Thursday, January 21, 2010

clothes stuff

What is your favorite store to shop at? - Crystal Escobar
I love Uptown Cheapskate for financial reasons but if money was no object, I'd frequent The Gap.

What is your favorite item of clothing and why? - FashionJazz
Right now, they are my Tsubo boots. They are leather, comfy, and waterproof! That is all I wore on our trips to Boston and New York and my feet didn't hurt one bit!

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What is your favorite item with your own? (Not necessarily clothes wise... just anything - SE
Did you mean my favorite item that I own? If so... it would have to be my wedding rings. I LOVE them! Of course, I picked them out... ;) My band is custom made so I know for sure that no one has the same one as me!

If you have to wear only one brand of shoes for the rest of your life, what would it be? - Nadia Kamballa
I wish I could be hip and cool and name some designer shoe brand but I actually like Nine West a lot.

What is your favorite style trend of the moment? Least favorite? - City Girl Chicago
My favorite trend is ruffles! I don't have a lot in my closet but it's so feminine and cute and looks great on just about any piece of clothing. My least favorite is the whole Balmain trend. It looks good on other people but it is just not me.

What's your favorite color to wear? Least favorite? - Jesslyn
My favorite color would have to be gray. Whenever I go shopping, I am immediately drawn to it. My least favorite are brown and purple. I don't think they look good on me..

modest stuff

How do you define modest dressing, and why is it important to you? - What Would a Nerd Wear
Everyone has different takes on modesty. It is subjective, really. To me, modest is covering your shoulders, no back exposure, no cleavage, no buttcrack, and covering your thighs. You won't see me in anything strapless, with spaghetti-straps, short-shorts, or short skirts. I would be very uncomfortable. I find it important because I know I respect my body and that I don't have to flaunt it to everyone to show that I have style or fashion sense. I want the world to see me as who I am, not my physical body.

How do you keep your modest fashion from getting stale/rote? - alltumbledown
This is a great question! To me, modest fashion isn't so different from regular fashion. I find inspiration in street style and fashion blogs and try to modify them to match my values and beliefs. I don't know how well I'm succeeding with it but it's always fun to try new things!

blogging stuff

Why did you start blogging? - xo, Alexi
I started my blog because I realized a lot of bloggers out there kind of had the same style. I didn't see anything that really stuck out to me and wanted to pave the way for modest fashion bloggers.

Have you ever felt embarrassed to say that you have a blog? - xo, Alexi
YES! I didn't tell my friends and family I had one at first.... I still don't like to talk about it!

Where do you draw your inspirations from? - xo, Alexi
Fashion blogs, chictopia, and street style.

And if you could choose anyone, which fashion blogger would you like to meet? - xo, Alexi
I would love to meet the woman behind What Would a Nerd Wear! She is so nice and personable and I love her style!!

What's your favorite part about fashion blogging? - megara
I love getting ideas from other bloggers. There are so many creative people out there!! I also love meeting new people. It is amazing how many great friends I have made already. I just wish I lived closer to you all!

personal stuff

What is your life's dream? - Lianne
My life's dream is to be happy and to succeed in whatever I do in life!

What's your idea of a perfect day? - Hillary
I actually did a little interview with Meg from freshbrownies and answered that same question for her, so you'll have to wait for that one! ;)

What's your biggest little pleasure? - Charmalade
Sudoku! I like to do it before bed to mentally unwind. I know.. I'm a geek!

When are you planning on having a baby? - LeahCrystal Escobar
When I am physically and mentally ready...but to be more time-specific, some time after graduation.. We'll see!

How long have you been married? - Crystal Escobar
2 years and 4 months!

How long have you been living in the states? - .:JoaNNa:.
19 years. My family and I immigrated to the states when I was 3.

Do you go back to Korea often? - .:JoaNNa:.
I've been back 4 times already so... not really. I wish!

What's your current dream? - janet
To be done with school forever!!! and pay off all our school debt...

Where do you plan to live after college? - Style Artisan
We don't have a plan yet. We are up for anything though! We love change.

When does your husband graduate? - Style Artisan
This semester. We'll be graduating together!

How tall are you? - ANA
I am 5'3"...not very tall but I love that I can still wear heels and be shorter than my husband.

Are you in Utah for good? - Jeje
No!! My husband is from the west and I am from the east, so naturally we love both coasts! We're hoping to stick with one of them later on.

What would be your dream job? What would you be doing right now if you didn't have your blog? - Vicki
To be quite honest, I've never been career-driven. I would be very satisfied if I were a stay-at-home mom. If I didn't have my blog, I'd probably clean my house more, exercise, and maybe get another job. But let's be honest...who wants to do that when you can blog instead?!?

What's a guilty pleasure of yours? - xo, Alexi
Cuddling in the morning with my husband and skipping class!

modest lds fashion blog clothed much salt lake city utah mormon modesty style outfit outfits clothes clothing blogger wedding dressWhat did your wedding dress look like and how did you pick it? - Jesslyn
Here is a quick pic of me in my wedding dress... It is pretty simple - it has a beaded waistband and a square neck line. I loved it! I would probably choose something different today just because my tastes are always changing. When I was dress shopping, I actually picked out another dress and had seen this one when I was getting my first dress altered. I changed my mind on the spot and got this one instead! Good thing because it was a lot cheaper. P.S. I still have it and it is for sale if anyone wants it!!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? - Jesslyn
Graduated with my B.A. under my belt taking care of a couple of cute babies! Mine, of course!!!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? - Jen
I would love to live in San Francisco!! We'll see if that happens any time soon...

Are you applying to grad school or is your husband or both? If you do go to grad school, what are you thinking of going for? - anotherfishinthesea
It is my husband who is applying to graduate school. Not me!! I am done with school after this!

This was so fun! Thank you to everyone who submitted their questions! It was pretty convenient because I was sick all night and today so I wasn't able to get an outfit picture. Hopefully, I'll be able to post one tomorrow!


  1. Interesting post!! Gray is my favorite color to wear as well ;)

  2. I love this interview!

    check out my blog!

  3. i loved reading this about you! also you have an award over on my blog :)

    You look stunning Elaine :)
    Loved reading all these little facts about you.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  5. Loved reading all your answers! And you look BEAUTIFUL in your wedding dress (of course!).

  6. aww elaine! you looked so stunning on your wedding dress!!! ahh! love love love! love your wedding ring too!!! :D

    this was such an amazing post!! i hope you do more :)

  7. i loved your interview!! i must starting following. i hope that i can use some of your methods to save money!!

    i am also a student, so not a whole lot of money, but i want to be fashionable too!!

  8. great post! i love your wedding dress, you look look so gorgeous!

  9. cute! you look so pretty in your wedding dress!

  10. Oh my goodness, your wedding dress is beautiful!! :D You looked amazing! You definitely proved that modest wedding dresses can be stunning! Ahhh, I love it!


  11. I love your wedding dress! And we are the same in that I don't tell anyone I blog either! Wayy embarrassing... and they don't want to read the random things I write about! I've only told my sister, but then again my blog is no where near as big as yours!

    Can we see more wedding pictures please??

  12. Elaine, it's a pleasure to get to know you a little more each time!

  13. hhehe, I really enjoyed reading and learning about you! :D So much fun!!

  14. Oh my gosh, you look so beautiful in your wedding dress!

  15. ohhh wow Elaine!! Your wedding photo is absolutely stunning!! Incredible! I loved reading all of your answers too! :)

  16. omg you look stunning in that photo!! i love the dress!! its beautiful & so is ur wedding ring!!

  17. You look soo gorgeous in that gown!!! more pictures please :)




  18. i love this post! i feel like i know u better haha:) u look gorgeous in ur wedding gown!! i just love how u portray ur beliefs in the way u dress and still remain stylish:)


  19. Wow, u look amazing in your gown!! I luved learning more about you! Ur wedding ring is gorgeous!! Hope u have a stunning wknd! xx

  20. you look so pretty with your wedding gown!!

  21. I love this post! Its always nice to find out more about other bloggers. How lovely you look in your wedding dress :)


  22. Your wedding dress is amazing! And I love how you are able to be fashionable and modest at the same time

  23. i like your q&a post
    i like reading it..

  24. Yay thanks for answering the question (Despite my awful typo) your wedding rings are gorgeous andddddd look at you in your wedding dress, it's soooo pretty!! :)

    SE x

  25. It was so fun to read your answers. You looked gorgeous in your wedding dress!

  26. I love Q and A! It really let's us get to know you better, sort of like "the person behind the blog" - ha. That's kind of cheesy, but it's true.


  27. I really had fun to read all ur answers :))
    I can get to know more bout u. hehe
    U look so pretty with that wedding dress! :D
    get well soon Elaine! :)

  28. oh but why r u selling ur dress. it's beautiful. i think u should keep it.

  29. you look so pretty in your wedding dress! i cant believe how tiny your waist is!

  30. what a great Q&A ~ loved reading all your responses! And, I have to say, I also love ruffles and gravitate towards grey, I just think it's so luxe!

    xox *cara*

  31. Great post, loved reading more about you. =)
    And your wedding dress is gorgeous!! You look beautiful.


  32. your rings are amazing-love your honest answers xx

  33. Fun read! Those Q&A are such a good idea! Beautiful wedding dress! :)

    -Coco from Our Paper Moon

  34. Your dress is BEAUTIFUL! You looked amazing. Funy that you don't like purple, I really like purple! But I like grey too.

    You're still taller than me by 1.5" :o)

  35. Great post! I love reading about other bloggers. It's such a nice way to get to know each other. :)

    And you look absolutely stunning in your wedding dress. It's gorgeous on you!

  36. thank you for answering my question! it was fun reading this post ;) btw you look amazing on that wedding dress! i think you shouldnt sell it because you may wanna show it to your daughter one day! xoxo


  37. Oh, I really liked this :) so much fun!! And good luck on the babies when your ready. they are so much fun!

  38. and i am loving that chic website!!!

  39. stopping by to say hi. Great blog!

  40. wow, your wedding dress is gorgeous and you wearing it is breathtaking! :D


  41. You are SO cute and adorable. I really appreciate and respect your answer for "How do you define modest dressing and why is it important to you?" What you said is beautiful and I hope that I can instill that feeling in my daughters. Beautiful.

  42. i loved reading this q&a :) yay for san francisco! i used to live in california when i was younger and i used to go there all the time. i miss it!

    and your look so gorgeous in that wedding dress of yours. i love the neckline :)

  43. elaine!! i am so flattered that you said you'd meet me, and especially charmed because i've been thinking that if asked the same question, i would absolutely answer that i'd love to meet you. your blog is my go-to spot for inspiration.
    and that shot of you in your wedding dress--gorgeous!!! more wedding photos please!

  44. Oh my goodness, I simply love your wedding gown. It's gorgeous. I'm really loving that sleeves are back in wedding style. You're a trendsetter! ;) Most importantly, you look beautiful and happy, as a bride should be.

  45. Great interview! And the wedding dress is so gorgeous. I'm 16 and have no intention of getting married any time soon but I'd still buy it b'cause it is so pretty. ;)

  46. loved learning more about you! Such a cutie and your ring is gorgeous!

  47. duh you look so stunning in your wedding dress! makes me wanna get marry faster :) love your blog and your style <3

  48. Loved hearing your answers, E! And silly me I just assumed you lived in Utah most of your life! You looked stunning on your wedding day, love the dress!

  49. you look so beautiful in that wedding dress! i love it. & i'm a major fan of sudoku as well. xx

  50. Love the wedding dress! You look beautiful. Fun Q&A!

  51. I love this, Elaine! You look so great in your wedding dress! I can't even begin to think of what I'll want to wear on the big day.

  52. Fab ring and your wedding gown is so elegant! :) I love gray too and ...purple. ;)

    Have a nice weekend, Elaine! :)

  53. you looked gorgeous in you wedding dress; this was a great post :)

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  54. oh you look so lovely in your wedding dress - its a total classic! and yes haha i love sudoku too its on my phone and i'm so addicted

  55. Love this Q&A... so I expect a baby after you graduate. Let me know at once. Hahaha!

    And don't sell that wedding dress... make it an heirloom. Who knows if you'll have a baby girl... you can hand it down to her when she gets married someday... the style is such a classic. xoxo

  56. Wow,you look amazing:-)More pics..pls:-))

  57. I always love posts like this... Super cute!
    Love your ring.

    And you should live in SF... you'd love it!

  58. awww some of your answers are beautiful :) and i love that gown!

  59. Love your wedding dress - thanks for sharing. I don't remember being as confident/together style-wise as you when I was in college - I'm just now finding mine as I approach 3-0!

  60. You are gorgeous in your wedding dress. Thanks for the Q&A.

  61. You are so so gorgeous I love love love the wedding dress its simple, elegant, and classic! Also don't leave Utah you give us modest molly mo's here a good name and image! Think it over ;)

  62. I would so move to San Fran in a heart beat, and I love that you posted a pic of you in your wedding dress. I absolutely love that you're so forward about modesty.

    You give modesty a good image.

  63. you are such a little beauty girl!!! i just wanted you to know that i look forward to your blog every day! i think you are darling elaine! : )

  64. Awwww you're so gorgeous in your wedding pic, my hubby saw your rings and was like "holy crap those rocks are HUGE!" I think he compares everything to mine and doesn't realize how small they are hahahaha =/

  65. What a beautiful dress! So simpe and perfect :)


  66. wow, what a beautiful bride. love your dress! where did you get married?

  67. You are so stunning in your wedding dress. Just beautiful. Your smile steals the show in the picture, though.

  68. Not only did I really enjoy reading this but your wedding dress is STUNNING! So simple and chic - classic but right on trend. Really gorgeous!

  69. I love reading about you.. :) You're such a sweetheart Elaine!! and you were a gorgeous bride.

    Love & Aloha,


  70. You look incredible in your wedding dress! I love your blog and look forward to reading it all the time. I like to save yours posts for when I can take the time and read them.


  71. that was a fun post! i really love reading people's Q & A's... i miss your blog, havent read it in a while. & your "Post A Comment Note" kinda shocked me, I didn't know you have haters. Screw them! I love yah Elaine, I think youre sweet!

  72. I have never met anyone else that did Sudoku before going to bed to unwind - You made my night! Nice to know I am not alone.

  73. i'm also into modest fashion and just discovered your blog...thanks. :)

  74. Can I add a question still?? haha. I do want to know what you use to edit your photos? they're always perfect and lovely. I just love your blog Elaine. You're sweet personality comes out in each post you do.