"I'm not 100 percent sure how it happened. I think I stopped caring as much about myself and was more focused on the baby," says Lisa Shats, a 37-year-old mom who is expecting her second child in January. "I've been in this rut since I got pregnant with Gabe, which was over four years ago! I never went back to being stylish."
Lisa, who says she goes shopping for new clothes "pretty much never," is not only busy being a full-time mom to Gabe, 3, but she and her husband are relocating to a new city. "I'm tired all the time. All I want to do is sleep, which is impossible," says Lisa, a former Marketing Director who now typically wears a uniform of yoga pants, sports bra, and a T-shirt. "The comfier and stretchier the clothes, the better."
When makeover stylist Diane Goldenberg found Lisa, who was visiting her mom in her hometown of Miami, the three women agreed that Lisa was in need of a change. "When I first met Lisa, she was very washed out. Her hair, eyes, clothes … everything took on a very muted appearance," said Diane, who owns a makeover consulting firm called Style-Over. "What I wanted to show Lisa is that you can look totally pulled-together and fabulous in less than 10 minutes if you start with a great cut/color, and a few key wardrobe pieces," said Diane. "Most of all, though, I wanted to show Lisa that it's about having fun and embracing this amazing time!"