• My 6 favorite sneakers of the moment

    It seems like I have a new annual thing going on. Around this time last year I injured my knee while running and this year I’m wobbling through life again with an injured knee and hip. If I continue on this way, I don’t want to know what state I’ll be in in ten years haha. The upside of the pain though is that it means I have a solid reason to buy an extra pair of sneakers. I’m not the sneaker type, we all…

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    Shopping and eating in Barcelona

    Shopping and eating in Barcelona

    Oh Barcelona! To celebrate his 25th birthday K flew me over to Barcelona (as his gift for my own upcoming birthday) where he was staying for a job training. He put me in charge of making the travel plan as we’d only have 24 hours of free time together (and I had 8 extra hours on my own). With a little help from my friends I made said travel plan, which ultimately became a shortlist of places I wanted to get food from. We threw&…
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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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    Smartphone photography: Black Eye Wide Angle Lens review

    Smartphone photography: Black Eye Wide Angle Lens review

    Exciting news! Exciting news! One week from today I am travelling to Barcelona! Well, if the announced airport strike doesn’t throw a spanner in the works. I haven’t done much planning yet, but I do know what will be the first thing that I pack: my Black eye wide angle lens. And here are the reasons. On a rather rainy day I decided to get ahead and work on some blog content that I had planned. Our apartment has beautiful light, …
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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 Instagram Tag

    The Instagram Tag

    It’s been over a month since I was tagged for the Instagram tag, but I thought it’d still be fun to share my instant favorites on the blog today!What was your last picture of 2015? We were on our way to friends in East-Flanders when the sun was setting on December 31st. I had my new Black Eye wide angle phone lens with me and just had to snap a picture!   What was your first picture of 2015? Coffee. This is …
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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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    The Weinachtsmarkt in Monschau

    The Weinachtsmarkt in Monschau

    The German Christmas markets (or weinachtsmarkten) are my favorite. Every year we try to visit a German town around Christmas to do a little shopping and enjoy the Holiday cheer. You can read about my visits to Düsseldorf here and here. This year we went to Monschau for the first time with friends and I’ve taken a few photos to share with you! Monschau is a quaint little town hidden away in a valley. It’s just a few kilometers …
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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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