Blog Crush: Kristine. Or Polly.

Thursday, December 09, 2010
You guys... I want this girl's style. And her body. And her long hair. And her wedding dress. Was that creepy enough for you? I'm creeping myself out. Go to her blog and tell me you're not obsessed. Really.

One word that describes you? Light. (Kind of like... a cheerful, easy-going, wispy cloud.)

What you love most about yourself? I really like my sense of humor! I have a pretty dry sense of humor. A lot of people don't understand it unless they've hung out with me a couple times, which results in me having to point out that the joke I was making was actually a joke... which is awkward, and hilarious. I've also been told that my voice and the way I talk is pretty flat and monotone, which I'm sure lends to that. Or maybe I'm just not funny at all...

How would you describe your style? This one is a super tough one because my style is always changing, and it also varies based on my mood. Usually when I get dressed or go shopping, I try to ask myself, "is there something quirky about this?" I usually like mixing things up a bit - I love putting different contradictory elements in my outfits, whether it be clashing patterns, bold colors that don't quite complement each other, or different aesthetics. I really like mixing feminine with masculine - for example, wearing ruffles or a floral dress with grungy lace up boots. Or wearing chandelier earrings with an army-inspired jacket. I think putting opposites together makes things a little more unpredictable, which is what I really like!

Biggest wardrobe splurge you made? Was it worth it? I just spent a pretty penny on eyeglasses from Paul Frank this weekend. I think eyeglasses are such a statement accessory. They add so much to an outfit - the particular frames I bought I think will add an extra amount of "quirkiness" to anything I wear! (Plus... they help me see. So that's good.)

Favorite recipe that never fails you? I've gotta be honest here- I'm not much of a cook :( I have never been very "domestic," although I am learning  a lot from my husband, Matt, who actually does most of the cooking. But I will say that I am an expert at stirring :) One recipe that is one of our favorites is for apple pie. I don't usually like apple pie, but my brother and sister-in-law developed the perfect recipe. The crumble is divine!
Dutch Apple Pie

5 1/2 cups fresh peeled and sliced apples (Honeycrisp and Fuji are recommended!)
1 tab. lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tab. flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Combine in large bowl.

Crumb Crust
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
1 stick of butter, softened

Mix on low until crumbs form. Bake on 400 degrees for 45 minutes, covering with foil halfway through.


  1. Yep, your right I love her!

  2. I am going to check out her blog right now! Thanks for sharing!

    Just Better Together is having 2 giveaways!

  3. Oh my gosh! I love her style! Thanks for pointing out such a fab girl

    Much love,

  4. She is adorable! Thanks for sharing her site and a lovely interview to boot!

    xx Vivian @

  5. Eeeep! That's me! Elaine, you are the nicest. Thank you so much for featuring me! I honestly can't tell you how honored/flattered/astounded I am :)

    Kristine. Or Polly.

  6. i've been following her for a few weeks now and i agree, i want her style.

  7. i totally love her blog. she's on the Mormon fashion blogger list so I've for sure checked out her blog. umm, her wedding dress puts mine to shame BIG time. love this post!

  8. Elaine you guys look alike !
    HAve a similar style too ... maybe that's why you like her so much :)

  9. Just from reading this I think I'm hooked. lol!

    I love when bloggers show who inspires them-it's always so interesting!

    Lindsey Soup

  10. we have been obsessed with her for a little while now... she is just SO fun to look at... and those orange shoes!!!! i think that might have been the moment i fell in love!


  11. I can see why you have a blog crush on her! Kristine is beautiful, clever, and fashionable! Nice feature!

  12. I like it here! But I'll visit her blog. =)

  13. she's so cutee! thanks for sharingg! :)

  14. I love this girl! I wish I had her hair, body, and wedding dress, too. lol. Oh, to be tall and thin. :)

    Thanks for featuring someone as awesome as you!
    <3 Kali

  15. I, too, am OBSESSED with this girl. creepy? maybe. but I really don't care. Her style is flawless and I want my wedding to be just like hers.

  16. she is the cutest. in real life too.

  17. I will check out her blog! She seems so sweet!

  18. Aw, this is such a cute interview! Thanks for sharing, Elaine! :)


  19. That bright skirt with the gold heels, SO CUTE! I want that skirt!!!!
    Btw, since you said wedding dress, please dont sell yours!! Its so pretty and... and.... well its your wedding dress!!!! Won't you be sad in the future if you sold it?? Btw, the picture is so pretty with the blue water in the background..

  20. I totally agree about the glasses. I've had a new prescription since July and have yet to fill it because the frames I WANT are more money than I should spend.

  21. I agree wonderful interview, her blog is great and I'm jealous of her wedding. Thanks for sharing! ;)

  22. Hey, my sister made the bolero thang for her wedding dress. And I agree about wanting her hair/style/body so don't feel tooo creepy. Or maybe being compared to me makes you a super creep.. whatevs.

  23. Kristine! I love Kristine! She is a friend of mine. She's one of the coolest girls I know. I'm so glad you featured her on here, Elaine. She has GREAT style and a killer personality to match.

  24. I checked out her blog...she's adorable! And yes, I want her body too! haha.


  25. I checked out her blog also, and she is super adorable! i love her style as well !

  26. Love the feature.... I am mormon as well. I was the missionary that taught Kristine! I took the last photo featured of her wedding dress..

    You seem so similar in thought and taste...

    and you know what they say...

    out of the mouth of two witnesses..SHALL ALL THINGS BE ESTABLISHED!

  27. Okay, so this doesn't have anything to do with fashion... but either did that recipe!!

    I just tried it out on some apples I had lying around. OH. MY. GOSH!!! I am in heaven! That recipe is devine! Thank you so much, I have tired apple crumble before and never had much sucess - this is amazing!

  28. Just found you and I love her too! Can't wait to see all of your outfits in the future.