May 10, 2013

Fashion Challenge / East Coast VS West Coast

Welcome to the East Coast VS West Coast Fashion Challenge.  Here's the scoop - myself and Ally, blogger behind Gumboot Glam, decided to combine our style forces and come up with a fun collaboration since we are both fans of one another (and fellow Canadians).  We decided to choose a current fashion trend to style in our own way then swap pictures to see what we would each come up with.  Basically we were curious to see how an east coaster like myself would wear a trend compared to a west coaster like Ally!  We decided to pick the black and white trend that is MASSIVE right now and as you can see from the results we ended up with similar looks that were totally unplanned!!  I must admit that since following Ally's blog and getting familiar with her style she really did surprise me with what her final product was.  Surprised, yes! Disappointed, absolutely not!!  We totally complemented one another with each of our looks and I LOVED the results!  Looks like we both dig stripes when it comes to wearing black and white!
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"Jumping on board with the black and white trend is a lot of fun because you really have a lot of flexibility on how to wear it depending on your style and what the occasion is.  For this style challenge I chose to make a statement by incorporating a bold print.  I decided to keep the main pieces all black and make a punch with this striped draped jacket and add a pair of black and white pumps that complemented the look beautifully.   With the impact of the jacket I kept the accessories minimal and just added a simple dainty necklace.   The final touches to complete my look was adding a bright red lip and red nails since this trend lacks colour." - Marla

Check out the super stylish and beautiful, Ally Soeker, at her blog Gumboot Glam and follow her:


  1. I love both of these - you can't go wrong with stripes!

  2. Beautiful outfits! I love the dress with the striped blazer. Very pretty :)

  3. nice= DDD

    i invite to me too

  4. Love your picture. Will be eagerly waiting for more.

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  5. Stunning outfit Marla!

  6. Great!

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  8. East Coast VS West Coast fashion challenges always looks cool. Recently I click on this site their were also many variety for bags and fashion. I am a new follower of your blog keep updating more.

  9. Wearing sporting attire is also a trend in 2010. So you can see in the fashion stores, designer jogging suits and fashionable sweat pants. These two trends have clearly shown that fashion 2010 is more focused on comfort, rather than looks.