Wednesday, 14 January 2015

But, who doesn't love sales?

January has arrived and prices are dropping faster than the temperature outside. Sales in different boutiques are all too tempting and sometimes even overwhelming. Here are some basic rules to stick with in order to navigate all of these deals with ease.

Number one is stick with the classics. No one will ever look at that long sleeve silk FilippaK dress and question why you decided to go ahead and acquire it. By staying away from pieces that are too trendy, the staple purchases will always always be worthwhile.

Quality over quantity is something that one must embrace in order to have a beautiful selection to choose from when getting dressed every day. Instead of buying less expensive items on sale, stay true to your existing standards and invest in well made goods. Mother denim offers a classic blue jeans that will last multiple seasons.

When was the last time you actually assessed your wardrobe? Forge through the existing pieces in order to see what is missing in order to create as many outfits possible. Transition pieces such as a Tiger of Sweden sweaters can easily be worked into both casual and dressy ensembles.

The majority of VAM boutique is marked down right now from 40-60% off.
Enjoy the cold months ahead with the help of a little smart retail therapy.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Join us for our new year sale!! Receive 15-50% off the entire store AND an additional 50% off selected already reduced merchandise!

Don't miss your chance to shop big sales!! 

Monday, 15 December 2014

Holiday Dressing

With the buzz of the holidays fast approaching, work parties and get togethers are now in full swing. There is always a certain static in the air that gets us so excited here at VAM. Evenings are now a time to catch up with family, lovers and old friends over drinks and that of course means looking your best.

Finders Keepers and Cameo have taken over the party dress section for the time being. Flirty frocks are complete with the unavoidable sparkle for this time of year. Floral prints play with cold hues that embody winter in all of it's beauty.

If you are being frugal, the key to the perfect outfit is combining existing pieces in your wardrobe with one new bold splurge. Think classic black with an arm party or statement collar.
Jenny Bird's combination of brushed metals are the way to our hearts for that extra shine.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

All about the boys

Seeing everyone slowly get festive is the reason December is one of our favourite months here at VAM. Between casual drinks with the guys & holiday get-together a ton of shopping also gets done in order to find that indispensable item for the right person in your life. What you are wearing seems to fall on the back burner which is why we have you gentlemen covered. Up the rickety stairs, the Les Gars section is stocked with more then what you need. 

Lets start at the top and work our way down. Layrite or Baxer hair gel water passed or clay are only a few of the questions that come to mind. While you are rummaging through our products section be sure to take a glance at the skin products.  Not feeling the hair that day, hide it. Muttonhead toques or textured 5 panels are on the shelves in a variety of shades.

Next on the list is that facial hair. All signs point to yes for you to rock it this winter but that does mean more maintenance. Beard oil, shaving cream and proper razors by Baxter or Dapper are all part of the essentials.

The neck is next and a sensitive topic. Whether you want to leave it bare with only a sprits of Baxter One or Two cologne or to take it up a notch with a tweed tie, never leave for an occasion without one or the other.

The perfectly dressed down look is what we aim for when offering styling advice. Rock-inspired dress shirts by 18 Waits are stocked in classic colours like black, white and navy blue. Feeling a tad more casual, then why not try layering with a muttonhead sweater. Sportswear-inspired pullovers that are both laid back and comfortable can never do any harm. Keep the pants simple opting for a dark Baldwin jean or a dress pant.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Leaves to snowflakes & we are ok with it

The transition between period between fall and winter sometimes seems non existent for those who who prefer the warmer days. Making your wardrobe work with the new season is always a challenge. The key to doing so is incorporating existing pieces in your wardrobe and mixing in with our new arrivals. Here are the top 3 transition pieces that are VAM approved and waiting for you. 

New proportions are introduced such as the oversized sheer blouse which can be layered under a thick cropped knit or simply worn open as a vest of sorts. This black or dark green Tiger of Sweden stunner could also be worn over a tight dress creating both volume and movement. 

Midi skirts are weather appropriate as well as on trend for those upcoming events. Pleated or gauzy, they can be worn with a subtle tight from our selection of H&B socks and paired with a heel for a dressier affair. Seen on the runway for both fall and winter, this high impact skirt adds a romantic twist to dressing proper. 

The faux leather pant is given a new life with its re -proportioned styles. The classic slim is always a go to for pairing with your go too mid length knit. The slouchier version can take your classic tank and blazer to another level. 

New to the Viens avec Moi social media platform will be a staff pick section that can be found by searching #VAMstaffpick on Instagram. We figure we might as well take advantage of both the new and older but always styling girls holding down the boutique. Follow along in order not to miss out on that perfect piece missing form your wardrobe to make a seamless transition from leaves to snowflakes.