Jackie and Marilyn | Instagram Recap January – March – Brianna

Hi all! Hopefully you have been following along at our Instagram page, but in case you haven’t, here’s a recap of some of what we’ve been posting.

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Dress: Lularoe
Shirt: Target
Belt: ModCloth
Necklace: Ruche
Leggings: TJ Maxx
Socks: Target
Boots: DSW

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Dress: ModCloth
Cardigan: Old Navy
Scarf: ModCloth
Leggings: Lularoe
Earrings: A Delightful Shop
Boots: Target

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Dress: Old Navy
Cardigan: ModCloth
Necklace: Ruche
Belt: Ruche
Tights: Target
Shoes: DSW

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Shirt: Lularoe
Scarf: Brickyard Buffalo
Cardigan: Target
Belt: ModCloth
Leggings: Lularoe
Socks: Target
Boots: DSW

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Dress: Vinted
Cardigan: Old Navy
Tights: ModCloth
Shoes: BAIT Footwear

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Dress: Eshakti
Cardigan: Old Navy
Leggings: Lularoe
Boots: DSW

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Dress: ModCloth
Earrings: A Delightful Shop
Tights: Old Navy
Shoes: ModCloth

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Shirt: Goodwill (a men’s shirt!)
Belt: Tatyana Boutique
Skirt: ModCloth
Leggings: Lularoe
Boots: ModCloth

For live updates, make sure you follow us on Instagram!

– Brianna

Jackie and Marilyn | Instagram Recap November-January – Melissa

Hello all! Hopefully you’ve been following up over on our Instagram account, but in case you haven’t, here’s what you’ve been missing:






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Skirt: Target
Earrings: Target
Boots: Modcloth
Top: Goodwill

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Skirt and Top: AppleCorVintage
Socks: Target
Boots: Modcloth
Earrings: Modclothflannel3

Skirt: Goodwill
Belt: Goodwill
Shirt: Express
Necklace: AppleCorVintage

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Dress: Goodwill
Jacket: Goodwill
Boots: Target
Necklace: Target

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Jacket: Goodwill
Skirt: Vintage
Boots: Modcloth
Belt: Goodwill

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Belt: Goodwill
Tights: Target
Shoes: Thrifted

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Dress: Eshakti
Belt: Goodwill
Boots: Target

Remember, for weekly updates from us, follow us @jackieandmarilynblog on Instagram!

– Melissa

Jackie and Marilyn | Instagram Recap November-January – Brianna

Hello all! Hopefully you’ve been following up over on our Instagram account, but in case you haven’t, here’s what you’ve been missing:

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Dress: ModCloth
Cardigan: ModClothScarf: Brickyard Buffalo
Leggings: Old Navy
Boots: DSW

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Dress: Lularoe
Leggings: Lularoe
Scarf: Brickyard Buffalo
Socks: Target
Boots: DSW

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Dress: ModCloth
Scarf: ModCloth
Cardigan: Thrifted
Belt: Francesca’s
Leggings: Brickyard Buffalo
Boots: ModCloth

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Dress: Forever 21
Shirt: Target
Scarf: Brickyard Buffalo
Belt: Forever 21
Leggings: Lularoe
Socks: Target
Boots: Target

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Dress: Eshakti
Scarf: Brickyard Buffalo
Leggings: Target
Socks: Target
Boots: ModCloth

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Blouse: ModCloth
Cardigan: ModCloth
Cords: StitchFix
Boots: Target

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Sweater: Target
Shirt: OldNavy
Bracelet: Old Navy
Earrings: A Delightful Shop
Skirt: ModCloth
Leggings: Target
Boots: DSW

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Sweater: Old Navy
Tunic: Target
Leggings: Lularoe
Necklace: ModCloth
Socks: Target

Remember, for weekly updates from us, follow us @jackieandmarilynblog on Instagram!

– Brianna

Jackie and Marilyn | Autumn Palette

I’ve been so happy with the mildly cool weather, falling leaves and vibrant colors in Minnesota lately. It’s truly breathtaking!

I decided this week to wear an outfit that matches the lovely autumn palette outside. I tried wearing a coat and scarf because it was supposed to be a bit chilly, but I ditched it quickly – a warm dress and cardigan were enough.

IMG_4571This outfit was based around on of my favorite new items: A mustard Amelia from Lularoe. I’ve wanted one of these babies since I tried my first dress, and now it’s mine! It’s a perfect base for any fall ensemble.

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To keep the fall colors going, I chose a forest green cardigan, dark red leggings and brown accessories. Each piece of the outfit matches different leaves in the trees near my home 🙂IMG_4612I was a little worried about this outfit at first: There are no patterns! Would it be too boring? Thankfully it wasn’t. You don’t always need a bunch of patterns – sometimes it’s enough to just wear seasonal hues! Plus, the autumn leaves don’t have a Boston Terrier pattern and they look gorgeous anyway, right? (Although that would be super adorable and amazing…)

IMG_4580For brown accessories, I chose some cognac booties, tan boot socks and a brown belt with feathers.

IMG_4631 IMG_4633Wanting to keep it a little interesting, I chose a bold autumnal leaf necklace and earrings that match but are oddly enough not from the same place! Serendipitous pairings are the best 🙂

IMG_4629And because I live in Jamberry wraps lately, I’ve been sporting these lovely Country Harvest wraps thanks to my friend Sarah!

IMG_4635What I Wore:
Dress: Lularoe (other colors)
Cardigan: Thrifted
Coat: ModCloth (via Stylish Surprise)
Scarf: Brickyard Buffalo
Belt: Forever 21
Earrings: Francesca’s
Necklace: ModCloth (another color)
Leggings: Old Navy
Socks: Target
Boots: ModCloth
Nails: Jamberry

Happy fall, y’all 🙂

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– Brianna

Jackie and Marilyn | Our State Fair Is A Great State Fair

Happy first day of fall, everyone! Labor Day was yesterday so I have officially decided that summer is over! The weather in Minnesota this week is projected to dip into the low 70s, maybe even mid 60s, so I think it’s a fair statement to make.

As much as I love fall, and I really do, summer certainly does have its perks, so I sent off the season with one more summery outfit.

IMG_3585This weekend my husband and I went to the State Fair with Melissa and her husband (!!!), so I chose an outfit that most spoke “state fair” and “summer” to me. It was all about primary colors and gingham! Gingham is a pattern I believe can be used any season, but it’s especially summery. If only the red and white stripe headband had been gingham instead 🙂

IMG_3597 IMG_3601I used three main summer favorites for this outfit: A gingham top I have worn a lot this summer, which I found on my Nashville trip back in May; my amazing Brickyard Buffalo skirt; and one of my many pairs of Saltwater Sandals. If you made it through the season and haven’t bought these, seriously consider stocking up for next year/your warm weather vacation this winter! (P.S. the Jamberrys on my toes are from all the way back to Melissa’s wedding – they’ve lasted really well!)

IMG_3652 IMG_3658I realized right before we left that my hair was in pigtails and I didn’t have on any earrings! I grabbed my trusty button earrings because they seemed wholesome, like this outfit 🙂

IMG_3659What I Wore:
Headband: ModCloth
Earrings: TargetShirt: Vintage
Skirt: Brickyard Buffalo (also on Etsy)
Sandals: ModCloth

The State Fair was a fantastic time, as always. We met up with Melissa and her husband to see baby animals, eat food, slide on giant slides, squeeze into photo booths and enjoy some amazing folk music. A pretty great way to cap off the summer!

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Jackie and Marilyn | Shoe Shine

Pattern and color mixing are great and all, but sometimes you just need a basic outfit to let your accessories shine!

IMG_3233IMG_3236With this week’s outfit, I wanted to really highlight my necklace and my shoes, both of which are new to me. To do this, I chose my charcoal Apricity dress, which provided the perfect neckline for showing off the bold necklace and was an ideal neutral palette for letting the yellow oxfords stand on their own. The dress has been hugely improved after getting the shoulders taken in!

IMG_3289 IMG_3297Even though it’s summer, offices tend to be very chilly this time of year, and I think you should still try to match your outerwear as a result. The purple cardigan added a little bit of extra color to this outfit while still being neutral enough to let the yellow be the focal color.

IMG_3221 IMG_3215You know how some skirts and dresses come with their own belts? I sometimes forget those pieces are removable and can be worn with other things. Like this belt: It originally came with my tan skirt and it was a perfect neutral addition to this outfit!

IMG_3304Another neutral feature I chose were these super cute ampersand earrings from Brickyard Buffalo. Love the wood earring and the adorable design!

IMG_3295What I Wore:
Dress: Apricity
Necklace: ModCloth (purchased on Vinted)
Cardigan: Target
Earrings: Brickyard Buffalo
Shoes: B.A.I.T.
Belt: ModCloth (on this skirt)

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be twirling around in this little number for days.

IMG_3274– Brianna

 

Jackie and Marilyn | Gingham Gal

Confession time: I wore this outfit last Friday for a friend’s birthday celebration at Betty Danger’s Country Club, washed it on Saturday and wore it again to church on Sunday. I couldn’t help it, I love it so much!

IMG_3138This skirt arrived just in time and was perfect for attending a country club for the 99% (the Betty Danger’s motto). The linen material and gorgeous yellow gingham pattern make it a gorgeous summer staple! New challenge for myself: Make it work for fall 🙂

IMG_3132IMG_3123The gingham material seemed like it would blend well with chambray, so I opted for a little pattern mixing, which I think works.

The skirt is a dream. I am normally skeptical of any skirt that isn’t A-line and that has some piece that draws attention right to my belly, but when I saw it on Brickyard Buffalo I had to try it. I was worried it would accentuate my belly but it actually flattens it out nicely!

IMG_3137The one negative is that because it is a linen material, it wrinkles a LOT. I had to iron the pleats into submission after I washed it. It worked, but it took effort. But for a darling bow skirt? I’ll do anything 🙂

IMG_3143I wore some wedges and a chevron pair of button earrings with the outfit to top off the fun summer look, as well as a sun hat. And so I was set to class it up with the best of them! And go grocery shopping 😉 The things I do for the love of a skirt.

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Shirt: Old Navy
Hat: Target
Earrings: Brickyard Buffalo
Skirt: Brickyard Buffalo (also on Etsy!)
Wedges: ModCloth

– Brianna