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

Photo Jan 09, 11 26 07 AM

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

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

– Brianna

Jackie Style: All Business

My new job uses a business casual dress code, which has been some getting used to. My last job was “workplace casual” – code for “keep everything respectfully covered and look clean.” It’s given me a new challenge to create outfits that are appropriate and still me.

One thing I’ve found, based on how I dressed for my interviews and how I continue to dress now, is that I must believe houndstooth is the pattern of professionals. Or writers, at least.

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When I incorporate color into my business casual outfits, I like to keep things neutral with that one special pop. This black-and-white dress and blazer combo create a fun, clean palette that let the shoes, and to some extent the rust tights, shine. It’s playful without being too much.

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I’ve had this houndstooth dress for years and I still love finding new ways to wear it. Plus, it’s houndstooth! And I have a writing job now! Hooray for the pattern of writers (according to me, I guess)!

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What I Wore:
Dress: ModCloth (old, similar)
Blazer: Thrifted
Tights: Target
Shoes: Urban Outfitters (also seen here)

How do you keep your wardrobe fun at the office?

Marilyn Style: Something Corporate

Let it be known that although I like to think I’m a Punk Rock Princess, I can do the corporate thing sometimes. My office is business casual but a lot of people like to go the “Mind your own Bidness Casual” route (me very much included). That being said, sometimes I look like I’m trying! Look like I’m trying = put a blazer on it.

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This baby blue blazer is from Forever 21. It’s something I am excited about wearing again now that spring it here. I paired it over one of my dresses from the “Stylish Surprise” event from ModCloth. Basically, you tell them your size, and they send you something from their dead stock for $10. I have participated before and got pants (GROSS!) but this time around I was pleased to get three dresses! This dress has a lace pattern and although it’s a little boxy for my taste, it’s nothing a belt can’t fix.

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If you ever need a nice waist belt, the children’s section is the way to go! This one came in a three pack from Target (all pastels!). Recently a lot of stores seem to carry belts that you wear around your hips, so I always frequent the children’s section!

The tights are also from Target and are Spanx believe it or not! If you ever want to not breathe while looking fabulous, this is the way to go! They are actually really comfy, but I like them for how thick they are without being tights – I have had them for a year and they don’t run!

The earrings are a ModCloth purchase – cameos for the win! It is hard for me to find a perfect-sized stud; a lot of the ones I am attracted to end up looking too chunky or miniscule. Very happy with these!

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Lastly, I can’t be totally business. I don’t remember where I got these boots, but I do love them. So much so that I have green spray paint all over one of them from a craft project. Whoops! Too comfy and studded to care!

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What I Wore:
Dress: ModCloth
Blazer: Forever 21
Tights: Target
Belt: Target
Earrings: ModCloth
Boots: Your guess is as good as mine 🙂

Did you participate in ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise? Show us some of your cute finds!