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

bb3Thanksmas5Top: Modcloth
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

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

Mackie and Jarilyn | Melissa’s Fashion Remix

We believe you don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe every season to create fun new looks! This week on Jackie and Marilyn, we are taking eight pieces – two tops, two bottoms, two dresses and two outerwear items – and mixing them into eight outfits. Shoes and accessories were limitless.

Melissa here with my fashion remix challenge. Boy, when Brianna brought up this idea I was like “That sounds Awesome!” but when I was faced with doing it I was like “Oh crap why did you agree to this torturrrree!” Haha, no, it’s really not that bad. I am notorious for having…not a lot of basics. My closet consists of ball gowns and sweatpants and not a whole lot in between, so I dreaded finding items that would mix and match well. 

Once I did find these items, though, I was pumped and surprised how many possibilities for “new” outfits I actually had.


Outfit #1: Halfway to Easter

1-8outfitsAdmittedly, this is the most “fun” and least “fall” outfit I got out of the bunch. I like it, but I think it would be better suited for the spring rather than the fall as it’s just a whole lot of pastel. It might be better with a darker/more solid colored cardigan over it!

Outfit #2: Pop of Fun
2-8outfitsThis is usually not how I would style an outfit, as I usually go full force with something zany instead of adding the neutral blazer and shoes…but I like it! I will have to remind myself that sometimes simple is ok 🙂
Outfit #3: Pitter-Patterns
3-8outfitsI have always been in awe of people who can layer collared shirts under things like dresses and sweaters (ahem, Brianna). It’s always been uncomfortable and frumpy-looking when I try it. I really love this look, but it took me a hot minute to get the collar to lay perfect, and it only cooperated for a couple pictures before it sat wrong over the dress again. I might have to face that layers are too much of a force to be reckoned with and leave it to the experts (ahem, Brianna).
Outfit #4: Gretal Goes To College
4-8outfits 4-HatThis outfit is probably the most “me” thing I ever could have done. All of the suede! All of the fall tones! All of the quirky vintage! I have never worn this vintage hat before even though I have had it forever and I think I finally found the outfit that it’s meant for!
Outfit #5: Green Team
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In the fall I usually switch to more earthy tones of all my favorite colors. I end up wearing a lot of greens and dark blues because I don’t do well with black or gray outfits. I love that this outfit looks relaxed and in the fall field with out looking boring or monotone!
Outfit #6: Anchorwoman
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This may be a little too matchy-matchy for some, but when you have some vintage 70s wear you’re bound to have some matching suede. It reminds me a lot of costuming for Christina Applegate’s character in the Anchorman movies, and I’m not mad about that. I also have found my new favorite pair of glasses from Coastal.com after returning for pairs. Success is mine!
Outfit #7: Back to Cool
7-8outfitsThis reminds me a lot of something I would’ve worn on my first day back to school (the most planned outfit of one’s fall!). I would always pick out some crazy stuff, but being on my parent’s dime, it would have to be functional as well. I would be too excited to wear one new thing so I would wear ALL THE NEW THINGS. I’m still this person, whether I have a first day of school or not.
Outfit #8:  Fall Ball
8-8outfitsI think this is the most balanced of the looks. Vintage, fun, but still approachable easy to pull off. A nice mixture of quirky and basics. If wearing floral in fall is wrong, I don’t want to be right!
Conclusions
Outfit that I loved the most: Gretal Goes to College (What can I say, I have a flair for the dramatic. I know not every day can be head to toe vintage and whimsy, but A LOT of days can if you play your cards right)
4-8outfitsOutfit that I loved the least: Pop of Fun. (I don’t hate it, but it ain’t me. I don’t look at it and go “yeah, I’d wear that.” More color please!)
2-8outfitsLike Brianna, I am pretty guilty of saying that I have nothing to wear and falling in to outfit ruts. I’ll take the lessons I learned from this challenge to heart and mix things up a bit more and maybe (just maybe) invest in a couple more “basics.”  Maybe one less heavily graphic printed item and one more plain-colored shirt. MAYBE. 🙂
– Melissa

Mackie and Jarilyn | Brianna’s Fashion Remix

We believe you don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe every season to create fun new looks! This week on Jackie and Marilyn, we are taking eight pieces – two tops, two bottoms, two dresses and two outerwear items – and mixing them into eight outfits. Shoes and accessories were limitless.

Brianna here, mixing up eight fall outfits! This was a challenge I have been looking forward to as I can be incredibly guilty of staring at a closet of clothing and lamenting “I have nothing to wear!” That’s just not true. To prove it, I made these eight outfits out of eight chosen items (Yes I own a lot of ModCloth ;)):


Outfit #1: All About AutumnIMG_3976 IMG_3980
When I paired the plaid dress with the burgundy cardigan, it looked so perfectly fall! I had to pair it with some burnt orange socks and tan oxfords for a classic fall look. I could see myself wearing this to pick pumpkins or some other fall activity.

Outfit #2: She Means Business

IMG_3983 IMG_3987Pairing a Peter Pan collar with a blazer is totally not something I would normally do, so I was nervous to try this one. However, I think it actually works! If I had to go back, I probably would have dressed it up a bit with a belt, but adding the heels and tights made for a nice business casual outfit. I would totally wear this to the office.

Outfit #3: Cutesy Collars

IMG_4018 IMG_4024I was also nervous about pairing the collar of this dress with my cardigan since the collar doesn’t lift up over the sweater, but it also worked more than I thought! I chose some patterned tights and bright shoes to balance all the neutral solids that were going on. I could see myself wearing this to the office, or for a nice tea date with girlfriends.

Outfit #4: Flowy IMG_4029 IMG_4033Pairing the blazer with this A-line dress is something I would NEVER do. I just wouldn’t think of them as working together. But again I surprised myself. The collars work well together and the combo makes a nice silhouette. I chose a belt, bright heels and a statement necklace to make it more interesting (admittedly, if I could go back, I would choose a different one that matches the angle of the dress’s neckline better, but I think this one still works). New office or night out outfit? Yes please!

Outfit #5: A Cheat

IMG_4039 IMG_4041I cheated a bit on this outfit because I definitely bought this skirt, top and cardigan with the intention to wear them together. But I can;t help it they pair so perfectly! With my B.A.I.T. oxford heels, it’s perfectly fall. I would wear this to the office or for a fall weekend outing.

Outfit #6: The Return of the Great Pup Detective

IMG_4046 IMG_4049I did some pattern mixing with the Boston Terrier and floral prints, and I think they look great together! I grabbed some red tights and black heels for this outfit, and when I had them all together, something about it all felt sort of 1920s to me. So I added a cloche hat to finish the look. I felt like I returned to my winter look as the Great Pup Detective! I don’t think I could wear this to the office with the hat but I would definitely wear it for some kind of weekend outing.

Outfit #7: Casual but Cute

IMG_4283 IMG_4284Pairing the pup blouse, cardigan and jeans was a classic Brianna-just-wants-to-be-casual look. This is definitely something I would normally wear to work, lunch with friends, grocery shopping, etc.

Outfit #8: I’m Going Out

IMG_4294 IMG_4296My last outfit was pairing another Peter Pan collar with a blazer, and I definitely dig this one. Paired with my jeans and some ankle booties, this is definitely a fun office look or great for grabbing drinks with friends. If I went back, I might add a fun scarf or pick taller boots, but I think it works.

Conclusions

Outfit that I loved most: A Cheat (big surprise)

IMG_4039Outfit that I loved least: Flowy (but that doesn’t mean I didn’t love it!)

IMG_4029Outfit that surprised me: A tie between She Means Business and Flowy (I was convinced the blazer would look terrible with both)

IMG_3983 IMG_4033Ultimately this experiment was a two-fold lesson in learning to love the closet you have and trying something you wouldn’t normally wear, because you may surprise yourself! You don’t have to buy new clothes every year just to feel like your wardrobe is updated – all you need to do is look at your closet in a new light.

– Brianna