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 | Fly Like Paper, Get High Like Planes

We’ve had some warm weather spurts in Minnesota. No fall for me yet. Sigh.

However, I’m still not resigned to going back to my summer wardrobe. So it’s time to pull out some transitional outfits! One of my favorite transitional outfits is wearing leggings as pants. Combined with a nice tunic, it’s perfect!
IMG_3718 IMG_3740These Lularoe leggings are AMAZING! Little paper airplanes?? Yes please. With something as vibrant as this print, a couple neutral pieces were the best way to balance. I’ve tried pairing these with other prints and bold colors, but they just work better on their own.

IMG_3823 IMG_3762In order to stay cool, I put my hair in a ponytail and decided to add a bow. This particular bow is from the girls’ clearance section at Target!

IMG_3828To keep on theme with air travel, I chose my wood balloon earrings!

IMG_3763What I Wore:
Shirt: Target
Earrings: A Delightful Shop
Leggings: Lularoe
Belt: ModCloth
Boots: DSW

– Brianna

Jackie and Marilyn | Maxi-mize Your Wardrobe

I can be a victim of my own boxes that I have placed myself in over the years – I can wear this, I can’t wear that – but lately I have been getting sick of the limitations I place upon myself based on how I perceive my body to be. So when I won a TJ Maxx gift card at a picnic for my office building last fall, I decided to use the funds to try something new to me: a maxi skirt.

IMG_2902Admittedly, I was a little terrified going into taking these photos because I am ever afraid of showing my “pooch.” Spoiler alert: I do not have washboard abs! But I’m ok with that, and I need to be ok with the photos I take as a result. It sometimes requires lengthy internal pep talks but I don’t want to miss out on fashion trends I enjoy simply out of fear! (One exception: peplum tops. Nope and nope.)

IMG_2900What I do like about my body in this skirt is it accentuates my hips in a way that I think is ultimately flattering for my pear-shaped body. The diagonal lines of the skirt help with that a LOT. And the skirt is SUPER soft and comfy! I love comfort so much!

IMG_2906Women all have their “one thing” they don’t like or like to hide about their bodies, and sometimes that changes with each day of the week. I’m not immune to this – far from it. But I find that the more I actively try not to care and just enjoy my body and what I am wearing, the happier I am overall.

So ladies, try something new! Test out a fashion trend that scares you! You may surprise yourself with how much you can “pull off” something you thought was an impossibility.

IMG_2950For details with this outfit, I chose some fun yellow shoes and accessories to feel sunny, because happiness! Also I chose tall wedges because this skirt is a little short on my frame 🙂

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Shirt: Gap
Scarf: Random boutique
Earrings: A Delightful Shop
Skirt: TJ Maxx
Shoes: DSW

Now I want to hear from you. What are some of your fashion fears? Have you ever tried conquering them? How successful were you?

– Brianna

Jackie and Marilyn | Inspiration Station

While scrolling all the lovely retailers I follow on Instagram, I found a photo of a model wearing a chambray shirt under a dress. It was gorgeous and, as always, I felt tempted to go to the website and see how much those items cost.

Until I realized I had a chambray shirt that looked exactly like the one featured. Matched it up with my dresses, and I had an identical outfit.

IMG_1501I realize I wore this Lularoe beauty a few weeks ago for Easter, but it fit so perfectly with the chambray. And I think it helps support a very important lesson here: You don’t have to buy a million pieces of clothing to have a well-rounded, stylish closet. You just have to find new ways to wear what you own!

IMG_1569I opted to add some bold accessories, including a jeweled necklace and bow belt.

IMG_1552 IMG_1554I am so excited to try some new outfits with chambray under a dress for the rest of the season! It was perfect for warm, but not that warm, spring weather 🙂

IMG_1536What I Wore:
Dress: Lularoe
Shirt: Old Navy
Necklace: ModCloth
Belt: Francesca’s
Shoes: DSW

– Brianna

Jackie and Marilyn | Floral Transitions

Last week I mentioned that fall hues work just fine during spring and that no matter what I do, I always find myself turning to autumn tones. I also promised I would break out the florals soon in an effort to get in the mood for spring.

This week, I submit to you Exhibit B: Even when I try to go floral, I still end up with a fall garden.

IMG_0545But hey, at least the colors of my outfit match the blandness of Minnesota after the snow melts. It may as well have been autumn!

For me, florals will always be springy, no matter the hues. This dress is pretty light, almost to light for the chillier autumn weather, so it’s a spring staple of mine. As will sass – my favorite accessory 😉

IMG_0588Even though I paired the outfit with red tights, mustard shoes and red (flower!) earrings, I tried to keep it a little springy with a light green cardigan. This month is all about transition – winter’s over, but spring hasn’t quite taken over yet, and in Minnesota, it could snow again any day (please not again, it just went away, please please please…). You can still get away without going full spring because nature hasn’t quite caught up.

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What I Wore:
Dress: Forever 21
Earrings: Francesca’s
Cardigan: ModCloth
Belt: Ruche
Tights: ModCloth
Shoes: DSW

– Brianna