Black, White and Red All Over


How cruel that the weathermen are forecasting snow this week…masochists! Earth to it’s March! Anyway, as unwelcome as the snowflakes are, they’ll make us all the more thankful when the first warm rays grace our sun-starved bodies. Freckles will seem even lovelier than last year, our natural highlights will appear all the more radiant, and the feeling of grass between our toes will be as luxurious as a world-class spa treatment.

Now how to prepare for these days ahead, and beat the in-the-meantime blues? What better way than to put together the most lovely picnic outfit that you’ll be able to wear in just a matter of weeks? Here at Queen of Hearts and Modern Love, brand new spring dresses line our racks in anticipation…

This week our top obsession is our gorgeous Shelton dress  – with its clever geometric pattern, it gives the illusion of having a waist that’s teensy-tiny as can be. It’s colors are fresh and fabulous: black and white lines mingle with chunks of red and yellow. The sleeveless, above the knee cut is simple and adorable, and the back has a very subtle cut-out loop that is alluringly demure.

Next is our must-have handbag of the moment: the Mattie. From weekday to weekend, this gorgeous bag makes space for all your belongings and looks great doing it! Pack it with a blanket, a potato salad, a good read, a bottle of wine, and you’ll have the chicest picnic basket around!  Will go beautifully with these madly gorgeous Missy shades. Their hounds-tooth pattern in black and white goes smashingly well with the Shelton dress.

Now let’s not forget the most exciting part: we’re trading in our snow boots for heels! Make the transition smoothly in these functional, fashionable Loretta pumps. A classic tapered heel, comfortable leather lining and wide ankle buckle strap make this number charming and professional. It really pulls together the whole ensemble, and shines especially well when it’s coordinated with the Mattie bag.

Throw it all on and what do you have? An “oh, this old thing?” look if we’ve ever seen one – easy, breezy, polished and sure to make a great impression. Time to dress up and get giddy about what’s to come — see you on the picnic blanket in a few weeks, girlies!


About Queen of Hearts and Modern Love

We are Queen of Hearts, a fashion boutique featuring cool, covetable jewelry, amazingly adorable dresses, and uniquely perfect gifts in downtown Providence. A lot of our inventory is handcrafted by talented local designers and artists. We also have a little sister! Her name is Modern Love. She's a sleek, modern shoe store with a gorgeous selection of shoes, jewelry, and accessories. She's currently stocked with Frye, Irregular Choice, Poetic License, Nicole, Hue tights, We Love Colors hosiery, and many many more. We love to see your beautiful face in person, but if you can't make it visit our new online shop at!
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