Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Such Camo, SO PARTY.

Camo: it's back, with a vengeance. Embrace it with open arms, as we have. 

New to the shop is a line designed and made here in Toronto called LEILANNI. The eponymous label designed by Leilanni Todd is modern, sexy and simple. Both Amber and I have a real hankering for the camouflage printed pieces from Leilanni. BEHOLD --- and try to imagine yourself rocking this kind of camo in the green or concrete jungle of your choice. 

LEILANNI "Off Duty" Crop button up, with mixed camouflage print, $120. Availabe at 129 Ossington.
CAMO ON CAMO. You can do it! 
LEILANNI Camo crop button up, $120. AJ Morgan camo sunnies, $19. Available at 129 Ossington. 
LEILANNI also has a good set of sturdy high-waisted camo shorts. LOVE these. 
LEILANNI "Enlisted" camo shorts, $120. Available at 129 Ossington only. Good Kitty tshirt, $35, available at all locations. 
Also: don't forget about our party this Thursday, Toronto pals. Regine and Katie will be commuting up for the shindig, Amber and I are gonna LOAD UP on party treats like donuts, pizza, pogos and pop, and we expect to have a Real Cool Time. Friends and customers, we want to see you out! Also, we will be doing an extra 10% off all merchandise in the store from 6 to 9 pm, so come on out and treat yourself! Can't wait to meet you all! 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Quit Cloggin' Around!

Who doesn't want a pair of Swedish made clogs to romp around the city in (or countryside)?! Designed in Brooklyn by Swedish native Nina Ziefvert (NINA Z) but made in Sweden, these classic sandals are fantastic! Each pair of shoes is handmade in Sweden by fifth generation shoemakers using traditional methods and only natural materials. 
 Nina Clogs, $280 (Dalhousie & West Wellington)
Katrina Clogs, $275 (Dalhousie & West Wellington)
Agneta Clogs, $275 (Dalhousie Only)

With minimal effort you can transform these darling clogs from morning to evening.  Katie and I like to rock them with socks too. It's a thing, you should do it! They are easy to wear starting in Spring and all the way into Fall.  You may NEED them.
 * You can also find them online here!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Party On Dudes!

I am BEYOND stoked to announce that 129 Ossington will be having its grand opening party next Thursday April 24th and YOU are invited! We've been open a little over two months, weathered the dark days of winter, and we are ready to welcome spring and all our new customers and friends over to have a PARTY!

An evening of elegance is not what we have planned here. We're gonna microwave pogos (aka corn dogs) and dine on sprinkle donuts. Think Charziie t-shirts IRL food form. There will be pizza, pop, pogos, donuts, booze.... and 10% off all night! Basically, all the good things. Regine and Katie will be in town as well, so it's gonna be a grand Victoire affair. We hope to see pals from near and far! 

Y'all are invited. Come say hi, do a little shopping, and partake in the delicious treats! Weee!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

hello yellow, goodbye blues!

....My optimistic side keeps reminding me that IT WILL BE WARM. Spring is coming, so let's say hello yellow to bright colors and goodbye to our winter blues. This dress is a great example of what I want to be wearing this Easter weekend or while I bike to meet for patio drinks! At the end of the day, this piece is ultra flattering and sure to be a hit no matter the occasion. 

Abble dress by Darling, $115. Available at both Ottawa locations and on our webstore.

We're filled to the brim with some pretty dreamy pieces at all three of our locations so be sure to stop by this weekend. Check out our holidays hours below!

Friday - 12-5 at Dalhousie, West Wellington & Ossington shops
Saturday - Regular hours at Dalhousie, Wellington West & Ossington shops
Sunday - 12-5 at Dalhousie & Ossington, closed on Wellington West
Monday - 12-5 at Dalhousie & Wellington West, closed on Ossington

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

bundle-up or button-up.

So we had a glimmer of Spring here in Ottawa and then were dumped on with snow. It's confusing, we know....  That being said, Spring will come! and we WILL be prepared. I personally love this new Dagg & Stacey dress because I really feel like it is a good transition dress for say, a day like today? We start the morning off with minus temperatures but slowly creep above zero as the day goes on. 

The great array of colors in the dress make it easy to pull out a tone that you could match with some leggings on a cooler day.. but when that sunshine hits..BOOM! It reminds me of a painters canvas, don't you think? A pretty shift dress with amazing detailed buttons all the way down the back. Perfection.

* Dagg & Stacey Dempsey Dress, $220 (available at all three locations & online)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Private Shopping Nights at Victoire!

Have you ever wished you had the entire shop to yourself, just you & your besties, trying on anything and everything, coming up with AMAZING outfits together and taking as much space & time as you want without feeling rushed?

Well we've started to offer Private Shopping Nights at Victoire where you can do just that. It started out as a perk we offered through our Indiegogo campaign last December, and we had groups of friends pitch in to buy one together and it was SO FUN! It really was so great to get to spend some real quality one-on-one time with customers, and any gal party is always a blast, especially when there's wine & snacks involved! Anyways, the whole experience was so great for us, AND you guys were into it too, so we've decided to offer them year-round!

Here's the deal:

For 250$, you & 3 friends get the entire shop to yourself (the location of your choice) while Katie & I serve you drinks & snacks and try to offer up styling suggestions in-between all the giggling. But the real kicker is that everyone gets 20% off all their purchases that night.

You can purchase them online here (we'll be in touch afterwards to coordinate the timing & location), or ask us about them next time you're in the shop.

We're currently offering 3 up as a perk for Apt613's Indiegogo campaign, so snatch one up there and help Apt613 get a really cool project off the ground while you shop shop shop!

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Monochrome Set

While the shops are bursting with a plethora of colourful objects, I am always drawn to the simplicity and versatility of black and white garments, at least as the jumping off point for the rest of my wardrobe choices (I swear I wear colours... sometimes). I have a couple monochromatic faves in the shop right now and wanna share them with you.

This Eve Gravel "Pierrot" blouse is such a killer piece. Looks really sharp tucked into a colourful miniskirt or high-waisted jeans. I also have just been wearing it untucked like this. Totally doable. Oh, and would you look at that?! My black-and-white glasses match my blouse --- UNINTENTIONAL COORDINATION.
Eve Gravel 'Pierrot' blouse, $146. Available at all three shops. Chainmaille necklace, $50, by CS Footprints, available at 129 Ossington and Dalhousie location.

Here is Amber wearing this truly incredible monochromatic printed dress from Ursa Minor Studio. We can't tell you how happy it makes us to get in new pieces from Elizabeth Hudson of Ursa Minor. She always finds a brilliant way to incorporate volume in ways that still flatter the body. She also adds cool details like this oversized pocket in the front.
Ursa Minor Studio 'Youki' dress, $198. Available at 129 Ossington and Westboro locations.
While we're at it, here's another monochromatic look for your consideration and feedback. All you need is a swan and a black turtleneck. 
Leonardo DiCaprio ft. swan. I can hardly explain the serene calm that comes over me as I gaze upon this photo. 
Now make like Leo and find your "swan" in the form of one of the many great black and/or white pieces we have going in the shops right now.