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I'm a Jewish fashionista living in New York and I write this blog to try to deliver modest fashion to all women, everywhere. This blog is all about Less Is More. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter @vinniecocoa and on instagram @the.oak! CONTACT & INQUIRIES: the.oak.blog@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The People's Duchess

EEP! You all know how much I love ASOS. I mean, it's borderline obsession. I'm constantly posting outfits, dresses and pieces from the London based store and, like me, there are a legion of fans out there for the mass market retailer. Well, we can now call Kate Middleton among one of our own, as she showed up to an event today wearing this $65 polka dot dress. Freak. Out.

If this tells us anything at all, it's that you can skip the designer clothing and work with every day pieces from every day retailers. You may even look like a princess.


Check out Kate in this adorable dress below. Want it? Click the link above to get it!



Friday, March 13, 2015

Modest Hollywood

White hot. If award show season taught us anything at all, it's that white is the hottest and trendiest color of the moment. Just check out all of the ladies below draped in white frocks, looking pure, fresh and innocent. Not to neglect those who look fabulous in their non-white attire; Camilla Belle took a bold fashion risk and it paid off, while Erika Christensen looks like she walked straight out of Flatbush. You win some, you lose some, folks.


BEYONCE

CAMILLA BELLE

CATE BLANCHETT

CHRISTINA AGUILERA

DAISY LOWE 

DAKOTA JOHNSON 

DIANE KRUGER

DIANNA AGRON

ERIKA CHRISTENSEN

GEMMA ARTERTON

GIULIANA RANCIC

HELEN MIRREN

 ISLA FISHER

KATE BOSWORTH

KATE MIDDLETON

LINDSAY LOHAN

MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG

NATALIE PORTMAN

NIKKI REED

OLIVIA PALERMO

OLIVIA WILDE

PINK 

ROSE BYRNE

SALMA HAYEK

SELENA GOMEZ 

TAYLOR SWIFT 

UZO ADUBA

ZOE SALDANA

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Modest Bridesmaid: Spring 2015

It's almost upon us. Wedding Season. You know it's coming; I know it's coming; we can deny it all we want, but we bridesmaids have to face the imminent horror that is upon us come April. Let's face it-- we all suffer from wedding season, and there are very few things about weddings that are actually fun (after your 40th wedding party), but being asked to be a part of the bridal party is truly something akin to being sawed in half in a 1920's side act magic show. I only speak from experience, people. 

Sure, you're happy for your bride-friend, but life is most certainly not friendly to the bridesmaid; between the planning of the shower, the bachelorette party, paying for a gown, hair, makeup, gifts, more gifts, and even more gifts, being a part of a wedding is simply not fun after your first time. And as if doing all that weren't enough, you also have to find a gown that is modest. Not. So. Easy. 

So to help you cope and take just one thing off your list, I have compiled a new list of modest bridesmaid dresses that are practically ready-to-wear. Mothers-of-the-bride/groom, feel free to peruse this list as well.

Off-the-rack, IMHO, is always the way to go. If you have a bride who is handing you material to have a dress made, I can only express my sympathies. That is a royal pain-in-the-ass. However, if you were given latitude to choose and need a dress, maybe the options below can help you out. Keep in mind that most of the dresses below come only in the color shown, so take that as it is. Also note that some of these may need additional building up (minor in the scheme of things), especially in the backs of some of these dresses. I tried to offer a variety of options, as well as a variety of sleeve lengths to cater to the various modest needs of my readers. Lastly, note that these are only some of the dresses I saw, so feel free to dig further online if none of these cater to your needs. Enjoy and congratulations!

Make sure to click on the links above the dresses to be directed to their purchasing sites.