Autumn decor Haul 2018

*affiliate links

Autumn decor and styling 

This week I started to take the Autumn trinkets out of storage and started to style them in my home. I noticed the weather changing here this week. The evenings are starting to get a little darker and I noticed the Autumn berries appearing on my tree in the back garden. Each season has its own magic and I love Autumn for the golden colour and cosy feeling it brings. I have a new Youtube video which I link below where you can see the items I bought to make my home a bit more cosy as we transition into Autumn. 


My budget small bathroom makeover

Small space makeover on a budget 

Over the past few weeks, I have been tackling some DIY jobs within my small bathroom. I had a really small budget for this makeover and I had to work with what I had. I changed my bath panel, added a new toilet seat, I added some shelving and I gave it a fresh lick of paint to give it a new look. I also tackled some of the ugly jobs, like removing mouldy seals on my bathtub and shower door. All of these jobs added up and I am so pleased with how my bathroom is looking. I would love to change my tiles but unfortunately, I just don't have the budget for that this year so I worked with the tiles I have and decorated around them to compliment what I already had. I also killed off the last of the magnolia walls, this was the last room in my home that had ugly magnolia on the walls. I am sorry if you are a magnolia fan, I stupidly painted the whole house with cheap Magnolia paint when I moved in a few years ago and I have spent that past five years trying to get rid off all the Magnolia rooms. I am pleased to say I am now rid of it lol. I also have a Youtube video sharing my finished bathroom. 


Homeware Haul 2018, Ikea and Homesense haul

Homeware haul time 

It has been ages since I had a good ramble around the shops. I won't lie, I am not a fan of wandering the shops, I think it is because I work in retail that it kills me to spend my spare time traipsing around busy shops. I have been working on my bathroom the past few weeks and I was lacking inspiration. When I get stuck for interior inspiration I like to visit some homeware shops and get ideas from their displays. I was also looking for some new trinkets for the bathroom so I went to my old reliable shops that are Homesense and Ikea. In today's post, I will share what I picked up and I also have a Youtube video which I will link below. 


Transitional Autumn outfits with Marks and Spencer

*This is a sponsored collaboration with Marks & Spencer and shopping links

Late Summer and Early Autumn styling

Hands up who is excited for Autumn? We have been having amazing weather this Summer but I can start to see the very early signs of Autumn and it is making me excited. You will have noticed that a lot of the shops on the high street are showcasing their new collections. It is that awkward in-between time of the seasons. For me personally, I want to spend my money on pieces that will work well for now and for the season ahead. I don't want to waste money on pieces that I will only get a few weeks of wear from them. I am also more conscious of fast fashion and I want to wear more and buy less when it comes to my wardrobe. I have teamed up again with Marks and Spencer to show you three looks that you can wear now and also for the season ahead. I recently wore these items on my trip to France and I was really impressed with the quality and the fit. I picked items that could be styled with tights and ankle boots for when it gets cooler around October time. 


Provence travel guide

The beautiful French countryside

I am just back from an amazing trip around Provence. This was a dream come true for me as it has been on my bucket list for ages. I would admire the quaint villages on Pinterest and long to go and see them. I loved every minute of the trip and I will share where we stayed, how we travelled around and some of the cute villages we passed through. We travelled through some amazing villages like Valensole, Gordes and Forcalquier and explored the largers towns like Avignon and Aix en Provence. You will find all the detaila and lots of pictures below for you to enjoy. 


Bathroom update, replacing my bath panel

Bathroom refresh Part 1 

This week I have started to tackle some jobs in my downstairs bathroom. Bathrooms can be really expensive so I am tackling some jobs myself to save on costs. In today's post, I am sharing how I changed my bath panel, toilet seat and shower door seal. I still have some jobs left to do in the bathroom but I thought I would share what I have done so far. A lot of the pieces in the bathroom are there from when I first moved in. I had an ugly broken plastic bath panel, a plastic toilet seat and some mouldy shower seals. Changing these have already made it look cleaner and I can't wait to tackle the rest of the decorating. 

© The dainty dress diaries | All rights reserved.
The Dainty Dress Diaries ©