My Mid-Life Crisis – Wardrobe Project @DownEastBasics


Now that I’ve hit that “BIG 40”, a few of my friends have been giving me a hard time about my typical attire – “T”-Shirt & Jeans.  Hey, they are fun AND comfortable and since I’m a stay at home mom, who really cares what I wear, right?  There are even some days I sneak out to drop off the kids at school in yoga pants, tanks and a sweatshirt because I will squeeze in a Zumba class before heading home.


Last week I met some girlfriends for a girls night out at DownEast Basics at Irvine Spectrum.  When we walked in, I noticed that spring had sprung!!! The store was splashed with beautiful colors.  Bright yellows, oranges, teals, and pinks are in this season.  I particularly love the layers since I’m always cold.  Leggings are back too – super comfy!

Down East Basics was a great place for me to start “updating” my wardrobe.  Luckily I have some VERY stylish friends who were great sounding boards for items I picked.  And, every time I went for the typical t-shirt, they steered me over to garments with more style.


We ended up selecting this fuchsia sweater jacket that is comfortable  with a little flare.  I used a silver pin as a button to keep it from flying open.  I was a little nervous when I initially purchased it, worried it was an item that would sit in my closet with tags, however, I realized I really like it, received many compliments on it.


I also picked up this dark blue cotton blouse that I really love.  Very soft and comfortable this top can be dressed up with black pants/leggings or lightened up a bit with some khaki pants/capri’s.

And my last purchase was this cream colored blouse.  This light rayon material will look great with a pair of brown pants/capri’s, a skirt or whatever else I can find.  (Still need to shop for items to go with it).


I have to say, we had a GREAT night mingling with friends and shopping at DownEast Basics.  Make sure you check out their spring collection – I’m sure there are many items you can incorporate into your wardrobe.

DownEast Basics 
at Irvine Spectrum
95 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

Would you be interested in updating your own wardrobe? How about winning a $500 gift card to DownEast Basics?  They are hosting a Pinterest Contest.  For details, click this link: Pinterest Contest – DownEast Basics.

* I was invited to a Down East Basics Mixer and compensated with a shopping gift card.  All opinions are completely my own. *

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