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A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 2/28/14.

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Hooray, it's Friday! Though, in reality "Friday" means nothing to me anymore. It used to mean no school or work for two whole days, but now it's just another day. That's depressing. Forget I said anything! Anyway, here's this week's vintage preview. This week we've got some pretty dresses, a leather cropped jacket, some deadstock boots, and more! Why don't you go ahead and add the shop to your favorites? You should also probably follow along on Twitter (if you don't already) because Twitter followers are the first to know about new listings! If you have any questions or want to reserve any of the items in the photos above, email me at awildtonic@gmail.com. Have a beautiful weekend, friends! ♥

WEARING • Weekend at Bernie's.

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Oh, sweet Sunday. What I wouldn't give to time-travel back to Sunday right now. Why? Today it's snowing and the low is going to be 1°; Sunday was 57° and sunny. That's why. I've been enjoying spending a lot of time in Asbury Park lately, so when my sister suggested we get brunch at a place called Johnny Mac's, I obviously agreed. What we didn't know is that Johnny Mac's isn't so much a "brunch restaurant" as it is a "bar that serves omelettes and pizza." This place has kitschy decor, free pizza with every (cheap) drink you buy, and awesome music. We had so much fun that we stayed there for about 7 hours. WHAT? Then we left and made tattoo appointments. Solid sister day. We're planning on going every Sunday from now until forever.

Also, this post is titled "Weekend at Bernie's" because I look like an extra from that movie. That is all.

sunglasses: Tumbleweeds Handcraft
top and tooled leather bag: vintage / Goodwill
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Nibnaks!

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Two of my current obsessions: Nibnaks and my bkr bottle. You might remember last month I posted about Nibnaks and how they are the perfect healthy, on-the-go snack. Well after a few more weeks of sampling them, I stand by what I said. They are so tasty and I feel so much better eating Nibnaks versus some junk-food snack. I've also been drinking water like crazy. I've never been a big water-drinker (I prefer Arnold Palmers) but I heard (on the internet, so it's gotta be true) that it takes 3 weeks to form new habits, so here's hoping that "drinking more water" sticks. There are only 21 days until spring and 114 until summer, and girlfriend is trying to look good on the beach, so you know I'll be making healthier choices like this for a while. At least until Memorial Day Weekend when I eat my weight in hot dogs. ;)

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Sweaty Betty!

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Admittedly, I'm not the healthiest person on the block. See #iamgross on my Instagram if you need an example. However, lately I have been taking steps towards being healthier. I have been stationary biking and jump roping (jumping rope?) some nights when I'm not too tired, and I'm dipping back into yoga after a few years of laziness. I even downloaded an app called "30 Day Ab Challenge" (I'm on day two and I'm already hurting), because summer is coming and I plan on being at the beach very often. This being a fashion/lifestyle and not-actually-fitness blog, I'm here to talk about activewear. I think the only actual workout apparel that I currently own is a ratty old sports bra and a pink Adidas zip-up that I bought when I was in high school. Anything else I wear to work out in is either old college sweatpants or band t-shirts. So now I'm looking to Sweaty Betty for something new!

First of all, how great is the name "Sweaty Betty"? I just…

A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Update 2/24/14.

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A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 2/21/14.

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New vintage! Getcha new vintage he-ah! Here's a little sneaky peek of some seriously swoon-worth vintage coming to the shop this weekend. We've got patterned dresses, baby sweaters, fabulous loungewear, overalls, and more! Why don't you go ahead and add the shop to your favorites? You should also probably follow along on Twitter (if you don't already) because Twitter followers are the first to know about new listings! If you have any questions or want to reserve any of the items in the photos above, email me at awildtonic@gmail.com. Have a beautiful weekend, friends! ♥

WEARING • #crazyhairdontcare.

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Guys, I'm so happy. A Wild Tonic is coming back from the dead. As you may know, the vintage shop has been on mega-clearance-blowout-sale for the last few months while I figured some things out. This week is a new beginning. All the vintage in the shop currently will stay on sale (all items <$30!) forever, but new vintage will be added at regular price, once a week/every week, from here on out.

I was feeling inspired over the weekend, so I put together a whole new schedule for myself. My bananas work schedule made it a little complicated, but I think if I slowly ease back into the vintage-selling lifestyle, I'll be okay. Part of that new schedule is that Mondays are my new thrifting day. I went to Goodwill this past Monday with my sister and we found some gems, including this non-vintage shirt from Target and a children's Disney sweatshirt for her to wear on an upcoming trip, not to mention some pretty vintage dresses and a Diane von Furstenberg robe! If I can manage to …