Clarissa and co shabby chic homeware haul.


Hi everyone,
It can be so hard to fine some cute shabby chic style items and I find the independent retailers like Clarissa and co are on the button with the cute shabby chic items they stock.
What I love about Clarissa and Co is that they travel with their amazing vintage styled caravan to local markets and fairs.
They also have a really pretty online store which you can find here,

Have a peep below for some of the adorable items I got and the links to them.


Dainty's ditsy teadress


Hiya everyone,
So I just wanted to share this adorable tea dress that the lovely Carousel ladies sent me, It is by the brand Kyte and you can find this dress on their website here.I got a size 8 in this dress and its a midi style length.
I just feel so glam like a 50's housewife in it.

You may have read my previous post on Carousel when I posted the adorable navy skirt that I wore on Sunday to the blogger conference.
Carousel will be having a black Friday discount and if you sign up to their email you can get the black Friday discount code that will be live on their site from 6 pm tonight for the early birds.
So if you want to get the skirt or dress that I posted then make sure to snap them up while their is a discount on them.  

Happy shopping and don't forget to tag your snaps on facebook and instagram with #carouselfie and #ilovecarousel to be featured on their website. 

Chat soon,


My budget DIY shabby bathroom makeover.

Hi everyone.

Today I just want to share my little budget face lift that I gave my en suite bathroom. 
Bathrooms can be so expensive and I am saving up for a new shower and tiles but it is going to take me a good while to save up so to take the plain boring look off my bathroom that is beside my master bedroom I decided to give it a quick makeover. 

Now a little disclaimer on wallpaper before I start, It is not recommended to have wallpaper in bathrooms as the steam can make it peel and possibly go moldy. 
We only use the toilet and sink in this en suite so I decided to do two feature walls however when I get a new shower  and we use this room more then I will remove it. 
That is why I went with a budget 6 euro roll from B&Q and not an expensive roll. 

I have loads of pics below and the details on all the trinkets too. 


Dainty vintage style skirt.


Hi everyone,
The lovely ladies over at Carousel sent me this adorable skirt and I just wanted to share the link the the skirt as a lot of you loved it when I posted it earlier on Instagram. 
You will be pleased to know its a steal at 49 euro and its a really good quality heavier fabric and holds its lovely vintage style shape. 
I am wearing a size 8 but I am wearing it high on my waist so if you want it to sit lower then maybe go up a size. 
I wore this today to the blogger conference in the Marker hotel and felt really glam in it and teamed it with a red lip and long sleeve top. 
My long sleeve top is actually from the kids section in Dunnes Stores as the one in Dorothy Perkins didn't fit me in the arms, the perks of being little, you get to shop in the kids section and get bargains.

So you can find this dress here.For those of you who don't know Carousel they are a vintage style store located on Exchequer st in Dublin, they stock a mix of brands and even my faves Closet London.
I always try and pop in when I am in town as you wont find these vintage style dresses in other shop sin Dublin.
Let me know if you too pick up the skirt or any other cute tea dresses from the girls in Carousel. Don't forget to use the hashtag #carouselfie if you are sharing on twitter and Instagram.
Chat soon,


The knitting and stitching show 2015


So this is a post for my crafty ladies who love to sew and knit.

Today I went out to the RDS Simmonscourt to the stitching and knitting show and if you are looking for something fun to do this weekend then I highly recommend it. 

There was so many amazing stalls and great deals on fabric and wool. 
I also attended a workshop too which I have gone into more detail below.


Mini November homeware haul

Hi everyone.
I have a little mini haul of some fab shabby chic style home ware and most are under twenty euro so their is a guilt free bargain for everyone. 
All the prices and links are under the pictures below. 

The adorable mirror above was 19.99 and was from TK Maxx in Blanchardstown. 

I adore the Cath Kidston mugs and these I got also from TK Maxx and they were 6.99 and 8.9 for the larger mug, now if you are heading to the outlet in Kildare village you can ger these slightly cheaper at 8 euro for two mugs in a set. 

The teacup canvas is my absolute fave and its a steal at 6 euro. Its from Dunnes stores and I have a link to buy it online here.

The adorable light up sign is from Pennies and perfect for the brides to be, I am going to make some sparkly letters to sit with this light on a shelf. 

I am a sucker for little signs and loved the phrase on this one, this is from Homebase and was 7 euro. 

This adorable nest sign is from my fave Moss cottage, you can find this sign and more amazingness on the site

If you follow me on snapchat you would of seen this Laura Ashley bucket that I picked up in the sale, they also have larger ones, I originally was using mine for holding my washing up liquid at the sink but decided it was too cute for that so put jars inside and flowers. My bucket was on sale at 20.99 but this was with an extra 10% off which this offer may have ended. 

My fave is this little sparkly house from next, I couldn't find the item on their website but keep an eye on this link here.
In the store it was merchandised with the Christmas decorations but I have mine on the mantle piece and using it now as its too cute and pretty to keep as a Christmas decoration. 

Let me know what our home ware bargains were and leave any links in the comment section below. 

Have a fan week,
Chat soon,


My Autumn shabby chic ramble

Hiya, If you are looking for somewhere inspiring and stunning to visit this weekend then this is the post for you. 
On Sunday myself and the mister decided to have a ramble to the gorgeous village at Lyons out in Celbridge co.Kildare. 
It was only 20 mins away from where we live and well worth the visit. 
Here is the link to the website were you can get directions

This hotel is a boutique style wedding venue but it has an adorable little coffee shop on the grounds and it also has a cookery school. The grounds are open to the public Friday to Sunday and you can have a ramble around the stunning gardens and have a cup of tea, I highly recommend the apple pie too if you do visit the cafe. 

The place is truly inspiring especially if your like me and love the cottage style, its even more beautiful with the autumn colors. 
Have a peep at the pictures below and let me know if you have visited this gorgeous place. 

Chat soon, 


My fave shabby chic interior Instagram accounts.

Hi everyone, 
Hope you all had a fab Halloween and I wish you all a fab November.
Today I want to share my fave interior and shabby chic style accounts on Instagram. 
If like me you love to find new inspiration and accounts to follow then I recommend these adorable accounts.

What I love about the accounts below is that they reply and chat to your comments and it feels like a little insta community. 
I hate when an account doesn't interact with its followers and I love making new insta buddies so these are my current faves. 

@sevimliseylerduragi is a great page for finding new shabby chic style accounts to follow as they share a lot of peoples pictures so I find this one great for seeing inspo from accounts you would never of stumbled across. 

@siren I adore Helen and her house is stunning, her interior style is more french luxury and lots of inspiring pics, she recently made it to 10k followers and she still takes the time to reply to comments and interact which is what I love, a really lovely genuine lady. 

@dropsomesparkle is a little dolly, her interior is adorable but what I love the most is her fashion posts, really pretty, feminine and classy. I just adore her tulle skirts and again like @siren she is really lovely and interacts lots with her followers. 

@little_paddock_cottage I just want to sell up and move to the country when I see her stunning home. Adorable cottage style inspiration, this account gives me so much inspiration as I love the country cottage style decor. A really pretty account. 

@markmeredith_87 my fave shabby man, His home is just stunning and like Helen's account he is more french cottage style, his home looks like a something from the south of France and he is so lovely and always chats and interacts with his followers, he is also nearly to 10k so give him a little follow to help him get there.

@moss_cottage for my local ladies this is the account from the moss cottage shop that is in Dundrum, Jen has an adorable account and I love the chalk paint transformations she shares. I am determined to visit her pretty shop before Christmas, I recently met Jen in person at the One fab day event and she is so lovely and bubbly. 

@ruadublin is the shop that is located on Capel st in Dublin and I highly recommend you visit if you are in Dublin as it is nik nak heaven, loads of quirky gifts and accessories and they also stock Annie Sloan paint and hold classes too, I love when she shares pics of her new windows and transformation projects. 

@desenim_ is similar to @sevimliseylerduragi and re posts and shares pics from other shabby chic accounts, I find this great for interacting with other accounts and finding lots of inspiration, this account is like Pinterest on Instagram. 

Let me know what your fave accounts are on Instagram and tag me on their pages @daintydressdiaries or even leave their usernames in the comments section below. 

Chat soon,
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