Get on your Dr. Martens boots!

Get on your Dr. Martens boots!

Boy, oh boy. I’m trying to collect all of my thoughts and stories about Dr. Martens and put them into one coherent story, but nothing I write tonight feels good. It’s not because I have nothing to say about my 1460’s. There are plenty of story lines I could go for! I could tell you about how I always thought that most people look like Tom Thumb in the Ogre’s seven-league boots. Or I could let you in on the very profound …
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Starstruck

Starstruck

One of the oldest memories I have about shopping is from the day my parents gave me a little pink bottle of Zodiac perfume at Pimkie in the Wijnegem shopping center. I must have been around 9 or 10, but I can still perfectly imagine the Taurus scent today. This little pink bottle was the only thing I ever bought at Pimkie until recently. 15 years wiser and with Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt as my mature signature scent, I stepped inside the…
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The It-sweater Of The Season

The It-sweater Of The Season

Oversized? Check! off-white? Check! Cable knit? Check! Say hello to this years most wanted knit sweater! The best part? It’s only €40! There’s so much I could say about this sweater, but really social media has done all the talking for me. I’ve seen this sweater on Pinterest and Instagram more than avocado’s and colorful vegan breakfast bowls combined (and that means something). The combinations people have come up with are also endless. I personally love to wear it most with leggings …
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My outfit for New Years Eve

My outfit for New Years Eve

Before we really kick off a month full of travel posts, I wanted to share one of my Holiday outfits with you. I know… I know… I am late as always. Blogging + renovating + full time job + my planning skills = disaster. This was supposed to be my NYE outfit, but eventually I swapped for comfy trousers and a loose cardigan that night. Comfort above all as we had a real food fest with friends and hung on the couch for hours afterwards!…
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Winter florals

Winter florals

It’s not a secret that I love travelling, a good cup of jo and playing around with clothes on a daily basis. What you might not know about me is that I also really love gardening. I can spend hours in the local garden center, mixing and matching plants for that perfectly styled border or planter. When we travel we always, always, always go for a walk in the botanical garden. In Spring I try to have fresh cut flowers in the house somewhere (…
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The one coat I wish I had owned sooner

The one coat I wish I had owned sooner

When I first started The Ginger Diaries I used it as a way to document my search for “a more colorful life one dress at the time”. It was the time where having a catch phrase for you style blog was still cool and happening, okay? My wardrobe was all black and blue at the time and I wanted a change. Almost ten years down the road and it seems I’ve walked a full circle. I’ve been bringing nothing but black, white and …
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Like a boy

Like a boy

Do your friends ever make up names for certain pieces of clothing or outfits that you wear? My boyfriend is an expert at finding fitting descriptions for my clothes. This knit sweater for example, is lovingly called the “construction worker sweater”. That’s his way of expressing his displeasure when I’m wearing it. He hates it. Not that I can be bothered. It’s cozy, soft and super comfortable thanks to the Batwing sleeves. When I needed to pick an outfit for our flight …
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What I wore in Vilnius

What I wore in Vilnius

Wise people say there is a first time for everything. I’m not much of a fan of “first times”. I like to stick with what I know, stability, comfort zones, you know. While packing for Vilnius I struggled for the first time to fit all my essentials into my hand luggage and I was lost. Like, I am a good packer. Better yet: I am the QUEEN of packing. I am even better at packing than most boys because I have little stuff and …
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The Shoe Issue

The Shoe Issue

It’s 20:55 PM on Halloween night, I’m home alone and I noticed that the blog post I had scheduled for tonight has somehow disappeared into the darkness of the internet. So here I am – with my steaming cup of hot cocoa and covered in a fleece blanket – to warn you, not for horror clowns and other creatures of the night, but for the dangers of online shoe shopping. When the Over-The-Knee boots trend took off again last year I was kind of undecided…
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Blogging on the bright side

Blogging on the bright side

I’ve been working at my new job for a solid five months now and I still haven’t found a blogging schedule that fits my new life as an adult. Add to that the house we bought and all the work that goes into planning the renovations and you get me… forgetting that I even have a blog. I don’t know what just happened, but I completely forgot to plan some much needed blog-time this weekend. Or any me-time at all. I’ve …
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SKM Try-Outfit service

SKM Try-Outfit service

When I was younger, shopping was my hobby, my therapy, my life. I was always on the High Street. If you needed me on a Saturday afternoon you could bet you’d find me in the local H&M, thinking up outfits I wasn’t able to afford with my allowance. Searching endlessly through the racks, I knew exactly what stores carried what items and I quickly learned what stores I liked and what places I didn’t have to waste my time in. …
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