L*Space Swimwear has landed at VAM!

Viens Avec Moi is excited to announce the arrival of L*Space  by Monica Wise. Pieces from their Haute Tropics collection have just hit the floor and we couldn’t be more obsessed.

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Their perfect blend of rich colours, playful prints, and chic cuts will have you dreaming of warm coastlines and sunny skies.

L*Space (a brand ethically made in the USA) is inspired by their four L’s: live, laugh, lounge, love. And they encourage their customers to find their “L” in their own lives.

The L*Space girls is one who leads a chic, yet unfussy coastal-cool lifestyle, so we know it’ll perfect for all of our VAM girls.

A leader in the swimwear world, L*Space has been featured in Marie Claire, Allure, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour magazines (to name a few), and has been spotted on celebs like Rihanna and Cameron Diaz.

When you try one of their pieces on, you’ll instantly fall in love with the fit and the quality, so stop by the shop and pick one up while they’re fresh – you know they won’t last long!

 

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WELCOME, SPRING! 🌿🌷

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Celebrate the first weekend of spring by joining us in Wellington West and shopping our new arrivals!

We promise you’ll walk away with something you’ll love for a long time.

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Don’t forget to peek upstairs at Goods Shop whenever you’re at VAM to grab your unique, fun, locally-made housewares and apothecary.

See you this weekend!

xo Renée & Sophie
& the VAM team

One Year with a New Heart

February is a time for love, and here at viens avec moi, it is a time that is very close to our hearts.

Last year we started a tradition of sharing the love during Heart Month for our dear friend Anne-Marie and her charity of choice – The University of Ottawa Heart Institute .

Thank you to each and every one of you who came out to our shopping event, Shop with Your Heart a few weeks ago. It was a huge success and your support and Paper Heart purchases throughout the month of February will make a difference in the lives of those whose hearts need a little TLC.

We wanted to share with you Anne-Marie’s progress since receiving a heart transplant in October 2014.

Mon dieu, has she been busy! In between checkups, blood work and heart biopsies at the Heart Institute, Anne-Marie is learning to live with a heart that is as full of life as she is!

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Anne-Marie in Toronto volunteering for the Canadian Transplant Games

That means completing cardiac rehabilitation and putting her new heart to work with walking, exercise and dancing, of course. 😉

She is currently completing a professional development course to prep for her return to teaching next school year. In addition, Anne-Marie has been giving back by volunteering at the Canadian Transplant Games in Toronto, as well as with the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance and coordinating the annual auction for Ottawa Therapy Dogs.

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Walking in a fashion show at the book launch for Unconform

Anne-Marie has also contributed her story to Kathie Donovan’s book, Unconform, about living a courageous life.

Anne-Marie continues to inspire us all.  This amazing woman proves to us just how life changing the work being done at the Heart Institute is.

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xo

Polo in the Park

Polo in the Park Ottawa is coming up Saturday, August 27th! Is your outfit ready?

 

Polo in the Park Ottawa is one of the best fashion displays of the year. It provides an opportunity for fashion lovers alike to dress their best for a day filled with polo and other fun activities for all ages to enjoy!

For those who may not be familiar with this annual fundraising initiative (which benefits the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and TROtt – Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton), the competition is truly in the hats. But we like to think the real winners are those who match their hats with their outfits!

If you’re having trouble deciding what to wear to one of the most impressive fashion events of the year, have no fear. We’ve put together a list of Polo-in-the-Park appropriate outfits, currently available in store, so that you can focus the rest of your attention on finding (or making) the perfect hat to match!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Get these dresses, and lots more, at 50% off and pay no tax this weekend only!
See you all at the shop – VAM xx

Heatwave Cool

It’s easy to lose track of fashion trends when the temperature rises well above our comfort level. With a heatwave often comes the desire to strip down to the bare basics and wear simple, loose clothing; but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear items that make you look just as good as you feel.

During a heatwave we recommend gravitating towards easy, flowy dresses, that give a little breathing room. Not only will you look “heatwave cool” but you’ll feel it too; because how else can you stay cool while having a picnic in the park or roaming the city streets in 30-degree weather?!

Currently on sale at VAM is an assortment of light and breezy dresses perfect for any occasion – whether you’re looking to dress up or down. (Editor’s note: you can snag a few of these items at 50% off this weekend only!)
See you at the shop shortly! – VAM xo

Long Weekend Essentials

The long weekend has finally arrived and with the excitement of a mini getaway with friends and family and organizing all of your activities, it’s easy to leave outfit planning to the last minute. But don’t fear! We just received a ton of new spring arrivals, perfect for the warmer weather coming this weekend, that we can’t wait to show you!
As a general rule, you should always think ahead at all the activities and/or events you may be attending so that you’re well prepared – but we know sometimes that’s easier said than done. So we came up with a little long weekend essentials guide so that you won’t have to think twice about what to pack or wear! Think a printed dress that can be worn with heels for a night out and a trusted pair of denim that can be dressed up or down..

DRA Rosalie Dress

Mother Denim ‘The Looker’ White Jeans
























Jack by BB Dakota Tank

Matisse Footwear

Need more? Visit us in store or online to shop all of our must have pieces! Can’t make it to the shop this weekend? Receive 15% off all tops online until Monday at midnight.
Follow us on Instagram @vamboutique for style inspiration and daily updates on new arrivals.

VAM xx

A Gift Guide for Maman

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my mother.”

May is one of our favourite months of the year as there’s lots to be celebrated. It finally feels like spring: the sun gets a little warmer, the trees begin to bud, the flowers start to grow and it’s the month we celebrate our mother’s and the special women in our lives.
Although Mother’s Day has passed we try to show our appreciation for them all year round. However, for many, knowing what to buy them can seem a little daunting. So we came up with a little gift guide to help you find the perfect gift for that special woman in your life!

Krista Norris Blue Two-Tone Scarf
Why not get your mom something she’ll be sure to love and use for many seasons to come? Like this blue two-tone scarf by local designer Krista Norris.
Chaka blanket
If your mother loves to head up to the cottage throughout the summer, she’ll love cozying up to these blankets in the evenings by the camp fire.
Mother Denim Dress
We couldn’t imagine any mother not liking Mother Denim! This dress is easy, versatile and stylish. What more could she ask for!




Mother Denim Button Up Denim Skirt
This ultra-soft, ultra-chic skirt is an item you’ll find yourself borrowing from your mother’s closet. We can promise you that!

Félicité Butterfly Top

Available in three different colours, this top falls beautifully on any body type and goes with any style of bottom – like the Mother Denim skirt shown above or her favourite pair of slacks. 

Didn’t find that perfect gift in our gift guide? No worries! Visit us online at viensavecmoi.ca or in store to see even more. You’ll be sure to find something that she’ll love.
Happy belated Mother’s Day to all the mama’s – VAM xx