Ruche Giveaway

Fri 8th, Jul, 2011

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Well I missed June’s BC Giveaway…not quite sure how that happened so I am making up for it now…next week we have another biggie giveaway…I just love those but here’s a little mini-giveaway for this week to get us by…

You know I just lurve me a scarf or six and bracelets, and up-dos to dress up a simple jeans and tee look?

Well I have been sitting on my new white sofa this evening surfing and shopping with a Limoncello and thought you might like some too?   Goodness whatever did we do before the internet…is there anything quite as good as sitting back at home with a drink, browsing all the pretties…

What’s up for grabs

this scarf…

teamed with this bracelet for a bit of BC Style


plus these to pin in your hair


All you have to enter is leave a comment answering the following question

What are your favourite ways get some ritz on when it’s time to get out of your trackies?

….what do you do for instant chic?

….a little black dress, chuck on some bling, totter on killer heels, a cute jacket, lots of sparklies, a gorgeous bag?

I’d love to know your dress-up secrets..

The Rules : Ends end of play Wednesday

For extra chances to win just post a link to my site to any of the social networking sites…

Please leave another comment for each social networking site you posted to…

Good luck BCer’s!

(open worldwide )


(images : source Ruche)
giveaway sponsored by abeachcottage.com & in no way affiliated to or sponsored by Ruche


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299 Responses to “Ruche Giveaway”

  1. Laura says:

    I have a pair of sparkle-y wedges that make me feel pretty when I wear them!

  2. April says:

    I love a big chunky necklace with a white t-shirt and great jeans. Comfortable, yet still cute.

  3. Pam Keener says:

    A dress with heels but not sky high and I feel pretty, as I am always in jeans or shorts.
    Love & Hugs,

  4. Pam says:

    I like to add a soft flowing scarf or a long swingy necklace to my outfit to make it feel a lil more special. Though losing a few pounds have done more to make me feel and look better than anything else. Thanks for the giveaway and for the chance.

  5. Maryanne says:

    Nice jeans, plain tee, great necklace or bangle and gorgeous, gorgeous shoes. Can be flat, can be heels, love them both!

  6. Definitely a bright lipstick! At the moment I’m loving a bright orange from Mac! Simple with a couple of coats of mascara and you are good to go! Too easy!

  7. Ann says:

    Scarves are my thang… and apparently they’re timeless so my growing collection is not a waste – or so I keep telling myself. Thanks for the chance to add to it! A x

  8. Judy says:

    I love to add some dangle earrings or a scarf to spruce up my outfits.

  9. Judy says:

    I love to wear tall heels and a little bling on the necklace and earrings. The rest is just details. :-) In the summer, an easy breezy dress, in the winter, cute jeans and a flattering top and I’m good to go!


  10. Winnibriggs says:

    A wrap dress, some forties style peep toe heels and a vintage necklace and I feel some of that old time glamour! Love that scarf, keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Robin says:

    A pretty sundress in a tropical color does it for me…especially during these hot summer months here in FL!

  12. Deanne says:

    in winter you can’t go past a scarf and some bangles, in summer some beads and pretty sandles

  13. Alima says:

    I hope Wednesday means next Wednesday! Otherwise I missed out on this one!
    Unfortunately I can count on 1 hand the times I’ve gotten dressed up in the last 2 years since my son was born. But when I do get dressed up I love to add a little bling with jewelry. Fun dangly earrings, a stack of bangles or a playful cocktail ring always helps me feel a little dressed up!

  14. Traci Colquhoun says:

    I throw on a bit of lipstick and for someone who rarely wears it, the pop of color immediately dresses any outfit up! I also love me some baubly – large chunky necklaces that seem to do the trick every time.

  15. Kat says:

    I love to straighten my hair, put on some makeup and add some braclets and a nice necklace/scarf to dress up my look.
    Love your style as always Sara!! :)

  16. Kristin says:

    What a fun give away, I’d love to be the lucky one! For me it is all about getting ready. I love a great soak in the tub with a great magazine, then to get dressed and do hair/make-up with a nice glass of wine. Then I feel relaxed and ready for whatever is in store!

  17. Trace says:

    I do my hair and make up and throw on a great necklace and I instantly feel dressed up (even if I am still in my trackies ;).

  18. Ev says:

    Hey Sarah

    Seriously – you stole my thunder! Ha. A little black dress, bling, heels, a sophisticaed little bag


    Tiffany cologne on my wrists and behind my ears.

    Fingers and toes!

    Thank you.

  19. Heather says:

    First let me just say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE that scark! I dont get out much with two toddlers at home but when My husband and I are lucky enough to get out I curl my hair, put on a pair of great fitting jeans, wedges, my favorite Premier earings and a little make-up. Oh just thinking about it makes me smile.

  20. Gayle P says:

    I am quite casual so for me it is a triple wrap bracelet and some sparkly sandals with a dress or my cuffed jeans!

  21. Sara R. says:

    I add a scraf! It makes everything look more chic!

  22. I always add a big cocktail ring.

  23. Candice says:

    I put on my long, dangly, mother of pearl, set in silver earrings ( or something equally long ) .. with whatever black outfit I always wear at night.

    For semi-casual, black jeans with high heels and a favorite blouse which is semi-sheer, white with cuffs that hang to the fingers.. very foppish…from Babette, all pleats and crinkles..
    and either a long very thin cotton blazer ( black) or a sweater that has tiny bits of jet stitched to the neck and cuffs and hem.

    Now it is winter here , so my going out posh outfit is black trousers, black high heeled boots and a black thin silk top with ruffles at the hem with a black shrug with tight sleeves and a very feminine ruffle type lapel ..

    I wear a variety of scarves here, my favorites are lace or when it is really at its coldest, I wear a beautiful pashmina that my son brought me from India wrapped around a few times .. it goes with everything, but I usually wear a black coat .

    I am looking forward to summer already :)

  24. What are your favourite ways get some ritz on when it’s time to get out of your trackies? Silver sandals
    ….what do you do for instant chic? pearls of course

    ….a little black dress, chuck on some bling, totter on killer heels, a cute jacket, lots of sparklies, a gorgeous bag? Black dress…yes…heels -no way unless they are just kitten heels

    And I love scarves.

    xo Jana

  25. adventuresindinner says:

    I am crazy for shoes (it’s best if I don’t count them all) and usually get dressed based upon the shoes that I want to wear that day. For dressy, dressy times it’s VERY high heels, lots of eye liner and my favourite necklace-Tiffany, silver pearls (shouldn’t have bought it but I’ve worn it hundreds of times in the past 10 years). I would happily go anywhere then.

    Thanks so much for offering the chance for such a gorgeus treat.

  26. meghan says:

    Earrings- I love earrings! They make an outfit for me. :-)

  27. teres says:

    the ‘trackies’ get put aside once in a blue moon in this house and they are traded for a spritz of ‘clean’ (a perfume here in canada that smells like grapefruit), an easy pair of great jeans, a white oversized linen button down shirt (the more wrinkled the better), fancier flip flops, and my favorite earrings/necklace/bracelet combo handmade by my gf featuring my birthstone and the birthstone of my husband and of my little guy and the other wrist gets a jumble of traditional children’s bracelets that were my son’s when he was newborn (asian tradition) and that i have taken to wearing. oh and if there is time my toes and fingers get painted too. :o) yes, the list is kind of long, but, when i get to do things up, i do ‘em up right! :oD

    congratulations to whoever wins!

    from winnipeg, manitoba canada

  28. jolene says:

    Always a scarf, silver bangles and my new leather riding boots & lippy (lippy always works!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  29. Melissa says:

    My new brown leather boots, big chunky bead and fabric necklace that has a bow and lip gloss. Easy!

  30. Melissa says:

    oooh and a clip in my hair!

  31. Lark says:

    I recently went back to work part-time for my kids’ school district. A scarf is one way I would dress up a casual outfit to make it acceptable for work. Love the Ruche scarf!!! :)

  32. Anonymous says:

    I find an old lippy deep in the handbag of horror, whip up an up do that’s somehow different to the everyday one and run to my besty/ neighbour with Lindt salt chocolate ( bribe) to borrow something flowy from her fabulous and generous wardrobe. I feel like I’ve had a make over but it could be the endorphins from the chocolate.

  33. Vicki Toth says:

    Hi Sarah! A spa manicure and pedicure always does it for me! Makes me feel “put together” and like I’m ready for anything!

  34. Sue from NZ says:

    I like to curl my long hair, do night time makeup in the daytime & add sparkle. I just went to Oz & bought a cool scarf which has baubles & bling on the ends. It is now my new favourite accessory.
    Love your giveaway scarf, Sara.
    Thanks Sue froom NZ

  35. Jen says:

    I’d have to say that being a mom of four boys my hair is almost always in a pony tail or bun! So my fix is spending time doing my hair, beautiful shoes and a great pair of earrings :) I adore the way you wear your scarfs! I would love to add that to my get-up, lol! You have effortless style for sure!

  36. Nanna says:

    I put on some fab jewelry and a cute jacket!

  37. Melissa says:

    I like to throw on some heals, throw my hair up and put in a headband with an off-centered sequined flower. I go from le shab to le chic!

    I love your giveaways, and with the type of week I have had – I need this! :)

  38. Cat says:

    Mascara! I instantly feel a little more glam and presentable!

  39. Chris says:

    I love some long dangly earrings to make me feel all dressed up. Jeans or all dressed up-they make me feel like I am all put together.

  40. Lori H says:

    My hair is too short for an up-do, and I don’t wear many heels. But for special occasions I wear a little more makeup and sparkly jewelry. You know how to wear a scarf so well! You have inspired me to try it :)

  41. Caz says:

    A splash of red lipstick adds instant chic! and if going for a real knock out look I’ll put on one of my hats.

  42. Kate says:

    Ritz – I’ve got to say my chunky crystal bracelet (no less than 5 rows of sparkle) can make any outfit look glamorous.” Now that it’s summer, pairing it with a top that shows lots of shoulder/back (racerback and halters need apply!) will make add some sex appeal to boot.

    Instant chick – Heals -> go!

    Also need to add: skinny jeans (yes!), blazer with cuffs rolled (yes! And bonus points if the lining has a great print), sling-back wedges (yes! And swoon). Or simply look at anything that the Duchess of Cambridge (the royal formerly known as Kate Middleton) is wearing and do that… immediately!!

    Hmm dress up secrets… keep it short and flirty. Time to flaunt those buffed legs and pedicured toes, ladies.

  43. Deb says:

    Foundation garments are a vital factor to any glam look I feel. Dress from the inside out and you will feel a million dollars! (Corsets and torture wear aside, a girl must be comfortable to feel sexy and look good;)

  44. Kim says:

    Hey sarah being a busy mom for so many yrs I am just getting back into ME so heres what i do
    i love buying jewelry again nothing special lil bits and baubles shiny things
    a pair of cute stylin shoes
    and i have to top it off with a really rocking handbag!!!
    did i mention i have a purse fetish i have many and in many different styles and colors from basic to hobo bag
    can u please eneter me in your give away
    thanks Ü

  45. bianca says:

    I hate looking perfectly groomed, so for me its just a quick messy top knot, either dash of colour on cheeks or lips and a simple necklace, or earrings if I’m wearing a scarf. Ohhh, and being a milliner a little flower in my messy hair is a must!!

  46. Jen says:

    Vintage pearl strands and rhinestone brooches. I have pearls in single & double strands for more casual, and 3, 4 and 5 strands for dressier. I pin smaller vintage rhinestone brooches to a tee, sweater or jacket to add a quick bit of glam, a little uniqueness. My big brooches are for dressier occasions.

  47. Sandra says:

    Hi Sarah, I LOVE the Scarf and gorgeous bangle and the pretty flower pin. I’ve seen you in your scarves and always wished I owned one.
    For me when I want to feel extra special and have that dressed up feeling, first I have to be sparkling clean from my hair to my toes with a nice body lotion on. And I don’t forget to have proper nails too (both toenails and fingernails, even if they don’t have polish. Plus it also helps if I’m ‘feeling’ really good, otherwise what’s the point? I don’t think it’s so much about what a person wears as to what kind of attitude they have. If we are wearing a great attitude, then you could never look bad no matter what you have on, even if it’s flip flops and a white cotton blouse and cute little skirt. I tend to wear white cotton in the summer and black in the winter usually with some comfy boots. That along with a great attitude always makes me feel dressed up. Plus, I cant forget, it always helps if my hair looks good ;)

  48. Patricia says:

    Being a Texas girl, I have to say I put on my pearls when I want to glam it up a bit… Along with a diamond ot two for sparkle!

  49. kathie says:

    yes it has to be a scarf and accessories, be it earrings,rings,bracelets,a jacket or vest that changes an outfit a pair of ballet flats or a nice little cardie with bling on it! You don’t have to have a completely new dress or outfit because these things can transform any look into something new!

  50. Carol says:

    I brush my hair and put on some make up….at 50+ that’s about the best I can do…but I’d love to have that scarf!!

  51. Peta Jones says:

    if I could afford it, it would be a blow dry and a mani/pedi, some bling and a fun party dress and last but not least, HEELS. Well ugg boots or thongs until we go out as my legs just can’t handle the height anymore!

  52. Anonymous says:

    In my opinion, there’s nothing to beat having good looking hair. So for me, it would have to be a good blow dry. Add a pretty pair of earings, and a smidge of lippie, and even if I wear wearing an unspectular outfit, I would still feel like a million dollars!

  53. Shirley Schilder says:

    ooops, will try that again (as me rather than anonymous!)

    In my opinion, there’s nothing to beat having good looking hair. So for me, it would have to be a good blow dry. Add a pretty pair of earings, and a smidge of lippie, and even if I wear wearing an unspectular outfit, I would still feel like a million dollars!

  54. Michele says:

    I’m mostly in jeans, tee, and flip flops, but when I need a little something more I replace the tee with a femine ruffle top, add earings and a long necklace, and some flirty shoes.

  55. joyce tx says:

    it’s the shoes… def the shoes! If mama’s feet aren’t happy, then no one is happy! I’m past the ‘ gotta wear heels’ stage and into nice lookin’ comfort- privo by clark. :)

  56. Maryellen says:

    A little mascara, some lipstick, favorite diamond earrings and anything linen!

  57. Jo says:

    Make-up and shoes, specifically liquid eyeliner and heels. Ironically I will add a scarf and or some bling to dress up just about anything…jeans and a tee take on a whole new look when you do this…especially with heels.

  58. Melissa Darr says:

    Oh to get of those tracky dacks i would definatly have to do something monumental…. DIY facial, paint nails and the addition sexy heels, skinny jeans, classy sparkly top and nice fitted jacket – and whine to my husband to take me to a nice restaurant now that I have made the HUGE effort of looking nice! Ha

  59. My idea of dressing up for a bling-night is making sure it was a good hair day first and foremost (lol!), pulling on my fav flared jeans (I’m a just a boho-chic at heart), tossing on a pretty top, scooping up load of leather, silver, and silk bracelets for my wrists, big silver hoops for my ears, and then sliding into a pair of gladiator wedge heeled sandals – then I’m ready to rock and roll! :) So that beautiful scarf (and bracelet) would add soooo much to my favorite outfit, Sarah – and of course, I’d think of my favorite Aussie-galfriend every time I tied it around my neck. ♥

    Thanks for offering this pretty giveaway!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  60. Emily says:

    I go for silk. I have one or two really beautiful silk tops that I wear with everything. Jeans, shorts, skirts. I love how sexy and sleek I feel in them and they always liven up my day. That and sparkly eyeshadow.

  61. Bonnie says:

    I have a strand of pearls that my husband gave me for Christmas last year. They are my favorite “instant glamour.” I feel a bit like Jackie O when I put them on… so elegant. Pearls feel that way to me – they’re instant class & elegance.

  62. Jo says:

    Just shared your link on my facebook page…it was about time I shared my fav blog with my friends anyhow ;)

  63. patty says:

    I put on my leather, knee high Palmroth booth. OH YES!!! Love those shoes. I got them second hand but I always feel like a million bucks when I put them on

  64. I posted your sweet BC giveaway on my sidebar, Sarah! ♥ Hugs to you!

    xoxo laurie

  65. patty says:

    Liked you on FB

  66. patty says:

    follow you on twitter

  67. Julia Bristed says:

    Hi Sarah, I really love your blog. Keep up the great work!
    For dressing up…..A blazer makes you look smart without trying and shiny hair makes me feel pretty. Also, I usually swap to some darker coloured jeans and make sure I have some colour -jewelery, a scarf or a bright top.
    I’m currently trying to turn my house near the beach into a beach cottage – thanks for the inspiration!
    Julia xx

  68. the freckled minx says:

    It’s all in the knickers and bra. Something sexy, expensive and it really doesn’t matter what the rest of me is wearing because I feel like a million dollars! There will be a certain confidence and swing of the hips in the walk!!

  69. For instant chic I have to put my hair up in a messy bun, wear some small dangly earrings, soft lippy, perfume and add a necklace or scarf. It doesn’t matter if I’m in jeans or a ‘going out’ dress – if I do these things I feel chic. Kylie

  70. Pam says:

    Hmmm…I always feel great when I put on my dark denim jeans, black healed boots and a flattering black top…finished off with a pair of great earrings, maybe a necklace and a funky bracelet! Then some quality time with my hubby for an evening out (these are so far and few between with a 4 yr. old!!) ;D A new scarf would be perfect for the next evening out!!

  71. jeanne says:

    Instant chic…it’s all in the attitude…sexy jeans, cute cotton top, sexy heels, a scarf and my silver hoop earrings..but the attitude is what shines on! And makes the outfit!!

  72. Thera says:

    I am also a jeans and tee woman, but to dress it up I have a great pair of high heel boots, a blazer and a scarf that are my “go to’s”. Add some lips stick and mascara and I am good to go. Unfortunately, the scarf was given to me years ago my my aunt, and it is very “autum-ish” and rather faded, I could really use a new one :)

  73. kelly says:

    definitely the little black dress and some sparkly jewelery – but a las, that does not happen two often with little kiddos so i usually am content with just a night out with clean jeans and a comfy shirty that does not have remenents of the little’s evening supper!

  74. Jen says:

    I put on some high heels and a bit of jewelry!

  75. kelly says:

    pinned you on pinterest! :)

  76. Deneen says:

    A pedicure a red dress and some fantastic heels!

  77. cath says:

    My pair of short dangly crystal earrings and a mimco hair clip. Teams well with jeans for the school run and makes me feel slightly dressed up. I’ve bought two stripey shirts recently thanks to your fashion post, and I love them. Keep the fashion coming!

  78. Sara says:

    I great pair of jeans, a well-fitted shirt and a fun pair of heels. : ) It’s important to look great but feel even better. That’s what dressing up is really about.

  79. Lee Mills says:

    Hmm lets see these days working locally a few days a week and from home the others I am lucky to EVER get out of jeans so for me it would be popping on a dress or skirt, perhaps more make up than the standard lipgloss and spending more than 5 seconds on my hair…a little pampering sometimes goes a long way…in summer it would be a quick pedi, nothing better than well groomed toes in summer sandels…hey what can I say I am easy to please. Wonderful giveaway by the way, whoever wins is going to be one lucky lady!

  80. marcia says:

    Catherine Popesco (http://lavieparisienne.com/) earrings, shimmer face cream and lip gloss. That’s pretty much all I have time for any more. I live in Joe’s Jeans, flip-flops and a cami during the summer. Great give away Sarah, thanks for the chance to win! Marcia in Cali

  81. Lizzie says:

    I’m all about the hair. It boosts your confidence and can make anything look glamourous and pretty. And when you feel good about yourself you radiate confidence.

  82. Jacinta says:

    It has to be a pair of funky boots! They jazz up the jeans and T uniform and put a spring in your step!
    I may have fallen in love with just a few pairs of amazing Anthropologie boots – who can stop at just one pair – when they are sooo different and gorgeous!

  83. Alice says:

    It depends on the occasion… At the momment I am looking for a nice black dress that hugs the body but has a little ruffle at the hem with small capsleeves that sit almost off the shoulder. I would team this up with my gorgeous chunky turquoise bead and drop necklace. Then on my right wrist would wear my 3x silver bangles and my left hand just my wedding rings. I would skip the earrings as I want the focus on the dress and the pop of turquoise from the necklace. My dark hair would fall in waves (it’s quite long at the momment, I think it was grade seven when I last had hair this long), I’m enjoying the length… Shoes should be some killer hills but knowing me I would team it up with cute black kittlen hills (if I was taller I would even go ballet flats – love them). I would(well am planning to as soon as I find the dress) wear this killer outfit out for coffee & dinner & icecream at darling habour on a friday or saturday night with my hubby and heck I will even take the kids! I’ll be feeling like a yummy mummy all the way lol!!! I love the look of turquoise teammed up with black! I can’t wait to find the dress!

    • Alice says:

      Just to answer the question properly, I usually wear quite simple clothes with little to no pattern then dress it up with a combination of a really nice necklace, belt or pretty earrings a nice jacket (if it’s cold) and nice shoes…and bag too

  84. Kim says:

    I always wear makeup and earrings so it would have to be a jacket and some sweet treats on my feet~Cheers Kim

  85. Leslie M says:

    Definetely a nice hairdo, accesories and makeup! that’s instant chic!

  86. yvette says:

    Hi Sarah, I had to come way down here to write you a quick message…I’ve just grabbed my copy of Junes ‘Romantic Homes’, and there you are. This Aussie town takes it’s time sometimes to get my favs on the newsagency shelf…Lovely photo’s as usual, and even nicer that I recognised your blog name and your cottage white style. An eyecatching crisp clean line, and a touch of colour with flowers…how I love this. I’m in the process of finding my own comfort zone, with a new house and new ‘bright’ beginnings, until then I’ll drool over your lovely photo’s and ideas. Have a lovely weekend, Yvette x

  87. alison says:

    Firstly, it all starts with a good hair day. From there anything is possible.

    But the following are the icing on the cake: comfortable and beautiful undies and bra, manicure/pedicure, cute yet comfortable shoes and a conversation starting handbag accessorised with an antique rose gold chain and locket that you finally got off layby.

  88. Anonymous says:

    I straighten my curly hair, put on jeans and wedges and add something ruffly and girly – maybe a scarf or jewellery or a pretty top.

  89. Sonia Lidbury says:

    I straighten my curly hair, put on jeans and wedges and add something ruffly and girly – maybe a scarf or jewellery or a pretty top

  90. kari says:

    I’m pretty simple… Bare Minerals, mascara & lip gloss. Some earrings & cute shoes with a heel…. After that anything goes from jeans & a t-shirt to something a lil more dressy..

  91. kari says:

    Linked on FB

  92. kari says:

    Linked on Twitter

  93. Lorna Jean says:

    Hi Sarah! I like simple…gladiator style flats with monochromatic short hemline outfit, fluff up the hair, dangly earrings or long necklace…or high heels instead of the flats. Anyway, the scarf and bracelet .”.perfect accessories to simple. I love your blog by the way!

  94. Tammy says:

    Cat eyeliner, soft flowy sexy hair, lots of mascara, and a wicked thought!

  95. Ruth says:

    I think my bag sets the tone! I spend my days carrying beautiful but HUGE bags to keep everything, nappies, toys, snacks, practically everything but the kitchen sink!

    So if I am going out, the thing that makes me feel most glam is being able to carry just a gorgeous tiny, clutch.


  96. For instant ritz I put on animal print!

  97. posinoe says:

    Lipstick and perfume …. !

  98. nicole says:

    a scarf, a couple of necklaces, and some earrings my latest obsession is scarves and boots.

  99. nicole says:

    posted to facebook, my blog and twitter

  100. Barbara says:

    My job is so casual that quick mascara is the usual daytime look so full on makeup is the way to go for me. The ‘you look great’ makeup as opposed to the ‘trowel it on’ look, of course. ; )

  101. Nathalie says:

    For me it is a nice necklace or scarf and bracelets, high heels and some lipgloss

  102. Tonya says:

    A Primark bag and jewellery, always affordable and fashionable.

  103. samantha says:

    Well I pile on the mascara to help me look like I might be able to stay awake through the evening, wear something to flatter my waist line, I have a nice fitted jacket that gives me instant shape but with out strangling it because I want to be comfortable as well as chic, and I don’t go far without a scarf draped around my neck, throw on a sparkly ring or two and I’m done.

  104. Bec says:

    Earrings, nail polish and a bracelet glam it up for me.

    Great giveaway!

  105. HRH Sarah says:

    I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis, so when I pull out the eyeshadow, you know it’s party time! I also adore shoes, and have been known to rock some pretty great peep toes ;)
    I guess the other “glamish” thing is NOT putting my hair in a ponytail or bun. It just about kills me because I’m used to having it up, but I’ve yet to find an updo that’s as flattering as just having my hair down.

  106. HRH Sarah says:

    Shared on FB- and what’s that about a new couch? How did I miss that???

  107. Lilly says:

    High heels, a cute lipgloss and a nice dress!
    Thanks a lot for the chance.

  108. Ilene says:

    Cute scarf and flats! I keep it simple with a few accessories.

  109. rebecca says:

    Convinced by my teenage daughter, I reluctantly bought a pair of dark denim skinnies. They look pretty hot with a pair of wedges, flouncy top and thick belt with a long dangly tassle necklace and chunky bracelet. Just need to get out more. !

  110. Marcie says:

    A pretty bracelet, bag and a scarf. Something quick and easy that doesn’t take much fussing, since I like to keep things simple. Love the scarf! If I don’t win I’ll definitely be looking for a soft gray scarf like that. So pretty!

  111. Marcie says:

    Shared on FB also. Fingers crossed!

  112. Melissa Hungria says:

    A giveaway! Yippee! Definitely not jeans, and anytime I wear my black heels my kiddoes let me know I’m dressed up! Thanks for the opportunity – your presents are lovely!

  113. Melissa Hungria says:

    Just posted on Facebook too, thanks again!

  114. susie says:

    Great giveaway!!! Love the scarf. For me, I love layering some silver bracelets on my wrist with my watch. Can’t forget my hoop matt silver earrings.

  115. Amber says:

    My grandmother’s antique cameo ring makes me feel instantly chic and stylish and I love dressy ballet flats to give me a little glam while still being comfortable enough to walk in!

  116. Tiff says:

    Since it’s winter, a great jacket, scarf, heeled boots, earrings and bracelet/s. Plus a bit more attention to the hair and I’m off!
    Thanks for the giveaway Sarah :)

  117. Ashley says:

    I adore fall, that’s when I feel most chic…I think it’s because I can dress in layers. I love throwing on a bright cardigan with a neutral tee, ballet flats, skinny jeans, and a statement necklace!


  118. Susan Hahaj says:

    Dressing up for me is a girly romantic top and some sparkly vintage jewelry! Thanks for such a super giveaway! Susan

  119. sarah says:

    Sparkle sparkle all the way!! My vintage gold sparkly dance shoes…LOVE THEM…huge, almost Pat Butcher style earrings (sorry non ‘Eastenders’ watchers-btw, saw a headline she’s leaving the show!?)…and a ridiculous, yet beautiful sparkly clutch bag. Oh-and a glass of something sparkly before I leave the house to help make my mood-you guessed it-sparkle! xxx

  120. Katie Hahaj says:

    When I girl it up I put on my high heels and a great lacy dress! Katie

  121. Sarah says:

    I put on my highest heels, lipstick, and a fun necklace. Doesn’t happen too often but the husband loves it when I need to get dressed up!

  122. When I dress up I put on a cute little dress and a flower in my hair! Megan

  123. Ruth Delaney says:

    Hmmm. To glam up? Something that’s NOT suitable for running after the children in! For me – a pair of straight-leg white jeans with some white and tan flatties and some chunky jewellery. Although with such a gorgeous scarf as a giveaway I might be persuaded to ditch the beads for fabric!

  124. Susan Hahaj says:

    I posted on my fB! I am Susan T Hahaj there.

  125. Aly says:

    Skinny jeans, heels, and a scarf do it for me! Love the scarf giveaway (my husband says I have a scarf “problem”…had to install extra hooks in the closet just to hold them all!)

  126. Ines says:

    Hi sarah! Nice giveaway, really! I love scarfs and thats one of my dress-up secrets. Most of the time I keep my jeans and put on the heels, a bunch of bracelets or a big ring (I tend not to use them both at the same time, looks a bit over the top) and complement it with soft smookey eyes and a gloss. And on top goes the scarf, allways. :)

  127. mjsantos says:

    A tan and a LBD!

  128. Michelle says:

    Necklace, lipstick and my silver sandals!

  129. Stephanie says:

    necklace, earrings, and heels (or blingy sandals in the summer)!

  130. Hilary says:

    a little extra mascara and a pair of heels!

  131. rebecca says:

    statement jewelry! easy way to feel a little dressed up!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmaild ot com

  132. Ines says:

    Just posted it on my blog! Check it out!
    And… as long as you are there, check this post:
    I’m needing advices… thank you sarah!

  133. Katie R says:

    A bright shade of lipstick and hair out of the ponytail !! Then accessorize of course…

  134. Ines says:

    Another post just to say I’ve posted it on facebook :)
    kiss, Ines

  135. Vicki K says:

    A pair of “diamond” earrings – large enough to make ‘em wonder… and a gorgeous bag. The scarf and accessories are great – I hope I win!!

  136. NancyLee says:

    For me, a pretty cardigan or cashmere sweater and some bling. This fab giveaway will go well with my silver set of bling. Hope to win…

  137. sarah m. says:

    Adding big earrings to an outfit always makes me feel dressed up. Great giveaway!

  138. Anonymous says:

    strap on some 5″ heels, i’m a shorty… and dress up my boring black tee’s with a mid-waist belt. simple but effective.

  139. heather lui says:

    strap on some 5″ heels, i’m a shorty… and dress up my boring black tee’s with a mid-waist belt. simple but effective.

  140. susan varney says:

    i’m a jewerly freak the more i have on the better- like to wear my black -leather jacket with a white blouse black slacks ans plenty of make-up

  141. Ryan says:

    I don’t wear a lick of makeup on an ordinary day so for me it’s a full face of makeup and some bling… :)

  142. Catie says:

    Cute stuff you’re giving away Sarah! I do up the makeup a bit more. Lipstick always adds that extra humpf to make me look “done up”. Add some accessories, necklace, earrings, etc. Oh and I may slip on some heels with my jeans. : )

  143. Alison T. says:

    To give myself a bit of flair I put on high heels and add sparkly accessories like a necklace, bracelet, or sparkly bobby pins. . I also love wearing scarves. The one you are giving away is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win. This is a great giveaway.

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

  144. Shala says:

    I love how a scarf always makes you look “put together”. Dangling earrings are another favorite of mine too :)

  145. janet says:

    a cute belt always dresses up a skirt, plain dress or even a nice top over jeans! thanks!!

  146. jane says:

    some kind of heel and a big belt. so fun!

  147. I love me some heels, and a great bag…with a dash of bling!!
    in the fall and winter I love scarves.
    I would love it if I was able to get out more often.

    Have a great day
    East coast Girl

  148. Shirley Hodge says:

    Scarves! From the teenie weeniest bikini to the most elegant designer evening gown a scarf is always the finishing touch. It lends an extra layer of elegance or whimsey and everything in between, whatever you are looking for. Wearing a really fine designer scarf is like wearing a work of art to show the world your good taste and wearing a hand croched scarf on the coldest day not only demonstrates good sense but is a whiminiscal retreat to one’s childhood. I have a zillion scarves ranging in price from $738.00 to $3.oo and I wouldn’t trade one of them

  149. charline says:

    Pencil skirt with sleek blouse and heels,

  150. Leslie Anne says:

    Cute dress, heels, red lipstick, silver accessories, manicure & pedicure, & more attention to my hair. Leslie Anne

  151. Jen says:

    A pin in the hair and a sundress.

  152. Alia says:

    I wear dresses most of the time anyway since it is so warm here in Arizona, but to dress up I just wear a fancier dress, and heels if I am really feeling it!

  153. Well I like to feel comfy when I go out somewhere nice and a black shift dress I bought from Zara years ago does the trick every time, I just add a little silver bangle and black shoes and handbag and I’m good to go, that lovely silver spotty scarf would look wonderful with it actually :) x

  154. Hey Sarah, I posted the giveaway on my sidebar x

  155. shirl' anderson says:

    I just add a little bling to an otherwise normal outfit. Bracelet(s), necklace, earrrings. I am a t-shirt kinda gal. I can always dress those up with these accessories. The ole’ black dress works for me as well with my gold sandals.
    Then I am good to go.

  156. Stephanie says:

    Boots, scarfs and necklaces!! Those are my go to pieces to bring any of my casual day to day outfits. Never fails.
    I have always loved boots and have finally purchased some Hunter Wellies this year, following your lead, and love them. My go to boots are camel coloured riding boots and they go with everything.
    Love your blog.

  157. Ruby Showalter says:

    i LUV scarfs as well as cute cardigans and boots or heels!! i love your style….keep the good stuff comin’!

  158. Lisa says:

    blingy earrings for sure. :-) they always make me feel a little better about myself.

  159. Marsha says:

    A cute, flirty sundress, glitzy sandals, big Jackie-O sunglasses and, of course, coral lips. I would love to win your pretty scarf for my collection

  160. Janet says:

    Add a cute jacket, scarf, and heels. and if I am reallt feeling wild – maybe a hat!

  161. amanda says:

    i love to shave my legs and put on some tight capris and a cute tank top.

  162. Jan says:

    The process of getting ready is what puts me in a going out mood. Perhaps a glass of wine as I shower, do my hair and make-up and pick something special to wear. Heels are a must.

  163. kathkeen kelly says:

    A simple black dress with jewelry, heels and a nice blingy clutch…

  164. Jen says:

    I have a big stash of funky necklaces. It doesn’t matter what I am wearing…. if I pop one of those on my outfit is instantly glammed up. I pretty much live in jeans and tees…. and funky neckwear……….

  165. Linda jenkins says:

    I love to put on my silver ballet slippers, some silver jewelry in layers and finish with my favorite perfume – Marc Jacobs Daisy.
    Add these to any of my black dressy outfits or even jeans and a t shirt and I am ready to go

  166. Cas says:

    Pull out the ol’ ponytail and brush my hair, apply a little mascara and lip gloss and I’m ready to rock n’ roll :)

  167. Shelly says:

    LURVE the scarf Sarah!!! LURVE your blog….
    to dress up, I like a little sparkle, mainly jewels…I only have a few and they are small but I love them!!!

  168. Jeanie Brown says:

    A scarf..definately a scarf. I love all kinds, but if you feel like ‘putting on the ritz’ it one made of chiffon and organza. Love your blog..Love your scarf ♥

  169. Michael Smith says:

    beautiful prizes – would make a great gift for a special lady. Thx

  170. Sharon says:

    Definitely a great pair of dark skinny jeans, cuffed with cute sandals and pearls.

  171. Alyson says:

    Fancy dangly earrings, an interesting scarf and heels – only small heels at that. I’m a giant so I clomp around in flat shoes 98% of the time – if I want to feel fancy I go Amazonian with heels – it gives me the attitude for ritzin’ !

  172. Schmidty says:

    Pumps! I have two pairs that are my favorites: a simple red pointy-toe with spike heel and a pair of alligator pumps that I still can’t believe I own.

  173. Celeste says:

    a sweet dress + kitten heels. It’s simple and easy to throw together, but looks put together.

  174. Heather MacDonald says:

    I would glitz up my look with a super chic scarf, with a lovely matching bracelet and hair pin to show of my new pixie summer cut….. And the perfect pair of summer sandals to show off a summer pedi!

  175. A Hawkins says:

    I’m old school with the less is more approach. Drippy pearl earrings or ruffle gold heels, a knotted scarf or a mock croc handbag in a fun color like bright blue.

  176. A little makeup !

  177. Holly says:

    I will throw on a nice pair of boots, scarf, and make-up…things I normally don’t get to sport since I stay home with my toddlers :)

  178. Alice Shaw says:

    I am very into black wrap dresses with a leopard print scarf I just got. I had to wear it for an important meeting yesterday and I felt a million dollars! I will also wear lipstick and dangly sparkly earrings to spruce up my wardrobe when I want to feel fancy. Even in jeans, a pair of silver dangly earrings, some plum winter lipstick and maybe a pretty scarf strategically thrown about my neck can dress things up in a jiffy!

  179. catherine says:

    i havent ‘done up’ in so long, i honestly dont know how. youngest is off to college in one month, it maybe a skill i need to relearn.

  180. Tania wood says:

    Cuffed Jeans, tee ( white or aqua)silver hoop earrings,toms wedge shoes ( red/white stripe) olive cargo jacket, mascara,lip gloss,creme blush, salt spray on hair for beachy hair look, and taupe frost cream eyeshadow.

  181. Tami C. says:

    Red wedge sandals and some chunky bracelets. (Wow, I really need to get out more!)

  182. Kathy S says:

    Wow, dressing up ! hum….well we have a wedding reception this next weekend, so digging deap into the archives of my closet, i will probably reach for my black capris, white or beige wedges, a plain top or pretty top with either a scarf to jazz up the plain top or silver jewellery. Then my favorite perfume and a little make -up, I’m ready to go ! thanks for making me give this some thought

  183. Rachael says:

    black skinny jeans, ballet flats, a flattering cami/cardigan combo and a fitted wool jacket with a scarf

    always looks classic and feminine

    ps: i went to Glebe Markets today and found a stand where i think one of the girls works at Sportsgirl because she had all these new clothes with tags… and scarves, i purchased 3 new scarves, 2 of them being the exact same so i can give one to a friend ($5 each!)

  184. Judith (from Israel) says:

    I have a little black dress that makes me look skinny and a big gold bracelet that I inheirited from my aunt.

  185. kl says:

    Hi Sarah, Ive just started to follow your blog. Can you tell me where you got your adirondack chairs? I L O V E them! KL

  186. Mary says:

    At the moment my favourite way to bling up an outfit is to put on some black heels and tights with a dress and my current favouite long black cotton cardigan with a ruffle edge. It makes any dress look special and glam for evening :))

    PS I love scarves and that one looks fab – I can just imagine walking our two new wheaten terriers we got yesterday along the beach with a pair of jeans, a jacket and that scarf. I am lusting after a pr of hunter boots like yours :))


  187. Laura says:

    Jeez, I hardly ever dress up these days… not like when I used to get up to my Saturday night shenanigans anyways… but if I want to look different from my usual food smeared self. I spend more than the usual 5 mins on the hair, giving it a hairdresser worthy blow-dry, pop on a cute pair of ballet flats (heals make me tower above the hubby), replace the t-shirt with a cute cami and sheer top (love Needles & Pins), accessorize, cute jeans, and I’m ready… what for I don’t know… a night in front of the telly??? BTW did I tell you I love, love, love this scarf??? Lx

  188. You can’t go past a white shirt, stretch jeans and a scarf. I love to add my flat red shoes, red handbag and a red hat, or scrunchie or fascinator.

  189. I have shared this on facebook and on my fb page too (over 800 fans).

  190. HouseTalkN says:

    Your scarves are my hats! I love me a fancy widdle hat. My cowgirl hat is my “party hat”, my panama hat is my “jazzy hat”, and my big ole beach hat is my “I didn’t have time for hair and make-up hat”!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

  191. My favourite pink lipstick and my well fitting bra, when you have big puppies like me a good bra makes you feel a million bucks!

  192. Jill says:

    I love those polka dots! Please throw my name in the hat too.

    A scarf is always my go-to item for dressing up some jeans. Oh, and earrings too.


  193. Deborah Rosen says:

    My choices for quick ritz: a nice bag, scarf, braclets and (in the daytime, outdoors) sunglasses. You could wear them at night, indoors, too…I don’t judge.

  194. Kelcey says:

    Bling! I love to dress up a casual, comfortable dress and flats by layering on a few simple but shiny necklaces, a bracelet or two, a few rings and a fabulous pair of earrings.

  195. Kristie says:

    I use alot of bling to make my outfits more flashy and dressy.

  196. Susan Ladd says:

    Hope to win :)

  197. Amy says:

    Lipstick, the right shoes, and accessories galore! Being a mom of 6, I’m pretty sure that just getting out of my jeans and t-shirt uniform qualifies!

  198. linda says:

    jeans with a cute pair of high heels always does the trick for me:)

    • Nicolette says:

      It’s always about the accessories! In the summer, that means some special sandals (maybe with a wedge) and in the cooler seasons a fav pair of shined boots. I don’t wear my engagement ring much, so whenever I put it on… when I’m out of painting pants LOL… it makes me feel like a million bucks.

      I love scarves, too… and my grandmother keeps handing them down to me as she finds them in her things, so I’m starting to collect an interesting variety – but a pretty, gray, polka dotted one? Love it! The pearls & fabric clips are cute, too. Fingers crossed.

  199. Wanda says:

    Sadly, it’s actually put on some makeup and styling my hair. I’m out of school for the summer and lounging around seems to be the norm. If I shower, spruce up a bit…it looks like I’ve gone total glam! hehe!

  200. Nicolette says:

    Also facebooked this dealio-deary! :)

  201. Sarah says:

    OHHH MY GOODNESS this is exciting! Especially because I L O V E your style. Okay I wish so badly I had a better and more interesting way of some ritz on but this is just how it is plain and simple. Okay if it is Spring, Fall or Winter I can do a cute hat with a scarf or a cuff bracelet or my silver chain bracelet with my sons name on it. AND sometimes….now this is exciting….Sometimes I’ll throw in a splash of color with the earrings. Okay now for summer since it gets so hot here in GJ. It is usually bracelets or my chain necklace with my sons name on it. I have a very simple style. I love wedge hills…but I am tall already 5’7″ so most of the time it’s flats. But if I’m going out and am trying to look “ritz’ ed up I’ll wear a wedge. Over all I am a jeans and cute simple tee kind of girl. I hope I answered the question. YAYAYAYAYAY Crossing my fingers.

  202. aubrey says:

    I super duper LOVE Ruche AND scarves!! :)

  203. aubrey says:

    oops forgot to answer the question….I dress how I decorate…eclectic! haha…I love pairing scruffy jeans with a ruffled top or sweater over a tank…long earrings and bracelets…cute flats or my fav chuck taylors! :)

  204. Sarah says:

    Am I supposed to tell you I posted on FB too? Well I did. :)

  205. Ellen says:

    I’m usually so casual that just wearing lipstick and earrings usually connotes feeling ritzy. Loved the comment about the bra – it does matter, doesn’t it?

  206. Becky says:

    I love jeans, heels, cute earrings and a scard. I love scarves regardless if it were winter or summer.

  207. Courtney says:

    A little lipstick, mascara, and some blush can go a long way! Also switching out the flats for heels instantly turns up the volume.

  208. Becky says:

    Makeup and an updo go a long way towards gussying up anything. I love to wear t-shirts with jeans, ballet flats, makeup, updo, earrings and a necklace, so I can be comfy chic. I’ve been looking into scarves too and I LOVE this one.

  209. marsha says:

    I put on a great scarf and the perfect lip stain~

  210. Shannon says:

    So fun. . . it’s all in the shoes for me. . . trade out my slippers or flipflops .

  211. Sara says:

    Head band, a nice jacket, and a really great bag do the trick for me. But really I like my jeans and a tee so I will go great distances to make that work with a few accessories!

  212. Hayley says:

    Oh Wow I love the scarf! I am one of those strange people who like to match my shoes to my handbag, so to jazz up my jeans I wear my tan leather flats with my tan leather handbag…

  213. diane Lanford says:

    I love to put on my chunky silver jewlry, cute shoes and turquoise necklace.

  214. I’m not much for chic dressing, but I’d say this scarf with a white button-up shirt and a pair of jeans with those pretty hair clips and that bracelet would be pretty classy! That scarf is seriously gorgeous!

  215. L.B. Morgan says:

    I just love the scarf and bracelet — well, I love everything! I just chopped off all my hair for summer here and it’s gotten me fired up to get the rest of myself in gear, too. I’ve been drawn to long dangly earrings to hang out from underneath my short hair and long dainty necklaces over tanks and simple pants. The scarf would be great to add to that! But I need to learn how to tie one, first. I’m just getting going here!

  216. Christine says:

    earrings and makeup

  217. Christina says:

    I often wear red, because it’s my favorite color, and it always energizes me and those around me. I also like hats, and I have a blue one with a sunflower on it and everyone smiles when they see the sunflower!

  218. Bev says:

    In the summer a cute pair of sandals and the winter boots . Scarf is always on my mind when putting a outfit together. I want to win that scarf………

  219. Rebecca McLean says:

    They so look like you! Love your style!! Thanks for another cool BC giveaway! Rebecca x

  220. Naomi says:

    I do my nails. If my toes and fingernails look pretty, I feel a little bit special and like ‘me’ not just like ‘Mum’, even if I’m doing the dishes or changing another nappy!

  221. Rachel says:

    My instant ritzeruppers are a chic updo with a dab of my favorite perfume at the nape of my neck, a lovely scarf or shawl, a single perfect accent piece of jewelry, and classic red lipstick. Thank you for this giveaway, the scarf and bracelet would be well-placed in my wardrobe!

  222. Susan says:

    well…. because I am a sad drab stay-at-home mother to way too many….. I jazz myself up with a French Tip pedicure….. and an eyelash tint. BUT when I cannot get away to the spa…. which is rare…..

    I put on a crisp white t-shirt, scarf and lip gloss. That makes me feel clean &fresh……… :)

  223. Michelle says:

    Oh it would have to be a skirt and heels, I only ever wear heels out at night when its a dressy occasion and I usually pack a bit more makeup on too!

  224. Lena L says:

    for a fancy evening: simply black dress, strappy black heels and a single diamond necklace that was from my grandmother, with diamond studs in the ears – simple, simple, simple…..

    for a more casual look: simple black pants, white tee or sweater and a bright scarf as a belt with the same necklace and earing.
    again, simple, simple, simple….

    love your blog.

    thanks lena

  225. It’s got to be something vintage – a beautiful vintage dress with some accessories makes me smile and feel great.

  226. Jackie says:

    I always feel cool when I wear a funky skirt by Dodie @ blue fish nook (check her out on Facebook), a spray of Jo Malone’s Lime Basil & Mandarin cologne and my comfy black ballet flats with the ruffle on the top… :o)

  227. Elaine in Laguna says:

    I’m a pearl girl,, so I dress it up with a pearl ring and pearl earrings…Don’t have a bracelet, though! This would be a great finish to either my jeans, and a tee with a cardigan sweater, and wedges, or my little black dress, and heels. The scarf would be great for a weekend casual get together with the girls. I also like to kick it up with a french mani-pedi. It’s fresh and polished for any occasion. Thank you for your ongoing inspiration and the great giveaway.

  228. Sherry says:

    I usually just add a little bling with some jewelry accessories. You have a great beachy style. Love seeing all your pictues of the beaches you have the luxury of being so close to. My dream has always been to live by the shore. I hope someday I can fulfill that dream :)

  229. Dara Nix says:

    For me, it’s all about the shoes and the accessories! A great pair of heels and some unique accessories can make (almost) any outfit go from good to GREAT!
    kitty32504 a cox dot net

  230. boon1211 says:

    to feel a little dresses i throw on some heels!

  231. maggie says:

    well, i actually comb my hair…no, just kidding, i love slinky tops and big earrings and some bracelets! love that scarf, too!
    thanks for the giveaway!

  232. ger says:

    after a little bit of sun kissed color, everything looks fresher. But I love to layer on chunky and slinky necklaces. And an anklet always makes me feel extra splashy too.

  233. Charmaine says:

    Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for the giveaway!! To dress myself up a little – check the hair (naturally curly), put on some lippy, put on some jewellry, scarf is a must (summer or winter) usually slimming black pants & a flowy top……little shoes or big boots (depends on mood & weather) Done!! cheers

  234. Mary K says:

    Yay – what a great giveaway! LOVE the long scarf – complete with dots!

    Thinking about it – I have to say that two steps say “dress up” for me. First is fragrance – if it’s a big night out I use either Chanel No. 5 or some of my lovely Fendi (which I think they don’t make anymore – smells clean and fresh and cedar-y), Second is jewelry. I don’t generally wear anything but my wedding /engagement ring and a claddagh ring on my right hand. But I have two pieces of real jewelry – both emerald rings. My birthstone is emerald and I love greens…My husband gave me a great ring that he designed as a 25 year wedding anniversary gift and the other is a recent purchase. Anyway – either of those works to tell me I’m dolled right up – even if I’m wearing them with jeans and a tee shirt.

    It’s been fun reading these comments – thanks for sharing, everybody!

    Mary in MN


  235. Lynn says:

    I’m not to chic. I like classic clothes. I have gotten into getting pedicures which are a nice treat for me.

  236. Sally says:

    For it’s putting some wave in my hair with the curling iron and a little bling with some silver.

  237. Alison says:

    I love to dress up a tshirt and jeans with a cute pair of earrings and some comfy flats!

  238. Claire says:

    Jewelry, without a doubt, is the best way to get all fancied up. It can make the most boring/cheap outfit look gorgeous and expensive!

  239. Rosemary Keenan says:

    Hey Gorgeous, Mrs BC, love the scarf, sure could have used that on the weekend.
    Well, first wash and dry the hair, that is an instant lift in itself , a little makeup, does wonders, after that the sky is the limit!

  240. Rosemary Keenan says:

    Hey Gorgeous, Mrs BC, love the scarf, sure could have used that on the weekend.
    Well, first wash and dry the hair, that is an instant lift in itself , a little makeup, does wonders, after that the sky is the limit!
    I like all that you mentioned but less is more.

  241. april bever says:

    Lots of accessories does it for me, I like a lot of bling but sometimes a cute scarf is good too.

  242. egle says:

    Jeans, heels and a cute jacket.

  243. Sharilyn says:

    my instant way to glam up an outfit is some red lip stick- white t-shirt and jeans+ red lip stick= date night!

  244. Heather says:

    I always enjoy putting on some lipstick and I enjoy a fantastic jean and cute top. I always like to finish with a big ring. I love big rings. If it’s date night, then maybe a heel depending on what we are doing.

  245. Cathy says:

    I am not a paragon of style, not even wandering in the vicinity of chic! That said, I do like a pretty bracelet now & then and I love scarves in the fall & winter; need to find something light and cheery for other seasons as well.

    Oh, and posture – straightening up my normally rather hunched back, pulling back the shoulders; insta-faux confidence!

  246. Rebecca says:

    As a new mum, having a shower and blow drying my hair is instant chic and makes me feel like a million dollars.

  247. Emma Tandy says:

    I change my perfume I love Tom Ford black orchid for a evening out, and change my bag to a smaller one with out all the kids bits and pieces and always a scarve

  248. Katie says:

    I put my hair up in a bun with some kind of hair fascinator to dress it up. It always makes me feel better about myself.

  249. Amy C says:

    I do not wear jewelry (besides my wedding ring) on a day to day basis so I like to put add cute jewelry to my outfits when I want to dress up.

  250. Happi Shopr says:

    I don’t dress up much during the week since I’m mostly at home. When I do ‘dress up’ it’s all jeans, heels and a cute top

  251. littleassemblyrequired says:

    i like to do my hair all nice and put on some cute bangles or dangle earrings!

    littleassemblyrequired at gmail dot com

  252. Lucy Schwartz says:

    Dress up is make up and jewelry. Look good and feel good.

  253. Shelley says:

    For me a fabulous statement necklace and a splash of colour on my lips always does the trick. Alas, I have way too many statement necklaces…..

  254. Diane Baum says:

    i get a hair cut, a mani and a pedi

  255. Shelby House says:

    I like to add scarves to simple outfits. We went out to eat today, and I threw on a simple maroon tank top and a nice scarf, wrapped bandit-style around my neck. I rolled the bottom of my skinny jeans up and wore Wallaby’s. Simplicity really makes for a chic look, instead of looking cluttered and busy.

  256. I love to wear simple dresses (or well cut jeans and simple tops) with lots of bracelets. Plus lip gloss and mascara if it’s a big night..
    Or lip gloss, heels and falsies if it’s a REALLY big night…

  257. I pull out the perfect vintage handbag from my stash. I’ve been collecting bags for years and have them from every decade and in every color and material possible (slight exaggeration … ). A pretty vintage purse is one of my favorite ways to customize any outfit. Thanks for this fun opportunity, Sarah!

  258. Sally says:

    Jeans, a crisp white linen shirt, gold accessories and gold strappy heels – hair swept up, makeup, and I’m ready for anything! xx

  259. limepink says:

    I love curling my hair, and wearing a cute mini dress

  260. Karen says:

    I’d say just straightening my hair does it for me. ha how sad!

  261. Melinda says:

    quite sure I wont win but fingers crossed anyway!! – given its winter I think a lot can be hidden under a coat with a lovely scarf wound around the neck – Im favoring cashmere at the moment as its so light and soft around the neck but beautifully warm. So, rugged up with a touch of gloss to the lips and good to go !!

  262. Jennifer R says:

    I like to add a great jacket and some interesting jewelry to pep up my wardrobe when needed. reejen at comcast dot net

  263. Glenda A says:

    I take my birckenstocks off (I love love love my birckenstocks) and put on a daintier shoe. Not necessarily heels mind you but something feminine. I blowdry my hair and put on some foundation and lipstick.

    I feel as though I need to pay more attention to accessories as they can really add some pizzazz to an outfit.

  264. valerie says:

    I put my hair in a bun and add a flower :)

  265. Helen says:

    Helloi Sarah
    Two things add glamour for me, shoes – a cripingly high heel and a stripe of dark lipitick especially at night, for daytime glam i prefer more nude colour for make-up but killer heels anytime of the day for ne

  266. lisaroy says:

    A little black dress with the perfect cute bag and I’m ready to go! If I’m looking for something a little less fancy, a cute scarf and shoes will do the trick :)

  267. Cheryl says:

    I’d say the little black dress (or in my case, purple) seems to be the best way of dressing up. I wear it with pearls which are very classic.

  268. Emma Peel says:

    capris, a belt and shawl wrap off the hip. Fancy colorful blouse

  269. ferriz says:

    i have these black peep toed pumps that instantly take me to the next level.


  270. ferriz says:

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  271. Samantha says:

    Cardi’s …. always a cardi with jeans or capri’s or a cute skirt and a great bangle or necklace depending on the neckline! Has to be great tho and of course my sparkle flats. I’m a silver girl…so silver sparkle flats. I love a signature piece of jewelry too…currently it’s my round sterling ‘ball’ earrings. Love them. I only wear them. Always, everyday, every outfit. That’s me :)

  272. it’s definitely about the hair! if the hair looks killer, mama is happy and ready to party.

    would be over the moon to win!


  273. sibylle says:

    jeans and my re-fashioned heels (http://bit.ly/lX8C1U), people seam to like them, they keep starring when i wear them;-)

  274. Kristi says:

    I pull my hair to the nape of my neck and accent with a classy bright flower barrette….Lovely.

  275. Leigh says:

    Perfume always makes me feel a bit more glamorous. Thanks for the contest!

  276. Tracy says:

    I love to dress up, but rarely have the opportunity. When I do I wear my fancy shoes, and always a dress (I have a few to choose from) and if I am going all out I put on a little mascara (I do not normally wear any makeup).

  277. Liz says:

    I wear scarves…summer, fall, winter and spring! I have scarfs in every color under the sun and think they add a little pizzazz to every outfit. I also love unique, colored stud earrings. Anthropologie has some of my favorites. I love the antique look!

  278. Tracy says:

    Dangly earrings, a bracelet, some mascara, lip gloss, curled hair…..I always want to wear scarves and need to do so!!

  279. Salleefur/Jesselyn A says:

    A nice scarf, earrings, lipstick and I’m usually ready to go!
    P.S. The scarf you are offering as today’s prize is GORGEOUS!

  280. susan smoaks says:

    i put on mascara and heels

  281. Lori-Anne says:

    Yikes! I hope it’s not too late to get in on this! Thanks for the reminder in your most recent post!
    I tend to feel more fancied up with an updo, and some make-up. I used to always where make-up, but now, with little kids, it feels excessive. I save it for when I’m out in public or around someone who might actually care!
    Fingers crossed!

  282. carol l says:

    Well, I don’t have many dresses-only one, so I might wear that, but usually I do my hair curly and I bought some rhinestone hair clips and I use those. Then I put on full makeup. I usually wear everything except eye shadow every day, but on special occasions I do my eyeshadow also. Nice jewelry. Then I find any of my newest shirts or a fancier one and white jeans or some other pants besides my regular ones, and wear that along with nicer sandals (my shoe collection is pathetic) and my best purse. Hubby likes when I do this and always notices.
    spcale at yahoo dot com.

  283. Abby says:

    When I try to get myself pumped to get out of my pajamas, I like to curl my hair and put on something super cute and comfy! And definitely pair that with heels. This scarf would be awesome while I am teaching in Sweden, help me be stylish in their cold weather! And instant chic to me is trying something new to my hair, something different makes you feel refreshed!!

  284. Diana says:

    I put on a scarf and heels. A white blouse and some lipstick always look great too!

  285. heather c says:

    I put on heels and some bling, then straighten my hair. Even in jeans, I’m chic.

  286. Charlene Kuser says:

    I like to wear a cute black tube skirt,a white vest ,cream colored wedges , all teamed with gold accessories when I want to dress it up a little

  287. Sand says:

    Instant chic is a bright, bold lipstick, subtle eyeshadow and blush and a nice piece of jewelry.

  288. Elizabeth Neal says:

    I’m more of a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. But when I get ready to go out I just jazz it up with a really cut shirt, some cute shoes, and eye catching jewelry.

  289. Gianna says:

    I stick with classic/casual for dress up.

  290. Taylor says:

    I think anything looks good with an unexpected pop of color. My favorites are necklaces and scarves. I’ve been fascinated with earrings lately though!

  291. Kathy S says:

    Alittle silver bling & my dressy grey flats, lulu capris & a white top & scarf & im ready to go ! Thanks for reminder Sarah !

  292. adris says:

    To dress up I just dress simpler. In general, I wear a lot of layers but to dress up, I live by the “less is more” law!