"Before I had a baby, I loved following trends and happily shopped in stores like Zara, J. Crew and Anthropologie. As my husband says, I put effort into my look. This was back when pajama pants were strictly for sleeping, and not for all-day wear. I worked as a pastry chef, so my daily look was checkered pants, a chef's coat and clogs -- which, now that I think about it, may have been the beginning of the end of my style.
When I became pregnant with my son, I loved wearing body-conscious clothes to show off my burgeoning belly. I wore maternity jeans and a fitted top, or dresses with tights. Then Finn arrived, and I continued wearing the maternity jeans because, let's be honest, no one wants to be reminded of their muffin-top after giving birth.
As I've lost the baby weight and settled into my life as a mom, my style has somewhat returned, though I will admit to being stuck in a bit of a fashion rut: I don't need to get dressed up per se, since I spend my days chasing my son around, but I don't want to look sloppy, either. I have a uniform: jeans, a fitted T-shirt and flats or boots. But I would feel better about myself if I were more polished."
Check Sonja out as we gave her a makeover, plus some tips on how to up the style ante.
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