The elements

The elements

Look who’s here. I took an unintended month-long break from The Ginger Diaries, but I come back bearing good news. I graduated! I remember the post I wrote about my first day at uni like I wrote it only moments ago. The past 2,5 years have flown by. How sad I felt after my first day (I didn’t have any friends and felt completely out of place at that time), I’m much more sad now knowing how amazing these last few years have …
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Oversized

Oversized

Let’s kick off the new year with a laid-back attitude. After days of dressing up for family occasions, I thought I’d go for relaxed looks. Besides, There’s no need to wear skinny jeans and a nice top, when I’m spending 90% of my days behind my computer filling out job applications. The other 10% is spent watching Netflix’s “Making A Murder”. I don’t think I’ve ever had more WTF-moments in one hour before. Also: The Pretty Little Liars waiting game …
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The Classics

The Classics

The gifts are unwrapped, the family dinners eaten and the gourmet set has been dusted off for Thursday night. Everything feels like winter, the only thing missing is the cold. It’s been unusually warm (like in many places) so when we went for a walk after Christmas I was perfectly fine in a blazer and my converse sneakers (without socks!). I switched the sneakers for my trusty black heels before we went out for a coffee and to shoot my outfit. It’s one …
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Caramel Camel

Caramel Camel

For years and years I’ve worn a grey coat in the winter. When my last one lost its final button and I could no longer postpone shopping for a new one, I decided to look for something different. Navy coats turned out to be quite hard to find. And since I wear a lot of black these days, a black coat would have been too boring. After aimlessly walking through every high-street store I decided to go for camel. The it-color of the past …
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Farewell Fall

Farewell Fall

The fields are covered in an ice cold white dust. The heat in the bus is on. It came ten minutes late, by the way. My feet freeze as soon as they touch the Roosevelt stones. Maybe All Stars weren’t the best choice this morning? I do not have a new winter coat and I’ve thrown out last years, so I’m covered in ten layers of sweaters. When I walk by my favorite coffee place I’m dying for a hot chocolate …
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Fall Casual: The Little Black Dress (LBD)

Fall Casual: The Little Black Dress (LBD)

I bought this dress in Koblenz, only weeks after promising my mom that I would stop buying black clothes. I was 18 and had no idea what else to wear but black! I remember my mom got mad at me for spending money on another black dress, but years later it turns out those were the best €50 I ever spend. In the last 3,5 years, I wore this Zara dress at least once a month. During the winter times, it comes out to play…
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On knitwear and joining the Nike force

On knitwear and joining the Nike force

This outfit contains two things I would never have worn before 2015: a plain knit sweater and trainers. But things change. I shared a picture of my & Other Stories shopping bag on Instagram and a few were curious to find out what was inside. This cozy grey sweater! I had a gift card  that I wanted to use for a pair of Chelsea boots, but when I received a press email to inform that the knitwear came in stock, I forgot all about that&…
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Fallen Leaves

Fallen Leaves

This seasons seventies trend is a bit much for me. Suede over-the-knee boots and button-front A-line mini skirts or not exactly my cup of tea. The general seventies vibe, however, I can do. You all know my wide legged jeans. I’ve  worn them and talked about them on the blog numerous times in the last years. This J.Crew top on the other hand, I haven’t shared enough of. It’s one of the most worn pieces in my wardrobe, yet it …
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The most cozy outfit ever

The most cozy outfit ever

A friend and I once had a conversation about sleeping positions. He asked me if I preferred comfy over cozy and I said I believed that you could do both at the same time. When I was trying to think of a way to describe this outfit I had to think back to our conversation and the whole comfy versus cozy debate. This outfit is the best of both worlds: sweatpants are the epitome of comfort while the oversized bernadette cardigan is the ultimate cozy&…
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Last Years Favorites

Last Years Favorites

Alas, no new sweatpants and also not revealing what was in the Street One shopping bag I showed off on Instagram yesterday. Today, I have an outfit featuring fall favorites from the past. The sweater was an impulse buy from H&M a couple of years ago. I already owned a grey one and really wanted another color. I regretted my purchase afterwards, but kept the sweater anyway and then made it disappear into the depths of my closet. Last year I went through …
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Monday Blues

Monday Blues

A steaming cup of coffee, a soft drizzle outside and these pictures to edit. This blog post is the first one that really makes me feel like I am bringing fall to the blog. We stumbled upon this location by chance this morning. We had to run a few errands in the city and found this abundance of color near the parking lot. I loved it aaaand apparently was toting my camera around. Two times lucky, but since we didn’t have much time I …
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