold and fantastic!
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  109. Following via GFC #1
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  110. Following via GFC #1
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  111. Following via GFC #2
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  112. Following you on twitter
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  113. I would love to get the Spring Retreat Dress
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  114. I would love to win the Spring Splash Top, it's feminine and pretty

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  115. I like them on FB and wrote on their wall: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150118209003838&id=100001848704844
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  116. Love the frosted flowers cardigan!

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  117. Subscribe to your RSS feed in Google Reader.

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  118. Subscribe via e-mail elenaamble at yahoo dot com

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  119. Follow you on Twitter @anatolyevna

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  120. Entered GoLite Footwear giveaway

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  121. Entered Dagoba Chocolate giveaway

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  122. I like the Fresh Flowers Maxi Dress in black

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  123. I like the samba skirt
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  124. I follow 1
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  125. I follow 2
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  126. email subscriber
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  128. I like the Romantic Reminder Top. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  129. Twitter follower-kingsdaughter24

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  130. Entered the Beltmaster giveaway.

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  131. Entered the Sassy Scrubs giveaway.

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  132. Entered the Blue Gala giveaway.

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  134. I love the Fresh Flowers Maxi Dress

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  135. Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

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  136. 2
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  137. I subscribed to your feed via google reader

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  138. following you on twitter @left_the_stars

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  139. I love the Kiss and Tell top in white! So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  140. I'm an email subscriber.

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  141. I'd get the Le Petit Linen Dress
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  142. I follow on google friend connect
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  143. I follow on google friend connect #2

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  144. I would like to get the Frosted Flowers Cardigan in Desert Sand. I like the Tropicana Skirt, but it's out of stock.
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  145. 1 public follower: andrea b

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  146. 2 public follower: andrea b

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  147. i would choose Baha Maxi Dress
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  148. "Like" DownEast Basics on Facebook (gala ya)
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  149. i like Veranda V-Neck
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  150. I love the Floral Fantasy Tank.

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  151. I Follow you on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

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  152. Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/prizealert/status/45553495184637954

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  153. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    I like the sun forever dress!

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  154. laura4him@bellsouth.net
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  155. laura4him@bellsouth.net
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  156. I like the Spring Scarf Cardigan
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  157. I follow you publicly on GFC (1)
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  158. I follow you publicly on GFC (2)
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  159. I really like the Sun Forever dress!
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  160. I entered Bonita Jewelry
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