Showing posts from March, 2014

A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Update 3/31/14.

Vintage Mod Dress - Abstract Geometric Print Mini Dress - Size Medium

Vintage Green Chevron Printed Dress - Size Small / Medium

Vintage Yellow Dress and Cape - Size X-Small / Small

Vintage Red Striped Dress - Size Medium / LargeThis week's batch of new vintage at A Wild Tonic is here and it's relatively small. I had a busy week, and by the time Sunday rolled around, I just wanted to relax and drink wine and watch "True Detective" over and over. So I only listed four items, and I'm totally okay with that. I'm just one person! Today was thrifting day and I scored a bunch of great dresses, blouses, and silky robes. Excited to get them in the shop next weekend!

Catching Up.

You may have noticed that there was no shop preview post this week. My lovely sister Erica (who is also my pro bono shop model, most of the time) was unavailable to shoot this week, but we will be able to get a shoot in tomorrow morning, which means the usual Sunday shop update will still happen. Sundays are my catch-up days, when I do everything I didn't have time to do during the week. And if I get it all done quick enough, I reward myself with day-drinking in Asbury Park. In related news, I've been working like crazy and staying out late most nights, drinking beer and hanging out with cats. I might be burning myself out, but I'll sleep when I'm dead. Hope you're having a great weekends, my dears.

WEARING • White Witch.

Today I'm channeling Stevie Nicks, the White Witch on "AHS: Coven". No, my Coven obsession hasn't gone away. Deal with it. B) I scored this Betsey Johnson dress at Goodwill the other day. I'm not quite sure if it's vintage, so I'll have to keep it for myself. The velvet dress underneath is supposed to be for the shop, too, but that might not happen. ;)

sunglasses: Cross My Heart Hope To Die Sunglasses 9128 c/o ZeroUV
lace dress: Betsey Johnson via Goodwill
velvet dress: vintage via Goodwill
boots: Forever 21, borrowed from Erica

Customer Appreciation Photos!

"Adventure Awaits" print from Wanderlust Print Co. and this adorable baby art from A Wild Tonic Vintage. Thanks for sharing, Olivia and Victoria! ♥

A Wild Giveaway • Win a "Beyonce is my Spirit Animal" Mug and a Wanderlust Print!

It's giveaway time again! This time, I'm partnering up with my dear friend Jenn from Blue Butterfly Vintage/The Silver Spider to giveaway a Wanderlust Print Co. print and a "Beyonce is my Spirit Animal" mug (you may remember my post in which I raved about my mug last week)! One winner will be randomly chosen on 4/15/14 to win their choice of print from WPC and a mug. Maximum 4 comments per entrant. Sorry, but this giveaway is open in the United States only. Good luck!

TO ENTER (leave a separate comment for each entry, with a way to contact you):
• Follow Blue Butterfly Vintage on Instagram (bluebutterflyvintage)
• Follow Blue Butterfly Vintage on Twitter (bbvintage)
• Follow A Wild Tonic on Instagram (awildtonic)
• Follow Wanderlust Print Co. on Instagram (wanderlustprintco)

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

A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Update 3/24/14.


How to Wear Vintage • Simply Spring.


Last Chance Sale Reminder!

A quick update on the last chance sale: I started the sale on December 5th, which means some of the listings will expire starting April 5th. Once these items expire, I cannot say for certain if or when they'll be back in the shop. SO that means if you have your eye on something, you should snag it now before it's too late! Remember you can make an offer on one or more items; the more you buy the more you save! Check out the shop and have a happy Saturday! :D

A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 3/21/14.

This week's shop preview is here! And yes, that first photo is a full-length romper with a topless lady pattern. Not only do we have vintage that I found on my weekly thrifting trip, but some select pieces from my personal collection are going up in the shop this Sunday, too! This is only a little bit of what's coming; there's plenty more on the way--bags, shoes, and more! If you'd like, you can add A Wild Tonic to your Etsy favorites, and follow along on Twitter 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 Have a wonderful weekend, my darlings! ♥

Springtime Sgroppini! • A Sgroppino Recipe.

Happy first day of Spring, y'all! Warm times are finally OFFICIALLY on the horizon! To celebrate, I've got a delicious adaptation of the classic Italian cocktail, Sgroppino. Sgroppino (originally from Venice) is a refreshing drink consisting of vodka, prosecco and lemon gelato. I based my cocktails on this recipe from Food Network.

1 cup prosecco
2 tablespoons chilled vodka
1/3 cup frozen sorbet
1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh mint leaves

I used Skinny Girl prosecco because that's what I had in my fridge. You can alter the amount of vodka, prosecco, or sorbet to your taste. Garnish with fruit and start drinking! I used flavored vodka and different flavors of sorbet to make each drink. The combinations I used are: Blueberry vodka + Lemon sorbet, Gummy vodka + Raspberry sorbet, Vanilla vodka + Orange sorbet (HI, IT'S A CREAMSICLE), and Regular vodka + Rainbow sorbet. The creamsicle was probably my favorite, and I'll probably be drinking it all spring/summer. C…