Semi-Annual Sale Faves

Hey Dolls! We here at Queen of Hearts and Modern Love are here to deliver you some wonderful news in the midst of this dreary, sleepy weepy January: we are having a GIANT SEMI-ANNUAL SALE ’til Sunday, meaning that you have FOUR DAYS to get your paws onto a glowing selection of clothes, jewelry, hats, bags, wallets, backpacks, bralettes, and shoes!

Here is where I will discuss a few of my many favorite items in the “sale section”, which currently covers the majority of the sales floor. This was a tough decision to make.

It was love at first sight between me and The Sheila Bag from Hobo (in Jasper, pictured below. As in, I removed it lovingly from the delivery box and was immediately starry-eyed.


Its gorgeous green color caught my eye, its hefty size and build was an excellent fit for the excessive amount of items I carry (potentially even a laptop?!), and upon looking at the floral lining (signature to Hobo products), I was simply sold. Sheila is on sale for $238.40, 20% off of its original price!

Another favorite is the darling Seams Like These Cami from Free People.


Typically, I *really* dislike wearing camis, especially in hot weather. Adding an extra layer of clingy spandex-like fabric isn’t a good feeling, and not many of them are cute or stylish enough to wear on their own. Fortunately for me (and you), Free People has adorable tank tops, and we have a number of them in-store! This one somewhat of a cross between a cami and a sleeveless top – the material is thin and strechy, but the straps are thick, the front is button-down, and the buttons are close enough together not to burst at the seams, even for myself and all my busty lady pals out there. It gives off a lovely corset-y, victorian shapewear vibe, it can be layered or not layered, and it is on sale for $29.99!

Next, we are going to keep our heads nice and warm with the loveliest magenta velvet turban from Voodoo Vixen:


AND it’s $9.60. Who could say no to looking like a luxurious vintage winter angel with minimal effort? Not me.

And here is where I wrap this up on an extra cozy note, with the Homie Home Cardigan from Hem & Thread. I love this sweater because it makes me feel like an actual teddy bear. I’m not even sure it’s right to consider it a “cardigan” because of how comfortable and versatile it is.



I enjoy pairing this with other whites, browns, beiges, and hints of color (pink is particularly nice). I would typically wear this out on those *not-too-hot-not-too-cold* days, where I can comfortable wear this with a scarf over a turtleneck. It is also great to wear to bed on super cold days, or to bundle up in, or to use as a blanket. It is truly a showstopper, and for $29.99!

These gems, and so, so many more are on sale in-store ’til Sunday! Come in and check ’em out! Try ’em on! Get styled by me or one of my fellow Queen of Hearts Babes! Do it up, dolls.

<3 Alex

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Air Plants 101

Air plants are awesome. Unlike a pet or babies (which we do love as well!) , these little living creatures are low maintenance, cheap, and noiseless! Here at Queen of Hearts we carry a year-round stock of these wonder plants for only $4.95 a pop. Here are some go-to tips for caring for your little friend.51RE3stAC4L

  • Air plants love bright light, but not super hot direct sunlight.
  • They prefer to be in a dry place with good circulation. Don’t leave your air plant in a super humid area like near the shower, because they might get soggy and rot.
  • Once a week, toss them into a bath of clean water for an hour or more. Be nice and use rain, spring, filtered or bottled water, not tap water with lots of chemicals.
  • If your air plant lives in a very hot and dry place, you may soak them in water for 3-4 hours – but don’t submerge them completely or they’ll drown.
  • If your air plant has pretty flowers when you go to soak them, make sure you don’t submerge the flowers underwater.
  • When you remove your air plants from their water bath, make sure to shake them out and let them dry upside down before putting them back into their homes.
  • If the leaves start to close up, it means the plant wants to be soaked for longer.

Another awesome thing you can do to take your air plant to the next level is to create a terrarium. We have everything you need to make one of these little homes for your air plant, including hanging glass orbs , crystals, stones , and sand. Together they make the perfect centerpiece for any room. You can buy one of our pre-made ones for $24.95 , or you can choose your own crystal, plant, and holder to make your very own custom one!






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A Face To Be Reckoned With

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Greetings and Happy New Year from your blogger on behalf of all the dolls here at Queen of Hearts and Modern Love! Resolutions are a funny thing – I have many for 2018, but for the purpose of this post being a readable length, I will share only one with you all today.

It is…*fierce drumroll*… to experiment with makeup a lot. Like, a lot. To not wear the same face every day, as I have done for the past four years. To change up my makeup look once a week instead of once a year. Seems like a silly thing for a New Years Resolution, as it would probably be more productive and sentimental to say that my resolution is to, say, value friendships more, or do more good deeds, or stop eating chocolate every day. Those are resolutions, but damn, all I really want is to establish 2018 as a year of shameless self-expression and colorful glamour.

It is no secret that I am still mastering the art of makeup documentation (that can be another New Years Resolution), but this is a slight twist on my default makeup face, which involves a *crucial* moisturizing, some light foundation, brushing and filling in the brows, a sweep of mascara, and a thick smattering of lipstick. Today, I’ve added two Modern Love Cosmetics Shadows to the mix – Denim and Gold Minx, because blue and gold are a match made in heaven.

As we transition into (hypothetical) nighttime, I decide that jazzing it up even more is a good way to go:

Colorful eyeshadows are your best friend on flashy occasions. While combining a statement eye with a statement lip has been a faux pax since the beginning of time, I think that we are finally entering an age where people are unafraid to step into unexplored territory, as I plan on doing with this look on New Years Eve. Here, I honor Prince, as I strive to do each day, with the aptly named Purple Reign Liquid Matte Lipstick. I combine it with a sweep of “Whatever” eyeshadow, in a positively smashing orange.

All of the cosmetics listed above are available here in the store as part of our Modern Love Cosmetics collection. Also included in-store are an array of lip glosses, gel eyeliner, and mascara. There are makeup wipes and sampling applicators, so come in, try on all the shades (separately or at the same time), and ask advice from one of our makeup savvy salesgals, because your NYE sparkle is truly a force to be reckoned with.

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Candles and Nostalgia ~ Holiday Reflections


We here at Queen of Hearts and Modern Love are stocked all the way up on holiday goods – sweaters, fingerless gloves, stocking stuffers, Santa dog toys, retro kitchenware, and an astounding amount of candles. Truly, wildly astounding.

As our dear supervisor, Amanda had wisely pointed out earlier in the day, our sense of smell is the sense which most evokes nostalgia. As the holiday season approaches and the cold weather makes us all feel a bit more pensive and vulnerable than usual, I thought it’d be a great time to talk about some of my favorite holiday scents here at the shop, and the wholesome memories that they bring me back to.


I am first going to highlight a staple from The Soap & Paper Factory, the Roland Pine. Musky, warm, and a perfect alternative to smelling a real Christmas tree in your own home, Roland Pine is nostalgic in the most straightforward wintry manner. Taking a whiff of Roland is a lot like standing outside before the first snow of December, smelling the indescribable scent of snow, and thinking, “yes, it is that time again”. The best part: not only do we carry the 9.5 oz. candle, but we also have a packed supply of votives, a votive set, a room diffuser kit, an incense kit, and a bar of shea butter soap. Something for every pine lover in Providence!


My indoor winter mood differs from my outdoor winter mood greatly, and while Roland Pine makes me long for warm in-doorsy times, and Paddywax’s White Woods and Mint brings me to the middle of the woods on a crisp and cloudy day. It smells like the woods, with a note of minty freshness.


Paddywax’s potent and lovely Tobacco and Patchouli candle smells like my childhood Italian household in the evening, when dinner is being finished and wine is being opened. The scent of fragrant and charming potpourri fills the room, and I wonder what potpourri actually is after all. This candle is sweet, and not harsh at all, despite what having “tobacco” in its name might suggest. In fact, it is the perfect balance of sweetness and musk, with a hint of woodsiness. It is cozy, in short.

All three of these candles, and many more, are available in-store and online at! Find out which scent makes you or a loved one feel the most joyful and nostalgic, or just which one you think smells the best.

Written By: Alex Pizzuti

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Cherry Bombe: an Inspiring Woman in the Streets & the Kitchen


Truly, nothing feels better than settling down for a cozy evening at home after a long day taking the streets of Providence in glorious vintage inspired garb. Give that comfy evening of yours some zest by playing some of your favorite classic background tunes and cooking a meal using a recipe from one 100+ of the most rad and inspiring women in food, featured in The Cherry bombe Cookbook by Kerry Diamond & Claudia Wu, pictured below.


At a first glance, the designer in me was thrilled by this cookbook, because – hello, look at the cleanliness and simplicity of this lush color palette. The design remains consistent throughout, featuring carefully-constructed food photography in multiple hues of pink and pastel.

Fortunately, the badass Italian lady chef in me was just as pleased as my inner-designer upon seeing culinary trailblazers such as Nigella Lawson, Padma Lakshmi, and Karlie Kloss (I didn’t even know she cooked!) among the featured writers. There is a massive range of recipes and stories packed into 244 pages of pure loveliness.

But wait, there’s more. Let’s talk about my outfit that I was wearing in the aforementioned strut across the Downtown Providence.


We redheads (natural and artificial), should all understand the importance the perfect green article of clothing – red and green are opposites on the color wheel, meaning that they are complimentary, or, in simpler terms, make each other POP! The Clara Top from Voodoo Vixen is glorious in every way. Aside from its color, The Clara has a built-in neck tie, features a unique half sleeve, and its neckline falls in the *perfect* spot. Wearing this top, newly stocked by the folks here at Queen of Hearts and Modern Love, makes me feel like a glamorous 1960s Cherry Bombe whether I’m out on the town or getting cozy in the kitchen.

Written by: Alex Pizzuti

Photos by Karen!

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A Look That Is Timeless


   Fashion Queen

We think of things as predictable but with this dress it screams elegance. Wearing it made me feel like an editor of a magazine in New York. You know those ladies who walk with their head higher than their heels? Yeah those ladies, it almost felt like I was the Nubian queen.  Nobody could touch me. You hear cars, the sound of people’s footsteps (click clack click clack), and cell phone conversations about how their assistant is late with their coffee. This was only a dream not reality. Taxi! It was better than that. I felt like I was walking to a business meeting to present about self expression and how fashion makes me feel in control. Self control is power of choice and choosing to wear this wonderful vibrant green dress to express sophisticated yet a feminine touch that will look great on all women made me feel powerful. Stop Staring! You can’t take the feel of such a vintage outbreak away from me. Ladies, take it from me. I am the fashion queen.


                         All a Girl Needs in a World of Accessories

Every girl needs a clutch! This hobo clutch is handcrafted from the finest materials, Gives your outfit a unique signature. Perfect for a classy date or even a night out with the girls, pairing it with a lovely floral dress or even a pair of pants, classic button up and the Jay Heel.  You can accessorize this clutch any way you’d like weather it’s a business statement or a classy statement. Get yourself a Hobo clutch in any and every color blues, pinks, reds, silvers, there are options ladies!


Blue Jays

            Walking in a pair of shoes is one thing but walking in a pair of restricted heels is another. It’s more than just a heel it’s an astonishing piece of block to balance this art we call the Jay. Suede and a little bit of plaid in the inside to call out classic, perfect for any time of day. Stepping foot in these felt like the heat of the sun when it’s cold. Ever bought a pair of heels that is the perfect fit, no pain? Me either. This heel assures comfort; almost feels like you’re walking on cotton but just better. You won’t be able to resist this wonderful shape of a heel. The best way to strut is with the perfect heel and accessory. The little things are what mean the most.

Photos by: Annie Schisler

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