4.24.2014

WEARING • Fleurs.

WEARING • Fleurs.
WEARING • Fleurs.
WEARING • Fleurs.
WEARING • Fleurs.
WEARING • Fleurs.
WEARING • Fleurs.
WEARING • Fleurs.
WEARING • Fleurs.
WEARING • Fleurs.

Earlier this week, I ate pizza, drank wine, and made floral crowns with my good friend Diana. She is practically a professional at crown-making (and she's moderately obsessed with flowers right now, real or fake, hence our overuse of #fleurs), and she gave me quite a few tips. I love how mine came out! I'm wearing it to a party on Saturday night, so expect to see it all over Instagram. Haha! ;) Hope you're all having a great week. ★ Don't forget to use code MILESTONE for an additional 15% off all items in the vintage shop! ★

glasses: Derek Cardigan via Coastal.com
vest: DIY here!
tank: Forever 21, super old (similar)
jeans: Gap (similar)
sandals: Target (similar)
tote: Tumbleweeds Handcraft
pins: elephants from Wildfell Hall on Etsy (similar), Brand New from a show in high school, "Bullshit" found at a flea market in Florida

4.23.2014

Five Tips for Finding the Perfect Pair of Jeans.

Five Tips for Finding the Perfect Pair of Jeans.

"Shopping for jeans" is a phrase that can invoke fear into the hearts of many. Even I, an avid thrifter who loves to spend hours perusing and scouring stores for the best finds, will generally avoid the denim section. Currently, I own four pairs of jeans, in two styles, from one store. One is a jegging and the other three are basic, mid-rise, dark-wash jeans. The reason I have three pairs of the same style is because I believe in the phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." ;) If you are in the market for some new designer jeans, here are some tips for finding the perfect pair like I did! (Also, feel free to leave more tips in the comments, if you think I omitted something important or if you have tips for shopping for mens jeans.)

1. First and foremost, find the style that works with your body. Ignore what is trendy and wear what makes you look (and more importantly feel) good. Try asking your lady friends or relatives what is their favorite pair of women's jeans. I found out about my favorite style from my friend Meg! Things to consider--do you prefer bootcut jeans? Skinny jeans? Ripped jeans? High, low, or mid-rise?

2. Choose quality over quantity. Invest in solid, well-constructed denim jeans, even if they are a little pricey. They will last you so much longer than a cheapo pair from some fast fashion shop in the mall. True Religion Brand Jeans offers tons of different styles, definitely worth checking out.

3. Since there is no industry standard for sizing, memorize your measurements and ignore the "sizes". I work in a clothing store, and I often see women passing on buying a pair of jeans because the size is one or two sizes higher than their usual size, even if the pants look great! It's a shame that we can be so easily ruled by the number on the tag. Ditch that idea, ladies!

4. Consider jeans with stretch for a better fit, especially if you are in between sizes. Also remember to have your jeans hemmed. It only costs a few bucks and you look so much more put-together in a proper length.

5. "I don't rely on mirrors, so I always take Polaroids." Wise words from Cher Horowitz. Grab a friend or a self-timer app and get a better look at how great your butt looks in those new jeans!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored, but all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting those who support this blog. :)

4.22.2014

WEARING • Easter!

WEARING • Easter!
WEARING • Easter!
WEARING • Easter!
WEARING • Easter!
WEARING • Easter!

Holidays in our house are never dull, and Easter this year was no exception. We had about 15 people over, which is a much lower number than usual. As always my mom cooked an amazing meal, complete with a modified Easter egg hunt. She really is the best. I don't know how I'll ever live up to her when it comes to hosting a holiday dinner.

ME:
glasses: Derek Cardigan via Coastal.com
tulip blouse: in the shop now (similar)
velvet dress: vintage via Goodwill (similar)
shoes: Moosehide Driving Mocs c/o Minnetonka

ERICA:
dress: Pac Sun (similar)
flip flops: Old Navy

4.21.2014

A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Update 4/21/14.


Vintage Circle Sunglasses - Round Tortoise Shell Sunnies - 1970s Sunglasses


Vintage Yellow Dress - Pale Yellow Shirt Dress - Size Medium / Large


Vintage Victor Costa Dress - Black Dress with Floral Print - Size Medium / Large


Vintage Yellow Robe - Floral Print Robe - NWT - Size Medium


Vintage Floral Robe - Teal Blue Robe with Tropical Flower Print

New vintage at A Wild Tonic! Again, this time due to the Easter holiday craziness, this isn't a full update. I cannot let this become a habit. No matter what, I need to stick to my schedule! After Easter celebrations yesterday (more on that tomorrow), I went to watch "Game of Thrones" with some friends. After the show, my friend Diana and I spent about four hours talking and amping each other up about life and business and goals and all that good stuff. Glad to have like-minded friends who can keep each other in check! :)

4.20.2014

How to Wear Vintage • Happy Easter!

How to Wear Vintage • Happy Easter!

Vintage Tulip Blouse - Size Small / Medium / Large
Vintage High Waisted Shorts - Vintage Orange Shorts
SALE - Vintage Brown Leather Loafers - Dark Brown Leather Bass Shoes - Size 6.5
SALE - Vintage Shell Necklace - Purple and White Shell Statement Necklace

Happy Easter to those who celebrate! I showed my mom this blouse I bought for the shop a few weeks ago, and she immediately told me I "just haaad to" wear it for Easter. Thankfully(?) it hasn't sold yet, so I'm wearing it today! I'm excited to eat a lot and relax a lot. Also: Peeps. Thank goodness this blouse is forgiving. ;)

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