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Extreme Makeover: Mom Edition

Stephanie Nevin, 39, Casual Yet Sophisticated
"I love our life, all our children and my work, but I have little time for me. Just throwing on comfortable clothes and some moisturizer is all I do lately. I'm ready for something new and different, just as long as it's easy."

About Stephanie: This blogger and mom of five (ages 3 to 20) is on the go 24/7. She usually throws on jeans, a tee and a cardigan, and puts her hair in a ponytail. Stephanie describes her ideal look as casual enough for a school pick-up yet polished enough for an impromptu work meeting.

Style Solution: A blazer is a go-to topper -- it makes anything, even jeans and a tee, look pulled together. This structured knit jacket in an eye-catching hue slips on just as comfortably as Stephanie's cardigan, but appears much more refined. We swapped her basic blue jeans for a skinny white pair, highlighting her great shape.

Clothing: Jacket, Mossimo for Target, $30. Shirt, Ann Taylor, $48. Pants, Old Navy, $34.50. Shoes, Ann Taylor, $68. Earrings, Blu Bijoux, $36. Cuff, Kanupriya, $75. Bag, Jessica Simpson Collection, $98.

Her Beauty Boost: Tricomi decided that Stephanie's hair needed just a trim, which gave her versatility as well as the option to pull it back. Warren brightened her color with warm, golden-blond highlights. For a finished (but not overdone) face, Franson applied lightweight foundation, followed by black eyeliner on her top lids and a vibrant lipcolor.