• The accidental capsule wardrobe

    8:30 PM and I’m standing on the Roosevelt square with some good old Volbeat songs zooming in my ears, waiting for my bus to come. I think this is the first time I’m writing a blog post on the go! We went out to diner with work tonight and that means typing my blog post on my phone tonight. And I suck at typing on this thing. I’ve been talking about my wardrobe purge for weeks on end now, but I’m really starting to notice…

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    A Zara Affair

    A Zara Affair

    Zara trousers have a tendency to break my heart. It all started with a floral pair two years ago and now I find myself heartbroken again over these navy trousers. Our story started out well, with these pants and I being inseparable when I bought them in May. I never knew I was missing elegant, office-prove navy trousers in my life. They quickly became best wardrobe friends with my Sperry tops-siders and looked mighty fine with most of my shirts and sweaters. I had tens&…
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    Date night at the Tall Ships Race 2016

    Date night at the Tall Ships Race 2016

    A few weeks ago the Tall Ships Race took place in Antwerp and while the boats are well on their way to Lisbon by now, I still wanted to share a few of the snaps I took. My boyfriend and I met up with friends for dinner at Balls’n’Glory and took a detour to visit the TSR along the way. We saw the Tall Ships prepare for sail for the first time in 2010 and they left a might impression on us. This edition …
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    Easy weekend look

    Easy weekend look

    I’m writing this post quickly between dinner and laundry. I think my washing machine will only be a few more minutes so I’m going to keep this short and sweet. The days have been long and busy lately, with little time to sit down quietly and read blogs, keep up with YouTube or write my own blog posts. I feel like I’m losing my head in the disorderly mess that my life is right now. Fingers crossed I feel sturdy ground under …
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    My Rotterdam hotspots

    My Rotterdam hotspots

    I pinky swear that I am not a food blogger, yet this post is 99% food and coffee. My food photography is not on a high enough level to compete with the real food bloggers out there, but I wanted to share the places we visited during our two-day stay in Rotterdam last week. I always dive into my plate without checking if my shots are kind of blog-worthy, so forgive me for the blurry coffee cups and such. I didn’t want my …
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    Postcards from Rotterdam

    Postcards from Rotterdam

    Man, I think I fell in love again. Rotterdam, or as I like to call it “New York by De Nieuwe Maas”, had been on top of my travel list for a long time. I don’t know why I’ve never went there before, because the city has SO much to offer and is super easy to reach. Being only 70 kilometers from my home town, we can drive to Rotterdam in less than an hour! That’s closer than Brussels, not that I’ve …
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    Little white lace dress

    Little white lace dress

    As much as I love a good (little) black dress or LBD, in summer it’s all about little white dresses. I have a love/hate relationship with them. I love the way my hair looks against white, but I hate how it accentuates the blue and purple tones in my fair skin. My brother always makes fun of me when I’m wearing a white dress and even my mom makes one or two jokes about ghosts when she sees me coming. This white …
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    Teva Original Universal sandals

    Teva Original Universal sandals

    Longtime readers of The Ginger Diaries will know that I have a thing for Teva. As well-known as they are for their comfort, as infamous they are for their looks. For many Teva Original Universal sandals are a horrid childhood fashion disaster they were forced to live through by their parents. And they still seem to blame them. When Teva launched their Original Summer campaign in honor of the Original sandal last year I was utterly excited to be a part of the Belgian league&…
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    How Pokémon Go is saving my blog

    How Pokémon Go is saving my blog

    Since the launch of Pokémon Go it has been easier than ever to convince my boyfriend to visit different locations and do shoots for the blog. They should have released the app five years ago! These photos were taken near the canal that runs through our town and that apparently houses water Pokémons and Weedles. The water tower a bit further down the road has turned into a Gym and someone placed a “Lure” on the local church so now K’s out …
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    My Furla Julia Mini-bag

    My Furla Julia Mini-bag

    I am the kind of girl that lusts after pretty things for a long time before I decided to make a purchase. Prove: I had been looking at Kate Spade and Michael Kors handbags for several years before I chose to treat myself to the Little Minka and Sutton models. Do not let the name “Little Minka” fool you. That Kate Spade is humongous! Because I was studying at uni at the time, I wanted my handbags to be big enough to fit my entire&…
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    The Ginger Diaries 2.0

    The Ginger Diaries 2.0

    After 7 years of blogging it was about time I gave The Ginger Diaries the web space it deserves. Ever since I was little – we’re talking elementary school age – I wanted to have my own independent website. Today I present you The Ginger Diaries 2.0. Guys, I am the happiest redhead in all of the blogosphere. Satuday was the big day! After about thirteen years of dreaming, I hauled my custom domain and all 564 posts over to a self-hosted WordPress. All in all…
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