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shop crush • Faces and Faces

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My pal Nicole from Coco Maria recently opened up a new Etsy shop, Faces and Faces , and really -- how freaking cute is it? Seriously, go look. I asked Nicole a few questions about the shop, and I'd like to share her answers with you here. Thank you, Nicole! :) Her inspiration : The reason I started this shop was probably just because I wanted to a way to be creative. I generally channel my creativity into writing, but I've been struggling with it a lot lately. I still wanted a way to be creative and make something, though. I decided to start making little felt author figures, not only because I am a crazy person, but because I love literature too (but probably mostly because I'm a crazy person). And as I was finishing up Edgar Allan Poe's facial features, I thought it would be cool to stop where I was and make face brooches instead of figures, this way I (and others) could wear my favorite authors around. Thus, Faces and Faces was born (though it certainly took me wa

introducing • frames!

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Vintage frames are now available to accompany prints from the Wanderlust Print collection in the A Wild Tonic Etsy shop .

a little cooler.

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The last few days have been a little cooler than the days before, and I am quite happy about it. As you may know, I'm not the hugest fan of summer and/or ridiculous heat, but this sunny yet breezy weather is fine by me. I love this sweater that I got from my internship, because it's just warm enough to shield me from strong breezes and air conditioning, but not too heavy. I tied it up since it's longer in front than my dress, which gave me a really weird silhouette. I don't care that much though; it kinda looks like I'm wearing a hoop skirt. Haha! ;) Anyhow, I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed today. I think it's because of something that happened last night at Frank's. He was putting some clothes away, and I noticed just how simple and minimal his room is. His closet isn't stuffed with clothes, there aren't a bunch of storage bins under his bed, and there aren't piles of vintage to be listed next to his dresser. I like to be a minimal person

nautical blues.

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Not much to talk about today except I love this crazy bangle from Inpink, and although it doesn't really match with my blouse, I wore it anyway! Also, I still can't get over how much I downright adore my new glasses. P.S. Click over to the collection of accessories giveaway and see if you're the winner! what I'm wearing • blouse: vintage, via Goodwill | jeans: Gap | moccasins: Minnetonka, via Goodwill glasses: Derek Cardigan via Coastal.com | satchel: Adventurer Vintage | bracelet: Inpink , via a gift card from TxSC

music monday: Fleetwood Mac - "The Chain"

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sponsor a wild tonic in july!

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Hey friends! Hope you had a lovely weekend! I wanted to let you know that I'm currently accepting blog sponsors for July. Check out my sponsorship page for more info. :)

neon and stripes and neon.

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This is one of my favorite outfits that's ever been posted on the ole blog. I saw the "Lettuce Turnip The Beet" shirt in an Etsy Finds email a few weeks ago and had to have it. I'm not one to let a good pun fall by the wayside. I thought wearing the neon tank with a neon purse might be a bit too much, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. I wore this out to a bar on Friday with Frank and some friends and had a little too much fun if you know what I mean. Saturday at the internship was rough, as evidenced here . Haha! what I'm wearing • tank: coup on Etsy | skirt: Victoria's Secret (previously seen here and here ) flats: Urban Outfitters (previously seen here ) | glasses: Derek Cardigan via Coastal.com neon satchel: Cambridge Satchel Company (previously seen here , here , here , here , and here )

current obsession: instaglasses.

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From Instaglasses.com : "Life is beautiful, any way you see it. Don't miss a second of it with our eyewear, featuring various filtered lenses. Instaglasses: Filters for Real Life." I don't want any fancy filtered lenses. I just want a pair of glasses with the rainbow in the middle. Judge away. ;) Image source .

CLOSED! • a wild giveaway • win this lulu's dress!

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Hey, friends! I have another fun giveaway for you today. One lucky winner will win this dress from Lulu's in size large! Here's a link to the dress on the Lulu's site: Bow Tied for First Taupe & Coral Strapless Dress . Please note: This giveaway is not endorsed by Lulu's. The dress was given to me at an event and doesn't suit me. :( There are four ways to enter. Leave a separate comment for each entry, please. Any links you'll need can be found on the left sidebar. • Follow the blog via Blogger or Bloglovin' • Follow on Twitter • Tweet a link to the giveaway and be sure to mention @awildtonic • Pin the image above on Pinterest and link it to this post Don't forget to include a way to contact you in case you win! One winner will receive the Bow Tied for First Taupe & Coral Strapless Dress from Lulu's in size large. Anyone worldwide can enter. The winner will be chosen on Sunday, July 8th . Good luck! UPDATE: The winner of the dress i

DIY • tattoo fund jar.

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Heads up--I totally yoinked this idea from the lovely Kyla Roma . I am not taking credit for the idea, and if you want to see her original post, go here: Crafty Budgeting & My Tattoo Fund ! I've talked a bit about my tattoos , and I will be talking about them more over the next few weeks. I have a fairly large and elaborate tattoo planned as a birthday gift to myself, but since I'm not rich, I have to start saving for it a bit early. I have about 86 days until my birthday, and if my tattoo costs $400 (an over-exaggeration), that means I need to save about $4.65 per day. I decided to create this "Tattoo Fund" jar from an idea I got from Kyla Roma (see above). I think it'll be a kinda fun way to save my pennies. I've already thrown in twenty bucks and a penny I found on my front lawn, so I'm like half-way there, right? ;) To make a similar jar: get a jar, some glue, and a print-out of whatever you'd like. I used washi tape and a sharpie to actual

feeling summery.

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Guys, it's hot. I was outside for about eight minutes earlier today and I thought my skin was falling off. Obviously, it's not that bad, I think I'm just not meant for this. After I got out of my internship last night, I rushed to Frank's trying to beat sunset so Frank could take outfit shots for me. I got there faster than last time , but still not fast enough because these shots are a bit blurry. Oh well, you get the idea. It's a simple outfit anyway. I'm pretty much always wearing these Gap jeans and Minnetonka moccasins when I'm at my internship. Comfort is key; slightly boring, but key. The tank, nail polish, and lipstick made me feel extra-summery, though! Frank had this delicious pulled chicken sandwich and a double bottle of white wine waiting for me when I arrived. Bless him. We ate and watched a few episodes of "Breaking Bad" with one of his roommates before I passed out. A solid Tuesday, I'd say. what I'm wearing • tank: Forev

some Disney love.

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NERD ALERT. A. How fierce is Ms. Jolie in this shot of her as Maleficent? The movie "Maleficent," a re-imagining of "Sleeping Beauty" told from the witch's point of view à la "Wicked," won't be released for a while, but this has certainly whetted my appetite. And I don't even really like Angelina Jolie! (Image via ScreenRant.com ; edited by me.) B. These two trailers. "Monsters University" and "Wreck It Ralph" are two new flicks that I cant wait for. Sully is using a Polaroid! I love it! C. How cute is this illustration of Merida from "Brave"? I'm hoping to see it this weekend, though I read some poor reviews. :( Click the image for the source. /NERD ALERT

overcoming stage fright.

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These photos are over a month old. They somehow ended up in the depths of iPhoto, lost and lonely..until today. Speaking of lost and lonely, every since I was in elementary school, I've had incredible stage fright. I blame it on this one performance I was a part of in (maybe) second grade, in which I accidentally sang the first verse of a song, right after another girl sang the first verse and I was supposed to sing the second. I've always been a very outgoing person, but something about getting up in front of people to speak/sing/dance/act/whatever scares the heck out of me. There's a fine line around the perimeter of my comfort zone. Last month, Kim , Erica , her boyfriend, and I went to one of Frank's cover band's shows. A good time was had, as usual. This time, the guys decided to put out a book with a selection of songs and lyrics, so some of the bar patrons could sing. Erica's boyfriend was the first to volunteer (go Rich!), Kim sang with our friend Elena,

reminder • pre-summer five dollar sale ends wednesday!

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A few friendly reminders! The pre-summer five dollar sale will end on Wednesday night, so make sure to head over to the shop and buy anything you've had your eye on ASAP. I've included just a handful of the sale items below. Click on the photo to go directly to the listing. Also, don't forget to enter the the collection of accessories giveaway , which ends on Sunday, June 24th. :)