OK, my jeans shopping trip was a revelation thanks to all of your awesome suggestions. I ended up buying jeans two sizes down from my usual! And I couldn't believe the difference when I looked at my Before and After pics. In fact, I am amazed at how far I have come in such a short time because of all you wonderful ladies at YLF. And here's proof of my transformation...I think this will be hard to top!
1-2. Jeans. From Mom Jeans to Hot Mama Jeans!
3-4. MOTG. My go-to mommy uniform before: ubiquitous REI fleece jacket, aforementioned mom jeans, dumpy diaper bag, Merrell mocs that are the wrong color (I wanted the black mocs but grabbed the browns instead without realizing it--I did that a lot because I only wore two pairs of shoes and they're both the same, LOL). I think the T shirt underneath is purple too. Comfy, but ugh! After: Still comfy in a fleecy shearling vest and brown boots, but a little more stylish! I dressed up just to go to the dentist, LOL!
5-6. Work. Before: I cringe every time I see this formal picture of me with the group at work. Total blah brown monotone, too casual compared to all the others in the picture who are wearing suits, no makeup, hair looks limp and greasy for some reason, and I look huge and pregnant even though I'm not! After: now everyone at work compliments me on how I look, and I finally feel more polished and professional.
7-8. Date night: Before: what I wore for our anniversary dinner a couple of months ago. "Fancy" blouse that is actually a maternity top, mom jeans, and black Merrell mocs. After: haven't had a chance to go out yet recently (kids keep us busy!) but the next time we do, I'll be wearing this killer dress!
Thank you Angie and all of you at YLF!!! So, let's see yours...how much of a difference has YLF made in your look?
(ETA: I think I can come out of hiding now!)