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!

About Me

Day Dress Wishlist

Day Dress Wishlist- Paint the Gown Red

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Lately I’ve been feeling like I have a serious lack of day dresses. The key to a daytime dress is comfort. I have many beautiful fit and flare dresses, but they’re not exactly comfortable. I wouldn't want to wear them in 100 degree weather. I wouldn’t craft in them. And it’s pretty much physically impossible to drink beer in them. They’re all very structured with fabric that provides absolutely no stretch. So I’m really trying to branch out. These dresses seem to fit the bill- cotton, lightweight, casual, machine washable. Man am I tired of having to dry clean or iron everything I own! So my next purchase is going to be one of these. Now to decide which one. Which would you choose?

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide- Paint the Gown Red

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Buying gifts for parents is tough. What do they need or want that they don’t already have? I usually just end up baking or making something. But sometimes you don’t have time for that! Then what?! Don’t panic. I’ve got you covered. Today’s Father’s Day Gift Guide is here to give you some ideas on what to get pops. From fancy barware to tropical bowties, there’s something to fit everyone’s style and budget. But time’s running out. If you don’t have a gift yet (like me) you better hop to it!

Donut Wishlist

Donut Wishlist- Paint the Gown Red

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Did you know, Friday’s National Donut Day?! To help you celebrate in style, I’ve put together this donut inspired wishlist. Whether you’re looking for donut clothing, accessories or pool toys this list has got you covered. My personal favorite is the donut bean bag chair! Pretty sure I need one of those in my home. Now If you’re going to look the part, be sure to act it too. That means eat a donut! Eat a dozen donuts! Be prepared and check out this list of where to get the tasty treat for free Friday. Donut miss out on the fun!

Tropical Wishlist

Tropical Wishlist- Paint the Gown Red

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The weather is heating up over here and I am not prepared. I mainly packed boots and pants for this trip thinking it’d be cold. My mother also warned me that “people don’t wear dresses in the city.” Imagine my shock when I saw everyone in flip flops and sundresses! Gasp!! Silly Jamie. At least I don’t have to wear a suit. I vowed to never take a job where I had to wear a suit. So as I sit here sweating in my pants and sneaks, I can’t help but daydream about these lightweight tropical pieces. It seems wrong to be in this kind of heat and not be on a beach sipping margaritas. I might just have to ditch the office and head to Coney Island today. Who's with me?

Fruity Wishlist

Fruity Wishlist- Paint the Gown Red

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Anyone else feelin’ fruity this morning? There are just way too many fruitastic prints out there! And of course, want them all. I hope fruits are like florals and we never stop seeing them surface each Spring. I think I like wearing strawberries even more than I like eating ‘em. And I like strawberries a whole bunch. Do you have a favorite fruit? To eat or to wear? Please share!