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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:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Perfect Item of the Day

Oh, hey skirt that only costs $25 but looks way more expensive. Nice to meet you. You will become everyone's new best friend from here on in. You will be there unconditionally no matter what the occasion, because that's what you do when you are as perfect as you. You are a new twist on an old classic. You seem to hug all the right spots, and hang just loose enough to not be considered a trollop. You come in black as well as two flattering, eye-popping colors that will certainly please. You fit all women of all sizes with ease... and make them look day-um! (read: damn) good. You have the professionalism of the office with flounce of a flirty french girl without a care in the world. You will be the go-to piece in the closet when your best friend has absolutely nothing to wear. You will be her 'front-line' skirt for all the big and important days, meetings, decisions and dates. Essentially you will rule the world. Thanks for that. XOXO Deb.
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Baroque Item of the Day

Oh yes. You know you've seen this trend everywhere the past couple of weeks, and I have a serious newsflash for you-- it's not going away anytime soon. I'm talking about Baroque-inspired pieces, with fabulously intricate, and quite frankly, grandma-esque prints that make you think 'hmm, Grandma really kicked it back in the day'. This Baroque trend has the ability to get really out of hand really quickly, but this top happens to be on the tame side, so I'm going to recommend it for your wearing pleasure. It's got style, it's got class, it's got all you can ask for in a modest top, and then some. So get on with your bad self and and get bar-OAK. Ya I went there. Sue me.
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

EMMYS 2012!

At the high demand of my sometimes fashionably-challenged sister, I bring you the Emmy's posts. When said sister asks for fashion I deliver in a big way; I don't let you down, ReeRee. So how were these Emmy dresses? A little bit 'woah' on the woah-scale, that's for sure. I mean talk about graphic dresses. These gowns have texture (those fabrics!), fabulous prints (florals!), dynamic silhouettes (poofy, origami), and bright-as-anything colors (red, yellow and blue!). You'll undoubtedly see my best- and worst-dressed lists, but these award show dresses deserve a feature post all their own. All I'm gunna say is... damn Heidi Klum. She should be illegal.
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Zoe Deschanel

Lena Dunham

Sara Paulson

Hayden Pannetierre

Archie Panjabi

Sophia Vergara

Julianne Hough

Heidi Klum 

Allison Williams

Julianna Margulies

Nicole Kidman

Leslie Mann

Claire Danes

Julie Bowen

Julianne Moore

Emily Van Camp 

Lucy Liu

Kerry Washington

Christina Hendricks

Jessica Pare

Kate Mara

January Jones

Elizabeth Moss

Anna Chlumsky 

Amy Poehler

Jessica Lange 

Kat Dennings

Ginnifer Goodwin

Tina Fey

Mayim Bialik

Jenna Malone

Ashley Judd

Kelly Osbourne

Emilia Clarke

Modest Hollywood

It's been like a parade of awesomeness in Hollywood over the past week or two. Naturally, the Duchess of Cambridge made a splash on her far east tour for the Queen's Jubilee, but that's not to detract from the amazing ensembles of these other less princess-y ladies. They were all so great, that it's kinda hard to pick a favorite, but there are a few ladies who are constantly on this list and they haven't failed me yet. Yes, I'm talking to you Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie, Taylor Swift and Olivia Palermo. Some new ladies on the list include Christina Aguilera and Kim Kardashian-- try to stick around, because it serves you both well!
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Kate Middleton

Avril Lavigne

Jessica Alba

America Ferrera

Anne Hathaway

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Christina Aguilera

Dita Von Teese

Elizabeth Olsen

Jamie King

Kate Bosworth

Kim Kardashian

Lana Del Ray

Olivia Palermo

Mindy Kaling

Nicole Richie

Octavia Spencer & Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Reese Witherspoon

Christina Hendricks

Gwyneth Paltrow

Kylie Minogue

Cobie Smulders

Pippa Middleton

Diana Agron

Salma Hayek

Taylor Swift
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