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

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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 | Candy Corn

Ever since Melissa’s wedding this summer, I’ve been looking for a way to wear the eShakti dress I purchased for the occasion. It’s a lot of yellow so I wasn’t sure if I wanted to overwhelm it with color. But then again, I didn’t want it to be boring either. Enter black and orange accessories!

IMG_4758This outfit isn’t just delightfully fall – it is quintessentially Halloween! And considering I wore it for the week before Halloween, it was perfect 🙂 With the white and yellow on top and orange on the bottom, I felt exactly like candy corn!

Admittedly, this dress has been a small pain for me because it just does not want to iron flat. The fabric of this dress just doesn’t want to keep out the wrinkles. I don’t think it wouldn’t hinder me from getting another item from eShakti, but after ironing the white seam around the waist for the second time, I was begging the dress to lay flat. But I’m not one to give up on a dress so easily!

IMG_4788The mix of a black cardigan and tights with the bright orange shoes allowed for some balance between the bold colors of orange and yellow. Do I normally endorse a quirky cacophony of color? Yes. Is it always necessary? No. You can create a fun seasonal outfit without going too overboard if you mix in a universal neutral color to even out the eye-catching tones.

IMG_4777These bright orange heels have been a fantastic addition to my autumn-based closet. So have these new acorn earrings from ModCloth!

IMG_4776 IMG_4794Keeping with fall, I now have on the Fall Fancy wrap from Jamberry. They’re a bit metallic for fall and I think I may save my next manicure with this wrap for the holidays, but they’re still pretty cute and top off an autumnal outfit with their leaf print!

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Dress: eShakti (similar)
Cardigan: Old Navy
Earrings: ModCloth
Tights: Target
Shoes: B.A.I.T. Footwear
Nails: Jamberry

– Brianna

Jackie and Marilyn | The Bachelorette

As you saw from Brianna’s last post, we had a fun time last weekend celebrating the last of my Singledom (good riddance!) at a bachelorette party awesomely hosted by my sister.
I opted to wear my red bird dress from Eshakti because:
1. It’s one of my favorites of all time;
2. It makes me feel beautiful;
3. It’s comfy and maintenance-free; and
4. It has pockets
received_10206900385977841On a day where I was running around the zoo, accidentally getting sprayed on by a decorative fountain, judging an improv sing off for my love, cuddling dogs and rapping with the best of them at karaoke, I was happy to feel comfortable and fashionable.
FB_IMG_1436972456941I brought my red floppy hat with, but soon realized it made photo ops with others impossible, so I risked sunburning my head and went without! Although they aren’t the prettiest, I wore a trusty pair of flip flops to get the most adventuring in.
20150711_135931My sister got us all leis to wear (my wedding is luau themed) so with that, my adventure outfit was complete!
FB_IMG_1436974128249I’m so glad to have gotten so lucky to have these women in my life! I’ll be honest, my anxiety was on high before the party started, because all day social shindigs are not always easy for me – but I had a BLAST! Noting like watching Brianna and your mom aggressively compete in a scavenger hunt!
received_10206900385257823One of my favorite things about getting all my girls together? We all ended up matching! There seemed to be a very unspoken patriotic theme going on with all the red, white, and blue, and my Mom even wore the same earrings as me, which was also unplanned!
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What I Wore:
Dress: Eshakti.com
Earrings: ModCloth
Sunglasses: ModCloth
Hat: Gift from my sister
Shoes: Target
– Melissa

Jackie and Marilyn: Our First Bird-Day!

Today is very special for us here at Jackie and Marilyn: It is our first birthday! One year ago, we launched our first blog post highlighting our Oscar party style choices.

BIRDAY1To celebrate our birthday – or, dare we say, “bird-day” – we wandered around Melissa’s neck of the woods in Cannon Falls, Minn., to check out the town and take some photos!

BIRDAY2BIRDAY4BIRDAY5BIRDAY18BIRDAY16BIRDAY23Melissa came up with the idea for a “bird-day” celebration thanks to this lovely new frock from eShakti. As Brianna already had this ModCloth gem at the ready, it was a no-brainer.

BIRDAY35We started the blog with the mission to share our personal styles and, hopefully, provide some outfit inspiration for our readers. Hopefully we have accomplished that!

BIRDAY17BIRDAY15This year has brought about plenty of changes for the both of us: new jobs, new puppies, engagements and more. One thing, however, has remained constant: We are still a couple of goobers who are lucky to have each other as friends 🙂

BIRDAY8Thank you for taking the time to read our style blog! Hopefully you have enjoyed it as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.

BIRDAY22 BIRDAY20What Brianna Wore:
Dress and Belt: ModCloth
Cardigan: Target
Necklace: Forever 21
Tights: ModCloth
Shoes: Kelly & Katie (in black)

BIRDAY39BIRDAY9BIRDAY29What Melissa Wore:
Dress: Eshakti.com (similar)
Blazer: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21
Earrings: Forever 21
Tights: Target
Shoes: Goodwill
Ring: NO IDEA
Hair Flower: Target
Sunglasses: Shopruche.com

BIRDAY7BIRDAY11BIRDAY37We look forward to starting our second year with a bang, including a special sale at Melissa’s Instagram shop! Tomorrow, if you FOLLOW and COMMENT on our birthday Instagram post, you will get 50% off at The Curious Closet Shop. Just mention it during check out!!
BIRDAY3If you have any feedback for us as to what you liked or didn’t like in our first year, please let us know in the comments! Ultimately we want this blog to be helpful for anyone who follows it, so don’t be afraid to share your thoughts and suggestions!
Thanks for hanging out with us in our little corner of the Internet 🙂

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Marilyn Style: Rabbit Fur Coat

Usually the only Rabbit Fur Coat I like has to do with Jenny Lewis (most things I like have to do with Jenny Lewis). I’m more about faux fur myself but I do make an exception for this vintage/gifted sweater. I acquired it at a garage sale – along with many many other vintage goodies. Just before I left the lady who was gladly selling me all her teenage clothes also gave me this sweater. She had shown me a picture of herself wearing it and a dress I had just purchased and she thought I needed the whole outfit. I wish I could’ve kept the picture – we had strikingly similar features!
 2IMG_6432I wanted to keep the rockabilly/50s theme of this outfit going with some vintage-styled newer items that have popped up in this blog before. I love love love this salmon-colored top from ModCloth, but I had yet to dare wear it in the winter. Since I was going to a concert that I knew was going to be nice and sweaty, I figured this was the best time to try!
2IMG_64422IMG_6440I styled this shirt with my crinoline skirt from Eshakti and hid some warm leggings underneath for good measure. I love that this skirt sits on my exact waist and doesn’t float around as some waist skirts do. I guess that’s the point of custom ordering with your own measurements but it does blow my mind sometimes!
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My new favorite shoes I bought on a whim from ModCloth during a recent sale. Normally my proportions don’t quite shine with knee-high anything, but these boots are slouchy enough to adjust to your standards and roomy enough to keep your calf from sweating away! Plus they are warm! What more could you want?
I tried to keep the accessories subtle – a black bow, some pearl earrings and a pink belt. That’s as subtle as I can get 🙂
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What I Wore:
Sweater: Garage Sale
Skirt: Eshakti
Boots: ModCloth
Belt: H&M
Earrings: Target
Bow: Forever 21