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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Bootielicious: My new fall booties

Bootielicious: My new fall booties

Fall fashion and me is one big love story. Layers, warm colors, thick knitwear, scarfs, flannel shirts, booties… . What’s not to like!? Since I was finishing my degree in uni in the first semester last year, I didn’t have the funds to treat myself to new fall footwear. I wore the two pairs of boots that I had to death and even braved the cold with my airy Nikes sometimes to spare the boots. I took them out of storage last week and …
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Nineties Nightmares

Nineties Nightmares

The nineties trends just won’t go away, do they? I must say that I sometimes still suffer from nightmares about that first round of plastic chokers, buffalo sneakers and band tees that I got to live through when I was a kid. I was always a little behind when it came to fashion must-haves back then. Mostly because I was more into trading Pokémon cards than fashion at that time, although I do remember vividly how we got chokers out of those bubblegum …
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My New Favorite Jacket

My New Favorite Jacket

I heard that shooting in the middle of the street is cool now, so we tried it. Other than having even more people stare at us than usual, we had good fun. Every shoot with my friend K is loads of fun really. We goof around a lot and accidentally end up with a few good shots that I can use for the blog. In case you are interested in how this shoot went down, I will happily paint the picture for you! She was …
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Indian Summer Feelings

Indian Summer Feelings

Life has been a whirling roller coaster these past two weeks and I am feeling completely drained. In the mess that is my schedule these days I completely forgot to get this blog post ready for Monday. So, here we are, on Wednesday and without much inspiration to write. Last weekend Eline and I took time to go shooting for our blogs. After one shoot we got distracted by ice cream and just let it be. The week before we had also taken an attempt …
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