XoJane Reader Jeanne Has Restored My Faith in Retail

Some of you might recall my brief obsession with this Missoni for Target romper, which not-too-surprisingly is sold out online and in stores. Reader Jeanne to the rescue!

Sep 28, 2011 at 4:00pm | Leave a comment

Some of you might recall my brief obsession with this Missoni for Target romper, which not-too-surprisingly is sold out online and in stores. Womp womp.

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During its brief shelf life at Target, the "Fluid Knit Romper" cost $29.99. These days this psychedlic combo of spaghetti strap and booty short is going for as much as $75 smackers on eBay. I won't link to the various clothes vultures pimping innocent raiment online because it's just not right. 

Instead of lining some early bird's pockets with my hard-earned scratch, I decided to eat the worm, take the "L" and bid farewell to my misgotten finery. Things were bleak for a minute there, people. My closet suddenly darker because the Awe-Inspiring Romper of Psychedelic Peace was missing. That is, until Jeanne showed up.

Last week, Emily forwarded me this email from xoJane reader Jeanne, my would-be clothes hero:

"I happen to be visiting my in-laws in Michigan and [the rompers are] still available here. Since I actually live in DC myself I thought I'd reach out to see if [Helena] wanted me to bring it back for her. If you don't think it's too weird can you pass this message along?"

Weird? Maybe. But a message from the getup gods? Yes, definitely. Sign me up! Also please don't kill me.

And she didn't! Jeanne and I, both shut-ins also known as work-from-home-ers, met up earlier this week at a local DC coffee shop for the drop. 

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First off, Jeanne is awesome. She knows all kinds of insidery stuff about backstage at rock concerts because she used to work for a gigantor promotion company. Also, she's a bargainista and a vet of Washington-area legend C-Mart. Jeanne likes awesomely bad movies and she thinks women are funny. Lastly, Jeanne agrees with me that men sometimes smell really really bad. That was our hour-long coffee chat in a nut shell. Basically we're besties now. 

After our tete-a-tete, I hightailed it back to headquarters, otherwise known as my bathroom mirror, to take my romper for a spin. And it. DID. NOT. DISAPPOINT.

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So here's to sartorial Samaritans like Jeanne! They spread goodwill and cheer throughout the land with kind hearts and keen fashion sense. The world is a more bespoke place because of you.