Saturday, October 8, 2011

Live Love Life (A Blogiversary Giveaway!)

I had such a lovely afternoon yesterday. I spent the morning reading blogs and online shopping in my pajamas, then I managed to get dressed and took a leisurely bike ride downtown to grab a latte and some lunch. It's been unseasonally warm these days, so I had to revert to summer dressing tactics. Cuffed skinnies were going to be the anchor of the outfit, as would be one of my new screen tees. Given what a great day I was having, I thought the message of "Life Love Life" was appropriate, too. =) I didn't want to just wear the tee on its own, however (zzzzzz), so I layered it with this thin short-sleeved open cardigan.

"Live Love Life" tee - Old Navy / Open cardigan - Maurices / Dark skinnies - Gap /
Necklace - Gifted / Sandals - Nine West

Turquoise jewerly looks so great against brown that was an easy choice for a little more color, and my comfy new sandals were the final touch. It was a little odd biking in these high wedges, but I managed. =)

Ring - Banana Republic / Earrings - Maurices

While downtown, I decided to pop into our local Ten Thousand Villages, a shop I love to visit for beautiful, unique and - best of all - fair trade jewelry. (They have loads of other items too, but I'm sucker for their jewelry.) I've found some really great pieces over the years, and I decided I would shop specifically for - get ready for it - a giveaway for you lovely readers! Let's call it a belated blogiversary giveaway, shall we? (I started blogging a year ago September 14th!) Even better, I picked up not one, but two unique pieces, so they'll be a second giveaway tomorrow!

The first prize is this gorgeous "Treasure Trove Necklace" made from golden "coins" and handcrafted in India.

I love the multiple stamped metal discs, the way it fills the neckline, and the mellow musical sound it makes when you move. In a brassy gold hue, it's a great neutral necklace that can punch up any outfit, whether casual or dressy.

Here we go! The mandatory entry requirement is as follows:
  1. Be a follower of Surely Sonsy and leave a comment indicating how you follow (GFC username/email address, Bloglovin', Google Reader,  etc.).
  2. Tell me how you would style the necklace in your comment!
For extra entries, please leave a separate comment for each of the following (1 extra entry each):
  1. Like Surely Sonsy on Facebook and leave a comment with your FB address. (You can email it to me if you don't want to leave it here.)
  2. Follow @shessica17 on twitter and TWEET about the giveaway. Be sure to include your twitter name in your comment!
  3. Blog about the giveaway OR post about it on Facebook with a link back to this post! Be sure to include the link to your post in your comment!
Four chances to win! This giveaway is open to US readers only (sorry, dear international readers), and will be open until 11:59pm (Central time) on Saturday, October 15. Good luck!


  1. Great giveaway! I love the necklace. I'm a local, and I love Ten Thousand Villages. It's a must stop when I'm downtown.

    I could see myself wearing it with this deep cowl neck black sweater dress and boots. I follow with Google Reader.

  2. ooh, great styling ideas! good luck, breanne!

  3. Gorgeous!!

    I'm a follower via GFC of course :)

    This necklace is so versatile! It would be great for a fancier occasion with a cute dress or would also be great to dress up a tee and skinnies :)

  4. I follow on FB under Fatale Fashion

  5. I posted about it on FB :)

    And I follow you on twitter and tweeted :) @fatalefashion

  6. yay - good luck! love the tee and skinnies idea!

  7. I follow you on Google reader... the necklace is so gorgeous! I am a fan lately of full necklaces peeking out from a button down shirt. 

  8. Beautiful necklace! I would wear it with my black shirtdress, or as you did - to elevate a jeans and t-shirt outfit!

    Follow on Google Reader. Love your blog!

  9. I follow you via Google reader.

    I'd pair that necklace (so pretty!) with an LBD and red peep-toe pumps for a killer evening look!

  10. I follow via  Google reader .

    I would pair it with a simple tee and jeans, because the necklace in itself is such a bold statement piece ! Thanks for the giveaway !


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