Guestpost – Madeline Quaint

Hello Dear Readers of The Ginger Diaries! I’m Madeline blogging over at Madeline Quaint, and I couldn’t have been happier when Nikki asked me to fill in for her while she’s visiting The Big Apple! For one thing, she’s such a lovely, kind, welcoming blogger with great sense of humour and of course, style, she’s also a fellow redhead! Redhead bloggers unite! 🙂


So you already know my name, but what is my style like? Well, the most important thing is that dressing up is a constant source of inspiration for me. I don’t know about you, but my mood is always influenced by what I wear, so I always try to dress in a way that would make me feel good – happy, romantic, nostalgic, adventurous, creative…

Therefore I’m always on the lookout for strange and original pieces of clothing as well as simple but well cut basics, that can be combined in a comfortable and generally cheerful way. I’m a huge advocate of handmade, locally bought clothes and accessories, as well as second hand shopping, the best places to find treasures for your wardrobe!


This interesting jacket-like garment came with a handmade dress I bought at a market more than 10 years ago. I hardly ever wear it, still I can’t seem to part with it. It has the air of long gone days, and it reminds me of Venice, of light reflected in the canals and echoing cobblestoned streets… I got the simple black dress from H&M, and it’s the perfect blank canvas for making such a quirky piece wearable in the asphalt jungle of a 21st century metropolis. (If you can call Budapest a metropolis!)


Sleeves rolled up and collar tucked in, I felt like a Venetian lady transported in time, and that’s a feeling I really like, and not treated to very often. Mission accomplished! I’m definitely not getting rid of this jacket anytime soon!


Thank you for reading my guestpost! Curtsey! 🙂 

Overdress: handmade, bought at a market, Dress: H&M, Sandals: Bata, Bag: second hand, 
Necklace: Promod, Leather cuff: handmade from Jojó Art Shop, 
Rings: Promod and a handmade one from Jojó Art Shop.


  1. 29 August 2011 / 02:53

    I think it's a great outfit for traveling. The plaid a personal favorite, and the dress looks like it would be great for packing and not wrinkling!

  2. 29 August 2011 / 04:51

    That is an awesome jacket. It makes me wonder how many times I've walked past something like that because I couldn't imagine wearing it…

  3. 29 August 2011 / 04:52

    aw wow that's awesome!i guess a good quality cloth is just timeless!and that one is really chic and stylish!xx

  4. 29 August 2011 / 05:19

    I love that 'overcoat', Madeleine! It's so Pride and Prejudice I'm swooning a little!

    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

    talking blogger bullying

  5. 29 August 2011 / 05:53

    What a darling dress! It is almost like a long dress-like cardigan. Its warm camel-ish color is so ready for this fall season. 🙂
    I hear many people shop secondhand but not a lot of people I know shop locally. I should definitely look more into that. Great guest post!

  6. 29 August 2011 / 06:53

    You look amazing ♥ & You write very good, I really like your style.

    Great vest, I like the story behind it.

    XO, Imke

  7. 29 August 2011 / 17:51

    Gorgeous. That coat is fabulous and so is your styling. Those necklaces are just perfection, M!

  8. 29 August 2011 / 18:31

    this is SOOO adorable!! love the vintage vibe =)

  9. 29 August 2011 / 19:56

    Such a cool jacket! I've never seen anything like it. I am really loving her shoes!

  10. 30 August 2011 / 00:51

    Wow! What a cool jacket! xo

  11. 30 August 2011 / 05:26

    Lovely post. This jacket is interesting. The buttons at the waist give it a nice shape and the fall of the skirt section is lovely. It definitely has a Venetian feel about it:)

  12. 30 August 2011 / 06:42

    GORGEOUS!! love it 🙂


  13. 30 August 2011 / 10:00

    Vraiment simpa !(:

  14. 30 August 2011 / 11:14

    Nice post, love the over dress!

  15. 30 August 2011 / 11:48

    Love the overdress/jacket!
    Love, Charlie

  16. 30 August 2011 / 18:05

    oh wat een leuke stijl je hebt! leuke foto's x

  17. 30 August 2011 / 18:41

    Love the overdress!! looks great with your hair 🙂 x

  18. 31 August 2011 / 17:59

    Oh I love the's totally fab!

  19. 3 September 2011 / 12:46

    You did a great job with the overdress!

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