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

bb5NewYear5Dress: Goodwill
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

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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 and Marilyn | Midriff Moratorium

This won’t be my last crop top ever (most likely), but it is pretty likely that it was the last summer-like day for quite some time (it was 70 degrees in November in Minnesota!), so I figured it would my last chance to pull off a summery outfit before I’m covered in layers!
bonessss2I got this tiki/bones shirt at a local thrift/second hand store in Minneapolis called Buffalo Exchange. I can get into a lot of trouble there, especially because they have a vintage section. I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet, so I figured we were close enough still to Halloween and warm enough still, that I would give it a go!
bonessss1 bonessss5Although it was beautiful out, it is not quite shorts weather anymore, so I opted to wear my favorite pair of jeans, EVER, from ModCloth. I have three different colors because they are that good. I never thought I would invest money in to any leg prisons anytime soon, but these babies are worth it!
bonessss6Since I won’t have a simple outfit in quite some time (hello leggings and layers and jackets, oh my!) I left my outfit as simple as I could. Just throw in some flip flops (I’m miss you the most, flip flops!) and sunglasses and I was good to go.
bonessss4Brianna actually got to come see my new house and help me take these blog pictures before the inevitable early darkness that entered our life with daylight savings time. My dog Brim obviously wasn’t going to let me steal his spotlight!
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What I Wore:
Shirt: Buffalo Exchange
Jeans: ModCloth
Sunglasses: Ragstock
Shoes: Target
– Melissa

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!

IMG_4795What I Wore:
Dress: eShakti (similar)
Cardigan: Old Navy
Earrings: ModCloth
Tights: Target
Shoes: B.A.I.T. Footwear
Nails: Jamberry

– Brianna

Jackie and Marilyn | Movie Night Done Right

I recently went on a little date with my husband to go see The Martian, and despite my trepidation that it was going to give me hella anxiety as most epic space movies do, I thoroughly enjoyed it! The theater we usually go to has plush leather recliners for EVERY SEAT so I knew I wanted to wear something comfortable.
Hooded2Enter: A fall favorite of last year, this adorable houndstooth jacket. I’m glad I recently dug this jacket up, as I almost forgot it existed over the summer. It’s got a giant hood to snuggle in and it is very warm for a “light” jacket!
Hooded6I didn’t want to go as far as to wear yoga pants to the theater, not because I am against going out in them, but because I didn’t want to be so comfy that I fell asleep. I opted for my most comfy pair of jeans from ModCloth instead.Hooded3 I am so excited to have these boots back in rotation for the colder months, too!  I got them at an end of the season sale from ModCloth last year and they are my new favorites. For $20, I couldn’t pass them up and I am glad that I didn’t!
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What I Wore:
Jacket: Mainstream Boutique
Pants: ModCloth
Boots: ModCloth

– Melissa

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 | Orange, Owls and Octopuses

I love animal prints and bold colors, so I combined them for a perfectly fall outfit!IMG_4221If anyone ever tells you “That’s too much color,” you tell that person to put a sock in it! There is no such thing. Someone else might have paired the owls with something more subtle, but subtle is for the dogs.

IMG_4224I wanted to wear the orange heels with this dress and separately I paired the purple tights with the print. Purple and orange are not colors I would put together, but when I did it was perfect!

IMG_4253To keep on an O and bold theme, I chose an octopus necklace to go with the dress. I didn’t have any oval earrings so I chose my circle arrows instead 🙂

IMG_4236IMG_4237What I Wore:
Dress: ModCloth
Cardigan: ModCloth (other colors)
Necklace: Vinted
Earrings: A Delightful Shop
Tights: Target
Shoes: BAIT Footwear

The lesson for the week is be bold. Be beautiful. Be you 🙂

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