We Could be Heroes

Certain articles of clothing can be incredibly evocative of circumstances beyond the general application of, “I must put something on so that I can go out and not be arrested for public nudity”.  A pair of denim overalls can make you remember the way crayons and Play-Doh taste.  Put a little girl in a frothy pink dress and give her a chopstick wand and she becomes a fairy princess for the afternoon.  Tie a handkerchief around your neck and you’re a cowboy for the day.  The mere sight of a wedding dress makes goosebumps of horror ripple down your arms, your hair stand on end, your chest tight, and a lump of nausea rise in your throat.  (…Right?)  And a romper, that oft-ridiculed garment that was somehow perfectly all right from 1950-1960, disappeared for half a century, and resurfaced on the sad forms of horsefaced 18 year-olds shining with the zealous overconfidence of being told* that they are sexy* for the first time?

Sheesh. I mean, come on.

What do we think about those?  Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it:

A romper suit is a one-piece garment worn by children and sometimes women.

It really can be as if the woman is wearing a onesie (see above).  Like a baby.  A baby you’re supposed to… want to have sex with….?  Or, if you’re lucky enough to find a vintage piece from the 50’s, it can be quite elegant.  Or, if you have the right color and cut combination, something tailored and bright with vintage-inspired lines and a shade of tangerine you haven’t seen since 1973… well, you might just have something that will transform you into a SUPERHERO!

Romper by Ark & Co. Bitchin pumps by Seychelles.

Or a Bond Girl, at the very least.

*told: Inappropriately spoken to, fondled, and otherwise harassed.

*sexy: Gullible, easy, without self-respect.


About Queen of Hearts and Modern Love

Queen of Hearts est. 2006, a fashion boutique featuring cool, covetable jewelry, amazingly adorable dresses, and uniquely perfect accessories. Queen of Hearts also has a large lifestyle, gift and bath & body section. Located in the heart of the arts district in downtown Providence, RI. We have a little sister! Her name is Modern Love est. 2010. She’s a sleek, modern lifestyle store with a gorgeous selection of jewelry and accessories for you and your home. Carrying lines such as Herschel, Brixton, Fjall Raven, Orla Kiely, Paddywax, Crow Canyon and more. Not only do we pride ourselves on our top-notch customer service but, also provide complimentary gift wrapping for all your holiday gifts and treasures. We are also a dog-friendly shopping destination, year-round! We welcome you to step into our cozy, uniquely curated boutique where everyone is welcome. We are open every day!We love to see your beautiful face in person, but if you can't make it visit our new online shop at http://www.queenofheartsandmodernlove.com! Hours: Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Wednesday 11 AM - 6 PM Thursday - Saturday 11 AM - 8 PM
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5 Responses to We Could be Heroes

  1. Kimberly says:

    I’ve been looking for that romper. Where did you find it?

  2. Hi! We carry it at our store, Queen of Hearts. You can get it at our store at 222 Westminster St in Providence RI, or visit our brand new online store at http://www.queenofheartsandmodernlove.com. We have it in teal now too!

  3. Kimberly says:

    Thank you so much for replying back so fast. I went to your site and I noticed that you’re out of the large. Do you have a large in the store and if so do you take over the phone orders. I live in Georgia.

  4. We do have it in the store! We can do a phone order or you can let me know when you’re ready to purchase it and I will add it to the website, which will be a little more fluid. Email me at Nori@QueenofHeartsandModernLove.com and let me know what you’d like to do!

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