Refresh your style

Jenny Freiling, 38, a Raleigh wife and stay-at-home mom of three young boys is "sick of being that ill-fitted, t-shirt wearing, ponytail-sporting, frumpy mom."

@factboxHedp3_A&L:Goodbye frumpy

Even Jenny's sunny smile can't make up for this outfit! She is a bit short-waisted, and the too-short top emphasizes it. The capris emphasize her thighs, not her long legline. And the flip-flops look worn out.

@factboxHedp3_A&L:Stepping out

Here's a dressy/casual alternative that can go from carpools and the park (just substitute a flat shoe) to a party. The dark jeans, peep-toe wedges and v-neck sweater create a long line. The jacket lightens the color palate and will take the outfit into winter. The scarf and clutch show she has style.


Hello, fancy!

The gray, olive green and tans in the tie-neck sweater, pleated skirt and snake-print bag and wedges ramp up the glamour. (Her legs look fab!) The scarf adds unexpected color.

Stylist: Sheon Ladson Photographer: Juli Leonard

Hairstyling by Keith Turnmire Designs, Hillsborough St., Raleigh


Martin + Osa, which provided the clothes this month, gave all these clothes to Jenny, about $1,500 worth. "I can't believe this," she says.