Thursday, May 6, 2010

Giveaway & Review: DownEast Basics Bathing Suit {CLOSED}!

One of my absolute favorite clothing lines is the fashionable and affordable DownEast Basics! So I was not surprised when I loved their new swim line! They have a whole line of stylish and fun suits to suit your style!

I was recently sent their new Mediterranean Tank and matching bikini in giraffe to review and it is so cute! I love the giraffe's olive color - I think the color is really flattering to a lot of different skin tones. The giraffe graphic is interesting and fun without being distracting and the size of the print relates really well to the suit. The suit is lined and made of a really soft nylon/spandex blend. The tankini top has a really pretty gathering detail around the bustline, and thin molded cups that give flatter the bustline and help the suit to sit in the right spot. The tankini has halter-type straps that are thin and comfortable around the back of the neck and The tankini top itself is long and hit me just above the hip. The bikini bottoms are pretty straight forward, they have nice coverage and they fit right in the right spots - no gaping or bulging - the seams sit flat.

I love this suit and can't wait to take it camping with me later this summer! I love the ease of this suit - you can just throw it on and go - and it will match a ton of different coverups! I highly recommend DownEast Basics for their swimwear and their clothing line!

Some of my other favorite suits from the DownEast Web site:

Love Down East Basics? One lucky Frugal and Fabulous reader will win the suit of their choice from Down East Basic's swim line! *subject to availability

To enter please leave me a comment with:
*Your name
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*Tell me your favorite item from DownEast Basics!

Want more chances to win? For extra entries you may:
2. Subscribe to my blog via email or feedburner (top right hand corner of this site) or follow me on blogger (one entry for each)
3. Enter one of my other current giveaways and come back and tell me which one you entered!
4. Blog about this giveaway and on your blog or website (= 2 extra entries!) {Blogger users- you can use the 'link to post' option at the bottom of this post'}
5. Add my button to your blog or web site
6. Follow @lindsfrugalfab on Twitter and tweet about it! Here's an easy copy and paste:
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7. Become a fan of Frugal & Fabulous and/or DownEast Basics on facebook! (One entry each, current fans too!)

(Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry!)

You have until Thursday, May 13 @ 7pm EST to enter! (Winner must respond within 48 hours.) Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a product to write this review. All opinions are my own.

181 gave me some sugar:

Tiffany said...

Tiffany
fischy@udel.edu
http://wednesdaywindowshopping.blogspot.com/

I absolutely love the Riviera tank! Would love to win it as finding modest swimsuits out east is super hard!

Jen said...

Jen
blessed_blog@hotmail.com

I love the Mediterranean tank and the Waikiki bikini bottoms! So cute and I love how modest they are.

Jen said...

Jen
blessed_blog@hotmail.com

I also follow your blog :-)

Kristen said...

I really love the Sausalito halter in ocean stripe!

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Kristen said...

Subscriber by email.

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Kristen said...

Follower.

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Heidi Jo said...

heidi jo
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i love the meditt. tankini too, but also the riviera. all their suits look adorable! their clothing line is awesome too, i spotted some dresses coming soon, i'd LOVE to own! the watering can one----super cute.

Heidi Jo said...

i am a blog follower.

Heidi Jo said...

i am a FB fan of F&F

Heidi Jo said...

i am a DEB FB fan

Anonymous said...

Hi Lindsay!

I LOVE the swimsuit reviews you've been doing--it's great to find out about new brands!

I really wlike the Sausalito Halter in Ocean Stripe!

Christy
christysimon@illinoisalumni.org

That Library Girl said...

I followed you on Facebook!

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That Library Girl said...

Christine
Chrialg6@gmail.com

I followed Down East on FB as well.

That Library Girl said...

And i follow your blog in my google reader

Christine
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That Library Girl said...

Malibu Swim Skirt but in black is so pretty!

Christine
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JennaHabes said...

Jenna Habermeyer: I love the Riviera tank!

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Jenna Habermeyer: follower on Blogger

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Jenna Habermeyer: Frugal & Fabulous Facebook Fan

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Jenna Habermeyer: Downeast Facebook Fan

jilly said...

I am a subscriber, I follow DEB on Twitter and am a FB Fan as well. I am all over the Sausalito halter in ocean stripe! I LOVE that one!

Craft Tea Lady said...

I love the Platinum Jeans!

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Craft Tea Lady said...

I follow your blog via bloglines.

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Trina said...

I like the Santa Barbara tank and bikini bottoms in black and white! So cute.

Trina said...

I subscribe!

Annie said...

I love the May flowers dress

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Annie said...

Follower

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I have your button on my blog

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Annie said...

Follower

Domestic Diva said...

kari

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I like the Awesome Blossom Skirt. So cute!

MiCKEY said...

I think the Hollywood tank is super cute!

one frugal lady said...

I love the sunset swim dress and the oceanfront dress!
jennifer
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Tiffany said...

Tiffany
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I love the Forget Me Knot Top!

Tiffany said...

I subscribe to your blog!

Tiffany said...

I'm a fan of Frugal & Fabulous on FB

Tiffany said...

I'm a fan of DownEast Basics on FB

Crissa Pollmann Robertson said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the May Flower Dress!
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Crissa Pollmann Robertson said...

I am a subscriber
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Crissa Pollmann Robertson said...

I am a follower
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Nancy said...

I like the Santa Barbara Halter suit the best. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Nancy said...

I also subscribe!

Nancy said...

And I'm a FB fan of Downeast. Thanks so much.

jenn.1105 said...

My fav would be the Oceanside Tank!!!

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I subscribe to your blog via email

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jenn.1105 said...

I'm your fan on facebook

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jenn.1105 said...

I'm a fan of DownEast Basics too on facebook!

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Shannon said...

Shannon
learning2coupon@gmail.com

LOVED the Mediterranean Tank and Sausalito Halter! So very cute! Really neat site they got there!

Terra H. said...

My favorite item is the Floating Clouds Top in white. Thanks.
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Terra H. said...

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Knifty Thrifty said...

I love the Mediterranean Tank too!

Alisha
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Knifty Thrifty said...

I subscribe via email!

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Knifty Thrifty said...

I follow your RSS feed!

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I added your button to my blog!

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Knifty Thrifty said...

I follow you on Twitter...and I tweeted!
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I am a fan of yours on facebook!

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I'm a fan of downeast basics on facebook!

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T said...

Tara
huffychic@gmail.com
Love the Riviera tank!

T said...

subscribe in google reader
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T said...

DownEast facebook fan
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Hippie4ever said...

I like the Mediterranean tank too, but in Spinach...I wish they had a shortini option too silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Erica said...

Erica Zimmerman
erica.zimmerman@gmail.com
I am so madly in love with the Sausalito halter. Perfection in a bathing suit. Right there.
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Erica said...

I follow you in blogger

Erica said...

Button on my blog: http://allglorynoguts.blogspot.com/

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Following you on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/lacadazy/status/13549526682

Erica said...

Fan of Frugal and Fab on FB (Erica Wallace Zimmerman)

Erica said...

Fan of Downeast on FB (Erica Wallace Zimmerman)

Steph said...

I love the Riviera Tank with the Waikiki Bikini in Taffy Strip~~ Cute

Steph
misssilvialee@yahoo.com

GroverFamily said...

amanda
amalgrover (at)hotmail.com
i also love the riviera tank, and the may flowers dress!

GroverFamily said...

email subscriber
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GroverFamily said...

blog follower

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GroverFamily said...

tweeted and twitter follower
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GroverFamily said...

your facebook fan!
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GroverFamily said...

downeast facebook fan!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I love the Sausalito Halter with the Santa Cruz Bikini Skirt!!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I subscribe by email!
Trisha
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I am a FB fan of yours!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I am a FB fan of downeast!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted!
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phrannie said...

i love this one:
http://www.downeastbasics.com/sexysurplusbag.aspx

name: Phrannie L
email: phranne[at]yahoo.com

phrannie said...

RSS follower 8)
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enSTYLEpedia said...

Christa
christabrower@msn.com
I love the ruffled around the edges dress in the navy color, so cute!

enSTYLEpedia said...

I re-tweeted using the button on your post (I LOVE that button!)

enSTYLEpedia said...

I have your button on my blog
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enSTYLEpedia said...

I'm a fan of Frugal and Fab on FB

enSTYLEpedia said...

I'm a fan of DownEast on FB

enSTYLEpedia said...

I subscribe to your blog via reader

Mo said...

i love all of the skirts - can't choose a favorite!

enSTYLEpedia said...

I entered the Lime Ricki giveaway

mframe said...

Michelle
mframe00@yahoo.com
I love the Riviera Tank.

mframe said...

email subscriber
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mframe said...

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DownEast facebook fan
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Kel said...

I love the french braid top! great stuff all around though.

adge said...

I like the Sunset Swim Dress :) It looks nice and comfy.
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maya said...

I like the mediterrean tank with a swim skirt

maya said...

i subscribe by email

jakiesmom said...

nan lara
nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net
i love the sausalito halter and the santa cruz bikini skirt in ocean

jakiesmom said...

gfc follower

Jennifer said...

Jennifer jk.gorcery@gmail.com Wild Cherry Dress

Jennifer said...

I subscribe via email

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog

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I have your button in my blog: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) and I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/13732361742

Telisha said...

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http://myjustforfunblog.blogspot.com/

I love the Tutu Cute Bag. So cute!!! Thanks.

Telisha said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber. Thanks.

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Telisha said...

I follow you through blogger. Thanks.

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Telisha said...

I've got your button on my blog. Thanks.

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Telisha said...

Frugal and Fabulous facebook fan. Thanks.

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Telisha said...

DownEast Basics facebook fan. Thanks.

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Chrissee said...

Chrissee
tcridge@gmail.com

I love the Sausalito Halter.

Chrissee said...

I am a facebook fan of DownEast Basics already!

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lo said...

Lauren
laurlala at hotmail dot com
I love the Tall & Trim Trouser Jean!

lo said...

I follow via Google Reader!

Anonymous said...

Kristin
kristinjlee@yahoo.com
I also like the Mediterranean Tank in Giraffe

Jus and Kat said...

Katrina
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I like the Sunshine & Rainbows Dress!


Kat @ Keeping the Faith

Natalie A. said...

I like the First in Line Top! THanks!

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Natalie A. said...

I follow your blog!

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Natalie

Natalie A. said...

I subscribe by e-mail!

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Natalie

Natalie A. said...

I'm a Facebook Fan of DownEast!
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I'm your Facebook Fan!
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Natalie A. said...

I follow and tweeted!
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Amanda Hall said...

Love the Sausalito Halter. So cute in Ocean stripe.

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Amanda Hall said...

Subsribed to blog

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Amanda Hall said...

I follow your blog

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Have Frugal and Fabulous button on my blog.

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Fan on DownEast basics of Facebook

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Fan of Frugal & Fabulous on Facebook

melissa said...

Melissa
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I love the Trolley Tee aside from the bathing suits :)

melissa said...

Melissa

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melissa said...

Melissa

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Following on twitter and tweeted

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vandi said...

Vandi
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I love the Mediterranean Tank in Spinach!

vandi said...

I subscribed via email: )

vandi said...

I now follow your blog: )

vandi said...

And I'm a fan of your and down east basics on facebook!

amanda said...

i love the large feather earrings!
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amanda said...

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amanda said...

tweet http://twitter.com/YoursToWin/status/13893014120
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Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

I love the Santa Barbara Halter and also the Malibu Swim Skirt. What a chic idea!

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Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

Lauren
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I subscribe via RSS feed in a reader.

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I have your button in my sidebar:
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Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

I am a Down East Basics Facebook fan (Lauren Wayne).

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Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

I am your Facebook fan (Lauren Wayne).

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Tabathia said...

I like the sunset swim dress

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Tabathia said...

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Tabathia said...

fb fan (michelle b)

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Tabathia said...

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Tabathia said...

twitter follower & tweeted
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Julie said...

Riviera Tank is the bathing suit I really like-so pretty

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Julie said...

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Julie said...

follow blog

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fb down east basics

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Julie said...

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Michele said...

Michele
mamainhighheels.blogspot.com

I LOVE the Mediterranean tank!!! Did you ever read my post about going from a 2 piece baring my tummy to something that covered me more? I love the modesty of these swimsuits.

Michele said...

MIchele

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I'm a blog follower.

Michele said...

Michele

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became a fan of downeast on FB

Michele said...

Michele

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became a fan of DownEast on FB.

Can you tell I really want the swimsuit?

lil Me said...

Christy
sparrowdesign.blogspot.com
christy.constable@gmail.com

Mediterranean Tank is too too cute!

Emily said...

I follow on blogger. Emily Huber emilyhuber123@yahoo.com

Emily said...

I have your button. Emily Huber emilyhuber123@yahoo.com

Emily said...

I love the Riviera Tank and Waikiki Bikini. Emily Huber emilyhuber123@yahoo.com

Lauren said...

Lauren
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I like the mediterranean tank.

Lauren said...

I get your emails.
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Paula said...

I really love the Malibu skirt, so cute.
paula
pubedpaula@ameritech.net

Lauren said...

I subscribe to your reader in Google.
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Lauren said...

I follow you through Google Friend Connect.
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Paula said...

I follow your blog!
Thanks for all of the info
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Lauren said...

I blogged about your giveaway here: http://pepethewepe.xanga.com/727084237/swimsuit-giveaway/ (1)
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Lauren said...

I blogged here: http://pepethewepe.xanga.com/727084237/swimsuit-giveaway/ (2)
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Lauren said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted your giveaway here: http://twitter.com/dopeymouse05/status/13930361999
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Lauren said...

I'm a fan of Frugal and Fabulous on Facebook (Lauren Peterson)
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Lauren said...

I'm a fan of DownEast bathing suits on Facebook (Lauren Peterson)
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Kendall said...

I need a new swimsuit for my summer vacations!

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Chase & Kendall McLane said...
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