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Watch 1 woman celebrate losing 100 pounds with an Ambush Makeover

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It was a sunny morning on the TODAY plaza, and what better way to celebrate than with bright Ambush Makeovers?

TODAY contributor Jill Martin and celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari plucked two women from the plaza for the chance to be made over by their team of experts.

With fans flocking to the plaza in Kathie Lee Gifford’s last weeks, it’s no surprise we found plenty of deserving participants.

Lynn Jensen

Lynn Jensen is embracing her figure after recently losing 100 pounds! She wanted to visit TODAY for her birthday but just couldn’t wait, because she wanted to see Kathie Lee before her last day.

Martin chose feminine patterns and killer heels to help Jensen celebrate reaching this incredible goal.

Floral Dress

Floral Bell Sleeve Dress, $59 (originally $99), Nordstrom

This navy dress is the perfect mix of sweet and sophisticated. The bell sleeves and floral pattern are perfect for spring. Plus, it’s on sale right now.

Women‘s Bell Sleeved Midi Dress, $23, Amazon

If you’re looking for a similar dress with a little more coverage, this midi is almost identical. We love that the stretchy waistband looks like it would be forgiving after a delicious Easter brunch.

For similar floral dresses, check out our other picks:

Floral Wrap Mini Dress, NordstromFloral Print Flutter Sleeve Dress, NordstromPink Pumps

Scalloped Suede Pumps, $91 (originally $130), White House Black Market

Martin paired the floral dress with a pair of sexy pink pumps. Jensen was definitely channeling here inner Elle Woods in these.

Women‘s Fuchsia Suede High Heel Pumps, $23-$34, Amazon

For a more affordable option, these pumps are a great option. They’ve racked up a 4.1-star rating from more than 300 reviews on Amazon.

For similar pink pumps, check out our other picks:

Dylan Square Toe Pump, NordstromJessica Simpson Pheona Pump, NordstromBeaded Earrings

Blossom Statement Tassel Earrings, $60 (originally $125), Kendra Scott

To top off the look, Martin added a pair of tassel earrings. The color worn on the show is no longer available, but we found the same design in a shade of dark green.

Beaded Tassel Earrings, $9, Amazon

For a pair more similar to the baubles featured today, we like these white drop earrings. They come in 14 colors, so you’re sure to find a pair to match almost any outfit.

For similar tassel earrings, check out our other picks:

Rubina Bead Tassel Earrings, NordstromGranita Beaded Tassel Earrings, NordstromDebbie Collins

Jeans and a ponytail are the uniform of choice for convenience store worker Debbie Collins. Martin and Licari wanted to give this mom a more glamorous take on her casual staples with skinny jeans and a blazer. We were blown away by the final look.

Black Blazer

1.State Classic Notch Lapel Blazer, $77 with code PARTY (normally $129), Lord Taylor

Martin chose this classic black blazer to add a touch of formality to the look. But a black blazer doesn’t have to be stuffy. Paired with jeans, it can be worn the same way you’d throw on a jacket or sweater.

Auliné Collection Casual Knit Blazer, $19-$26, Amazon

For an even less buttoned-up style, we like this knit blazer with scrunched sleeves. The single-button design would be great tossed over a dress, too.

For similar black blazers, check out our other picks:

Knit One-Button Blazer, NordstromTopshop Chuck-On Blazer, NordstromSkinny Jeans

Performance Stretch Skinny Jeans in Mid Indigo Wash, $89, Ann Taylor

Dark-wash denim is the perfect way to transition a look from winter to spring. Gone are the black pants of January and February! This pair is designed with Lycra for a comfortable, flattering fit.

Levi’s Modern Skinny Jeans, $20-$60, Amazon

For a pair that’s a little less expensive, these Levi’s are a classic. They’ve earned more than 2,000 positive reviews on Amazon and come in 12 washes.

For more skinny jeans, check out our other picks:

Heather High Waist Skinny Jeans, NordstromStep-Hem Skinny Jeans, NordstromClassic Tank

Essential Reversible Tank, $49, Chicos

This shirt is essentially two tops in one. It’s reversible, so you can opt for the high-necked version one day, and then turn it around to rock a lower-scoop neck the next.

Sleeveless Casual Tank Top, $13-$16, Amazon

If you’re OK sticking to the higher neckline, this tank is a great value. It’s received more than 850 reviews on Amazon and comes in 22 colors (we might just grab one of each).

For similar black tanks, check out our other picks:

Vince Camuto Tank, NordstromDouble Scoop Neck Tank, Nordstrom

For more incredible Ambush Makeovers, check out some of our past favorites:

‘Is that me?!’ Woman is blown away by red carpet-worthy Ambush MakeoverWatch 2 schoolteachers get stunning Ambush MakeoversThis husband’s sweet reaction to his wife’s Ambush Makeover stole our heartsWatch this mother-daughter duo get matching Ambush Makeovers

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Courtney Gisriel

Courtney Gisriel is a Commerce Editor for TODAY Digital. 

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