Arrrr, welcome to Cartagena! When leaving the cruise terminal we were greeted by a rather feathery welcome committee. Apart from a dozen Ara’s there were a flock of flamingo’s and some devilishly looking predatory birds in what seemed to be a mini zoo. It was a little strange, but a lot of fun to be welcomed into the city this way! As colorful as the animals were, so was the city! We walked from the terminal to the Old Town so we could pass by…

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A Day At Dunn’s River Falls in Ochos Rios

A Day At Dunn’s River Falls in Ochos Rios

Jamaica was the first of the 5 stops of our cruise through the Caribbean sea. I knew little about the country, but rumors were that it’s one of the world’s top destinations for beach weddings. I’m not the beach-y type, but I must admit that I was curious to learn why everybody seems to love the white sands, clear blue waters, palmtrees and dolphins so much. Yes my friends, there were dolphins! As the ship came sailing in, everyone stood out on the …
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Bienvenido A Miami

Bienvenido A Miami

I’ve always wanted to go to Miami. I don’t exactly remember where my dream originated from, but my best guess would be CSI. Horatio Cane and his team looked so fly rolling over overseas highways in their Hummers, with Ray-Bans on and Blackberries in hand. In the early 2000s that was probably the coolest things could get. I grew up. I reached the age where I was allowed a cellphone only to discover that Blackberry was so 2000 and late and that the classic …
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Starstruck

Starstruck

One of the oldest memories I have about shopping is from the day my parents gave me a little pink bottle of Zodiac perfume at Pimkie in the Wijnegem shopping center. I must have been around 9 or 10, but I can still perfectly imagine the Taurus scent today. This little pink bottle was the only thing I ever bought at Pimkie until recently. 15 years wiser and with Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt as my mature signature scent, I stepped inside the…
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The It-sweater Of The Season

The It-sweater Of The Season

Oversized? Check! off-white? Check! Cable knit? Check! Say hello to this years most wanted knit sweater! The best part? It’s only €40! There’s so much I could say about this sweater, but really social media has done all the talking for me. I’ve seen this sweater on Pinterest and Instagram more than avocado’s and colorful vegan breakfast bowls combined (and that means something). The combinations people have come up with are also endless. I personally love to wear it most with leggings …
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My outfit for New Years Eve

My outfit for New Years Eve

Before we really kick off a month full of travel posts, I wanted to share one of my Holiday outfits with you. I know… I know… I am late as always. Blogging + renovating + full time job + my planning skills = disaster. This was supposed to be my NYE outfit, but eventually I swapped for comfy trousers and a loose cardigan that night. Comfort above all as we had a real food fest with friends and hung on the couch for hours afterwards!…
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A blogger trip to Amsterdam

A blogger trip to Amsterdam

What do you do when you are bored of your local surroundings? Well, find some new places to shoot your favorite outfits of course! I just back from Vilnius when Eline and I got the spontaneous idea to get in the car and drive to Amsterdam for fun weekend filled with shopping, coffee and Amsterdam-admiring. I was too tired to actually shoot my outfits, but I got a great bunch of photos that I wanted to share with you today! Eline from Luminous Live and …
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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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J.Crew wish list

J.Crew wish list

Cashmere Glittens (€85) • Lady Day Coat with Thinsulate (€455) • Sperry for J.Crew Shearwater Buckle Boots (€225) • Peplum Lace Top (€110) • Marti Pant in Wool (€150) • Colorblock cashmere scarf ($168) • Striped Boatneck T-shirt (€50) • Signet Bag in Italian Leather (€160) I’m currently having a major crush on cream white clothes. I really wanted a white coat for winter and my search led me to J.Crew. Those of you who’ve been around for a while know that there has been…
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