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As a young child I used to countdown to my birthday, I was one of those children that for weeks before hand I would search the house for hidden gifts.

And let me tell you I am an expert present finder – I don’t think I ever didn’t find them (shh don’t tell my Mum).

I was the same for Christmas I perfected the unwrap and re-wrap without anyone noticing to a fine art. I didn’t even just limit myself to my own presents, it also extended to my sisters – sorry Merry!

So as you can gather I love getting presents but I don’t do waiting very well – I’m not a delay gratification gal at all.

It’s my birthday on the 30th, a day that I also share with my mother. We will be celebrating together with all my family by going out for lunch.

My children are really quite loud when they all get together and I have to admit it is one of my favourite things to just watch them laugh and have fun together. The other diners may not appreciate the noise it but hey it’s my birthday.

What a better way to celebrate my birthday than to share the love of gift giving and have a Birthday Giveaway.

I meet recently with the lovely Susan from Beauje Jewellery and she generously donated a beautiful semi precious necklace and earrings set ($149.00) to giveaway to my followers.

I discovered Beauje Jewellery on Instagram – I have mentioned before that Instagram has become my glossy mag, its where I find all my outfit inspirations and new designers.

Now a bit about Beauje Jewellery it is a local Brisbane business that was started by Susan and Joanne in 2004 with a passion for providing women with handcrafted one-off designs using semi precious stones.

Susan gave me few different options to pick from as a giveaway piece. I don’t do decision very well, I can become extremely indecisive when confronted with lots of pretty things.

I ended up deciding on the gorgeous monochrome set below – made up of 3 strands of onyx, pearls and sterling silver.

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Monochrome is so versatile perfect to wear in both summer and winter.

This necklace would be perfect to wear with a plain white tee jeans or with a favourite LBD for a night out on the town.

I have worn it below with my current favourite obsession the off the shoulder top.

2016-01-25-22-09-50Below is my own piece of gorgeousness from Beauje Jewellery – Feeling Nostalgic $149.00 (made up of feature beads, pearls, onyx, smokey quatz, agate) worn with Forever New Casey Off Shoulder Gypsy Blouse currently on sale $37.49 and Louenhide Baby Bermuda – silver $99.95.

I always love the combination of white top, jeans and tan so this necklace set suits me down to the ground.


To win the gorgeous monochrome necklace and earrings set – go to my Instagram page tonight at 7pm and follow the instructions – GOOD LUCK and Happy Birthday to me and to you.

Karen Suzanne xx

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  • Karen I LOVE the monochrome necklace, its divine!
    How exciting are Birthdays? Sounds like you and your Mumma will have a blast being surrounded by your loved ones – even if you’re all a tad excitable xxx

    • I think we all love a bit of monochrome – this is a bit like a pearl necklace on steroids!
      Love Birthdays and spending them with family. An added bonus is a free lunch at work on Friday!!

  • A very good choice indeed! Love the monochrome set and your necklace is beautiful too. Perfect for your white an dtan combo. Hope you have a spectacular birthday with all your family around you. Sounds perfect xox

    • Thanks Wendy looking forward to the chaos that can be a family get together. Both necklaces are really stunning and love that I won’t come across anyone else wearing the same one.

  • What a stunning necklace. I love how it could be worn with either corporate work wear or casual clothes.

    • It’s gorgeous Ingrid your right it would take you from work to weekends, that’s what I loved about it the versatility. It will go with so many outfits in any women’s wardrobe

  • That is a lovely necklace – and the neutral colours will go with everything!

    Hope you have a very happy birthday tomorrow!

    • Thanks Mica the necklace really is gorgeous. Had a wonderful birthday weekend – love it when my birthday falls on a weekend

  • Jenni from styling curvy

    Great choice Karen. Hoping you had a ridiculously awesome birthday 🙂