Paris: Illustrated packing list!

When I was little, I used to draw whatever I was packing whenever my family went on holiday together. As I was deciding what to pack for a surprise trip to Paris this Sunday (eep!), I remembered drawing my outfits, and thought it would be fun to recreate one of my little illustrated packing lists:

Some Summer Outfits

It’s HOT. I’m no good at dressing for summer. My wardrobe is full of jumpers and layers, but hardly any lightweight clothes. It kind of feels like an enforced capsule wardrobe.

Does anyone else struggle to dress in the summer? Maybe I’m just naturally an autumn person…

I’m posting my outfits every day on instagram @daubdash 

Adventures With Ginkgo

Meet Ginkgo – my new Tokyobike!

I was lucky enough to get her through the cycle to work scheme at Bells Bicycles in Hastings Old town. (highly recommend them, they are all so lovely in there!)

I’m so in love that I even made a hashtag for her on instagram #adventureswithginkgo – there is probably going to be far too many bike photos on my instagram account from now on.

Stolen Moments in June

 

Some quick stolen moments from this month so far
Can’t wait until we’ve moved and are settled in to our new routine
We get the keys to our apartment on Saturday!
hand holding seashell on beach
buildings covered by fog
blue bokeh stars

flatlay with painting of a bee surrounded by packaging and ribbon
I painted this little bee just over 3 years ago
and someone finally bought it on my Etsy shop
it will be kind of sad to see her go, but she’s going to a beekeeper
so it’s the perfect match

A Summer Outfit

There has been no photo-taking for a little while now
I’ve only had time for quick stolen moments while doing other things
Trying to get back in to the swing of working full time again is difficult!
Hopefully a work/life balance will figure itself out soon…
until then, here’s an outfit that I really enjoyed wearing last weekend
Surrounded by greenery & dappled light

girl wearing linen trousers green t shirt and basket bag outfit
girl posing with basket bag in front of green plants in sunlight

A Warm Weekend Through My Phone

The weekend was warm, busy and a little intense
we found a place to live in Hastings – the first place we saw!
It has beautiful bay windows and original fireplaces,
I’m now dreaming of decorating it with all of our things
and cycling to work on the seafront.
Zissou is going to love the views of the park with all of the moorhens
Four weeks to go!



Fluffy peonies in my grandparents garden

My Sunday outfit



and my dad & stepmum soaking up the sun

Early May

In the first few weeks of May I’ve snoozed on pebbled beaches,
had days out with friends,
exercised more,
somehow managed to avoid getting sunburn,
(or a tan for that matter)
and Illustrating little things I wouldn’t normally for my new job (!!!)
Its nice to be branching out and challenging myself

beach woman girl covering face with straw hat
portrait blue sky sunglasses man
cat pet portrait
cat yawn yawning portait pet
cat pet portrait
tulips
self portrait mirror camera