The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

I believe it was the year 2000. I was eight. Or about to turn eight. ‘Freestyler’ from the Bombfunk MC’s was my favorite song, I knew the first 151 Pokémons by heart and platform shoes were the bomb diggity. I remember that I had a pair. They were baby blue, buffalo-style and horrible, but I loved them. I went to high school in 2004 and quickly learned that platforms had become an absolute no-go when someone a few years older pointed at …
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Thrills & frills

Thrills & frills

I am a little lost for words today, which is a shame, because I absolutely love the photos my friend K made of me last week and they deserve a good post. K helped me out with my shoot for SKM and was up for a second round with my actual outfit of that day afterwards. Not very obvious, considering it was nearly freezing and very windy outside. As a thank you, I treated her to hot chocolate at Broer Bretel to warm up …
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My new wardrobe staples from SKM

My new wardrobe staples from SKM

You might have seen the hints I’ve shared on my Instagram the past week, but I have an exciting collaboration with SKM, a well-known Belgian multi-brand fashion store. Together with a few others, I was invited to take a peek at the renewed store in Aartselaar and discover the new brands while sipping cava. Among the newcomers was Liu Jo, an Italian fashion brand that is known for it’s elegant and sophisticated designs in sometimes extravagant colors and prints. Those who …
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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 …
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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 …
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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’…
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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