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WEARING • Gypsy Warrior Party in Hoboken!

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Two weeks ago(?) I was lucky enough to attend the Gypsy Warrior party at Room 84 in Hoboken, celebrating the opening of their new shop. I picked up my event-going accomplice, Maria from Little Tree, we grabbed some coffee and headed north. The party was super fun, and we got to hang out with some old friends (Hey, Lauren!) and new. I attended this party right around the time I read "#GIRLBOSS" by Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal fame, and between the two I was so motivated and inspired. I love seeing women create these empires, and it gives me hope for my business-future. High fives all around! Also, we got gift bags from the party (my favorite piece of swag is a dope-ass mood ring) and pizza afterwards, so the entire night was a win.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I wore the same dress to work and to the party. I switched out my jeans, sweater, and mocs for a vintage sequined blazer, heels, and some fun jewelry. Above is a little day-to-night comparison. I wish I got a …

WEARING • Saved from the Goodwill Bag.

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My weekly trips to Goodwill are for buying, not donating. However, my family and I donate in big batches 3-4 times a year. In the meantime, I keep a bag in my closet of "things to donate" whenever the bag gets full. I pulled this sweater out of that bag the other day and said out loud, "Am I CRAZY?" I bought it at Urban ages ago and I'm so glad it never actually made it to the donation bin. Other than this insane sweater, this is a fairly basic outfit. I wore it to work during the day before the Gypsy Warrior party a few weeks ago (more on that tomorrow). Wearing a dress with jeans was a major throwback, that's for sure. Also, I can't believe I'm only getting around to posting these photos now. Between Memorial Day weekend and my crazy work schedule, life has been a blur. I know some of you feel me.

In other news, new prints are coming to Wanderlust Print Co. very very soon. Get excited! :D

sunglasses: gift from a friend
sweater: Urban Outfitters
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Wanderlust Print Co.'s First Birthday!

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It's Wanderlust Print Co.'s first birthday, and to celebrate... all prints are on sale! Also, you can enter to win one on Instagram (@wanderlustprintco) by simply following and liking the most recent photo. Keep in mind, these babies make great gifts for dads and grads! I'm off to find some birthday cake. ;)

WEARING • My Favorite Outfit at The Soubrette Brunette!

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I'm featured over on my friend Sammi's blog, The Soubrette Brunette, today, talking about why this dress is the best dress. Check it out here: My Favorite Outfit: Lauren from A Wild Tonic

velvet dress: vintage via Goodwill
kimono top: Lulu's (similar)
earrings: vintage/were my mom's
sunglasses: Retro P3 Round Revo Lens Colorful Sunglasses 8932 c/o ZeroUV
bracelets: vintage and Forever 21
shoes: hand-me-down from a friend (similar)

Saturday Links 4.

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Yes, those are hot dog sunglasses. Yes, they are $55. Yes, I bought them anyway. Yes, I've recently started a budget. (Found here: Gasoline Glamour Hot Dog Shades)

These are gorgeous! I would love to see more diversity in Disney movies, wouldn't you? An Artist Reimagined Disney Princesses With Different Races and the Results Will Blow Your Mind

40 Albums Baby Boomers Loved That Millennials Don't Know

Good news for analog fans: Could Polaroid’s Beloved Type 55 Film Return—Only Better? One Man Wants to Make It Happen

I want to go to there: This House Hasn't Been Redecorated Since The 60s And It's For Sale

A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 5/16/14.

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Small but sweet shop preview this week, guys. Why don't you go ahead and 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 awildtonic@gmail.com. Have a wonderful weekend, my friends! ♥

WEARING • Splurge vs. Save Challenge.

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Erin from Credit Card Insider recently contacted me with a "Splurge vs. Save" challenge, and as soon as I read the email my first thought was "DUH YES!" You guys should know by now how much I love upcycling, bargains, and thrifting. One of the best things about wearing vintage or secondhand clothing is that you can find some truly unique pieces. One of the other best things is that you can find pretty common or trendy things for a fraction of the price. This burgundy velvet mini-dress is a great example of the latter. I found this little number at Goodwill a few months ago. Originally I intended on selling it in the shop, but I decided that my long-time crush on this style of dress, like this one from Nasty Gal warranted me keeping it for myself. I've worn it so many times since! Originally $78.00/now $54.60 at Nasty Gal, $3 at Goodwill. In this round of "Splurge vs. Save", I'd say "Save" wins! ;)

glasses: c/o Firmoo
necklace: c/o Inpink

Dollars For Doggies 2014!

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I'm happy to announce that I/A Wild Tonic/Wanderlust Print Co. is a part of a really great fundraising giveaway hosted by my friend Kerry. I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned it here, but Kerry and I went to college together. Years later, we found each other's blogs and were like, "HEY GIRL!" She's a great lady with a big heart for animals. She put together an amazing (seriously amazing, I wish I could enter) giveaway. You can read more about it and see all the amazing prizes over at Kerry's blog, Mustard Seed Coaching, or you can just enter below. Good luck, and thanks for supporting something so special. ♥

Here's how it works:
1. Donate a minimum of $1 to this fundraiser
2. Come back here to enter via Rafflecopter below
3. Enter in as many ways as you'd like (Instagram, bonus entries for higher amounts, etc)
4. Feel really good for helping to save the lives of so many dogs in need :)


a Rafflecopter giveaway


A Photo an Hour.

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7AM: Coffee and a donut.

8AM: Cleaning, organizing, and donating.

9AM: Blogging in the dark.

10AM: Packing orders!

11AM: Prepping some items for eBay.

12PM: A quick "lunch" break.

1PM: Prepping some items for Etsy.

2PM: A little more shipping.

3PM: Freshly showered and wearing my favorite sweatshirt of all time.

4PM: Killing some succulents and propagating others.

5PM: Waiting for the storm to roll in. This is my favorite kind of weather.

6PM: Nacho dinner.