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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.

@factboxHedp3_A&L:

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

@factboxHedp3_A&L:Kudos

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.

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