Showing posts from June, 2013

How to Wear Vintage • Heating Up.

I'm not sure about where you live, but here in New Jersey it is hot! Also, humid. I'm not complaining though; these are the days I long for in the winter. I always forget about mosquito bites, though. That I could do without. Things have been busy around here lately, so I haven't gotten out of the house much. I'll be out this weekend though, for another friend's going away party. You'll likely find me in a get-up like this.

SALE - Vintage Shimmery Faux Bois Top - Gold and Shiny - Notches - Size Medium/Large - NYE
SALE - Jean Short Cutoffs - Abercrombie and Fitch Denim Cut Offs - Size 6
SALE - Vintage Woven Beach Bag
SALE - Vintage Sunglasses - Light Brown Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

Heads up! All vintage is on sale! ⚓
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Fortune Cookie Disposable Camera.

A few years ago, my friend Meg gave me an incredible Christmas present--a fortune cookie disposable camera. You snap photos just like usual, but when you have them developed, little fortune-cookie-fortunes randomly print on the bottom. I wish I'd realized that when I shot some of the photos in portrait, but it still looks cool, I think. Also, the wheel that tells you how many exposures are remaining was broken, so I couldn't tell that there were so many shots left. Erica and I snapped two in the car outside of Walmart to try and fix the wheel, but it didn't work. I still love how the blank photos look with the fortunes on them. Disposable cameras are too cool. I completely forgot about some of these moments, and I'm glad to relive them now, especially with the fortunes on them. Thanks again, Meg! ♥

New Year's Eve 2010 + New Year's Day 2011.

Friends in Brooklyn.

Literally in a bed. Weird.

Visiting Meg in Portsmouth, NH.

Good ole Honesdale, PA.

Walmart parking lot…

New in the Shop!


Vintage Steer Horns.

Last Saturday while I was doing yard work, my mom ran off to some yard sales. She came home with a few things and told me about these two sets of horns that she left behind. I couldn't believe it! My mom usually knows better. She told me to go get them myself, but I was knee-deep in leaves and weeds, plus I was super sweaty and dirty already. After a few minutes of pouting, my mom and my sister sneaked out into the car and picked them up for me! Love those ladies. I was thinking of selling them, but the more I look at them I don't think I'll be able to part with them any time soon.

PS Don't forget to enter the Ettika jewelry giveaway!

New Records.

Some new records from Goodwill. Heart and Disneyland!

DIY • Vintage Glass Succulent Planters.

Simple DIYs should be my middle name..or maybe my nickname. Like, "There goes ole Simple DIYs Lauren!" I have a few succulents and cacti in my room to liven things up, but I've kept them in their original containers. Boring and ugly, huh? This afternoon, I took a trip to Goodwill with my sister and found these two beautiful vintage glasses, one clear and one this gorgeous shade of blue. When I got home, I rinsed them out, took off the price tags, and transferred two of my plants into them. I love how they turned out! Though the best part is the cost. One was .99 and the other .36. $1.35! Amazing. Big love, as always, to Goodwill.

CLOSED! • A Wild Giveaway • Win a Bracelet or Earrings from Ettika!

For the last week, I've been collaborating with Ettika and posting outfits featuring their beautiful jewelry (Find the posts here: Necklace/Bracelet/Earrings). Today we're offering two of the items (the bracelet and earrings--don't worry, they were sanitized after being worn!) to two lucky readers. Two winners will be randomly chosen on 6/27/13 to win either the bracelet or earrings. Maximum three comments per entrant. The giveaway is open to all entrants worldwide. Good luck! :)

TO ENTER: Follow A Wild Tonic on Bloglovin' or GFC, visit Ettika, and leave comment with your favorite item.

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PS The winners of the Wanderlust print giveaway were announced. Are you a lucky winner? Click here!

Congratulations to the winners, Jenn of Blue Butterfly Vintage and Chloe of Lazy Explorers!

Summer Jewelry with Ettika • Part Three!

Today is the last day of my collaboration with Ettika. (You can find the other two posts here and here!) Quick refresher--Ettika is a globally celebrated jewelry brand catering to both men and women with their wide variety of pieces included necklaces, stack bracelets, and personalized pieces. They sent me three items of my choice, one necklace (for me to keep) and one bracelet and one pair of earrings (for me to giveaway tomorrow).

This is probably one of my favorite outfits (that I've posted here on the blog) in a while. These pants are the best thing--fun pattern and elastic waist? It's pretty much like wearing PJs in public. I wore them to my sister's graduation a few weeks ago, and before we left for the ceremony (at 6:30AM, mind you) my mom asked, "You're wearing that? They look like pajamas." And I simply replied, "Exactly."

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earrings: Gold Double Arrow Head Dangle Earring c/o Ettika

Bon Voyage!

A few Polaroid/Impossible Project shots from a party on Saturday. Have fun in Denmark, Meg!

Summer Jewelry with Ettika • Part Two!

Happy Monday, friends. I'm back with the second installment of my collaboration with Ettika. In case you missed Friday's post, Ettika sent me three items of my choice, one necklace, one bracelet, and one pair of earrings. On Friday I styled the fabulous Multi Lime Fringe Bib Necklace (which I'm keeping) and today I'm wearing this pretty brass and leather bracelet. This bracelet and the earrings that I'll be posting about on Wednesday with be given away later this week, so be sure to check back soon.

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bracelet: Brass Tribal Triangle Bar with Peach Leather and Brown-Gold Trim Bracelet c/o Ettika
glasses: c/o Firmoo
shirt: from the vintage shop; A Wild Tonic
shorts: Gap
bag: The Rusty Schwinn on Etsy
shoes: vintage