Hi, I’m Jamie

A vintage loving maker with a total sweet tooth. I wear lipstick, patterns, costumes and a whole lotta hats. I like to do one too many things at all times, and share the results right here. Stay, and you’ll see recipes, personal style, DIYs, and more. Sound good? Hooray! I’m so happy you’re here!

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Couples Costume: Oktoberfest

Couples Costume: Oktoberfest- Paint the Gown Red

I am delighted to reveal our couples costume for this year- Oktoberfest for Halloween! Apparently it’s an unspoken tradition that we dress up for another holiday on Halloween. Last year was Christmas. Regardless, It’s no secret that Nick and I like beer. We’ve been to our fair share of beer festivals across the state. At each and every festival there’s always that awesome bearded fellow rocking lederhosen. We’re very jealous of that guy. So finally we decided to do something about it and get some traditional Bavarian outfits of our own. These are those outfits.

Couples Costume: Oktoberfest- Paint the Gown Red

I’m pretty sure Nick was born to wear lederhosen. I find the entire outfit really suits him, down to the wacky socks. I will not be surprised if he begins to wear it without occasion. In fact, I’ll love it! The majority of our outfits were somewhat pricey purchases under the justification that we’ll wear them again. But not the steins. I had to search far and wide for those darn steins. Now, you can find them at most antique stores…for $100! Way too much to justify. So for the last month I’ve been a thrift store maniac. First I found my tiny stein and then one fine stein day, I found Nick’s! Are they not the perfect his and hers mugs?

Couples Costume: Oktoberfest- Paint the Gown Red

So there you have it! Out costumes are complete and ready for Halloween, with a week to spare! Hooray! I like being early. What about you? Are your costumes done and hung or are you waiting until the night before? No judgement!

Nick's Outfit: Lederhosen Ebay, Shirt Kohl's, Shoes Vivo Barefoot, Stein Thrifted

My Outfit: Dirndl Set Ebay, Shoes Miss L Fire, Flower Crown Handmade, Stein Thrifted

It's LA Beer Week!

LA Beer Week- Paint the Gown Red

And Saturday was the kickoff festival! Naturally Nick and I made our way down to Chinatown to get our beer on. There were over 35 craft breweries from all over California set up in the middle of Chinatown Plaza. It was a pretty awesome setting with colorful buildings and swinging red lanterns overhead. The weather was perfect and the crowds totally manageable. Maybe the first time in LA history where the event didn’t oversell tickets. Shocking! We enjoyed special release beers from our favorite breweries and even discovered some new brews. We indulged in a short rib mac and cheese grilled cheese (you heard me) courtesy of The Grilled Cheese Truck. Also, tater tots. Drinking, dancing, eating… pretty great way to spend a Saturday afternoon, don’t you think? There are tons of beer events going on this week but I have such a busy schedule I don’t know if I’ll make it to any. Maybe one or two. Gotta make time for the important things in life.

LA Beer Week- Paint the Gown Red